The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newbury region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 15 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 2.65% 0.96% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 3.33% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £313 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -13.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.59
% change year-on-year
- +2.09%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Newbury region.

Communications & Networking Category
Newbury
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
27 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newbury 23.89% 28.85% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 6
Average daily rate £325 £395 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.72% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £234 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Newbury region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Newbury

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Newbury region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Newbury

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Newbury region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Newbury

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newbury

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 6 (75.00%) LAN
3 5 (62.50%) EMC
3 5 (62.50%) SAN
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
4 3 (37.50%) Internet
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Server
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) NAS
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (25.00%) Network Design
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (25.00%) Intranet
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Service Management
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) IPsec
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
6 1 (12.50%) Migration
6 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Newbury by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newbury region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) LAN
2 5 (62.50%) SAN
3 3 (37.50%) Internet
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) NAS
4 2 (25.00%) Intranet
4 2 (25.00%) IPsec
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) FTP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Risk Management
1 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Fault Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Server
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) EMC
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix