The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 52 49 52
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.31% 2.31% 2.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.06% 10.33% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 16
Median daily rate £306 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £296 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £425 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.60% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.25 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.55% -86.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £20.63
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -20.00%
WAN
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
211 213 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.63% 22.37% 20.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 113 92
Median daily rate £325 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £300 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +150.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.05 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £45.31 £159.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Reading

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for WAN.

1 29 (72.50%) LAN
2 23 (57.50%) Cisco
3 20 (50.00%) Firewall
4 19 (47.50%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (37.50%) MPLS
6 13 (32.50%) Juniper
7 12 (30.00%) CheckPoint
7 12 (30.00%) Data Centre
8 11 (27.50%) CCNP
8 11 (27.50%) BGP
9 10 (25.00%) OSPF
10 9 (22.50%) CCNA
10 9 (22.50%) WLAN
11 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
11 8 (20.00%) IPsec
11 8 (20.00%) Network Management
12 7 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (17.50%) Wireless
12 7 (17.50%) Change Management
12 7 (17.50%) Load Balancing
12 7 (17.50%) Network Security
12 7 (17.50%) CCIE
12 7 (17.50%) Ethernet
12 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
12 7 (17.50%) VPN
13 6 (15.00%) PPP
13 6 (15.00%) VoIP
13 6 (15.00%) L2TP
13 6 (15.00%) Project Management
13 6 (15.00%) xDSL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 29 (72.50%) LAN
2 20 (50.00%) Firewall
3 15 (37.50%) MPLS
4 11 (27.50%) BGP
5 10 (25.00%) OSPF
6 9 (22.50%) WLAN
7 8 (20.00%) IPsec
8 7 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (17.50%) Ethernet
8 7 (17.50%) Network Security
8 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
8 7 (17.50%) VPN
8 7 (17.50%) Wireless
9 6 (15.00%) L2TP
9 6 (15.00%) PPP
9 6 (15.00%) VoIP
9 6 (15.00%) xDSL
10 5 (12.50%) SAN
10 5 (12.50%) SNMP
11 4 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) NOC Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (7.50%) Network Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Firewall Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Network Operations Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Leader
7 1 (2.50%) Technical Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) Apache Flex
2 1 (2.50%) CSS
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.00%) CMDB
3 3 (7.50%) PMI
4 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.00%) Linux
1 4 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
2 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Network Management
2 7 (17.50%) Change Management
2 7 (17.50%) Load Balancing
3 6 (15.00%) Project Management
4 5 (12.50%) Network Design
5 4 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 4 (10.00%) ITIL
5 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.50%) Migration
6 3 (7.50%) Network Architecture
6 3 (7.50%) Process Improvement
7 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.00%) High Availability
7 2 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (5.00%) Low Latency
7 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Engineering
7 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.00%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (47.50%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (27.50%) CCNP
3 9 (22.50%) CCNA
4 7 (17.50%) CCIE
5 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.50%) PMI Certification
6 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.50%) CCDA
7 1 (2.50%) CCVP
7 1 (2.50%) Degree
7 1 (2.50%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.50%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.50%) MCP
7 1 (2.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) ProxySG
3 3 (7.50%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.00%) vSphere
5 1 (2.50%) Firmware
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) OPNET
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (57.50%) Cisco
2 13 (32.50%) Juniper
3 12 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (15.00%) Palo Alto
5 5 (12.50%) F5
5 5 (12.50%) VMware
6 4 (10.00%) Citrix
6 4 (10.00%) Riverbed
6 4 (10.00%) SolarWinds
7 3 (7.50%) Blue Coat
7 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.00%) Extreme Networks
8 2 (5.00%) HP
8 2 (5.00%) IBM
8 2 (5.00%) Splunk
9 1 (2.50%) Aruba
9 1 (2.50%) Dell
9 1 (2.50%) Oracle
9 1 (2.50%) Progress
9 1 (2.50%) Tufin