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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 44 60 39
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -21
Contract jobs citing WAN 15 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.13% 1.93% 3.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.32% 8.85% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 17
Median daily rate £458 £318 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.09% -15.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £201 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £448 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.63 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -22.50%
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
161 226 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 22.90% 21.86% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 121 88
Median daily rate £388 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.38 £11.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £17.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Reading region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 September 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 38 (76.00%) LAN
2 32 (64.00%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (60.00%) Firewall
4 29 (58.00%) Cisco
5 23 (46.00%) MPLS
6 20 (40.00%) CCNP
6 20 (40.00%) VPN
7 16 (32.00%) IPsec
7 16 (32.00%) Network Security
8 15 (30.00%) Telecoms
8 15 (30.00%) CCIE
8 15 (30.00%) Juniper
9 13 (26.00%) CCNA
10 12 (24.00%) DNS
10 12 (24.00%) Network Design
10 12 (24.00%) Data Centre
11 11 (22.00%) WLAN
12 10 (20.00%) DHCP
12 10 (20.00%) Linux
12 10 (20.00%) CheckPoint
12 10 (20.00%) VLAN
13 9 (18.00%) BGP
13 9 (18.00%) Windows
14 8 (16.00%) MS Excel
14 8 (16.00%) Internet
14 8 (16.00%) F5
15 7 (14.00%) VoIP
16 6 (12.00%) OSPF
16 6 (12.00%) Project Management
16 6 (12.00%) HP

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 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) PaaS
1 3 (6.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 38 (76.00%) LAN
2 30 (60.00%) Firewall
3 23 (46.00%) MPLS
4 20 (40.00%) VPN
5 16 (32.00%) IPsec
5 16 (32.00%) Network Security
6 12 (24.00%) DNS
7 11 (22.00%) WLAN
8 10 (20.00%) DHCP
8 10 (20.00%) VLAN
9 9 (18.00%) BGP
10 8 (16.00%) Internet
11 7 (14.00%) VoIP
12 6 (12.00%) OSPF
12 6 (12.00%) Wireless
13 5 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (10.00%) EIGRP
14 4 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 4 (8.00%) SAN
14 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Billing
4 1 (2.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) Architect
3 6 (12.00%) Consultant
3 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) LAN Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 5 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.00%) IT Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) IT Security Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) WAN Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Network Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Network Security Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) Middleware
1 2 (4.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) Apache Flex
2 1 (2.00%) CSS
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.00%) IVR
2 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.00%) CMDB
3 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.00%) PMI
3 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Linux
2 9 (18.00%) Windows
3 6 (12.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) Network Design
2 6 (12.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (12.00%) Project Management
3 5 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 5 (10.00%) Change Management
3 5 (10.00%) Network Management
4 4 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (8.00%) Migration
4 4 (8.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 4 (8.00%) Network Architecture
4 4 (8.00%) Open Source
4 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.00%) SIEM
4 4 (8.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.00%) Target Operating Model
6 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (64.00%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (40.00%) CCNP
3 15 (30.00%) CCIE
4 13 (26.00%) CCNA
5 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.00%) CCA
6 3 (6.00%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.00%) CCDA
7 2 (4.00%) Degree
7 2 (4.00%) JNCIA
7 2 (4.00%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.00%) CCENT
8 1 (2.00%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (2.00%) CCVP
8 1 (2.00%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.00%) MCP
8 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.00%) PMP
8 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.00%) XenApp
4 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.00%) vSphere
5 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) OPNET
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (58.00%) Cisco
2 15 (30.00%) Juniper
3 10 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 8 (16.00%) F5
5 6 (12.00%) HP
6 5 (10.00%) Citrix
7 4 (8.00%) Huawei
7 4 (8.00%) VMware
8 3 (6.00%) Aruba
8 3 (6.00%) Extreme Networks
8 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (6.00%) Palo Alto
9 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.00%) IBM
9 2 (4.00%) Riverbed
9 2 (4.00%) Ruckus Wireless
9 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.00%) Splunk
9 2 (4.00%) TippingPoint
10 1 (2.00%) Oracle