The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.45% 2.64% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.74% 10.83% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 11
Average daily rate
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£340 £264 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.90% +59.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £156 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £366 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +9.37%
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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
193 240 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.52% 24.34% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 82 70
Average daily rate £350 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £206 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.90 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £18.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 27 (93.10%) LAN
2 11 (37.93%) Cisco
3 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (31.03%) CCNP
4 9 (31.03%) VMware
5 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
5 8 (27.59%) Windows
5 8 (27.59%) Firewall
6 6 (20.69%) Linux
6 6 (20.69%) MS Office
6 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
6 6 (20.69%) Wireless
6 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (17.24%) Network Security
7 5 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
7 5 (17.24%) VoIP
7 5 (17.24%) ITIL
7 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
8 4 (13.79%) Juniper
8 4 (13.79%) OSPF
8 4 (13.79%) BGP
8 4 (13.79%) Mercator
8 4 (13.79%) CCDP
8 4 (13.79%) Oracle
8 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
8 4 (13.79%) DNS
8 4 (13.79%) BIG-IP
8 4 (13.79%) JNCIS
8 4 (13.79%) F5

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.90%) Lync
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Office
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (93.10%) LAN
2 8 (27.59%) Firewall
3 6 (20.69%) Wireless
3 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (17.24%) Network Security
4 5 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (17.24%) VoIP
5 4 (13.79%) OSPF
5 4 (13.79%) BGP
5 4 (13.79%) DNS
5 4 (13.79%) BIG-IP
5 4 (13.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (13.79%) iSCSI
6 3 (10.34%) WLAN
6 3 (10.34%) DHCP
7 2 (6.90%) Internet
7 2 (6.90%) SNMP
8 1 (3.45%) WAAS
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Architect
2 5 (17.24%) Consultant
2 5 (17.24%) Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Network Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Network Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support
5 2 (6.90%) Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Network Programmer
5 2 (6.90%) Network Design Architect
6 1 (3.45%) IT Support
6 1 (3.45%) IT Technician
6 1 (3.45%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Project Coordinator
6 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Ajax
1 3 (10.34%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (3.45%) iPhone
1 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Linux
3 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.45%) Android
6 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.45%) HPUX
6 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Protective Monitoring
2 4 (13.79%) Network Architecture
3 3 (10.34%) Network Management
3 3 (10.34%) Web Application Development
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.90%) Network Design
4 2 (6.90%) Business Transformation
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.45%) Coaching
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.45%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Electronic Design Automation
5 1 (3.45%) Business Development
5 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) VB
1 3 (10.34%) Java
1 3 (10.34%) Perl
1 3 (10.34%) PHP
1 3 (10.34%) Python
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (31.03%) CCNP
3 4 (13.79%) CCDP
3 4 (13.79%) JNCIS
3 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) CCIE
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) CCNA
5 1 (3.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
4 2 (6.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Cisco
2 9 (31.03%) VMware
3 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 4 (13.79%) Juniper
4 4 (13.79%) Mercator
4 4 (13.79%) Oracle
4 4 (13.79%) F5
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.45%) Apple
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