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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 65 68 52
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 8 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.75% 0.81% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.21% 4.12% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 9
Average daily rate £350 - £263
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 - £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 - £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +35.00%
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
290 194 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.18% 19.54% 25.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 72 94
Average daily rate £400 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 14
Average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.14% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 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 29 April 2016, 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 31 (68.89%) LAN
2 29 (64.44%) Cisco
3 21 (46.67%) Firewall
4 16 (35.56%) MPLS
5 15 (33.33%) VPN
6 14 (31.11%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (26.67%) Juniper
7 12 (26.67%) CCNP
7 12 (26.67%) BGP
8 11 (24.44%) Telecoms
9 10 (22.22%) OSPF
9 10 (22.22%) CheckPoint
9 10 (22.22%) VLAN
9 10 (22.22%) Data Centre
10 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 8 (17.78%) Windows
11 8 (17.78%) IPsec
12 7 (15.56%) Wireless
12 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
12 7 (15.56%) Project Management
12 7 (15.56%) WLAN
12 7 (15.56%) ITIL
12 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
13 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared
13 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2
13 6 (13.33%) DNS
13 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
13 6 (13.33%) EIGRP
13 6 (13.33%) Migration

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) CloudStack
2 1 (2.22%) JBoss
2 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (68.89%) LAN
2 21 (46.67%) Firewall
3 16 (35.56%) MPLS
4 15 (33.33%) VPN
5 12 (26.67%) BGP
6 10 (22.22%) OSPF
6 10 (22.22%) VLAN
7 8 (17.78%) IPsec
8 7 (15.56%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (15.56%) Wireless
8 7 (15.56%) WLAN
9 6 (13.33%) DNS
9 6 (13.33%) EIGRP
9 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
10 4 (8.89%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (8.89%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (8.89%) Ethernet
10 4 (8.89%) Internet
10 4 (8.89%) IP Telephony
10 4 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) MySQL
1 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 11 (24.44%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Analyst
2 6 (13.33%) Designer
2 6 (13.33%) Network Analyst
2 6 (13.33%) Network Designer
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) IP Designer
4 4 (8.89%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) LAN Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) NOC Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) WAN Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Network Architect
6 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.22%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (2.22%) Middleware
1 1 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (2.22%) Servlets
1 1 (2.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.22%) FMCG
4 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Unix
3 2 (4.44%) NetWare
4 1 (2.22%) AIX
4 1 (2.22%) HPUX
4 1 (2.22%) SUSE
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) ITIL
1 7 (15.56%) Project Management
1 7 (15.56%) Service Delivery
2 6 (13.33%) Migration
2 6 (13.33%) Network Design
2 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2
3 5 (11.11%) Change Management
3 5 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
4 4 (8.89%) Network Architecture
5 3 (6.67%) AOP
5 3 (6.67%) Change Control
5 3 (6.67%) Network Management
5 3 (6.67%) Presales
6 2 (4.44%) Data Management
6 2 (4.44%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.44%) DevOps
6 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Data Management
6 2 (4.44%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.44%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) C
2 1 (2.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (26.67%) CCNP
3 9 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.89%) JNCIP
5 4 (8.89%) PMI Certification
5 4 (8.89%) PMP
6 3 (6.67%) CCDP
6 3 (6.67%) CCIE
6 3 (6.67%) CCNA
6 3 (6.67%) Degree
7 2 (4.44%) APMP
7 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (2.22%) CCENT
8 1 (2.22%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.22%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
2 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) vSphere
3 1 (2.22%) KVM
3 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.22%) Xen
3 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) OPNET
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 29 (64.44%) Cisco
2 12 (26.67%) Juniper
3 10 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 4 (8.89%) Blue Coat
4 4 (8.89%) Palo Alto
4 4 (8.89%) VMware
5 3 (6.67%) BT
5 3 (6.67%) EMC
5 3 (6.67%) HP
5 3 (6.67%) Huawei
5 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.67%) Nokia
5 3 (6.67%) Oracle
5 3 (6.67%) Riverbed
5 3 (6.67%) SAP
5 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.44%) Avaya
6 2 (4.44%) Brocade
6 2 (4.44%) Nortel
6 2 (4.44%) Remedy