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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 49 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 24 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.57% 2.54% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.68% 9.80% 10.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 12
Median daily rate £320 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £364 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £448 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £398 £347
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +14.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £23.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+136.55% +40.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -9.09%

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
186 245 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 26.57% 25.93% 21.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 119 102
Median daily rate £320 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +109.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 2017, 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 24 (70.59%) LAN
2 22 (64.71%) Cisco
3 19 (55.88%) Firewall
4 16 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (41.18%) Juniper
6 13 (38.24%) CheckPoint
7 12 (35.29%) MPLS
7 12 (35.29%) CCNA
8 10 (29.41%) CCNP
8 10 (29.41%) Data Centre
9 8 (23.53%) WLAN
9 8 (23.53%) Network Security
10 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
10 7 (20.59%) Network Management
10 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
10 7 (20.59%) OSPF
10 7 (20.59%) BGP
11 6 (17.65%) Change Management
11 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
11 6 (17.65%) VoIP
11 6 (17.65%) F5
12 5 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
12 5 (14.71%) Ethernet
12 5 (14.71%) VPN
12 5 (14.71%) SNMP
12 5 (14.71%) Wireless
12 5 (14.71%) Project Management
12 5 (14.71%) Palo Alto
13 4 (11.76%) DSL

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 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (70.59%) LAN
2 19 (55.88%) Firewall
3 12 (35.29%) MPLS
4 8 (23.53%) Network Security
4 8 (23.53%) WLAN
5 7 (20.59%) BGP
5 7 (20.59%) OSPF
6 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 6 (17.65%) VoIP
7 5 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (14.71%) Ethernet
7 5 (14.71%) SNMP
7 5 (14.71%) VPN
7 5 (14.71%) Wireless
8 4 (11.76%) DSL
8 4 (11.76%) IPsec
8 4 (11.76%) L2TP
8 4 (11.76%) PPP
8 4 (11.76%) SAN
8 4 (11.76%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
General
1 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Network Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) NOC Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Network Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Leader
5 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Firewall Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.88%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.88%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (2.94%) CSS
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) CMDB
2 3 (8.82%) PMI
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.94%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Network Management
2 6 (17.65%) Change Management
3 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
3 5 (14.71%) Project Management
4 4 (11.76%) ITIL
4 4 (11.76%) Network Design
5 3 (8.82%) Migration
5 3 (8.82%) Process Improvement
5 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.88%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.88%) High Availability
6 2 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.88%) Network Architecture
6 2 (5.88%) Performance Engineering
6 2 (5.88%) Target Operating Model
7 1 (2.94%) DDoS Mitigation
7 1 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (35.29%) CCNA
3 10 (29.41%) CCNP
4 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
5 3 (8.82%) CCIE
5 3 (8.82%) PMI Certification
5 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.88%) CCDA
6 2 (5.88%) CCVP
6 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.94%) CCDP
7 1 (2.94%) Degree
7 1 (2.94%) HNC
7 1 (2.94%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.94%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) ProxySG
2 3 (8.82%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.88%) vSphere
4 1 (2.94%) Firmware
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) OPNET
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (64.71%) Cisco
2 14 (41.18%) Juniper
3 13 (38.24%) CheckPoint
4 6 (17.65%) F5
5 5 (14.71%) Palo Alto
6 4 (11.76%) Citrix
6 4 (11.76%) SolarWinds
6 4 (11.76%) VMware
7 3 (8.82%) Blue Coat
7 3 (8.82%) Riverbed
8 2 (5.88%) HP
8 2 (5.88%) IBM
8 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
8 2 (5.88%) Splunk
9 1 (2.94%) EMC
9 1 (2.94%) Mitel
9 1 (2.94%) Nokia
9 1 (2.94%) Oracle
9 1 (2.94%) Progress