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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 58 56 44
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing WAN 14 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.50% 1.90% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.29% 7.60% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 19
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +48.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £185 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £180.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-90.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.45% +5.26%
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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
192 250 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.58% 25.03% 26.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 91 63
Average daily rate £350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £188 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +1025.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 29 (85.29%) LAN
2 14 (41.18%) Cisco
3 12 (35.29%) Windows
4 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (26.47%) VoIP
5 9 (26.47%) Firewall
6 8 (23.53%) Wireless
7 7 (20.59%) BGP
7 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
7 7 (20.59%) CCNP
7 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
7 7 (20.59%) VMware
8 6 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
9 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
9 5 (14.71%) Network Security
9 5 (14.71%) iSCSI
9 5 (14.71%) F5
9 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (14.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (11.76%) Protective Monitoring
10 4 (11.76%) Business Transformation
10 4 (11.76%) Network Architecture
10 4 (11.76%) JNCIS
10 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
10 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.88%) Lync
4 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 29 (85.29%) LAN
2 9 (26.47%) VoIP
2 9 (26.47%) Firewall
3 8 (23.53%) Wireless
4 7 (20.59%) BGP
5 6 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (14.71%) Network Security
6 5 (14.71%) iSCSI
6 5 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (14.71%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (11.76%) OSPF
7 4 (11.76%) BIG-IP
7 4 (11.76%) DNS
7 4 (11.76%) SAN
8 3 (8.82%) SONET
8 3 (8.82%) DHCP
8 3 (8.82%) ATM
8 3 (8.82%) ISDN
8 3 (8.82%) PPP
8 3 (8.82%) FDDI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Consultant
2 7 (20.59%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Network Consultant
3 6 (17.65%) Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Technical Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Security Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Implementation Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) IT Support Technician
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.94%) iPhone
2 1 (2.94%) Kindle
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.94%) Handset
2 1 (2.94%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
2 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.94%) Android
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (11.76%) Network Architecture
1 4 (11.76%) Business Transformation
1 4 (11.76%) Protective Monitoring
2 3 (8.82%) Network Design
2 3 (8.82%) ITIL
3 2 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (2.94%) Business Development
4 1 (2.94%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.94%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.94%) Six Sigma
4 1 (2.94%) Project Management
4 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.94%) Change Management
4 1 (2.94%) TOGAF
4 1 (2.94%) High Availability
4 1 (2.94%) Change Control
4 1 (2.94%) Electronic Design Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (20.59%) CCNP
3 4 (11.76%) CCDP
3 4 (11.76%) JNCIS
3 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) CCIE
5 1 (2.94%) MCP
5 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.94%) XenApp
4 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.94%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) SCOM
2 1 (2.94%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (2.94%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Cisco
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) VMware
3 5 (14.71%) F5
4 4 (11.76%) Juniper
4 4 (11.76%) Mercator
5 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix
6 2 (5.88%) IBM
7 1 (2.94%) Remedy
7 1 (2.94%) Nokia
7 1 (2.94%) Apple
7 1 (2.94%) Mitel
7 1 (2.94%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.94%) Infoblox