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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 36 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN 36 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.12% 1.89% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.90% 10.13% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 5
Median daily rate £363 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £222 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £346 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +21.73%
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
213 158 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.40% 18.68% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 55 87
Median daily rate £400 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 6
Median hourly rate £19.61 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.95% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £41.29 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

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 29 June 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 June 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 37 (66.07%) LAN
2 36 (64.29%) Cisco
3 34 (60.71%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (51.79%) Firewall
5 28 (50.00%) MPLS
6 27 (48.21%) VPN
7 24 (42.86%) CCNP
8 19 (33.93%) IPsec
9 18 (32.14%) Telecoms
10 16 (28.57%) Juniper
11 15 (26.79%) BGP
12 14 (25.00%) CCNA
13 13 (23.21%) Windows
14 12 (21.43%) DNS
14 12 (21.43%) CCIE
14 12 (21.43%) VLAN
14 12 (21.43%) Network Security
15 11 (19.64%) OSPF
15 11 (19.64%) Linux
16 10 (17.86%) DHCP
16 10 (17.86%) Network Design
16 10 (17.86%) Data Centre
17 9 (16.07%) Change Management
17 9 (16.07%) WLAN
18 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
18 8 (14.29%) EIGRP
18 8 (14.29%) Internet
18 8 (14.29%) Wireless
18 8 (14.29%) Project Management
18 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared

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 (1.79%) CloudStack
1 1 (1.79%) JBoss
1 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) PaaS
1 3 (5.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (66.07%) LAN
2 29 (51.79%) Firewall
3 28 (50.00%) MPLS
4 27 (48.21%) VPN
5 19 (33.93%) IPsec
6 15 (26.79%) BGP
7 12 (21.43%) DNS
7 12 (21.43%) Network Security
7 12 (21.43%) VLAN
8 11 (19.64%) OSPF
9 10 (17.86%) DHCP
10 9 (16.07%) WLAN
11 8 (14.29%) EIGRP
11 8 (14.29%) Internet
11 8 (14.29%) Wireless
12 6 (10.71%) VoIP
13 5 (8.93%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (8.93%) Ethernet
14 4 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) MySQL
1 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 18 (32.14%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.71%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Billing
4 1 (1.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.50%) Designer
2 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (12.50%) Network Designer
3 6 (10.71%) Architect
3 6 (10.71%) LAN Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) IP Designer
4 5 (8.93%) Security Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) IT Security Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) NOC Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) Web Services
2 1 (1.79%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.79%) Middleware
2 1 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.79%) Servlets
2 1 (1.79%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.36%) Virtual Team
3 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.57%) IVR
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) CMDB
4 1 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Windows
2 11 (19.64%) Linux
3 7 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.79%) AIX
4 1 (1.79%) HPUX
4 1 (1.79%) SUSE
4 1 (1.79%) Unix
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) Network Design
2 9 (16.07%) Change Management
3 8 (14.29%) Project Management
4 7 (12.50%) Network Management
5 6 (10.71%) Network Architecture
6 5 (8.93%) Load Balancing
7 4 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (7.14%) Open Source
7 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 4 (7.14%) SIEM
7 4 (7.14%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 3 (5.36%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (3.57%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (3.57%) Financial Analysis
9 2 (3.57%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.57%) Migration
9 2 (3.57%) Process Improvement
9 2 (3.57%) SOA
9 2 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 34 (60.71%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (42.86%) CCNP
3 14 (25.00%) CCNA
4 12 (21.43%) CCIE
5 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 5 (8.93%) JNCIP
8 4 (7.14%) DV Cleared
9 3 (5.36%) CCA
9 3 (5.36%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (3.57%) CCDA
10 2 (3.57%) Degree
10 2 (3.57%) JNCIA
10 2 (3.57%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.79%) CCENT
11 1 (1.79%) CCVP
11 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
11 1 (1.79%) PMP
11 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.14%) XenApp
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.57%) vSphere
3 1 (1.79%) KVM
3 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.79%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (7.14%) OPNET
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 36 (64.29%) Cisco
2 16 (28.57%) Juniper
3 7 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 6 (10.71%) Citrix
4 6 (10.71%) Huawei
5 5 (8.93%) F5
5 5 (8.93%) HP
6 4 (7.14%) Riverbed
6 4 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.36%) Blue Coat
7 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
7 3 (5.36%) VMware
8 2 (3.57%) Aruba
8 2 (3.57%) Extreme Networks
8 2 (3.57%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.57%) Nortel
8 2 (3.57%) Ruckus Wireless
8 2 (3.57%) TippingPoint
9 1 (1.79%) Brocade
9 1 (1.79%) Palo Alto