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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 41 60 70
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 29 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.39% 1.98% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.49% 8.37% 4.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 9
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +70.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £234 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.59
% change year-on-year
- +2.09%
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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
215 239 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 25.15% 23.64% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 82 111
Average daily rate £400 £290 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Reading region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 42 (80.77%) LAN
2 28 (53.85%) Firewall
3 26 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (46.15%) VPN
5 22 (42.31%) Active Directory
6 19 (36.54%) DNS
7 18 (34.62%) Windows
8 16 (30.77%) Cisco
9 15 (28.85%) CCNP
9 15 (28.85%) Load Balancing
10 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (25.00%) IPsec
11 12 (23.08%) MPLS
11 12 (23.08%) Network Design
12 11 (21.15%) CCNA
13 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
13 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (19.23%) ITIL
13 10 (19.23%) VMware
13 10 (19.23%) Wireless
13 10 (19.23%) Network Architecture
14 9 (17.31%) Capacity Planning
14 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
14 9 (17.31%) Degree
14 9 (17.31%) MS Exchange
14 9 (17.31%) WLAN
14 9 (17.31%) DHCP
15 8 (15.38%) VoIP
15 8 (15.38%) Internet
15 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 9 (17.31%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) Apache
2 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.92%) IIS
2 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 42 (80.77%) LAN
2 28 (53.85%) Firewall
3 24 (46.15%) VPN
4 19 (36.54%) DNS
5 13 (25.00%) IPsec
6 12 (23.08%) MPLS
7 10 (19.23%) Wireless
8 9 (17.31%) WLAN
8 9 (17.31%) DHCP
9 8 (15.38%) VoIP
9 8 (15.38%) Internet
9 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP
10 7 (13.46%) BGP
11 6 (11.54%) PPP
12 5 (9.62%) SSL
12 5 (9.62%) HTTP
12 5 (9.62%) IGRP
12 5 (9.62%) Network Security
13 4 (7.69%) NetScaler
13 4 (7.69%) FDDI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) MySQL
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Retail
2 2 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Network Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) IT Support Technician
3 5 (9.62%) Support Technician
3 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) IT Support
3 5 (9.62%) Desktop Technician
3 5 (9.62%) Server Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) Middleware
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
1 1 (1.92%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
1 1 (1.92%) PKI
1 1 (1.92%) iPad
1 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (34.62%) Windows
2 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (13.46%) Windows 7
5 6 (11.54%) Windows 8
6 5 (9.62%) Linux
7 3 (5.77%) UNIX
8 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) Load Balancing
2 12 (23.08%) Network Design
3 10 (19.23%) ITIL
3 10 (19.23%) Network Architecture
4 9 (17.31%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.69%) Project Management
6 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.77%) Change Management
6 3 (5.77%) Workflow
7 2 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.85%) Service Management
7 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.92%) E-business
8 1 (1.92%) Information Security Management
8 1 (1.92%) Security Management
8 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.92%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.92%) TOGAF
8 1 (1.92%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.62%) Python
2 3 (5.77%) SQL
2 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.85%) Perl
4 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.92%) C
4 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (28.85%) CCNP
3 11 (21.15%) CCNA
4 9 (17.31%) Security Cleared
4 9 (17.31%) Degree
5 8 (15.38%) CCIE
6 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
7 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (5.77%) MCSE
8 3 (5.77%) MCSA
9 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.92%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.92%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
1 1 (1.92%) COBIT
System Software
1 22 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.69%) ProxySG
4 3 (5.77%) KVM
5 2 (3.85%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.92%) XenApp
6 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) WSUS
1 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (30.77%) Cisco
2 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 10 (19.23%) VMware
3 6 (11.54%) Citrix
4 5 (9.62%) Juniper
4 5 (9.62%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 4 (7.69%) NetApp
5 4 (7.69%) Nokia
6 3 (5.77%) HP
6 3 (5.77%) F5
7 2 (3.85%) Mitel
7 2 (3.85%) IBM
8 1 (1.92%) Nortel
8 1 (1.92%) McAfee
8 1 (1.92%) Siemens
8 1 (1.92%) Apple
8 1 (1.92%) Avaya
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle
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