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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 65 59 40
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -19
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.99% 1.57% 3.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.81% 6.78% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 16
Average daily rate
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£363 £301 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.33% +28.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
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 £26.00 £21.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+23.80% +29.23%
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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
208 236 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.61% 23.21% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 80 65
Average daily rate £338 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.35% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.90 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £180.00 £18.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
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 March 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 (90.63%) LAN
2 14 (43.75%) Cisco
3 11 (34.38%) Windows
4 9 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (28.13%) Firewall
5 8 (25.00%) VMware
5 8 (25.00%) Wireless
5 8 (25.00%) VoIP
6 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
6 7 (21.88%) CCNP
7 6 (18.75%) BGP
7 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
7 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (15.63%) iSCSI
8 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (15.63%) F5
8 5 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (15.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (12.50%) Juniper
9 4 (12.50%) SAN
9 4 (12.50%) Mercator
9 4 (12.50%) OSPF
9 4 (12.50%) CCDP
9 4 (12.50%) DNS
9 4 (12.50%) Business Transformation
9 4 (12.50%) Network Security

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Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.25%) Lync
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Office
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (90.63%) LAN
2 9 (28.13%) Firewall
3 8 (25.00%) Wireless
3 8 (25.00%) VoIP
4 6 (18.75%) BGP
4 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (15.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 5 (15.63%) iSCSI
6 4 (12.50%) Network Security
6 4 (12.50%) BIG-IP
6 4 (12.50%) SAN
6 4 (12.50%) DNS
6 4 (12.50%) OSPF
7 3 (9.38%) DHCP
8 2 (6.25%) Ethernet
8 2 (6.25%) PPP
8 2 (6.25%) ADSL
8 2 (6.25%) ATM
8 2 (6.25%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
1 3 (9.38%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Consultant
2 7 (21.88%) Network Consultant
2 7 (21.88%) Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Network Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Support Technician
6 1 (3.13%) Solutions Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) IT Support
6 1 (3.13%) IT Technician
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Technician
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.13%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.13%) iPhone
2 1 (3.13%) Kindle
2 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.13%) Handset
2 1 (3.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.13%) Android
6 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (12.50%) Network Architecture
1 4 (12.50%) Business Transformation
1 4 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
2 2 (6.25%) Network Design
2 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.13%) Six Sigma
3 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.13%) Migration
3 1 (3.13%) TOGAF
3 1 (3.13%) Business Development
3 1 (3.13%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (3.13%) Electronic Design Automation
3 1 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.13%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Python
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (21.88%) CCNP
3 4 (12.50%) CCDP
3 4 (12.50%) JNCIS
3 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) CCIE
5 1 (3.13%) MCP
5 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.13%) XenApp
4 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) SCOM
2 1 (3.13%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (3.13%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Cisco
2 8 (25.00%) VMware
3 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.63%) F5
5 4 (12.50%) Mercator
5 4 (12.50%) Juniper
6 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle
7 1 (3.13%) Apple
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix
7 1 (3.13%) IBM
7 1 (3.13%) Remedy
7 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.13%) Infoblox