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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 49 49 57
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 14 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.00% 2.84% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.38% 9.54% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 7
Median daily rate £335 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.58% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £160 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £393 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-22.35% -1.16%

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
167 304 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.89% 29.80% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 167 84
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 £55.65 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +158.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 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 21 (70.00%) LAN
1 21 (70.00%) Cisco
2 16 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (53.33%) Firewall
3 14 (46.67%) CCNA
4 13 (43.33%) CCNP
5 11 (36.67%) MPLS
6 10 (33.33%) Juniper
7 9 (30.00%) CheckPoint
8 8 (26.67%) OSPF
8 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
9 7 (23.33%) Network Management
9 7 (23.33%) Data Centre
9 7 (23.33%) BGP
9 7 (23.33%) Wireless
10 6 (20.00%) Change Management
10 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 6 (20.00%) VPN
10 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 6 (20.00%) WLAN
10 6 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
11 5 (16.67%) Ethernet
11 5 (16.67%) SNMP
11 5 (16.67%) Project Management
11 5 (16.67%) Palo Alto
12 4 (13.33%) IPsec
12 4 (13.33%) DSL
12 4 (13.33%) L2TP

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 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (70.00%) LAN
2 16 (53.33%) Firewall
3 11 (36.67%) MPLS
4 8 (26.67%) OSPF
5 7 (23.33%) BGP
5 7 (23.33%) Wireless
6 6 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (20.00%) VPN
6 6 (20.00%) WLAN
7 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (16.67%) Ethernet
7 5 (16.67%) SNMP
8 4 (13.33%) DSL
8 4 (13.33%) IPsec
8 4 (13.33%) L2TP
8 4 (13.33%) Network Security
8 4 (13.33%) PPP
8 4 (13.33%) VoIP
8 4 (13.33%) X.21
General
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) NOC Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Network Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Firewall Architect
5 1 (3.33%) IT Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) CMDB
2 3 (10.00%) PMI
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.33%) Linux
1 4 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Network Management
2 6 (20.00%) Change Management
3 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 5 (16.67%) Project Management
4 4 (13.33%) ITIL
5 3 (10.00%) Process Improvement
6 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
6 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.33%) AOP
7 1 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.33%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.33%) Release Management
7 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.33%) Stress Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (46.67%) CCNA
3 13 (43.33%) CCNP
4 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) PMI Certification
5 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.67%) CCDA
6 2 (6.67%) CCVP
7 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.33%) CCDP
7 1 (3.33%) Degree
7 1 (3.33%) HNC
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (3.33%) JNCIA
7 1 (3.33%) JNCIS
7 1 (3.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) ProxySG
2 3 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) OPNET
2 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) Cisco
2 10 (33.33%) Juniper
3 9 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 5 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 4 (13.33%) Citrix
5 4 (13.33%) SolarWinds
6 3 (10.00%) Arista
6 3 (10.00%) Blue Coat
6 3 (10.00%) F5
6 3 (10.00%) Riverbed
7 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.67%) VMware
8 1 (3.33%) EMC
8 1 (3.33%) Mitel
8 1 (3.33%) Nokia