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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 47 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 33 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.34% 2.21% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.18% 10.33% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 10
Average daily rate £369 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.25% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £283 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £645 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £23.25 £16.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -90.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.31%
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
271 184 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.46% 21.45% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 90 88
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £114 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.30% -88.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 2016.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 31 (70.45%) LAN
2 24 (54.55%) Cisco
3 17 (38.64%) Firewall
4 14 (31.82%) VPN
5 13 (29.55%) MPLS
5 13 (29.55%) Telecoms
6 10 (22.73%) BGP
6 10 (22.73%) Juniper
6 10 (22.73%) CheckPoint
6 10 (22.73%) VLAN
6 10 (22.73%) Data Centre
7 9 (20.45%) OSPF
8 8 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 8 (18.18%) ITIL
8 8 (18.18%) Windows
8 8 (18.18%) PRINCE2
8 8 (18.18%) Project Management
8 8 (18.18%) Migration
9 7 (15.91%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (15.91%) Service Delivery
9 7 (15.91%) DNS
9 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
9 7 (15.91%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (13.64%) CCNP
10 6 (13.64%) IPsec
10 6 (13.64%) VMware
11 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (11.36%) Change Management
11 5 (11.36%) EIGRP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (4.55%) IIS
1 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (70.45%) LAN
2 17 (38.64%) Firewall
3 14 (31.82%) VPN
4 13 (29.55%) MPLS
5 10 (22.73%) BGP
5 10 (22.73%) VLAN
6 9 (20.45%) OSPF
7 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 7 (15.91%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (15.91%) DNS
8 7 (15.91%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (13.64%) IPsec
10 5 (11.36%) EIGRP
10 5 (11.36%) Ethernet
10 5 (11.36%) Internet
10 5 (11.36%) WLAN
11 4 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (9.09%) Wireless
12 3 (6.82%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (6.82%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 13 (29.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.27%) Electronics
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Legal
2 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 5 (11.36%) Designer
3 5 (11.36%) Network Designer
3 5 (11.36%) WAN Project Manager
4 4 (9.09%) Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Network Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Administrator
5 3 (6.82%) Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Coordinator
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (6.82%) IP Designer
5 3 (6.82%) Project Coordinator
5 3 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Telecoms Manager
6 2 (4.55%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (2.27%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.27%) FMCG
4 1 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Windows
2 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.82%) Linux
4 2 (4.55%) NetWare
4 2 (4.55%) Unix
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) ITIL
1 8 (18.18%) Migration
1 8 (18.18%) PRINCE2
1 8 (18.18%) Project Management
2 7 (15.91%) Service Delivery
3 5 (11.36%) Change Management
3 5 (11.36%) Problem Management
3 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 4 (9.09%) Network Design
5 3 (6.82%) AOP
5 3 (6.82%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.55%) Change Control
6 2 (4.55%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.55%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Data Management
6 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.55%) Network Management
6 2 (4.55%) Presales
6 2 (4.55%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.27%) C
3 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (15.91%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.64%) CCNP
4 5 (11.36%) DV Cleared
4 5 (11.36%) PMI Certification
4 5 (11.36%) PMP
4 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.82%) CCIE
5 3 (6.82%) Degree
5 3 (6.82%) JNCIP
5 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.55%) A+ Certification
6 2 (4.55%) APMP
6 2 (4.55%) CCDP
6 2 (4.55%) CCNA
6 2 (4.55%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (4.55%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) VMware ESX
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.55%) vSphere
3 1 (2.27%) Firmware
3 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Backup Exec
1 2 (4.55%) OPNET
2 1 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.27%) Puppet
2 1 (2.27%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) SCOM
2 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.27%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 24 (54.55%) Cisco
2 10 (22.73%) CheckPoint
2 10 (22.73%) Juniper
3 6 (13.64%) VMware
4 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.09%) Palo Alto
5 3 (6.82%) Blue Coat
5 3 (6.82%) BT
5 3 (6.82%) Citrix
5 3 (6.82%) Huawei
5 3 (6.82%) Nokia
5 3 (6.82%) Oracle
6 2 (4.55%) Altiris
6 2 (4.55%) EMC
6 2 (4.55%) HP
6 2 (4.55%) Nortel
6 2 (4.55%) Remedy
6 2 (4.55%) Riverbed
6 2 (4.55%) SAP
6 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
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