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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 33 50 72
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +22
Contract jobs citing WAN 31 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.53% 2.70% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.76% 10.98% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -10.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £130 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.75% -6.97%
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
243 246 454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.68% 24.60% 35.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 82 101
Average daily rate £390 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £165 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £20.00 £14.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £34.25 £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 2014.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 49 (85.96%) LAN
2 32 (56.14%) Firewall
3 29 (50.88%) VPN
3 29 (50.88%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (45.61%) Active Directory
5 24 (42.11%) Cisco
6 19 (33.33%) DNS
7 17 (29.82%) CCNP
7 17 (29.82%) Windows
8 13 (22.81%) CCNA
8 13 (22.81%) MPLS
8 13 (22.81%) IPsec
8 13 (22.81%) Load Balancing
9 12 (21.05%) Network Design
9 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 12 (21.05%) MS Exchange
10 11 (19.30%) VoIP
10 11 (19.30%) ITIL
11 10 (17.54%) Wireless
11 10 (17.54%) VMware
11 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
11 10 (17.54%) Network Architecture
12 9 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (15.79%) Degree
12 9 (15.79%) BGP
12 9 (15.79%) WLAN
12 9 (15.79%) DHCP
12 9 (15.79%) CCIE
12 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 12 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.51%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.75%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 49 (85.96%) LAN
2 32 (56.14%) Firewall
3 29 (50.88%) VPN
4 19 (33.33%) DNS
5 13 (22.81%) MPLS
5 13 (22.81%) IPsec
6 11 (19.30%) VoIP
7 10 (17.54%) Wireless
8 9 (15.79%) BGP
8 9 (15.79%) WLAN
8 9 (15.79%) DHCP
9 8 (14.04%) Internet
9 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
10 6 (10.53%) PPP
11 5 (8.77%) HTTP
11 5 (8.77%) ATM
11 5 (8.77%) IGRP
11 5 (8.77%) Network Security
12 4 (7.02%) X.25
12 4 (7.02%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) MySQL
2 3 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Retail
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (38.60%) Network Engineer
2 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) Server Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) Infrastructure Technician
4 4 (7.02%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Desktop Technician
4 4 (7.02%) IT Support
4 4 (7.02%) Support Technician
4 4 (7.02%) Architect
4 4 (7.02%) IT Support Technician
5 3 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Network Architect
6 2 (3.51%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.51%) Network Support
7 1 (1.75%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) Middleware
2 1 (1.75%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Kindle
2 1 (1.75%) iPad
2 1 (1.75%) PKI
2 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Windows
2 12 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 5 (8.77%) Linux
5 5 (8.77%) Windows 8
6 4 (7.02%) UNIX
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.75%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Load Balancing
2 12 (21.05%) Network Design
3 11 (19.30%) ITIL
4 10 (17.54%) Network Architecture
5 9 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.26%) Change Management
7 3 (5.26%) Workflow
7 3 (5.26%) Project Management
8 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.51%) Service Management
8 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.75%) Risk Assessment
9 1 (1.75%) Information Security
9 1 (1.75%) Validation
9 1 (1.75%) Migration
9 1 (1.75%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.75%) E-business
9 1 (1.75%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) SQL
2 5 (8.77%) Python
3 3 (5.26%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.51%) Perl
5 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.75%) C
5 1 (1.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (50.88%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (29.82%) CCNP
3 13 (22.81%) CCNA
4 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
5 9 (15.79%) Degree
5 9 (15.79%) CCIE
6 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
7 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (5.26%) MCSE
8 3 (5.26%) MCSA
9 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.75%) CCSA
10 1 (1.75%) CCSE
10 1 (1.75%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.75%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 26 (45.61%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.26%) KVM
4 2 (3.51%) VMware Server
4 2 (3.51%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.75%) XenApp
5 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.75%) WSUS
1 1 (1.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (42.11%) Cisco
2 12 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.54%) VMware
4 7 (12.28%) Juniper
5 4 (7.02%) F5
5 4 (7.02%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.02%) Citrix
5 4 (7.02%) NetApp
6 3 (5.26%) HP
7 2 (3.51%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.51%) IBM
7 2 (3.51%) Nokia
8 1 (1.75%) Siemens
8 1 (1.75%) Lotus
8 1 (1.75%) Apple
8 1 (1.75%) Nortel
8 1 (1.75%) Avaya
8 1 (1.75%) Oracle
8 1 (1.75%) Mitel
8 1 (1.75%) McAfee
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago