The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 38 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.26% 1.95% 3.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.26% 10.64% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£305 £369 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.28% +22.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.67 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+16.25% +5.40%
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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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
94 47 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 29.56% 18.36% 36.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 23 39
Average daily rate £285 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 12
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Slough region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Slough

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Slough region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 11 (84.62%) LAN
2 8 (61.54%) Cisco
3 6 (46.15%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) ITIL
4 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 5 (38.46%) VMware
5 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (23.08%) Wireless
6 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) HP
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) SAN
6 3 (23.08%) NetApp
6 3 (23.08%) Lotus
6 3 (23.08%) VPN
6 3 (23.08%) IBM Notes
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
7 2 (15.38%) Coaching
7 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (15.38%) Line Management
7 2 (15.38%) Network Management
7 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
7 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
7 2 (15.38%) Broadband
7 2 (15.38%) WLAN
7 2 (15.38%) CCNA
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (15.38%) Change Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 3 (23.08%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) LAN
2 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (23.08%) Wireless
3 3 (23.08%) VPN
3 3 (23.08%) SAN
4 2 (15.38%) Broadband
4 2 (15.38%) WLAN
5 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
5 1 (7.69%) FTP
5 1 (7.69%) SNMP
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) GPRS
5 1 (7.69%) 3GPP
5 1 (7.69%) UMTS
5 1 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (7.69%) 3G
5 1 (7.69%) OSPF
5 1 (7.69%) BGP
5 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
5 1 (7.69%) L2TP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) LabVIEW
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Electronics
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Lead Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
1 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
1 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.69%) CMDB
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
2 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
3 2 (15.38%) Coaching
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) Line Management
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Network Management
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Information Management
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (7.69%) Use Case
4 1 (7.69%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Management
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCNA
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (7.69%) PMP
2 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) NetApp
3 3 (23.08%) Lotus
4 1 (7.69%) Metastorm
4 1 (7.69%) Agilent
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