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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 29 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.56% 3.92% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.67% 16.13% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £306 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% -6.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £200.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £20.09
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +7.01%
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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 Slough region.

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
60 62 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 21.98% 24.31% 24.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 32 21
Average daily rate £255 £363 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.65% +61.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Average hourly rate £27.75 £12.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.25% -65.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £15.30 £200.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 (78.57%) LAN
2 9 (64.29%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) Citrix
4 7 (50.00%) Cisco
4 7 (50.00%) VMware
5 6 (42.86%) SAN
5 6 (42.86%) ITIL
6 5 (35.71%) NetApp
6 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
6 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) Fat Client
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (28.57%) Lotus
7 4 (28.57%) Thin Client
7 4 (28.57%) IBM Notes
7 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
8 3 (21.43%) VPN
8 3 (21.43%) Service Management
8 3 (21.43%) HP
8 3 (21.43%) Finance
9 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (14.29%) SQL
9 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
10 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (7.14%) Wireless
10 1 (7.14%) Electronics
10 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
10 1 (7.14%) Metastorm
10 1 (7.14%) Change Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (28.57%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) LAN
2 6 (42.86%) SAN
3 3 (21.43%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) ZigBee
4 1 (7.14%) GPRS
4 1 (7.14%) 3GPP
4 1 (7.14%) UMTS
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) FTP
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) IPv6
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (7.14%) HSPA
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Lead Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Fat Client
1 4 (28.57%) Thin Client
1 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) CMDB
3 1 (7.14%) Firmware
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) AIX
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
3 3 (21.43%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
4 1 (7.14%) Data Security
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
4 1 (7.14%) Information Management
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (7.14%) Use Case
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.14%) PMP
1 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Citrix
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) NetApp
4 4 (28.57%) Lotus
5 3 (21.43%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) Metastorm
6 1 (7.14%) Agilent
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) Juniper
6 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat