The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Slough region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 24 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 3.50% 3.40% 3.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.98% 12.50% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate
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£215 £250 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% -56.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £200.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
53 64 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 20.62% 27.23% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 18
Average daily rate £250 £314 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.31% +39.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £418 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £44.50 £162.50 £107.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.61% +51.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
WAN
Berkshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Slough region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 July 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 6 (42.86%) ITIL
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco
5 5 (35.71%) SAN
5 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
5 5 (35.71%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) Fat Client
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (28.57%) NetApp
6 4 (28.57%) Lotus
6 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 4 (28.57%) Thin Client
6 4 (28.57%) IBM Notes
6 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
7 3 (21.43%) VPN
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (21.43%) Finance
7 3 (21.43%) Service Management
8 2 (14.29%) Project Management
8 2 (14.29%) Wireless
8 2 (14.29%) Migration
8 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (14.29%) HP
8 2 (14.29%) SQL
9 1 (7.14%) Oracle
9 1 (7.14%) MS Office
9 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
9 1 (7.14%) AIX

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) LAN
2 5 (35.71%) SAN
3 3 (21.43%) VPN
4 2 (14.29%) Wireless
5 1 (7.14%) ZigBee
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.14%) HSPA
5 1 (7.14%) GPRS
5 1 (7.14%) DNS
5 1 (7.14%) IPv6
5 1 (7.14%) Firewall
5 1 (7.14%) 3GPP
5 1 (7.14%) UMTS
5 1 (7.14%) VoIP
5 1 (7.14%) DHCP
5 1 (7.14%) FTP
5 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) IT Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Thin Client
1 4 (28.57%) Client/Server
1 4 (28.57%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.14%) Firmware
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.14%) AIX
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
3 3 (21.43%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 1 (7.14%) Information Management
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (7.14%) Use Case
5 1 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Management
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) V-Model
5 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.14%) PMP
1 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) 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 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) NetApp
3 4 (28.57%) Lotus
4 2 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.14%) Metastorm
5 1 (7.14%) Agilent
5 1 (7.14%) Juniper