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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 19 27 26
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN 14 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 4.84% 2.60% 3.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.59% 11.86% 16.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 6
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£208 £450 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.88% +46.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £450 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £450 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
- +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -11.62%
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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
68 59 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 23.53% 21.93% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 23 32
Average daily rate £225 £255 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -29.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £206 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £461 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.52% +131.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015, 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 19 (76.00%) LAN
2 14 (56.00%) Cisco
3 10 (40.00%) Internet
3 10 (40.00%) Firewall
4 9 (36.00%) Ethernet
4 9 (36.00%) Broadband
4 9 (36.00%) Linux
4 9 (36.00%) VLAN
5 8 (32.00%) DHCP
5 8 (32.00%) Windows
5 8 (32.00%) DNS
5 8 (32.00%) HP
5 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
6 7 (28.00%) Lync
7 6 (24.00%) VMware
7 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (24.00%) Cacti
7 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
7 6 (24.00%) BGP
7 6 (24.00%) MPLS
7 6 (24.00%) OSPF
7 6 (24.00%) CCNP
7 6 (24.00%) CCNA
7 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
8 5 (20.00%) PPP
8 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 5 (20.00%) OpenView
8 5 (20.00%) CSS
8 5 (20.00%) ITIL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 7 (28.00%) Lync
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP CCM
1 2 (8.00%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (76.00%) LAN
2 10 (40.00%) Internet
2 10 (40.00%) Firewall
3 9 (36.00%) VLAN
3 9 (36.00%) Ethernet
3 9 (36.00%) Broadband
4 8 (32.00%) DHCP
4 8 (32.00%) DNS
5 6 (24.00%) MPLS
5 6 (24.00%) OSPF
5 6 (24.00%) BGP
5 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
6 5 (20.00%) PPP
6 5 (20.00%) L2TP
6 5 (20.00%) 3G
6 5 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
6 5 (20.00%) 2G
6 5 (20.00%) 4G
7 4 (16.00%) SAN
7 4 (16.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (24.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Product Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) IP Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior IP Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) PMI
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Linux
2 8 (32.00%) Windows
3 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Service Management
4 2 (8.00%) ERP
4 2 (8.00%) ITSM
4 2 (8.00%) Product Management
5 1 (4.00%) Matrix Management
5 1 (4.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.00%) VBScript
2 2 (8.00%) VB
3 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (24.00%) CCNA
2 6 (24.00%) CCNP
3 4 (16.00%) MCSE
3 4 (16.00%) MCSA
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.00%) CCDP
4 2 (8.00%) CCIE
4 2 (8.00%) MOS
4 2 (8.00%) MCTS
4 2 (8.00%) MCITP
5 1 (4.00%) CCIP
5 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Samba
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.00%) XenApp
2 3 (12.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (12.00%) vSphere
2 3 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Cacti
2 5 (20.00%) SCCM
2 5 (20.00%) OpenView
3 2 (8.00%) Nagios
3 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (8.00%) WSUS
3 2 (8.00%) SCOM
3 2 (8.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Cisco
2 8 (32.00%) HP
3 6 (24.00%) VMware
4 4 (16.00%) BT
5 3 (12.00%) Brocade
5 3 (12.00%) ProCurve
5 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (12.00%) 3PAR
5 3 (12.00%) EMC
6 2 (8.00%) Citrix
6 2 (8.00%) CA
6 2 (8.00%) JD Edwards
6 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.00%) Symantec
6 2 (8.00%) McAfee
6 2 (8.00%) SAP
6 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.00%) Mitel
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