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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 33 30 19
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.67% 1.92% 4.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.17% 9.80% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Average daily rate
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- £381 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.84 £18.00 £18.15
% change year-on-year
+26.86% -0.82%
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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
81 51 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 27.09% 19.62% 26.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 27 19
Average daily rate £288 £363 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.48% +15.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 10
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 £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 20 October 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%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco
4 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 5 (38.46%) IBM Notes
4 5 (38.46%) ITIL
4 5 (38.46%) Citrix
4 5 (38.46%) Lotus
4 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
4 5 (38.46%) VMware
5 4 (30.77%) Fat Client
5 4 (30.77%) Thin Client
5 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
6 3 (23.08%) HP
6 3 (23.08%) SAN
6 3 (23.08%) NetApp
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) Service Management
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
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%) Management Information System
7 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (15.38%) VPN
8 1 (7.69%) DNS
8 1 (7.69%) GPRS
8 1 (7.69%) IPv6

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5 (38.46%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) LAN
2 3 (23.08%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) VPN
3 2 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) ZigBee
4 1 (7.69%) HSPA
4 1 (7.69%) GPRS
4 1 (7.69%) DNS
4 1 (7.69%) IPv6
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) 3GPP
4 1 (7.69%) UMTS
4 1 (7.69%) FTP
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) LabVIEW
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
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%) Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Lead Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Client/Server
1 4 (30.77%) Thin Client
1 4 (30.77%) Fat Client
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) CMDB
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Service Delivery
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Service Management
2 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
3 2 (15.38%) Coaching
3 2 (15.38%) Line 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
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 1 (7.69%) V-Model
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (7.69%) PMP
1 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
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
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix
2 5 (38.46%) Lotus
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) NetApp
3 3 (23.08%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Agilent
4 1 (7.69%) Metastorm