The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 20 24 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.88% 2.08% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.70% 9.80% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £315 £525 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +72.13%
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £20.00 £22.59
% change year-on-year
-4.68% -11.44%

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
27 51 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 23.89% 21.25% 34.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 40 54
Median daily rate £260 £353 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.24% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £295 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Slough region with a requirement for WAN.

1 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) CCNP
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 2 (33.33%) F5
4 1 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
4 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) Riverbed
4 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) PMP
4 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
4 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Infovista
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) BIG-IP
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Network Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Implementation Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Network Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Project Implementation Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Voice Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) WAN Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (16.67%) PMP
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (16.67%) Blue Coat
2 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
2 1 (16.67%) Infovista
2 1 (16.67%) Riverbed
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