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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 26 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.64% 3.69% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 15.00% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Average daily rate
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£463 £256 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.48% -14.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
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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
96 60 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 31.68% 24.59% 34.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 25 35
Average daily rate £325 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Average hourly rate £34.00 £33.75 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.79 £19.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 12 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 6 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (50.00%) ITIL
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) HP
4 5 (41.67%) Firewall
5 4 (33.33%) Wireless
5 4 (33.33%) Retail
5 4 (33.33%) Network Management
5 4 (33.33%) CCNA
5 4 (33.33%) VPN
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (33.33%) WLAN
5 4 (33.33%) Broadband
6 3 (25.00%) ADSL
6 3 (25.00%) SAP
6 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
6 3 (25.00%) SNMP
6 3 (25.00%) AIX
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) DB2
6 3 (25.00%) 3G
6 3 (25.00%) OSPF
6 3 (25.00%) BGP
6 3 (25.00%) SSL
6 3 (25.00%) SLA
6 3 (25.00%) IBM

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) Wireless
4 4 (33.33%) VPN
4 4 (33.33%) WLAN
4 4 (33.33%) Broadband
5 3 (25.00%) ADSL
5 3 (25.00%) Ethernet
5 3 (25.00%) SNMP
5 3 (25.00%) 3G
5 3 (25.00%) OSPF
5 3 (25.00%) BGP
5 3 (25.00%) SSL
5 3 (25.00%) VLAN
5 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (25.00%) L2TP
5 3 (25.00%) IPsec
5 3 (25.00%) 4G
6 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) DB2
2 2 (16.67%) SAP HANA
2 2 (16.67%) SAP BW
2 2 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (16.67%) SAP Data Services
General
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) SAP Architect
2 3 (25.00%) SAP Technical Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Lead Designer
3 2 (16.67%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) AIX
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Network Management
3 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Line Management
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (8.33%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) ABAP
2 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CCNA
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
1 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) SAP
3 3 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (16.67%) F5
4 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 2 (16.67%) Business Objects
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Lotus