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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 21 17 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 2.17% 6.10% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 24.66% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 2
Average daily rate £369 £449 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.82% +72.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £283 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £593 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +38.46%
WAN
Berkshire

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
44 73 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 23.91% 24.75% 21.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 39 19
Average daily rate £375 £413 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +78.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £199 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £524 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Wireless
5 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (28.57%) Network Security
5 2 (28.57%) HIPAA
5 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
5 2 (28.57%) F5
5 2 (28.57%) ArcSight
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) ArcSight ESM
5 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) CCNA
5 2 (28.57%) CCDA
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) SNMP
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) VoIP
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
6 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) SNMP
4 2 (28.57%) VoIP
4 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 1 (14.29%) Broadband
5 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
5 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (14.29%) WLAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) ArcSight Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Principal Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Principal Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Product Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Product Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
1 2 (28.57%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCDA
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) HIPAA
2 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) ArcSight
2 2 (28.57%) F5
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) VMware