Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 98 76
Rank change year-on-year +8 -22 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 94 72 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.18% 1.75% 2.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.48% 9.25% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 31 65
Berkshire median daily rate £424 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.79% +3.13% +1.27%
10th Percentile £213 £293 £237
90th Percentile £526 £588 £516
South East median daily rate £395 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +2.60% -3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -71.58% +214.05%
10th Percentile £18.75 £12.75 £32.10
90th Percentile £22.65 £14.25 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £22.38 £15.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year +44.35% -66.49% +110.23%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 819 778 956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.00% 18.88% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 330 478
Berkshire median daily rate £409 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £234 £250
90th Percentile £550 £600 £530
South East median daily rate £400 £390 £380
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 46 47
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -31.21% -28.64%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.65
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.00 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £16.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -32.50% -3.85%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Berkshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Berkshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Berkshire over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Berkshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Berkshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +4 32 £375 -3.85% 13
Newbury +8 17 £475 - 1
Bracknell +1 15 £265 -11.67% 3
Slough -12 8 £288 -13.21% 2
Maidenhead +6 3 £593 - 1
Windsor +2 2 £500 - 1
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 77 (81.91%) LAN
2 42 (44.68%) Cisco
3 38 (40.43%) Firewall
4 31 (32.98%) Juniper
5 30 (31.91%) Telecoms
6 29 (30.85%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (28.72%) TCP/IP
8 23 (24.47%) ITIL
8 23 (24.47%) Network Security
9 22 (23.40%) WLAN
9 22 (23.40%) Internet
10 21 (22.34%) MPLS
10 21 (22.34%) VPN
10 21 (22.34%) CCNP
11 19 (20.21%) OSPF
11 19 (20.21%) Security Cleared
12 18 (19.15%) BGP
13 16 (17.02%) Microsoft
13 16 (17.02%) Active Directory
13 16 (17.02%) VMware
14 14 (14.89%) Windows
15 13 (13.83%) Linux
15 13 (13.83%) CCNA
15 13 (13.83%) VLAN
15 13 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (13.83%) SC Cleared
16 12 (12.77%) Nortel
16 12 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (11.70%) Data Centre
17 11 (11.70%) DNS

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (9.57%) Skype for Business
2 8 (8.51%) OpenStack
3 5 (5.32%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.13%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.06%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 7 (7.45%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.45%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.32%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (4.26%) Office 365
5 3 (3.19%) OneDrive
6 2 (2.13%) IaaS
7 1 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (81.91%) LAN
2 38 (40.43%) Firewall
3 27 (28.72%) TCP/IP
4 23 (24.47%) Network Security
5 22 (23.40%) Internet
5 22 (23.40%) WLAN
6 21 (22.34%) MPLS
6 21 (22.34%) VPN
7 19 (20.21%) OSPF
8 18 (19.15%) BGP
9 13 (13.83%) VLAN
10 11 (11.70%) DNS
10 11 (11.70%) Wireless
11 10 (10.64%) VoIP
12 8 (8.51%) EIGRP
12 8 (8.51%) Unified Communications
13 7 (7.45%) DWDM
13 7 (7.45%) RIP
13 7 (7.45%) SDH
13 7 (7.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.06%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (1.06%) Apache Hive
1 1 (1.06%) Big Data
1 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.06%) HBase
1 1 (1.06%) Mahout
1 1 (1.06%) MySQL
1 1 (1.06%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.06%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.06%) Sqoop
General
1 30 (31.91%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.26%) Mandarin Language
2 4 (4.26%) Retail
3 3 (3.19%) Marketing
3 3 (3.19%) Spanish Language
4 2 (2.13%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (21.28%) Network Engineer
2 15 (15.96%) Architect
3 11 (11.70%) Analyst
4 10 (10.64%) Consultant
5 7 (7.45%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.38%) IT Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Network Architect
6 6 (6.38%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (6.38%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.38%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Firewall Specialist
7 5 (5.32%) Network Consultant
7 5 (5.32%) Network Specialist
7 5 (5.32%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 5 (5.32%) Senior IT Engineer
7 5 (5.32%) Senior Network Specialist
8 4 (4.26%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) Network Analyst
8 4 (4.26%) Security Analyst
9 3 (3.19%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.19%) SailPoint
2 2 (2.13%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.13%) Ajax
2 2 (2.13%) HTML
3 1 (1.06%) RESTful
3 1 (1.06%) SAML
3 1 (1.06%) Web Services
3 1 (1.06%) WSDL
3 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.70%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.26%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (3.19%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.19%) User Experience
7 2 (2.13%) Digital Signage
7 2 (2.13%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.13%) iPad
7 2 (2.13%) iPhone
8 1 (1.06%) CCTV
8 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.89%) Windows
2 13 (13.83%) Linux
3 7 (7.45%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.38%) Unix
5 5 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.32%) Ubuntu
6 4 (4.26%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.26%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.19%) Solaris
8 2 (2.13%) Android
8 2 (2.13%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.13%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.47%) ITIL
2 11 (11.70%) Load Balancing
2 11 (11.70%) Network Architecture
3 10 (10.64%) Network Monitoring
3 10 (10.64%) Network Virtualisation
3 10 (10.64%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (9.57%) Migration
4 9 (9.57%) Network Management
4 9 (9.57%) Project Management
5 8 (8.51%) Technical Leadership
6 7 (7.45%) Analytics
6 7 (7.45%) TOGAF
7 6 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (6.38%) Decision-Making
8 5 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.32%) BCP
8 5 (5.32%) Creative Thinking
8 5 (5.32%) Fault Analysis
8 5 (5.32%) ITIL V3
8 5 (5.32%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.45%) Perl
1 7 (7.45%) Python
2 6 (6.38%) C
3 5 (5.32%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.19%) SQL
4 3 (3.19%) VB
5 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.13%) Korn
5 2 (2.13%) PHP
5 2 (2.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.06%) C++
6 1 (1.06%) Java
Qualifications
1 29 (30.85%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (22.34%) CCNP
3 19 (20.21%) Security Cleared
4 13 (13.83%) CCNA
4 13 (13.83%) SC Cleared
5 9 (9.57%) Degree
6 5 (5.32%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.26%) BC Cleared
7 4 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (4.26%) CCIP
7 4 (4.26%) JNCIS
8 3 (3.19%) CCDA
8 3 (3.19%) CCVP
9 2 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (2.13%) HNC
9 2 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.13%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.13%) PMP
9 2 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.57%) SLA
2 2 (2.13%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.06%) QA
System Software
1 16 (17.02%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.32%) Docker
3 5 (5.32%) Firmware
3 5 (5.32%) KVM
4 1 (1.06%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.06%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (1.06%) HDFS
4 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.06%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (4.26%) SCCM
2 2 (2.13%) Ansible
2 2 (2.13%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.13%) Puppet
3 1 (1.06%) Ambari
3 1 (1.06%) Cobbler
3 1 (1.06%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (1.06%) Icinga
3 1 (1.06%) Nessus
3 1 (1.06%) Oozie
3 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.06%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 42 (44.68%) Cisco
2 31 (32.98%) Juniper
3 16 (17.02%) Microsoft
3 16 (17.02%) VMware
4 12 (12.77%) Nortel
5 10 (10.64%) CheckPoint
6 8 (8.51%) F5
6 8 (8.51%) Okta
6 8 (8.51%) Palo Alto
7 7 (7.45%) HP
8 6 (6.38%) Avaya
8 6 (6.38%) Fortinet
8 6 (6.38%) Meraki
8 6 (6.38%) Mirantis
8 6 (6.38%) Oracle
9 5 (5.32%) Red Hat
10 4 (4.26%) Riverbed
10 4 (4.26%) Symantec
11 3 (3.19%) Aruba
11 3 (3.19%) Brocade