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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 59 45
Rank change year-on-year +2 -14  
Contract jobs citing WAN 42 64 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.29% 2.75% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.38% 11.79% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 38 46
Median daily rate £360 £350 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -11.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £234 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Median hourly rate £13.50 £7.88 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.42% -43.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +24.13% -4.44%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 369 543 593
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 20.09% 23.34% 24.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 248 238
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 31
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -59.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +12 9 £350 +86.66%
Reading -9 9 £425 +17.24% 5
Bracknell +7 8 £300 -5.88%
Maidenhead +1 4 £360 -10.00% 6
Slough +2 2 £638 +88.88% 2
Wokingham - 1 £130 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 48 (67.61%) LAN
2 34 (47.89%) Cisco
3 33 (46.48%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (42.25%) CCNP
5 26 (36.62%) CCNA
6 24 (33.80%) Telecoms
7 23 (32.39%) Security Cleared
8 22 (30.99%) VPN
9 19 (26.76%) MPLS
10 15 (21.13%) Firewall
11 14 (19.72%) ITIL
12 13 (18.31%) Linux
12 13 (18.31%) Internet
12 13 (18.31%) SC Cleared
13 12 (16.90%) Windows
13 12 (16.90%) VoIP
14 11 (15.49%) Migration
15 10 (14.08%) CCDA
15 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
15 10 (14.08%) DV Cleared
16 9 (12.68%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (12.68%) CCDP
16 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
16 9 (12.68%) OSPF
16 9 (12.68%) Wireless
17 8 (11.27%) Service Delivery
17 8 (11.27%) BGP
17 8 (11.27%) EIGRP
17 8 (11.27%) DNS
17 8 (11.27%) DHCP

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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 7 (9.86%) OpenStack
2 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.23%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudTrail
2 1 (1.41%) CloudFront
2 1 (1.41%) G Suite
2 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (67.61%) LAN
2 22 (30.99%) VPN
3 19 (26.76%) MPLS
4 15 (21.13%) Firewall
5 13 (18.31%) Internet
6 12 (16.90%) VoIP
7 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
8 9 (12.68%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (12.68%) OSPF
8 9 (12.68%) Wireless
9 8 (11.27%) BGP
9 8 (11.27%) DHCP
9 8 (11.27%) DNS
9 8 (11.27%) EIGRP
9 8 (11.27%) Unified Communications
9 8 (11.27%) VLAN
10 7 (9.86%) DMVPN
10 7 (9.86%) LTE
11 6 (8.45%) Ethernet
11 6 (8.45%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.41%) MySQL
1 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
General
1 24 (33.80%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.23%) Marketing
3 1 (1.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Finance
3 1 (1.41%) French Language
3 1 (1.41%) German Language
3 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (25.35%) Architect
2 14 (19.72%) Network Engineer
3 9 (12.68%) Network Architect
4 7 (9.86%) Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Author
4 7 (9.86%) Cloud Architect
4 7 (9.86%) Lead Architect
4 7 (9.86%) Technical Author
5 6 (8.45%) Consultant
5 6 (8.45%) Network Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Active Directory Consultant
6 4 (5.63%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) VMware Consultant
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Consultant
7 3 (4.23%) Blue Coat Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Network Support
7 3 (4.23%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.23%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.63%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.23%) SCADA
4 2 (2.82%) IVR
4 2 (2.82%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.41%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.31%) Linux
2 12 (16.90%) Windows
3 7 (9.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (8.45%) Windows Server
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.63%) Android
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.72%) ITIL
2 11 (15.49%) Migration
3 8 (11.27%) Service Delivery
4 7 (9.86%) eTOM
4 7 (9.86%) Open Source
5 6 (8.45%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (8.45%) Network Architecture
5 6 (8.45%) Network Management
5 6 (8.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (7.04%) Network Design
6 5 (7.04%) Validation
7 4 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.63%) Change Control
7 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 4 (5.63%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 4 (5.63%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (4.23%) Adaptive Security
8 3 (4.23%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.23%) Project Management
9 2 (2.82%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) PowerShell
1 4 (5.63%) VB
2 3 (4.23%) C
3 2 (2.82%) SQL
4 1 (1.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (46.48%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (42.25%) CCNP
3 26 (36.62%) CCNA
4 23 (32.39%) Security Cleared
5 13 (18.31%) SC Cleared
6 10 (14.08%) CCDA
6 10 (14.08%) DV Cleared
7 9 (12.68%) CCDP
8 5 (7.04%) Degree
9 4 (5.63%) BC Cleared
9 4 (5.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.41%) APMP
10 1 (1.41%) AWS Certification
10 1 (1.41%) CCIE
10 1 (1.41%) CISA
10 1 (1.41%) CISM
10 1 (1.41%) CISSP
10 1 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.41%) MCSE
10 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.41%) PMO
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.63%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) AirWatch
1 4 (5.63%) NetBackup
1 4 (5.63%) WSUS
2 2 (2.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.82%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (1.41%) Ansible
3 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.41%) Nagios
3 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.41%) Puppet
3 1 (1.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (47.89%) Cisco
2 7 (9.86%) Juniper
2 7 (9.86%) Red Hat
2 7 (9.86%) VMware
3 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.63%) Blue Coat
4 4 (5.63%) MobileIron
4 4 (5.63%) Symantec
5 3 (4.23%) Avaya
5 3 (4.23%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.23%) Citrix
5 3 (4.23%) F5
6 2 (2.82%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (2.82%) Arista
6 2 (2.82%) Fujitsu
6 2 (2.82%) Palo Alto
6 2 (2.82%) Verint
7 1 (1.41%) Brocade
7 1 (1.41%) Google
7 1 (1.41%) Huawei
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