Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 2020 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
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 50 79 81
Rank change year-on-year +29 +2 +6
Contract jobs citing WAN 51 103 87
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.01% 2.41% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.23% 13.48% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 59 60
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £317 £210 £248
90th Percentile £656 £538 £589
South East median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.26% +44.44%
10th Percentile £15.67 £13.80 £14.48
90th Percentile £27.13 £30.13 £45.38
South East median hourly rate £19.50 £24.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -19.59% -19.17% +103.39%

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 417 764 675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 24.65% 17.91% 16.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 347 324
Median daily rate £410 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.61% +0.61% +2.50%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £187
90th Percentile £580 £567 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £413
% change year-on-year +2.41% +0.61% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 51 28
Median hourly rate £19.50 £12.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.50% -42.86% +61.54%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.00 £13.28
90th Percentile £47.70 £51.50 £53.63
Median hourly rate £32.25 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +79.17% -28.01% +42.87%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Berkshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WAN in Berkshire.

Daily rate trend for WAN in Berkshire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WAN in Berkshire over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WAN in Berkshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WAN in Berkshire.

Hourly rate trend for WAN in Berkshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing WAN in Berkshire over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

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 6 months to 11 July 2020. 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
Newbury +7 16 £425 +88.89% 1
Reading +15 15 £425 -5.56% 1
Bracknell +25 2 - -
Slough +15 2 £670 +103.03%
Maidenhead +6 1 - -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, 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 25 (49.02%) Telecoms
2 22 (43.14%) LAN
3 18 (35.29%) VPN
3 18 (35.29%) Cisco
4 17 (33.33%) MPLS
5 16 (31.37%) Juniper
6 14 (27.45%) BGP
7 13 (25.49%) OSPF
7 13 (25.49%) Firewall
8 11 (21.57%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (21.57%) DNS
8 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
9 10 (19.61%) Unified Communications
9 10 (19.61%) Ethernet
9 10 (19.61%) Internet
9 10 (19.61%) EIGRP
10 9 (17.65%) CCNP
10 9 (17.65%) CCNA
10 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
11 8 (15.69%) RIP
11 8 (15.69%) IPsec
11 8 (15.69%) Migration
11 8 (15.69%) VMware
12 7 (13.73%) Network Design
12 7 (13.73%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (13.73%) Communications Security
12 7 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (11.76%) Network Security

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 2 (3.92%) Confluence
1 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.92%) AWS
2 2 (3.92%) Azure
3 1 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.96%) Office 365
3 1 (1.96%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.96%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 22 (43.14%) LAN
2 18 (35.29%) VPN
3 17 (33.33%) MPLS
4 14 (27.45%) BGP
5 13 (25.49%) Firewall
5 13 (25.49%) OSPF
6 11 (21.57%) DNS
7 10 (19.61%) EIGRP
7 10 (19.61%) Ethernet
7 10 (19.61%) Internet
7 10 (19.61%) Unified Communications
8 8 (15.69%) IPsec
8 8 (15.69%) RIP
9 6 (11.76%) ADSL
9 6 (11.76%) DSL
9 6 (11.76%) Network Security
9 6 (11.76%) TCP/IP
9 6 (11.76%) VoIP
9 6 (11.76%) xDSL
10 5 (9.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) Big Data
1 1 (1.96%) Data Lake
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (1.96%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.96%) NeoLoad
General
1 25 (49.02%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.92%) German Language
3 1 (1.96%) Electronics
3 1 (1.96%) Finance
3 1 (1.96%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 19 (37.25%) Architect
2 11 (21.57%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (15.69%) Network Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) Analyst
4 6 (11.76%) Network Architect
5 5 (9.80%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.88%) Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.88%) IP Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Designer
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Network Security Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Solutions Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Data Centre
1 4 (7.84%) Replication
2 3 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) User Experience
3 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.96%) CMDB
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Linux
2 2 (3.92%) Windows
3 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.69%) Migration
2 7 (13.73%) Communications Security
2 7 (13.73%) Network Design
2 7 (13.73%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (11.76%) Change Management
3 6 (11.76%) Process Management
3 6 (11.76%) Service Delivery
3 6 (11.76%) Service Management
4 5 (9.80%) Decision-Making
4 5 (9.80%) ITIL
4 5 (9.80%) Load Balancing
4 5 (9.80%) Project Management
4 5 (9.80%) Service Design
4 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.84%) Analytics
5 4 (7.84%) Network Architecture
5 4 (7.84%) Network Virtualisation
5 4 (7.84%) Technical Leadership
5 4 (7.84%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) C
1 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (21.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (17.65%) CCNA
2 9 (17.65%) CCNP
2 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (11.76%) CCDP
3 6 (11.76%) CCIP
4 5 (9.80%) BC Cleared
5 3 (5.88%) Degree
6 2 (3.92%) CCIE
7 1 (1.96%) CCDA
7 1 (1.96%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.96%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.96%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.96%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (9.80%) VMware NSX
3 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.96%) Docker
4 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Ansible
1 3 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (1.96%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.96%) Puppet
2 1 (1.96%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) Cisco
2 16 (31.37%) Juniper
3 8 (15.69%) VMware
4 6 (11.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 5 (9.80%) F5
5 5 (9.80%) Palo Alto
6 3 (5.88%) Riverbed
6 3 (5.88%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.92%) AppDynamics
7 2 (3.92%) AppNeta
7 2 (3.92%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.92%) Dynatrace
7 2 (3.92%) Infovista
7 2 (3.92%) Meraki
7 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.96%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.96%) BMC
8 1 (1.96%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.96%) Nokia
8 1 (1.96%) Nortel