Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 68 68
Rank change year-on-year -33 0 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 69 113 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.68% 2.65% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.02% 11.48% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 71 74
Berkshire median daily rate £397 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.73% -5.06% +12.86%
10th Percentile £288 £213 £196
90th Percentile £586 £525 £516
South East median daily rate £388 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -3.13% +3.23% +15.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £45.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.00% +205.08% -15.71%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.73 £13.50
90th Percentile £14.25 £55.00 £21.85
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £40.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year -61.49% +82.95% +29.41%

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 765 984 1067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.59% 23.06% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 488 526
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £398 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.71% +3.47%
10th Percentile £246 £253 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 55 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -48.57% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.38 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 2017. 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 -15 20 £383 -1.29% 7
Slough +10 13 £331 +20.67% 2
Newbury +3 6 - - 1
Bracknell -3 6 £300 -11.11%
Windsor - 5 - -
Maidenhead -16 3 £360 -10.00% 1
Wokingham - 1 £130 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 50 (72.46%) LAN
2 33 (47.83%) Cisco
3 28 (40.58%) Windows
4 23 (33.33%) DNS
4 23 (33.33%) Firewall
5 22 (31.88%) TCP/IP
6 21 (30.43%) Active Directory
6 21 (30.43%) DHCP
7 19 (27.54%) VMware
8 16 (23.19%) Linux
8 16 (23.19%) VPN
8 16 (23.19%) Data Centre
9 15 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (20.29%) MPLS
11 12 (17.39%) Wireless
11 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
11 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (17.39%) Windows 10
12 11 (15.94%) Office 365
12 11 (15.94%) Windows Server
12 11 (15.94%) Windows 7
12 11 (15.94%) Network Security
12 11 (15.94%) CCNA
12 11 (15.94%) VoIP
12 11 (15.94%) Symantec
13 10 (14.49%) BGP
13 10 (14.49%) CCNP
13 10 (14.49%) Citrix
13 10 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure

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 3 (4.35%) IIS
1 3 (4.35%) OpenStack
1 3 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.94%) Office 365
2 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.90%) IaaS
5 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 50 (72.46%) LAN
2 23 (33.33%) DNS
2 23 (33.33%) Firewall
3 22 (31.88%) TCP/IP
4 21 (30.43%) DHCP
5 16 (23.19%) VPN
6 14 (20.29%) MPLS
7 12 (17.39%) Wireless
8 11 (15.94%) Network Security
8 11 (15.94%) VoIP
9 10 (14.49%) BGP
10 9 (13.04%) Ethernet
11 8 (11.59%) OSPF
12 7 (10.14%) Internet
12 7 (10.14%) VLAN
13 6 (8.70%) IPsec
13 6 (8.70%) Unified Communications
14 5 (7.25%) EIGRP
14 5 (7.25%) SAN
15 4 (5.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 7 (10.14%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.25%) Finance
3 4 (5.80%) Retail
4 3 (4.35%) Back Office
4 3 (4.35%) Marketing
5 2 (2.90%) French Language
5 2 (2.90%) German Language
5 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.45%) Advertising
6 1 (1.45%) Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (26.09%) Architect
2 14 (20.29%) Network Engineer
3 11 (15.94%) Project Manager
4 10 (14.49%) Network Architect
5 8 (11.59%) Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
6 6 (8.70%) Desktop Support
6 6 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (7.25%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.80%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (5.80%) Lead Architect
9 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) Web Services
2 1 (1.45%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) Data Centre
2 10 (14.49%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.25%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.80%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.90%) FMCG
5 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.45%) EPoS
6 1 (1.45%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.45%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.45%) iPad
6 1 (1.45%) iPhone
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle Exalogic
6 1 (1.45%) PKI
6 1 (1.45%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 28 (40.58%) Windows
2 16 (23.19%) Linux
3 12 (17.39%) Windows 10
3 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (15.94%) Windows 7
4 11 (15.94%) Windows Server
5 7 (10.14%) Windows 8
6 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.80%) Apple iOS
7 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.35%) Unix
9 1 (1.45%) AIX
9 1 (1.45%) Android
9 1 (1.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.59%) ITIL
1 8 (11.59%) Load Balancing
1 8 (11.59%) Migration
1 8 (11.59%) Mobile Device Management
2 6 (8.70%) Network Design
3 5 (7.25%) PRINCE2
4 4 (5.80%) Incident Management
4 4 (5.80%) Network Architecture
4 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (4.35%) Change Management
5 3 (4.35%) Coaching
5 3 (4.35%) Data Analysis
5 3 (4.35%) Network Segmentation
5 3 (4.35%) Open Source
5 3 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (4.35%) Security Architecture
5 3 (4.35%) Service Design
5 3 (4.35%) Workflow
6 2 (2.90%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
1 6 (8.70%) Python
2 5 (7.25%) SQL
3 4 (5.80%) C
3 4 (5.80%) Perl
4 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.35%) C-shell
4 3 (4.35%) Korn
5 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (15.94%) CCNA
3 10 (14.49%) CCNP
4 7 (10.14%) Degree
4 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
5 5 (7.25%) CCIE
5 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
6 4 (5.80%) CCDA
6 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.35%) A+ Certification
7 3 (4.35%) BC Cleared
7 3 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (4.35%) CompTIA Security+
7 3 (4.35%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (4.35%) Security+ Certification
8 2 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.90%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.90%) JNCIP
8 2 (2.90%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.04%) SLA
2 2 (2.90%) PMO
3 1 (1.45%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.45%) PMBOK
System Software
1 21 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (14.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (13.04%) XenDesktop
5 6 (8.70%) XenApp
6 3 (4.35%) NFS
6 3 (4.35%) VMware NSX
6 3 (4.35%) vSphere
6 3 (4.35%) XenServer
7 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.45%) Firmware
8 1 (1.45%) Openswan
8 1 (1.45%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (5.80%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.35%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.90%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (2.90%) SCCM
5 1 (1.45%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.45%) CSIRT
5 1 (1.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (47.83%) Cisco
2 19 (27.54%) VMware
3 12 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 11 (15.94%) Symantec
5 10 (14.49%) Citrix
6 7 (10.14%) Juniper
6 7 (10.14%) Oracle
7 6 (8.70%) Apple
7 6 (8.70%) Brocade
7 6 (8.70%) MobileIron
8 5 (7.25%) Forcepoint
8 5 (7.25%) Fortinet
8 5 (7.25%) HP
8 5 (7.25%) Polycom
9 4 (5.80%) Canon
9 4 (5.80%) EMC
9 4 (5.80%) F5
9 4 (5.80%) IBM
9 4 (5.80%) NetApp
10 3 (4.35%) Palo Alto