Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 87 71
Rank change year-on-year +4 -16 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 88 67 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.20% 1.78% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.19% 9.38% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 41 77
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +3.70% -15.09%
10th Percentile £248 £300 £223
90th Percentile £589 £500 £475
South East median daily rate £425 £406 £363
% change year-on-year +4.81% +11.86% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £7.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% +71.43% -47.93%
10th Percentile £14.48 £10.12 £7.69
90th Percentile £45.38 £24.38 £8.06
South East median hourly rate £23.88 £15.25 £36.25
% change year-on-year +56.56% -57.93% +20.83%

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 667 714 1,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.69% 18.93% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 307 549
Berkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £186 £229 £250
90th Percentile £549 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 52 40
Berkshire median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.54% -27.78% -48.57%
10th Percentile £13.28 £12.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.63 £47.95 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% -10.11%

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 20 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

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 6 months to 20 July 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 +9 31 £500 +19.05% 2
Newbury -8 15 £450 +28.57% 2
Bracknell -4 10 £264 -12.08% 4
Slough -9 6 £280 -34.12%
Wokingham -8 3 £625 +380.77%
Maidenhead -13 1 £413 +14.58% 1
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 63 (71.59%) LAN
2 50 (56.82%) Cisco
3 31 (35.23%) VPN
4 28 (31.82%) Firewall
5 27 (30.68%) MPLS
6 25 (28.41%) Telecoms
7 23 (26.14%) Juniper
8 17 (19.32%) ITIL
8 17 (19.32%) Internet
8 17 (19.32%) Unified Communications
9 16 (18.18%) Project Management
9 16 (18.18%) Windows
9 16 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (18.18%) DNS
10 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
10 15 (17.05%) WLAN
10 15 (17.05%) Wireless
11 14 (15.91%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (14.77%) OSPF
12 13 (14.77%) VoIP
12 13 (14.77%) Active Directory
13 12 (13.64%) TCP/IP
13 12 (13.64%) CCNP
13 12 (13.64%) Linux
13 12 (13.64%) BGP
13 12 (13.64%) IP Telephony
13 12 (13.64%) Data Centre
14 11 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
14 11 (12.50%) Ethernet
15 10 (11.36%) VMware

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 10 (11.36%) OpenStack
2 6 (6.82%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.41%) GroupWise
4 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.14%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (9.09%) Office 365
3 5 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.41%) IaaS
4 3 (3.41%) SaaS
5 2 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.27%) HP Helion
5 2 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (71.59%) LAN
2 31 (35.23%) VPN
3 28 (31.82%) Firewall
4 27 (30.68%) MPLS
5 17 (19.32%) Internet
5 17 (19.32%) Unified Communications
6 16 (18.18%) DNS
7 15 (17.05%) Wireless
7 15 (17.05%) WLAN
8 14 (15.91%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (14.77%) OSPF
9 13 (14.77%) VoIP
10 12 (13.64%) BGP
10 12 (13.64%) IP Telephony
10 12 (13.64%) TCP/IP
11 11 (12.50%) Ethernet
12 9 (10.23%) Network Security
12 9 (10.23%) VLAN
13 8 (9.09%) IPsec
13 8 (9.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Hudson
General
1 25 (28.41%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.68%) Retail
3 3 (3.41%) Finance
4 2 (2.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
5 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (26.14%) Architect
2 16 (18.18%) Consultant
3 14 (15.91%) Network Architect
4 13 (14.77%) Project Manager
5 12 (13.64%) Network Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Analyst
6 6 (6.82%) Unified Communications Manager
7 5 (5.68%) Network Consultant
7 5 (5.68%) Network Manager
7 5 (5.68%) Security Architect
7 5 (5.68%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (4.55%) Support Consultant
8 4 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (4.55%) WAN Consultant
9 3 (3.41%) LAN/WAN Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.27%) RESTful
2 1 (1.14%) COM
2 1 (1.14%) JSON
2 1 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.82%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.55%) IVR
5 3 (3.41%) PMI
5 3 (3.41%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.27%) Digital Signage
6 2 (2.27%) iPad
6 2 (2.27%) iPhone
6 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.27%) User Experience
7 1 (1.14%) CCTV
7 1 (1.14%) Clustering
7 1 (1.14%) iSeries
7 1 (1.14%) PKI
7 1 (1.14%) Replication
7 1 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.18%) Windows
2 12 (13.64%) Linux
3 7 (7.95%) Windows 7
4 6 (6.82%) Mac OS
5 5 (5.68%) Unix
5 5 (5.68%) Windows Server
6 4 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.55%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.41%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.27%) Android
8 2 (2.27%) Solaris
8 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.27%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (1.14%) Debian
9 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.14%) OS/2
9 1 (1.14%) SUSE
9 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) ITIL
2 16 (18.18%) Project Management
3 10 (11.36%) Presales
4 9 (10.23%) Load Balancing
4 9 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (9.09%) Migration
5 8 (9.09%) Network Architecture
5 8 (9.09%) Network Design
6 7 (7.95%) Network Virtualisation
7 6 (6.82%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (6.82%) Service Delivery
7 6 (6.82%) WFM
8 5 (5.68%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (5.68%) Network Management
8 5 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (4.55%) Analytical Thinking
9 4 (4.55%) Analytics
9 4 (4.55%) Critical Thinking
9 4 (4.55%) Security Architecture
9 4 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 4 (4.55%) Python
2 3 (3.41%) C
2 3 (3.41%) Perl
3 2 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (13.64%) CCNP
3 9 (10.23%) CCNA
4 8 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.82%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.68%) CCDA
6 5 (5.68%) CCIE
7 4 (4.55%) CCDP
8 3 (3.41%) CCIP
8 3 (3.41%) CCVP
8 3 (3.41%) Degree
8 3 (3.41%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.27%) BC Cleared
9 2 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.27%) HNC
9 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.14%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.27%) QA
2 2 (2.27%) SLA
3 1 (1.14%) GDPR
3 1 (1.14%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (14.77%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.95%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.68%) XenApp
5 3 (3.41%) Docker
5 3 (3.41%) KVM
5 3 (3.41%) vSphere
6 2 (2.27%) Firmware
6 2 (2.27%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.14%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 6 (6.82%) SCCM
3 4 (4.55%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.27%) Ansible
4 2 (2.27%) Cobbler
4 2 (2.27%) Icinga
4 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.27%) Puppet
4 2 (2.27%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.14%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.14%) Nessus
5 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (56.82%) Cisco
2 23 (26.14%) Juniper
3 15 (17.05%) Microsoft
4 10 (11.36%) VMware
5 8 (9.09%) Citrix
6 7 (7.95%) Avaya
6 7 (7.95%) Brocade
6 7 (7.95%) HP
6 7 (7.95%) Mirantis
6 7 (7.95%) Ruckus Wireless
7 6 (6.82%) Extreme Networks
7 6 (6.82%) Nortel
8 5 (5.68%) Aruba
8 5 (5.68%) CheckPoint
9 4 (4.55%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.55%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.41%) Capita
10 3 (3.41%) Infovista
10 3 (3.41%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.27%) Equitrac