Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 85 68
Rank change year-on-year -1 -17 -7
Contract jobs citing WAN 84 78 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.16% 1.94% 2.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.05% 9.91% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 77
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% - -7.10%
10th Percentile £255 £293 £217
90th Percentile £575 £586 £488
South East median daily rate £425 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +9.68% +1.97% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -70.00% +205.08%
10th Percentile £14.48 £9.74 £9.71
90th Percentile £45.38 £26.40 £47.25
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £17.38 £46.25
% change year-on-year +15.11% -62.43% +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 697 787 998
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.93% 19.59% 21.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 341 480
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £200 £250 £239
90th Percentile £550 £588 £525
South East median daily rate £411 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.75% +3.90% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 51 47
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% - -38.64%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.05
90th Percentile £44.40 £42.25 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £17.50 £24.30
% change year-on-year +30.00% -27.98% +8.00%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +2 31 £450 +8.43% 10
Bracknell +9 15 £270 -10.00% 1
Newbury -3 11 £463 +32.14%
Slough -4 6 £260 -20.00% 1
Wokingham -12 3 £625 +380.77%
Maidenhead -3 2 - - 2
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 62 (73.81%) LAN
2 46 (54.76%) Cisco
3 30 (35.71%) Juniper
4 28 (33.33%) Firewall
5 26 (30.95%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (26.19%) TCP/IP
7 21 (25.00%) MPLS
8 20 (23.81%) Telecoms
8 20 (23.81%) VPN
8 20 (23.81%) CCNP
9 19 (22.62%) WLAN
10 18 (21.43%) ITIL
10 18 (21.43%) Network Security
11 17 (20.24%) Internet
12 16 (19.05%) OSPF
12 16 (19.05%) Wireless
13 15 (17.86%) BGP
14 14 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (16.67%) Security Cleared
15 13 (15.48%) VLAN
15 13 (15.48%) VMware
15 13 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (15.48%) Data Centre
16 11 (13.10%) Project Management
16 11 (13.10%) Network Architecture
17 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (11.90%) Windows
17 10 (11.90%) Linux
17 10 (11.90%) CCNA
17 10 (11.90%) Unified Communications

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 (11.90%) OpenStack
2 4 (4.76%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.57%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.57%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.57%) IaaS
4 3 (3.57%) PaaS
5 2 (2.38%) HP Helion
5 2 (2.38%) Office 365
5 2 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (73.81%) LAN
2 28 (33.33%) Firewall
3 22 (26.19%) TCP/IP
4 21 (25.00%) MPLS
5 20 (23.81%) VPN
6 19 (22.62%) WLAN
7 18 (21.43%) Network Security
8 17 (20.24%) Internet
9 16 (19.05%) OSPF
9 16 (19.05%) Wireless
10 15 (17.86%) BGP
11 14 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (15.48%) VLAN
13 10 (11.90%) Unified Communications
14 9 (10.71%) DNS
14 9 (10.71%) Ethernet
14 9 (10.71%) IPsec
14 9 (10.71%) VoIP
15 8 (9.52%) EIGRP
16 7 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 20 (23.81%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.95%) Retail
3 2 (2.38%) Automotive
3 2 (2.38%) Finance
3 2 (2.38%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (23.81%) Architect
2 17 (20.24%) Network Engineer
3 13 (15.48%) Network Architect
4 9 (10.71%) Consultant
5 7 (8.33%) Analyst
5 7 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) IT Engineer
7 5 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.76%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (4.76%) Network Consultant
8 4 (4.76%) Network Specialist
8 4 (4.76%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.76%) Security Architect
9 3 (3.57%) Cisco Architect
9 3 (3.57%) Cisco Network Architect
9 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
9 3 (3.57%) Senior Network Specialist
9 3 (3.57%) Technical Manager
9 3 (3.57%) Wireless Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.38%) Ajax
1 2 (2.38%) HTML
1 2 (2.38%) RESTful
2 1 (1.19%) JSON
2 1 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (15.48%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.95%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.57%) Analytical Mindset
3 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.38%) Digital Signage
4 2 (2.38%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.38%) iPad
4 2 (2.38%) iPhone
4 2 (2.38%) User Experience
5 1 (1.19%) CCTV
5 1 (1.19%) Clustering
5 1 (1.19%) iSeries
5 1 (1.19%) Replication
5 1 (1.19%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.90%) Linux
1 10 (11.90%) Windows
2 5 (5.95%) Windows 10
2 5 (5.95%) Windows 7
2 5 (5.95%) Windows Server
3 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (4.76%) Ubuntu
3 4 (4.76%) Unix
4 2 (2.38%) Android
4 2 (2.38%) Mac OS
4 2 (2.38%) Solaris
4 2 (2.38%) Windows Embedded Compact
5 1 (1.19%) Debian
5 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.19%) SUSE
5 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) ITIL
2 11 (13.10%) Network Architecture
2 11 (13.10%) Project Management
3 10 (11.90%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (10.71%) Load Balancing
5 8 (9.52%) Network Design
5 8 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (9.52%) Presales
6 7 (8.33%) Network Management
6 7 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
7 6 (7.14%) Analytics
8 5 (5.95%) eTOM
8 5 (5.95%) Migration
8 5 (5.95%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (4.76%) Critical Thinking
9 4 (4.76%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.14%) Python
2 5 (5.95%) Perl
3 4 (4.76%) SQL
4 3 (3.57%) C
4 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.38%) Korn
5 2 (2.38%) PHP
5 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (30.95%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (23.81%) CCNP
3 14 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 10 (11.90%) CCNA
5 9 (10.71%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.95%) Degree
7 4 (4.76%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.57%) BC Cleared
8 3 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (3.57%) CCDA
8 3 (3.57%) HNC
8 3 (3.57%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.38%) CCDP
9 2 (2.38%) CCIE
9 2 (2.38%) CCIP
9 2 (2.38%) CCVP
9 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.19%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) SLA
2 4 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.38%) QA
4 1 (1.19%) GDPR
4 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (10.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.95%) Firmware
4 3 (3.57%) Docker
4 3 (3.57%) KVM
5 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.38%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.19%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.19%) XenApp
6 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) SCCM
2 4 (4.76%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.38%) Ansible
3 2 (2.38%) Cobbler
3 2 (2.38%) Icinga
3 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.38%) Puppet
3 2 (2.38%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.19%) Nessus
4 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (54.76%) Cisco
2 30 (35.71%) Juniper
3 13 (15.48%) VMware
4 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 9 (10.71%) Nortel
5 8 (9.52%) Mirantis
6 7 (8.33%) Brocade
6 7 (8.33%) Ruckus Wireless
7 6 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 6 (7.14%) Extreme Networks
7 6 (7.14%) Palo Alto
8 5 (5.95%) Aruba
8 5 (5.95%) Avaya
8 5 (5.95%) Citrix
8 5 (5.95%) HP
9 4 (4.76%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.57%) F5
10 3 (3.57%) Lotus
10 3 (3.57%) Oracle
10 3 (3.57%) SolarWinds