Period
to 26 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 77 66
Rank change year-on-year -6 -11 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 87 77 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.20% 2.02% 2.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.97% 10.05% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 48 88
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +1.45% -13.21%
10th Percentile £238 £289 £228
90th Percentile £610 £451 £459
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £350
% change year-on-year +3.03% +17.86% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.07% - -
South East median hourly rate £42.42 £16.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +157.09% -62.50% +57.14%

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 671 766 1,150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.96% 20.08% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 340 543
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £524
South East median daily rate £413 £403 £380
% change year-on-year +2.29% +6.12% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 54 35
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -56.36% -23.61%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.80
90th Percentile £49.30 £52.03 £63.00
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £16.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year +49.25% -48.46% +0.74%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +4 26 £500 +25.00% 13
Newbury -9 16 £438 +25.00% 5
Bracknell -10 8 £264 -12.08% 2
Slough -7 6 £300 -33.33% 3
Wokingham - 4 £556 -
Windsor - 2 - -
Maidenhead -6 1 £413 +14.58% 2
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 58 (66.67%) LAN
2 46 (52.87%) Cisco
3 26 (29.89%) Telecoms
4 25 (28.74%) VPN
5 24 (27.59%) MPLS
6 21 (24.14%) Firewall
7 18 (20.69%) ITIL
8 17 (19.54%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (19.54%) Project Management
8 17 (19.54%) Unified Communications
9 14 (16.09%) Internet
9 14 (16.09%) DNS
9 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
9 14 (16.09%) CCNP
9 14 (16.09%) Windows
9 14 (16.09%) VoIP
9 14 (16.09%) Data Centre
10 13 (14.94%) Cisco CUCM
11 12 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (13.79%) Ethernet
11 12 (13.79%) Juniper
11 12 (13.79%) IP Telephony
12 11 (12.64%) Active Directory
12 11 (12.64%) Wireless
13 10 (11.49%) WLAN
13 10 (11.49%) Linux
13 10 (11.49%) Network Security
14 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
14 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (10.34%) TCP/IP

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 4 (4.60%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.45%) GroupWise
2 3 (3.45%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.30%) Apache
3 2 (2.30%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (10.34%) Office 365
2 3 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.45%) SaaS
3 2 (2.30%) HP Helion
3 2 (2.30%) IaaS
4 1 (1.15%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.15%) PaaS
4 1 (1.15%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 58 (66.67%) LAN
2 25 (28.74%) VPN
3 24 (27.59%) MPLS
4 21 (24.14%) Firewall
5 17 (19.54%) Unified Communications
6 14 (16.09%) DNS
6 14 (16.09%) Internet
6 14 (16.09%) VoIP
7 12 (13.79%) Ethernet
7 12 (13.79%) IP Telephony
7 12 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (12.64%) Wireless
9 10 (11.49%) Network Security
9 10 (11.49%) WLAN
10 9 (10.34%) TCP/IP
11 8 (9.20%) IPsec
12 6 (6.90%) BGP
12 6 (6.90%) OSPF
12 6 (6.90%) SNMP
12 6 (6.90%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Hudson
General
1 26 (29.89%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.45%) Finance
2 3 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.15%) Legal
3 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (27.59%) Architect
2 15 (17.24%) Network Architect
3 14 (16.09%) Consultant
4 13 (14.94%) Network Engineer
4 13 (14.94%) Project Manager
5 7 (8.05%) Unified Communications Manager
6 6 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.75%) Network Consultant
7 5 (5.75%) Network Manager
7 5 (5.75%) Security Architect
7 5 (5.75%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (4.60%) Coordinator
8 4 (4.60%) LAN Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 4 (4.60%) Support Consultant
8 4 (4.60%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.15%) COM
1 1 (1.15%) JSON
1 1 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.09%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.75%) IVR
3 5 (5.75%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.45%) NHS
4 3 (3.45%) PMI
4 3 (3.45%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.30%) Clustering
5 2 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.15%) iSeries
6 1 (1.15%) PKI
6 1 (1.15%) Replication
6 1 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (16.09%) Windows
2 10 (11.49%) Linux
3 6 (6.90%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.60%) Mac OS
4 4 (4.60%) SUSE
4 4 (4.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.60%) Unix
5 3 (3.45%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.30%) Solaris
6 2 (2.30%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.15%) OS/2
7 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.69%) ITIL
2 17 (19.54%) Project Management
3 9 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (9.20%) Migration
4 8 (9.20%) Presales
5 7 (8.05%) Load Balancing
5 7 (8.05%) Network Design
5 7 (8.05%) WFM
6 6 (6.90%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.75%) eTOM
7 5 (5.75%) Network Management
7 5 (5.75%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (4.60%) Analytical Thinking
8 4 (4.60%) Change Management
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Transformation
8 4 (4.60%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.60%) Problem Management
8 4 (4.60%) Security Architecture
8 4 (4.60%) Service Management
8 4 (4.60%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.45%) C
1 3 (3.45%) Python
2 2 (2.30%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.30%) Perl
2 2 (2.30%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (19.54%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (16.09%) CCNP
3 8 (9.20%) CCNA
4 7 (8.05%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.90%) CCIE
5 6 (6.90%) SC Cleared
6 5 (5.75%) CCDP
7 3 (3.45%) CCDA
7 3 (3.45%) PMI Certification
8 2 (2.30%) BC Cleared
8 2 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.30%) CCIP
8 2 (2.30%) Degree
8 2 (2.30%) HNC
8 2 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.15%) CCSE
9 1 (1.15%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.15%) JNCIE
9 1 (1.15%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.15%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.30%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.30%) SLA
3 1 (1.15%) GDPR
3 1 (1.15%) PMO
3 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 11 (12.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.90%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.60%) XenApp
4 3 (3.45%) vSphere
5 2 (2.30%) Firmware
5 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.15%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 13 (14.94%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.60%) Puppet
2 4 (4.60%) SCCM
3 2 (2.30%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.15%) Ansible
4 1 (1.15%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.15%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.15%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (52.87%) Cisco
2 14 (16.09%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.79%) Juniper
4 7 (8.05%) Ruckus Wireless
5 6 (6.90%) Extreme Networks
5 6 (6.90%) HP
5 6 (6.90%) VMware
6 5 (5.75%) Brocade
6 5 (5.75%) Citrix
7 4 (4.60%) Aruba
7 4 (4.60%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.60%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.45%) Avaya
8 3 (3.45%) F5
8 3 (3.45%) Infovista
9 2 (2.30%) Capita
9 2 (2.30%) Dell
9 2 (2.30%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.30%) Tandberg
9 2 (2.30%) Veeam