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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 72 61
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11  
Contract jobs citing WAN 32 55 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.75% 2.21% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.91% 8.94% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 33 33
Median daily rate £350 £258 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.92% -35.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £242 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £363 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 7
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £21.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 - £12.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.88 £26.00
% change year-on-year -31.42% -15.86%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 359 615 777
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 19.63% 24.75% 26.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 288 336
Median daily rate £400 £365 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +21.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £255 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £55.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -76.36% +52.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell 0 10 £300 +17.64%
Reading +1 8 £350 +4.79% 3
Slough +6 3 £425 +15.25% 1
Maidenhead - 2 - - 5
Newbury 0 1 £350 +86.66%
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 57 (73.08%) LAN
2 46 (58.97%) Cisco
3 35 (44.87%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (38.46%) CCNA
5 29 (37.18%) Firewall
6 28 (35.90%) CCNP
7 23 (29.49%) VPN
7 23 (29.49%) MPLS
8 22 (28.21%) Security Cleared
9 20 (25.64%) Telecoms
10 16 (20.51%) TCP/IP
10 16 (20.51%) ITIL
10 16 (20.51%) Windows
11 15 (19.23%) CheckPoint
12 13 (16.67%) BGP
12 13 (16.67%) Project Management
13 12 (15.38%) OSPF
13 12 (15.38%) VMware
13 12 (15.38%) VoIP
13 12 (15.38%) Juniper
13 12 (15.38%) Active Directory
13 12 (15.38%) SC Cleared
13 12 (15.38%) Data Centre
14 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
15 10 (12.82%) Ethernet
15 10 (12.82%) Linux
15 10 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (12.82%) Unified Communications
15 10 (12.82%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (12.82%) Analytical Skills

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 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 3 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.56%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.85%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.28%) MS Project
3 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.85%) Office 365
3 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.28%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (1.28%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.28%) G Suite
4 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 57 (73.08%) LAN
2 29 (37.18%) Firewall
3 23 (29.49%) MPLS
3 23 (29.49%) VPN
4 16 (20.51%) TCP/IP
5 13 (16.67%) BGP
6 12 (15.38%) OSPF
6 12 (15.38%) VoIP
7 10 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (12.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (12.82%) Ethernet
7 10 (12.82%) Unified Communications
8 9 (11.54%) Wireless
9 8 (10.26%) DSL
9 8 (10.26%) Internet
9 8 (10.26%) xDSL
10 7 (8.97%) WLAN
11 6 (7.69%) IPsec
12 5 (6.41%) SAN
12 5 (6.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
1 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.28%) MySQL
3 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
General
1 20 (25.64%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.28%) Finance
2 1 (1.28%) Marketing
2 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 12 (15.38%) Architect
3 8 (10.26%) Analyst
4 6 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 6 (7.69%) Network Architect
5 5 (6.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.13%) Blue Coat Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Consultant
6 4 (5.13%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) NOC Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Technical Leader
7 3 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Middleware Consultant
7 3 (3.85%) Network Administrator
7 3 (3.85%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (3.85%) Oracle Middleware Consultant
7 3 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) Middleware
2 1 (1.28%) CSS
2 1 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.85%) CMDB
3 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.56%) IVR
4 2 (2.56%) PKI
4 2 (2.56%) PMI
4 2 (2.56%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.28%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (1.28%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.28%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (1.28%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.28%) SCADA
5 1 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.51%) Windows
2 10 (12.82%) Linux
3 8 (10.26%) Windows Server
4 5 (6.41%) Unix
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.51%) ITIL
2 13 (16.67%) Project Management
3 9 (11.54%) Change Management
3 9 (11.54%) Network Management
3 9 (11.54%) Service Delivery
4 7 (8.97%) Migration
5 6 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.41%) Problem Management
6 5 (6.41%) Process Improvement
6 5 (6.41%) WAN Optimisation
7 4 (5.13%) Identity Management
7 4 (5.13%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.13%) Network Design
7 4 (5.13%) Service Management
7 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (3.85%) High Availability
8 3 (3.85%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (3.85%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.85%) SOA
8 3 (3.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.56%) C
1 2 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (44.87%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (38.46%) CCNA
3 28 (35.90%) CCNP
4 22 (28.21%) Security Cleared
5 12 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 8 (10.26%) CCDP
7 7 (8.97%) DV Cleared
8 6 (7.69%) CCDA
9 4 (5.13%) Degree
10 3 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (3.85%) CCIE
10 3 (3.85%) CISSP
11 2 (2.56%) BC Cleared
11 2 (2.56%) CCVP
11 2 (2.56%) MCSE
11 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.56%) PMI Certification
11 2 (2.56%) SANS
11 2 (2.56%) SSCP
12 1 (1.28%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) PMO
2 3 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.85%) SLA
3 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.97%) ProxySG
3 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.28%) Xen
5 1 (1.28%) XenApp
5 1 (1.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.85%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (3.85%) OPNET
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (2.56%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.56%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.28%) Ansible
4 1 (1.28%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.28%) Nagios
4 1 (1.28%) Nessus
4 1 (1.28%) Nexpose
4 1 (1.28%) Nmap
4 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.28%) Puppet
4 1 (1.28%) QRadar
4 1 (1.28%) SCCM
4 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 46 (58.97%) Cisco
2 15 (19.23%) CheckPoint
3 12 (15.38%) Juniper
3 12 (15.38%) VMware
4 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
5 8 (10.26%) Blue Coat
5 8 (10.26%) Citrix
6 6 (7.69%) F5
6 6 (7.69%) Palo Alto
7 4 (5.13%) Oracle
7 4 (5.13%) Riverbed
7 4 (5.13%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.85%) Arista
9 2 (2.56%) Apple
9 2 (2.56%) Avaya
9 2 (2.56%) BT
9 2 (2.56%) Symantec
9 2 (2.56%) Veeam
9 2 (2.56%) Verint
10 1 (1.28%) Alcatel-Lucent