Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 70 60
Rank change year-on-year -24 -10 +12
Contract jobs citing WAN 78 91 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.95% 2.31% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.82% 9.97% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 59 86
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -3.45% -1.02%
10th Percentile £285 £274 £216
90th Percentile £528 £507 £519
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £47.50 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.58% +104.30% +19.23%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.58 £17.18
90th Percentile £14.25 £55.00 £28.73
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -15.15% -58.75% +129.23%

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 721 913 1,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.05% 23.21% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 430 540
Berkshire median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £239 £213 £250
90th Percentile £600 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.14% +5.47% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 52 47
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.81 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.24% -51.76% +81.40%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.28 £15.55
90th Percentile £38.10 £55.00 £63.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.28% -38.57% +62.19%

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 19 February 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
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 19 February 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 +3 20 £395 +23.44% 11
Slough +7 10 £425 +44.19% 2
Newbury -7 10 £450 +28.57% 3
Windsor - 7 - -
Bracknell -19 4 £150 -50.00% 3
Maidenhead -9 2 - - 2
Wokingham - 1 £488 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 50 (64.10%) LAN
2 33 (42.31%) Cisco
3 25 (32.05%) Windows
4 23 (29.49%) DNS
5 21 (26.92%) Active Directory
6 19 (24.36%) Firewall
7 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
7 17 (21.79%) TCP/IP
7 17 (21.79%) Linux
8 16 (20.51%) VPN
8 16 (20.51%) VMware
9 14 (17.95%) ITIL
10 12 (15.38%) Windows 7
10 12 (15.38%) Office 365
11 11 (14.10%) Data Centre
11 11 (14.10%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (14.10%) MPLS
11 11 (14.10%) Telecoms
11 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Office
11 11 (14.10%) DHCP
11 11 (14.10%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (12.82%) Citrix
12 10 (12.82%) Migration
12 10 (12.82%) Windows 10
13 9 (11.54%) Network Security
14 8 (10.26%) VoIP
14 8 (10.26%) Unix
14 8 (10.26%) Oracle
14 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
14 8 (10.26%) 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 4 (5.13%) Skype for Business
1 4 (5.13%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.85%) Apache
2 3 (3.85%) GroupWise
2 3 (3.85%) IIS
3 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.28%) iPlanet
4 1 (1.28%) JBoss
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.38%) Office 365
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.28%) IaaS
4 1 (1.28%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (1.28%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 50 (64.10%) LAN
2 23 (29.49%) DNS
3 19 (24.36%) Firewall
4 17 (21.79%) TCP/IP
5 16 (20.51%) VPN
6 11 (14.10%) DHCP
6 11 (14.10%) MPLS
7 9 (11.54%) Network Security
8 8 (10.26%) Unified Communications
8 8 (10.26%) VoIP
9 7 (8.97%) Ethernet
9 7 (8.97%) Wireless
10 6 (7.69%) Internet
10 6 (7.69%) IP Telephony
10 6 (7.69%) IPsec
10 6 (7.69%) SAN
10 6 (7.69%) VLAN
11 5 (6.41%) BGP
12 4 (5.13%) OSPF
12 4 (5.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 11 (14.10%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.13%) Finance
3 2 (2.56%) Back Office
3 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.56%) Marketing
3 2 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (19.23%) Project Manager
2 14 (17.95%) Architect
3 13 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 10 (12.82%) Consultant
4 10 (12.82%) Network Architect
5 6 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Analyst
6 5 (6.41%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.41%) Network Consultant
6 5 (6.41%) Network Manager
6 5 (6.41%) Network Project Manager
6 5 (6.41%) Unified Communications Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Senior Network Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (1.28%) J2EE
2 1 (1.28%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.13%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.85%) IVR
4 3 (3.85%) NHS
4 3 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.56%) Clustering
5 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.56%) FMCG
5 2 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.56%) PMI
5 2 (2.56%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.28%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.28%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.28%) iPhone
6 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.28%) PKI
6 1 (1.28%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.05%) Windows
2 17 (21.79%) Linux
3 12 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 10 (12.82%) Windows 10
5 8 (10.26%) Unix
6 7 (8.97%) Windows Server
6 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (6.41%) SUSE
7 5 (6.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (5.13%) Mac OS
9 3 (3.85%) Solaris
9 3 (3.85%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.56%) AIX
10 2 (2.56%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.28%) HPUX
11 1 (1.28%) OS/2
11 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.95%) ITIL
2 10 (12.82%) Migration
3 7 (8.97%) Project Management
3 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 5 (6.41%) Change Management
5 5 (6.41%) WFM
6 4 (5.13%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.13%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.13%) Network Architecture
6 4 (5.13%) Network Design
6 4 (5.13%) Network Management
6 4 (5.13%) Workflow
7 3 (3.85%) Coaching
7 3 (3.85%) Data Analysis
7 3 (3.85%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 3 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (3.85%) Service Design
8 2 (2.56%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 2 (2.56%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.41%) SQL
2 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
2 4 (5.13%) C
2 4 (5.13%) Perl
2 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.13%) Python
3 2 (2.56%) C-shell
3 2 (2.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (14.10%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.97%) CCNP
2 7 (8.97%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.41%) CCNA
3 5 (6.41%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.13%) CCIE
4 4 (5.13%) Degree
5 3 (3.85%) A+ Certification
5 3 (3.85%) CompTIA Security+
5 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.85%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (3.85%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.56%) BC Cleared
6 2 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.56%) JNCIA
6 2 (2.56%) JNCIE
6 2 (2.56%) JNCIP
6 2 (2.56%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.56%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.56%) PMO
3 1 (1.28%) PMBOK
System Software
1 21 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.10%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (8.97%) XenApp
4 6 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.69%) vSphere
4 6 (7.69%) XenDesktop
5 4 (5.13%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.85%) XenServer
7 1 (1.28%) Firmware
7 1 (1.28%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (1.28%) NFS
7 1 (1.28%) Samba
7 1 (1.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (5.13%) Puppet
3 3 (3.85%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.85%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.28%) Ansible
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.28%) SCCM
4 1 (1.28%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (42.31%) Cisco
2 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
3 16 (20.51%) VMware
4 10 (12.82%) Citrix
5 8 (10.26%) Oracle
6 7 (8.97%) HP
6 7 (8.97%) Symantec
7 5 (6.41%) Juniper
7 5 (6.41%) NetApp
8 4 (5.13%) Brocade
8 4 (5.13%) EMC
8 4 (5.13%) IBM
8 4 (5.13%) Sun
9 3 (3.85%) Apple
9 3 (3.85%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.85%) Dell
9 3 (3.85%) Fortinet
9 3 (3.85%) Intel
9 3 (3.85%) SAP
9 3 (3.85%) ServiceNow