The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 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)
Berkshire / Bracknell
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 23 22
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bracknell 3.79% 4.36% 4.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.49% 21.05% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 3
Median daily rate £300 £255 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +56.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £13.65
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 Bracknell with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bracknell
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 69 57 65
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bracknell 26.14% 20.73% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 26
Median daily rate £300 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £253 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 0 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 - £13.65
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 Bracknell

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bracknell 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 Bracknell

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Bracknell.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Bracknell

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Bracknell.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Bracknell

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 Bracknell region with a requirement for WAN.

1 10 (83.33%) CCNP
1 10 (83.33%) CCNA
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (75.00%) VPN
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 9 (75.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (50.00%) LAN
4 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
4 5 (41.67%) Internet
4 5 (41.67%) MPLS
4 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (33.33%) xDSL
5 4 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (33.33%) Degree
5 4 (33.33%) Migration
5 4 (33.33%) Blue Coat
5 4 (33.33%) ProxySG
5 4 (33.33%) OSPF
5 4 (33.33%) BGP
5 4 (33.33%) DSL
5 4 (33.33%) CCDP
5 4 (33.33%) ADSL
6 3 (25.00%) RIP
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) CCDA
6 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bracknell 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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) VPN
2 6 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) Ethernet
3 5 (41.67%) Internet
3 5 (41.67%) MPLS
4 4 (33.33%) ADSL
4 4 (33.33%) BGP
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (33.33%) DSL
4 4 (33.33%) OSPF
4 4 (33.33%) xDSL
5 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (25.00%) RIP
5 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) ATM
6 2 (16.67%) DMVPN
6 2 (16.67%) VLAN
7 1 (8.33%) HTTP
7 1 (8.33%) ISDN
7 1 (8.33%) SDH
General
1 9 (75.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Network Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Blue Coat Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Author
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Author
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Change Coordinator
4 1 (8.33%) Coordinator
4 1 (8.33%) Provisioning Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (16.67%) eTOM
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 2 (16.67%) Ticket Management
3 2 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Presales
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) CCNA
1 10 (83.33%) CCNP
1 10 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) CCDP
3 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 3 (25.00%) CCDA
5 2 (16.67%) BC Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (8.33%) CCIE
6 1 (8.33%) CCIP
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (8.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (8.33%) Fujitsu
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy
3 1 (8.33%) Tandberg