Period
to 24 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 24 June 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 75 63
Rank change year-on-year +18 -12 +15
Contract jobs citing WAN 31 15 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.28% 1.21% 2.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.11% 5.24% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 36
Reading median daily rate £500 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.48% +18.57% +1.45%
10th Percentile £399 £213 £226
90th Percentile £581 £500 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +21.43% +3.70% -15.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £52.50 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £7.88
% change year-on-year +48.15% +71.43% -43.75%

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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 256 286 512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.84% 23.01% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 141 271
Reading median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £203 £253 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 17
Reading median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.11% +63.64% +37.50%
10th Percentile £15.58 £15.30 £12.65
90th Percentile £54.88 £57.13 £63.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £26.00 £12.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +116.67% -46.67% -36.62%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Reading

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Reading

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Reading over the 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Reading

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Reading region with a requirement for WAN.

1 21 (67.74%) Cisco
2 19 (61.29%) LAN
3 10 (32.26%) MPLS
3 10 (32.26%) Project Management
3 10 (32.26%) VPN
3 10 (32.26%) Firewall
4 9 (29.03%) WLAN
5 8 (25.81%) Cisco CUCM
6 7 (22.58%) OpenStack
6 7 (22.58%) Unified Communications
6 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (22.58%) ITIL
6 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (19.35%) Wireless
7 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
8 5 (16.13%) IP Telephony
8 5 (16.13%) Network Design
8 5 (16.13%) WFM
8 5 (16.13%) BGP
8 5 (16.13%) VoIP
8 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
8 5 (16.13%) CCNP
8 5 (16.13%) Software-Defined Networking
8 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
9 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (12.90%) Network Management
9 4 (12.90%) Mirantis
9 4 (12.90%) SSL
9 4 (12.90%) DNS

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 7 (22.58%) OpenStack
2 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (9.68%) IaaS
3 3 (9.68%) SaaS
4 2 (6.45%) HP Helion
4 2 (6.45%) Office 365
4 2 (6.45%) PaaS
5 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (61.29%) LAN
2 10 (32.26%) Firewall
2 10 (32.26%) MPLS
2 10 (32.26%) VPN
3 9 (29.03%) WLAN
4 7 (22.58%) Unified Communications
5 6 (19.35%) Wireless
6 5 (16.13%) BGP
6 5 (16.13%) IP Telephony
6 5 (16.13%) Software-Defined Networking
6 5 (16.13%) VoIP
7 4 (12.90%) DNS
7 4 (12.90%) Network Security
7 4 (12.90%) OSPF
7 4 (12.90%) SNMP
7 4 (12.90%) SSL
7 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
7 4 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (9.68%) IPsec
8 3 (9.68%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Architect
2 9 (29.03%) Network Architect
3 7 (22.58%) Project Manager
4 5 (16.13%) Unified Communications Manager
5 4 (12.90%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (12.90%) Consultant
5 4 (12.90%) Network Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Network Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco Network Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Network Consultant
6 3 (9.68%) Network Security Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Security Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Wireless Architect
6 3 (9.68%) Wireless Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Wireless Network Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) IVR
3 2 (6.45%) PMI
3 2 (6.45%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) PKI
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
4 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Debian
2 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
2 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (3.23%) SUSE
2 1 (3.23%) Ubuntu
2 1 (3.23%) Unix
2 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Project Management
2 7 (22.58%) ITIL
3 5 (16.13%) Network Design
3 5 (16.13%) WFM
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 4 (12.90%) Load Balancing
4 4 (12.90%) Network Management
5 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
5 3 (9.68%) Security Architecture
5 3 (9.68%) Security Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.45%) Analytics
6 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.45%) DevOps
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.45%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.45%) Use Case
7 1 (3.23%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.23%) Python
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (16.13%) CCNP
3 3 (9.68%) CCNA
4 2 (6.45%) CCDA
4 2 (6.45%) CCVP
4 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
4 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) CWNA
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) HNC
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) Firmware
3 1 (3.23%) vSphere
3 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (67.74%) Cisco
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.90%) Juniper
3 4 (12.90%) Mirantis
4 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
4 3 (9.68%) Infovista
4 3 (9.68%) Ruckus Wireless
4 3 (9.68%) VMware
5 2 (6.45%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (6.45%) Aruba
5 2 (6.45%) Avaya
5 2 (6.45%) Capita
5 2 (6.45%) F5
5 2 (6.45%) Nortel
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix
6 1 (3.23%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.23%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.23%) WatchGuard