Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 65 50
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15 +21
Contract jobs citing WAN 30 23 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.10% 1.84% 3.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.19% 8.10% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 40
Reading median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +18.08%
10th Percentile £363 £288 £228
90th Percentile £575 £570 £503
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £360 £361
% change year-on-year +22.22% -0.35% -6.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Reading median hourly rate £52.50 - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +44.44% -70.00% +205.08%

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 268 284 381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 18.78% 22.70% 23.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 143 183
Reading median daily rate £423 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £190 £263 £255
90th Percentile £538 £560 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 12
Reading median hourly rate £17.00 £19.33 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.05% -1.43% +12.06%
10th Percentile £15.10 £14.61 £11.55
90th Percentile £59.75 £49.95 £38.53
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +48.15% - -38.64%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 (70.00%) LAN
2 18 (60.00%) Cisco
3 13 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (36.67%) WLAN
5 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 9 (30.00%) CCNP
6 9 (30.00%) Firewall
6 9 (30.00%) MPLS
7 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
7 8 (26.67%) Network Security
7 8 (26.67%) Network Architecture
7 8 (26.67%) VPN
7 8 (26.67%) ITIL
8 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (23.33%) VMware
8 7 (23.33%) OpenStack
9 6 (20.00%) Network Design
9 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (20.00%) Wireless
9 6 (20.00%) OSPF
9 6 (20.00%) BGP
9 6 (20.00%) VoIP
10 5 (16.67%) Project Management
10 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
10 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (16.67%) VLAN
10 5 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
10 5 (16.67%) Mirantis
11 4 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (13.33%) SSL

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 (23.33%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (10.00%) IaaS
4 3 (10.00%) PaaS
5 2 (6.67%) HP Helion
5 2 (6.67%) SaaS
6 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (70.00%) LAN
2 11 (36.67%) WLAN
3 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 9 (30.00%) Firewall
4 9 (30.00%) MPLS
5 8 (26.67%) Network Security
5 8 (26.67%) VPN
6 6 (20.00%) BGP
6 6 (20.00%) OSPF
6 6 (20.00%) VoIP
6 6 (20.00%) Wireless
7 5 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
7 5 (16.67%) VLAN
8 4 (13.33%) SSL
9 3 (10.00%) DNS
9 3 (10.00%) Internet
9 3 (10.00%) SNMP
9 3 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (6.67%) HTTPS
10 2 (6.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 8 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.67%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (3.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Architect
2 9 (30.00%) Network Architect
3 7 (23.33%) Network Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) IT Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Network Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Network Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Senior IT Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Wireless Architect
6 3 (10.00%) Wireless Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Network Security Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Mindset
2 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) CCTV
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.33%) Debian
3 1 (3.33%) Linux
3 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.33%) SUSE
3 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
1 8 (26.67%) Network Architecture
2 6 (20.00%) Network Design
3 5 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (10.00%) BCP
4 3 (10.00%) Creative Thinking
4 3 (10.00%) DevOps
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) Analytics
5 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.67%) Customer-Centricity
5 2 (6.67%) Network Management
5 2 (6.67%) Security Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Use Case
6 1 (3.33%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) C
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) Python
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (30.00%) CCNP
3 3 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) CCDA
4 2 (6.67%) CCNA
4 2 (6.67%) CCVP
4 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) CWNA
5 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) HNC
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Cisco
2 7 (23.33%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 5 (16.67%) Mirantis
4 4 (13.33%) Juniper
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.00%) Ruckus Wireless
6 2 (6.67%) Aerohive Networks
6 2 (6.67%) Aruba
6 2 (6.67%) Avaya
6 2 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) Meraki
6 2 (6.67%) Nortel
7 1 (3.33%) F5
7 1 (3.33%) Huawei
7 1 (3.33%) Lotus
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.33%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.33%) WatchGuard