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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 57 62 67
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5  
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.90% 2.08% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.08% 6.93% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 3
Median daily rate £350 £334 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.79% -7.86%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £21.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year -29.94% -12.50%  

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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 147 303 200
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.97% 30.06% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 160 81
Median daily rate £450 £380 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +12.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 2
Median hourly rate £53.75 £63.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.68% +193.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Reading over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Reading

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

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

1 19 (70.37%) Cisco
2 18 (66.67%) LAN
3 15 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (55.56%) Firewall
4 14 (51.85%) CCNA
5 12 (44.44%) CCNP
6 11 (40.74%) MPLS
7 10 (37.04%) Juniper
8 8 (29.63%) OSPF
8 8 (29.63%) CheckPoint
8 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
9 7 (25.93%) Network Management
9 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
9 7 (25.93%) BGP
9 7 (25.93%) Wireless
10 6 (22.22%) Change Management
10 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
10 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
10 6 (22.22%) VPN
10 6 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
11 5 (18.52%) WLAN
11 5 (18.52%) Ethernet
11 5 (18.52%) SNMP
12 4 (14.81%) PPP
12 4 (14.81%) VoIP
12 4 (14.81%) ITIL
12 4 (14.81%) Windows
12 4 (14.81%) Linux

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Top Related 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 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (66.67%) LAN
2 15 (55.56%) Firewall
3 11 (40.74%) MPLS
4 8 (29.63%) OSPF
5 7 (25.93%) BGP
5 7 (25.93%) Wireless
6 6 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 6 (22.22%) VPN
7 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (18.52%) Ethernet
7 5 (18.52%) SNMP
7 5 (18.52%) WLAN
8 4 (14.81%) DSL
8 4 (14.81%) IPsec
8 4 (14.81%) L2TP
8 4 (14.81%) PPP
8 4 (14.81%) VoIP
8 4 (14.81%) X.21
8 4 (14.81%) xDSL
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) NOC Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Network Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Leader
4 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.70%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) CMDB
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) PMI
4 1 (3.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Linux
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Network Management
2 6 (22.22%) Change Management
3 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
4 4 (14.81%) ITIL
4 4 (14.81%) Project Management
5 3 (11.11%) Process Improvement
6 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy
7 1 (3.70%) AOP
7 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.70%) DDoS Mitigation
7 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.70%) Mathematics
7 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
7 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.70%) Release Management
7 1 (3.70%) Stress Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (51.85%) CCNA
3 12 (44.44%) CCNP
4 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 2 (7.41%) CCDA
6 2 (7.41%) CCVP
6 2 (7.41%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.70%) CCDP
7 1 (3.70%) HNC
7 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (3.70%) JNCIA
7 1 (3.70%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) ProxySG
2 3 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) OPNET
2 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Cisco
2 10 (37.04%) Juniper
3 8 (29.63%) CheckPoint
4 4 (14.81%) Citrix
4 4 (14.81%) Palo Alto
4 4 (14.81%) SolarWinds
5 3 (11.11%) Arista
5 3 (11.11%) Blue Coat
5 3 (11.11%) F5
5 3 (11.11%) Riverbed
6 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.41%) VMware
7 1 (3.70%) EMC
7 1 (3.70%) Mitel
7 1 (3.70%) Nokia