Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 61 67
Rank change year-on-year -9 +6 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 20 34 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.59% 2.42% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.30% 9.21% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 25
Reading median daily rate £395 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% - +18.52%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £200
90th Percentile £564 £488 £460
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +12.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Reading median hourly rate - £55.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +233.33% -15.38%
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £46.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -70.81% +189.06% -25.58%

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 241 369 451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.20% 26.28% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 155 232
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.36% +3.20%
10th Percentile £251 £213 £226
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 29
Reading median hourly rate £20.66 £41.25 £28.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.93% +45.37% +62.14%
10th Percentile £15.30 £13.13 £12.18
90th Percentile £46.45 £55.65 £78.90
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.81 £38.75
% change year-on-year -28.24% -51.45% +115.28%

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 16 January 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 16 January 2018, 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 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) LAN
3 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
4 6 (30.00%) MPLS
4 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (30.00%) VMware
5 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (25.00%) VPN
5 5 (25.00%) DNS
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (25.00%) Windows
5 5 (25.00%) DHCP
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (25.00%) IPsec
6 4 (20.00%) VoIP
6 4 (20.00%) Network Security
6 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.00%) Private Cloud
7 3 (15.00%) Service Design
7 3 (15.00%) Coaching
7 3 (15.00%) Brocade
7 3 (15.00%) Finance
7 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
7 3 (15.00%) vSphere
7 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (15.00%) XenServer
7 3 (15.00%) XenDesktop
7 3 (15.00%) IBM
7 3 (15.00%) CCNP
7 3 (15.00%) CCNA

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 3 (15.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) IaaS
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) LAN
2 6 (30.00%) MPLS
2 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (25.00%) DHCP
3 5 (25.00%) DNS
3 5 (25.00%) IPsec
3 5 (25.00%) VPN
4 4 (20.00%) Network Security
4 4 (20.00%) VoIP
5 3 (15.00%) BGP
5 3 (15.00%) Ethernet
5 3 (15.00%) Firewall
5 3 (15.00%) SAN
6 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (10.00%) IP Telephony
6 2 (10.00%) iSCSI
6 2 (10.00%) LDAP
6 2 (10.00%) SSL
6 2 (10.00%) Wireless
6 2 (10.00%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Advertising
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Storage Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Virtualisation Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
4 2 (10.00%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Network Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) Private Cloud
4 2 (10.00%) FMCG
5 1 (5.00%) Clustering
5 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.00%) EPoS
5 1 (5.00%) IVR
5 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Unix
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Coaching
1 3 (15.00%) Service Design
2 2 (10.00%) Change Management
2 2 (10.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (10.00%) Network Design
2 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Content Management
3 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.00%) Migration
3 1 (5.00%) Network Management
3 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) Project Management
3 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) Python
2 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (10.00%) C-shell
2 2 (10.00%) Korn
2 2 (10.00%) Perl
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) CCNA
2 3 (15.00%) CCNP
3 2 (10.00%) A+ Certification
3 2 (10.00%) CCIE
3 2 (10.00%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (5.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) vSphere
2 3 (15.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (15.00%) XenServer
3 2 (10.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (5.00%) Ansible
3 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (5.00%) CSIRT
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Brocade
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) Dell
3 3 (15.00%) EMC
3 3 (15.00%) HP
3 3 (15.00%) IBM
3 3 (15.00%) Intel
3 3 (15.00%) NetApp
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) SAP
3 3 (15.00%) Sun
3 3 (15.00%) Symantec
4 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
4 2 (10.00%) Juniper
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (10.00%) SonicWALL