Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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 > Reading
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 53 68
Rank change year-on-year -14 +15 -13
Contract jobs citing WAN 21 43 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.63% 2.89% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.40% 11.50% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 30 25
Reading median daily rate £390 £388 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.65% -1.90% +12.86%
10th Percentile £288 £276 £180
90th Percentile £575 £491 £460
Berkshire median daily rate £403 £385 £395
% change year-on-year +4.68% -2.53% +10.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Reading median hourly rate - £55.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +254.84% -11.43%
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £45.00 £15.13
% change year-on-year -70.00% +197.52% -13.57%

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 250 374 399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.44% 25.12% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 164 203
Reading median daily rate £390 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +3.36% +3.20%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £211
90th Percentile £550 £525 £510
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 26
Reading median hourly rate £19.00 £29.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.04% +53.95% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.90 £13.13 £11.44
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £47.50
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year -18.18% -42.61% +64.29%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 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 14 (66.67%) Cisco
2 13 (61.90%) LAN
3 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
4 7 (33.33%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 6 (28.57%) VPN
5 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (23.81%) MPLS
6 5 (23.81%) DNS
6 5 (23.81%) DHCP
6 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
6 5 (23.81%) VMware
6 5 (23.81%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (19.05%) Network Design
7 4 (19.05%) Network Security
7 4 (19.05%) VoIP
7 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
7 4 (19.05%) HP
7 4 (19.05%) IPsec
7 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (14.29%) Private Cloud
8 3 (14.29%) Service Design
8 3 (14.29%) Coaching
8 3 (14.29%) Finance
8 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (14.29%) Symantec
8 3 (14.29%) Juniper
8 3 (14.29%) SAN
8 3 (14.29%) NetApp
8 3 (14.29%) Dell

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 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
3 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) LAN
2 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 6 (28.57%) VPN
4 5 (23.81%) DHCP
4 5 (23.81%) DNS
4 5 (23.81%) MPLS
5 4 (19.05%) IPsec
5 4 (19.05%) Network Security
5 4 (19.05%) VoIP
6 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 3 (14.29%) SAN
6 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (9.52%) BGP
7 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (9.52%) Internet
7 2 (9.52%) iSCSI
7 2 (9.52%) LDAP
7 2 (9.52%) SSL
7 2 (9.52%) Wireless
7 2 (9.52%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Project Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Network Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Network Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Storage Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Virtualisation Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
5 2 (9.52%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (14.29%) Private Cloud
4 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
4 2 (9.52%) FMCG
5 1 (4.76%) EPoS
5 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Unix
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Network Design
2 3 (14.29%) Coaching
2 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 3 (14.29%) Service Design
3 2 (9.52%) Data Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
3 2 (9.52%) Workflow
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.76%) Change Control
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Content Management
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.76%) Scrum
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Perl
1 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 3 (14.29%) Python
2 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
2 2 (9.52%) C-shell
2 2 (9.52%) Korn
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) CCIE
2 3 (14.29%) CCNA
2 3 (14.29%) CCNP
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) A+ Certification
3 2 (9.52%) CompTIA Security+
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (9.52%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (4.76%) CCDA
4 1 (4.76%) CCIE Data Center
4 1 (4.76%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.76%) JNCIA
4 1 (4.76%) JNCIP
4 1 (4.76%) JNCIS
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) vSphere
3 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
3 3 (14.29%) XenServer
4 2 (9.52%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.76%) CSIRT
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (23.81%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) Brocade
4 3 (14.29%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) Dell
4 3 (14.29%) EMC
4 3 (14.29%) IBM
4 3 (14.29%) Intel
4 3 (14.29%) Juniper
4 3 (14.29%) NetApp
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle
4 3 (14.29%) SAP
4 3 (14.29%) Sun
4 3 (14.29%) Symantec
5 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.52%) Palo Alto
5 2 (9.52%) SonicWALL