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 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 36 51
Rank change year-on-year -9 +15  
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 34 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.55% 3.98% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.43% 16.50% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 5
Median daily rate £425 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +6.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £235 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £498 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +24.13% -4.44%  

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 140 206 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 24.18% 24.12% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 110 53
Median daily rate £425 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -1.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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

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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 12 (80.00%) LAN
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (46.67%) CCNP
5 6 (40.00%) VPN
6 5 (33.33%) Firewall
7 4 (26.67%) Wireless
7 4 (26.67%) CCNA
7 4 (26.67%) Linux
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (26.67%) Change Control
8 3 (20.00%) Unified Communications
8 3 (20.00%) F5
8 3 (20.00%) Adaptive Security
8 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (20.00%) Windows
8 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (20.00%) Project Management
8 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (20.00%) Validation
8 3 (20.00%) Migration
9 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
9 2 (13.33%) WLAN
9 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
9 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
10 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
10 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement Process

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 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) LAN
2 6 (40.00%) VPN
3 5 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (26.67%) Wireless
5 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (20.00%) Unified Communications
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (13.33%) WLAN
7 1 (6.67%) EIGRP
7 1 (6.67%) Internet
7 1 (6.67%) MPLS
7 1 (6.67%) OSPF
7 1 (6.67%) PBX
7 1 (6.67%) SAN
7 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
7 1 (6.67%) VLAN
7 1 (6.67%) VPLS
7 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Network Support
3 3 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Project Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Support
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Office 365 Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Change Control
2 3 (20.00%) Adaptive Security
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Project Management
2 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (20.00%) Validation
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) AOP
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement Process
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) Release Management
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (46.67%) CCNP
3 4 (26.67%) CCNA
4 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) CCDA
5 1 (6.67%) CCIE
5 1 (6.67%) CCIE Data Center
5 1 (6.67%) CCVP
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (6.67%) Avaya
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Huawei
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Nortel
3 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto