Period
to 21 July 2019

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 21 July 2019 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 63 69
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 32 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.29% 2.10% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.32% 11.27% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 21 10
Reading median daily rate £450 £500 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +19.05% +20.00%
10th Percentile £242 £403 £206
90th Percentile £563 £575 £511
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £350
% change year-on-year - +21.43% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Reading median hourly rate £35.00 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -10.26% +44.44% +71.43%

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 310 275 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 22.17% 18.67% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 149 140
Reading median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £263
90th Percentile £575 £575 £560
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 15
Reading median hourly rate £45.75 £17.50 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +161.43% -10.99% +0.25%
10th Percentile £18.10 £15.50 £12.90
90th Percentile £63.75 £56.25 £56.76
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £21.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -42.86% +61.54% -20.00%

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 21 July 2019.

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 21 July 2019, 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 26 (81.25%) LAN
2 23 (71.88%) Cisco
3 19 (59.38%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (43.75%) CheckPoint
5 13 (40.63%) Firewall
6 12 (37.50%) Telecoms
6 12 (37.50%) Juniper
6 12 (37.50%) F5
7 11 (34.38%) BGP
7 11 (34.38%) TCP/IP
8 10 (31.25%) CCNP
8 10 (31.25%) MPLS
9 9 (28.13%) CCIE
9 9 (28.13%) ITIL
10 8 (25.00%) WLAN
10 8 (25.00%) CCNA
10 8 (25.00%) VPN
10 8 (25.00%) Wireless
10 8 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (25.00%) Aruba
11 7 (21.88%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (21.88%) Fortinet
11 7 (21.88%) Blue Coat
11 7 (21.88%) Windows
11 7 (21.88%) McAfee
12 6 (18.75%) HP
12 6 (18.75%) Network Design
12 6 (18.75%) Sourcefire
12 6 (18.75%) Presales
13 5 (15.63%) Data Centre

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 (9.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (3.13%) IaaS
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Power Platform
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (81.25%) LAN
2 13 (40.63%) Firewall
3 11 (34.38%) BGP
3 11 (34.38%) TCP/IP
4 10 (31.25%) MPLS
5 8 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (25.00%) VPN
5 8 (25.00%) Wireless
5 8 (25.00%) WLAN
6 7 (21.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (18.75%) Sourcefire
8 4 (12.50%) Ethernet
8 4 (12.50%) VXLAN
9 3 (9.38%) Cisco Firepower
9 3 (9.38%) DHCP
9 3 (9.38%) DNS
9 3 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (9.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (9.38%) OSPF
9 3 (9.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (37.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.25%) Billing
2 2 (6.25%) Local Government
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Architect
2 5 (15.63%) Network Design Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Design Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Network Architect
4 3 (9.38%) Security Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Security Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Support
5 2 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Security Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (3.13%) iSeries
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (21.88%) Windows
2 5 (15.63%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) Solaris
3 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.25%) CentOS
4 2 (6.25%) Fedora
4 2 (6.25%) Mac OS X
4 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
4 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Network Design
2 6 (18.75%) Presales
3 5 (15.63%) Migration
3 5 (15.63%) Problem Management
3 5 (15.63%) Project Management
4 3 (9.38%) Change Control
4 3 (9.38%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (9.38%) Network Architecture
4 3 (9.38%) SIEM
4 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 2 (6.25%) Change Management
5 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
5 2 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (6.25%) Information Security
5 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (59.38%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (31.25%) CCNP
3 9 (28.13%) CCIE
4 8 (25.00%) CCNA
5 3 (9.38%) CCDA
5 3 (9.38%) CCDP
5 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (6.25%) DBS Check
6 2 (6.25%) Degree
6 2 (6.25%) JNCIE
6 2 (6.25%) PMI Certification
6 2 (6.25%) PMP
6 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) CCIP
7 1 (3.13%) CISM
7 1 (3.13%) CISSP
7 1 (3.13%) GIAC
7 1 (3.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
2 2 (6.25%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) ProxySG
2 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Nessus
2 2 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 23 (71.88%) Cisco
2 14 (43.75%) CheckPoint
3 12 (37.50%) F5
3 12 (37.50%) Juniper
4 8 (25.00%) Aruba
5 7 (21.88%) Blue Coat
5 7 (21.88%) Fortinet
5 7 (21.88%) McAfee
6 6 (18.75%) HP
7 5 (15.63%) Palo Alto
7 5 (15.63%) Zscaler
8 3 (9.38%) FireEye
8 3 (9.38%) IronPort
8 3 (9.38%) Qualys
9 2 (6.25%) BT
9 2 (6.25%) Draytek
9 2 (6.25%) Meraki
9 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
9 2 (6.25%) SonicWALL
9 2 (6.25%) VMware