Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 60 66 49
Rank change year-on-year +6 -17 +21
Contract jobs citing WAN 33 20 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.19% 1.58% 3.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.68% 8.10% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 33
Reading median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +18.52%
10th Percentile £269 £288 £228
90th Percentile £545 £575 £518
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year +2.56% +1.30% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Reading median hourly rate - - £55.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £13.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +20.37% -70.00% +205.08%

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 309 247 378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 20.48% 19.56% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 127 167
Reading median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +3.36%
10th Percentile £190 £263 £228
90th Percentile £538 £561 £530
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 15
Reading median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +28.57%
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £13.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year +20.37% -8.47% -45.87%

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 14 November 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 14 November 2018, 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 28 (84.85%) LAN
2 14 (42.42%) ITIL
2 14 (42.42%) Cisco
2 14 (42.42%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (39.39%) TCP/IP
4 12 (36.36%) WLAN
5 10 (30.30%) VMware
5 10 (30.30%) Network Architecture
6 9 (27.27%) Telecoms
6 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 9 (27.27%) CCNP
7 8 (24.24%) VoIP
7 8 (24.24%) Firewall
7 8 (24.24%) MPLS
7 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (24.24%) Network Security
7 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (21.21%) OSPF
8 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
8 7 (21.21%) BGP
8 7 (21.21%) VPN
9 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (15.15%) ITIL V3
10 5 (15.15%) OpenStack
10 5 (15.15%) VLAN
10 5 (15.15%) Degree
10 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
10 5 (15.15%) Internet
10 5 (15.15%) BCP

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 5 (15.15%) OpenStack
2 3 (9.09%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.06%) IBM Notes
3 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (6.06%) IaaS
4 2 (6.06%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (84.85%) LAN
2 13 (39.39%) TCP/IP
3 12 (36.36%) WLAN
4 8 (24.24%) Firewall
4 8 (24.24%) MPLS
4 8 (24.24%) Network Security
4 8 (24.24%) VoIP
5 7 (21.21%) BGP
5 7 (21.21%) OSPF
5 7 (21.21%) VPN
6 5 (15.15%) Internet
6 5 (15.15%) VLAN
7 4 (12.12%) DNS
8 3 (9.09%) DECT
8 3 (9.09%) FTP
8 3 (9.09%) HTTP
8 3 (9.09%) HTTPS
8 3 (9.09%) PBX
8 3 (9.09%) SMTP
8 3 (9.09%) SSL
General
1 9 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.12%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (6.06%) Automotive
3 2 (6.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Architect
2 6 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) IT Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Senior IT Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Network Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Consultant
5 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 3 (9.09%) Network Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.06%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Manager
6 2 (6.06%) WAN Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
1 5 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Mindset
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) User Experience
4 2 (6.06%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.03%) CCTV
5 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
2 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) Debian
3 1 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.03%) SUSE
3 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) ITIL
2 10 (30.30%) Network Architecture
3 6 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (15.15%) BCP
4 5 (15.15%) Creative Thinking
4 5 (15.15%) ITIL V3
5 4 (12.12%) Customer-Centricity
5 4 (12.12%) Process Improvement
5 4 (12.12%) Service Management
5 4 (12.12%) TOGAF
5 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
6 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
6 3 (9.09%) DevOps
6 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 3 (9.09%) Network Design
6 3 (9.09%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (9.09%) Use Case
7 2 (6.06%) Analytics
7 2 (6.06%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) C
2 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (42.42%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (27.27%) CCNP
3 5 (15.15%) Degree
4 3 (9.09%) CCDA
4 3 (9.09%) CCNA
4 3 (9.09%) CCVP
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.03%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.03%) PMP
6 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Cisco
2 10 (30.30%) VMware
3 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
5 4 (12.12%) Juniper
5 4 (12.12%) Meraki
6 3 (9.09%) Avaya
6 3 (9.09%) Mirantis
6 3 (9.09%) Nortel
7 2 (6.06%) Lotus
8 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.03%) HP
8 1 (3.03%) Huawei
8 1 (3.03%) Okta
8 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.03%) Zscaler