Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 72 64
Rank change year-on-year +1 -8 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 27 20 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.81% 1.61% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.49% 8.33% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 24
Reading median daily rate £354 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.44% -1.25% -
10th Percentile £192 £288 £300
90th Percentile £519 £564 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Reading median hourly rate - - £55.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £22.00 £13.50 £46.25
% change year-on-year +62.96% -70.81% +189.06%

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 318 240 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 21.27% 19.29% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 129 154
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.36%
10th Percentile £225 £251 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 16
Reading median hourly rate £43.75 £20.66 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.81% -49.93% +45.37%
10th Percentile £20.00 £15.30 £13.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.45 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.25 £13.50 £18.81
% change year-on-year +20.37% -28.24% -51.76%

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 15 January 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 15 January 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 25 (92.59%) LAN
2 14 (51.85%) ITIL
3 13 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (40.74%) Cisco
4 11 (40.74%) WLAN
5 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
5 10 (37.04%) CCNP
6 9 (33.33%) VMware
7 8 (29.63%) VoIP
7 8 (29.63%) Network Security
8 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
8 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
9 6 (22.22%) Firewall
9 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
9 6 (22.22%) Degree
9 6 (22.22%) Network Architecture
10 5 (18.52%) ITIL V3
10 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (18.52%) Creative Thinking
10 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
10 5 (18.52%) BCP
10 5 (18.52%) VPN
10 5 (18.52%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (14.81%) Windows
11 4 (14.81%) C
11 4 (14.81%) MPLS

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 2 (7.41%) IBM Notes
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (14.81%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.70%) IaaS
4 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (92.59%) LAN
2 11 (40.74%) WLAN
3 10 (37.04%) TCP/IP
4 8 (29.63%) Network Security
4 8 (29.63%) VoIP
5 6 (22.22%) Firewall
6 5 (18.52%) VPN
7 4 (14.81%) MPLS
8 3 (11.11%) Internet
8 3 (11.11%) VLAN
9 2 (7.41%) BGP
9 2 (7.41%) OSPF
9 2 (7.41%) SSL
10 1 (3.70%) DHCP
10 1 (3.70%) DNS
10 1 (3.70%) EIGRP
10 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
10 1 (3.70%) NetScreen
10 1 (3.70%) PBX
10 1 (3.70%) SMTP
General
1 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.81%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (7.41%) Automotive
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Architect
2 6 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) IT Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Senior IT Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (11.11%) Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Network Architect
6 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (7.41%) 1st Line Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
7 1 (3.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.70%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
4 3 (11.11%) Analytical Mindset
5 2 (7.41%) Driving Licence
6 1 (3.70%) Replication
6 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (51.85%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Network Architecture
3 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) BCP
3 5 (18.52%) Creative Thinking
3 5 (18.52%) ITIL V3
4 4 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (14.81%) Process Improvement
4 4 (14.81%) Service Management
4 4 (14.81%) TOGAF
4 4 (14.81%) Waterfall
5 3 (11.11%) Customer-Centricity
6 2 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (7.41%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (7.41%) Project Management
7 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.70%) Change Management
7 1 (3.70%) DevOps
7 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (37.04%) CCNP
3 6 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.70%) CCDA
5 1 (3.70%) CCNA
5 1 (3.70%) CCVP
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.70%) PMI Certification
5 1 (3.70%) PMP
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) vCenter Server
2 1 (3.70%) vMotion
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Cisco
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 5 (18.52%) CheckPoint
5 4 (14.81%) Meraki
6 2 (7.41%) Juniper
6 2 (7.41%) Lotus
7 1 (3.70%) Avaya
7 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.70%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) Mirantis
7 1 (3.70%) Nortel
7 1 (3.70%) Okta
7 1 (3.70%) Zscaler