Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 20 February 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 > Slough
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 27 35
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 3.98% 2.40% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.83% 10.00% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 9
Slough median daily rate £425 £295 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.19% -41.05% -4.76%
10th Percentile £348 £243 £325
90th Percentile £645 £447 £558
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +21.43% -3.45% -2.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £47.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year -71.58% +104.30% +8.14%

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 Slough with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 48 70 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 19.12% 23.97% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 49 76
Slough median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £281 £179 £250
90th Percentile £503 £470 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £402 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.44% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Slough median hourly rate - - £18.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.81 £39.00
% change year-on-year -28.24% -51.76% +20.00%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Slough.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Slough

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Slough.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Slough

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Slough over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Slough

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Slough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Slough

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Slough region with a requirement for WAN.

1 8 (80.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) VLAN
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) Office 365
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) XenApp
4 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) Apple
4 3 (30.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) Symantec
4 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (20.00%) Polycom
5 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (20.00%) JNCIA
5 2 (20.00%) JNCIS
5 2 (20.00%) JNCIP
5 2 (20.00%) JNCIE
5 2 (20.00%) Back Office

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (40.00%) VLAN
4 3 (30.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) Internet
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (10.00%) DMVPN
6 1 (10.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (10.00%) IPsec
6 1 (10.00%) MPLS
6 1 (10.00%) SAN
6 1 (10.00%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (10.00%) Wireless
6 1 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (20.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Juniper Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Smart Metering Architect
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Transformation Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Transformation Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) WAN Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) WLAN Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (10.00%) HP Storage
2 1 (10.00%) Internet of Things
2 1 (10.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) iPhone
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Matrix Management
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Remote Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) JNCIA
1 2 (20.00%) JNCIE
1 2 (20.00%) JNCIP
1 2 (20.00%) JNCIS
2 1 (10.00%) CCDP
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) CCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) XenApp
2 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Apple
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) Symantec
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) Forcepoint
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) MobileIron
3 2 (20.00%) Polycom
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) Canon
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Ivanti
4 1 (10.00%) Kofax