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 3 months to 27 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 / Slough
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 22 20
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.43% 2.53% 5.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 10.26% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 12
Median daily rate £638 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.88% -15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £318 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £338 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.34% +2.38%  

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 Slough with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 20 39 79
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 14.29% 24.68% 28.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 50
Median daily rate £550 £338 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.96% +10.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -69.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 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 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 27 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 Slough region with a requirement for WAN.

1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) VoIP
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
3 2 (40.00%) Product Management
3 2 (40.00%) Marketing
3 2 (40.00%) Presales
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) WFM
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (20.00%) Verint
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ICM Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Network Design
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (20.00%) IVR
4 1 (20.00%) BCP
4 1 (20.00%) TACACS
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall

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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (40.00%) MPLS
2 2 (40.00%) VoIP
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ICM
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
3 1 (20.00%) CTI
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (20.00%) TACACS
3 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Data Architect
1 1 (20.00%) IP Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
1 1 (20.00%) Voice Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Presales
1 2 (40.00%) Product Management
2 1 (20.00%) BCP
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ICM Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) WFM
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Verint