Period
to 20 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 26 37
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.14% 2.32% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.14% 11.11% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Slough median daily rate £350 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +33.33% -28.57%
10th Percentile £205 £357 £316
90th Percentile £445 £656 £460
Berkshire median daily rate £433 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +23.57% - -11.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.75 £13.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.07% -55.00% +39.53%

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 35 54 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 12.50% 20.85% 20.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 38 49
Slough median daily rate £400 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £220 £157 £250
90th Percentile £501 £475 £501
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Slough median hourly rate - £13.86 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.00% -44.62%
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +45.83% -56.36% -23.61%

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 May 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 May 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 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) MPLS
2 3 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) Office 365
3 2 (33.33%) Twitter
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Veeam
3 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) Hudson
4 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
4 1 (16.67%) BroadSoft
4 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) COM
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) WLAN
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) DMVPN
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) IPsec
4 1 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Hudson
General
1 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365 Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Smart Metering Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) WLAN Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Internet of Things
1 1 (16.67%) Smart Meter
1 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Remote Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCDP
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) CCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) JNCIA
1 1 (16.67%) JNCIE
1 1 (16.67%) JNCIP
1 1 (16.67%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 2 (33.33%) Twitter
2 2 (33.33%) Veeam
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) BroadSoft
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft