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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 18 25 21
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4  
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 2.14% 1.83% 5.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.38% 7.69% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 9
Median daily rate £425 £369 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.25% -29.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £312 £458
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £456 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -32.66% -10.00%  

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 32 52 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 22.86% 23.85% 27.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 38
Median daily rate £413 £365 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.01% -16.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £297 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN in Slough.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Slough

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 4 (80.00%) LAN
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) CTI
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) Infovista
4 1 (20.00%) BCP
4 1 (20.00%) TACACS
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
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%) Blue Coat
4 1 (20.00%) Network Design
4 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (20.00%) Fortinet

WAN
Top Related 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 4 (80.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
4 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (20.00%) CTI
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (20.00%) TACACS
4 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Data Architect
1 1 (20.00%) IP Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
1 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (20.00%) Voice Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) BCP
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco ICM Scripting
1 1 (20.00%) CRM
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Network Design
1 1 (20.00%) WAN Optimisation
1 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 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) Avaya
3 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (20.00%) Infovista
3 1 (20.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (20.00%) Verint