The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 67 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.31% 1.92% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.43% 14.38% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 7
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£275 £381 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.86% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £208 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £483 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.75% -6.97%
WAN
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
140 146 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 11.46% 13.33% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 67 62
Average daily rate £330 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £238 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 14
Average hourly rate £13.00 £31.49 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.71% +59.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.82 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £190.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Buckinghamshire region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +4 10 £280 -34.11% 7
High Wycombe -5 2 - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Chesham - - - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 36 (87.80%) LAN
2 21 (51.22%) Cisco
3 17 (41.46%) Firewall
4 16 (39.02%) Windows
5 13 (31.71%) CheckPoint
6 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
7 10 (24.39%) VPN
7 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
8 9 (21.95%) Citrix
8 9 (21.95%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
8 9 (21.95%) ITIL
8 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (21.95%) Windows 7
9 8 (19.51%) OSPF
9 8 (19.51%) BGP
10 7 (17.07%) MPLS
10 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (17.07%) CCNA
10 7 (17.07%) MS Office
10 7 (17.07%) VMware
11 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
11 6 (14.63%) Blackberry
11 6 (14.63%) Hyper-V
11 6 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (14.63%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (12.20%) Network Security
12 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (12.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (14.63%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (2.44%) Lync
4 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.44%) MS Project
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 36 (87.80%) LAN
2 17 (41.46%) Firewall
3 10 (24.39%) VPN
4 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
5 8 (19.51%) OSPF
5 8 (19.51%) BGP
6 7 (17.07%) MPLS
7 6 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (14.63%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (14.63%) Cisco IOS
8 5 (12.20%) Network Security
8 5 (12.20%) SAN
9 4 (9.76%) DSL
9 4 (9.76%) BIG-IP
9 4 (9.76%) VLAN
10 3 (7.32%) HSRP
10 3 (7.32%) NAS
10 3 (7.32%) VoIP
10 3 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (7.32%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (7.32%) Banking
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Automotive
3 1 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Network Engineer
2 11 (26.83%) Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Project Manager
4 6 (14.63%) Security Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Security Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Network Security Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Application Packaging
1 1 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.76%) PMI
2 4 (9.76%) Thin Client
2 4 (9.76%) Fat Client
3 3 (7.32%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.44%) e-Health
4 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (21.95%) Windows 7
3 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.32%) Linux
5 2 (4.88%) HPUX
5 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.44%) Android
6 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) ITIL
2 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2
2 5 (12.20%) Service Management
3 3 (7.32%) Migration
4 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
4 2 (4.88%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (2.44%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.44%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.44%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (2.44%) Network Management
5 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.44%) Change Control
5 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.44%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.07%) CCNA
3 5 (12.20%) CCNP
4 4 (9.76%) PMP
4 4 (9.76%) PMI Certification
5 3 (7.32%) CCSA
6 2 (4.88%) CCDP
6 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.88%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) MCDST
7 1 (2.44%) Degree
7 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.44%) CCDA
7 1 (2.44%) MCSE
7 1 (2.44%) MCSA
7 1 (2.44%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.63%) Hyper-V
3 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.76%) NLBS
4 4 (9.76%) Xen
5 3 (7.32%) Snort
6 2 (4.88%) ProxySG
6 2 (4.88%) XenApp
7 1 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.44%) DFS Replication
7 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (9.76%) WSUS
3 3 (7.32%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (4.88%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.88%) SCCM
4 2 (4.88%) SCOM
4 2 (4.88%) Hyperic
5 1 (2.44%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (51.22%) Cisco
2 13 (31.71%) CheckPoint
3 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
4 9 (21.95%) Citrix
5 7 (17.07%) VMware
6 5 (12.20%) Symantec
6 5 (12.20%) Juniper
7 4 (9.76%) HP
7 4 (9.76%) NetApp
7 4 (9.76%) F5
8 3 (7.32%) Sourcefire
8 3 (7.32%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.88%) Oracle
9 2 (4.88%) CA
9 2 (4.88%) Hitachi
9 2 (4.88%) Draytek
10 1 (2.44%) NetQoS
10 1 (2.44%) IronPort
10 1 (2.44%) Veeam
10 1 (2.44%) Iron Mountain
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