The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 17 54 59
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 71 18 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 7.63% 1.82% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.86% 12.24% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 11 20
Median daily rate £500 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £359
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-18.52% -9.09%

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
198 147 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 21.27% 14.89% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 54 83
Median daily rate £375 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.10 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £27.75 £23.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +41 55 £500 +11.11% 5
Aylesbury - 4 - -
Marlow 0 3 £300 -
Newport Pagnell - 3 £525 -
Beaconsfield - 2 - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 58 (59.79%) LAN
1 58 (59.79%) Cisco
2 52 (53.61%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (51.55%) Security Cleared
4 46 (47.42%) SC Cleared
5 41 (42.27%) Windows
6 36 (37.11%) Microsoft
7 35 (36.08%) Firewall
8 30 (30.93%) Office 365
9 28 (28.87%) CCNP
10 27 (27.84%) CCNA
11 26 (26.80%) DHCP
12 23 (23.71%) Active Directory
12 23 (23.71%) Data Centre
13 21 (21.65%) F5
14 19 (19.59%) DNS
14 19 (19.59%) ITIL
15 17 (17.53%) VoIP
15 17 (17.53%) VPN
16 16 (16.49%) VLAN
16 16 (16.49%) Windows 10
17 15 (15.46%) Incident Management
17 15 (15.46%) MPLS
17 15 (15.46%) CCIE
18 14 (14.43%) Windows 7
19 13 (13.40%) Cisco Prime
19 13 (13.40%) MS Office
20 12 (12.37%) ADSL
20 12 (12.37%) HP
20 12 (12.37%) Change Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 7 (7.22%) Skype for Business
2 6 (6.19%) Apache
2 6 (6.19%) IIS
2 6 (6.19%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.19%) Tomcat
2 6 (6.19%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.06%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (13.40%) MS Office
2 3 (3.09%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 30 (30.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (59.79%) LAN
2 35 (36.08%) Firewall
3 26 (26.80%) DHCP
4 19 (19.59%) DNS
5 17 (17.53%) VoIP
5 17 (17.53%) VPN
6 16 (16.49%) VLAN
7 15 (15.46%) MPLS
8 12 (12.37%) ADSL
9 11 (11.34%) Cisco Nexus
10 10 (10.31%) BGP
10 10 (10.31%) OSPF
11 8 (8.25%) EIGRP
11 8 (8.25%) FCoE
11 8 (8.25%) Fibre Channel
11 8 (8.25%) Network Security
12 7 (7.22%) ATM
12 7 (7.22%) Ethernet
12 7 (7.22%) SAN
13 6 (6.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.15%) SQL Server
1 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.03%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) MSI
General
1 10 (10.31%) Finance
2 4 (4.12%) Retail
2 4 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (26.80%) Architect
2 16 (16.49%) Analyst
3 15 (15.46%) Network Engineer
4 14 (14.43%) Network Architect
5 12 (12.37%) Consultant
6 11 (11.34%) Network Analyst
7 10 (10.31%) Technical Architect
8 8 (8.25%) IT Engineer
9 7 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (7.22%) Network Consultant
9 7 (7.22%) Network Operations Analyst
9 7 (7.22%) Operations Analyst
10 6 (6.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 6 (6.19%) Coordinator
10 6 (6.19%) Project Manager
11 5 (5.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (5.15%) Help Desk Support
11 5 (5.15%) IT Support
11 5 (5.15%) Office 365 Architect
11 5 (5.15%) Principal Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.19%) J2EE
2 2 (2.06%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (1.03%) ADO
3 1 (1.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.71%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.22%) IVR
4 6 (6.19%) Clustering
4 6 (6.19%) e-Health
4 6 (6.19%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.12%) RSA SecurID
5 4 (4.12%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.06%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.06%) Replication
7 1 (1.03%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.03%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (1.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.03%) iPad
7 1 (1.03%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 41 (42.27%) Windows
2 16 (16.49%) Windows 10
3 14 (14.43%) Windows 7
4 12 (12.37%) Windows Server
5 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (10.31%) Android
7 7 (7.22%) Windows XP
8 6 (6.19%) Linux
8 6 (6.19%) Unix
9 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.59%) ITIL
2 15 (15.46%) Incident Management
3 12 (12.37%) Change Management
4 10 (10.31%) Load Balancing
5 9 (9.28%) Performance Analysis
5 9 (9.28%) PRINCE2
6 8 (8.25%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (6.19%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (6.19%) TOGAF
8 5 (5.15%) Migration
8 5 (5.15%) Network Design
8 5 (5.15%) Presales
8 5 (5.15%) Workflow
9 4 (4.12%) Coaching
9 4 (4.12%) Data Centre Operations
9 4 (4.12%) DNA
9 4 (4.12%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (4.12%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 4 (4.12%) Project Management
9 4 (4.12%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.31%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.15%) VB
3 1 (1.03%) SQL
3 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (53.61%) Cisco Certification
2 50 (51.55%) Security Cleared
3 46 (47.42%) SC Cleared
4 28 (28.87%) CCNP
5 27 (27.84%) CCNA
6 15 (15.46%) CCIE
7 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (7.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (6.19%) CCSA
8 6 (6.19%) MCSA
9 5 (5.15%) CCSE
10 4 (4.12%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.06%) Degree
12 1 (1.03%) CCVP
12 1 (1.03%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (1.03%) DBS Check
12 1 (1.03%) HP ASE
12 1 (1.03%) MCSE
12 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.31%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (23.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.19%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.15%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (5.15%) ISA Server
4 5 (5.15%) UAG
5 1 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.03%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.03%) XenApp
5 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (13.40%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (6.19%) CA Spectrum
3 5 (5.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (4.12%) AirWatch
4 4 (4.12%) NetBackup
4 4 (4.12%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (4.12%) WSUS
5 1 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.03%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.03%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.03%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.03%) SCCM
5 1 (1.03%) SCOM
Vendors
1 58 (59.79%) Cisco
2 36 (37.11%) Microsoft
3 21 (21.65%) F5
4 12 (12.37%) HP
5 11 (11.34%) Juniper
5 11 (11.34%) VMware
6 8 (8.25%) Avaya
6 8 (8.25%) CheckPoint
6 8 (8.25%) Remedy
7 6 (6.19%) Blue Coat
7 6 (6.19%) CA
7 6 (6.19%) Citrix
7 6 (6.19%) Forcepoint
7 6 (6.19%) Nokia
8 5 (5.15%) Altiris
8 5 (5.15%) Genesys
8 5 (5.15%) NCR
9 4 (4.12%) Dell
9 4 (4.12%) Symantec
9 4 (4.12%) Toshiba