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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 66 62 60
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 15 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.29% 1.71% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.07% 12.00% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 6
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£285 £400 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.75% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £208 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £483 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.75 - £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.59
% change year-on-year
- +2.09%
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
149 150 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 12.79% 14.23% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 64 48
Average daily rate £330 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £238 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £478 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 18
Average hourly rate £12.75 £18.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £15.23 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £190.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 September 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 September 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 9 £403 -3.88% 5
High Wycombe -5 2 - -
Amersham - - - -
Chesham - - - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 29 (87.88%) LAN
2 17 (51.52%) Cisco
3 15 (45.45%) Firewall
4 14 (42.42%) Windows
5 12 (36.36%) CheckPoint
6 9 (27.27%) ITIL
6 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 8 (24.24%) VPN
7 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
7 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (21.21%) Citrix
8 7 (21.21%) MPLS
8 7 (21.21%) OSPF
8 7 (21.21%) BGP
8 7 (21.21%) MS Office
8 7 (21.21%) VMware
8 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
9 6 (18.18%) CCNA
9 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
9 6 (18.18%) SAN
10 5 (15.15%) Juniper
10 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (15.15%) CCNP
10 5 (15.15%) Service Management
10 5 (15.15%) Cisco IOS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 29 (87.88%) LAN
2 15 (45.45%) Firewall
3 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 8 (24.24%) VPN
5 7 (21.21%) MPLS
5 7 (21.21%) OSPF
5 7 (21.21%) BGP
6 6 (18.18%) SAN
6 6 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (15.15%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (12.12%) DSL
8 4 (12.12%) BIG-IP
8 4 (12.12%) VLAN
9 3 (9.09%) VRRP
9 3 (9.09%) NAS
9 3 (9.09%) Network Security
9 3 (9.09%) HSRP
9 3 (9.09%) VoIP
10 2 (6.06%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Automotive
3 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 10 (30.30%) Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Security Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Project Manager
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (12.12%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Network Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) IT Support Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Capacity Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Middleware
1 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
1 6 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) PMI
2 4 (12.12%) Thin Client
2 4 (12.12%) Fat Client
3 3 (9.09%) EqualLogic
4 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) IVR
4 1 (3.03%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.09%) Linux
6 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.06%) HPUX
7 1 (3.03%) Android
7 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Service Management
3 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
4 3 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.06%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Network Management
6 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.03%) Change Control
6 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.03%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.03%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.18%) CCNA
3 5 (15.15%) CCNP
4 4 (12.12%) PMP
4 4 (12.12%) PMI Certification
5 3 (9.09%) CCSA
6 2 (6.06%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (6.06%) CCDP
6 2 (6.06%) Degree
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.03%) CCSE
7 1 (3.03%) CCIP
7 1 (3.03%) MCSE
7 1 (3.03%) MCSA
7 1 (3.03%) CCDA
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.12%) Xen
3 4 (12.12%) NLBS
4 3 (9.09%) Snort
5 2 (6.06%) ProxySG
5 2 (6.06%) XenApp
6 1 (3.03%) DFS Replication
6 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) WSUS
2 3 (9.09%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (6.06%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.03%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (3.03%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 17 (51.52%) Cisco
2 12 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 7 (21.21%) Citrix
4 7 (21.21%) VMware
5 5 (15.15%) Juniper
6 4 (12.12%) HP
6 4 (12.12%) NetApp
6 4 (12.12%) F5
7 3 (9.09%) Symantec
7 3 (9.09%) Blue Coat
7 3 (9.09%) Sourcefire
8 2 (6.06%) CA
8 2 (6.06%) Hitachi
8 2 (6.06%) Oracle
9 1 (3.03%) SAP
9 1 (3.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 1 (3.03%) Avaya
9 1 (3.03%) Nokia
9 1 (3.03%) Lotus
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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