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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 49 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 38 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 3.38% 1.94% 2.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.35% 18.87% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 7
Average daily rate
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£328 £395 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.08% +61.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £468 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £28.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
178 106 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 15.85% 10.27% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 28 35
Average daily rate £395 £383 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +54.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £141 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 12
Average hourly rate £15.75 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.04 £14.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £37.50 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 +13 27 £425 +203.57% 5
High Wycombe -6 3 £150 -66.19% 2
Iver - - - -
Marlow - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 65 (90.28%) LAN
2 38 (52.78%) Cisco
3 33 (45.83%) Firewall
4 31 (43.06%) Windows
5 27 (37.50%) ITIL
6 23 (31.94%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (27.78%) F5
8 17 (23.61%) MPLS
9 16 (22.22%) VoIP
9 16 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 15 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (20.83%) CCNP
10 15 (20.83%) Juniper
11 14 (19.44%) CheckPoint
11 14 (19.44%) CCNA
11 14 (19.44%) Active Directory
11 14 (19.44%) Telecoms
12 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
12 13 (18.06%) WLAN
12 13 (18.06%) TCP/IP
13 12 (16.67%) SLA
13 12 (16.67%) VMware
14 11 (15.28%) ADSL
14 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (15.28%) Blue Coat
15 10 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (13.89%) DV Cleared
15 10 (13.89%) DHCP
15 10 (13.89%) MS Excel
15 10 (13.89%) TACACS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.78%) IIS
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.94%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.56%) MS Office
4 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) SaaS
2 1 (1.39%) IaaS
2 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 65 (90.28%) LAN
2 33 (45.83%) Firewall
3 17 (23.61%) MPLS
4 16 (22.22%) VoIP
5 15 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (18.06%) WLAN
6 13 (18.06%) TCP/IP
7 11 (15.28%) ADSL
8 10 (13.89%) DHCP
8 10 (13.89%) TACACS
9 9 (12.50%) DNS
10 8 (11.11%) SAN
10 8 (11.11%) Internet
10 8 (11.11%) Ethernet
10 8 (11.11%) VPN
11 7 (9.72%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (9.72%) OSPF
12 6 (8.33%) DMZ
12 6 (8.33%) EIGRP
12 6 (8.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle Exadata
1 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 10 (13.89%) Finance
3 5 (6.94%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Automotive
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (36.11%) Analyst
2 13 (18.06%) Network Analyst
3 12 (16.67%) Architect
4 11 (15.28%) Network Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 6 (8.33%) Data Network Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (8.33%) Support Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) Service Analyst
6 6 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Consultant
7 4 (5.56%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Network Architect
9 2 (2.78%) Technical Design Authority
9 2 (2.78%) Network Operations Analyst
9 2 (2.78%) Capacity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) CSS
2 1 (1.39%) JSP
2 1 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) IVR
2 5 (6.94%) e-Health
3 3 (4.17%) PMI
3 3 (4.17%) PKI
4 2 (2.78%) VLE
4 2 (2.78%) Replication
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Handset
5 1 (1.39%) Clustering
5 1 (1.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.39%) FMCG
5 1 (1.39%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 31 (43.06%) Windows
2 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (9.72%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.33%) UNIX
6 5 (6.94%) Linux
7 3 (4.17%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.78%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.78%) HPUX
9 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (37.50%) ITIL
2 9 (12.50%) Change Management
3 8 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 7 (9.72%) TOGAF
5 6 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 6 (8.33%) Fault Management
5 6 (8.33%) Migration
6 5 (6.94%) Workflow
6 5 (6.94%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.94%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.56%) Service Management
8 3 (4.17%) Validation
8 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (4.17%) Network Design
8 3 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.78%) Line Management
9 2 (2.78%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (31.94%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 15 (20.83%) CCNP
4 14 (19.44%) CCNA
5 10 (13.89%) DV Cleared
6 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 8 (11.11%) CCSE
7 8 (11.11%) CCSA
8 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (6.94%) CCIE
10 4 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (5.56%) PMP
10 4 (5.56%) PMI Certification
10 4 (5.56%) MCSE
11 3 (4.17%) CCIP
11 3 (4.17%) CCDP
12 2 (2.78%) MCITP
12 2 (2.78%) MCSA
13 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.67%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.39%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 14 (19.44%) Active Directory
2 10 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.17%) vSphere
5 2 (2.78%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (2.78%) UAG
5 2 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.39%) XenApp
6 1 (1.39%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (4.17%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.78%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.39%) OpenView
4 1 (1.39%) SCCM
4 1 (1.39%) SCOM
4 1 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 38 (52.78%) Cisco
2 20 (27.78%) F5
3 15 (20.83%) Juniper
4 14 (19.44%) CheckPoint
5 13 (18.06%) Microsoft
6 12 (16.67%) VMware
7 11 (15.28%) Blue Coat
8 9 (12.50%) Citrix
8 9 (12.50%) Nokia
9 6 (8.33%) Remedy
9 6 (8.33%) HP
10 5 (6.94%) Avaya
10 5 (6.94%) CA
10 5 (6.94%) Computacenter
11 4 (5.56%) NetApp
11 4 (5.56%) Symantec
12 3 (4.17%) EMC
13 2 (2.78%) Altiris
13 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
13 2 (2.78%) Hitachi