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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 52 50 58
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 23 40 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.36% 3.39% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.03% 20.20% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 26 7
Average daily rate £328 £328 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £500 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-13.63% +7.31%
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
153 198 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 15.71% 16.77% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 82 29
Average daily rate £388 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Average hourly rate £16.10 £22.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.81% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.92 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £34.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -14 7 £420 -1.17% 5
High Wycombe +6 5 £235 +56.66% 2
Marlow - 5 - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 43 (87.76%) LAN
2 17 (34.69%) Cisco
3 15 (30.61%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (28.57%) CCNP
4 14 (28.57%) Firewall
4 14 (28.57%) Migration
5 13 (26.53%) Windows
6 12 (24.49%) BGP
6 12 (24.49%) Finance
7 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
7 11 (22.45%) Data Centre
8 10 (20.41%) Windows Server
9 9 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
10 8 (16.33%) EIGRP
10 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
10 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
10 8 (16.33%) SolarWinds
11 7 (14.29%) WhatsUp Gold
11 7 (14.29%) DMVPN
11 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 7 (14.29%) Palo Alto
11 7 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (14.29%) Project Management
12 6 (12.24%) Internet
12 6 (12.24%) Citrix
12 6 (12.24%) ITIL
12 6 (12.24%) SMTP
12 6 (12.24%) FTP
12 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.08%) CMS
2 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.04%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Project
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
3 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (87.76%) LAN
2 14 (28.57%) Firewall
3 12 (24.49%) BGP
4 9 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (16.33%) EIGRP
6 7 (14.29%) DMVPN
7 6 (12.24%) FTP
7 6 (12.24%) Internet
7 6 (12.24%) SMTP
7 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
7 6 (12.24%) Wireless
8 5 (10.20%) DNS
8 5 (10.20%) OSPF
9 4 (8.16%) VPN
10 3 (6.12%) DHCP
10 3 (6.12%) DSL
10 3 (6.12%) MPLS
10 3 (6.12%) SAN
10 3 (6.12%) SSL
10 3 (6.12%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (14.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.08%) Automotive
3 2 (4.08%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Portuguese Language
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (30.61%) Project Manager
2 8 (16.33%) Network Manager
3 7 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) Network Project Manager
3 7 (14.29%) Transition Manager
4 6 (12.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) IT Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Transition Project Manager
5 5 (10.20%) Architect
5 5 (10.20%) Network Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Avaya Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Consultant
7 3 (6.12%) IT Manager
7 3 (6.12%) Network Architect
7 3 (6.12%) Telecoms Manager
7 3 (6.12%) WAN Project Manager
8 2 (4.08%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) CSS
2 1 (2.04%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.08%) Cryptography
2 2 (4.08%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.08%) e-Health
3 1 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) Windows
2 10 (20.41%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.08%) Unix
6 2 (4.08%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) Migration
2 7 (14.29%) Project Management
3 6 (12.24%) ITIL
4 5 (10.20%) PRINCE2
4 5 (10.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.08%) Change Management
6 2 (4.08%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.08%) ERP
6 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.08%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.08%) OWASP
6 2 (4.08%) Patch Management
6 2 (4.08%) PRINCE
6 2 (4.08%) Security Testing
6 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (4.08%) Test Management
6 2 (4.08%) Test Planning
6 2 (4.08%) Workforce Management Optimization
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.08%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (30.61%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (28.57%) CCNP
3 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 6 (12.24%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.16%) PMI Certification
5 4 (8.16%) PMP
6 3 (6.12%) CCNA
6 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.08%) CCDP
7 2 (4.08%) CCSE
7 2 (4.08%) CREST Certified
7 2 (4.08%) Cyber Scheme
7 2 (4.08%) OSCP
7 2 (4.08%) Tigerscheme
8 1 (2.04%) CCSA
8 1 (2.04%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.08%) Sendmail
4 2 (4.08%) vSphere
4 2 (4.08%) XenApp
5 1 (2.04%) Snort
5 1 (2.04%) UAG
5 1 (2.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (6.12%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.08%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 17 (34.69%) Cisco
2 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.33%) SolarWinds
4 7 (14.29%) Palo Alto
5 6 (12.24%) Citrix
6 5 (10.20%) Avaya
6 5 (10.20%) CheckPoint
6 5 (10.20%) VMware
7 4 (8.16%) F5
7 4 (8.16%) Oracle
8 2 (4.08%) CA
8 2 (4.08%) Planview
9 1 (2.04%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.04%) Dell
9 1 (2.04%) GFI Software
9 1 (2.04%) HP
9 1 (2.04%) IBM
9 1 (2.04%) Sourcefire
9 1 (2.04%) Symantec