The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 70 58 58
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.99% 1.93% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.22% 15.63% 11.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 6
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£288 £388 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £210 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.96 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.44% -23.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.97%
Communications & Networking Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
141 128 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 10.73% 12.36% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 61 50
Average daily rate £330 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £240 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.96 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -57.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
WAN
South East

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -2 7 £400 -5.88%
High Wycombe -5 5 £300 -20.00% 2
Iver - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Beaconsfield - - - -
Chesham - - - -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 34 (91.89%) LAN
2 18 (48.65%) Cisco
3 14 (37.84%) Firewall
4 13 (35.14%) Windows
5 11 (29.73%) CheckPoint
6 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
6 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
7 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
8 8 (21.62%) Citrix
8 8 (21.62%) BGP
8 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
8 8 (21.62%) ITIL
9 7 (18.92%) MS Office
9 7 (18.92%) VPN
9 7 (18.92%) CCNA
9 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (18.92%) MPLS
9 7 (18.92%) OSPF
10 6 (16.22%) Blackberry
10 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
10 6 (16.22%) Hyper-V
11 5 (13.51%) Network Security
11 5 (13.51%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (13.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
11 5 (13.51%) SAN
11 5 (13.51%) Symantec
11 5 (13.51%) Service Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (2.70%) Lync
4 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 34 (91.89%) LAN
2 14 (37.84%) Firewall
3 8 (21.62%) BGP
3 8 (21.62%) TCP/IP
4 7 (18.92%) VPN
4 7 (18.92%) MPLS
4 7 (18.92%) OSPF
5 5 (13.51%) Network Security
5 5 (13.51%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (13.51%) SAN
6 4 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (10.81%) DSL
6 4 (10.81%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (10.81%) BIG-IP
6 4 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (8.11%) NAS
7 3 (8.11%) VLAN
7 3 (8.11%) VoIP
8 2 (5.41%) IP Telephony
8 2 (5.41%) Wireless
General
1 3 (8.11%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Network Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Project Manager
4 5 (13.51%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Security Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Network Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Operations Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) IT Support
6 2 (5.41%) NOC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
1 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.81%) PMI
2 4 (10.81%) Thin Client
2 4 (10.81%) Fat Client
3 3 (8.11%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.70%) e-Health
4 1 (2.70%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
4 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.70%) Android
6 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.70%) UNIX
6 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
3 5 (13.51%) Service Management
4 3 (8.11%) Migration
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) PRINCE
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.70%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.70%) Change Control
6 1 (2.70%) Network Management
6 1 (2.70%) CRM
6 1 (2.70%) ERP
6 1 (2.70%) B2B
6 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (18.92%) CCNA
3 4 (10.81%) PMP
3 4 (10.81%) PMI Certification
3 4 (10.81%) CCNP
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.11%) CCSA
5 2 (5.41%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (5.41%) CCDP
5 2 (5.41%) MCSE
5 2 (5.41%) MCSA
5 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) Degree
6 1 (2.70%) CCIP
6 1 (2.70%) CCDA
6 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.70%) CCSE
6 1 (2.70%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.22%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.81%) NLBS
3 4 (10.81%) Xen
3 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.41%) Snort
4 2 (5.41%) ProxySG
5 1 (2.70%) XenApp
5 1 (2.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.70%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (10.81%) WSUS
3 3 (8.11%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (5.41%) Hyperic
4 2 (5.41%) SCCM
4 2 (5.41%) SCOM
5 1 (2.70%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (48.65%) Cisco
2 11 (29.73%) CheckPoint
3 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
4 8 (21.62%) Citrix
5 5 (13.51%) Symantec
5 5 (13.51%) VMware
6 3 (8.11%) F5
6 3 (8.11%) Juniper
6 3 (8.11%) NetApp
7 2 (5.41%) Sourcefire
7 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.41%) CA
7 2 (5.41%) Draytek
8 1 (2.70%) Veeam
8 1 (2.70%) Iron Mountain
8 1 (2.70%) SAP
8 1 (2.70%) Avaya
8 1 (2.70%) Nokia
8 1 (2.70%) Lotus
8 1 (2.70%) Alcatel-Lucent
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