The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 43 61 46
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Contract jobs citing WAN 26 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.38% 0.82% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.61% 9.52% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £140 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+203.57% -55.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
115 63 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 14.94% 8.57% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 15 17
Average daily rate £425 £248 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.71% -20.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £140 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £23.25 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -
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 Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Milton Keynes region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Milton Keynes region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 46 (90.20%) LAN
2 30 (58.82%) Cisco
3 27 (52.94%) Firewall
4 19 (37.25%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (37.25%) F5
5 17 (33.33%) Windows
6 16 (31.37%) VoIP
6 16 (31.37%) MPLS
7 14 (27.45%) Telecoms
7 14 (27.45%) ITIL
8 13 (25.49%) WLAN
8 13 (25.49%) TCP/IP
9 12 (23.53%) CCNA
9 12 (23.53%) Juniper
9 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
10 11 (21.57%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (21.57%) CheckPoint
10 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
10 11 (21.57%) CCNP
10 11 (21.57%) ADSL
11 10 (19.61%) SLA
11 10 (19.61%) Blue Coat
12 9 (17.65%) TACACS
12 9 (17.65%) Finance
12 9 (17.65%) VMware
13 8 (15.69%) Incident Management
13 8 (15.69%) Internet
13 8 (15.69%) Ethernet
13 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
14 7 (13.73%) OSPF

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.96%) IIS
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.80%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) SaaS
2 1 (1.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (90.20%) LAN
2 27 (52.94%) Firewall
3 16 (31.37%) VoIP
3 16 (31.37%) MPLS
4 13 (25.49%) WLAN
4 13 (25.49%) TCP/IP
5 11 (21.57%) ADSL
5 11 (21.57%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (17.65%) TACACS
7 8 (15.69%) Ethernet
7 8 (15.69%) Internet
8 7 (13.73%) SAN
8 7 (13.73%) OSPF
8 7 (13.73%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (11.76%) EIGRP
9 6 (11.76%) BGP
9 6 (11.76%) DMZ
9 6 (11.76%) VPN
10 4 (7.84%) VRRP
10 4 (7.84%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 14 (27.45%) Telecoms
2 9 (17.65%) Finance
3 5 (9.80%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Analyst
2 12 (23.53%) Architect
3 11 (21.57%) Network Analyst
4 10 (19.61%) Network Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (11.76%) Data Network Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Consultant
7 3 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Network Architect
8 2 (3.92%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Design Authority
8 2 (3.92%) Network Operations Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Solutions Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Capacity Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Voice Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) CSS
2 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.80%) e-Health
2 5 (9.80%) IVR
3 3 (5.88%) PKI
4 2 (3.92%) PMI
4 2 (3.92%) Replication
5 1 (1.96%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.96%) FMCG
5 1 (1.96%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 17 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) UNIX
3 5 (9.80%) Linux
4 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.92%) HPUX
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) ITIL
2 8 (15.69%) Incident Management
3 7 (13.73%) TOGAF
4 6 (11.76%) Migration
4 6 (11.76%) Fault Management
4 6 (11.76%) Change Management
4 6 (11.76%) Mentoring
5 5 (9.80%) Load Balancing
5 5 (9.80%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (9.80%) Workflow
6 3 (5.88%) Validation
6 3 (5.88%) Network Design
6 3 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (3.92%) Network Management
7 2 (3.92%) Line Management
7 2 (3.92%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.92%) Service Management
8 1 (1.96%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (37.25%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (23.53%) CCNA
2 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 11 (21.57%) CCNP
4 7 (13.73%) SC Cleared
4 7 (13.73%) DV Cleared
4 7 (13.73%) CCSA
4 7 (13.73%) CCSE
5 5 (9.80%) CCIE
6 3 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (5.88%) CCDP
6 3 (5.88%) CCIP
6 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.92%) PMP
7 2 (3.92%) PMI Certification
7 2 (3.92%) MCSE
8 1 (1.96%) MCSA
8 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.61%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (1.96%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
2 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.88%) vSphere
4 1 (1.96%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.96%) UAG
4 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.96%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (3.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.92%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.96%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) SCOM
3 1 (1.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.96%) OpenView
Vendors
1 30 (58.82%) Cisco
2 19 (37.25%) F5
3 12 (23.53%) Juniper
4 11 (21.57%) CheckPoint
4 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
5 10 (19.61%) Blue Coat
6 9 (17.65%) VMware
7 7 (13.73%) Citrix
7 7 (13.73%) Nokia
8 6 (11.76%) Remedy
9 5 (9.80%) CA
9 5 (9.80%) Avaya
9 5 (9.80%) Computacenter
10 4 (7.84%) HP
10 4 (7.84%) Symantec
11 3 (5.88%) NetApp
11 3 (5.88%) EMC
12 2 (3.92%) Oracle
12 2 (3.92%) Hitachi
12 2 (3.92%) Altiris