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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 57 55 52
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.30% 1.46% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.64% 12.50% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 4
Average daily rate
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£280 £425 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.11% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £219 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £580 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.25 - £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £20.09
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +7.01%
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Buckinghamshire

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
87 88 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.25% 11.70% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 39 42
Average daily rate £330 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Average hourly rate £12.50 £44.97 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.20% +128.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £21.18 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £44.99 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014, 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 23 (88.46%) LAN
2 13 (50.00%) Cisco
3 11 (42.31%) Firewall
4 8 (30.77%) CheckPoint
4 8 (30.77%) OSPF
4 8 (30.77%) BGP
4 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
5 7 (26.92%) VPN
5 7 (26.92%) Windows
6 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (19.23%) Network Security
7 5 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (15.38%) PMI
8 4 (15.38%) PMP
8 4 (15.38%) PMI Certification
8 4 (15.38%) Juniper
8 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
8 4 (15.38%) CCNP
8 4 (15.38%) CCNA
8 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
8 4 (15.38%) F5
8 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (15.38%) Citrix
9 3 (11.54%) Sourcefire
9 3 (11.54%) Snort
9 3 (11.54%) VLAN
9 3 (11.54%) Blue Coat
9 3 (11.54%) Banking
9 3 (11.54%) CCSA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) LAN
2 11 (42.31%) Firewall
3 8 (30.77%) OSPF
3 8 (30.77%) BGP
3 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 7 (26.92%) VPN
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (19.23%) Network Security
6 5 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (11.54%) HSRP
7 3 (11.54%) VLAN
7 3 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (11.54%) VoIP
7 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (11.54%) VRRP
8 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony
8 2 (7.69%) MPLS
9 1 (3.85%) WLAN
9 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
9 1 (3.85%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Network Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Network Security Engineer
3 6 (23.08%) Security Engineer
4 5 (19.23%) Project Manager
5 4 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 4 (15.38%) Senior Security Engineer
6 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Network Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Capacity Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Technical Design Consultant
8 1 (3.85%) Security Support Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Network Operations Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) NOC Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) PMI
2 1 (3.85%) IVR
2 1 (3.85%) e-Health
2 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.54%) Linux
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.69%) HPUX
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
2 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
3 2 (7.69%) Service Management
3 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.69%) Migration
3 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.85%) Network Management
4 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Change Control
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (3.85%) ERP
4 1 (3.85%) B2B
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (15.38%) CCNP
2 4 (15.38%) CCNA
2 4 (15.38%) PMP
2 4 (15.38%) PMI Certification
3 3 (11.54%) CCSA
4 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) CCDP
4 2 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.85%) CCDA
5 1 (3.85%) CCIP
5 1 (3.85%) CCSE
5 1 (3.85%) MCDST
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
1 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) Snort
3 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
1 2 (7.69%) SCOM
1 2 (7.69%) Hyperic
1 2 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.85%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Cisco
2 8 (30.77%) CheckPoint
3 4 (15.38%) F5
3 4 (15.38%) Citrix
3 4 (15.38%) Juniper
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) Blue Coat
4 3 (11.54%) Sourcefire
5 2 (7.69%) Draytek
5 2 (7.69%) Symantec
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) VMware
5 2 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) CA
5 2 (7.69%) Hitachi
6 1 (3.85%) Nokia
6 1 (3.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (3.85%) Avaya
6 1 (3.85%) BT
6 1 (3.85%) NetQoS