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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 50 51 45
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 24 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.63% 2.05% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.56% 14.75% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
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£425 £325 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -31.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+32.50% +25.00%
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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
177 122 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 19.43% 13.88% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 41 23
Average daily rate £400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £166 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +114.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 51 (100.00%) LAN
2 37 (72.55%) Cisco
3 24 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (39.22%) Firewall
5 19 (37.25%) CCNA
6 16 (31.37%) WLAN
6 16 (31.37%) Windows
6 16 (31.37%) F5
7 15 (29.41%) Wireless
7 15 (29.41%) TCP/IP
7 15 (29.41%) CCNP
8 14 (27.45%) ITIL
8 14 (27.45%) MPLS
8 14 (27.45%) Telecoms
9 11 (21.57%) OSPF
9 11 (21.57%) CheckPoint
9 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
9 11 (21.57%) Ethernet
9 11 (21.57%) VoIP
10 10 (19.61%) VPN
10 10 (19.61%) ADSL
10 10 (19.61%) Juniper
10 10 (19.61%) Internet
10 10 (19.61%) BGP
10 10 (19.61%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (17.65%) Finance
11 9 (17.65%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Office
1 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.84%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) SaaS
2 1 (1.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (100.00%) LAN
2 20 (39.22%) Firewall
3 16 (31.37%) WLAN
4 15 (29.41%) TCP/IP
4 15 (29.41%) Wireless
5 14 (27.45%) MPLS
6 11 (21.57%) OSPF
6 11 (21.57%) Ethernet
6 11 (21.57%) VoIP
7 10 (19.61%) ADSL
7 10 (19.61%) VPN
7 10 (19.61%) Internet
7 10 (19.61%) BGP
8 9 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
9 8 (15.69%) HSRP
9 8 (15.69%) VRRP
10 7 (13.73%) EIGRP
10 7 (13.73%) VLAN
11 6 (11.76%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (27.45%) Telecoms
2 9 (17.65%) Finance
3 4 (7.84%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Network Engineer
2 12 (23.53%) Analyst
3 11 (21.57%) Architect
3 11 (21.57%) Network Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Network Support
4 7 (13.73%) Support Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Network Support Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Data Network Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (7.84%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (7.84%) Security Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.88%) Network Specialist
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
9 2 (3.92%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.76%) e-Health
3 4 (7.84%) PKI
4 3 (5.88%) CMDB
5 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.96%) FMCG
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) NHS
5 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.96%) Handset
5 1 (1.96%) IVR
5 1 (1.96%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 16 (31.37%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) UNIX
3 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.96%) Linux
4 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) ITIL
2 10 (19.61%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (17.65%) Migration
4 7 (13.73%) Load Balancing
5 6 (11.76%) Change Management
5 6 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 6 (11.76%) Network Management
6 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
6 5 (9.80%) TOGAF
7 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (7.84%) Validation
8 3 (5.88%) Network Design
8 3 (5.88%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.92%) Fault Management
9 2 (3.92%) Performance Analysis
10 1 (1.96%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (1.96%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.96%) Change Control
10 1 (1.96%) Information Governance
10 1 (1.96%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (37.25%) CCNA
3 15 (29.41%) CCNP
4 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
5 6 (11.76%) CCIE
5 6 (11.76%) DV Cleared
6 5 (9.80%) CCDP
7 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
7 4 (7.84%) CCIP
8 3 (5.88%) CCSE
9 2 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (3.92%) Degree
9 2 (3.92%) CCSA
9 2 (3.92%) MCSE
9 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.96%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.96%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.96%) TickIT
3 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.96%) QA
3 1 (1.96%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.96%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
2 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
3 4 (7.84%) Snort
4 3 (5.88%) vSphere
5 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.92%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.96%) SCCM
4 1 (1.96%) SCOM
4 1 (1.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (72.55%) Cisco
2 16 (31.37%) F5
3 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
3 11 (21.57%) CheckPoint
4 10 (19.61%) Juniper
5 8 (15.69%) Blue Coat
6 7 (13.73%) VMware
7 6 (11.76%) CA
8 5 (9.80%) Sourcefire
9 4 (7.84%) NetApp
9 4 (7.84%) EMC
9 4 (7.84%) Citrix
10 2 (3.92%) Symantec
10 2 (3.92%) Remedy
10 2 (3.92%) Nokia
10 2 (3.92%) Lotus
10 2 (3.92%) Computacenter
10 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.96%) GFI Software
11 1 (1.96%) IronPort
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