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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 51 58 52
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.18% 1.21% 2.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.86% 9.32% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
Average daily rate
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£343 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.48% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £258 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.00 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.77%
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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
140 118 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 16.99% 13.01% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 36 24
Average daily rate £400 £367 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.99% -13.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £248 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £20.19 £13.50 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.51% -9.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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
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 3 July 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 44 (100.00%) LAN
2 33 (75.00%) Cisco
3 25 (56.82%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (52.27%) Wireless
5 21 (47.73%) CCNA
6 17 (38.64%) CCNP
7 14 (31.82%) Windows
7 14 (31.82%) F5
8 13 (29.55%) ITIL
8 13 (29.55%) VPN
9 12 (27.27%) WLAN
10 11 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 11 (25.00%) CA
10 11 (25.00%) e-Health
10 11 (25.00%) CA Spectrum
11 10 (22.73%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (22.73%) Data Centre
11 10 (22.73%) Firewall
11 10 (22.73%) Ethernet
12 9 (20.45%) CheckPoint
12 9 (20.45%) Internet
12 9 (20.45%) VMware
12 9 (20.45%) Migration
12 9 (20.45%) Network Management
13 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
13 8 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (18.18%) Cisco Prime
13 8 (18.18%) Finance
13 8 (18.18%) Configuration Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (4.55%) IBM Notes
1 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Office
2 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) SaaS
2 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (100.00%) LAN
2 23 (52.27%) Wireless
3 13 (29.55%) VPN
4 12 (27.27%) WLAN
5 11 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (22.73%) Ethernet
6 10 (22.73%) Firewall
7 9 (20.45%) Internet
8 8 (18.18%) MPLS
8 8 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (15.91%) IPsec
9 7 (15.91%) OSPF
9 7 (15.91%) DSL
9 7 (15.91%) SNMP
9 7 (15.91%) Structured Cabling
10 6 (13.64%) ADSL
10 6 (13.64%) BGP
10 6 (13.64%) IP Telephony
10 6 (13.64%) VRRP
10 6 (13.64%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.27%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.82%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 11 (25.00%) Analyst
3 10 (22.73%) Network Analyst
4 9 (20.45%) Support Analyst
4 9 (20.45%) Network Support
5 8 (18.18%) Network Support Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Senior Network Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Security Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Network Specialist
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.27%) Desktop Support
9 1 (2.27%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) e-Health
2 10 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (22.73%) Data Centre
3 4 (9.09%) CMDB
4 2 (4.55%) PKI
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.27%) FMCG
5 1 (2.27%) NHS
5 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Handset
5 1 (2.27%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Windows
2 4 (9.09%) UNIX
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) ITIL
2 10 (22.73%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (20.45%) Network Management
3 9 (20.45%) Migration
4 8 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 6 (13.64%) Load Balancing
6 5 (11.36%) Change Management
7 3 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (4.55%) Validation
8 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (4.55%) Information Security
8 2 (4.55%) Network Design
9 1 (2.27%) Data Analysis
9 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.27%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (56.82%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (47.73%) CCNA
3 17 (38.64%) CCNP
4 4 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 4 (9.09%) CCDP
5 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (6.82%) MCSE
5 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.55%) CCIE
6 2 (4.55%) CCIP
6 2 (4.55%) Degree
7 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.27%) CCDA
7 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.27%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.27%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.27%) TickIT
1 1 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.27%) QA
1 1 (2.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.09%) vSphere
3 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.09%) Snort
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (25.00%) CA Spectrum
2 8 (18.18%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (6.82%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.27%) SCCM
5 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (75.00%) Cisco
2 14 (31.82%) F5
3 11 (25.00%) CA
4 9 (20.45%) CheckPoint
4 9 (20.45%) VMware
5 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 6 (13.64%) Sourcefire
7 4 (9.09%) Blue Coat
7 4 (9.09%) NetApp
7 4 (9.09%) EMC
7 4 (9.09%) Juniper
8 3 (6.82%) Symantec
8 3 (6.82%) Citrix
9 2 (4.55%) HP
9 2 (4.55%) Dell
9 2 (4.55%) Remedy
9 2 (4.55%) Lotus
9 2 (4.55%) IronPort
9 2 (4.55%) GFI Software
10 1 (2.27%) ION Trading