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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 48 56 46
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 24 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.87% 0.91% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.44% 9.86% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 2 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £140 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.45% +5.26%
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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
146 71 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 17.49% 9.23% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 13 22
Average daily rate £400 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £140 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £8.08 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 52 (94.55%) LAN
2 35 (63.64%) Cisco
3 27 (49.09%) Firewall
4 23 (41.82%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (34.55%) F5
6 18 (32.73%) MPLS
7 17 (30.91%) ITIL
7 17 (30.91%) Windows
8 16 (29.09%) CCNA
8 16 (29.09%) VoIP
9 15 (27.27%) Telecoms
10 14 (25.45%) WLAN
10 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
11 13 (23.64%) CCNP
11 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
11 13 (23.64%) ADSL
12 12 (21.82%) Juniper
12 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
13 11 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (20.00%) CheckPoint
14 10 (18.18%) Finance
14 10 (18.18%) Blue Coat
14 10 (18.18%) Internet
14 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
14 10 (18.18%) Ethernet
14 10 (18.18%) SLA
15 9 (16.36%) TACACS
15 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
16 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (14.55%) Hyper-V

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (3.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.82%) IIS
2 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 7 (12.73%) MS Visio
3 4 (7.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) SaaS
2 1 (1.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (94.55%) LAN
2 27 (49.09%) Firewall
3 18 (32.73%) MPLS
4 16 (29.09%) VoIP
5 14 (25.45%) WLAN
6 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
6 13 (23.64%) ADSL
7 11 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (18.18%) Internet
8 10 (18.18%) Ethernet
9 9 (16.36%) TACACS
10 8 (14.55%) SAN
11 7 (12.73%) OSPF
11 7 (12.73%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (10.91%) EIGRP
12 6 (10.91%) BGP
12 6 (10.91%) DMZ
12 6 (10.91%) VPN
13 5 (9.09%) Wireless
14 4 (7.27%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 10 (18.18%) Finance
3 6 (10.91%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Analyst
2 14 (25.45%) Network Analyst
3 13 (23.64%) Architect
4 11 (20.00%) Network Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (10.91%) Project Manager
5 6 (10.91%) Data Network Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (7.27%) Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (3.64%) Network Support
9 2 (3.64%) Operations Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Solutions Consultant
9 2 (3.64%) Voice Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Network Support Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) CSS
2 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.73%) e-Health
3 5 (9.09%) IVR
4 3 (5.45%) PKI
5 2 (3.64%) CMDB
5 2 (3.64%) PMI
5 2 (3.64%) Replication
6 1 (1.82%) NHS
6 1 (1.82%) Handset
6 1 (1.82%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.82%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.91%) Windows
2 7 (12.73%) UNIX
3 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.45%) Linux
5 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) ITIL
2 8 (14.55%) Change Management
2 8 (14.55%) Incident Management
3 7 (12.73%) Migration
3 7 (12.73%) TOGAF
3 7 (12.73%) Mentoring
4 6 (10.91%) Performance Analysis
4 6 (10.91%) Fault Management
5 5 (9.09%) Workflow
5 5 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (9.09%) Load Balancing
6 4 (7.27%) Network Management
7 3 (5.45%) Validation
7 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (5.45%) Network Design
8 2 (3.64%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (3.64%) Service Management
8 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.64%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (41.82%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (29.09%) CCNA
3 13 (23.64%) CCNP
4 12 (21.82%) Security Cleared
5 7 (12.73%) CCSA
5 7 (12.73%) CCSE
5 7 (12.73%) SC Cleared
5 7 (12.73%) DV Cleared
6 5 (9.09%) CCIE
7 3 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (5.45%) CCIP
7 3 (5.45%) CCDP
7 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.64%) MCSE
8 2 (3.64%) Degree
8 2 (3.64%) PMP
8 2 (3.64%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.82%) MCSA
9 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.82%) QA
3 1 (1.82%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (14.55%) Hyper-V
2 6 (10.91%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.45%) vSphere
4 1 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.82%) UAG
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.82%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (3.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.64%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.64%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.82%) SCCM
3 1 (1.82%) SCOM
3 1 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.82%) OpenView
Vendors
1 35 (63.64%) Cisco
2 19 (34.55%) F5
3 14 (25.45%) Microsoft
4 12 (21.82%) Juniper
5 11 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 10 (18.18%) Blue Coat
7 8 (14.55%) VMware
8 7 (12.73%) Remedy
8 7 (12.73%) Nokia
8 7 (12.73%) CA
8 7 (12.73%) Citrix
9 5 (9.09%) Avaya
9 5 (9.09%) Computacenter
10 4 (7.27%) EMC
10 4 (7.27%) NetApp
10 4 (7.27%) Symantec
11 2 (3.64%) Altiris
11 2 (3.64%) HP
11 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.82%) Sourcefire