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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 45 55 47
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 26 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.09% 1.49% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.35% 15.19% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
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 £26.00 £21.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+23.80% +29.23%
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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
159 79 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 18.88% 9.80% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 22 22
Average daily rate £375 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £140 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 March 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 March 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 57 (95.00%) LAN
2 42 (70.00%) Cisco
3 30 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (46.67%) Firewall
5 23 (38.33%) CCNA
6 21 (35.00%) F5
7 18 (30.00%) MPLS
7 18 (30.00%) CCNP
7 18 (30.00%) ITIL
8 17 (28.33%) Windows
8 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
8 17 (28.33%) WLAN
9 15 (25.00%) VoIP
9 15 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 14 (23.33%) Ethernet
10 14 (23.33%) ADSL
10 14 (23.33%) Telecoms
10 14 (23.33%) Security Cleared
11 13 (21.67%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (21.67%) Wireless
11 13 (21.67%) CheckPoint
12 12 (20.00%) Internet
12 12 (20.00%) Juniper
13 11 (18.33%) Finance
13 11 (18.33%) MS Excel
13 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (16.67%) Blue Coat
14 10 (16.67%) CA Spectrum
14 10 (16.67%) CA
14 10 (16.67%) e-Health

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (3.33%) IBM Notes
1 2 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (18.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.33%) MS Visio
3 6 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) SaaS
2 1 (1.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (95.00%) LAN
2 28 (46.67%) Firewall
3 18 (30.00%) MPLS
4 17 (28.33%) WLAN
5 15 (25.00%) VoIP
5 15 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 14 (23.33%) ADSL
6 14 (23.33%) Ethernet
7 13 (21.67%) Wireless
7 13 (21.67%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (20.00%) Internet
9 9 (15.00%) TACACS
10 8 (13.33%) OSPF
11 7 (11.67%) BGP
11 7 (11.67%) VPN
11 7 (11.67%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (11.67%) EIGRP
12 6 (10.00%) SAN
12 6 (10.00%) DMZ
12 6 (10.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (23.33%) Telecoms
2 11 (18.33%) Finance
3 7 (11.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (31.67%) Analyst
2 18 (30.00%) Network Analyst
3 13 (21.67%) Network Engineer
4 12 (20.00%) Architect
5 6 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Network Support
5 6 (10.00%) Data Network Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Network Support Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.67%) Consultant
7 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Network Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Network Specialist
9 2 (3.33%) Solutions Consultant
9 2 (3.33%) Voice Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Technical Design Authority
9 2 (3.33%) Operations Analyst
9 2 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (16.67%) e-Health
3 5 (8.33%) IVR
4 4 (6.67%) PKI
5 3 (5.00%) CMDB
6 2 (3.33%) Replication
7 1 (1.67%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.67%) FMCG
7 1 (1.67%) PMI
7 1 (1.67%) NHS
7 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.67%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.33%) Windows
2 6 (10.00%) UNIX
3 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.33%) Linux
5 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.00%) ITIL
2 10 (16.67%) Change Management
3 9 (15.00%) Migration
4 8 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 8 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (11.67%) Mentoring
6 6 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
6 6 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 6 (10.00%) Fault Management
6 6 (10.00%) TOGAF
7 5 (8.33%) Workflow
7 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.67%) Validation
8 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (6.67%) Network Management
9 2 (3.33%) Line Management
9 2 (3.33%) Network Design
10 1 (1.67%) Business Continuity
10 1 (1.67%) Information Security
10 1 (1.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) SQL
2 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (38.33%) CCNA
3 18 (30.00%) CCNP
4 14 (23.33%) Security Cleared
5 9 (15.00%) DV Cleared
6 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared
6 7 (11.67%) CCSA
6 7 (11.67%) CCSE
7 6 (10.00%) CCIE
8 4 (6.67%) CCDP
8 4 (6.67%) CCIP
9 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (3.33%) MCSE
11 1 (1.67%) MCSA
11 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.67%) PMP
11 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
11 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.67%) TickIT
3 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.67%) QA
3 1 (1.67%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 7 (11.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (5.00%) vSphere
5 1 (1.67%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.67%) UAG
5 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (16.67%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.33%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.33%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.67%) SCCM
4 1 (1.67%) SCOM
4 1 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 42 (70.00%) Cisco
2 21 (35.00%) F5
3 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (21.67%) CheckPoint
5 12 (20.00%) Juniper
6 10 (16.67%) CA
6 10 (16.67%) Blue Coat
7 8 (13.33%) Citrix
8 7 (11.67%) Nokia
8 7 (11.67%) Remedy
8 7 (11.67%) VMware
9 5 (8.33%) Avaya
9 5 (8.33%) Computacenter
10 4 (6.67%) EMC
10 4 (6.67%) NetApp
10 4 (6.67%) Symantec
11 2 (3.33%) Lotus
11 2 (3.33%) Altiris
11 2 (3.33%) SolarWinds
12 1 (1.67%) GFI Software