The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 64 56 51
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.78% 1.54% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.45% 16.42% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £458 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £12.25 £14.96 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.11% -23.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
94 67 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.49% 9.40% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 36
Average daily rate £330 £388 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +47.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £240 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.96 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.44% -23.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.96 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.83 £14.96 £20.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 (95.83%) LAN
2 12 (50.00%) Cisco
3 10 (41.67%) Firewall
4 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
4 7 (29.17%) OSPF
4 7 (29.17%) BGP
4 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
5 6 (25.00%) VPN
5 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (20.83%) Windows
6 5 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
6 5 (20.83%) Network Security
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
7 4 (16.67%) PMI
7 4 (16.67%) PMP
7 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
7 4 (16.67%) CCNP
7 4 (16.67%) CCNA
7 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 4 (16.67%) Citrix
8 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.50%) Juniper
8 3 (12.50%) VoIP
8 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (12.50%) F5
8 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (12.50%) Banking
8 3 (12.50%) CCSA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (4.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 23 (95.83%) LAN
2 10 (41.67%) Firewall
3 7 (29.17%) OSPF
3 7 (29.17%) BGP
3 7 (29.17%) TCP/IP
4 6 (25.00%) VPN
5 5 (20.83%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (20.83%) Network Security
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (12.50%) VoIP
7 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (8.33%) IP Telephony
8 2 (8.33%) VLAN
8 2 (8.33%) MPLS
8 2 (8.33%) HSRP
8 2 (8.33%) VRRP
9 1 (4.17%) tcpdump
9 1 (4.17%) PABX
9 1 (4.17%) WLAN
General
1 3 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Multimedia
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Security Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Network Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Design Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Security Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Operations Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) VoIP Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) PMI
2 1 (4.17%) IVR
2 1 (4.17%) e-Health
2 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) UNIX
4 1 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (8.33%) Service Management
2 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (8.33%) Migration
2 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (4.17%) Network Management
3 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.17%) Change Control
3 1 (4.17%) ERP
3 1 (4.17%) B2B
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.67%) CCNP
2 4 (16.67%) CCNA
2 4 (16.67%) PMP
2 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
3 3 (12.50%) CCSA
4 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) CCDP
4 2 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.17%) CCDA
5 1 (4.17%) CCIP
5 1 (4.17%) CCSE
5 1 (4.17%) MCDST
5 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
1 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) ProxySG
2 2 (8.33%) Snort
2 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) SCOM
1 2 (8.33%) Hyperic
1 2 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.17%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (29.17%) CheckPoint
3 4 (16.67%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.50%) Juniper
4 3 (12.50%) F5
5 2 (8.33%) Symantec
5 2 (8.33%) Blue Coat
5 2 (8.33%) Sourcefire
5 2 (8.33%) Draytek
5 2 (8.33%) CA
6 1 (4.17%) Nokia
6 1 (4.17%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (4.17%) Avaya
6 1 (4.17%) BT