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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 61 57 53
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.11% 1.47% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.89% 11.11% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +3.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £223 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £548 £442
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £19.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.59
% change year-on-year
- +2.09%
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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
91 99 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 11.19% 13.27% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 37 32
Average daily rate £330 £388 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.83% +12.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £238 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £30.10 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.81% +52.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.37 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £44.99 £24.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 19 (86.36%) LAN
2 10 (45.45%) Cisco
3 9 (40.91%) Firewall
4 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
5 7 (31.82%) OSPF
5 7 (31.82%) BGP
6 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (22.73%) VPN
7 5 (22.73%) Windows
8 4 (18.18%) ITIL
8 4 (18.18%) CCNP
8 4 (18.18%) CCNA
8 4 (18.18%) Juniper
8 4 (18.18%) F5
9 3 (13.64%) VLAN
9 3 (13.64%) Sourcefire
9 3 (13.64%) Snort
9 3 (13.64%) Blue Coat
9 3 (13.64%) Banking
9 3 (13.64%) CCSA
9 3 (13.64%) Network Security
9 3 (13.64%) HSRP
9 3 (13.64%) PMI
9 3 (13.64%) PMP
9 3 (13.64%) PMI Certification
9 3 (13.64%) VRRP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (4.55%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (86.36%) LAN
2 9 (40.91%) Firewall
3 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
4 7 (31.82%) OSPF
4 7 (31.82%) BGP
5 5 (22.73%) VPN
5 5 (22.73%) Cisco IOS
5 5 (22.73%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (13.64%) HSRP
6 3 (13.64%) Network Security
6 3 (13.64%) VLAN
6 3 (13.64%) VoIP
6 3 (13.64%) VRRP
7 2 (9.09%) MPLS
7 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (9.09%) IP Telephony
8 1 (4.55%) tcpdump
8 1 (4.55%) PABX
8 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (13.64%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Security Engineer
2 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Security Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Capacity Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Field Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) PMI
3 1 (4.55%) IVR
3 1 (4.55%) e-Health
3 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Linux
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.09%) HPUX
4 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.09%) Service Management
3 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
4 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Network Management
4 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.55%) Change Control
4 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.55%) Network Design
4 1 (4.55%) eTOM
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) B2B
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) CCNP
2 4 (18.18%) CCNA
3 3 (13.64%) PMP
3 3 (13.64%) PMI Certification
3 3 (13.64%) CCSA
4 2 (9.09%) CCDP
4 2 (9.09%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.55%) CCDA
5 1 (4.55%) CCIP
5 1 (4.55%) CCSE
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Snort
2 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (4.55%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
3 4 (18.18%) F5
3 4 (18.18%) Juniper
4 3 (13.64%) Blue Coat
4 3 (13.64%) Sourcefire
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 2 (9.09%) CA
5 2 (9.09%) Hitachi
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix
6 1 (4.55%) Avaya
6 1 (4.55%) Nokia
6 1 (4.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (4.55%) BT
6 1 (4.55%) Draytek
6 1 (4.55%) NetQoS
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