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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 48 57 47
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 22 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 2.70% 1.79% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.07% 11.94% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 5
Average daily rate
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£310 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% -15.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +93.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +9.37%
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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
146 134 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 17.94% 15.01% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 44 19
Average daily rate £380 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £227 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £464 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £29.00 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +93.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 May 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 22 May 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 48 (100.00%) LAN
2 35 (72.92%) Cisco
3 25 (52.08%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (41.67%) CCNA
5 19 (39.58%) Wireless
6 17 (35.42%) Firewall
7 16 (33.33%) CCNP
7 16 (33.33%) ITIL
7 16 (33.33%) Windows
8 15 (31.25%) TCP/IP
9 14 (29.17%) WLAN
9 14 (29.17%) F5
10 13 (27.08%) MPLS
11 12 (25.00%) Ethernet
11 12 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (22.92%) CheckPoint
12 11 (22.92%) Internet
12 11 (22.92%) Telecoms
13 10 (20.83%) Migration
13 10 (20.83%) OSPF
13 10 (20.83%) VPN
13 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
13 10 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (18.75%) Network Management
14 9 (18.75%) VMware
14 9 (18.75%) ADSL
14 9 (18.75%) VoIP
14 9 (18.75%) BGP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (4.17%) IBM Notes
1 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Office
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) SaaS
2 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (100.00%) LAN
2 19 (39.58%) Wireless
3 17 (35.42%) Firewall
4 15 (31.25%) TCP/IP
5 14 (29.17%) WLAN
6 13 (27.08%) MPLS
7 12 (25.00%) Ethernet
8 11 (22.92%) Internet
9 10 (20.83%) OSPF
9 10 (20.83%) VPN
9 10 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (18.75%) ADSL
10 9 (18.75%) VoIP
10 9 (18.75%) BGP
11 8 (16.67%) VRRP
11 8 (16.67%) HSRP
12 6 (12.50%) IP Telephony
12 6 (12.50%) EIGRP
13 5 (10.42%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (22.92%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.58%) Finance
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 13 (27.08%) Analyst
3 12 (25.00%) Network Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Support Analyst
4 9 (18.75%) Network Support
5 8 (16.67%) Network Support Analyst
6 7 (14.58%) Architect
7 5 (10.42%) Consultant
8 4 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (8.33%) Network Specialist
8 4 (8.33%) Security Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) Data Network Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
9 3 (6.25%) Senior Network Security Engineer
10 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
10 2 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
10 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.50%) e-Health
3 4 (8.33%) PKI
3 4 (8.33%) CMDB
4 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) FMCG
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.08%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.08%) Handset
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) UNIX
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) ITIL
2 12 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 10 (20.83%) Migration
4 9 (18.75%) Network Management
5 8 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 7 (14.58%) Load Balancing
6 7 (14.58%) Change Management
7 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
8 4 (8.33%) Validation
8 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (6.25%) TOGAF
9 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.25%) Network Design
10 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
10 2 (4.17%) Information Security
10 2 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (4.17%) Fault Management
10 2 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (4.17%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (52.08%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (41.67%) CCNA
3 16 (33.33%) CCNP
4 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 6 (12.50%) CCDP
5 6 (12.50%) DV Cleared
6 5 (10.42%) CCIE
7 4 (8.33%) CCIP
7 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
8 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (6.25%) MCSE
8 3 (6.25%) CCSE
8 3 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (4.17%) CCSA
9 2 (4.17%) Degree
10 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (2.08%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (2.08%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) JSP 440
2 1 (2.08%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.08%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.33%) Snort
3 4 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.33%) vSphere
4 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) CA Spectrum
2 4 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (6.25%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.08%) SCCM
5 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 35 (72.92%) Cisco
2 14 (29.17%) F5
3 11 (22.92%) CheckPoint
4 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 9 (18.75%) VMware
6 7 (14.58%) Juniper
6 7 (14.58%) Blue Coat
7 6 (12.50%) Sourcefire
7 6 (12.50%) CA
8 5 (10.42%) Citrix
9 4 (8.33%) EMC
9 4 (8.33%) NetApp
10 3 (6.25%) Symantec
11 2 (4.17%) Computacenter
11 2 (4.17%) Remedy
11 2 (4.17%) HP
11 2 (4.17%) Dell
11 2 (4.17%) Nokia
11 2 (4.17%) Lotus
11 2 (4.17%) IronPort