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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 39 58 52
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 35 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 3.88% 0.55% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.18% 5.56% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 1
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£335 £394 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.92% +26.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.47% -5.00%
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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
139 72 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 15.43% 9.99% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 22 16
Average daily rate £425 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £419 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Average hourly rate £23.25 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 41 (89.13%) LAN
2 30 (65.22%) Cisco
3 27 (58.70%) Firewall
4 20 (43.48%) F5
5 19 (41.30%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (34.78%) MPLS
7 15 (32.61%) VoIP
8 14 (30.43%) TCP/IP
9 13 (28.26%) Juniper
9 13 (28.26%) Telecoms
10 12 (26.09%) CheckPoint
11 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
11 11 (23.91%) CCNP
11 11 (23.91%) CCNA
11 11 (23.91%) ITIL
11 11 (23.91%) ADSL
11 11 (23.91%) Blue Coat
11 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
12 10 (21.74%) Windows
12 10 (21.74%) WLAN
12 10 (21.74%) SLA
12 10 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (19.57%) TACACS
13 9 (19.57%) Finance
14 8 (17.39%) CCSA
14 8 (17.39%) CCSE
14 8 (17.39%) BGP
14 8 (17.39%) OSPF
14 8 (17.39%) Citrix
14 8 (17.39%) Ethernet

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Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.17%) IIS
1 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.87%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 41 (89.13%) LAN
2 27 (58.70%) Firewall
3 16 (34.78%) MPLS
4 15 (32.61%) VoIP
5 14 (30.43%) TCP/IP
6 11 (23.91%) ADSL
7 10 (21.74%) WLAN
7 10 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (19.57%) TACACS
9 8 (17.39%) Ethernet
9 8 (17.39%) OSPF
9 8 (17.39%) BGP
10 7 (15.22%) Internet
10 7 (15.22%) VPN
10 7 (15.22%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (13.04%) DMZ
11 6 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (10.87%) HSRP
12 5 (10.87%) EIGRP
12 5 (10.87%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (28.26%) Telecoms
2 9 (19.57%) Finance
3 6 (13.04%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Analyst
2 11 (23.91%) Network Analyst
3 10 (21.74%) Network Engineer
4 9 (19.57%) Architect
5 6 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (10.87%) Data Network Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Project Manager
8 3 (6.52%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Security Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Network Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Security Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Solutions Consultant
9 2 (4.35%) Capacity Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Voice Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (4.35%) Operations Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Technical Design Authority
9 2 (4.35%) Network Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) IVR
2 5 (10.87%) e-Health
3 3 (6.52%) PKI
4 2 (4.35%) PMI
4 2 (4.35%) Replication
5 1 (2.17%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Linux
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.52%) UNIX
4 2 (4.35%) HPUX
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) TOGAF
2 7 (15.22%) Incident Management
3 6 (13.04%) Load Balancing
3 6 (13.04%) Fault Management
3 6 (13.04%) Change Management
3 6 (13.04%) Mentoring
4 5 (10.87%) Performance Analysis
4 5 (10.87%) Workflow
5 3 (6.52%) Validation
5 3 (6.52%) Migration
5 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (6.52%) Network Design
5 3 (6.52%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.35%) Line Management
6 2 (4.35%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.35%) Service Management
7 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.17%) eTOM
7 1 (2.17%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (41.30%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (23.91%) CCNA
2 11 (23.91%) CCNP
2 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
3 8 (17.39%) CCSA
3 8 (17.39%) CCSE
4 7 (15.22%) SC Cleared
5 6 (13.04%) DV Cleared
6 5 (10.87%) CCIE
7 3 (6.52%) CCIP
7 3 (6.52%) CCDP
8 2 (4.35%) PMP
8 2 (4.35%) PMI Certification
9 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (2.17%) Degree
9 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) Snort
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.17%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (2.17%) UAG
3 1 (2.17%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.17%) OpenView
Vendors
1 30 (65.22%) Cisco
2 20 (43.48%) F5
3 13 (28.26%) Juniper
4 12 (26.09%) CheckPoint
5 11 (23.91%) Blue Coat
5 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
6 8 (17.39%) Citrix
7 7 (15.22%) Nokia
8 6 (13.04%) Remedy
9 5 (10.87%) Computacenter
9 5 (10.87%) CA
9 5 (10.87%) Avaya
10 4 (8.70%) VMware
11 3 (6.52%) HP
12 2 (4.35%) Hitachi
12 2 (4.35%) Oracle
12 2 (4.35%) Sourcefire
12 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
12 2 (4.35%) Symantec
12 2 (4.35%) Altiris