Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 114 80
Rank change year-on-year +35 -34 -14
Contract jobs citing WAN 39 22 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.16% 0.99% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.41% 8.06% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 22
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £428 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +4.92% -10.29%
10th Percentile £339 £258 £284
90th Percentile £468 £488 £720
South East median daily rate £423 £388 £380
% change year-on-year +9.16% +1.97% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £16.94 £45.00
% change year-on-year +18.08% -62.36% +91.49%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 224 273 285
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.39% 12.23% 16.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 129 150
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +3.91%
10th Percentile £300 £144 £245
90th Percentile £475 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 16
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +26.67% -14.29%
10th Percentile £13.41 £15.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £38.34 £40.20 £19.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year +38.89% -25.70% +7.67%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Buckinghamshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Buckinghamshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Buckinghamshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Buckinghamshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +27 34 £429 +7.13% 7
High Wycombe - 1 - - 1
Marlow - 1 £175 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 37 (94.87%) LAN
2 32 (82.05%) Firewall
3 25 (64.10%) Windows
4 23 (58.97%) TCP/IP
5 21 (53.85%) VMware
6 20 (51.28%) Active Directory
6 20 (51.28%) Windows Server
7 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
7 18 (46.15%) McAfee
7 18 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (43.59%) Cisco
8 17 (43.59%) SAN
9 16 (41.03%) NetApp
10 14 (35.90%) Office 365
11 13 (33.33%) vSphere
11 13 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
11 13 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 13 (33.33%) Sony
11 13 (33.33%) NAS
11 13 (33.33%) Law
12 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
12 11 (28.21%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (28.21%) CCNP
12 11 (28.21%) Data Centre
13 10 (25.64%) ITIL
14 9 (23.08%) Blue Coat
15 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
15 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (20.51%) CCNA
15 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) IIS
3 1 (2.56%) Apache
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.90%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 37 (94.87%) LAN
2 32 (82.05%) Firewall
3 23 (58.97%) TCP/IP
4 17 (43.59%) SAN
5 13 (33.33%) NAS
6 8 (20.51%) BGP
7 7 (17.95%) BIG-IP
7 7 (17.95%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (17.95%) Cisco ISE
7 7 (17.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (17.95%) Internet
7 7 (17.95%) IPsec
7 7 (17.95%) SSL
7 7 (17.95%) Telepresence
8 6 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (15.38%) DNS
8 6 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (10.26%) Network Security
9 4 (10.26%) Wireless
10 3 (7.69%) NetScaler
General
1 13 (33.33%) Law
2 3 (7.69%) Advertising
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 13 (33.33%) Project Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Network Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Network Support
5 3 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Service Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 25 (64.10%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) Windows Server
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.82%) Linux
4 5 (12.82%) Unix
5 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
5 4 (10.26%) Windows 8
5 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.56%) Check Point GAiA
7 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (25.64%) ITIL
3 7 (17.95%) Network Management
3 7 (17.95%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (12.82%) Change Management
4 5 (12.82%) Service Management
5 4 (10.26%) ITIL V3
5 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) Decision-Making
6 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.69%) ITSM
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.13%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.13%) Trend Analysis
8 1 (2.56%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.56%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.13%) Perl
3 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.56%) C
3 1 (2.56%) C-shell
3 1 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) Korn
3 1 (2.56%) Python
3 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) CCNP
1 11 (28.21%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) CCNA
2 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.82%) DV Cleared
4 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.69%) MCSA
5 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.56%) CCSE
6 1 (2.56%) CISSP
6 1 (2.56%) MCITP
6 1 (2.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) SLA
2 3 (7.69%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 20 (51.28%) Active Directory
2 18 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (33.33%) vSphere
4 4 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (7.69%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 3 (7.69%) UAG
6 2 (5.13%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.56%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 7 (17.95%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 21 (53.85%) VMware
2 18 (46.15%) McAfee
2 18 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 17 (43.59%) Cisco
4 16 (41.03%) NetApp
5 13 (33.33%) Sony
6 9 (23.08%) Blue Coat
7 8 (20.51%) Juniper
8 7 (17.95%) Aruba
8 7 (17.95%) F5
8 7 (17.95%) Palo Alto
9 6 (15.38%) HP
10 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
10 4 (10.26%) Citrix
11 3 (7.69%) Forcepoint
11 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
11 3 (7.69%) Remedy
12 2 (5.13%) Computacenter
12 2 (5.13%) Meraki
13 1 (2.56%) Centrify