Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 68 67
Rank change year-on-year -40 -1 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 24 43 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.01% 2.47% 2.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 14.38% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 41
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% - +41.67%
10th Percentile £222 £279 £305
90th Percentile £425 £695 £503
South East median daily rate £385 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -3.75% +3.23% +16.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £40.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year -61.49% +82.95% +29.41%

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 312 299 503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.18% 17.18% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 163 196
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.74% +22.95%
10th Percentile £162 £258 £256
90th Percentile £537 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £393 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 18
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £19.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -6.25% +30.61%
10th Percentile £17.50 £9.00 £10.35
90th Percentile £54.75 £38.75 £27.50
South East median hourly rate £17.43 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.66% +11.70% +26.83%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -39 19 £400 -8.57% 4
Aylesbury - 2 £135 -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 19 (79.17%) LAN
2 7 (29.17%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (25.00%) Windows
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) SCCM
4 5 (20.83%) F5
4 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
4 5 (20.83%) ITIL
4 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco
4 5 (20.83%) SAN
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (20.83%) Project Management
5 4 (16.67%) Firewall
5 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (16.67%) PMI
5 4 (16.67%) PMP
5 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
5 4 (16.67%) Juniper
5 4 (16.67%) SLA
5 4 (16.67%) DHCP
5 4 (16.67%) UML
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 4 (16.67%) Business Process Modelling
5 4 (16.67%) NAS
5 4 (16.67%) Migration
5 4 (16.67%) Network Design

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 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (79.17%) LAN
2 7 (29.17%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (20.83%) SAN
4 4 (16.67%) DHCP
4 4 (16.67%) Firewall
4 4 (16.67%) NAS
5 3 (12.50%) DNS
5 3 (12.50%) WLAN
6 2 (8.33%) BGP
6 2 (8.33%) EIGRP
6 2 (8.33%) OSPF
6 2 (8.33%) SNMP
6 2 (8.33%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (8.33%) VLAN
6 2 (8.33%) Wireless
7 1 (4.17%) ADSL
7 1 (4.17%) MPLS
7 1 (4.17%) Network Security
7 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Business Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Customer Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Customer Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Database Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) IT Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Security Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.67%) PMI
3 2 (8.33%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (20.83%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) PRINCE2
2 5 (20.83%) Project Management
3 4 (16.67%) Business Process Modelling
3 4 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Network Design
3 4 (16.67%) UML
3 4 (16.67%) Use Case
4 3 (12.50%) Competitor Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Network Management
4 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 3 (12.50%) Time Management
5 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 2 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 4 (16.67%) PMP
3 3 (12.50%) CCNP
4 2 (8.33%) CCDA
4 2 (8.33%) CCDE
4 2 (8.33%) CCDP
4 2 (8.33%) CCIE
4 2 (8.33%) DBS Check
4 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) PMO
2 2 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) Ansible
3 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (8.33%) Puppet
4 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco
1 5 (20.83%) F5
2 4 (16.67%) Juniper
3 2 (8.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (8.33%) Blue Coat
3 2 (8.33%) CA
3 2 (8.33%) Fortinet
3 2 (8.33%) Google
4 1 (4.17%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (4.17%) Polycom