Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 109 59
Rank change year-on-year +35 -50 +6
Contract jobs citing WAN 40 28 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.38% 1.19% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.35% 9.72% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 27
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £458 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.26% -8.82% -
10th Percentile £363 £128 £279
90th Percentile £650 £425 £600
South East median daily rate £400 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £22.88 £15.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +47.58% -65.56% +104.55%

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 218 288 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.95% 12.20% 16.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 140 164
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £278 £158 £263
90th Percentile £500 £523 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 11
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +30.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £14.61 £17.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £27.24 £56.63 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £22.63 £16.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +35.07% -33.00% +5.26%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +40 38 £458 +14.56% 8
High Wycombe - 1 - - 7
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 36 (90.00%) LAN
2 30 (75.00%) Windows
3 28 (70.00%) Firewall
4 23 (57.50%) TCP/IP
4 23 (57.50%) Active Directory
5 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
6 21 (52.50%) Office 365
7 20 (50.00%) VMware
8 19 (47.50%) Windows Server
9 18 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (42.50%) SAN
11 16 (40.00%) NetApp
12 15 (37.50%) McAfee
13 14 (35.00%) Cisco
13 14 (35.00%) Sony
13 14 (35.00%) Law
13 14 (35.00%) NAS
13 14 (35.00%) vSphere
13 14 (35.00%) McAfee ePO
13 14 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
14 11 (27.50%) CCNP
14 11 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (22.50%) ITIL
15 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
16 8 (20.00%) Windows 10
16 8 (20.00%) CCNA
16 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
16 8 (20.00%) SCCM
16 8 (20.00%) Wi-Fi

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 7 (17.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (15.00%) Skype for Business
3 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (7.50%) IIS
5 1 (2.50%) Apache
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.50%) GroupWise
5 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (52.50%) Office 365
2 5 (12.50%) OneDrive
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.50%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 36 (90.00%) LAN
2 28 (70.00%) Firewall
3 23 (57.50%) TCP/IP
4 17 (42.50%) SAN
5 14 (35.00%) NAS
6 8 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (17.50%) BGP
7 7 (17.50%) BIG-IP
7 7 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (17.50%) Cisco ISE
7 7 (17.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (17.50%) Internet
7 7 (17.50%) IPsec
7 7 (17.50%) SSL
7 7 (17.50%) Telepresence
8 5 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (12.50%) Skype
8 5 (12.50%) Unified Communications
9 4 (10.00%) DNS
10 3 (7.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (35.00%) Law
2 5 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) Publishing
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 14 (35.00%) Project Engineer
2 4 (10.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (10.00%) Network Specialist
2 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Analyst
3 3 (7.50%) Architect
3 3 (7.50%) Network Support
3 3 (7.50%) Network Support Engineer
3 3 (7.50%) Technical Manager
3 3 (7.50%) Technical Solutions Manager
4 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 2 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.00%) Network Manager
4 2 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (75.00%) Windows
2 19 (47.50%) Windows Server
3 8 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (10.00%) Linux
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.50%) Unix
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.50%) Solaris
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (22.50%) ITIL
3 7 (17.50%) IT Strategy
3 7 (17.50%) Network Management
3 7 (17.50%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (12.50%) Change Management
4 5 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (7.50%) Coaching
5 3 (7.50%) Commercial Awareness
5 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.00%) Migration
6 2 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Service Management
7 1 (2.50%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.00%) Perl
2 2 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.50%) C
3 1 (2.50%) C-shell
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) Korn
3 1 (2.50%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) CCNP
1 11 (27.50%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (27.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.00%) CCNA
2 8 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) MCSA
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) SLA
2 3 (7.50%) Government Security Classifications
2 3 (7.50%) PMO
3 1 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (57.50%) Active Directory
2 18 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (35.00%) vSphere
4 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (7.50%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (7.50%) UAG
6 2 (5.00%) ISA Server
6 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.50%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (35.00%) McAfee ePO
2 8 (20.00%) SCCM
3 7 (17.50%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (50.00%) VMware
3 16 (40.00%) NetApp
4 15 (37.50%) McAfee
5 14 (35.00%) Cisco
5 14 (35.00%) Sony
6 7 (17.50%) Aruba
6 7 (17.50%) Blue Coat
6 7 (17.50%) F5
6 7 (17.50%) Juniper
6 7 (17.50%) Palo Alto
7 4 (10.00%) Remedy
8 3 (7.50%) Citrix
8 3 (7.50%) Forcepoint
9 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
9 2 (5.00%) Computacenter
9 2 (5.00%) HP
9 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.50%) Google
10 1 (2.50%) IronPort