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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 54 60
Rank change year-on-year +27 +6  
Contract jobs citing WAN 63 23 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 6.18% 2.21% 2.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.88% 12.50% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 15 14
Median daily rate £500 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £246 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.75 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% -13.46%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 204 184 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 20.02% 17.64% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 79 77
Median daily rate £425 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £255 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £13.75 £14.20 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% -64.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.50 £42.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +32 50 £500 +16.95% 4
Aylesbury - 4 - -
Beaconsfield - 2 - -
Newport Pagnell - 2 £525 -
Marlow +2 1 £600 -
WAN
South East

WAN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 57 (61.29%) Cisco
2 52 (55.91%) LAN
2 52 (55.91%) Security Cleared
3 51 (54.84%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (51.61%) SC Cleared
5 41 (44.09%) Windows
6 32 (34.41%) Microsoft
7 30 (32.26%) Office 365
8 29 (31.18%) Firewall
9 28 (30.11%) CCNP
10 26 (27.96%) CCNA
11 25 (26.88%) DHCP
12 23 (24.73%) F5
13 19 (20.43%) Active Directory
13 19 (20.43%) Data Centre
14 18 (19.35%) DNS
15 16 (17.20%) VPN
15 16 (17.20%) Windows 10
16 15 (16.13%) Incident Management
16 15 (16.13%) VLAN
16 15 (16.13%) CCIE
16 15 (16.13%) VoIP
16 15 (16.13%) ITIL
17 14 (15.05%) Windows 7
18 13 (13.98%) MS Office
18 13 (13.98%) Cisco Prime
19 12 (12.90%) BGP
19 12 (12.90%) OSPF
19 12 (12.90%) Change Management
19 12 (12.90%) HP

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 (8.60%) Skype for Business
2 6 (6.45%) IIS
2 6 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.15%) Apache
4 2 (2.15%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.15%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.15%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (13.98%) MS Office
2 3 (3.23%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 30 (32.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (55.91%) LAN
2 29 (31.18%) Firewall
3 25 (26.88%) DHCP
4 18 (19.35%) DNS
5 16 (17.20%) VPN
6 15 (16.13%) VLAN
6 15 (16.13%) VoIP
7 12 (12.90%) BGP
7 12 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
7 12 (12.90%) OSPF
8 11 (11.83%) MPLS
9 10 (10.75%) EIGRP
9 10 (10.75%) FCoE
9 10 (10.75%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (9.68%) ADSL
11 8 (8.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 7 (7.53%) ATM
12 7 (7.53%) Ethernet
13 6 (6.45%) Network Security
13 6 (6.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
1 5 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.08%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) MSI
General
1 9 (9.68%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.30%) Retail
4 1 (1.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (23.66%) Architect
2 16 (17.20%) Analyst
3 13 (13.98%) Consultant
3 13 (13.98%) Network Engineer
4 12 (12.90%) Network Architect
5 11 (11.83%) Network Analyst
6 10 (10.75%) Technical Architect
7 7 (7.53%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (7.53%) IT Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Network Operations Analyst
7 7 (7.53%) Operations Analyst
7 7 (7.53%) Principal Consultant
7 7 (7.53%) Project Manager
8 6 (6.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.45%) Coordinator
8 6 (6.45%) Network Consultant
9 5 (5.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (5.38%) Office 365 Architect
10 4 (4.30%) Senior VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) J2EE
1 2 (2.15%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (1.08%) ADO
2 1 (1.08%) CSS
2 1 (1.08%) REST
2 1 (1.08%) SOAP
2 1 (1.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.43%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.53%) IVR
4 6 (6.45%) e-Health
4 6 (6.45%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.30%) RSA SecurID
5 4 (4.30%) Smartphone
6 3 (3.23%) Clustering
7 2 (2.15%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.15%) Replication
8 1 (1.08%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 41 (44.09%) Windows
2 16 (17.20%) Windows 10
3 14 (15.05%) Windows 7
4 12 (12.90%) Windows Server
5 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (10.75%) Android
7 7 (7.53%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.15%) Linux
8 2 (2.15%) Unix
9 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.13%) Incident Management
1 15 (16.13%) ITIL
2 12 (12.90%) Change Management
2 12 (12.90%) Load Balancing
3 9 (9.68%) Performance Analysis
4 7 (7.53%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (6.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (5.38%) PRINCE2
6 5 (5.38%) Workflow
7 4 (4.30%) Coaching
7 4 (4.30%) Data Centre Operations
7 4 (4.30%) DNA
7 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 4 (4.30%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (4.30%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 4 (4.30%) Network Design
7 4 (4.30%) Project Management
7 4 (4.30%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 3 (3.23%) Presales
8 3 (3.23%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.75%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.38%) VB
3 1 (1.08%) SQL
3 1 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (55.91%) Security Cleared
2 51 (54.84%) Cisco Certification
3 48 (51.61%) SC Cleared
4 28 (30.11%) CCNP
5 26 (27.96%) CCNA
6 15 (16.13%) CCIE
7 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (7.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (6.45%) MCSA
9 5 (5.38%) CCSA
9 5 (5.38%) CCSE
10 4 (4.30%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.15%) Degree
12 1 (1.08%) CCDA
12 1 (1.08%) CCVP
12 1 (1.08%) DBS Check
12 1 (1.08%) HP ASE
12 1 (1.08%) MCSE
12 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (20.43%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.38%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (5.38%) ISA Server
4 5 (5.38%) UAG
5 1 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.08%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.08%) XenApp
5 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (13.98%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (6.45%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (4.30%) AirWatch
3 4 (4.30%) NetBackup
3 4 (4.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (4.30%) WSUS
4 2 (2.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.08%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.08%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 57 (61.29%) Cisco
2 32 (34.41%) Microsoft
3 23 (24.73%) F5
4 12 (12.90%) HP
5 11 (11.83%) Juniper
5 11 (11.83%) VMware
6 9 (9.68%) CheckPoint
6 9 (9.68%) Remedy
7 8 (8.60%) Avaya
8 6 (6.45%) Blue Coat
8 6 (6.45%) CA
8 6 (6.45%) Citrix
8 6 (6.45%) Forcepoint
8 6 (6.45%) Nokia
9 5 (5.38%) Genesys
9 5 (5.38%) NCR
10 4 (4.30%) Apple
10 4 (4.30%) Dell
10 4 (4.30%) Symantec
10 4 (4.30%) Toshiba