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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 63 58
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5  
Contract jobs citing WAN 24 13 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.37% 1.39% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.70% 8.07% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 5
Median daily rate £398 £430 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.55% +38.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £168 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £670 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year +20.93% -5.49%  

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 189 161 202
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 18.69% 17.18% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 70 74
Median daily rate £388 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.35% +4.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £206 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 12
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £9.00 £20.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £19.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 +3 24 £398 -7.55% 1
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 54 (61.36%) LAN
2 49 (55.68%) Security Cleared
3 48 (54.55%) Cisco
4 46 (52.27%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (46.59%) Windows
6 40 (45.45%) SC Cleared
7 32 (36.36%) Firewall
8 28 (31.82%) CCNP
9 27 (30.68%) Office 365
10 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
11 24 (27.27%) ITIL
12 23 (26.14%) F5
13 21 (23.86%) Juniper
13 21 (23.86%) Data Centre
14 20 (22.73%) DHCP
15 16 (18.18%) CCIE
15 16 (18.18%) Windows 10
16 15 (17.05%) VLAN
17 14 (15.91%) Incident Management
17 14 (15.91%) Windows 7
17 14 (15.91%) CCNA
17 14 (15.91%) Active Directory
18 13 (14.77%) Cisco Prime
18 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Office
18 13 (14.77%) Cisco ASA
19 12 (13.64%) SLA
19 12 (13.64%) CheckPoint
19 12 (13.64%) Change Management
20 11 (12.50%) VPN
20 11 (12.50%) DV Cleared

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 6 (6.82%) IIS
2 4 (4.55%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.41%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.27%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (30.68%) Office 365
2 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (61.36%) LAN
2 32 (36.36%) Firewall
3 20 (22.73%) DHCP
4 15 (17.05%) VLAN
5 13 (14.77%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (12.50%) VPN
7 10 (11.36%) DNS
8 9 (10.23%) SAN
9 8 (9.09%) ATM
9 8 (9.09%) Network Security
9 8 (9.09%) Wireless
10 6 (6.82%) TACACS
11 5 (5.68%) BGP
11 5 (5.68%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (5.68%) EIGRP
11 5 (5.68%) FCoE
11 5 (5.68%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (5.68%) MPLS
11 5 (5.68%) OSPF
11 5 (5.68%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.14%) SAP BW
1 1 (1.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) MSI
General
1 8 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.95%) Finance
3 2 (2.27%) Electronics
3 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.27%) Marketing
3 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (1.14%) Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Games
4 1 (1.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Architect
2 15 (17.05%) Analyst
3 14 (15.91%) Network Engineer
4 12 (13.64%) Consultant
5 11 (12.50%) Network Architect
6 8 (9.09%) Technical Architect
7 7 (7.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (7.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) Project Manager
8 6 (6.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.82%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Coordinator
8 6 (6.82%) Network Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) Network Consultant
8 6 (6.82%) Principal Consultant
9 5 (5.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Business Analyst
9 5 (5.68%) Help Desk Support
9 5 (5.68%) IT Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (1.14%) ADO
2 1 (1.14%) REST
2 1 (1.14%) SOAP
2 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.86%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.95%) Smartphone
3 6 (6.82%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.55%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (2.27%) IVR
5 2 (2.27%) Replication
6 1 (1.14%) Clustering
6 1 (1.14%) CMDB
6 1 (1.14%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 41 (46.59%) Windows
2 16 (18.18%) Windows 10
3 14 (15.91%) Windows 7
4 9 (10.23%) Windows Server
5 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (7.95%) Windows XP
7 6 (6.82%) Android
8 3 (3.41%) Linux
9 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.27%) ITIL
2 14 (15.91%) Incident Management
3 12 (13.64%) Change Management
4 7 (7.95%) Load Balancing
5 6 (6.82%) Performance Analysis
5 6 (6.82%) Project Management
5 6 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (5.68%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (5.68%) Coaching
7 4 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.55%) Break/Fix
7 4 (4.55%) Business Process Modelling
7 4 (4.55%) DNA
7 4 (4.55%) UML
7 4 (4.55%) Use Case
8 3 (3.41%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (3.41%) DevOps
8 3 (3.41%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.41%) Stakeholder Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.82%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.14%) SQL
2 1 (1.14%) VB
2 1 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (55.68%) Security Cleared
2 46 (52.27%) Cisco Certification
3 40 (45.45%) SC Cleared
4 28 (31.82%) CCNP
5 16 (18.18%) CCIE
6 14 (15.91%) CCNA
7 11 (12.50%) DV Cleared
8 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (7.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (6.82%) CCSA
9 6 (6.82%) CCSE
9 6 (6.82%) MCSA
10 4 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.14%) CCDP
11 1 (1.14%) CISSP
11 1 (1.14%) HP ASE
11 1 (1.14%) JNCIE
11 1 (1.14%) MCSE
11 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.64%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) PMO
3 1 (1.14%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.14%) GPG13
System Software
1 14 (15.91%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.95%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.68%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (5.68%) ISA Server
4 5 (5.68%) UAG
5 1 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.14%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.14%) XenApp
5 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (14.77%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.27%) SCOM
3 1 (1.14%) Ansible
3 1 (1.14%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.14%) EdgeSight
3 1 (1.14%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (54.55%) Cisco
2 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
3 23 (26.14%) F5
4 21 (23.86%) Juniper
5 12 (13.64%) CheckPoint
6 10 (11.36%) Citrix
6 10 (11.36%) VMware
7 8 (9.09%) Blue Coat
8 6 (6.82%) Forcepoint
8 6 (6.82%) Fortinet
8 6 (6.82%) HP
8 6 (6.82%) Nokia
9 5 (5.68%) NCR
9 5 (5.68%) Remedy
9 5 (5.68%) SAP
10 4 (4.55%) Apple
10 4 (4.55%) Avaya
10 4 (4.55%) Dell
10 4 (4.55%) Toshiba
11 3 (3.41%) Computacenter