Period
to 21 May 2019

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 21 May 2019 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 87 39
Rank change year-on-year +31 -48 +37
Contract jobs citing WAN 45 45 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 3.04% 2.16% 4.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.68% 15.36% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 63
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £500 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -11.01% +5.76%
10th Percentile £285 £120 £313
90th Percentile £620 £538 £638
South East median daily rate £413 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -2.94% +3.03% +17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £42.00 - £13.75
10th Percentile £22.80 - £13.33
90th Percentile £61.20 - £13.98
South East median hourly rate £26.21 £42.42 £16.50
% change year-on-year -38.22% +157.09% -63.33%

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 190 293 359
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 12.84% 14.06% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 143 220
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £452 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.35% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £238 £276 £200
90th Percentile £560 £538 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £402
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.74% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £27.24 £46.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.78% +196.77% -6.06%
10th Percentile £14.61 £13.28 £13.63
90th Percentile £60.60 £55.00 £41.50
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £23.75 £16.75
% change year-on-year -28.42% +41.79% -44.17%

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 21 May 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 21 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 May 2019. 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 +29 38 £525 +25.37% 3
Newport Pagnell - 2 £263 - 1
High Wycombe -7 1 - -
WAN
South East

For the 6 months to 21 May 2019, 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 33 (73.33%) LAN
2 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 20 (44.44%) Firewall
4 19 (42.22%) Cisco
5 15 (33.33%) Windows
6 14 (31.11%) Active Directory
7 13 (28.89%) Windows 10
8 12 (26.67%) SAN
8 12 (26.67%) Network Design
9 11 (24.44%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (24.44%) DNS
9 11 (24.44%) IT Strategy
9 11 (24.44%) SCCM
10 10 (22.22%) PKI
11 9 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
11 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 9 (20.00%) CCIE
11 9 (20.00%) VPN
11 9 (20.00%) DHCP
11 9 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (20.00%) Wireless
11 9 (20.00%) VMware
12 8 (17.78%) Finance
12 8 (17.78%) Citrix
12 8 (17.78%) ITIL
12 8 (17.78%) SharePoint
12 8 (17.78%) Office 365
12 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
13 7 (15.56%) Single Sign-On

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 (17.78%) SharePoint
2 6 (13.33%) Skype for Business
3 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.67%) WordPress
5 1 (2.22%) CMS
5 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.22%) GroupWise
5 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (17.78%) Office 365
3 5 (11.11%) OneDrive
3 5 (11.11%) SaaS
4 4 (8.89%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.22%) GitHub
5 1 (2.22%) IaaS
5 1 (2.22%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (73.33%) LAN
2 20 (44.44%) Firewall
3 12 (26.67%) SAN
4 11 (24.44%) DNS
5 9 (20.00%) DHCP
5 9 (20.00%) VPN
5 9 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 9 (20.00%) Wireless
6 6 (13.33%) SMTP
7 5 (11.11%) IMAP
7 5 (11.11%) Internet
7 5 (11.11%) IP Telephony
7 5 (11.11%) Skype
7 5 (11.11%) Unified Communications
7 5 (11.11%) VLAN
8 4 (8.89%) BGP
8 4 (8.89%) MPLS
8 4 (8.89%) Network Security
8 4 (8.89%) OSPF
9 3 (6.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.67%) Publishing
3 3 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (4.44%) Games
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Architect
2 11 (24.44%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (13.33%) Network Architect
3 6 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 5 (11.11%) Network Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Consultant
5 4 (8.89%) Information Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Information Security Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Security Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Citrix Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Security Consultant
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Technical Manager
6 3 (6.67%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.33%) LDAP
2 4 (8.89%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) PKI
2 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
3 7 (15.56%) Public Cloud
4 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.44%) BYOD
5 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.22%) e-Health
6 1 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) Windows
2 13 (28.89%) Windows 10
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Network Design
2 11 (24.44%) IT Strategy
3 9 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 8 (17.78%) ITIL
5 7 (15.56%) Security Management
6 6 (13.33%) eTOM
6 6 (13.33%) High Availability
6 6 (13.33%) Identity Management
7 5 (11.11%) Migration
7 5 (11.11%) Project Management
7 5 (11.11%) TOGAF
8 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.89%) Commercial Awareness
8 4 (8.89%) Cryptography
8 4 (8.89%) Information Security
8 4 (8.89%) Information Security Management
8 4 (8.89%) OWASP
8 4 (8.89%) Risk Management
8 4 (8.89%) SDLC
8 4 (8.89%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (20.00%) CCIE
3 7 (15.56%) Degree
4 6 (13.33%) CCNP
5 5 (11.11%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (6.67%) CCNA
7 2 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.22%) ISEB
8 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.67%) PMO
3 1 (2.22%) HAZOP
System Software
1 14 (31.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (8.89%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (24.44%) SCCM
2 7 (15.56%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.22%) Ansible
3 1 (2.22%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (42.22%) Cisco
3 9 (20.00%) VMware
4 8 (17.78%) Citrix
5 7 (15.56%) CheckPoint
6 6 (13.33%) Red Hat
7 5 (11.11%) Blue Coat
7 5 (11.11%) F5
7 5 (11.11%) NetApp
8 4 (8.89%) CyberArk
8 4 (8.89%) Okta
8 4 (8.89%) Pega
9 3 (6.67%) Google
9 3 (6.67%) Meraki
9 3 (6.67%) Sophos
10 2 (4.44%) Dell
10 2 (4.44%) Infoblox
10 2 (4.44%) Palo Alto
11 1 (2.22%) Arista
11 1 (2.22%) NetScout