Period
to 24 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 24 January 2020 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)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 49 94
Rank change year-on-year +2 +45 -60
Contract jobs citing WAN 20 43 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.59% 3.74% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.20% 22.87% 8.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 17
Milton Keynes median daily rate £324 £462 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.85% +15.38% -20.00%
10th Percentile £167 £353 £120
90th Percentile £488 £650 £515
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £365 £458 £388
% change year-on-year -20.35% +18.26% -16.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 -
% change year-on-year -4.76% - -

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 99 188 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 12.81% 16.33% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 99 133
Milton Keynes median daily rate £425 £420 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -6.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £206 £313 £218
90th Percentile £550 £534 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £410 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +5.81% -8.82% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 9
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £28.25 £27.24 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.71% +43.37% +26.67%
10th Percentile £18.63 £12.59 £15.90
90th Percentile £37.68 £51.00 £60.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.25 £22.68 £19.00
% change year-on-year -23.93% +19.36% +26.67%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Milton Keynes

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Milton Keynes

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 24 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Milton Keynes

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 January 2020, 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for WAN.

1 15 (75.00%) Firewall
2 14 (70.00%) LAN
3 10 (50.00%) Windows
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (45.00%) VPN
5 8 (40.00%) Cisco
5 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
6 7 (35.00%) BGP
6 7 (35.00%) Blue Coat
7 6 (30.00%) VMware
7 6 (30.00%) Windows 10
8 5 (25.00%) HSRP
8 5 (25.00%) DHCP
8 5 (25.00%) SAN
8 5 (25.00%) DNS
8 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (20.00%) ITIL
9 4 (20.00%) CCNP
9 4 (20.00%) Juniper
9 4 (20.00%) McAfee
9 4 (20.00%) NetScreen
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (20.00%) MPLS
9 4 (20.00%) OSPF
9 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
9 4 (20.00%) Sourcefire
9 4 (20.00%) Mentoring

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) AWS
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) Firewall
2 14 (70.00%) LAN
3 9 (45.00%) VPN
4 7 (35.00%) BGP
4 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (25.00%) DHCP
5 5 (25.00%) DNS
5 5 (25.00%) HSRP
5 5 (25.00%) SAN
6 4 (20.00%) MPLS
6 4 (20.00%) NetScreen
6 4 (20.00%) OSPF
6 4 (20.00%) Sourcefire
6 4 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (15.00%) Network Security
7 3 (15.00%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (10.00%) PBX
8 2 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (10.00%) VLAN
8 2 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Publishing
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Coordinator
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Network Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (20.00%) Check Point GAiA
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.00%) Android
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Architectural Design
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL
1 4 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (15.00%) Information Security
2 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (15.00%) Network Design
2 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Data Encryption
3 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (10.00%) ITSM
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (10.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Security Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) Web Filtering
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 1 (5.00%) IT Strategy
4 1 (5.00%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) CCNP
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) CCSE
2 3 (15.00%) CISSP
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) MCSA
4 1 (5.00%) MCSE
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
3 1 (5.00%) UAG
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.00%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (40.00%) Cisco
3 7 (35.00%) Blue Coat
3 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (30.00%) VMware
5 4 (20.00%) Juniper
5 4 (20.00%) McAfee
6 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 3 (15.00%) NetApp
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (10.00%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (10.00%) F5
7 2 (10.00%) Forcepoint
7 2 (10.00%) HP
7 2 (10.00%) Infoblox
7 2 (10.00%) Remedy
7 2 (10.00%) Riverbed
8 1 (5.00%) NETGEAR
8 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
8 1 (5.00%) Splunk