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 3 months to 28 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 54 48
Rank change year-on-year +27 -6  
Contract jobs citing WAN 50 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 6.71% 1.87% 3.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.86% 10.45% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 10 11
Median daily rate £500 £428 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.95% +14.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +6.20% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -34.44% -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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 162 134 157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 21.74% 17.89% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 62 58
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £14.20 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -64.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Milton Keynes

WAN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for WAN.

1 46 (64.79%) Cisco
2 43 (60.56%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (60.56%) Security Cleared
3 40 (56.34%) LAN
4 39 (54.93%) SC Cleared
5 28 (39.44%) Windows
6 25 (35.21%) Firewall
7 24 (33.80%) CCNA
8 23 (32.39%) CCNP
9 21 (29.58%) Microsoft
9 21 (29.58%) F5
9 21 (29.58%) Office 365
10 18 (25.35%) DHCP
11 14 (19.72%) VoIP
11 14 (19.72%) ITIL
11 14 (19.72%) VLAN
12 13 (18.31%) Windows 10
13 12 (16.90%) Data Centre
13 12 (16.90%) DNS
13 12 (16.90%) Change Management
14 11 (15.49%) CCIE
14 11 (15.49%) Cisco Prime
14 11 (15.49%) BGP
14 11 (15.49%) OSPF
14 11 (15.49%) Incident Management
14 11 (15.49%) Load Balancing
15 10 (14.08%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (14.08%) MPLS
16 9 (12.68%) EIGRP
16 9 (12.68%) Active Directory

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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 6 (8.45%) IIS
2 2 (2.82%) Apache
2 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.82%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (9.86%) MS Office
2 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (56.34%) LAN
2 25 (35.21%) Firewall
3 18 (25.35%) DHCP
4 14 (19.72%) VLAN
4 14 (19.72%) VoIP
5 12 (16.90%) DNS
6 11 (15.49%) BGP
6 11 (15.49%) OSPF
7 10 (14.08%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (14.08%) MPLS
8 9 (12.68%) ADSL
8 9 (12.68%) EIGRP
8 9 (12.68%) FCoE
8 9 (12.68%) Fibre Channel
8 9 (12.68%) VPN
9 8 (11.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 7 (9.86%) ATM
10 7 (9.86%) Ethernet
11 6 (8.45%) Network Security
12 4 (5.63%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (1.41%) SAP BW
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) MSI
General
1 8 (11.27%) Finance
2 4 (5.63%) Retail
3 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (28.17%) Architect
2 15 (21.13%) Analyst
3 12 (16.90%) Network Architect
4 10 (14.08%) Network Analyst
4 10 (14.08%) Network Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) Consultant
5 8 (11.27%) Technical Architect
6 7 (9.86%) Network Operations Analyst
6 7 (9.86%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (8.45%) Coordinator
7 6 (8.45%) Project Manager
8 5 (7.04%) Network Consultant
8 5 (7.04%) Office 365 Architect
9 4 (5.63%) Wintel Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (4.23%) Active Directory Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) Cisco Engineer
10 3 (4.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 3 (4.23%) IT Engineer
10 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) J2EE
2 1 (1.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.86%) IVR
3 6 (8.45%) e-Health
3 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.23%) Clustering
5 2 (2.82%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 28 (39.44%) Windows
2 13 (18.31%) Windows 10
3 8 (11.27%) Windows 7
3 8 (11.27%) Windows Server
4 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (9.86%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.82%) Linux
5 2 (2.82%) Unix
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.72%) ITIL
2 12 (16.90%) Change Management
3 11 (15.49%) Incident Management
3 11 (15.49%) Load Balancing
4 8 (11.27%) Performance Analysis
5 6 (8.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (7.04%) PRINCE2
6 5 (7.04%) Workflow
7 4 (5.63%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.63%) Network Design
7 4 (5.63%) Project Management
8 3 (4.23%) Migration
8 3 (4.23%) Presales
8 3 (4.23%) Risk Management
9 2 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.82%) High Availability
9 2 (2.82%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.82%) Service Management
9 2 (2.82%) TOGAF
10 1 (1.41%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.41%) SQL
2 1 (1.41%) VB
2 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (60.56%) Cisco Certification
1 43 (60.56%) Security Cleared
2 39 (54.93%) SC Cleared
3 24 (33.80%) CCNA
4 23 (32.39%) CCNP
5 11 (15.49%) CCIE
6 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (9.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (8.45%) MCSA
8 4 (5.63%) DV Cleared
9 3 (4.23%) CCSA
9 3 (4.23%) CCSE
10 2 (2.82%) Degree
11 1 (1.41%) CCDA
11 1 (1.41%) CCVP
11 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.41%) HP ASE
11 1 (1.41%) MCSE
11 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.45%) Hyper-V
2 6 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.04%) Forefront TMG
3 5 (7.04%) ISA Server
3 5 (7.04%) UAG
4 1 (1.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.41%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.41%) XenApp
4 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (15.49%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (8.45%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.41%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (64.79%) Cisco
2 21 (29.58%) F5
2 21 (29.58%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.68%) Juniper
4 8 (11.27%) Avaya
4 8 (11.27%) Remedy
5 7 (9.86%) CheckPoint
5 7 (9.86%) VMware
6 6 (8.45%) CA
6 6 (8.45%) Forcepoint
7 5 (7.04%) Genesys
7 5 (7.04%) NCR
8 4 (5.63%) Blue Coat
8 4 (5.63%) Citrix
8 4 (5.63%) HP
8 4 (5.63%) Nokia
9 3 (4.23%) Computacenter
9 3 (4.23%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.82%) Altiris
10 2 (2.82%) Aruba