Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 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)
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 52 100 33
Rank change year-on-year +48 -67 +46
Contract jobs citing WAN 42 20 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 3.61% 1.18% 5.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.83% 8.16% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 41
Milton Keynes median daily rate £458 £400 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.56% -20.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £348 £177 £275
90th Percentile £650 £500 £638
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £458 £388 £450
% change year-on-year +18.26% -13.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £42.00 - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £42.00 - -

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 184 245 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 15.83% 14.45% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 130 153
Milton Keynes median daily rate £405 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £235 £276
90th Percentile £500 £550 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £425 £408
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 6
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £27.24 £19.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.37% +26.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £12.59 £15.90 £11.75
90th Percentile £51.00 £60.00 £29.13
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £22.68 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +19.36% +11.76% +5.43%

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 19 January 2019.

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

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WAN in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for WAN.

1 37 (88.10%) LAN
2 30 (71.43%) Windows
3 29 (69.05%) Firewall
4 23 (54.76%) TCP/IP
4 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
4 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
5 21 (50.00%) VMware
5 21 (50.00%) Office 365
6 18 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 18 (42.86%) SAN
7 17 (40.48%) NetApp
8 15 (35.71%) Cisco
9 14 (33.33%) McAfee
9 14 (33.33%) Law
9 14 (33.33%) Sony
9 14 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 14 (33.33%) NAS
9 14 (33.33%) vSphere
9 14 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
10 12 (28.57%) Security Cleared
11 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (23.81%) CCNP
12 9 (21.43%) ITIL
12 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
12 9 (21.43%) SCCM
12 9 (21.43%) Data Centre
12 9 (21.43%) Windows 10
13 8 (19.05%) Network Management
13 8 (19.05%) F5

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 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
4 3 (7.14%) IIS
5 1 (2.38%) Apache
5 1 (2.38%) CMS
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.38%) GroupWise
5 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (50.00%) Office 365
2 5 (11.90%) OneDrive
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.38%) IaaS
4 1 (2.38%) IBM Blueworks
4 1 (2.38%) PaaS
4 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (88.10%) LAN
2 29 (69.05%) Firewall
3 23 (54.76%) TCP/IP
4 18 (42.86%) SAN
5 14 (33.33%) NAS
6 8 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (16.67%) BGP
7 7 (16.67%) BIG-IP
7 7 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
7 7 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (16.67%) Internet
7 7 (16.67%) IPsec
7 7 (16.67%) SSL
7 7 (16.67%) Telepresence
8 5 (11.90%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (11.90%) DNS
8 5 (11.90%) Skype
8 5 (11.90%) Unified Communications
9 3 (7.14%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (33.33%) Law
2 6 (14.29%) Finance
3 3 (7.14%) Publishing
3 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 14 (33.33%) Project Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Network Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Architect
3 4 (9.52%) Network Specialist
4 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Solutions Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix Technical Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Network Support
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.76%) VMware Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.90%) Public Cloud
3 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 18 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 9 (21.43%) Windows 10
4 4 (9.52%) Linux
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.14%) Unix
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (21.43%) ITIL
3 8 (19.05%) IT Strategy
3 8 (19.05%) Network Management
4 7 (16.67%) Change Management
4 7 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (11.90%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (9.52%) Commercial Awareness
7 3 (7.14%) Coaching
7 3 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 3 (7.14%) Migration
7 3 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (7.14%) Service Management
7 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
8 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
8 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.38%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.14%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) Perl
4 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) C-shell
4 1 (2.38%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) Korn
4 1 (2.38%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 10 (23.81%) CCNP
2 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 8 (19.05%) CCNA
5 5 (11.90%) DV Cleared
6 3 (7.14%) MCSA
6 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (4.76%) Degree
8 1 (2.38%) ISEB
8 1 (2.38%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.38%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
2 3 (7.14%) Government Security Classifications
2 3 (7.14%) PMO
3 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
2 18 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (33.33%) vSphere
4 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
5 3 (7.14%) Forefront TMG
5 3 (7.14%) UAG
5 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.76%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.38%) Samba
Systems Management
1 14 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 9 (21.43%) SCCM
3 7 (16.67%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 23 (54.76%) Microsoft
2 21 (50.00%) VMware
3 17 (40.48%) NetApp
4 15 (35.71%) Cisco
5 14 (33.33%) McAfee
5 14 (33.33%) Sony
6 8 (19.05%) Blue Coat
6 8 (19.05%) F5
7 7 (16.67%) Aruba
7 7 (16.67%) Juniper
7 7 (16.67%) Palo Alto
8 4 (9.52%) CheckPoint
8 4 (9.52%) Remedy
9 3 (7.14%) Citrix
9 3 (7.14%) Forcepoint
9 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.76%) Computacenter
11 1 (2.38%) Dell
11 1 (2.38%) Google
11 1 (2.38%) HP