Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 32 83
Rank change year-on-year -66 +51 -30
Contract jobs citing WAN 20 64 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.19% 5.21% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.30% 26.02% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 41 19
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +17.65% +16.44%
10th Percentile £177 £275 £345
90th Percentile £500 £638 £526
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £388 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -13.89% +5.88% +34.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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 241 246 334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 14.40% 20.02% 18.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 152 123
Milton Keynes median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +18.08%
10th Percentile £230 £276 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 16
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £15.90 £11.75 £12.05
90th Percentile £60.00 £29.13 £19.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.13
% change year-on-year +11.76% +5.43% +34.38%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018, 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 16 (80.00%) LAN
2 13 (65.00%) Cisco
3 9 (45.00%) F5
4 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
4 7 (35.00%) DNS
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (30.00%) Firewall
5 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (30.00%) DHCP
5 6 (30.00%) Network Design
6 5 (25.00%) Blue Coat
6 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
6 5 (25.00%) VLAN
6 5 (25.00%) Ansible
6 5 (25.00%) Python
6 5 (25.00%) HP
6 5 (25.00%) CCIE
6 5 (25.00%) CCNP
6 5 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (20.00%) VMware
7 4 (20.00%) OSPF
7 4 (20.00%) BGP
7 4 (20.00%) Juniper
7 4 (20.00%) NetApp
7 4 (20.00%) Windows
7 4 (20.00%) SLA
7 4 (20.00%) SCCM
8 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (15.00%) XenApp
8 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi

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 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) LAN
2 7 (35.00%) DNS
3 6 (30.00%) DHCP
3 6 (30.00%) Firewall
4 5 (25.00%) VLAN
4 5 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (20.00%) BGP
5 4 (20.00%) OSPF
6 3 (15.00%) SAN
7 2 (10.00%) EIGRP
7 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (10.00%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (10.00%) Wireless
7 2 (10.00%) WLAN
General
1 6 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Data Network Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Data Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Technical Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Data Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) PMI
2 2 (10.00%) Smartphone
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (5.00%) iPad
3 1 (5.00%) iPhone
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (30.00%) Network Design
3 5 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (15.00%) Change Management
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (10.00%) IT Strategy
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Process Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (25.00%) CCIE
2 5 (25.00%) CCNP
3 3 (15.00%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 2 (10.00%) CCDA
4 2 (10.00%) CCDE
4 2 (10.00%) CCDP
4 2 (10.00%) PMI Certification
4 2 (10.00%) PMP
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (15.00%) XenApp
2 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Ansible
2 4 (20.00%) SCCM
3 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (10.00%) Puppet
4 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) F5
3 5 (25.00%) Blue Coat
3 5 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (20.00%) Juniper
4 4 (20.00%) NetApp
4 4 (20.00%) VMware
5 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (10.00%) Adobe
6 2 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (10.00%) CA
6 2 (10.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (10.00%) McAfee
7 1 (5.00%) Computacenter
7 1 (5.00%) MobileIron
7 1 (5.00%) Polycom
7 1 (5.00%) SOTI