Period
to 1 April 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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 51 79
Rank change year-on-year +5 +28 -42
Contract jobs citing WAN 19 30 32
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.77% 2.89% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.09% 18.75% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 21
Median daily rate £365 £500 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.00% +31.58% -24.00%
10th Percentile £200 £370 £120
90th Percentile £500 £650 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £500 £380
% change year-on-year -25.00% +31.58% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £27.25 £42.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.12% - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £27.25 £42.00 -
% change year-on-year -35.12% - -

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 86 160 246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 12.54% 15.43% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 78 126
Median daily rate £420 £454 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.39% +6.71% -
10th Percentile £278 £309 £239
90th Percentile £543 £565 £544
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £420 £423
% change year-on-year -4.76% -0.59% -0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 4
Median hourly rate £20.00 £27.24 £56.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.58% -51.93% +51.11%
10th Percentile £16.00 £14.61 £22.16
90th Percentile £37.00 £51.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £27.24 £46.00
% change year-on-year -33.92% -40.78% +22.67%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Milton Keynes

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WAN in Milton Keynes.

Daily rate trend for WAN in Milton Keynes

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WAN in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WAN in Milton Keynes

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WAN in Milton Keynes.

Hourly rate trend for WAN in Milton Keynes

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing WAN in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for WAN in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 14 (73.68%) Firewall
2 13 (68.42%) LAN
3 10 (52.63%) VPN
4 8 (42.11%) BGP
5 6 (31.58%) MPLS
5 6 (31.58%) Windows
5 6 (31.58%) HSRP
6 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
6 5 (26.32%) VMware
6 5 (26.32%) Blue Coat
6 5 (26.32%) Cisco
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
6 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
7 4 (21.05%) Architectural Design
7 4 (21.05%) Check Point GAiA
7 4 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (21.05%) OSPF
7 4 (21.05%) NetScreen
7 4 (21.05%) CCNP
7 4 (21.05%) CISSP
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (21.05%) Juniper
7 4 (21.05%) ITIL
7 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
7 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
7 4 (21.05%) McAfee
7 4 (21.05%) Information Security
7 4 (21.05%) Sourcefire
7 4 (21.05%) Spanning Tree

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 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (10.53%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) Firewall
2 13 (68.42%) LAN
3 10 (52.63%) VPN
4 8 (42.11%) BGP
5 6 (31.58%) HSRP
5 6 (31.58%) MPLS
6 4 (21.05%) NetScreen
6 4 (21.05%) OSPF
6 4 (21.05%) Sourcefire
6 4 (21.05%) Spanning Tree
6 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
6 4 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (15.79%) Network Security
7 3 (15.79%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (10.53%) Ethernet
8 2 (10.53%) SAN
8 2 (10.53%) VLAN
9 1 (5.26%) DWDM
9 1 (5.26%) Internet
General
1 3 (15.79%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Publishing
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Coordinator
3 3 (15.79%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Project Coordinator
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (10.53%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Implementation Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Presales Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) CCTV
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Check Point GAiA
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Mentoring
2 4 (21.05%) Architectural Design
2 4 (21.05%) Information Security
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (15.79%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (10.53%) Network Design
4 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Coaching
5 1 (5.26%) Commercial Awareness
5 1 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (5.26%) Presales
5 1 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.26%) Project Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Service Design
5 1 (5.26%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) CCNP
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (21.05%) CISSP
2 3 (15.79%) CCSE
2 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) CEH
4 1 (5.26%) CISM
4 1 (5.26%) CREST Certified
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) GIAC
4 1 (5.26%) MCSA
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.26%) NIST
1 1 (5.26%) NIST 800
1 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
1 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
2 1 (5.26%) UAG
2 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Blue Coat
1 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
1 5 (26.32%) VMware
2 4 (21.05%) Juniper
2 4 (21.05%) McAfee
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) F5
3 2 (10.53%) Infoblox
3 2 (10.53%) Riverbed
4 1 (5.26%) 3Com
4 1 (5.26%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (5.26%) Forcepoint
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) NETGEAR
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) Remedy