The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 26 32 51
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +19
Contract jobs citing WAN 45 34 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.91% 4.12% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.09% 21.38% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 16 9
Median daily rate £330 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £149 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £326
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £26.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-21.02% +48.61%
WAN
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
136 159 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.85% 19.25% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 100 42
Median daily rate £338 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £282 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 6
Median hourly rate £11.80 £26.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.61% +103.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £14.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.00 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Birmingham region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for WAN.

1 49 (84.48%) LAN
2 24 (41.38%) Cisco
3 22 (37.93%) Firewall
4 20 (34.48%) Windows
5 19 (32.76%) ITIL
6 16 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (25.86%) Microsoft
8 14 (24.14%) Finance
9 12 (20.69%) Active Directory
9 12 (20.69%) Avaya
9 12 (20.69%) Windows Server
10 11 (18.97%) CCNP
10 11 (18.97%) Wireless
11 10 (17.24%) Service Management
11 10 (17.24%) Data Centre
12 9 (15.52%) German Language
12 9 (15.52%) BGP
12 9 (15.52%) Project Management
13 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
14 7 (12.07%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
14 7 (12.07%) Office 365
14 7 (12.07%) OSPF
14 7 (12.07%) CCNA
14 7 (12.07%) VoIP
14 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
14 7 (12.07%) MS Visio
14 7 (12.07%) VMware
15 6 (10.34%) IP Telephony

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 4 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MS Visio
2 6 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (10.34%) MS Project
3 3 (5.17%) MS Office
4 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Office 365
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 49 (84.48%) LAN
2 22 (37.93%) Firewall
3 11 (18.97%) Wireless
4 9 (15.52%) BGP
5 7 (12.07%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (12.07%) OSPF
5 7 (12.07%) VoIP
6 6 (10.34%) Internet
6 6 (10.34%) IP Telephony
6 6 (10.34%) VLAN
7 5 (8.62%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (8.62%) DHCP
7 5 (8.62%) DNS
7 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
7 5 (8.62%) VPN
7 5 (8.62%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (6.90%) EIGRP
8 4 (6.90%) MPLS
8 4 (6.90%) SAN
9 3 (5.17%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 14 (24.14%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) German Language
3 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.45%) Automotive
5 1 (1.72%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.72%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (25.86%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) Support Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Support Specialist
5 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Network Specialist
5 4 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Service Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Voice Specialist
6 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (5.17%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) CESG
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.72%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 20 (34.48%) Windows
2 12 (20.69%) Windows Server
3 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.76%) ITIL
2 10 (17.24%) Service Management
3 9 (15.52%) Project Management
4 6 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (10.34%) ITIL V3
5 5 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.62%) Server Building
6 4 (6.90%) Migration
6 4 (6.90%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.17%) Change Management
7 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
9 1 (1.72%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 1 (1.72%) Network Management
9 1 (1.72%) Presales
9 1 (1.72%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.72%) Security Operations
Qualifications
1 16 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (18.97%) CCNP
3 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
4 7 (12.07%) CCNA
4 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
5 6 (10.34%) CCIE
5 6 (10.34%) Degree
6 3 (5.17%) CCDP
7 1 (1.72%) MCP
7 1 (1.72%) MCSE
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (20.69%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) Cisco
2 15 (25.86%) Microsoft
3 12 (20.69%) Avaya
4 7 (12.07%) VMware
5 5 (8.62%) CheckPoint
5 5 (8.62%) Juniper
6 3 (5.17%) Citrix
6 3 (5.17%) Dell
6 3 (5.17%) F5
6 3 (5.17%) IBM
7 2 (3.45%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.45%) Meraki
7 2 (3.45%) Sun
8 1 (1.72%) Aruba
8 1 (1.72%) BT
8 1 (1.72%) EMC
8 1 (1.72%) HP
8 1 (1.72%) Remedy
8 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.72%) Symantec
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Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
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