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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 33 36 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 41 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.27% 3.21% 4.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 37.96% 26.67% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 18
Median daily rate £363 £320 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% -7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £224 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £490 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.70% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £11.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.63% -1.42%
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
108 90 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.88% 12.03% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 51 72
Median daily rate £338 £315 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £463 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 13
Median hourly rate £12.50 £26.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.83% +120.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 67 (85.90%) LAN
2 43 (55.13%) Cisco
3 40 (51.28%) Firewall
4 38 (48.72%) Windows
5 34 (43.59%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (37.18%) CCNP
7 25 (32.05%) Windows Server
8 23 (29.49%) Data Centre
9 22 (28.21%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (26.92%) Microsoft
10 21 (26.92%) ITIL
11 19 (24.36%) SQL Server
12 18 (23.08%) Juniper
12 18 (23.08%) Wireless
12 18 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (21.79%) Finance
14 16 (20.51%) VMware
14 16 (20.51%) Security Cleared
15 14 (17.95%) SC Cleared
15 14 (17.95%) Avaya
16 12 (15.38%) CCNA
16 12 (15.38%) Active Directory
17 11 (14.10%) IPv4
17 11 (14.10%) SAN
17 11 (14.10%) CheckPoint
17 11 (14.10%) Service Management
18 10 (12.82%) Linux
19 9 (11.54%) MCSE
19 9 (11.54%) MCSA
19 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification

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 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (8.97%) MS PowerPoint
1 7 (8.97%) MS Project
1 7 (8.97%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 67 (85.90%) LAN
2 40 (51.28%) Firewall
3 22 (28.21%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (23.08%) Wireless
5 11 (14.10%) IPv4
5 11 (14.10%) SAN
6 9 (11.54%) BGP
7 8 (10.26%) OSPF
7 8 (10.26%) VLAN
8 7 (8.97%) Internet
8 7 (8.97%) VoIP
8 7 (8.97%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (7.69%) DHCP
9 6 (7.69%) IP Telephony
10 5 (6.41%) EIGRP
10 5 (6.41%) VPN
10 5 (6.41%) WLAN
11 4 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (5.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 17 (21.79%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) German Language
3 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.85%) Automotive
4 3 (3.85%) Banking
4 3 (3.85%) Spanish Language
5 2 (2.56%) Retail
6 1 (1.28%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.28%) Law
6 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (25.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 20 (25.64%) Network Engineer
2 11 (14.10%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (12.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Analyst
4 6 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Technical Leader
5 5 (6.41%) Architect
5 5 (6.41%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Service Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (6.41%) Support Specialist
5 5 (6.41%) Voice Specialist
6 4 (5.13%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Wireless Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.28%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.49%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.56%) Replication
4 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.28%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (48.72%) Windows
2 25 (32.05%) Windows Server
3 18 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (12.82%) Linux
5 9 (11.54%) Ubuntu
5 9 (11.54%) Windows 8
5 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) ITIL
2 11 (14.10%) Service Management
3 9 (11.54%) Project Management
4 7 (8.97%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (8.97%) ITIL V3
5 5 (6.41%) Migration
6 4 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.13%) Server Building
6 4 (5.13%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.85%) Change Management
7 3 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (2.56%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 2 (2.56%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.56%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.28%) Change Control
9 1 (1.28%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.28%) Presales
9 1 (1.28%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (43.59%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (37.18%) CCNP
3 16 (20.51%) Security Cleared
4 14 (17.95%) SC Cleared
5 12 (15.38%) CCNA
6 9 (11.54%) MCSA
6 9 (11.54%) MCSE
6 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (10.26%) CCIE
8 7 (8.97%) Degree
9 5 (6.41%) CCDP
10 3 (3.85%) CCDA
11 2 (2.56%) CLAS
12 1 (1.28%) CISSP
12 1 (1.28%) PMI Certification
12 1 (1.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 12 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.54%) vSphere
3 5 (6.41%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.13%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.28%) Puppet
3 1 (1.28%) SCCM
3 1 (1.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (55.13%) Cisco
2 21 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 18 (23.08%) Juniper
4 16 (20.51%) VMware
5 14 (17.95%) Avaya
6 11 (14.10%) CheckPoint
7 6 (7.69%) Fortinet
7 6 (7.69%) Meraki
8 4 (5.13%) Dell
8 4 (5.13%) IBM
8 4 (5.13%) Palo Alto
9 3 (3.85%) Aruba
9 3 (3.85%) HP
9 3 (3.85%) Huawei
9 3 (3.85%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.85%) Sun
10 2 (2.56%) Citrix
10 2 (2.56%) F5
10 2 (2.56%) Sophos
10 2 (2.56%) Veeam
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