The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 30 38 40
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 29 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.13% 3.60% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.10% 20.34% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 5
Average daily rate
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£323 £350 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% +118.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £131 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £435 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Average hourly rate - £10.88 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -2.77%
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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
107 118 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.22% 17.69% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 61 27
Average daily rate £320 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £174 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £453 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 2
Average hourly rate £26.50 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.83% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 42 (84.00%) LAN
2 23 (46.00%) Cisco
3 20 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (34.00%) Firewall
5 14 (28.00%) CCNP
6 13 (26.00%) VPN
7 12 (24.00%) MPLS
7 12 (24.00%) OSPF
8 11 (22.00%) BGP
8 11 (22.00%) CCNA
8 11 (22.00%) Network Design
9 10 (20.00%) Juniper
9 10 (20.00%) CheckPoint
9 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 10 (20.00%) Relational Database
10 9 (18.00%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (18.00%) Windows
11 8 (16.00%) PRINCE2
11 8 (16.00%) Active Directory
11 8 (16.00%) Service Delivery
11 8 (16.00%) F5
11 8 (16.00%) Public Cloud
12 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
12 6 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (12.00%) Network Security
12 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
13 5 (10.00%) EIGRP
13 5 (10.00%) Citrix
13 5 (10.00%) CCIE
13 5 (10.00%) Migration

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (84.00%) LAN
2 17 (34.00%) Firewall
3 13 (26.00%) VPN
4 12 (24.00%) MPLS
4 12 (24.00%) OSPF
5 11 (22.00%) BGP
6 6 (12.00%) Network Security
6 6 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (10.00%) EIGRP
8 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
8 4 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (8.00%) Wireless
8 4 (8.00%) Internet
9 3 (6.00%) Broadband
9 3 (6.00%) ISDN
9 3 (6.00%) SDH
9 3 (6.00%) VoIP
9 3 (6.00%) DWDM
9 3 (6.00%) Cisco PIX
10 2 (4.00%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) French Language
3 1 (2.00%) German Language
3 1 (2.00%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Architect
1 11 (22.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (12.00%) Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.00%) Security Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Citrix Specialist
7 2 (4.00%) IP Network Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) IP Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Citrix Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.00%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Public Cloud
2 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.00%) Handset
5 1 (2.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) PDA
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (4.00%) UNIX
3 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Network Design
2 8 (16.00%) PRINCE2
2 8 (16.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (10.00%) Change Management
3 5 (10.00%) Migration
4 4 (8.00%) Risk Management
4 4 (8.00%) Information Security
4 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.00%) Network Management
5 3 (6.00%) ITIL
5 3 (6.00%) Project Management
6 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.00%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.00%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.00%) Resilience Testing
7 1 (2.00%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 20 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (28.00%) CCNP
3 11 (22.00%) CCNA
4 5 (10.00%) CCIE
5 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.00%) ISEB
6 3 (6.00%) CCSA
6 3 (6.00%) CCSE
7 2 (4.00%) CCDP
8 1 (2.00%) CCIP
8 1 (2.00%) CCSP
8 1 (2.00%) MCP
8 1 (2.00%) HNC
8 1 (2.00%) HND
8 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.00%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.00%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.00%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) XenApp
3 2 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (4.00%) MetaFrame
4 1 (2.00%) Firmware
4 1 (2.00%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) Cisco
2 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (20.00%) Juniper
2 10 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (16.00%) F5
4 5 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (4.00%) Nortel
5 2 (4.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (4.00%) Ericsson
5 2 (4.00%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (4.00%) Huawei
5 2 (4.00%) Brocade
5 2 (4.00%) BT
5 2 (4.00%) Cramer
5 2 (4.00%) AppSense
5 2 (4.00%) Foundry
6 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.00%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.00%) McAfee