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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 26 31 47
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +16
Contract jobs citing WAN 48 36 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.16% 4.36% 2.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.29% 21.69% 16.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 9
Median daily rate £338 £323 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £149 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £387 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £10.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £24.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.45% +37.14%
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
136 166 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.46% 20.12% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 103 46
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £283 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 9
Median hourly rate £12.50 £26.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.83% +76.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 29 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 29 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 52 (85.25%) LAN
2 26 (42.62%) Cisco
3 23 (37.70%) Windows
3 23 (37.70%) Firewall
4 19 (31.15%) ITIL
5 17 (27.87%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (24.59%) Finance
6 15 (24.59%) Microsoft
7 13 (21.31%) Active Directory
7 13 (21.31%) Wireless
7 13 (21.31%) Windows Server
8 12 (19.67%) Avaya
8 12 (19.67%) CCNP
9 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
10 10 (16.39%) Project Management
10 10 (16.39%) Service Management
11 9 (14.75%) BGP
11 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
11 9 (14.75%) German Language
12 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (13.11%) CCNA
12 8 (13.11%) VoIP
12 8 (13.11%) OSPF
13 7 (11.48%) CheckPoint
13 7 (11.48%) Internet
13 7 (11.48%) VPN
13 7 (11.48%) DHCP
13 7 (11.48%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (11.48%) SC Cleared
13 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared

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 5 (8.20%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (9.84%) MS Project
1 6 (9.84%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Office 365
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.64%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 52 (85.25%) LAN
2 23 (37.70%) Firewall
3 13 (21.31%) Wireless
4 9 (14.75%) BGP
5 8 (13.11%) OSPF
5 8 (13.11%) VoIP
6 7 (11.48%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (11.48%) DHCP
6 7 (11.48%) Internet
6 7 (11.48%) VPN
7 6 (9.84%) DNS
7 6 (9.84%) IP Telephony
7 6 (9.84%) VLAN
8 5 (8.20%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
8 5 (8.20%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (6.56%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (6.56%) EIGRP
9 4 (6.56%) MPLS
9 4 (6.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 15 (24.59%) Finance
2 9 (14.75%) German Language
3 3 (4.92%) Automotive
3 3 (4.92%) Banking
3 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.64%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Network Engineer
2 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (11.48%) Support Engineer
3 6 (9.84%) Analyst
3 6 (9.84%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Service Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Support Specialist
5 4 (6.56%) Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Network Specialist
5 4 (6.56%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Voice Specialist
6 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) CESG
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.70%) Windows
2 13 (21.31%) Windows Server
3 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.64%) Linux
7 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) ITIL
2 10 (16.39%) Project Management
2 10 (16.39%) Service Management
3 6 (9.84%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (9.84%) ITIL V3
3 6 (9.84%) Migration
4 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.56%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.92%) Change Management
6 3 (4.92%) Server Building
6 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.28%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 2 (3.28%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.28%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.28%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (1.64%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.64%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.64%) Security Management
8 1 (1.64%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (19.67%) CCNP
3 8 (13.11%) CCNA
4 7 (11.48%) SC Cleared
4 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
5 6 (9.84%) Degree
6 5 (8.20%) CCIE
7 2 (3.28%) CCDP
8 1 (1.64%) CISSP
8 1 (1.64%) MCP
8 1 (1.64%) MCSE
8 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (21.31%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (4.92%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.64%) Puppet
2 1 (1.64%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (42.62%) Cisco
2 15 (24.59%) Microsoft
3 12 (19.67%) Avaya
4 7 (11.48%) CheckPoint
5 6 (9.84%) Juniper
5 6 (9.84%) VMware
6 3 (4.92%) Citrix
6 3 (4.92%) Dell
6 3 (4.92%) F5
6 3 (4.92%) IBM
7 2 (3.28%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.28%) Meraki
7 2 (3.28%) Sun
8 1 (1.64%) BT
8 1 (1.64%) EMC
8 1 (1.64%) HP
8 1 (1.64%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.64%) Remedy
8 1 (1.64%) Stonesoft
8 1 (1.64%) Symantec