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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 39 49 42
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.54% 0.83% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.84% 6.49% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £160 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -50.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £152 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £272 £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.41% -4.23%
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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
101 77 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.06% 12.85% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 49 23
Average daily rate £313 £255 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.54% -24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £125 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014, 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 33 (86.84%) LAN
2 21 (55.26%) Cisco
3 15 (39.47%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (34.21%) CCNP
4 13 (34.21%) Firewall
5 11 (28.95%) CCNA
6 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
7 9 (23.68%) Windows
7 9 (23.68%) Migration
8 8 (21.05%) VPN
8 8 (21.05%) VMware
9 7 (18.42%) ITIL
9 7 (18.42%) ADSL
9 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
9 7 (18.42%) Citrix
9 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
9 7 (18.42%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
10 6 (15.79%) VoIP
10 6 (15.79%) Juniper
10 6 (15.79%) MPLS
10 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
11 5 (13.16%) Ethernet
11 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
11 5 (13.16%) BGP
11 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
11 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
12 4 (10.53%) Internet
12 4 (10.53%) OSPF

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) CICS
2 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.63%) TPMS
2 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (86.84%) LAN
2 13 (34.21%) Firewall
3 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
4 8 (21.05%) VPN
5 7 (18.42%) ADSL
5 7 (18.42%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (15.79%) MPLS
6 6 (15.79%) VoIP
7 5 (13.16%) Ethernet
7 5 (13.16%) BGP
8 4 (10.53%) OSPF
8 4 (10.53%) xDSL
8 4 (10.53%) DSL
8 4 (10.53%) Internet
9 3 (7.89%) Extranet
9 3 (7.89%) RIP
9 3 (7.89%) DNS
9 3 (7.89%) SAN
9 3 (7.89%) ATM
9 3 (7.89%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) DB2
1 1 (2.63%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Local Government
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Network Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Architect
2 5 (13.16%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Analyst
3 4 (10.53%) Technical Architect
3 4 (10.53%) Network Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Service Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.89%) Security Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Network Services Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Network Support
5 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) EJB
1 1 (2.63%) JavaBeans
1 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.63%) Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Windows
2 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.89%) UNIX
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.63%) Linux
5 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Migration
2 7 (18.42%) ITIL
3 5 (13.16%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.89%) Project Planning
4 3 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.89%) Project Management
4 3 (7.89%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.26%) Coaching
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (5.26%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.63%) TDD
6 1 (2.63%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.63%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.63%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (34.21%) CCNP
3 11 (28.95%) CCNA
4 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.26%) BC Cleared
6 2 (5.26%) CCIP
6 2 (5.26%) CCSP
7 1 (2.63%) CCIE
7 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.63%) PMP
7 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.63%) CCVP
7 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.53%) XenApp
3 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.89%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
1 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Cisco
2 8 (21.05%) VMware
3 7 (18.42%) Citrix
4 6 (15.79%) Juniper
5 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
6 4 (10.53%) F5
7 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.89%) Avaya
7 3 (7.89%) BT
8 2 (5.26%) Cramer
8 2 (5.26%) Remedy
9 1 (2.63%) Radware
9 1 (2.63%) Oracle
9 1 (2.63%) Sybase
9 1 (2.63%) Mitel
9 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.63%) Sourcefire
9 1 (2.63%) SonicWALL