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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 41 36 40
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 20 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.73% 3.96% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.39% 21.05% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 5
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£325 £350 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +118.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £201 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £187
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £11.63 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
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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
82 133 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.20% 18.81% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 74 33
Average daily rate £315 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £217 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 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 31 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 (80.77%) LAN
2 23 (44.23%) Cisco
3 21 (40.38%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (32.69%) Firewall
5 14 (26.92%) CCNP
6 13 (25.00%) VPN
7 12 (23.08%) CCNA
7 12 (23.08%) MPLS
7 12 (23.08%) OSPF
7 12 (23.08%) Network Design
8 11 (21.15%) BGP
8 11 (21.15%) Juniper
9 10 (19.23%) CheckPoint
9 10 (19.23%) Active Directory
9 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
9 10 (19.23%) PRINCE2
9 10 (19.23%) Relational Database
10 9 (17.31%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (17.31%) Service Delivery
11 8 (15.38%) Windows
11 8 (15.38%) Public Cloud
11 8 (15.38%) F5
12 7 (13.46%) Data Centre
12 7 (13.46%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
13 5 (9.62%) Migration
13 5 (9.62%) EIGRP
13 5 (9.62%) Citrix
13 5 (9.62%) CCIE
13 5 (9.62%) Network Security

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.85%) Office 365
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (80.77%) LAN
2 17 (32.69%) Firewall
3 13 (25.00%) VPN
4 12 (23.08%) MPLS
4 12 (23.08%) OSPF
5 11 (21.15%) BGP
6 7 (13.46%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (9.62%) EIGRP
7 5 (9.62%) Network Security
8 4 (7.69%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (7.69%) Internet
8 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
8 4 (7.69%) VoIP
9 3 (5.77%) Broadband
9 3 (5.77%) ISDN
9 3 (5.77%) SDH
9 3 (5.77%) Wireless
9 3 (5.77%) DWDM
10 2 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (9.62%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) French Language
4 1 (1.92%) German Language
4 1 (1.92%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 11 (21.15%) Architect
3 8 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (13.46%) Project Manager
5 6 (11.54%) Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (9.62%) Security Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 4 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Technical Architect
8 3 (5.77%) Service Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (5.77%) Firewall Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) IP Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Citrix Technical Specialist
9 2 (3.85%) Technical Specialist
9 2 (3.85%) Citrix Specialist
9 2 (3.85%) IP Network Engineer
9 2 (3.85%) Network Analyst
10 1 (1.92%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Public Cloud
2 7 (13.46%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.85%) Handset
5 1 (1.92%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) PDA
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.38%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.85%) UNIX
3 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Network Design
2 10 (19.23%) PRINCE2
3 9 (17.31%) Service Delivery
4 5 (9.62%) Migration
5 4 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 4 (7.69%) Information Security
5 4 (7.69%) Change Management
5 4 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.69%) ITIL
6 3 (5.77%) Network Management
6 3 (5.77%) Project Management
7 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.92%) Validation
8 1 (1.92%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.92%) Service Management
8 1 (1.92%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.92%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.92%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 21 (40.38%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (26.92%) CCNP
3 12 (23.08%) CCNA
4 5 (9.62%) CCIE
5 4 (7.69%) ISEB
5 4 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.77%) CCDP
6 3 (5.77%) CCSA
6 3 (5.77%) CCSE
7 2 (3.85%) CCVP
8 1 (1.92%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.92%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.92%) CCSP
8 1 (1.92%) MCP
8 1 (1.92%) HNC
8 1 (1.92%) HND
8 1 (1.92%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
1 2 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) XenApp
3 2 (3.85%) MetaFrame
3 2 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (44.23%) Cisco
2 11 (21.15%) Juniper
3 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 10 (19.23%) CheckPoint
4 8 (15.38%) F5
5 5 (9.62%) Citrix
6 2 (3.85%) Foundry
6 2 (3.85%) BT
6 2 (3.85%) Cramer
6 2 (3.85%) AppSense
6 2 (3.85%) Huawei
6 2 (3.85%) Brocade
6 2 (3.85%) Nortel
6 2 (3.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (3.85%) Ericsson
6 2 (3.85%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (1.92%) Nokia
7 1 (1.92%) Remedy
7 1 (1.92%) McAfee
7 1 (1.92%) LANDesk
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