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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 44 42 46
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.95% 1.85% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.40% 11.96% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 4
Average daily rate £375 £306 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% +97.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £203 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £423 £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.31%
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
97 92 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.59% 15.46% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 40 42
Average daily rate £375 £300 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £12.37 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% -12.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 31 (88.57%) LAN
2 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (34.29%) Cisco
3 12 (34.29%) Windows
3 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
4 9 (25.71%) Firewall
4 9 (25.71%) VMware
5 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (22.86%) ITIL
5 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
6 7 (20.00%) Office 365
6 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 7 (20.00%) CCNP
6 7 (20.00%) DHCP
6 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 7 (20.00%) Avaya
6 7 (20.00%) Change Management
7 6 (17.14%) VPN
7 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
7 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 5 (14.29%) DNS
8 5 (14.29%) MS Office
8 5 (14.29%) Juniper
8 5 (14.29%) MPLS
8 5 (14.29%) BGP
8 5 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
9 4 (11.43%) Finance
9 4 (11.43%) OSPF

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (88.57%) LAN
2 9 (25.71%) Firewall
3 7 (20.00%) DHCP
3 7 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (17.14%) VPN
5 5 (14.29%) BGP
5 5 (14.29%) DNS
5 5 (14.29%) MPLS
5 5 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (11.43%) Ethernet
6 4 (11.43%) Internet
6 4 (11.43%) OSPF
6 4 (11.43%) VLAN
7 3 (8.57%) ATM
7 3 (8.57%) SAN
7 3 (8.57%) SDH
7 3 (8.57%) SONET
7 3 (8.57%) Spanning Tree
7 3 (8.57%) VoIP
7 3 (8.57%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
1 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Advertising
2 2 (5.71%) German Language
3 1 (2.86%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Network Support
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Designer
4 3 (8.57%) Juniper Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Active Directory Support
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Support
5 2 (5.71%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) CESG
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.86%) PMI
4 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
4 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (8.57%) ITSM
3 3 (8.57%) Network Design
3 3 (8.57%) Network Optimisation
3 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
3 3 (8.57%) Service Management
4 2 (5.71%) Project Management
4 2 (5.71%) Server Building
5 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.86%) Migration
5 1 (2.86%) Network Management
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.86%) Quality Management
5 1 (2.86%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) C
2 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (20.00%) CCNP
3 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) CCIE
4 4 (11.43%) CCNA
4 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.57%) Degree
5 3 (8.57%) JNCIA
5 3 (8.57%) JNCIE
5 3 (8.57%) JNCIP
5 3 (8.57%) JNCIS
6 2 (5.71%) MCP
6 2 (5.71%) MCSE
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.86%) CCDP
7 1 (2.86%) CCVP
7 1 (2.86%) ISEB
7 1 (2.86%) MCDST
7 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.86%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.86%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (34.29%) Cisco
3 9 (25.71%) VMware
4 7 (20.00%) Avaya
5 5 (14.29%) Juniper
6 3 (8.57%) Citrix
7 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.71%) HP
7 2 (5.71%) Symantec
8 1 (2.86%) arcserve
8 1 (2.86%) Aruba
8 1 (2.86%) CA
8 1 (2.86%) EMC
8 1 (2.86%) F5
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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