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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 31 49 43
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 36 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.34% 1.94% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.64% 16.00% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 5
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% +12.50%
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
159 75 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.16% 12.16% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 43 28
Average daily rate £325 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £183 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £12.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.92% -1.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 May 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 May 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 41 (87.23%) LAN
2 18 (38.30%) Cisco
3 17 (36.17%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (29.79%) Firewall
5 13 (27.66%) VPN
6 12 (25.53%) CCNP
6 12 (25.53%) MPLS
7 11 (23.40%) CCNA
8 10 (21.28%) Windows
8 10 (21.28%) OSPF
8 10 (21.28%) BGP
8 10 (21.28%) Network Design
8 10 (21.28%) Relational Database
9 9 (19.15%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (19.15%) Service Delivery
9 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
10 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
10 8 (17.02%) PRINCE2
10 8 (17.02%) CheckPoint
10 8 (17.02%) Migration
10 8 (17.02%) Public Cloud
11 7 (14.89%) Juniper
12 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
12 6 (12.77%) F5
12 6 (12.77%) Network Security
13 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
13 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
13 5 (10.64%) Finance
13 5 (10.64%) Banking

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.15%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.26%) Office 365
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (87.23%) LAN
2 14 (29.79%) Firewall
3 13 (27.66%) VPN
4 12 (25.53%) MPLS
5 10 (21.28%) OSPF
5 10 (21.28%) BGP
6 6 (12.77%) Network Security
7 5 (10.64%) EIGRP
8 4 (8.51%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (8.51%) xDSL
8 4 (8.51%) DSL
8 4 (8.51%) Internet
8 4 (8.51%) Ethernet
8 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
8 4 (8.51%) SDH
8 4 (8.51%) ADSL
9 3 (6.38%) Broadband
9 3 (6.38%) ISDN
9 3 (6.38%) RIP
9 3 (6.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Local Government
3 1 (2.13%) French Language
3 1 (2.13%) German Language
3 1 (2.13%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Network Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Architect
3 8 (17.02%) Project Manager
3 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (12.77%) Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) IP Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.38%) IP Network Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Production Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Public Cloud
2 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Handset
4 1 (2.13%) PKI
4 1 (2.13%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.28%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.26%) UNIX
6 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Network Design
2 9 (19.15%) Service Delivery
3 8 (17.02%) PRINCE2
3 8 (17.02%) Migration
4 4 (8.51%) Change Management
5 3 (6.38%) Project Management
5 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.38%) Risk Management
5 3 (6.38%) Information Security
5 3 (6.38%) ITIL
6 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.26%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.26%) Network Management
6 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.13%) ITSM
7 1 (2.13%) Service Management
7 1 (2.13%) PRINCE
7 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.13%) Logistics
7 1 (2.13%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 17 (36.17%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (25.53%) CCNP
3 11 (23.40%) CCNA
4 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
4 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.51%) CCIE
6 3 (6.38%) ISEB
6 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (4.26%) BC Cleared
7 2 (4.26%) CCIP
8 1 (2.13%) MCP
8 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.13%) PMP
8 1 (2.13%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.13%) CCSA
8 1 (2.13%) CCSE
8 1 (2.13%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.13%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.13%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
1 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) XenApp
3 2 (4.26%) MetaFrame
3 2 (4.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.13%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) SCCM
1 1 (2.13%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) Cisco
2 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.02%) CheckPoint
3 7 (14.89%) Juniper
4 6 (12.77%) F5
5 5 (10.64%) Citrix
6 2 (4.26%) BT
6 2 (4.26%) Cramer
6 2 (4.26%) VMware
6 2 (4.26%) AppSense
7 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.13%) Huawei
7 1 (2.13%) Brocade
7 1 (2.13%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.13%) Foundry
7 1 (2.13%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.13%) Ericsson
7 1 (2.13%) Remedy
7 1 (2.13%) McAfee
7 1 (2.13%) HP
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