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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 43 40 43
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 27 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.15% 3.50% 3.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.51% 19.15% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 9
Average daily rate
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£320 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £488 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
- +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £15.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -8.43%
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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
82 141 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.04% 18.26% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 87 48
Average daily rate £313 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £220 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 (84.00%) LAN
2 23 (46.00%) Cisco
3 20 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (40.00%) Firewall
4 14 (28.00%) VPN
5 13 (26.00%) CCNP
5 13 (26.00%) CCNA
6 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
6 12 (24.00%) OSPF
7 11 (22.00%) BGP
7 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
7 11 (22.00%) CheckPoint
8 10 (20.00%) Network Design
8 10 (20.00%) MPLS
8 10 (20.00%) Windows
9 9 (18.00%) PRINCE2
9 9 (18.00%) Juniper
10 8 (16.00%) F5
10 8 (16.00%) Relational Database
10 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
11 7 (14.00%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (14.00%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (14.00%) Service Delivery
11 7 (14.00%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
12 6 (12.00%) Public Cloud
13 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (10.00%) Network Security

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (6.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (84.00%) LAN
2 20 (40.00%) Firewall
3 14 (28.00%) VPN
4 12 (24.00%) OSPF
5 11 (22.00%) BGP
6 10 (20.00%) MPLS
7 7 (14.00%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (14.00%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (10.00%) EIGRP
8 5 (10.00%) Network Security
9 4 (8.00%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (8.00%) Wireless
9 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (8.00%) Internet
10 3 (6.00%) 3G
10 3 (6.00%) DWDM
10 3 (6.00%) DNS
10 3 (6.00%) Broadband
10 3 (6.00%) SDH
10 3 (6.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) Architect
3 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Project Manager
5 5 (10.00%) Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (10.00%) Security Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Network Support
7 3 (6.00%) Firewall Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Citrix Specialist
8 2 (4.00%) Citrix Technical Specialist
8 2 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Service Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (4.00%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.00%) Public Cloud
3 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Handset
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 10 (20.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.00%) UNIX
4 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Network Design
2 9 (18.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (14.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (10.00%) Change Management
5 4 (8.00%) ITIL
5 4 (8.00%) Information Security
5 4 (8.00%) Risk Management
5 4 (8.00%) Migration
5 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.00%) Network Management
6 3 (6.00%) Project Management
7 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.00%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.00%) Validation
8 1 (2.00%) E-Commerce
8 1 (2.00%) Service Management
8 1 (2.00%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 20 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (26.00%) CCNP
2 13 (26.00%) CCNA
3 5 (10.00%) CCIE
4 4 (8.00%) ISEB
4 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (6.00%) CCDP
5 3 (6.00%) CCSA
5 3 (6.00%) CCVP
5 3 (6.00%) CCSE
6 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.00%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.00%) CCSP
7 1 (2.00%) HNC
7 1 (2.00%) HND
7 1 (2.00%) CCDA
7 1 (2.00%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
1 2 (4.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) XenApp
3 2 (4.00%) MetaFrame
3 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.00%) Firmware
4 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (2.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 23 (46.00%) Cisco
2 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.00%) CheckPoint
4 9 (18.00%) Juniper
5 8 (16.00%) F5
6 4 (8.00%) Citrix
6 4 (8.00%) VMware
7 2 (4.00%) AppSense
7 2 (4.00%) Huawei
7 2 (4.00%) Brocade
7 2 (4.00%) Nortel
7 2 (4.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (4.00%) Ericsson
7 2 (4.00%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (4.00%) BT
7 2 (4.00%) Cramer
7 2 (4.00%) Foundry
8 1 (2.00%) Nokia
8 1 (2.00%) HP
8 1 (2.00%) LANDesk