The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 35 47 45
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 26 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.11% 1.97% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.85% 14.61% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 5
Median daily rate £310 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.48% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £265 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £446 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-18.52% -9.09%

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
109 89 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.25% 13.48% 15.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 44 41
Median daily rate £313 £370 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.54% +34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £160 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £10.73 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.47% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.35 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for WAN.

1 40 (90.91%) LAN
2 29 (65.91%) Cisco
3 23 (52.27%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (45.45%) Firewall
5 15 (34.09%) CCNA
6 13 (29.55%) CCNP
7 12 (27.27%) Juniper
7 12 (27.27%) Windows
8 11 (25.00%) VoIP
8 11 (25.00%) Wireless
8 11 (25.00%) F5
8 11 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 10 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (22.73%) VPN
9 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
9 10 (22.73%) CheckPoint
10 9 (20.45%) MPLS
10 9 (20.45%) Cisco Nexus
11 8 (18.18%) BGP
11 8 (18.18%) Active Directory
12 7 (15.91%) CCDA
12 7 (15.91%) CCDP
12 7 (15.91%) OSPF
12 7 (15.91%) Migration
12 7 (15.91%) Network Management
12 7 (15.91%) Network Security
12 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
13 6 (13.64%) Network Design
14 5 (11.36%) IP Telephony
14 5 (11.36%) VMware

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.27%) IBM Domino
2 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.27%) IIS
2 1 (2.27%) SAS
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) Office 365
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (90.91%) LAN
2 20 (45.45%) Firewall
3 11 (25.00%) VoIP
3 11 (25.00%) Wireless
4 10 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (22.73%) VPN
5 9 (20.45%) Cisco Nexus
5 9 (20.45%) MPLS
6 8 (18.18%) BGP
7 7 (15.91%) Network Security
7 7 (15.91%) OSPF
8 5 (11.36%) DNS
8 5 (11.36%) IP Telephony
8 5 (11.36%) Junos
8 5 (11.36%) Unified Communications
8 5 (11.36%) WLAN
9 4 (9.09%) DHCP
9 4 (9.09%) ISDN
9 4 (9.09%) VLAN
9 4 (9.09%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
1 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.55%) Advertising
2 2 (4.55%) Electronics
2 2 (4.55%) German Language
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (59.09%) Network Engineer
2 13 (29.55%) Cisco Engineer
2 13 (29.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Project Manager
3 4 (9.09%) WAN Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (6.82%) LAN Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Avaya Specialist
5 2 (4.55%) Network Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.09%) CSS
2 2 (4.55%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) PMI
3 2 (4.55%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) CCTV
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) Replication
4 1 (2.27%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) Windows
2 7 (15.91%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.82%) Linux
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
5 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.55%) Unix
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) Migration
1 7 (15.91%) Network Management
2 6 (13.64%) Network Design
3 4 (9.09%) Presales
3 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.82%) Change Management
4 3 (6.82%) ITIL
4 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.55%) Project Management
5 2 (4.55%) Quality Management
5 2 (4.55%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team Management
6 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.27%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (2.27%) Logistics
6 1 (2.27%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.27%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (52.27%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (34.09%) CCNA
3 13 (29.55%) CCNP
4 7 (15.91%) CCDA
4 7 (15.91%) CCDP
5 4 (9.09%) CCVP
5 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.82%) CCIE
6 3 (6.82%) PMI Certification
6 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.55%) Degree
7 2 (4.55%) ISEB
7 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (2.27%) DBS Check
8 1 (2.27%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.27%) JNCIP
8 1 (2.27%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.27%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (65.91%) Cisco
2 12 (27.27%) Juniper
3 11 (25.00%) F5
4 10 (22.73%) CheckPoint
4 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.36%) Avaya
5 5 (11.36%) VMware
6 4 (9.09%) Nokia
6 4 (9.09%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.82%) EqualLogic
7 3 (6.82%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.55%) AirMagnet
8 2 (4.55%) Apple
8 2 (4.55%) BT
8 2 (4.55%) CA
8 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.27%) HP
9 1 (2.27%) Lotus
9 1 (2.27%) NetApp
9 1 (2.27%) Sun
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