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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 43 52
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 28 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.77% 3.26% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.21% 25.00% 6.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 4
Average daily rate
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£363 £300 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £151 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £364 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.75% -6.97%
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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
132 88 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.77% 13.04% 16.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 47 45
Average daily rate £320 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 27 (64.29%) LAN
2 17 (40.48%) Cisco
3 14 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 14 (33.33%) Windows
3 14 (33.33%) Firewall
4 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
5 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
5 10 (23.81%) Service Delivery
6 9 (21.43%) ADSL
7 8 (19.05%) VoIP
7 8 (19.05%) Avaya
8 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (16.67%) CCNP
9 6 (14.29%) CCNA
9 6 (14.29%) Citrix
9 6 (14.29%) IBM Notes
9 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 6 (14.29%) Lotus
9 6 (14.29%) CheckPoint
9 6 (14.29%) VMware
9 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (11.90%) Network Security
10 5 (11.90%) VPN
11 4 (9.52%) DNS
11 4 (9.52%) ITIL
11 4 (9.52%) SAN
11 4 (9.52%) MPLS
11 4 (9.52%) XenApp
11 4 (9.52%) Office 365
12 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 6 (14.29%) IBM Notes
2 3 (7.14%) CMS
2 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) TPMS
3 1 (2.38%) CICS
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (64.29%) LAN
2 14 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 14 (33.33%) Firewall
3 9 (21.43%) ADSL
4 8 (19.05%) VoIP
5 5 (11.90%) Network Security
5 5 (11.90%) VPN
6 4 (9.52%) DNS
6 4 (9.52%) SAN
6 4 (9.52%) MPLS
7 3 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (7.14%) VLAN
7 3 (7.14%) 3G
8 2 (4.76%) Ethernet
8 2 (4.76%) WLAN
8 2 (4.76%) BIG-IP
8 2 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (2.38%) Multicast
9 1 (2.38%) IP Telephony
9 1 (2.38%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Informix
1 1 (2.38%) MySQL
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Legal
2 1 (2.38%) Billing
2 1 (2.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (14.29%) Analyst
1 6 (14.29%) Network Engineer
1 6 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (11.90%) Service Manager
2 5 (11.90%) Architect
3 4 (9.52%) Technical Architect
3 4 (9.52%) Support Technician
3 4 (9.52%) Network Manager
3 4 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.76%) Security Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Network Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) Middleware
1 1 (2.38%) EJB
1 1 (2.38%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.38%) Clustering
2 1 (2.38%) PDA
2 1 (2.38%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 14 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
4 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.38%) UNIX
4 1 (2.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Service Delivery
2 4 (9.52%) ITIL
3 3 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (7.14%) Migration
3 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.14%) Change Management
3 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.76%) Project Management
4 2 (4.76%) Project Planning
4 2 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (4.76%) Network Design
4 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (4.76%) Information Security
4 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.76%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (4.76%) Security Architecture
4 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.38%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.38%) Business Transformation
5 1 (2.38%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (16.67%) CCNP
2 6 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (4.76%) CISSP
3 2 (4.76%) Degree
3 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) CISM
4 1 (2.38%) CCSA
4 1 (2.38%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) XenApp
3 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Cisco
2 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
3 8 (19.05%) Avaya
4 6 (14.29%) Citrix
4 6 (14.29%) Lotus
4 6 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 6 (14.29%) VMware
5 3 (7.14%) F5
6 2 (4.76%) Radware
6 2 (4.76%) Blue Coat
6 2 (4.76%) Sourcefire
6 2 (4.76%) Mitel
6 2 (4.76%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.38%) Verint
7 1 (2.38%) BT
7 1 (2.38%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.38%) Juniper
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle
7 1 (2.38%) Sybase
7 1 (2.38%) Nortel