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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 36 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 30 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.96% 2.63% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.64% 21.35% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 18
Median daily rate £400 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.63 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -22.50%
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
117 89 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 15.46% 12.33% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 58 74
Median daily rate £400 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 11
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 28 September 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 28 September 2016, 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 66 (82.50%) LAN
2 45 (56.25%) Cisco
3 42 (52.50%) Windows
4 40 (50.00%) Firewall
5 35 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (37.50%) CCNP
7 27 (33.75%) Microsoft
7 27 (33.75%) Data Centre
8 26 (32.50%) Windows Server
9 22 (27.50%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (26.25%) Wireless
11 20 (25.00%) ITIL
12 19 (23.75%) SQL Server
12 19 (23.75%) Juniper
13 18 (22.50%) VMware
13 18 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (17.50%) Active Directory
15 13 (16.25%) Finance
15 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
16 12 (15.00%) SAN
16 12 (15.00%) Avaya
16 12 (15.00%) CCNA
17 11 (13.75%) IPv4
17 11 (13.75%) Linux
17 11 (13.75%) CheckPoint
17 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
18 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
19 9 (11.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Certification
19 9 (11.25%) BGP

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 4 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (7.50%) MS Project
1 6 (7.50%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Office 365
2 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 66 (82.50%) LAN
2 40 (50.00%) Firewall
3 22 (27.50%) Cisco ASA
4 21 (26.25%) Wireless
5 12 (15.00%) SAN
6 11 (13.75%) IPv4
7 9 (11.25%) BGP
8 8 (10.00%) OSPF
8 8 (10.00%) VLAN
8 8 (10.00%) VoIP
9 7 (8.75%) Internet
9 7 (8.75%) WLAN
10 6 (7.50%) DHCP
10 6 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (6.25%) EIGRP
11 5 (6.25%) Network Security
11 5 (6.25%) VPN
12 4 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 13 (16.25%) Finance
2 8 (10.00%) German Language
3 4 (5.00%) Banking
4 3 (3.75%) Automotive
4 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.50%) Retail
5 2 (2.50%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.25%) Advertising
6 1 (1.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 21 (26.25%) Network Engineer
2 20 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (13.75%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Senior Technical Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Support Specialist
6 6 (7.50%) Technical Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Technical Leader
7 5 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Voice Specialist
7 5 (6.25%) Wireless Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (5.00%) IT Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.25%) CSS
1 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (33.75%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.75%) PMI
3 3 (3.75%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.50%) Replication
5 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.25%) Clustering
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (52.50%) Windows
2 26 (32.50%) Windows Server
3 18 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (13.75%) Linux
5 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (11.25%) Ubuntu
6 9 (11.25%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.50%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.25%) Unix
9 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.00%) ITIL
2 9 (11.25%) Project Management
3 8 (10.00%) Service Management
4 7 (8.75%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (7.50%) Change Management
5 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.25%) Migration
7 4 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.00%) Presales
7 4 (5.00%) Server Building
7 4 (5.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.75%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.75%) Quality Management
8 3 (3.75%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.75%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (3.75%) Virtual Team Management
9 2 (2.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 2 (2.50%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (1.25%) Load Balancing
10 1 (1.25%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (37.50%) CCNP
3 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
4 12 (15.00%) CCNA
5 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
6 9 (11.25%) MCSA
6 9 (11.25%) MCSE
6 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (11.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (10.00%) CCIE
8 6 (7.50%) Degree
9 5 (6.25%) CCDP
10 4 (5.00%) PMI Certification
11 3 (3.75%) CCDA
11 3 (3.75%) ISEB
11 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (2.50%) CLAS
13 1 (1.25%) CISSP
13 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
13 1 (1.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 14 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.25%) vSphere
3 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) FortiGate
2 3 (3.75%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.25%) Puppet
3 1 (1.25%) SCCM
3 1 (1.25%) Terraform
Vendors
1 45 (56.25%) Cisco
2 27 (33.75%) Microsoft
3 19 (23.75%) Juniper
4 18 (22.50%) VMware
5 12 (15.00%) Avaya
6 11 (13.75%) CheckPoint
7 7 (8.75%) Meraki
8 6 (7.50%) Fortinet
9 4 (5.00%) Aruba
9 4 (5.00%) Dell
9 4 (5.00%) IBM
9 4 (5.00%) Palo Alto
9 4 (5.00%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.75%) HP
10 3 (3.75%) Huawei
11 2 (2.50%) F5
11 2 (2.50%) Sophos
11 2 (2.50%) Sun
11 2 (2.50%) Veeam
12 1 (1.25%) Remedy
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