The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 41 44
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 28 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.96% 2.93% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.37% 22.78% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £160 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+118.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £112 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £187 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.63 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.97%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
131 79 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.53% 12.85% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 33 40
Average daily rate £310 £400 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +128.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £146 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £16.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
WAN
West Midlands

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 30 July 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 30 July 2014.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 25 (62.50%) LAN
2 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 15 (37.50%) Cisco
3 13 (32.50%) TCP/IP
4 12 (30.00%) Firewall
5 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
5 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
6 10 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 9 (22.50%) ADSL
8 8 (20.00%) Avaya
9 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
9 7 (17.50%) VoIP
10 6 (15.00%) IBM Notes
10 6 (15.00%) Citrix
10 6 (15.00%) Lotus
10 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
10 6 (15.00%) VMware
10 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (12.50%) Network Security
11 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (12.50%) CCNP
11 5 (12.50%) CCNA
11 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
11 5 (12.50%) VPN
12 4 (10.00%) DNS
12 4 (10.00%) ITIL
12 4 (10.00%) SAN
12 4 (10.00%) XenApp
12 4 (10.00%) Office 365
13 3 (7.50%) Network Monitoring

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (15.00%) IBM Notes
2 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.50%) CMS
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (62.50%) LAN
2 13 (32.50%) TCP/IP
3 12 (30.00%) Firewall
4 9 (22.50%) ADSL
5 7 (17.50%) VoIP
6 5 (12.50%) Network Security
6 5 (12.50%) VPN
7 4 (10.00%) DNS
7 4 (10.00%) SAN
8 3 (7.50%) VLAN
8 3 (7.50%) 3G
8 3 (7.50%) MPLS
9 2 (5.00%) Ethernet
9 2 (5.00%) WLAN
9 2 (5.00%) BIG-IP
9 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (2.50%) Multicast
10 1 (2.50%) Nortel Meridian
10 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
General
1 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Local Government
2 1 (2.50%) Billing
2 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 6 (15.00%) Analyst
1 6 (15.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Service Manager
2 5 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Support Technician
3 4 (10.00%) Network Manager
4 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) IT Support
5 2 (5.00%) Network Services Manager
5 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.50%) Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) PDA
2 1 (2.50%) SCADA
2 1 (2.50%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 4 (10.00%) ITIL
3 3 (7.50%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (7.50%) Migration
3 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (7.50%) Change Management
4 2 (5.00%) Network Design
4 2 (5.00%) Information Security
4 2 (5.00%) Security Architecture
4 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
5 1 (2.50%) Business Transformation
5 1 (2.50%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.50%) Supplier Management
5 1 (2.50%) Project Management
5 1 (2.50%) Service Management
5 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (12.50%) CCNP
1 5 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (5.00%) CISSP
2 2 (5.00%) CISM
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) XenApp
3 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Cisco
2 11 (27.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (20.00%) Avaya
4 6 (15.00%) Citrix
4 6 (15.00%) Lotus
4 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
4 6 (15.00%) VMware
5 2 (5.00%) Radware
5 2 (5.00%) Mitel
5 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.00%) Sourcefire
5 2 (5.00%) SonicWALL
5 2 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (2.50%) Verint
6 1 (2.50%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.50%) BT
6 1 (2.50%) IBM
6 1 (2.50%) Nortel
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