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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 48 41 42
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.63% 1.56% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 12.70% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 5
Average daily rate £338 £394 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £325 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £513 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
75 63 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.23% 12.30% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 29
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £153 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £18.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (94.12%) LAN
2 10 (58.82%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco
5 5 (29.41%) Citrix
5 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
5 5 (29.41%) Firewall
6 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (23.53%) MPLS
6 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
6 4 (23.53%) Avaya
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) VMware
7 3 (17.65%) CMS
7 3 (17.65%) Network Design
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
7 3 (17.65%) CCNP
7 3 (17.65%) CCNA
7 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
7 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (11.76%) SLA
8 2 (11.76%) CISM
8 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
8 2 (11.76%) BT
8 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (11.76%) Internet
8 2 (11.76%) SQL Server

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) CMS
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
4 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) MPLS
4 2 (11.76%) Internet
4 2 (11.76%) ADSL
4 2 (11.76%) Broadband
4 2 (11.76%) VoIP
4 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.76%) SAN
4 2 (11.76%) VLAN
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (5.88%) LLU
5 1 (5.88%) Nortel Meridian
5 1 (5.88%) xDSL
5 1 (5.88%) VPN
5 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.88%) RIP
5 1 (5.88%) ISDN
5 1 (5.88%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) French Language
2 1 (5.88%) German Language
2 1 (5.88%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Analyst
1 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Network Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Voice Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Data Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
3 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) IT Security Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Voice Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) FlexPod
2 1 (5.88%) SCADA
2 1 (5.88%) PDA
2 1 (5.88%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (23.53%) Windows XP
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX
5 1 (5.88%) Windows NT
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Network Design
2 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Security Architecture
2 2 (11.76%) Information Security
3 1 (5.88%) TOGAF
3 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CCNP
1 3 (17.65%) CCNA
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CISM
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) MCSE
2 2 (11.76%) CISSP
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
2 1 (5.88%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix
3 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
3 4 (23.53%) Avaya
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) VMware
4 2 (11.76%) BT
5 1 (5.88%) LANDesk
5 1 (5.88%) Cramer
5 1 (5.88%) Verint
5 1 (5.88%) Nortel
5 1 (5.88%) Lotus
5 1 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec
5 1 (5.88%) Remedy