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 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 35 47 38
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 34 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 4.18% 2.18% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.99% 15.91% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 3
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -27.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £214 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £415 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £10.88 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +9.37%
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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
162 88 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.93% 13.73% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 44 23
Average daily rate £325 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £213 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 1
Average hourly rate £26.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.66% +15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015, 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 42 (87.50%) LAN
2 20 (41.67%) Cisco
3 19 (39.58%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (31.25%) VPN
5 14 (29.17%) CCNP
5 14 (29.17%) Firewall
6 13 (27.08%) MPLS
7 11 (22.92%) OSPF
7 11 (22.92%) BGP
7 11 (22.92%) CCNA
8 10 (20.83%) Network Design
8 10 (20.83%) Relational Database
9 9 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (16.67%) Public Cloud
10 8 (16.67%) Service Delivery
10 8 (16.67%) Migration
10 8 (16.67%) Active Directory
10 8 (16.67%) CheckPoint
10 8 (16.67%) Windows
11 7 (14.58%) PRINCE2
11 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
11 7 (14.58%) Juniper
11 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
12 6 (12.50%) F5
12 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
12 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
13 5 (10.42%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (10.42%) Network Security
13 5 (10.42%) Finance
13 5 (10.42%) Banking

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Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.17%) Office 365
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (87.50%) LAN
2 15 (31.25%) VPN
3 14 (29.17%) Firewall
4 13 (27.08%) MPLS
5 11 (22.92%) OSPF
5 11 (22.92%) BGP
6 5 (10.42%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (10.42%) Network Security
6 5 (10.42%) EIGRP
6 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
7 4 (8.33%) Ethernet
7 4 (8.33%) SDH
7 4 (8.33%) ADSL
7 4 (8.33%) DSL
7 4 (8.33%) Internet
7 4 (8.33%) xDSL
8 3 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (6.25%) Wireless
8 3 (6.25%) 3G
8 3 (6.25%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (14.58%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) French Language
3 1 (2.08%) German Language
3 1 (2.08%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Architect
3 8 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (14.58%) Project Manager
5 5 (10.42%) Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Security Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) IP Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (6.25%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Build Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (4.17%) Network Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Service Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Production Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Citrix Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Public Cloud
2 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.17%) Handset
3 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.17%) UNIX
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Network Design
2 8 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 8 (16.67%) Migration
3 7 (14.58%) PRINCE2
4 4 (8.33%) Change Management
5 3 (6.25%) Network Management
5 3 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 3 (6.25%) Information Security
6 2 (4.17%) ITIL
6 2 (4.17%) Project Management
6 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.08%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.08%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.08%) People Management
7 1 (2.08%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 19 (39.58%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (29.17%) CCNP
3 11 (22.92%) CCNA
4 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 5 (10.42%) CCIE
6 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (6.25%) ISEB
6 3 (6.25%) CCIP
7 2 (4.17%) CCDP
7 2 (4.17%) BC Cleared
8 1 (2.08%) CCSA
8 1 (2.08%) CCVP
8 1 (2.08%) CCSE
8 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.08%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.08%) JNCIE
8 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.08%) PMP
8 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.17%) QA
3 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) XenApp
3 2 (4.17%) MetaFrame
3 2 (4.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) SCCM
1 1 (2.08%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) Cisco
2 8 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.58%) Juniper
4 6 (12.50%) F5
5 4 (8.33%) Citrix
6 2 (4.17%) AppSense
6 2 (4.17%) BT
6 2 (4.17%) Cramer
7 1 (2.08%) Foundry
7 1 (2.08%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.08%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (2.08%) VMware
7 1 (2.08%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.08%) Huawei
7 1 (2.08%) Brocade
7 1 (2.08%) HP
7 1 (2.08%) Nortel
7 1 (2.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.08%) Ericsson