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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 35 45 34
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 23 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.80% 1.91% 2.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.10% 11.88% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 11
Median daily rate £300 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £329 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £443 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £20.00 £22.59
% change year-on-year
-4.68% -11.44%

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
109 101 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.02% 16.08% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 51 50
Median daily rate £325 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £150 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £10.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.65 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017, 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 37 (90.24%) LAN
2 27 (65.85%) Cisco
3 21 (51.22%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (46.34%) Firewall
5 15 (36.59%) Juniper
6 14 (34.15%) CCNA
7 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
7 13 (31.71%) Windows
7 13 (31.71%) Data Centre
8 10 (24.39%) F5
8 10 (24.39%) VoIP
8 10 (24.39%) CCNP
9 9 (21.95%) Wireless
9 9 (21.95%) VPN
10 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
10 8 (19.51%) MPLS
10 8 (19.51%) Windows Server
11 7 (17.07%) Network Security
11 7 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (17.07%) BGP
11 7 (17.07%) CCDA
11 7 (17.07%) CCDP
12 6 (14.63%) OSPF
12 6 (14.63%) CheckPoint
12 6 (14.63%) VMware
13 5 (12.20%) Service Delivery
13 5 (12.20%) IP Telephony
13 5 (12.20%) Network Design
13 5 (12.20%) WLAN
13 5 (12.20%) Junos

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 3 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.44%) IBM Domino
2 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.44%) IIS
2 1 (2.44%) SAS
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Office
2 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.88%) Office 365
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (90.24%) LAN
2 19 (46.34%) Firewall
3 10 (24.39%) VoIP
4 9 (21.95%) VPN
4 9 (21.95%) Wireless
5 8 (19.51%) MPLS
6 7 (17.07%) BGP
6 7 (17.07%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (17.07%) Network Security
7 6 (14.63%) OSPF
8 5 (12.20%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (12.20%) IP Telephony
8 5 (12.20%) Junos
8 5 (12.20%) Unified Communications
8 5 (12.20%) WLAN
9 4 (9.76%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (9.76%) Cisco PIX
9 4 (9.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (9.76%) VLAN
9 4 (9.76%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.88%) Advertising
2 2 (4.88%) Electronics
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) German Language
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (53.66%) Network Engineer
2 10 (24.39%) Cisco Engineer
2 10 (24.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) WAN Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) LAN Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Network Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) CSS
2 2 (4.88%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.76%) PMI
3 3 (7.32%) Virtual Team
4 2 (4.88%) Clustering
4 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) CCTV
5 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Replication
5 1 (2.44%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Windows
2 8 (19.51%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.76%) Linux
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.88%) Unix
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) Network Design
1 5 (12.20%) Presales
1 5 (12.20%) Service Delivery
2 4 (9.76%) Change Management
2 4 (9.76%) ITIL
2 4 (9.76%) Network Management
2 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
3 3 (7.32%) Migration
3 3 (7.32%) Quality Management
3 3 (7.32%) Risk Management
3 3 (7.32%) Virtual Team Management
4 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.88%) Project Management
5 1 (2.44%) Change Control
5 1 (2.44%) ERP
5 1 (2.44%) High Availability
5 1 (2.44%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (2.44%) Server Building
5 1 (2.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (51.22%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (34.15%) CCNA
3 10 (24.39%) CCNP
4 7 (17.07%) CCDA
4 7 (17.07%) CCDP
5 4 (9.76%) CCVP
5 4 (9.76%) PMI Certification
5 4 (9.76%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.32%) CCIE
6 3 (7.32%) ISEB
6 3 (7.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.88%) Degree
8 1 (2.44%) DBS Check
8 1 (2.44%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.44%) JNCIS
8 1 (2.44%) MCSA
8 1 (2.44%) MCSE
8 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) vSphere
4 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (2.44%) SCCM
1 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (65.85%) Cisco
2 15 (36.59%) Juniper
3 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
4 10 (24.39%) F5
5 6 (14.63%) CheckPoint
5 6 (14.63%) VMware
6 4 (9.76%) Avaya
6 4 (9.76%) Nokia
7 2 (4.88%) AirMagnet
7 2 (4.88%) Aruba
7 2 (4.88%) BT
7 2 (4.88%) CA
7 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.44%) Apple
8 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.44%) Lotus
8 1 (2.44%) Meraki
8 1 (2.44%) NetApp
8 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.44%) Symantec
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