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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 48 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 15 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.98% 2.11% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.89% 17.07% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 4
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£350 £348 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +36.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £258 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £422 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.84 £18.00 £18.15
% change year-on-year
+26.86% -0.82%
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
108 82 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.23% 12.37% 16.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 53 39
Average daily rate £330 £320 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £205 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 6
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.40 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 26 (63.41%) LAN
2 18 (43.90%) Cisco
3 15 (36.59%) TCP/IP
4 14 (34.15%) Firewall
5 12 (29.27%) Windows
6 10 (24.39%) ADSL
6 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
6 10 (24.39%) CCNP
6 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
6 10 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (21.95%) Service Delivery
8 7 (17.07%) VMware
8 7 (17.07%) Citrix
8 7 (17.07%) CCNA
8 7 (17.07%) VPN
8 7 (17.07%) VoIP
9 6 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (12.20%) Migration
10 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
10 5 (12.20%) IBM Notes
10 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
10 5 (12.20%) Lotus
10 5 (12.20%) Office 365
11 4 (9.76%) Terminal Services
11 4 (9.76%) Avaya
11 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
11 4 (9.76%) ITIL
11 4 (9.76%) DNS
11 4 (9.76%) XenApp

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (12.20%) IBM Notes
2 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.44%) CICS
3 1 (2.44%) TPMS
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (63.41%) LAN
2 15 (36.59%) TCP/IP
3 14 (34.15%) Firewall
4 10 (24.39%) ADSL
5 7 (17.07%) VoIP
5 7 (17.07%) VPN
6 6 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (9.76%) DNS
8 3 (7.32%) Ethernet
8 3 (7.32%) Extranet
8 3 (7.32%) Network Security
8 3 (7.32%) MPLS
9 2 (4.88%) OSPF
9 2 (4.88%) BGP
9 2 (4.88%) BIG-IP
9 2 (4.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (4.88%) 3G
9 2 (4.88%) SAN
9 2 (4.88%) Internet
9 2 (4.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) MySQL
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) DB2
1 1 (2.44%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.44%) Legal
2 1 (2.44%) Billing
2 1 (2.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Network Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Architect
3 5 (12.20%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (12.20%) Service Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Network Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Security Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Support Technician
5 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) Network Services Manager
6 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 2 (4.88%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) EJB
1 1 (2.44%) JavaBeans
1 1 (2.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.44%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (29.27%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) UNIX
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Service Delivery
2 5 (12.20%) Migration
3 4 (9.76%) ITIL
4 3 (7.32%) Change Management
4 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
4 3 (7.32%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.88%) Coaching
5 2 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (4.88%) Project Planning
5 2 (4.88%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.88%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (4.88%) Project Management
6 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.44%) Scrum
6 1 (2.44%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) CCNP
1 10 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.07%) CCNA
3 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) CCSP
5 1 (2.44%) CCIE
5 1 (2.44%) CCDP
System Software
1 10 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.76%) Terminal Services
2 4 (9.76%) XenApp
3 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Cisco
2 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.07%) Citrix
3 7 (17.07%) VMware
4 5 (12.20%) Lotus
5 4 (9.76%) Avaya
6 3 (7.32%) Juniper
6 3 (7.32%) F5
7 2 (4.88%) Radware
7 2 (4.88%) BT
7 2 (4.88%) Mitel
7 2 (4.88%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.88%) Sourcefire
7 2 (4.88%) SonicWALL
7 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.44%) Remedy
8 1 (2.44%) Oracle
8 1 (2.44%) Sybase
8 1 (2.44%) Cramer
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago