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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 25 32 44
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +12
Contract jobs citing WAN 49 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.01% 4.50% 3.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.16% 24.11% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 11
Median daily rate £334 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £262 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £432 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.49% +30.00%
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
122 141 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.97% 18.68% 16.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 86 59
Median daily rate £350 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £288 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £424 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £26.50 £11.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.83% +126.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £30.00 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016, 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 55 (85.94%) LAN
2 27 (42.19%) Windows
2 27 (42.19%) Cisco
2 27 (42.19%) Firewall
3 19 (29.69%) ITIL
3 19 (29.69%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (25.00%) Finance
5 15 (23.44%) Windows Server
6 14 (21.88%) Wireless
6 14 (21.88%) Avaya
6 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
6 14 (21.88%) CCNP
7 12 (18.75%) Data Centre
8 11 (17.19%) Active Directory
8 11 (17.19%) Service Management
9 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
9 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (14.06%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (14.06%) German Language
10 9 (14.06%) CCNA
10 9 (14.06%) CheckPoint
10 9 (14.06%) BGP
10 9 (14.06%) Project Management
11 8 (12.50%) OSPF
11 8 (12.50%) VoIP
11 8 (12.50%) VMware
11 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
11 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
12 7 (10.94%) Degree
12 7 (10.94%) ITIL V3

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 5 (7.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) MS PowerPoint
1 7 (10.94%) MS Project
1 7 (10.94%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Office 365
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 55 (85.94%) LAN
2 27 (42.19%) Firewall
3 14 (21.88%) Wireless
4 9 (14.06%) BGP
4 9 (14.06%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (12.50%) OSPF
5 8 (12.50%) VoIP
6 7 (10.94%) DHCP
6 7 (10.94%) Internet
6 7 (10.94%) VLAN
7 6 (9.38%) IP Telephony
7 6 (9.38%) VPN
8 5 (7.81%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (7.81%) DNS
8 5 (7.81%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (6.25%) EIGRP
9 4 (6.25%) MPLS
9 4 (6.25%) Network Security
9 4 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 16 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (14.06%) German Language
3 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.69%) Automotive
4 3 (4.69%) Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Spanish Language
5 2 (3.13%) Retail
6 1 (1.56%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 16 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (10.94%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (10.94%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Support Specialist
5 5 (7.81%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Voice Specialist
6 4 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Architect
6 4 (6.25%) Network Specialist
6 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) IT Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) CESG
3 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.56%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.19%) Windows
2 15 (23.44%) Windows Server
3 10 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.56%) Linux
7 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) ITIL
2 11 (17.19%) Service Management
3 9 (14.06%) Project Management
4 7 (10.94%) ITIL V3
5 6 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.81%) Migration
7 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.69%) Change Management
8 3 (4.69%) Server Building
8 3 (4.69%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (3.13%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 2 (3.13%) Load Balancing
9 2 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.13%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (1.56%) Business Continuity
10 1 (1.56%) Network Design
10 1 (1.56%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (29.69%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (21.88%) CCNP
3 9 (14.06%) CCNA
4 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 8 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 7 (10.94%) Degree
6 6 (9.38%) CCIE
7 3 (4.69%) CCDP
8 1 (1.56%) CCDA
8 1 (1.56%) CISSP
8 1 (1.56%) CLAS
8 1 (1.56%) MCP
8 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (17.19%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 3 (4.69%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.56%) Puppet
3 1 (1.56%) SCCM
3 1 (1.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (42.19%) Cisco
2 14 (21.88%) Avaya
2 14 (21.88%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.06%) CheckPoint
4 8 (12.50%) VMware
5 7 (10.94%) Juniper
6 3 (4.69%) Dell
6 3 (4.69%) F5
6 3 (4.69%) Fortinet
6 3 (4.69%) IBM
6 3 (4.69%) Meraki
6 3 (4.69%) Sun
7 2 (3.13%) Aruba
7 2 (3.13%) Citrix
8 1 (1.56%) BT
8 1 (1.56%) EMC
8 1 (1.56%) HP
8 1 (1.56%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.56%) Remedy
8 1 (1.56%) Symantec
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