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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 54 37 39
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 23 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.85% 3.49% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.68% 20.18% 18.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 15
Median daily rate £330 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.04% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £276 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.60% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £20.63
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -20.00%
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
95 114 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 13.49% 17.30% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 66 63
Median daily rate £400 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £195 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Median hourly rate £15.75 £13.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £10.56 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £19.95 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 45 (90.00%) LAN
2 34 (68.00%) Cisco
3 31 (62.00%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (62.00%) Firewall
4 27 (54.00%) Windows
5 24 (48.00%) Juniper
6 23 (46.00%) Data Centre
7 22 (44.00%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (44.00%) CCNP
8 20 (40.00%) Microsoft
9 18 (36.00%) Windows Server
10 16 (32.00%) VMware
11 15 (30.00%) CCNA
11 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (22.00%) SAN
12 11 (22.00%) CheckPoint
12 11 (22.00%) IPv4
12 11 (22.00%) Linux
12 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
12 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
13 10 (20.00%) Wireless
14 9 (18.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (18.00%) Ubuntu
14 9 (18.00%) MCSE
14 9 (18.00%) MCSA
14 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
14 9 (18.00%) vSphere
14 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
14 9 (18.00%) Windows 8

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 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.00%) IBM Domino
2 1 (2.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.00%) SAS
2 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Office
1 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (4.00%) MS Project
1 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (90.00%) LAN
2 31 (62.00%) Firewall
3 22 (44.00%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (22.00%) IPv4
4 11 (22.00%) SAN
5 10 (20.00%) Wireless
6 8 (16.00%) WLAN
7 7 (14.00%) VoIP
8 6 (12.00%) VPN
9 5 (10.00%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (10.00%) IP Telephony
9 5 (10.00%) Unified Communications
9 5 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (8.00%) Cisco PIX
11 3 (6.00%) BGP
11 3 (6.00%) Network Security
11 3 (6.00%) VLAN
12 2 (4.00%) EIGRP
12 2 (4.00%) MPLS
12 2 (4.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (8.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) German Language
2 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Advertising
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Law
3 1 (2.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (36.00%) Network Engineer
2 15 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (26.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (26.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Technical Leader
5 5 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Juniper Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 5 (10.00%) Wireless Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (8.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (46.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.00%) PMI
3 3 (6.00%) Virtual Team
4 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 27 (54.00%) Windows
2 18 (36.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (22.00%) Linux
5 9 (18.00%) Ubuntu
5 9 (18.00%) Windows 8
6 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.00%) Unix
8 1 (2.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.00%) ITIL
2 6 (12.00%) Service Delivery
3 5 (10.00%) Network Design
4 4 (8.00%) Change Management
4 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.00%) Presales
5 3 (6.00%) Quality Management
5 3 (6.00%) Risk Management
5 3 (6.00%) Virtual Team Management
6 2 (4.00%) Project Management
6 2 (4.00%) Service Management
7 1 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.00%) ERP
7 1 (2.00%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.00%) Logistics
7 1 (2.00%) Migration
7 1 (2.00%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (2.00%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 31 (62.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (44.00%) CCNP
3 15 (30.00%) CCNA
4 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
5 9 (18.00%) MCSA
5 9 (18.00%) MCSE
5 9 (18.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
5 9 (18.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (16.00%) CCDA
6 8 (16.00%) CCDP
7 4 (8.00%) CCIE
7 4 (8.00%) CCVP
7 4 (8.00%) PMI Certification
8 3 (6.00%) ISEB
8 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (4.00%) CLAS
10 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
10 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (18.00%) vSphere
2 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (68.00%) Cisco
2 24 (48.00%) Juniper
3 20 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (32.00%) VMware
5 11 (22.00%) CheckPoint
6 7 (14.00%) F5
7 5 (10.00%) Aruba
7 5 (10.00%) Avaya
7 5 (10.00%) Meraki
8 4 (8.00%) Fortinet
8 4 (8.00%) HP
8 4 (8.00%) Nokia
8 4 (8.00%) Palo Alto
9 3 (6.00%) Huawei
9 3 (6.00%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.00%) BT
10 2 (4.00%) Sophos
10 2 (4.00%) Veeam
11 1 (2.00%) Dell
11 1 (2.00%) Symantec
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