The table below looks at the statistics for WAN Optimisation skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
WAN Optimization
Rank 107 117 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 9 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.38% 0.083% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£316 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £330 £163
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +103.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
WAN Optimisation
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1787 1819 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.58% 75.13% 68.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1090 961 674
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 134 58
Average hourly rate £28.69 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

WAN Optimisation
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN Optimisation across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

WAN Optimisation Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WAN Optimisation
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation across the West Midlands region.

WAN Optimisation Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WAN Optimisation
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 7 £311 -
WAN Optimisation
England

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing WAN Optimisation 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 Optimisation.

1 15 (100.00%) WAN
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
1 15 (100.00%) CCNP
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (100.00%) McAfee
1 15 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 14 (93.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 14 (93.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 14 (93.33%) Cisco ASA
2 14 (93.33%) F5
2 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 14 (93.33%) Fortinet
2 14 (93.33%) BIG-IP
2 14 (93.33%) CheckPoint
2 14 (93.33%) CSS
3 13 (86.67%) VoIP
3 13 (86.67%) MPLS
3 13 (86.67%) DMVPN
4 12 (80.00%) SolarWinds
4 12 (80.00%) BMC
4 12 (80.00%) CiscoWorks
4 12 (80.00%) WLAN
4 12 (80.00%) IBM
5 11 (73.33%) 802.1X
6 10 (66.67%) Service Management
7 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
8 6 (40.00%) Mentoring
9 5 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (26.67%) Incident Management

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing WAN Optimisation 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 Optimisation. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 15 (100.00%) WAN
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 14 (93.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 14 (93.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 14 (93.33%) Firewall
2 14 (93.33%) BIG-IP
2 14 (93.33%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (86.67%) DMVPN
3 13 (86.67%) MPLS
3 13 (86.67%) VoIP
4 12 (80.00%) WLAN
5 2 (13.33%) OSPF
5 2 (13.33%) Network Security
5 2 (13.33%) LAN
Job Titles
1 15 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Network Support
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (93.33%) CSS
2 11 (73.33%) 802.1X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Service Management
2 6 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (13.33%) Network Design
5 2 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (13.33%) Patch Management
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) CCNP
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 12 (80.00%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (13.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Cisco
1 15 (100.00%) McAfee
1 15 (100.00%) Blue Coat
2 14 (93.33%) Fortinet
2 14 (93.33%) CheckPoint
2 14 (93.33%) F5
3 12 (80.00%) IBM
3 12 (80.00%) BMC
3 12 (80.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (13.33%) Remedy