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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
WAN Optimization
Rank 147 112 122
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.031% 0.20% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.038% 0.26% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £320 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £320 £320
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
2599 1903 1945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.44% 76.55% 76.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1535 1136 1014
Median daily rate £400 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 89 133
Median hourly rate £21.75 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.18% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%

WAN Optimisation
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing WAN Optimisation as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Solihull - 1 - -
WAN Optimisation
England

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN Optimisation 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WAN Optimisation.

1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
1 3 (100.00%) Brocade
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Fortinet
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) BIG-IP
2 2 (66.67%) Intel Security
2 2 (66.67%) BMC
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) CCDA
3 1 (33.33%) CCDP
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) CCA
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) BIG-IP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Network Support
2 2 (66.67%) Network Support Engineer
2 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Support
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Design Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall Support
3 1 (33.33%) Network Design Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (33.33%) Network Design
3 1 (33.33%) Network Management
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) CCA
3 1 (33.33%) CCDA
3 1 (33.33%) CCDP
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) JNCIA
3 1 (33.33%) JNCIP
3 1 (33.33%) JNCIS
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Brocade
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 2 (66.67%) BMC
2 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Fortinet
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Intel Security
3 1 (33.33%) Aruba
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (33.33%) Riverbed
3 1 (33.33%) TOWER Software