The table below looks at the statistics for WAN 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 over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 75 58 51
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -7
Contract jobs citing WAN 47 53 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.84% 2.40% 2.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.54% 17.26% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 34
Average daily rate £375 £313 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £174 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £437 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
WAN
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
268 307 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.50% 13.90% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 129 124
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 50 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.04 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £29.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

WAN
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 across the West Midlands region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

WAN
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Solihull - 16 - - 3
Birmingham 0 14 £375 +22.44% 6
Coventry -5 7 £150 -51.61% 2
Worcestershire - 3 £425 - 3
Shropshire -20 2 £400 +54.81% 2
Staffordshire -5 1 £420 +0.59%
Warwickshire -17 1 £250 -39.39% 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 107 (84.25%) LAN
2 52 (40.94%) Cisco
3 32 (25.20%) Windows
4 29 (22.83%) Security Cleared
5 28 (22.05%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (21.26%) MPLS
7 26 (20.47%) Firewall
8 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
8 25 (19.69%) VMware
9 24 (18.90%) Juniper
10 22 (17.32%) SC Cleared
11 21 (16.54%) Telecoms
11 21 (16.54%) Data Centre
12 20 (15.75%) CCNP
12 20 (15.75%) VPN
13 19 (14.96%) ITIL
14 18 (14.17%) VoIP
14 18 (14.17%) Wireless
15 17 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (13.39%) Citrix
16 16 (12.60%) Active Directory
16 16 (12.60%) Migration
16 16 (12.60%) Windows Server
17 15 (11.81%) BGP
18 13 (10.24%) Network Design
19 12 (9.45%) Wi-Fi
19 12 (9.45%) Office 365
20 11 (8.66%) Disaster Recovery
20 11 (8.66%) Avaya
21 10 (7.87%) CCNA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 8 (6.30%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.57%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.79%) IIS
5 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (5.51%) MS Excel
1 7 (5.51%) MS Office
2 4 (3.15%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.36%) MS Project
4 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.79%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.79%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (9.45%) Office 365
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.79%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 107 (84.25%) LAN
2 27 (21.26%) MPLS
3 26 (20.47%) Firewall
4 20 (15.75%) VPN
5 18 (14.17%) VoIP
5 18 (14.17%) Wireless
6 15 (11.81%) BGP
7 12 (9.45%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (7.87%) DNS
9 9 (7.09%) DHCP
9 9 (7.09%) TCP/IP
10 8 (6.30%) Structured Cabling
10 8 (6.30%) VLAN
11 7 (5.51%) Internet
11 7 (5.51%) Network Security
12 6 (4.72%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (4.72%) OSPF
12 6 (4.72%) PBX
12 6 (4.72%) SAN
12 6 (4.72%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) GIS
4 1 (0.79%) MySQL
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle8/8i Database
4 1 (0.79%) QGIS
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (16.54%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.87%) Finance
3 4 (3.15%) German Language
3 4 (3.15%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.57%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Law
5 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (24.41%) Network Engineer
2 20 (15.75%) Architect
3 18 (14.17%) Designer
4 17 (13.39%) Network Designer
5 14 (11.02%) Support Engineer
6 11 (8.66%) Network Architect
6 11 (8.66%) Project Manager
7 10 (7.87%) Analyst
7 10 (7.87%) Network Design Engineer
8 9 (7.09%) Design Engineer
9 8 (6.30%) Infrastructure Manager
9 8 (6.30%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (5.51%) IT Support
10 7 (5.51%) Network Support
10 7 (5.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 7 (5.51%) WAN Engineer
11 6 (4.72%) Cisco Architect
11 6 (4.72%) Cisco Engineer
11 6 (4.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (4.72%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.36%) jQuery
2 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.79%) CSS
2 1 (0.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.54%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.51%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.72%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.94%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.57%) CESG
6 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.79%) PMI
7 1 (0.79%) Statistics
7 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.20%) Windows
2 16 (12.60%) Windows Server
3 10 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.51%) Unix
5 5 (3.94%) Windows 7
5 5 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.36%) Linux
7 3 (2.36%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.57%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.57%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.79%) Solaris
9 1 (0.79%) SUSE
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.96%) ITIL
2 16 (12.60%) Migration
3 13 (10.24%) Network Design
4 11 (8.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (7.87%) Load Balancing
6 9 (7.09%) Change Management
6 9 (7.09%) Network Management
7 8 (6.30%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.51%) Project Management
9 6 (4.72%) Supplier Management
10 5 (3.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.94%) WAN Optimisation
11 4 (3.15%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (3.15%) Network Architecture
11 4 (3.15%) Presales
11 4 (3.15%) PRINCE2
11 4 (3.15%) Service Management
11 4 (3.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (3.15%) Time Management
12 3 (2.36%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.51%) SQL
2 3 (2.36%) C
2 3 (2.36%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (22.83%) Security Cleared
2 28 (22.05%) Cisco Certification
3 22 (17.32%) SC Cleared
4 20 (15.75%) CCNP
5 10 (7.87%) CCDP
5 10 (7.87%) CCNA
5 10 (7.87%) JNCIA
6 7 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.94%) CCIE
7 5 (3.94%) MCP
7 5 (3.94%) MCSE
8 4 (3.15%) Degree
9 3 (2.36%) JNCIE
9 3 (2.36%) JNCIP
9 3 (2.36%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.79%) CCVP
11 1 (0.79%) HND
11 1 (0.79%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.36%) SLA
2 2 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (12.60%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.72%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.94%) vSphere
5 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.72%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (1.57%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.79%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.79%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.79%) QRadar
3 1 (0.79%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.79%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 52 (40.94%) Cisco
2 25 (19.69%) Microsoft
2 25 (19.69%) VMware
3 24 (18.90%) Juniper
4 17 (13.39%) Citrix
5 11 (8.66%) Avaya
6 10 (7.87%) Brocade
7 9 (7.09%) F5
8 6 (4.72%) CA
8 6 (4.72%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.72%) EMC
9 5 (3.94%) HP
10 3 (2.36%) Apple
10 3 (2.36%) Intel Security
10 3 (2.36%) SevOne
11 2 (1.57%) Aruba
11 2 (1.57%) BMC
11 2 (1.57%) IBM
11 2 (1.57%) Riverbed
11 2 (1.57%) SolarWinds
West Midlands
Austin Fraser
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