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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 48 55 70
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +15
Contract jobs citing WAN 90 62 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.38% 2.65% 1.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.88% 21.75% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 36 22
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£320 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £169 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £435 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Average hourly rate £20.50 £11.35 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.61% -33.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £10.50 £11.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £12.20 £47.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% +12.50%
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
431 285 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.20% 12.19% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 115 104
Average daily rate £340 £325 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £182 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 22 34
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -26.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.00 £31.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 6 May 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
Birmingham +18 36 £350 +7.69% 8
Shropshire -9 15 £325 +32.65% 3
Warwickshire +1 10 £325 -26.55% 1
Worcestershire - 4 £500 - 1
Staffordshire - 4 £203 - 4
Coventry +2 3 £115 -68.05% 1
Solihull -5 2 £300 -20.00% 1
Wolverhampton - 2 £125 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 123 (86.01%) LAN
2 55 (38.46%) Cisco
3 53 (37.06%) Windows
4 51 (35.66%) Active Directory
5 45 (31.47%) Firewall
6 43 (30.07%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 36 (25.17%) CCNP
8 36 (25.17%) ITIL
9 25 (17.48%) CCNA
10 24 (16.78%) Windows XP
10 24 (16.78%) CheckPoint
10 24 (16.78%) Migration
11 23 (16.08%) MPLS
12 22 (15.38%) MS Office
13 21 (14.69%) Security Cleared
13 21 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (13.99%) VPN
15 19 (13.29%) HP
15 19 (13.29%) OSPF
15 19 (13.29%) F5
16 18 (12.59%) TCP/IP
17 17 (11.89%) MS Excel
17 17 (11.89%) VoIP
17 17 (11.89%) Windows 7
17 17 (11.89%) Network Design
18 16 (11.19%) Cisco ASA
18 16 (11.19%) DNS
18 16 (11.19%) Juniper
18 16 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 9 (6.29%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.90%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.70%) nginx
5 1 (0.70%) Lync
5 1 (0.70%) Apache
Applications
1 22 (15.38%) MS Office
2 17 (11.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.70%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.29%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (5.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 123 (86.01%) LAN
2 45 (31.47%) Firewall
3 23 (16.08%) MPLS
4 20 (13.99%) VPN
5 19 (13.29%) OSPF
6 18 (12.59%) TCP/IP
7 17 (11.89%) VoIP
8 16 (11.19%) DNS
8 16 (11.19%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
9 13 (9.09%) BGP
10 12 (8.39%) DHCP
11 11 (7.69%) Network Security
12 10 (6.99%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (6.99%) Internet
12 10 (6.99%) BIG-IP
13 9 (6.29%) WLAN
13 9 (6.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 7 (4.90%) DMVPN
14 7 (4.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.99%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Hudson
1 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (10.49%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.29%) Finance
3 6 (4.20%) Banking
4 3 (2.10%) Automotive
5 2 (1.40%) Military
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Local Government
6 1 (0.70%) French Language
6 1 (0.70%) German Language
6 1 (0.70%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (25.17%) Analyst
2 32 (22.38%) Network Engineer
3 18 (12.59%) Support Analyst
4 16 (11.19%) Service Analyst
4 16 (11.19%) Service Desk Analyst
5 15 (10.49%) Architect
6 14 (9.79%) 1st Line Support
7 11 (7.69%) Project Manager
7 11 (7.69%) Consultant
8 10 (6.99%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.99%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (5.59%) Desktop Support
9 8 (5.59%) Server Support
9 8 (5.59%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (5.59%) Network Support
10 7 (4.90%) Implementation Manager
10 7 (4.90%) Server Support Analyst
10 7 (4.90%) Server Analyst
10 7 (4.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (4.20%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.99%) CSS
2 1 (0.70%) SOAP
2 1 (0.70%) JMS
2 1 (0.70%) VXML
2 1 (0.70%) LAMP
2 1 (0.70%) XMPP
2 1 (0.70%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.39%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.59%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (5.59%) Public Cloud
3 7 (4.90%) PDA
4 6 (4.20%) PKI
5 3 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.40%) e-Health
7 1 (0.70%) NHS
7 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.70%) Handset
7 1 (0.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 53 (37.06%) Windows
2 24 (16.78%) Windows XP
3 21 (14.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (11.89%) Windows 7
5 16 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.90%) Windows 2000 Server
8 6 (4.20%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.20%) Linux
9 4 (2.80%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.10%) UNIX
11 1 (0.70%) Debian
11 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.70%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (25.17%) ITIL
2 24 (16.78%) Migration
3 17 (11.89%) Network Design
4 12 (8.39%) PRINCE2
5 9 (6.29%) Service Delivery
5 9 (6.29%) WAN Optimisation
6 8 (5.59%) Change Control
7 7 (4.90%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (4.90%) Incident Management
7 7 (4.90%) Project Management
7 7 (4.90%) Service Management
7 7 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (3.50%) Load Balancing
8 5 (3.50%) Network Management
8 5 (3.50%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (3.50%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (2.80%) Change Management
9 4 (2.80%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (2.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.70%) C
1 1 (0.70%) Perl
1 1 (0.70%) PHP
1 1 (0.70%) SQL
1 1 (0.70%) Python
1 1 (0.70%) Ruby
1 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 43 (30.07%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (25.17%) CCNP
3 25 (17.48%) CCNA
4 21 (14.69%) Security Cleared
5 15 (10.49%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.20%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.80%) CCIE
8 3 (2.10%) ISEB
8 3 (2.10%) MCSE
8 3 (2.10%) BC Cleared
8 3 (2.10%) MCITP
8 3 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.40%) CCSE
9 2 (1.40%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.40%) CCIP
9 2 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.70%) RHCE
10 1 (0.70%) PMP
10 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.80%) SLA
2 3 (2.10%) QA
3 2 (1.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (35.66%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.49%) Hyper-V
3 12 (8.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.80%) ProxySG
4 4 (2.80%) XenApp
5 3 (2.10%) vSphere
6 2 (1.40%) MetaFrame
6 2 (1.40%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.70%) Samba
7 1 (0.70%) KVM
7 1 (0.70%) iptables
Systems Management
1 8 (5.59%) CiscoWorks
1 8 (5.59%) SCOM
1 8 (5.59%) SCOrch
2 6 (4.20%) SCCM
3 2 (1.40%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.40%) DameWare
3 2 (1.40%) Puppet
3 2 (1.40%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.70%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.70%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 55 (38.46%) Cisco
2 39 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 24 (16.78%) CheckPoint
4 19 (13.29%) HP
4 19 (13.29%) F5
5 16 (11.19%) Juniper
6 14 (9.79%) Blue Coat
7 13 (9.09%) VMware
7 13 (9.09%) Citrix
8 10 (6.99%) McAfee
9 9 (6.29%) Fortinet
10 8 (5.59%) SolarWinds
11 7 (4.90%) IBM
11 7 (4.90%) BMC
12 6 (4.20%) Remedy
13 5 (3.50%) BT
14 3 (2.10%) Aerohive Networks
15 2 (1.40%) Cramer
15 2 (1.40%) AppSense
15 2 (1.40%) Brocade
West Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £20 - £25 Per Hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Burton-On-Trent
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago