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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 52 49 45
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 103 81 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.21% 3.20% 3.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.59% 26.82% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 34 57
Median daily rate £325 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £212 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -17.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.50%
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
477 302 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.87% 11.95% 17.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 148 227
Median daily rate £388 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 36 27
Median hourly rate £39.20 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.57% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.35 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
Birmingham +8 33 £400 +31.14% 13
Solihull +1 26 £300 - 3
Shropshire -15 14 £463 +54.16% 4
Herefordshire - 8 £325 - 1
Warwickshire -2 6 £325 -1.51% 1
Coventry -12 4 - -
Staffordshire -4 3 £364 +42.64% 2
Worcestershire -9 1 £300 -5.51% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WAN.

1 159 (81.54%) LAN
2 99 (50.77%) Cisco
3 73 (37.44%) Firewall
4 72 (36.92%) Cisco Certification
5 63 (32.31%) Windows
6 62 (31.79%) CCNP
7 60 (30.77%) Data Centre
8 48 (24.62%) Security Cleared
9 42 (21.54%) Juniper
10 39 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 39 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 37 (18.97%) ITIL
12 35 (17.95%) VPN
13 34 (17.44%) CheckPoint
13 34 (17.44%) Cisco ASA
13 34 (17.44%) Windows Server
14 33 (16.92%) CCNA
14 33 (16.92%) VoIP
15 31 (15.90%) Wireless
15 31 (15.90%) VMware
16 26 (13.33%) Finance
17 24 (12.31%) OSPF
18 23 (11.79%) Telecoms
18 23 (11.79%) VLAN
18 23 (11.79%) Windows Server 2008
19 21 (10.77%) Project Management
19 21 (10.77%) TCP/IP
19 21 (10.77%) Active Directory
20 19 (9.74%) SQL Server
20 19 (9.74%) Network Security

WAN
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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.15%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.10%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (3.59%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.03%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.51%) Quickr
7 1 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (6.15%) MS Visio
2 11 (5.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (4.62%) MS Project
4 5 (2.56%) MS Excel
5 4 (2.05%) MS Office
6 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.54%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (3.08%) Office 365
2 4 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.03%) IaaS
3 2 (1.03%) PaaS
3 2 (1.03%) SaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 159 (81.54%) LAN
2 73 (37.44%) Firewall
3 35 (17.95%) VPN
4 34 (17.44%) Cisco ASA
5 33 (16.92%) VoIP
6 31 (15.90%) Wireless
7 24 (12.31%) OSPF
8 23 (11.79%) VLAN
9 21 (10.77%) TCP/IP
10 19 (9.74%) Network Security
11 18 (9.23%) BGP
12 17 (8.72%) WLAN
13 15 (7.69%) SAN
14 13 (6.67%) IPv4
14 13 (6.67%) MPLS
15 12 (6.15%) EIGRP
15 12 (6.15%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (4.62%) Cisco Nexus
17 8 (4.10%) Internet
17 8 (4.10%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.54%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (1.03%) NonStop SQL
General
1 26 (13.33%) Finance
2 23 (11.79%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.10%) German Language
4 7 (3.59%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.56%) Military
6 4 (2.05%) Banking
7 3 (1.54%) Automotive
7 3 (1.54%) Billing
7 3 (1.54%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.03%) Back Office
8 2 (1.03%) Retail
9 1 (0.51%) Advertising
9 1 (0.51%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.51%) Law
9 1 (0.51%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (22.56%) Network Engineer
2 36 (18.46%) Architect
3 21 (10.77%) Analyst
3 21 (10.77%) Cisco Engineer
3 21 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (10.77%) Network Architect
4 20 (10.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 17 (8.72%) Support Engineer
6 11 (5.64%) Project Manager
7 10 (5.13%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (4.10%) Consultant
8 8 (4.10%) Lead Architect
8 8 (4.10%) Network Support
8 8 (4.10%) Network Support Engineer
9 7 (3.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (3.59%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 7 (3.59%) Service Analyst
9 7 (3.59%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (3.59%) Telecoms Architect
10 6 (3.08%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.54%) 802.1X
1 3 (1.54%) HTML
1 3 (1.54%) XML
2 2 (1.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 60 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.08%) Handset
3 6 (3.08%) IVR
4 5 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.05%) Statistics
6 3 (1.54%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (1.54%) PMI
6 3 (1.54%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.03%) CESG
7 2 (1.03%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (1.03%) Clustering
7 2 (1.03%) Replication
8 1 (0.51%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.51%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.51%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.51%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 63 (32.31%) Windows
2 34 (17.44%) Windows Server
3 23 (11.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (8.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (7.18%) Linux
7 10 (5.13%) Windows 8
8 9 (4.62%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.56%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.54%) Unix
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.97%) ITIL
2 21 (10.77%) Project Management
3 18 (9.23%) Presales
4 14 (7.18%) Migration
4 14 (7.18%) Service Management
5 13 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
6 11 (5.64%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (5.64%) Change Management
6 11 (5.64%) Customer Engagement
6 11 (5.64%) PRINCE2
7 10 (5.13%) Network Design
8 8 (4.10%) Service Delivery
8 8 (4.10%) Validation
9 7 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (3.59%) ITIL V3
9 7 (3.59%) Network Management
10 6 (3.08%) SIEM
11 5 (2.56%) Change Control
11 5 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (2.56%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.56%) SQL
2 3 (1.54%) Java
2 3 (1.54%) VB
3 2 (1.03%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.03%) Python
3 2 (1.03%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.03%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 72 (36.92%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (31.79%) CCNP
3 48 (24.62%) Security Cleared
4 39 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 33 (16.92%) CCNA
6 17 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (7.69%) CCIE
8 14 (7.18%) MCSA
9 11 (5.64%) CCDP
10 9 (4.62%) MCSE
10 9 (4.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (3.08%) CCDA
11 6 (3.08%) Degree
11 6 (3.08%) DV Cleared
12 5 (2.56%) ISEB
13 4 (2.05%) CLAS
13 4 (2.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (2.05%) PMI Certification
14 3 (1.54%) CISSP
14 3 (1.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.13%) SLA
2 3 (1.54%) QA
3 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) JSP 440
System Software
1 21 (10.77%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.64%) vSphere
4 9 (4.62%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (3.08%) FortiGate
1 6 (3.08%) NetBackup
1 6 (3.08%) SCCM
2 3 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.51%) Cacti
3 1 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.51%) Nagios
3 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.51%) Puppet
3 1 (0.51%) SmokePing
3 1 (0.51%) Terraform
Vendors
1 99 (50.77%) Cisco
2 42 (21.54%) Juniper
3 39 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 34 (17.44%) CheckPoint
5 31 (15.90%) VMware
6 17 (8.72%) Avaya
7 15 (7.69%) IBM
8 13 (6.67%) Brocade
9 11 (5.64%) Fortinet
10 10 (5.13%) F5
11 9 (4.62%) Palo Alto
12 8 (4.10%) Aruba
12 8 (4.10%) HP
12 8 (4.10%) Intel Security
12 8 (4.10%) Meraki
12 8 (4.10%) TOWER Software
13 7 (3.59%) BT
13 7 (3.59%) Citrix
13 7 (3.59%) Remedy
13 7 (3.59%) Symantec
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