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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 57 78 57
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -21
Contract jobs citing WAN 69 38 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.88% 1.58% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.30% 14.34% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 27
Median daily rate £331 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £400 £347
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 13
Median hourly rate £13.63 £19.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.28% -26.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -9.09%

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
324 265 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.53% 11.00% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 130 144
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £155 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 41
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +13 22 £300 -20.00% 10
Solihull +8 20 £265 - 1
Shropshire +28 13 £395 +31.66% 5
Worcestershire +3 3 £130 -56.30% 2
Staffordshire +1 3 £500 +11.73%
Warwickshire 0 2 £250 - 3
Coventry -22 2 £525 +250.00% 1
Herefordshire - 2 £288 - 4
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 132 (88.59%) LAN
2 82 (55.03%) Cisco
3 57 (38.26%) Firewall
4 55 (36.91%) Security Cleared
5 54 (36.24%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (32.21%) SC Cleared
7 45 (30.20%) Data Centre
8 42 (28.19%) Juniper
9 36 (24.16%) CCNP
10 35 (23.49%) CCNA
11 32 (21.48%) Telecoms
11 32 (21.48%) VPN
12 30 (20.13%) CheckPoint
13 27 (18.12%) Windows
14 25 (16.78%) Microsoft
15 24 (16.11%) OSPF
15 24 (16.11%) Presales
16 23 (15.44%) VoIP
17 20 (13.42%) IBM
17 20 (13.42%) Network Security
18 19 (12.75%) DNS
19 18 (12.08%) BT
19 18 (12.08%) Cisco ASA
19 18 (12.08%) Customer Engagement
20 17 (11.41%) TOWER Software
20 17 (11.41%) Wireless
20 17 (11.41%) Network Design
20 17 (11.41%) BGP
20 17 (11.41%) Active Directory
21 16 (10.74%) TCP/IP

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 4 (2.68%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.01%) IIS
2 3 (2.01%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.34%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.34%) SAS
3 2 (1.34%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.67%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.67%) Quickr
Applications
1 5 (3.36%) MS Office
2 2 (1.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.34%) MS Project
2 2 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.37%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.37%) Office 365
3 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 132 (88.59%) LAN
2 57 (38.26%) Firewall
3 32 (21.48%) VPN
4 24 (16.11%) OSPF
5 23 (15.44%) VoIP
6 20 (13.42%) Network Security
7 19 (12.75%) DNS
8 18 (12.08%) Cisco ASA
9 17 (11.41%) BGP
9 17 (11.41%) Wireless
10 16 (10.74%) TCP/IP
11 14 (9.40%) MPLS
12 13 (8.72%) WLAN
13 12 (8.05%) PSTN
14 11 (7.38%) ADSL
14 11 (7.38%) DWDM
14 11 (7.38%) GSM
14 11 (7.38%) SDH
14 11 (7.38%) VLAN
14 11 (7.38%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.01%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.67%) Big Data
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (21.48%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.37%) Finance
3 2 (1.34%) Advertising
3 2 (1.34%) Electronics
3 2 (1.34%) German Language
4 1 (0.67%) Banking
4 1 (0.67%) Local Government
4 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (30.87%) Network Engineer
2 33 (22.15%) Architect
3 18 (12.08%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (12.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 15 (10.07%) Analyst
4 15 (10.07%) Lead Architect
4 15 (10.07%) Network Architect
4 15 (10.07%) Telecoms Architect
5 12 (8.05%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.71%) Network Support
6 10 (6.71%) Network Support Engineer
7 9 (6.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 9 (6.04%) Security Analyst
8 8 (5.37%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (4.03%) Designer
9 6 (4.03%) Network Manager
10 5 (3.36%) Network Designer
11 4 (2.68%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 4 (2.68%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.36%) CSS
2 2 (1.34%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.67%) Web Services
3 1 (0.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (30.20%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.68%) PMI
3 3 (2.01%) Clustering
3 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.01%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.34%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.67%) CCTV
5 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.67%) FMCG
5 1 (0.67%) PKI
5 1 (0.67%) Replication
5 1 (0.67%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.12%) Windows
2 13 (8.72%) Windows Server
3 7 (4.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (3.36%) Linux
4 5 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.01%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.34%) Unix
7 2 (1.34%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.34%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.11%) Presales
2 18 (12.08%) Customer Engagement
3 17 (11.41%) Network Design
4 14 (9.40%) Network Monitoring
5 12 (8.05%) ITIL
5 12 (8.05%) Network Management
6 11 (7.38%) Migration
7 10 (6.71%) Cybersecurity
7 10 (6.71%) SIEM
8 8 (5.37%) PRINCE2
9 7 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (4.70%) Load Balancing
9 7 (4.70%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.03%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.03%) Process Improvement
10 6 (4.03%) Project Management
10 6 (4.03%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.36%) Change Management
11 5 (3.36%) Quality Management
11 5 (3.36%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.01%) SQL
2 1 (0.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (36.91%) Security Cleared
2 54 (36.24%) Cisco Certification
3 48 (32.21%) SC Cleared
4 36 (24.16%) CCNP
5 35 (23.49%) CCNA
6 13 (8.72%) CCDP
7 9 (6.04%) CCDA
8 6 (4.03%) CCIE
9 5 (3.36%) CCVP
10 4 (2.68%) PMI Certification
11 3 (2.01%) ISEB
11 3 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (1.34%) Degree
12 2 (1.34%) MCP
12 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.67%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.67%) MCSA
13 1 (0.67%) MCSE
13 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 17 (11.41%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.03%) Hyper-V
2 6 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (1.34%) vSphere
4 1 (0.67%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.67%) XenApp
4 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (2.68%) SCCM
2 3 (2.01%) SCOM
3 1 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.67%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.67%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 82 (55.03%) Cisco
2 42 (28.19%) Juniper
3 30 (20.13%) CheckPoint
4 25 (16.78%) Microsoft
5 20 (13.42%) IBM
6 18 (12.08%) BT
7 17 (11.41%) TOWER Software
8 16 (10.74%) F5
9 15 (10.07%) Capita
9 15 (10.07%) VMware
10 13 (8.72%) Intel Security
11 9 (6.04%) Remedy
12 8 (5.37%) Aruba
12 8 (5.37%) Blue Coat
12 8 (5.37%) Fortinet
13 6 (4.03%) Brocade
14 5 (3.36%) Avaya
14 5 (3.36%) Citrix
14 5 (3.36%) Nokia
14 5 (3.36%) Oracle
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £170 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £365.00 - £385 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £372.00 - £418.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago