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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 49 55 44
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 75 62 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.24% 2.65% 3.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.41% 18.67% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 31 32
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£320 £340 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +20.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £169 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 6
Average hourly rate £21.00 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -2.77%
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
284 332 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.27% 14.19% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 153 126
Average daily rate £320 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £164 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 40
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £26.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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 July 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
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 July 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 +8 29 £323 -7.85% 6
Shropshire -4 12 £311 +42.28% 1
Staffordshire - 9 £238 - 4
Warwickshire -4 5 £350 -12.50% 2
Worcestershire - 5 £490 - 3
Coventry +7 2 £308 - 4
Solihull -5 2 £300 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £200 - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 120 (81.08%) LAN
2 66 (44.59%) Cisco
3 58 (39.19%) Firewall
4 53 (35.81%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (32.43%) Windows
6 45 (30.41%) CCNP
7 44 (29.73%) Active Directory
8 32 (21.62%) Microsoft
9 29 (19.59%) ITIL
9 29 (19.59%) CheckPoint
10 28 (18.92%) MPLS
10 28 (18.92%) CCNA
11 26 (17.57%) VoIP
11 26 (17.57%) Cisco ASA
11 26 (17.57%) F5
12 25 (16.89%) Security Cleared
12 25 (16.89%) Juniper
13 21 (14.19%) OSPF
13 21 (14.19%) Cisco Nexus
14 20 (13.51%) VPN
14 20 (13.51%) Windows XP
14 20 (13.51%) Network Design
15 19 (12.84%) Migration
16 18 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (12.16%) PRINCE2
16 18 (12.16%) Data Centre
17 17 (11.49%) MS Office
17 17 (11.49%) HP
17 17 (11.49%) Windows 7
18 16 (10.81%) SC Cleared

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (6.08%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.68%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (11.49%) MS Office
2 15 (10.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.70%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.08%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (4.73%) Office 365
3 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 120 (81.08%) LAN
2 58 (39.19%) Firewall
3 28 (18.92%) MPLS
4 26 (17.57%) VoIP
4 26 (17.57%) Cisco ASA
5 21 (14.19%) Cisco Nexus
5 21 (14.19%) OSPF
6 20 (13.51%) VPN
7 15 (10.14%) DNS
7 15 (10.14%) WLAN
7 15 (10.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 14 (9.46%) BGP
9 13 (8.78%) BIG-IP
9 13 (8.78%) TCP/IP
9 13 (8.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 11 (7.43%) DMVPN
10 11 (7.43%) DHCP
11 10 (6.76%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (6.08%) Internet
13 8 (5.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.76%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (9.46%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.38%) Finance
3 4 (2.70%) Automotive
3 4 (2.70%) Local Government
4 2 (1.35%) Military
5 1 (0.68%) Banking
5 1 (0.68%) French Language
5 1 (0.68%) German Language
5 1 (0.68%) Polish Language
5 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (23.65%) Network Engineer
2 26 (17.57%) Analyst
3 17 (11.49%) Architect
4 14 (9.46%) Project Manager
5 13 (8.78%) Support Engineer
6 12 (8.11%) Service Analyst
6 12 (8.11%) Service Desk Analyst
7 11 (7.43%) Support Analyst
7 11 (7.43%) Consultant
8 10 (6.76%) Network Support
9 9 (6.08%) Infrastructure Architect
9 9 (6.08%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (5.41%) Network Support Engineer
11 7 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (4.73%) Desktop Support
11 7 (4.73%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (4.05%) Network Analyst
12 6 (4.05%) Implementation Manager
13 5 (3.38%) Network Consultant
13 5 (3.38%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.46%) CSS
2 2 (1.35%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.68%) VXML
3 1 (0.68%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.16%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.08%) Blackberry
3 8 (5.41%) Public Cloud
4 7 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.38%) PKI
7 4 (2.70%) PDA
8 2 (1.35%) Handset
8 2 (1.35%) NHS
9 1 (0.68%) e-Health
9 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.68%) SCADA
9 1 (0.68%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 48 (32.43%) Windows
2 20 (13.51%) Windows XP
3 18 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (11.49%) Windows 7
5 15 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (4.73%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.70%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (2.70%) Linux
9 3 (2.03%) UNIX
10 1 (0.68%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.59%) ITIL
2 20 (13.51%) Network Design
3 19 (12.84%) Migration
4 18 (12.16%) PRINCE2
5 13 (8.78%) WAN Optimisation
6 11 (7.43%) Patch Management
7 10 (6.76%) Project Management
7 10 (6.76%) Service Management
8 8 (5.41%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.41%) Change Control
9 7 (4.73%) Incident Management
9 7 (4.73%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (4.05%) Load Balancing
10 6 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (3.38%) Network Management
11 5 (3.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (3.38%) Change Management
11 5 (3.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (3.38%) Information Security
11 5 (3.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.68%) C
2 1 (0.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (35.81%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (30.41%) CCNP
3 28 (18.92%) CCNA
4 25 (16.89%) Security Cleared
5 16 (10.81%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.38%) CCIE
7 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.70%) ISEB
7 4 (2.70%) CCSE
7 4 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (2.03%) MCITP
8 3 (2.03%) Degree
8 3 (2.03%) MCSE
8 3 (2.03%) CCSA
8 3 (2.03%) CCDP
9 2 (1.35%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.68%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.68%) HP ASE
10 1 (0.68%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.38%) SLA
2 3 (2.03%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.43%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.70%) XenApp
5 2 (1.35%) vSphere
5 2 (1.35%) MetaFrame
5 2 (1.35%) Firmware
5 2 (1.35%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.35%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.35%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (6.76%) CiscoWorks
2 7 (4.73%) SCCM
2 7 (4.73%) SCOM
2 7 (4.73%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.35%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.35%) DameWare
4 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.68%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 66 (44.59%) Cisco
2 32 (21.62%) Microsoft
3 29 (19.59%) CheckPoint
4 26 (17.57%) F5
5 25 (16.89%) Juniper
6 17 (11.49%) HP
7 16 (10.81%) Blue Coat
8 15 (10.14%) Citrix
9 14 (9.46%) McAfee
10 13 (8.78%) VMware
10 13 (8.78%) Fortinet
11 10 (6.76%) IBM
11 10 (6.76%) BMC
11 10 (6.76%) SolarWinds
12 5 (3.38%) Aerohive Networks
12 5 (3.38%) BT
12 5 (3.38%) Remedy
13 3 (2.03%) Brocade
14 2 (1.35%) Huawei
14 2 (1.35%) Cramer
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