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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 74 66 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.10% 2.75% 3.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.21% 18.13% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 38 29
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +16.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £156 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £467 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 6
Average hourly rate £18.75 £12.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £9.90 £14.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £27.50 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -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
272 364 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.38% 15.14% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 174 131
Average daily rate £320 £313 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £155 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 34
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 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 28 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 -3 24 £320 -7.24% 3
Worcestershire - 11 £409 - 3
Staffordshire - 9 £200 - 2
Warwickshire +4 8 £376 +25.33% 2
Shropshire -8 8 £310 +41.71% 1
Coventry +6 3 £500 - 1
Solihull -2 2 £300 -
Wolverhampton -2 1 £275 -21.42% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 119 (79.33%) LAN
2 70 (46.67%) Cisco
3 57 (38.00%) Firewall
4 55 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
5 46 (30.67%) CCNP
6 41 (27.33%) Active Directory
7 40 (26.67%) Windows
8 33 (22.00%) Microsoft
9 29 (19.33%) CCNA
9 29 (19.33%) MPLS
10 28 (18.67%) CheckPoint
10 28 (18.67%) VoIP
10 28 (18.67%) Cisco ASA
11 26 (17.33%) Juniper
12 25 (16.67%) ITIL
13 24 (16.00%) Security Cleared
13 24 (16.00%) F5
14 22 (14.67%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (14.00%) Network Design
15 21 (14.00%) PRINCE2
15 21 (14.00%) VPN
15 21 (14.00%) OSPF
16 18 (12.00%) Data Centre
17 17 (11.33%) Internet
17 17 (11.33%) Migration
17 17 (11.33%) HP
18 16 (10.67%) CSS
18 16 (10.67%) WLAN
19 15 (10.00%) McAfee
19 15 (10.00%) Windows XP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 10 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.67%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (10.00%) MS Office
2 14 (9.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.67%) MS Project
4 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (5.33%) Office 365
3 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 119 (79.33%) LAN
2 57 (38.00%) Firewall
3 29 (19.33%) MPLS
4 28 (18.67%) VoIP
4 28 (18.67%) Cisco ASA
5 22 (14.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 21 (14.00%) VPN
6 21 (14.00%) OSPF
7 17 (11.33%) Internet
8 16 (10.67%) WLAN
9 15 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 14 (9.33%) BGP
11 13 (8.67%) BIG-IP
11 13 (8.67%) TCP/IP
11 13 (8.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 12 (8.00%) DMVPN
13 10 (6.67%) DNS
13 10 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (5.33%) Intranet
14 8 (5.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (7.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.67%) Finance
2 4 (2.67%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.67%) Local Government
3 3 (2.00%) Automotive
4 2 (1.33%) Military
5 1 (0.67%) Banking
5 1 (0.67%) French Language
5 1 (0.67%) German Language
5 1 (0.67%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (25.33%) Network Engineer
2 19 (12.67%) Analyst
3 16 (10.67%) Architect
4 15 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 13 (8.67%) Consultant
6 11 (7.33%) Support Engineer
7 10 (6.67%) Service Analyst
7 10 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (6.67%) Network Support
8 9 (6.00%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (5.33%) Network Consultant
10 7 (4.67%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (4.67%) Network Support Engineer
11 6 (4.00%) Implementation Manager
11 6 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (4.00%) Network Analyst
11 6 (4.00%) Support Analyst
12 5 (3.33%) Infrastructure Manager
12 5 (3.33%) Security Engineer
12 5 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.67%) CSS
2 11 (7.33%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.33%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.67%) VXML
4 1 (0.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.00%) Blackberry
3 8 (5.33%) Public Cloud
4 7 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.00%) PKI
7 2 (1.33%) PDA
7 2 (1.33%) NHS
7 2 (1.33%) Handset
8 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.67%) Statistics
8 1 (0.67%) SCADA
8 1 (0.67%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 40 (26.67%) Windows
2 15 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 14 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (9.33%) Windows 7
4 12 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.67%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.67%) Linux
8 3 (2.00%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.00%) UNIX
9 2 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.67%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.67%) ITIL
2 21 (14.00%) PRINCE2
2 21 (14.00%) Network Design
3 17 (11.33%) Migration
4 14 (9.33%) WAN Optimisation
5 10 (6.67%) Project Management
5 10 (6.67%) Service Management
6 9 (6.00%) Service Delivery
6 9 (6.00%) Change Control
7 7 (4.67%) Incident Management
7 7 (4.67%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (4.00%) Patch Management
8 6 (4.00%) Load Balancing
9 5 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (3.33%) Information Security
9 5 (3.33%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.67%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.67%) Risk Management
10 4 (2.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (36.67%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (30.67%) CCNP
3 29 (19.33%) CCNA
4 24 (16.00%) Security Cleared
5 15 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.33%) CCIE
7 4 (2.67%) CCDP
7 4 (2.67%) ISEB
7 4 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (2.67%) CCSE
8 3 (2.00%) Degree
8 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.00%) CCSA
9 2 (1.33%) CCVP
9 2 (1.33%) MCSE
9 2 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.33%) MCITP
9 2 (1.33%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.67%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.67%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.33%) SLA
2 3 (2.00%) QA
3 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (27.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.67%) XenApp
5 2 (1.33%) MetaFrame
5 2 (1.33%) Firmware
5 2 (1.33%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.33%) CiscoWorks
2 6 (4.00%) SCCM
3 5 (3.33%) SCVMM
4 4 (2.67%) SCOrch
4 4 (2.67%) SCOM
5 2 (1.33%) DameWare
5 2 (1.33%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 70 (46.67%) Cisco
2 33 (22.00%) Microsoft
3 28 (18.67%) CheckPoint
4 26 (17.33%) Juniper
5 24 (16.00%) F5
6 17 (11.33%) HP
7 15 (10.00%) Citrix
7 15 (10.00%) McAfee
7 15 (10.00%) Blue Coat
8 14 (9.33%) Fortinet
9 11 (7.33%) SolarWinds
9 11 (7.33%) VMware
9 11 (7.33%) IBM
9 11 (7.33%) BMC
10 6 (4.00%) Remedy
11 5 (3.33%) BT
11 5 (3.33%) Aerohive Networks
12 3 (2.00%) Brocade
13 2 (1.33%) Huawei
13 2 (1.33%) Cramer
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