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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 50 50 59
Rank change year-on-year
0 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 103 72 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.28% 3.02% 2.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.20% 27.07% 17.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 42 36
Median daily rate £325 £320 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £178 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £498 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.70% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.66% +56.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.63% -1.42%
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
464 266 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.79% 11.16% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 144 167
Median daily rate £350 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £466 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 31
Median hourly rate £36.25 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 47 £350 +9.37% 6
Solihull +2 16 £285 -5.00% 2
Warwickshire -4 10 £425 +13.03% 2
Herefordshire - 8 £325 -
Staffordshire -5 5 £398 +98.75% 3
Coventry -14 4 - -
Shropshire -35 4 £350 +12.74% 1
Wolverhampton +1 1 - -
Worcestershire -11 1 £300 -35.82% 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 140 (80.92%) LAN
2 88 (50.87%) Cisco
3 68 (39.31%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (35.26%) Firewall
5 60 (34.68%) CCNP
6 59 (34.10%) Windows
7 48 (27.75%) Security Cleared
8 47 (27.17%) Juniper
9 46 (26.59%) Data Centre
10 40 (23.12%) ITIL
11 36 (20.81%) SC Cleared
11 36 (20.81%) Windows Server
12 35 (20.23%) Cisco ASA
13 33 (19.08%) VPN
14 29 (16.76%) Microsoft
15 28 (16.18%) Wireless
15 28 (16.18%) VMware
16 27 (15.61%) BGP
17 24 (13.87%) CheckPoint
18 23 (13.29%) Finance
19 22 (12.72%) VoIP
19 22 (12.72%) Windows Server 2008
20 21 (12.14%) Windows Server 2012
20 21 (12.14%) Migration
21 20 (11.56%) CCNA
21 20 (11.56%) CCDP
21 20 (11.56%) Active Directory
22 19 (10.98%) SQL Server
23 18 (10.40%) Project Management
23 18 (10.40%) Telecoms

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 12 (6.94%) MS Exchange
1 12 (6.94%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (4.05%) Skype for Business
3 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.16%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.58%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (6.94%) MS Visio
2 11 (6.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (4.62%) MS Project
4 4 (2.31%) MS Excel
5 2 (1.16%) MS Office
6 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.73%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.73%) Office 365
3 2 (1.16%) IaaS
3 2 (1.16%) PaaS
3 2 (1.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 140 (80.92%) LAN
2 61 (35.26%) Firewall
3 35 (20.23%) Cisco ASA
4 33 (19.08%) VPN
5 28 (16.18%) Wireless
6 27 (15.61%) BGP
7 22 (12.72%) VoIP
8 17 (9.83%) VLAN
9 15 (8.67%) MPLS
9 15 (8.67%) TCP/IP
10 14 (8.09%) OSPF
10 14 (8.09%) SAN
11 13 (7.51%) Network Security
11 13 (7.51%) Structured Cabling
11 13 (7.51%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (6.94%) EIGRP
13 11 (6.36%) IPv4
14 10 (5.78%) WLAN
15 9 (5.20%) DHCP
15 9 (5.20%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.16%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.58%) Travis CI
General
1 23 (13.29%) Finance
2 18 (10.40%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.20%) German Language
4 8 (4.62%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.47%) Military
6 4 (2.31%) Billing
7 3 (1.73%) Automotive
7 3 (1.73%) Banking
7 3 (1.73%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.16%) Back Office
8 2 (1.16%) Retail
9 1 (0.58%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.58%) Law
9 1 (0.58%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 40 (23.12%) Network Engineer
2 23 (13.29%) Architect
3 21 (12.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (10.40%) Analyst
5 17 (9.83%) Cisco Engineer
6 16 (9.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 13 (7.51%) Network Architect
7 13 (7.51%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.36%) Designer
8 11 (6.36%) Network Designer
9 9 (5.20%) Project Manager
9 9 (5.20%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 8 (4.62%) Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (4.05%) Design Engineer
12 6 (3.47%) Business Analyst
12 6 (3.47%) Consultant
12 6 (3.47%) Firewall Engineer
12 6 (3.47%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.47%) Technical Engineer
12 6 (3.47%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.73%) 802.1X
1 3 (1.73%) HTML
1 3 (1.73%) XML
2 2 (1.16%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (26.59%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.47%) Handset
3 6 (3.47%) IVR
4 4 (2.31%) Statistics
5 3 (1.73%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.16%) CESG
6 2 (1.16%) CESG CLAS
6 2 (1.16%) PKI
6 2 (1.16%) Replication
7 1 (0.58%) Clustering
7 1 (0.58%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.58%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.58%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.58%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 59 (34.10%) Windows
2 36 (20.81%) Windows Server
3 22 (12.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (12.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (8.67%) Linux
6 13 (7.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (5.20%) Ubuntu
7 9 (5.20%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.73%) Unix
9 2 (1.16%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.58%) CentOS
10 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.12%) ITIL
2 21 (12.14%) Migration
3 18 (10.40%) Project Management
4 16 (9.25%) Service Management
5 10 (5.78%) ITIL V3
6 9 (5.20%) Change Management
6 9 (5.20%) Network Design
6 9 (5.20%) Presales
6 9 (5.20%) PRINCE2
6 9 (5.20%) Validation
7 7 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (4.05%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.47%) Customer Engagement
8 6 (3.47%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (3.47%) Load Balancing
9 5 (2.89%) Change Control
9 5 (2.89%) Logistics
9 5 (2.89%) Problem Management
9 5 (2.89%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (2.89%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.89%) SQL
2 3 (1.73%) Java
2 3 (1.73%) Python
2 3 (1.73%) VB
3 2 (1.16%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.16%) Tcl
4 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 68 (39.31%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (34.68%) CCNP
3 48 (27.75%) Security Cleared
4 36 (20.81%) SC Cleared
5 20 (11.56%) CCDP
5 20 (11.56%) CCNA
6 17 (9.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (8.09%) CCIE
7 14 (8.09%) MCSA
8 12 (6.94%) JNCIA
9 9 (5.20%) MCSE
9 9 (5.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (4.62%) CCDA
11 7 (4.05%) Degree
12 6 (3.47%) DV Cleared
13 4 (2.31%) CLAS
14 3 (1.73%) CISSP
14 3 (1.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (1.16%) ISEB
15 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.05%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.16%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) JSP 440
System Software
1 20 (11.56%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.36%) vSphere
4 10 (5.78%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (4.05%) NetBackup
2 6 (3.47%) FortiGate
3 3 (1.73%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.73%) SCCM
4 2 (1.16%) Puppet
4 2 (1.16%) SCOM
4 2 (1.16%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.58%) Ansible
5 1 (0.58%) Cacti
5 1 (0.58%) Nagios
5 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.58%) SmokePing
5 1 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 88 (50.87%) Cisco
2 47 (27.17%) Juniper
3 29 (16.76%) Microsoft
4 28 (16.18%) VMware
5 24 (13.87%) CheckPoint
6 17 (9.83%) Avaya
7 14 (8.09%) Brocade
8 13 (7.51%) HP
9 12 (6.94%) Fortinet
10 10 (5.78%) F5
11 9 (5.20%) IBM
11 9 (5.20%) Palo Alto
12 7 (4.05%) Aruba
12 7 (4.05%) Citrix
12 7 (4.05%) Meraki
12 7 (4.05%) Symantec
13 6 (3.47%) Intel Security
13 6 (3.47%) Siemens
14 5 (2.89%) Fujitsu
14 5 (2.89%) SAP
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