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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 58 49 67
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Contract jobs citing WAN 93 78 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.12% 3.30% 2.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.54% 23.01% 17.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 42 28
Median daily rate £344 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £178 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £486 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 10
Median hourly rate £21.25 £21.00 £11.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +80.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.20 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +28.57%
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
395 339 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.23% 14.36% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 189 147
Median daily rate £358 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 35
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.21 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +11 49 £334 -1.11% 14
Warwickshire -1 10 £450 +28.57% 1
Shropshire -38 7 £110 -64.65% 3
Coventry -5 5 £285 -7.31% 1
Staffordshire +2 4 £398 +44.54% 5
Solihull -16 4 £270 -10.00% 1
Wolverhampton -1 1 - -
Worcestershire -12 1 - - 2
Herefordshire - 1 £375 - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 124 (85.52%) LAN
2 61 (42.07%) Cisco
3 52 (35.86%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (33.79%) Firewall
5 45 (31.03%) CCNP
6 43 (29.66%) Windows
7 35 (24.14%) Juniper
8 33 (22.76%) Security Cleared
9 31 (21.38%) ITIL
10 29 (20.00%) BGP
10 29 (20.00%) Data Centre
11 28 (19.31%) VPN
12 27 (18.62%) Windows Server
13 25 (17.24%) SC Cleared
14 23 (15.86%) Migration
15 21 (14.48%) Finance
15 21 (14.48%) VMware
15 21 (14.48%) CheckPoint
15 21 (14.48%) Wireless
16 20 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
17 19 (13.10%) Microsoft
17 19 (13.10%) CCDP
17 19 (13.10%) VoIP
18 18 (12.41%) Active Directory
19 17 (11.72%) Avaya
20 16 (11.03%) TCP/IP
20 16 (11.03%) Service Management
20 16 (11.03%) MPLS
20 16 (11.03%) Project Management
20 16 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008

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 7 (4.83%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.38%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.69%) IIS
5 1 (0.69%) JBoss
Applications
1 12 (8.28%) MS Visio
2 11 (7.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (5.52%) MS Project
4 4 (2.76%) MS Excel
5 2 (1.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.76%) Office 365
3 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.38%) IaaS
4 2 (1.38%) PaaS
5 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 124 (85.52%) LAN
2 49 (33.79%) Firewall
3 29 (20.00%) BGP
4 28 (19.31%) VPN
5 21 (14.48%) Wireless
6 20 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (13.10%) VoIP
8 16 (11.03%) MPLS
8 16 (11.03%) TCP/IP
9 15 (10.34%) Structured Cabling
10 14 (9.66%) OSPF
11 13 (8.97%) Network Security
11 13 (8.97%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (7.59%) EIGRP
12 11 (7.59%) VLAN
13 10 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (6.90%) DHCP
14 9 (6.21%) DNS
14 9 (6.21%) Internet
14 9 (6.21%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.69%) Travis CI
General
1 21 (14.48%) Finance
2 15 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.21%) German Language
4 7 (4.83%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.76%) Billing
5 4 (2.76%) Military
6 3 (2.07%) Automotive
6 3 (2.07%) Banking
6 3 (2.07%) Spanish Language
7 2 (1.38%) Retail
8 1 (0.69%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (24.14%) Network Engineer
2 16 (11.03%) Support Engineer
3 15 (10.34%) Analyst
3 15 (10.34%) Architect
4 14 (9.66%) Designer
4 14 (9.66%) Network Designer
5 13 (8.97%) Cisco Engineer
6 12 (8.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.21%) Infrastructure Manager
7 9 (6.21%) Project Manager
8 8 (5.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) Business Analyst
9 7 (4.83%) Network Architect
10 6 (4.14%) Design Engineer
10 6 (4.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 6 (4.14%) Infrastructure Support
10 6 (4.14%) Support Specialist
11 5 (3.45%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.07%) 802.1X
1 3 (2.07%) HTML
1 3 (2.07%) XML
2 1 (0.69%) CSS
2 1 (0.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 29 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.14%) Handset
3 6 (4.14%) IVR
4 4 (2.76%) Statistics
5 3 (2.07%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.38%) PKI
7 1 (0.69%) CESG
7 1 (0.69%) Clustering
7 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.69%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.69%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.69%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (29.66%) Windows
2 27 (18.62%) Windows Server
3 16 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (4.83%) Linux
5 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.07%) Unix
6 3 (2.07%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.38%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.38%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.69%) CentOS
8 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.38%) ITIL
2 23 (15.86%) Migration
3 16 (11.03%) Project Management
3 16 (11.03%) Service Management
4 9 (6.21%) Change Management
4 9 (6.21%) ITIL V3
4 9 (6.21%) Validation
5 7 (4.83%) Network Design
5 7 (4.83%) Service Delivery
5 7 (4.83%) Supplier Management
6 6 (4.14%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (4.14%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (4.14%) Load Balancing
6 6 (4.14%) PRINCE2
6 6 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (3.45%) Problem Management
7 5 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (2.76%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.76%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.45%) SQL
2 3 (2.07%) Java
2 3 (2.07%) Python
2 3 (2.07%) VB
3 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.38%) Tcl
4 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 52 (35.86%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (31.03%) CCNP
3 33 (22.76%) Security Cleared
4 25 (17.24%) SC Cleared
5 19 (13.10%) CCDP
6 14 (9.66%) CCNA
7 13 (8.97%) JNCIA
8 11 (7.59%) CCIE
9 7 (4.83%) Degree
10 5 (3.45%) CCDA
11 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.69%) APMP
12 1 (0.69%) CCSA
12 1 (0.69%) CCSE
12 1 (0.69%) CCVP
12 1 (0.69%) CISSP
12 1 (0.69%) CLAS
12 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.69%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.69%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 18 (12.41%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.07%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.76%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.07%) SCCM
3 2 (1.38%) Puppet
3 2 (1.38%) SCOM
3 2 (1.38%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.69%) Ansible
4 1 (0.69%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.69%) Cacti
4 1 (0.69%) Nagios
4 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.69%) SmokePing
4 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 61 (42.07%) Cisco
2 35 (24.14%) Juniper
3 21 (14.48%) CheckPoint
3 21 (14.48%) VMware
4 19 (13.10%) Microsoft
5 17 (11.72%) Avaya
6 12 (8.28%) Brocade
7 11 (7.59%) F5
7 11 (7.59%) HP
8 9 (6.21%) Fortinet
9 7 (4.83%) Citrix
10 6 (4.14%) IBM
10 6 (4.14%) Intel Security
10 6 (4.14%) Siemens
11 5 (3.45%) Aruba
11 5 (3.45%) Fujitsu
11 5 (3.45%) Palo Alto
12 4 (2.76%) Meraki
12 4 (2.76%) SAP
13 3 (2.07%) Oracle
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