The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 60 50 65
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +15
Contract jobs citing WAN 58 57 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.46% 3.07% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.42% 19.93% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 21
Average daily rate
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£330 £274 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.54% -22.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £122 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £361 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.69% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £14.05 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.10 £46.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.38 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -9.88%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
333 286 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.10% 15.43% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 125 125
Average daily rate £313 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 42 28
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
WAN
England

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 11 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 11 July 2014. 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 23 £340 +147.27% 12
Shropshire +3 13 £219 -23.91% 1
Solihull +1 6 - -
Warwickshire +1 5 £400 +29.55% 4
Coventry -12 2 - - 1
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 3
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 92 (72.44%) LAN
2 52 (40.94%) Cisco
3 47 (37.01%) Windows
4 34 (26.77%) MPLS
4 34 (26.77%) Security Cleared
5 32 (25.20%) Firewall
6 31 (24.41%) SC Cleared
7 30 (23.62%) TCP/IP
7 30 (23.62%) Cisco Certification
8 28 (22.05%) CheckPoint
9 26 (20.47%) Active Directory
10 24 (18.90%) CCNP
11 23 (18.11%) PRINCE2
12 22 (17.32%) Microsoft
13 20 (15.75%) CCNA
14 18 (14.17%) Migration
14 18 (14.17%) Network Design
15 17 (13.39%) F5
15 17 (13.39%) Windows XP
16 16 (12.60%) VoIP
16 16 (12.60%) ITIL
16 16 (12.60%) McAfee
16 16 (12.60%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (12.60%) BIG-IP
16 16 (12.60%) Blue Coat
17 15 (11.81%) VMware
17 15 (11.81%) Service Delivery
17 15 (11.81%) Citrix
17 15 (11.81%) Cisco Nexus
18 14 (11.02%) Avaya

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 (7.09%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.30%) IBM Notes
3 6 (4.72%) CMS
4 3 (2.36%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (11.02%) MS Office
2 10 (7.87%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.72%) MS Project
4 5 (3.94%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 92 (72.44%) LAN
2 34 (26.77%) MPLS
3 32 (25.20%) Firewall
4 30 (23.62%) TCP/IP
5 16 (12.60%) VoIP
5 16 (12.60%) BIG-IP
6 15 (11.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (10.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 13 (10.24%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (9.45%) OSPF
9 11 (8.66%) ADSL
9 11 (8.66%) VPN
9 11 (8.66%) Network Security
10 9 (7.09%) DMVPN
10 9 (7.09%) BGP
11 7 (5.51%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (5.51%) Wireless
11 7 (5.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 6 (4.72%) IPsec
12 6 (4.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.57%) Hadoop
1 2 (1.57%) Big Data
2 1 (0.79%) MarkLogic
2 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (6.30%) Finance
2 3 (2.36%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.57%) Automotive
3 2 (1.57%) Military
4 1 (0.79%) Billing
4 1 (0.79%) Local Government
4 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (22.83%) Network Engineer
2 17 (13.39%) Project Manager
3 14 (11.02%) Support Engineer
4 11 (8.66%) Architect
4 11 (8.66%) Analyst
5 8 (6.30%) Implementation Engineer
6 7 (5.51%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (5.51%) Design Engineer
7 6 (4.72%) Service Manager
7 6 (4.72%) Network Support Engineer
7 6 (4.72%) Network Manager
7 6 (4.72%) Implementation Manager
7 6 (4.72%) Network Support
8 5 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.94%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (3.94%) Technical Architect
8 5 (3.94%) Network Implementation Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Support Technician
9 4 (3.15%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.15%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.87%) CSS
2 5 (3.94%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.15%) Fat Client
1 4 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
1 4 (3.15%) PMI
1 4 (3.15%) Thin Client
2 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.79%) AS400
3 1 (0.79%) PDA
3 1 (0.79%) Statistics
3 1 (0.79%) SCADA
3 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.79%) FlexPod
3 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 47 (37.01%) Windows
2 17 (13.39%) Windows XP
3 16 (12.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (9.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (7.09%) Windows 7
6 4 (3.15%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.57%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.79%) Linux
8 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.11%) PRINCE2
2 18 (14.17%) Migration
2 18 (14.17%) Network Design
3 16 (12.60%) ITIL
4 15 (11.81%) Service Delivery
5 14 (11.02%) Project Management
6 13 (10.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (8.66%) Incident Management
7 11 (8.66%) WAN Optimisation
8 6 (4.72%) Network Management
8 6 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (3.94%) Data Migration
9 5 (3.94%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (3.94%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (3.94%) Risk Assessment
9 5 (3.94%) Service Management
9 5 (3.94%) CAD
9 5 (3.94%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.15%) Change Management
10 4 (3.15%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.94%) SQL
2 3 (2.36%) C
3 2 (1.57%) Progress 4GL
Qualifications
1 34 (26.77%) Security Cleared
2 31 (24.41%) SC Cleared
3 30 (23.62%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (18.90%) CCNP
5 20 (15.75%) CCNA
6 5 (3.94%) CCDP
7 4 (3.15%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.36%) Degree
9 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.57%) VCP4
9 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.57%) ISEB
9 2 (1.57%) CISSP
9 2 (1.57%) CISM
9 2 (1.57%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.79%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.79%) MCITP
10 1 (0.79%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.57%) SLA
2 2 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 26 (20.47%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.24%) XenApp
3 6 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.36%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.36%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.57%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.57%) vSphere
6 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.15%) CiscoWorks
2 3 (2.36%) SCCM
3 2 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.57%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (40.94%) Cisco
2 28 (22.05%) CheckPoint
3 22 (17.32%) Microsoft
4 17 (13.39%) F5
5 16 (12.60%) Blue Coat
5 16 (12.60%) McAfee
6 15 (11.81%) Citrix
6 15 (11.81%) VMware
7 14 (11.02%) Avaya
8 12 (9.45%) BT
9 11 (8.66%) HP
10 10 (7.87%) Fortinet
11 8 (6.30%) Lotus
12 5 (3.94%) Nokia
13 4 (3.15%) Nortel
13 4 (3.15%) Verint
14 3 (2.36%) Mitel
15 2 (1.57%) Sourcefire
15 2 (1.57%) Radware
15 2 (1.57%) TOWER Software
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