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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 50 48 57
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 78 68 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.09% 3.22% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.62% 21.12% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 32 27
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.95% -14.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £127 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -39.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.63 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.75 £37.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.97%
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
419 322 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.61% 15.25% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 151 144
Average daily rate £320 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 38
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +4 28 £363 +20.83% 5
Shropshire -3 17 £330 +6.45% 1
Warwickshire +1 13 £410 +32.93% 5
Staffordshire -4 3 £288 -11.53%
Walsall 0 2 - -
Solihull -1 1 - -
Coventry -10 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £315 - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 96 (72.18%) LAN
2 49 (36.84%) Windows
3 47 (35.34%) Cisco
4 44 (33.08%) Firewall
5 30 (22.56%) Security Cleared
6 29 (21.80%) TCP/IP
7 26 (19.55%) VoIP
8 25 (18.80%) MPLS
9 24 (18.05%) ITIL
9 24 (18.05%) CCNP
9 24 (18.05%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (18.05%) SC Cleared
10 22 (16.54%) Active Directory
10 22 (16.54%) CheckPoint
11 20 (15.04%) Project Management
11 20 (15.04%) Service Delivery
12 19 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 19 (14.29%) Migration
13 17 (12.78%) PRINCE2
13 17 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (12.03%) Windows XP
14 16 (12.03%) VMware
15 14 (10.53%) CCNA
16 13 (9.77%) Avaya
16 13 (9.77%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (9.02%) VPN
17 12 (9.02%) Windows Server 2008
17 12 (9.02%) F5
18 11 (8.27%) ADSL
18 11 (8.27%) Network Security

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (6.77%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.02%) IBM Notes
3 6 (4.51%) CMS
4 4 (3.01%) TPMS
4 4 (3.01%) CICS
5 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.75%) Apache
6 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.75%) nginx
6 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 96 (72.18%) LAN
2 44 (33.08%) Firewall
3 29 (21.80%) TCP/IP
4 26 (19.55%) VoIP
5 25 (18.80%) MPLS
6 13 (9.77%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (9.02%) VPN
8 11 (8.27%) ADSL
8 11 (8.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (8.27%) Network Security
9 10 (7.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 9 (6.77%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (6.77%) BIG-IP
11 8 (6.02%) DMVPN
12 7 (5.26%) VLAN
12 7 (5.26%) OSPF
13 6 (4.51%) SAN
13 6 (4.51%) Internet
13 6 (4.51%) IPsec
13 6 (4.51%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.01%) MySQL
1 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
1 4 (3.01%) DB2
1 4 (3.01%) Informix
2 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.50%) Big Data
3 1 (0.75%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.75%) Hudson
2 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (3.01%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.50%) Finance
3 2 (1.50%) Automotive
4 1 (0.75%) Legal
4 1 (0.75%) Military
4 1 (0.75%) Banking
4 1 (0.75%) Billing
4 1 (0.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (20.30%) Network Engineer
2 19 (14.29%) Architect
3 18 (13.53%) Project Manager
4 13 (9.77%) Technical Architect
5 11 (8.27%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.77%) Analyst
6 9 (6.77%) Network Support
7 8 (6.02%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Network Manager
8 7 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (5.26%) Service Manager
9 6 (4.51%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Implementation Manager
10 5 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (3.01%) Data Analyst
11 4 (3.01%) Design Engineer
11 4 (3.01%) Support Technician
11 4 (3.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (3.01%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.77%) CSS
2 5 (3.76%) Middleware
3 4 (3.01%) JSP
3 4 (3.01%) JavaBeans
3 4 (3.01%) EJB
4 1 (0.75%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.02%) PMI
2 6 (4.51%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) PDA
6 1 (0.75%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 49 (36.84%) Windows
2 16 (12.03%) Windows XP
3 12 (9.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (6.77%) Linux
5 8 (6.02%) UNIX
5 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.02%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.76%) Windows Vista
7 4 (3.01%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.75%) Debian
8 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.75%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.05%) ITIL
2 20 (15.04%) Project Management
2 20 (15.04%) Service Delivery
3 19 (14.29%) Migration
4 17 (12.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (12.78%) PRINCE2
5 10 (7.52%) Incident Management
5 10 (7.52%) WAN Optimisation
6 9 (6.77%) Network Design
7 7 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (5.26%) Data Protection
7 7 (5.26%) Security Architecture
8 6 (4.51%) Risk Assessment
8 6 (4.51%) Six Sigma
9 5 (3.76%) Service Management
9 5 (3.76%) TOGAF
9 5 (3.76%) Project Planning
9 5 (3.76%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (3.01%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.01%) SQL
2 2 (1.50%) Progress 4GL
2 2 (1.50%) R
3 1 (0.75%) C
3 1 (0.75%) Ruby
3 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 30 (22.56%) Security Cleared
2 24 (18.05%) SC Cleared
2 24 (18.05%) CCNP
2 24 (18.05%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (10.53%) CCNA
4 8 (6.02%) PMI Certification
5 7 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (3.76%) ISSAP
7 4 (3.01%) Degree
7 4 (3.01%) CCDP
8 2 (1.50%) CISSP
8 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.50%) CISM
8 2 (1.50%) VCP4
8 2 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.75%) CCSA
9 1 (0.75%) CCVP
9 1 (0.75%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.50%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (16.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.51%) Hyper-V
2 6 (4.51%) XenApp
3 4 (3.01%) vSphere
4 3 (2.26%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.75%) Samba
6 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (1.50%) SCCM
1 2 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (1.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.75%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (0.75%) Puppet
2 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (35.34%) Cisco
2 22 (16.54%) CheckPoint
3 19 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 16 (12.03%) VMware
5 13 (9.77%) Avaya
6 12 (9.02%) F5
7 10 (7.52%) Citrix
7 10 (7.52%) HP
7 10 (7.52%) McAfee
7 10 (7.52%) Blue Coat
8 8 (6.02%) Fortinet
8 8 (6.02%) Lotus
9 7 (5.26%) BT
10 5 (3.76%) CA
11 4 (3.01%) Juniper
11 4 (3.01%) Oracle
11 4 (3.01%) Sybase
11 4 (3.01%) Nortel
11 4 (3.01%) Verint
12 3 (2.26%) Riverbed
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