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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 48 51 64
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +13
Contract jobs citing WAN 85 67 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.31% 3.17% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.44% 21.90% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 31 24
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £160 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 12
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
- +1.62%
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
461 306 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.93% 14.50% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 145 142
Average daily rate £320 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £178 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 35 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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
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 19 September 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 0 22 £350 +1.44% 8
Shropshire -4 19 £350 +8.52%
Warwickshire +2 17 £410 +32.93% 3
Staffordshire -2 3 £288 -11.53% 2
Walsall - 2 - -
Coventry -7 1 - - 7
Dudley - 1 £315 -
Solihull - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 104 (75.36%) LAN
2 54 (39.13%) Cisco
3 48 (34.78%) Windows
4 46 (33.33%) Firewall
5 31 (22.46%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (21.74%) CCNP
6 30 (21.74%) TCP/IP
6 30 (21.74%) Security Cleared
7 27 (19.57%) VoIP
8 26 (18.84%) ITIL
9 25 (18.12%) MPLS
10 24 (17.39%) CCNA
11 23 (16.67%) Active Directory
12 22 (15.94%) SC Cleared
13 20 (14.49%) Migration
14 19 (13.77%) Project Management
14 19 (13.77%) Microsoft
14 19 (13.77%) VPN
15 17 (12.32%) Service Delivery
15 17 (12.32%) VMware
16 15 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (10.87%) CheckPoint
16 15 (10.87%) Windows XP
17 14 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (9.42%) F5
18 13 (9.42%) PRINCE2
18 13 (9.42%) Windows Server 2008
18 13 (9.42%) Network Security
19 12 (8.70%) Network Design
19 12 (8.70%) Avaya

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (7.97%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.07%) IBM Notes
3 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.90%) CICS
3 4 (2.90%) TPMS
4 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.72%) CMS
4 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.72%) Apache
4 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.72%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.90%) MS Office
3 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.07%) Office 365
2 2 (1.45%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 104 (75.36%) LAN
2 46 (33.33%) Firewall
3 30 (21.74%) TCP/IP
4 27 (19.57%) VoIP
5 25 (18.12%) MPLS
6 19 (13.77%) VPN
7 13 (9.42%) Network Security
8 11 (7.97%) ADSL
8 11 (7.97%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (7.25%) Internet
9 10 (7.25%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (6.52%) OSPF
11 8 (5.80%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (5.07%) VLAN
12 7 (5.07%) IPsec
12 7 (5.07%) BGP
12 7 (5.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 6 (4.35%) SAN
13 6 (4.35%) Wireless
13 6 (4.35%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.90%) MySQL
1 4 (2.90%) SQL Server
1 4 (2.90%) DB2
1 4 (2.90%) Informix
2 2 (1.45%) Big Data
2 2 (1.45%) MarkLogic
2 2 (1.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.72%) Hudson
General
1 7 (5.07%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.17%) Automotive
2 3 (2.17%) Finance
3 1 (0.72%) Local Government
3 1 (0.72%) Legal
3 1 (0.72%) Military
3 1 (0.72%) Billing
3 1 (0.72%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (20.29%) Network Engineer
2 21 (15.22%) Architect
3 13 (9.42%) Project Manager
3 13 (9.42%) Technical Architect
4 10 (7.25%) Support Engineer
4 10 (7.25%) Network Manager
4 10 (7.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (6.52%) Service Manager
5 9 (6.52%) Network Support
6 8 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (5.80%) Analyst
7 6 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (4.35%) Design Engineer
7 6 (4.35%) Implementation Manager
8 5 (3.62%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (3.62%) Network Support Engineer
8 5 (3.62%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.62%) Network Services Manager
9 4 (2.90%) Support Technician
9 4 (2.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.35%) Middleware
2 5 (3.62%) CSS
2 5 (3.62%) JSP
3 4 (2.90%) JavaBeans
3 4 (2.90%) EJB
4 1 (0.72%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.80%) PMI
2 8 (5.80%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.72%) Statistics
6 1 (0.72%) SCADA
6 1 (0.72%) PDA
6 1 (0.72%) Clustering
6 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 48 (34.78%) Windows
2 15 (10.87%) Windows XP
3 13 (9.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (6.52%) Linux
4 9 (6.52%) UNIX
5 8 (5.80%) Windows 7
5 8 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.62%) Windows Vista
7 4 (2.90%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.72%) Debian
8 1 (0.72%) HPUX
8 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.84%) ITIL
2 20 (14.49%) Migration
3 19 (13.77%) Project Management
4 17 (12.32%) Service Delivery
5 15 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (9.42%) PRINCE2
7 12 (8.70%) Network Design
8 8 (5.80%) Security Architecture
8 8 (5.80%) Enterprise Architecture
9 7 (5.07%) Data Protection
9 7 (5.07%) Incident Management
9 7 (5.07%) Risk Assessment
10 6 (4.35%) WAN Optimisation
10 6 (4.35%) Six Sigma
11 5 (3.62%) Project Planning
11 5 (3.62%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (3.62%) TOGAF
11 5 (3.62%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (2.90%) Waterfall
12 4 (2.90%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.62%) SQL
2 2 (1.45%) R
2 2 (1.45%) Progress 4GL
3 1 (0.72%) Ruby
3 1 (0.72%) C
3 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 31 (22.46%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (21.74%) CCNP
2 30 (21.74%) Security Cleared
3 24 (17.39%) CCNA
4 22 (15.94%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.80%) PMI Certification
6 7 (5.07%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.62%) ISSAP
7 5 (3.62%) CCDP
8 4 (2.90%) Degree
9 2 (1.45%) VCP4
9 2 (1.45%) CISSP
9 2 (1.45%) CCIE
9 2 (1.45%) CISM
9 2 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.72%) Chartered Engineer
10 1 (0.72%) CITP
10 1 (0.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.07%) XenApp
3 6 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.90%) vSphere
4 4 (2.90%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.72%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (2.17%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.45%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.45%) SCCM
3 1 (0.72%) OPNET
3 1 (0.72%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.72%) Puppet
Vendors
1 54 (39.13%) Cisco
2 19 (13.77%) Microsoft
3 17 (12.32%) VMware
4 15 (10.87%) CheckPoint
5 13 (9.42%) F5
6 12 (8.70%) Avaya
6 12 (8.70%) HP
6 12 (8.70%) Citrix
7 10 (7.25%) Juniper
8 9 (6.52%) Riverbed
9 7 (5.07%) Lotus
9 7 (5.07%) McAfee
10 6 (4.35%) BT
10 6 (4.35%) Blue Coat
11 5 (3.62%) CA
12 4 (2.90%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.90%) Oracle
12 4 (2.90%) Sybase
12 4 (2.90%) Remedy
12 4 (2.90%) Fortinet
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