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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 56 48 57
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 86 84 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.99% 3.08% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.06% 19.09% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 34 37
Median daily rate £330 £318 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% -11.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £125 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £451 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Median hourly rate £21.00 £26.00 £11.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +129.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £27.30 £12.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +45.94%
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
373 440 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.96% 16.15% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 237 116
Median daily rate £370 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £260 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 43 23
Median hourly rate £14.50 £25.83 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +62.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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 2 May 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
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 2 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 May 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 43 £330 -5.71% 5
Solihull +4 15 - - 3
Shropshire -37 7 £110 -50.00%
Warwickshire -8 4 £304 -6.61% 1
Coventry -9 2 £285 +147.82% 3
Wolverhampton -1 1 - - 1
Worcestershire -7 1 - - 2
Dudley - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £375 - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 111 (85.38%) LAN
2 49 (37.69%) Cisco
3 40 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (29.23%) Firewall
5 34 (26.15%) CCNP
5 34 (26.15%) Security Cleared
6 32 (24.62%) ITIL
6 32 (24.62%) Windows
7 29 (22.31%) Juniper
8 25 (19.23%) VPN
8 25 (19.23%) BGP
9 24 (18.46%) SC Cleared
10 22 (16.92%) Data Centre
11 21 (16.15%) Microsoft
12 20 (15.38%) Finance
12 20 (15.38%) Windows Server
13 19 (14.62%) CCDP
14 18 (13.85%) Wireless
14 18 (13.85%) VoIP
14 18 (13.85%) Migration
15 16 (12.31%) VMware
15 16 (12.31%) Active Directory
16 15 (11.54%) Avaya
16 15 (11.54%) Service Management
16 15 (11.54%) MPLS
16 15 (11.54%) Structured Cabling
16 15 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
17 14 (10.77%) Project Management
18 13 (10.00%) JNCIA
19 12 (9.23%) Wi-Fi

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 4 (3.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.54%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.77%) IIS
3 1 (0.77%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (5.38%) MS Excel
1 7 (5.38%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.62%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (4.62%) MS Project
3 4 (3.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.69%) Office 365
2 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.54%) IaaS
3 2 (1.54%) PaaS
4 1 (0.77%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 111 (85.38%) LAN
2 38 (29.23%) Firewall
3 25 (19.23%) BGP
3 25 (19.23%) VPN
4 18 (13.85%) VoIP
4 18 (13.85%) Wireless
5 15 (11.54%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (11.54%) MPLS
5 15 (11.54%) Structured Cabling
6 12 (9.23%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (7.69%) Network Security
7 10 (7.69%) SAN
8 9 (6.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (6.92%) DNS
8 9 (6.92%) OSPF
8 9 (6.92%) PBX
8 9 (6.92%) X.21
9 8 (6.15%) EIGRP
9 8 (6.15%) Internet
9 8 (6.15%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.77%) GIS
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.77%) QGIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.77%) Travis CI
General
1 20 (15.38%) Finance
2 11 (8.46%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.15%) German Language
4 4 (3.08%) Billing
4 4 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.08%) Military
5 3 (2.31%) Banking
6 2 (1.54%) Automotive
7 1 (0.77%) Back Office
7 1 (0.77%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.77%) Local Government
7 1 (0.77%) Retail
7 1 (0.77%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (23.85%) Network Engineer
2 19 (14.62%) Analyst
3 15 (11.54%) Architect
3 15 (11.54%) Designer
4 14 (10.77%) Network Designer
5 11 (8.46%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (8.46%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.69%) Business Analyst
6 10 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 9 (6.92%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.15%) Network Architect
8 8 (6.15%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (4.62%) Infrastructure Support
9 6 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (3.85%) Design Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 5 (3.85%) Server Support
10 5 (3.85%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.31%) jQuery
2 1 (0.77%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.77%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.92%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.08%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.31%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.54%) PKI
6 1 (0.77%) CESG
6 1 (0.77%) Clustering
6 1 (0.77%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.77%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 32 (24.62%) Windows
2 20 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 12 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (2.31%) Linux
7 2 (1.54%) Unix
7 2 (1.54%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.54%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.54%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.77%) CentOS
8 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.77%) Solaris
8 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.77%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.62%) ITIL
2 18 (13.85%) Migration
3 15 (11.54%) Service Management
4 14 (10.77%) Project Management
5 10 (7.69%) Change Management
6 8 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (6.15%) ITIL V3
7 7 (5.38%) PRINCE2
7 7 (5.38%) Validation
8 6 (4.62%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (4.62%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (4.62%) Presales
8 6 (4.62%) Server Building
8 6 (4.62%) Supplier Management
9 5 (3.85%) Load Balancing
9 5 (3.85%) Network Design
9 5 (3.85%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (3.08%) Logistics
10 4 (3.08%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.08%) SQL
2 3 (2.31%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.31%) Python
3 2 (1.54%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.54%) Tcl
4 1 (0.77%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 40 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (26.15%) CCNP
2 34 (26.15%) Security Cleared
3 24 (18.46%) SC Cleared
4 19 (14.62%) CCDP
5 13 (10.00%) JNCIA
6 9 (6.92%) CCNA
7 7 (5.38%) CCIE
7 7 (5.38%) Degree
8 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.08%) CCDA
9 4 (3.08%) MCP
9 4 (3.08%) MCSE
10 1 (0.77%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.77%) CCVP
10 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.77%) PMP
10 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.77%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 16 (12.31%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.46%) Hyper-V
3 8 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.08%) vSphere
5 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.31%) CA Spectrum
1 3 (2.31%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (2.31%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.54%) SCOM
2 2 (1.54%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.77%) Ansible
3 1 (0.77%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.77%) Puppet
3 1 (0.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 49 (37.69%) Cisco
2 29 (22.31%) Juniper
3 21 (16.15%) Microsoft
4 16 (12.31%) VMware
5 15 (11.54%) Avaya
6 11 (8.46%) CheckPoint
6 11 (8.46%) HP
7 9 (6.92%) Brocade
8 8 (6.15%) F5
9 6 (4.62%) Citrix
10 5 (3.85%) Fortinet
10 5 (3.85%) Fujitsu
10 5 (3.85%) IBM
11 4 (3.08%) EMC
11 4 (3.08%) Intel Security
12 3 (2.31%) Apple
12 3 (2.31%) Aruba
12 3 (2.31%) CA
12 3 (2.31%) Dell
12 3 (2.31%) Meraki
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