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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 71 56 68
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Contract jobs citing WAN 69 71 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.49% 2.80% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.38% 21.32% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 31
Median daily rate £408 £308 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.52% -12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £174 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +16.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Median hourly rate £16.25 £12.75 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -21.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -21.42%
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
356 333 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.83% 13.14% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 159 190
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 32
Median hourly rate £15.71 £16.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.30% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £10.97 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.20 £29.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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
Shropshire +13 19 £463 +54.16% 1
Birmingham -14 16 £313 -11.97% 5
Solihull -5 13 - - 1
Warwickshire +2 5 £343 +37.00% 1
Worcestershire -2 3 £130 -56.30% 6
Staffordshire -9 2 £408 +1.87%
Coventry -15 2 £525 +250.00%
Smethwick - 1 £145 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 138 (84.66%) LAN
2 87 (53.37%) Cisco
3 68 (41.72%) Cisco Certification
4 67 (41.10%) Firewall
5 62 (38.04%) Security Cleared
6 59 (36.20%) Data Centre
7 56 (34.36%) SC Cleared
8 52 (31.90%) CCNP
9 49 (30.06%) Windows
10 44 (26.99%) Juniper
11 39 (23.93%) CCNA
12 36 (22.09%) VPN
13 35 (21.47%) Microsoft
13 35 (21.47%) CheckPoint
14 33 (20.25%) Cisco ASA
15 25 (15.34%) Presales
15 25 (15.34%) Windows Server
15 25 (15.34%) VoIP
15 25 (15.34%) VMware
16 22 (13.50%) Telecoms
16 22 (13.50%) ITIL
17 21 (12.88%) IBM
18 20 (12.27%) Network Design
18 20 (12.27%) OSPF
19 19 (11.66%) Wireless
19 19 (11.66%) Active Directory
19 19 (11.66%) Customer Engagement
20 18 (11.04%) TCP/IP
20 18 (11.04%) VLAN
21 17 (10.43%) BT

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 11 (6.75%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.52%) Skype for Business
3 8 (4.91%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.23%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.23%) SAS
6 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.61%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.61%) Quickr
Applications
1 4 (2.45%) MS Office
2 3 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.84%) MS Project
2 3 (1.84%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.23%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) ENOVIA
1 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.07%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.07%) Office 365
3 2 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 138 (84.66%) LAN
2 67 (41.10%) Firewall
3 36 (22.09%) VPN
4 33 (20.25%) Cisco ASA
5 25 (15.34%) VoIP
6 20 (12.27%) OSPF
7 19 (11.66%) Wireless
8 18 (11.04%) TCP/IP
8 18 (11.04%) VLAN
9 17 (10.43%) WLAN
10 16 (9.82%) Network Security
11 13 (7.98%) BGP
11 13 (7.98%) IPv4
12 12 (7.36%) DNS
13 11 (6.75%) MPLS
13 11 (6.75%) SAN
14 10 (6.13%) HTTP
15 9 (5.52%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (4.91%) Unified Communications
17 7 (4.29%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.84%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (1.23%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.61%) Big Data
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (13.50%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.75%) Finance
3 4 (2.45%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.23%) Back Office
4 2 (1.23%) German Language
4 2 (1.23%) Military
4 2 (1.23%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Law
Job Titles
1 41 (25.15%) Network Engineer
2 39 (23.93%) Architect
3 21 (12.88%) Network Architect
4 20 (12.27%) Cisco Engineer
4 20 (12.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 17 (10.43%) Analyst
6 16 (9.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (9.82%) Lead Architect
7 15 (9.20%) Telecoms Architect
8 12 (7.36%) Support Engineer
9 10 (6.13%) Network Support
9 10 (6.13%) Network Support Engineer
9 10 (6.13%) Security Analyst
10 9 (5.52%) Project Manager
11 8 (4.91%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 7 (4.29%) Network Manager
13 6 (3.68%) Infrastructure Manager
13 6 (3.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (3.68%) Technical Engineer
13 6 (3.68%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.68%) CSS
2 1 (0.61%) HTML
2 1 (0.61%) Web Services
2 1 (0.61%) XML
2 1 (0.61%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (36.20%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.07%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.45%) PMI
4 3 (1.84%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.23%) CESG
5 2 (1.23%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (1.23%) Clustering
5 2 (1.23%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.23%) Replication
6 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.61%) FMCG
6 1 (0.61%) Handset
6 1 (0.61%) IVR
6 1 (0.61%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.61%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (0.61%) PKI
6 1 (0.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 49 (30.06%) Windows
2 25 (15.34%) Windows Server
3 16 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (9.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (7.98%) Linux
5 12 (7.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (6.13%) Windows 8
7 9 (5.52%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.84%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.23%) Unix
9 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (15.34%) Presales
2 22 (13.50%) ITIL
3 20 (12.27%) Network Design
4 19 (11.66%) Customer Engagement
5 14 (8.59%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (6.13%) Migration
6 10 (6.13%) SIEM
7 9 (5.52%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (5.52%) PRINCE2
7 9 (5.52%) Project Management
8 8 (4.91%) Network Management
8 8 (4.91%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.68%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.68%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.68%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (3.07%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (3.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (3.07%) Mentoring
10 5 (3.07%) People Management
10 5 (3.07%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.84%) SQL
2 1 (0.61%) Java
2 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (41.72%) Cisco Certification
2 62 (38.04%) Security Cleared
3 56 (34.36%) SC Cleared
4 52 (31.90%) CCNP
5 39 (23.93%) CCNA
6 16 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (9.20%) CCDP
8 14 (8.59%) MCSA
9 11 (6.75%) CCDA
10 10 (6.13%) CCIE
10 10 (6.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (5.52%) MCSE
12 5 (3.07%) CCVP
12 5 (3.07%) DV Cleared
12 5 (3.07%) ISEB
13 4 (2.45%) CLAS
13 4 (2.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (2.45%) PMI Certification
14 3 (1.84%) CCSA
14 3 (1.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.29%) SLA
2 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 19 (11.66%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.52%) vSphere
4 3 (1.84%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.61%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.61%) XenApp
6 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (3.68%) NetBackup
2 4 (2.45%) SCCM
3 3 (1.84%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.61%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 87 (53.37%) Cisco
2 44 (26.99%) Juniper
3 35 (21.47%) CheckPoint
3 35 (21.47%) Microsoft
4 25 (15.34%) VMware
5 21 (12.88%) IBM
6 17 (10.43%) BT
6 17 (10.43%) TOWER Software
7 15 (9.20%) Capita
8 11 (6.75%) Aruba
8 11 (6.75%) Brocade
8 11 (6.75%) Intel Security
9 10 (6.13%) F5
10 9 (5.52%) Fortinet
10 9 (5.52%) Remedy
11 7 (4.29%) Avaya
11 7 (4.29%) Blue Coat
11 7 (4.29%) HP
11 7 (4.29%) Symantec
12 6 (3.68%) Palo Alto