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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 52 84 60
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -24
Contract jobs citing WAN 73 47 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.07% 1.78% 2.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.60% 17.87% 17.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 12 24
Median daily rate £356 £388 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% +27.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £452 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 14
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £18.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £20.80 £26.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-18.52% -9.09%

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
338 263 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.21% 9.97% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 129 135
Median daily rate £363 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £159 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 49
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.67 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £22.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +12 26 £310 -14.48% 7
Solihull -5 18 £265 - 3
Shropshire +34 10 £408 +1.87% 8
Warwickshire - 4 £419 - 1
Staffordshire 0 3 £500 +19.04% 1
Coventry -13 3 £513 +241.66% 1
Herefordshire - 3 £350 - 5
Worcestershire 0 1 £125 -70.58% 4
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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.

1 130 (89.66%) LAN
2 77 (53.10%) Cisco
3 60 (41.38%) Firewall
4 55 (37.93%) Security Cleared
5 52 (35.86%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (32.41%) SC Cleared
7 39 (26.90%) Data Centre
8 36 (24.83%) CCNP
9 33 (22.76%) CCNA
9 33 (22.76%) Juniper
10 32 (22.07%) CheckPoint
11 30 (20.69%) Telecoms
12 28 (19.31%) VPN
13 26 (17.93%) Windows
14 24 (16.55%) OSPF
15 21 (14.48%) Cisco ASA
16 20 (13.79%) Network Security
16 20 (13.79%) BGP
16 20 (13.79%) Wireless
16 20 (13.79%) VoIP
17 19 (13.10%) DNS
17 19 (13.10%) Microsoft
17 19 (13.10%) Presales
18 18 (12.41%) Network Design
19 17 (11.72%) Migration
19 17 (11.72%) Active Directory
20 16 (11.03%) IBM
20 16 (11.03%) BT
20 16 (11.03%) F5
21 15 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure

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 (2.76%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.07%) IIS
2 3 (2.07%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.38%) IBM Notes
3 2 (1.38%) SAS
3 2 (1.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (0.69%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.69%) Quickr
Applications
1 6 (4.14%) MS Office
2 3 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.69%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.21%) Office 365
4 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (89.66%) LAN
2 60 (41.38%) Firewall
3 28 (19.31%) VPN
4 24 (16.55%) OSPF
5 21 (14.48%) Cisco ASA
6 20 (13.79%) BGP
6 20 (13.79%) Network Security
6 20 (13.79%) VoIP
6 20 (13.79%) Wireless
7 19 (13.10%) DNS
8 14 (9.66%) MPLS
9 13 (8.97%) TCP/IP
10 12 (8.28%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (8.28%) PSTN
11 11 (7.59%) ADSL
11 11 (7.59%) DWDM
11 11 (7.59%) GPON
11 11 (7.59%) GSM
11 11 (7.59%) SDH
11 11 (7.59%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (0.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (20.69%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.21%) Finance
3 2 (1.38%) Advertising
3 2 (1.38%) Automotive
3 2 (1.38%) Electronics
3 2 (1.38%) German Language
3 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.69%) Banking
4 1 (0.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 49 (33.79%) Network Engineer
2 26 (17.93%) Architect
3 19 (13.10%) Cisco Engineer
3 19 (13.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 16 (11.03%) Analyst
5 15 (10.34%) Network Architect
6 14 (9.66%) Lead Architect
7 13 (8.97%) Telecoms Architect
8 11 (7.59%) Security Analyst
8 11 (7.59%) Support Engineer
9 9 (6.21%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 9 (6.21%) Network Support
9 9 (6.21%) Network Support Engineer
10 7 (4.83%) Network Manager
11 6 (4.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 6 (4.14%) Design Engineer
11 6 (4.14%) Designer
11 6 (4.14%) Implementation Engineer
11 6 (4.14%) Network Design Engineer
11 6 (4.14%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.45%) CSS
2 2 (1.38%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.69%) Leaflet
3 1 (0.69%) Web Services
3 1 (0.69%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (26.90%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.07%) Clustering
3 3 (2.07%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.07%) PMI
4 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.38%) User Experience
4 2 (1.38%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.69%) CCTV
5 1 (0.69%) CESG
5 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.69%) Derivative
5 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.69%) FMCG
5 1 (0.69%) PKI
5 1 (0.69%) Replication
5 1 (0.69%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.93%) Windows
2 12 (8.28%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.45%) Linux
3 5 (3.45%) Unix
3 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.38%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.38%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.69%) HPUX
7 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.10%) Presales
2 18 (12.41%) Network Design
3 17 (11.72%) Migration
4 15 (10.34%) Network Management
5 14 (9.66%) Customer Engagement
6 12 (8.28%) SIEM
7 11 (7.59%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (6.90%) ITIL
9 8 (5.52%) Load Balancing
9 8 (5.52%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.14%) PRINCE2
10 6 (4.14%) Process Improvement
10 6 (4.14%) Service Delivery
11 5 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (3.45%) Incident Management
11 5 (3.45%) People Management
11 5 (3.45%) Project Management
11 5 (3.45%) Service Management
12 4 (2.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.07%) SQL
2 1 (0.69%) Perl
2 1 (0.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 55 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 52 (35.86%) Cisco Certification
3 47 (32.41%) SC Cleared
4 36 (24.83%) CCNP
5 33 (22.76%) CCNA
6 13 (8.97%) CCDP
7 9 (6.21%) CCDA
8 5 (3.45%) CCIE
8 5 (3.45%) CCVP
9 3 (2.07%) Degree
9 3 (2.07%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.38%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.38%) ISEB
10 2 (1.38%) MCP
10 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.69%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.69%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.69%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.07%) SLA
2 2 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.69%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (11.72%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.14%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.69%) Samba
4 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.69%) vSphere
4 1 (0.69%) XenApp
4 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (2.07%) SCCM
1 3 (2.07%) SCOM
2 1 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.69%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (0.69%) Forum Sentry
2 1 (0.69%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (0.69%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 77 (53.10%) Cisco
2 33 (22.76%) Juniper
3 32 (22.07%) CheckPoint
4 19 (13.10%) Microsoft
5 16 (11.03%) BT
5 16 (11.03%) F5
5 16 (11.03%) IBM
6 15 (10.34%) TOWER Software
7 13 (8.97%) Capita
7 13 (8.97%) Intel Security
8 12 (8.28%) VMware
9 10 (6.90%) Fortinet
10 9 (6.21%) Aruba
11 8 (5.52%) Blue Coat
12 7 (4.83%) Oracle
12 7 (4.83%) Remedy
13 6 (4.14%) Avaya
14 5 (3.45%) Citrix
14 5 (3.45%) HP
14 5 (3.45%) Nokia
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