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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 47 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 87 52 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.45% 2.25% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.53% 17.63% 16.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 28 24
Average daily rate
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£320 £338 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% +19.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £150 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £433 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £11.63 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -19.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £10.50 £11.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £12.20 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +9.37%
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
404 295 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.00% 12.77% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 119 102
Average daily rate £340 £325 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £170 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 37
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.00 £29.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015. 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 +12 35 £325 - 12
Shropshire -4 13 £325 +73.33% 2
Warwickshire +1 7 £325 -18.75% 1
Worcestershire - 6 £500 -
Staffordshire - 6 £275 - 4
Wolverhampton - 3 £200 - 1
Coventry +6 2 £115 - 5
Solihull -8 2 £300 -20.00%
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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.

1 122 (83.56%) LAN
2 60 (41.10%) Cisco
3 50 (34.25%) Active Directory
3 50 (34.25%) Windows
4 47 (32.19%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (32.19%) Firewall
5 39 (26.71%) CCNP
6 36 (24.66%) Microsoft
7 34 (23.29%) ITIL
8 27 (18.49%) CCNA
9 26 (17.81%) MPLS
10 25 (17.12%) Security Cleared
11 24 (16.44%) CheckPoint
11 24 (16.44%) Migration
12 22 (15.07%) VPN
13 21 (14.38%) Windows XP
13 21 (14.38%) OSPF
13 21 (14.38%) F5
14 20 (13.70%) MS Office
15 19 (13.01%) VoIP
15 19 (13.01%) HP
15 19 (13.01%) Juniper
15 19 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (13.01%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (12.33%) Network Design
16 18 (12.33%) TCP/IP
17 17 (11.64%) Telecoms
17 17 (11.64%) SC Cleared
17 17 (11.64%) Windows 7
17 17 (11.64%) Data Centre

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 (6.16%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.42%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.68%) Lync
Applications
1 20 (13.70%) MS Office
2 15 (10.27%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.37%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.16%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 122 (83.56%) LAN
2 47 (32.19%) Firewall
3 26 (17.81%) MPLS
4 22 (15.07%) VPN
5 21 (14.38%) OSPF
6 19 (13.01%) VoIP
6 19 (13.01%) Cisco ASA
7 18 (12.33%) TCP/IP
8 16 (10.96%) DNS
9 15 (10.27%) BGP
9 15 (10.27%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (8.22%) DHCP
11 11 (7.53%) WLAN
11 11 (7.53%) Internet
11 11 (7.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 10 (6.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 10 (6.85%) BIG-IP
13 9 (6.16%) Network Security
14 8 (5.48%) DMVPN
14 8 (5.48%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.85%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (11.64%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.48%) Finance
3 5 (3.42%) Banking
4 3 (2.05%) Automotive
5 2 (1.37%) Military
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Local Government
6 1 (0.68%) French Language
6 1 (0.68%) German Language
6 1 (0.68%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (23.29%) Network Engineer
2 33 (22.60%) Analyst
3 17 (11.64%) Support Analyst
4 15 (10.27%) Service Analyst
4 15 (10.27%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (9.59%) Architect
6 13 (8.90%) Project Manager
6 13 (8.90%) 1st Line Support
7 11 (7.53%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.85%) Consultant
9 9 (6.16%) Network Support
10 8 (5.48%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (4.79%) Server Support
11 7 (4.79%) Implementation Manager
11 7 (4.79%) Network Support Engineer
12 6 (4.11%) Server Support Analyst
12 6 (4.11%) Desktop Support
12 6 (4.11%) Network Analyst
12 6 (4.11%) Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.53%) CSS
2 2 (1.37%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.68%) VXML
3 1 (0.68%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.64%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.90%) Blackberry
3 9 (6.16%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (5.48%) Public Cloud
5 6 (4.11%) PKI
6 5 (3.42%) PDA
7 4 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.05%) NHS
9 2 (1.37%) Handset
9 2 (1.37%) e-Health
10 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.68%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 50 (34.25%) Windows
2 21 (14.38%) Windows XP
3 19 (13.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (11.64%) Windows 7
5 15 (10.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.11%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.42%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.74%) Windows Vista
9 4 (2.74%) UNIX
10 3 (2.05%) Linux
11 1 (0.68%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.29%) ITIL
2 24 (16.44%) Migration
3 18 (12.33%) Network Design
4 14 (9.59%) PRINCE2
4 14 (9.59%) Patch Management
5 10 (6.85%) WAN Optimisation
6 8 (5.48%) Service Delivery
6 8 (5.48%) Project Management
6 8 (5.48%) Incident Management
7 7 (4.79%) Change Control
7 7 (4.79%) Service Management
8 6 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (4.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (4.11%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (3.42%) Network Management
10 4 (2.74%) Load Balancing
10 4 (2.74%) Change Management
10 4 (2.74%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (2.05%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.68%) C
1 1 (0.68%) SQL
1 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 47 (32.19%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (26.71%) CCNP
3 27 (18.49%) CCNA
4 25 (17.12%) Security Cleared
5 17 (11.64%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.42%) CCIE
7 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.05%) MCSE
8 3 (2.05%) CCIP
8 3 (2.05%) BC Cleared
8 3 (2.05%) ISEB
8 3 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (2.05%) MCITP
9 2 (1.37%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.37%) CCDP
9 2 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.37%) CCSE
10 1 (0.68%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.74%) SLA
2 3 (2.05%) QA
2 3 (2.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (34.25%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.59%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.74%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.05%) XenApp
6 2 (1.37%) vSphere
6 2 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.37%) MetaFrame
6 2 (1.37%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (5.48%) CiscoWorks
1 8 (5.48%) SCOM
1 8 (5.48%) SCOrch
2 7 (4.79%) SCCM
3 2 (1.37%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.37%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.37%) DameWare
4 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 60 (41.10%) Cisco
2 36 (24.66%) Microsoft
3 24 (16.44%) CheckPoint
4 21 (14.38%) F5
5 19 (13.01%) HP
5 19 (13.01%) Juniper
6 15 (10.27%) Blue Coat
7 12 (8.22%) Citrix
8 11 (7.53%) McAfee
8 11 (7.53%) VMware
9 10 (6.85%) Fortinet
10 8 (5.48%) SolarWinds
10 8 (5.48%) IBM
10 8 (5.48%) BMC
11 6 (4.11%) Remedy
11 6 (4.11%) BT
12 4 (2.74%) Aerohive Networks
13 3 (2.05%) Cramer
14 2 (1.37%) AppSense
14 2 (1.37%) ScanSafe
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Jumar Solutions
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