Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 54 35
Rank change year-on-year -23 -19 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 27 34 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.85% 2.56% 5.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.92% 16.75% 31.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 58
Birmingham median daily rate £255 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.14% +4.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £123 £157 £200
90th Percentile £420 £475 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £388 £338
% change year-on-year +9.68% +14.81% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 £11.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.78% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £15.80 £10.13 £12.25
90th Percentile £25.80 £13.38 £19.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.40 £16.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -22.50% -24.71% +28.79%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 181 203 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 12.37% 15.31% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 152 138
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £194 £181 £185
90th Percentile £488 £499 £531
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 15
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 £13.18 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.75% +5.44% -35.90%
10th Percentile £16.45 £9.88 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.40 £28.00 £26.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.34 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +8.34% -25.58% +22.86%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Birmingham

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Birmingham

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Birmingham over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Birmingham

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for WAN.

1 25 (92.59%) LAN
2 13 (48.15%) Cisco
2 13 (48.15%) Firewall
3 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (33.33%) CCNA
5 8 (29.63%) VPN
6 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
6 7 (25.93%) Project Management
7 6 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 6 (22.22%) CCNP
7 6 (22.22%) Change Control
8 5 (18.52%) Wireless
8 5 (18.52%) VoIP
8 5 (18.52%) Windows
9 4 (14.81%) Ethernet
9 4 (14.81%) Unix
9 4 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
9 4 (14.81%) Network Management
9 4 (14.81%) Network Design
9 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
9 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
10 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
10 3 (11.11%) SCCM
10 3 (11.11%) Aruba
10 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
10 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
10 3 (11.11%) Skype for Business
10 3 (11.11%) Internet
10 3 (11.11%) MPLS

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.41%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) JBoss
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 25 (92.59%) LAN
2 13 (48.15%) Firewall
3 8 (29.63%) VPN
4 6 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (18.52%) VoIP
5 5 (18.52%) Wireless
6 4 (14.81%) Ethernet
7 3 (11.11%) Internet
7 3 (11.11%) MPLS
8 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (7.41%) DHCP
8 2 (7.41%) DNS
8 2 (7.41%) FTP
8 2 (7.41%) Kerberos
8 2 (7.41%) NAS
8 2 (7.41%) Network Security
8 2 (7.41%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (7.41%) SAN
8 2 (7.41%) SSL
8 2 (7.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (7.41%) Retail
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) IT Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Network Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Deskside Support
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared Deployment Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) IT Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Network Deployment Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) LDAP
2 1 (3.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.41%) PKI
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Unix
3 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Project Management
2 6 (22.22%) Change Control
3 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
3 4 (14.81%) Network Design
3 4 (14.81%) Network Management
3 4 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (11.11%) ITIL
4 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 3 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 3 (11.11%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) Coaching
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
5 2 (7.41%) Matrix Management
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Management
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (33.33%) CCNA
3 6 (22.22%) CCNP
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) MCSE
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) iptables
2 2 (7.41%) Postfix
2 2 (7.41%) Samba
2 2 (7.41%) Squid
2 2 (7.41%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.70%) Nessus
2 1 (3.70%) Nmap
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Cisco
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) Aruba
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix
4 2 (7.41%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) EMC
5 1 (3.70%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.70%) Juniper
5 1 (3.70%) Meraki
5 1 (3.70%) NEC
5 1 (3.70%) VMware