Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 50 41
Rank change year-on-year -22 -9 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 30 37 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.96% 3.11% 4.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 23.27% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 37
Birmingham median daily rate £260 £310 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.13% -8.15% +3.85%
10th Percentile £130 £160 £200
90th Percentile £450 £425 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £483 £363 £344
% change year-on-year +33.10% +5.45% +7.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% - -
10th Percentile £15.80 £10.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £25.80 £15.15 £12.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.40 £13.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -6.42% -36.90% -19.23%

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 210 159 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.74% 13.37% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 104 116
Birmingham median daily rate £375 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% -2.88%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £175
90th Percentile £538 £510 £519
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 15
Birmingham median hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £11.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +18.64% -51.34%
10th Percentile £14.50 £10.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £42.15 £18.50 £26.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.78 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +17.34% +14.29% -46.15%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 (83.33%) LAN
2 15 (50.00%) Firewall
3 13 (43.33%) Cisco
4 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (26.67%) Project Management
4 8 (26.67%) CCNA
5 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
6 6 (20.00%) VPN
6 6 (20.00%) Network Design
6 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 5 (16.67%) Change Control
7 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 5 (16.67%) Windows
7 5 (16.67%) CCNP
8 4 (13.33%) Unix
8 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 4 (13.33%) Ethernet
8 4 (13.33%) Migration
8 4 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (13.33%) Wireless
8 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
8 4 (13.33%) Network Security
8 4 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (13.33%) Network Management
9 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
9 3 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (10.00%) Skype for Business
9 3 (10.00%) PKI

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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) JBoss
2 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (83.33%) LAN
2 15 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (20.00%) VPN
4 4 (13.33%) Ethernet
4 4 (13.33%) Network Security
4 4 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (13.33%) Wireless
5 3 (10.00%) Internet
5 3 (10.00%) MPLS
5 3 (10.00%) VoIP
6 2 (6.67%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (6.67%) DHCP
6 2 (6.67%) DNS
6 2 (6.67%) FTP
6 2 (6.67%) Kerberos
6 2 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (6.67%) SSL
7 1 (3.33%) PABX
7 1 (3.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Architect
2 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Compliance Consultant
3 2 (6.67%) Consultant
3 2 (6.67%) Design Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (6.67%) IT Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Network Architect
3 2 (6.67%) Network Consultant
3 2 (6.67%) Network Design Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Network Manager
4 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared Deployment Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Network Deployment Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Network Security Administrator
4 1 (3.33%) Network Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) LDAP
2 1 (3.33%) JSON
2 1 (3.33%) LAMP
2 1 (3.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) NHS
2 3 (10.00%) PKI
3 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.33%) FMCG
4 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Unix
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Project Management
2 6 (20.00%) Network Design
3 5 (16.67%) Change Control
4 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 4 (13.33%) Migration
4 4 (13.33%) Network Management
4 4 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (6.67%) Coaching
6 2 (6.67%) Integration Testing
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) Matrix Management
6 2 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (6.67%) Performance Management
6 2 (6.67%) Validation
7 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) CCNA
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (6.67%) iptables
3 2 (6.67%) Postfix
3 2 (6.67%) Samba
3 2 (6.67%) Squid
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) Docker
4 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Ansible
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.33%) Nessus
2 1 (3.33%) Nmap
2 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.33%) Packer
2 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Cisco
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.00%) HP
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Aruba
4 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix
4 1 (3.33%) Dell
4 1 (3.33%) EMC
4 1 (3.33%) F5
4 1 (3.33%) Intel
4 1 (3.33%) Juniper
4 1 (3.33%) Kaspersky
4 1 (3.33%) McAfee
4 1 (3.33%) NEC
4 1 (3.33%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Proofpoint