Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 63 46
Rank change year-on-year -7 -17 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN 32 34 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.24% 2.15% 3.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.58% 12.93% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 36
Birmingham median daily rate £330 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.97% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £130 £204 £201
90th Percentile £395 £394 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £386 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -0.32% +10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £24.00 £11.75 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.26% -29.85% -
10th Percentile £21.00 £10.28 £13.08
90th Percentile £27.00 £13.83 £20.63
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £14.41 £21.25
% change year-on-year -6.28% -32.21% +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 193 263 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.49% 16.66% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 195 137
Birmingham median daily rate £356 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £179 £154 £205
90th Percentile £488 £483 £530
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 8
Birmingham median hourly rate £21.00 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -6.90% -3.33%
10th Percentile £16.58 £9.95 £10.69
90th Percentile £42.50 £25.80 £26.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -5.41% -13.95% +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 14 November 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 14 November 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 28 (87.50%) LAN
2 16 (50.00%) Firewall
3 13 (40.63%) Windows
4 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
5 10 (31.25%) Cisco
5 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 10 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (21.88%) Internet
7 7 (21.88%) VMware
7 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
8 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (18.75%) CCNP
8 6 (18.75%) CCNA
8 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (18.75%) VPN
9 5 (15.63%) VoIP
9 5 (15.63%) Retail
9 5 (15.63%) FMCG
9 5 (15.63%) Re-Platforming
9 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (15.63%) Office 365
9 5 (15.63%) Patch Management
9 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 4 (12.50%) Change Control
10 4 (12.50%) Application Discovery
10 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
10 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
10 4 (12.50%) Wireless
10 4 (12.50%) ITIL

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 (9.38%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.38%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.25%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) JBoss
2 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) Houdini
2 1 (3.13%) Maya
2 1 (3.13%) NUKE
2 1 (3.13%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (15.63%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (87.50%) LAN
2 16 (50.00%) Firewall
3 10 (31.25%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (21.88%) Internet
5 6 (18.75%) VPN
6 5 (15.63%) VoIP
7 4 (12.50%) MPLS
7 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 4 (12.50%) Wireless
8 3 (9.38%) Ethernet
9 2 (6.25%) 4G
9 2 (6.25%) DHCP
9 2 (6.25%) DNS
9 2 (6.25%) DSL
9 2 (6.25%) WLAN
10 1 (3.13%) Asterisk PBX
10 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (3.13%) IMAP
10 1 (3.13%) NAS
10 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (15.63%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Project Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Security Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Security Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Server Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Server Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.25%) IT Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) LDAP
1 1 (3.13%) MAPI
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) FMCG
2 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.13%) Animation
4 1 (3.13%) CMDB
4 1 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.38%) Linux
4 3 (9.38%) Windows 10
4 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.25%) Unix
6 1 (3.13%) CentOS
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (15.63%) Patch Management
2 5 (15.63%) Re-Platforming
2 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 4 (12.50%) Application Discovery
3 4 (12.50%) Change Control
3 4 (12.50%) ITIL
3 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.38%) Network Design
4 3 (9.38%) Network Management
4 3 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) Change Management
5 2 (6.25%) Email Filtering
5 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (6.25%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) Python
2 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.75%) CCNA
2 6 (18.75%) CCNP
3 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.13%) CCDA
5 1 (3.13%) CCDP
5 1 (3.13%) CCIE
5 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) FISMA
2 1 (3.13%) HIPAA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Samba
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) iptables
3 1 (3.13%) NFS
3 1 (3.13%) Postfix
3 1 (3.13%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Cisco
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) Aruba
3 3 (9.38%) Meraki
4 2 (6.25%) F5
4 2 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
5 1 (3.13%) Huawei
5 1 (3.13%) Ivanti
5 1 (3.13%) Juniper
5 1 (3.13%) Nokia
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat