Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 56 47
Rank change year-on-year -11 -9 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 32 51 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.01% 3.35% 2.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.64% 23.94% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 35 24
Birmingham median daily rate £364 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £227 £201 £263
90th Percentile £394 £515 £496
West Midlands median daily rate £399 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +13.93% +6.06% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £11.75 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.05% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.41 £21.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year -32.21% +28.79% -17.50%

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 275 213 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.27% 13.99% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 136 111
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £154 £204 £181
90th Percentile £488 £531 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 15
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -3.23% -18.42%
10th Percentile £9.98 £10.69 £10.73
90th Percentile £31.10 £26.00 £20.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%

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 November 2017.

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 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for WAN.

1 24 (75.00%) LAN
2 21 (65.63%) Cisco
3 12 (37.50%) Firewall
3 12 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (34.38%) VPN
5 9 (28.13%) CCNP
6 8 (25.00%) DNS
6 8 (25.00%) DHCP
6 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (18.75%) CCNA
7 6 (18.75%) Finance
7 6 (18.75%) Palo Alto
7 6 (18.75%) Presales
8 5 (15.63%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
8 5 (15.63%) Windows
8 5 (15.63%) MPLS
8 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
9 4 (12.50%) SSL
9 4 (12.50%) Retail
9 4 (12.50%) Logistics
9 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
9 4 (12.50%) Migration
9 4 (12.50%) F5
9 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (12.50%) Network Security
10 3 (9.38%) Akamai
10 3 (9.38%) Junos
10 3 (9.38%) 4G

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 1 (3.13%) Apache
1 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.13%) OpenEdge
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Akamai
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.38%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (75.00%) LAN
2 12 (37.50%) Firewall
2 12 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (34.38%) VPN
4 8 (25.00%) DHCP
4 8 (25.00%) DNS
5 5 (15.63%) MPLS
6 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (12.50%) Network Security
6 4 (12.50%) SSL
7 3 (9.38%) 3G
7 3 (9.38%) 4G
7 3 (9.38%) BIG-IP
7 3 (9.38%) Bluetooth
7 3 (9.38%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (9.38%) Junos
7 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
7 3 (9.38%) VLAN
7 3 (9.38%) VoIP
7 3 (9.38%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Big Data
2 1 (3.13%) Informix
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Metasploit
1 1 (3.13%) PVCS
General
1 6 (18.75%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Front Office
4 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Network Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Architect
3 6 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) IoT Architect
5 3 (9.38%) IT Analyst
5 3 (9.38%) LAN Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) WAN Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Active Directory Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (6.25%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) LAN/WAN Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Network Deployment Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) Flash
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) LAMP
2 1 (3.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) FMCG
1 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
2 1 (3.13%) PKI
2 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Presales
2 5 (15.63%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 4 (12.50%) Logistics
3 4 (12.50%) Migration
4 3 (9.38%) Analytics
4 3 (9.38%) Data Security
4 3 (9.38%) ERP
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL
4 3 (9.38%) SIEM
4 3 (9.38%) Test Strategy
4 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (9.38%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (6.25%) Open Source
5 2 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.13%) High Availability
6 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.13%) Matrix Management
6 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Progress 4GL
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (28.13%) CCNP
3 6 (18.75%) CCNA
4 3 (9.38%) CCIE
5 1 (3.13%) CCVP
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) iptables
3 1 (3.13%) Postfix
3 1 (3.13%) Samba
3 1 (3.13%) Squid
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Nagios
1 3 (9.38%) SCOM
2 2 (6.25%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.13%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (3.13%) Nessus
3 1 (3.13%) Nmap
3 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (65.63%) Cisco
2 6 (18.75%) Palo Alto
3 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
3 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.50%) F5
5 3 (9.38%) AppDynamics
5 3 (9.38%) Citrix
5 3 (9.38%) Fortinet
5 3 (9.38%) HP
5 3 (9.38%) Infoblox
5 3 (9.38%) Juniper
5 3 (9.38%) Sigfox
5 3 (9.38%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.25%) Kaspersky
6 2 (6.25%) VMware
7 1 (3.13%) EMC
7 1 (3.13%) Meraki
7 1 (3.13%) Mitel
7 1 (3.13%) Proofpoint
7 1 (3.13%) Red Hat