Period
to 10 July 2020

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 10 July 2020 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
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 31 64 77
Rank change year-on-year +33 +13 -23
Contract jobs citing WAN 21 32 29
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.68% 2.29% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.34% 16.41% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 30 22
Median daily rate £336 £370 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.12% +45.10% -32.00%
10th Percentile £275 £252 £128
90th Percentile £400 £570 £437
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £370 £485
% change year-on-year +35.14% -23.63% +25.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +25.00% +50.94%
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.00 £12.00 £12.40
% change year-on-year +125.00% -3.23% -11.43%

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 94 195 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 16.49% 13.97% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 132 136
Median daily rate £400 £389 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.89% +7.61% -3.67%
10th Percentile £308 £213 £175
90th Percentile £588 £550 £534
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 10
Median hourly rate £20.44 £25.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.25% +16.28% +72.00%
10th Percentile £15.00 £22.50 £14.75
90th Percentile £35.88 £27.50 £44.13
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% +42.86% +4.48%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Birmingham

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WAN in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for WAN in Birmingham

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WAN in Birmingham over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WAN in Birmingham

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WAN in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for WAN in Birmingham

WAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing WAN in Birmingham over the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for WAN in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, 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 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) LAN
2 13 (61.90%) VMware
3 7 (33.33%) Internet
3 7 (33.33%) SAN
3 7 (33.33%) VPN
3 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (33.33%) Veeam
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (28.57%) Azure
4 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (23.81%) SCCM
5 5 (23.81%) vSphere
5 5 (23.81%) Citrix
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 5 (23.81%) MPLS
6 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco
6 4 (19.05%) DNS
6 4 (19.05%) Juniper
6 4 (19.05%) DHCP
6 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
6 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
6 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 3 (14.29%) Replication

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 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.76%) CMS
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Azure
2 3 (14.29%) Office 365
3 2 (9.52%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (9.52%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 2 (9.52%) IaaS
4 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) LAN
2 7 (33.33%) Internet
2 7 (33.33%) SAN
2 7 (33.33%) VPN
3 5 (23.81%) MPLS
4 4 (19.05%) DHCP
4 4 (19.05%) DNS
5 3 (14.29%) BGP
5 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 2 (9.52%) ADSL
6 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
6 2 (9.52%) Firewall
6 2 (9.52%) IPsec
6 2 (9.52%) Junos
6 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (4.76%) ATM
7 1 (4.76%) Network Security
7 1 (4.76%) RIP
7 1 (4.76%) SNMP
7 1 (4.76%) xDSL
General
1 4 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.52%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
1 4 (19.05%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Server Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Office 365 Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Replication
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) CCTV
3 1 (4.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (9.52%) Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (4.76%) AIX
6 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Solaris
6 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (14.29%) Change Management
2 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
2 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 2 (9.52%) Antivirus Management
3 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.52%) Storage Management
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (4.76%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (4.76%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (4.76%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.76%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery Management
4 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 1 (4.76%) Supplier Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) BC Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (9.52%) CCNA
3 2 (9.52%) CCNP
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.76%) CCIE
4 1 (4.76%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (23.81%) vSphere
4 3 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (14.29%) XenApp
4 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 2 (9.52%) DFS Replication
5 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) SCCM
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
3 1 (4.76%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Veeam
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco
4 4 (19.05%) Juniper
5 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.52%) HP
6 1 (4.76%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.76%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (4.76%) BT
6 1 (4.76%) F5
6 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.76%) McAfee
6 1 (4.76%) Mitel
6 1 (4.76%) Nortel
6 1 (4.76%) Openreach
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds