Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 54 54
Rank change year-on-year -24 0 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 24 44 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.50% 3.20% 2.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.96% 21.46% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 17
Birmingham median daily rate £365 £311 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.27% -7.09% -2.55%
10th Percentile £253 £201 £263
90th Percentile £450 £496 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £460 £369 £328
% change year-on-year +24.75% +12.60% -6.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.95 £14.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -0.34% -11.11% -39.42%

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 241 205 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 15.05% 14.90% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 130 110
Birmingham median daily rate £365 £381 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +11.31% -2.14%
10th Percentile £155 £212 £169
90th Percentile £525 £525 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 13
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% - -30.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £42.15 £25.50 £18.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +83.33% -16.67% -30.77%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 (83.33%) LAN
2 13 (54.17%) Cisco
3 10 (41.67%) Firewall
4 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (33.33%) CCNP
6 7 (29.17%) CCNA
7 5 (20.83%) VPN
7 5 (20.83%) Project Management
7 5 (20.83%) Network Design
8 4 (16.67%) Migration
8 4 (16.67%) Wireless
8 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 3 (12.50%) DNS
9 3 (12.50%) NHS
9 3 (12.50%) DHCP
9 3 (12.50%) Ethernet
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 3 (12.50%) Network Security
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (12.50%) Network Management
9 3 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
9 3 (12.50%) Change Control
9 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
9 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
10 2 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
10 2 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (8.33%) Presales

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 (4.17%) Apache
1 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 20 (83.33%) LAN
2 10 (41.67%) Firewall
3 5 (20.83%) VPN
4 4 (16.67%) Wireless
5 3 (12.50%) DHCP
5 3 (12.50%) DNS
5 3 (12.50%) Ethernet
5 3 (12.50%) Network Security
5 3 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (8.33%) MPLS
7 1 (4.17%) 3G
7 1 (4.17%) Bluetooth
7 1 (4.17%) FTP
7 1 (4.17%) GSM
7 1 (4.17%) Kerberos
7 1 (4.17%) PBX
7 1 (4.17%) RFID
7 1 (4.17%) SNMP
7 1 (4.17%) SSL
7 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Big Data
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Compliance Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Network Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) IoT Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Network Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) JSON
1 1 (4.17%) LAMP
1 1 (4.17%) LDAP
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
1 1 (4.17%) REST
1 1 (4.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 3 (12.50%) NHS
2 2 (8.33%) PKI
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.17%) FMCG
3 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
1 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.17%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
2 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Network Design
1 5 (20.83%) Project Management
2 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Change Control
3 3 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.50%) Network Management
3 3 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.33%) Presales
4 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (4.17%) Business Continuity
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.17%) ERP
5 1 (4.17%) Identity Management
5 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (33.33%) CCNP
3 7 (29.17%) CCNA
4 1 (4.17%) CCVP
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.17%) Docker
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.17%) iptables
3 1 (4.17%) Postfix
3 1 (4.17%) Samba
3 1 (4.17%) Squid
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (4.17%) Ansible
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.17%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.17%) Nessus
2 1 (4.17%) Nmap
2 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.17%) Packer
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (54.17%) Cisco
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) VMware
4 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.17%) F5
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Intel
4 1 (4.17%) Kaspersky
4 1 (4.17%) McAfee
4 1 (4.17%) Mitel
4 1 (4.17%) NEC
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle
4 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.17%) Proofpoint
4 1 (4.17%) Sigfox