The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for WAN Optimisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN Optimisation over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
WAN Optimization
England / West Midlands
Rank - 130 118
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.037% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.045% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £390 -
% change year-on-year -23.07% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

WAN Optimisation is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1810 2222 1920
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.98% 82.48% 75.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1172 1221 1106
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 108
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

WAN Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing WAN Optimisation as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for WAN Optimisation in the West Midlands

WAN Optimisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN Optimisation in the West Midlands

WAN Optimisation
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN Optimisation 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for WAN Optimisation.

1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) BMC
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) TOWER Software
1 2 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Aruba
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM

WAN Optimisation
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Junior
2 1 (50.00%) Junior Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Network Support
2 1 (50.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Security Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Support
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Security Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Aruba
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) BMC
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) F5
1 2 (100.00%) Fortinet
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) IBM
1 2 (100.00%) Intel Security
1 2 (100.00%) TOWER Software
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy