Period
to 22 November 2017

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 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.

WAN Optimization
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 212 163
Rank change year-on-year +63 -49 +16
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 39 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.81% 0.048% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.058% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 2 3
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.07% +28.95% -
10th Percentile £384 £346 £293
90th Percentile £530 £464 £327
England median daily rate £440 £438 £375
% change year-on-year +0.57% +16.67% -7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

WAN Optimisation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4014 5151 3873
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.99% 83.13% 79.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2564 3089 2216
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.38%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £239
90th Percentile £550 £550 £532
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 137 177
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.15
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.43 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.76% +8.58% +18.42%

WAN Optimisation
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing WAN Optimisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN Optimisation in the West Midlands

WAN Optimisation
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN Optimisation within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +46 30 £440 +10.07% 2
Birmingham - 3 £388 -
WAN Optimisation
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 39 (100.00%) WAN
1 39 (100.00%) Cisco
2 37 (94.87%) Firewall
3 36 (92.31%) CheckPoint
3 36 (92.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (92.31%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (87.18%) Fortinet
5 30 (76.92%) Wireless
6 28 (71.79%) McAfee
7 24 (61.54%) VPN
7 24 (61.54%) FortiGate
8 22 (56.41%) Network Design
8 22 (56.41%) Oracle
9 17 (43.59%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (43.59%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (41.03%) Nokia
10 16 (41.03%) Data Centre
11 15 (38.46%) CCNP
11 15 (38.46%) Aruba
12 14 (35.90%) F5
12 14 (35.90%) Blue Coat
12 14 (35.90%) IBM
12 14 (35.90%) Internet
12 14 (35.90%) BMC
12 14 (35.90%) Network Packet Analysis
12 14 (35.90%) Network Load Balancing
13 12 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
14 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
15 7 (17.95%) VLAN

WAN Optimisation
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 36 (92.31%) Amazon AWS
1 36 (92.31%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (100.00%) WAN
2 37 (94.87%) Firewall
3 30 (76.92%) Wireless
4 24 (61.54%) VPN
5 17 (43.59%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (35.90%) Internet
7 12 (30.77%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (17.95%) BGP
8 7 (17.95%) HSRP
8 7 (17.95%) MPLS
8 7 (17.95%) OSPF
8 7 (17.95%) VLAN
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 39 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 22 (56.41%) Implementation Engineer
2 22 (56.41%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 16 (41.03%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (41.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 16 (41.03%) Design Engineer
3 16 (41.03%) Network Design Engineer
4 10 (25.64%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 10 (25.64%) Firewall Engineer
5 9 (23.08%) Cloud Engineer
6 8 (20.51%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Network Support
7 4 (10.26%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 3 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Incident Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Network Operations Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Senior Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 16 (41.03%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Network Design
2 14 (35.90%) Network Load Balancing
2 14 (35.90%) Network Packet Analysis
3 7 (17.95%) ITIL
3 7 (17.95%) ITIL V3
3 7 (17.95%) Root Cause Analysis
3 7 (17.95%) Workflow
4 6 (15.38%) Coaching
5 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.69%) Service Management
6 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 17 (43.59%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (38.46%) CCNP
3 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
3 8 (20.51%) Security Cleared
4 6 (15.38%) CCIE
4 6 (15.38%) Check Point Certification
4 6 (15.38%) CISSP
5 3 (7.69%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 24 (61.54%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 39 (100.00%) Cisco
2 36 (92.31%) CheckPoint
3 34 (87.18%) Fortinet
4 28 (71.79%) McAfee
5 22 (56.41%) Oracle
6 16 (41.03%) Nokia
7 15 (38.46%) Aruba
8 14 (35.90%) Blue Coat
8 14 (35.90%) BMC
8 14 (35.90%) F5
8 14 (35.90%) IBM
9 6 (15.38%) HP
10 3 (7.69%) Palo Alto