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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 144 109
Rank change year-on-year +30 -35  
Contract jobs citing WAN Optimisation 7 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.34% 0.067% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.081% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Median daily rate £398 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.73% +11.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £337 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £362 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £365 £310
% change year-on-year +8.90% +17.74%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 1742 2484 1794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.83% 82.63% 77.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 3944 5496 3947
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 123 224
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £42.90 £46.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +15 3 £425 +21.60%
Birmingham - 2 £388 -
WAN Optimisation
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 7 (100.00%) Cisco
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
2 5 (71.43%) Network Design
2 5 (71.43%) Fortinet
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) McAfee
3 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 3 (42.86%) FortiGate
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (42.86%) Nokia
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) Workflow
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

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 2 (28.57%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) Firewall
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Design Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Implementation Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Network Design Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Network Design
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) CCNA
1 2 (28.57%) CCNP
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) CheckPoint
2 5 (71.43%) Fortinet
2 5 (71.43%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) McAfee
3 3 (42.86%) Nokia
4 2 (28.57%) Palo Alto