The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 30 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.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 78 59
Rank change year-on-year +14 -19  
Contract jobs citing WAN 51 55 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.27% 1.99% 2.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.06% 17.80% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 16 24
Median daily rate £369 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.35% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £195 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £465 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -19.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £15.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £24.60 £27.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% -13.46%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking 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 communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 299 309 364
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.29% 11.16% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 138 175
Median daily rate £400 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £232 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 40
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the West Midlands

WAN
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 in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in the West Midlands

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in the West Midlands

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in the West Midlands

WAN
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Birmingham +6 20 £363 +20.83% 4
Solihull -7 8 £265 - 3
Coventry +7 5 £313 -
Warwickshire +5 5 £325 +40.08% 2
Shropshire +36 4 £408 +59.80%
Herefordshire - 3 £350 - 1
Staffordshire +4 1 £475 +13.09% 2
Worcestershire +2 1 - -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN 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.

1 103 (86.55%) LAN
2 62 (52.10%) Cisco
3 49 (41.18%) Firewall
4 39 (32.77%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (31.93%) Security Cleared
6 31 (26.05%) SC Cleared
6 31 (26.05%) Data Centre
7 28 (23.53%) Telecoms
8 26 (21.85%) Juniper
9 25 (21.01%) CCNP
9 25 (21.01%) Windows
10 24 (20.17%) Cisco ASA
11 23 (19.33%) CCNA
11 23 (19.33%) CheckPoint
12 20 (16.81%) VPN
13 19 (15.97%) DNS
13 19 (15.97%) Active Directory
13 19 (15.97%) BGP
13 19 (15.97%) Wireless
14 18 (15.13%) OSPF
14 18 (15.13%) F5
15 17 (14.29%) Network Design
16 15 (12.61%) Microsoft Azure
17 14 (11.76%) Network Security
17 14 (11.76%) TCP/IP
17 14 (11.76%) Microsoft
17 14 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
18 13 (10.92%) Migration
19 12 (10.08%) BT
19 12 (10.08%) MPLS

WAN
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 5 (4.20%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.36%) IIS
3 3 (2.52%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.68%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (0.84%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.84%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.84%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.20%) MS Office
2 2 (1.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.84%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.72%) Office 365
4 1 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.84%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (86.55%) LAN
2 49 (41.18%) Firewall
3 24 (20.17%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (16.81%) VPN
5 19 (15.97%) BGP
5 19 (15.97%) DNS
5 19 (15.97%) Wireless
6 18 (15.13%) OSPF
7 14 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
7 14 (11.76%) Network Security
7 14 (11.76%) TCP/IP
8 12 (10.08%) MPLS
8 12 (10.08%) PSTN
8 12 (10.08%) VoIP
9 11 (9.24%) ADSL
9 11 (9.24%) DWDM
9 11 (9.24%) GPON
9 11 (9.24%) GSM
9 11 (9.24%) SDH
9 11 (9.24%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (0.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.04%) Finance
3 2 (1.68%) Automotive
3 2 (1.68%) Electronics
4 1 (0.84%) Advertising
4 1 (0.84%) Local Government
4 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 39 (32.77%) Network Engineer
2 17 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 17 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 16 (13.45%) Architect
4 14 (11.76%) Analyst
5 9 (7.56%) Lead Architect
5 9 (7.56%) Telecoms Architect
6 8 (6.72%) Security Analyst
7 7 (5.88%) Network Architect
8 6 (5.04%) Design Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Implementation Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Network Design Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 6 (5.04%) Network Manager
8 6 (5.04%) Programme Manager
9 5 (4.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (4.20%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 5 (4.20%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.36%) Consultant
10 4 (3.36%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.20%) CSS
2 2 (1.68%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.84%) Leaflet
3 1 (0.84%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (26.05%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.52%) Clustering
4 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.68%) User Experience
5 1 (0.84%) CCTV
5 1 (0.84%) CESG
5 1 (0.84%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.84%) Derivative
5 1 (0.84%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.84%) PKI
5 1 (0.84%) PMI
5 1 (0.84%) Replication
5 1 (0.84%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 25 (21.01%) Windows
2 11 (9.24%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.20%) Linux
3 5 (4.20%) Unix
3 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.68%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.68%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.68%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.84%) HPUX
6 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.84%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.29%) Network Design
2 13 (10.92%) Migration
3 11 (9.24%) Presales
4 10 (8.40%) SIEM
5 9 (7.56%) Customer Engagement
5 9 (7.56%) Mentoring
5 9 (7.56%) Network Management
6 8 (6.72%) ITIL
6 8 (6.72%) Load Balancing
7 7 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (4.20%) Incident Management
8 5 (4.20%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.20%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.36%) IT Strategy
9 4 (3.36%) Project Management
9 4 (3.36%) Service Management
10 3 (2.52%) Coaching
10 3 (2.52%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (2.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (2.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.36%) SQL
2 1 (0.84%) Perl
2 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (32.77%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (31.93%) Security Cleared
3 31 (26.05%) SC Cleared
4 25 (21.01%) CCNP
5 23 (19.33%) CCNA
6 9 (7.56%) CCDP
7 8 (6.72%) CCDA
8 5 (4.20%) CCIE
8 5 (4.20%) CCVP
9 3 (2.52%) Degree
10 2 (1.68%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.68%) MCP
11 1 (0.84%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.84%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.84%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.84%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.68%) PMO
3 1 (0.84%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (15.97%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.04%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.68%) XenApp
4 1 (0.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.84%) Samba
4 1 (0.84%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.84%) vSphere
4 1 (0.84%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.84%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) SCOM
2 3 (2.52%) SCCM
3 1 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.84%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.84%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (0.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.84%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.84%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.84%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 62 (52.10%) Cisco
2 26 (21.85%) Juniper
3 23 (19.33%) CheckPoint
4 18 (15.13%) F5
5 14 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 12 (10.08%) BT
7 11 (9.24%) IBM
7 11 (9.24%) TOWER Software
8 10 (8.40%) Fortinet
8 10 (8.40%) VMware
9 9 (7.56%) Aruba
9 9 (7.56%) Capita
10 8 (6.72%) Blue Coat
10 8 (6.72%) Intel Security
10 8 (6.72%) Oracle
11 5 (4.20%) HP
11 5 (4.20%) Nokia
12 4 (3.36%) Avaya
12 4 (3.36%) Citrix
12 4 (3.36%) Riverbed
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
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Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
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