The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 48 41 50
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing LAN 18 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.33% 3.12% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.95% 24.42% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £345 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +97.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £20.25 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.89%
LAN
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
139 86 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.03% 12.76% 16.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 48 44
Average daily rate £320 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.25 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Birmingham region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Birmingham region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 27 (84.38%) WAN
2 14 (43.75%) Cisco
2 14 (43.75%) Windows
3 12 (37.50%) Firewall
4 8 (25.00%) VoIP
5 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
5 7 (21.88%) CCNP
5 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
6 6 (18.75%) Avaya
6 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
6 6 (18.75%) CCNA
6 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (15.63%) VMware
8 4 (12.50%) XenApp
8 4 (12.50%) Network Security
8 4 (12.50%) VPN
8 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
8 4 (12.50%) Citrix
8 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
8 4 (12.50%) ITIL
8 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (12.50%) MPLS
8 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (9.38%) Office 365
9 3 (9.38%) F5
9 3 (9.38%) Apple
9 3 (9.38%) Terminal Services

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.38%) CMS
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.13%) TPMS
3 1 (3.13%) CICS
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (84.38%) WAN
2 12 (37.50%) Firewall
3 8 (25.00%) VoIP
4 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 4 (12.50%) VPN
5 4 (12.50%) MPLS
5 4 (12.50%) Network Security
6 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (9.38%) Wireless
6 3 (9.38%) VLAN
7 2 (6.25%) BIG-IP
7 2 (6.25%) DNS
7 2 (6.25%) SAN
7 2 (6.25%) ADSL
7 2 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (3.13%) Multicast
8 1 (3.13%) ATM
8 1 (3.13%) Broadband
8 1 (3.13%) DHCP
8 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) DB2
2 1 (3.13%) Informix
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Billing
2 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (18.75%) Analyst
1 6 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Network Support
3 3 (9.38%) Network Support Technician
3 3 (9.38%) Network Technician
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Support Technician
3 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 2 (6.25%) IT Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Network Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Network Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) DCOM
1 2 (6.25%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.13%) EJB
2 1 (3.13%) JavaBeans
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Firmware
1 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.13%) Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) PDA
2 1 (3.13%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Windows
2 7 (21.88%) Windows 7
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.38%) Android
5 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.13%) UNIX
6 1 (3.13%) Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) ITIL
1 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (6.25%) Information Security
3 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (6.25%) Project Planning
3 2 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (6.25%) Network Design
3 2 (6.25%) Security Architecture
3 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (6.25%) Software Distribution
4 1 (3.13%) Data Privacy
4 1 (3.13%) Waterfall
4 1 (3.13%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) CCNP
1 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.75%) CCNA
3 2 (6.25%) CISSP
3 2 (6.25%) CISM
3 2 (6.25%) Degree
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) CCSA
4 1 (3.13%) MCITP
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.13%) MCSE
4 1 (3.13%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.50%) XenApp
2 3 (9.38%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) WMI
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Cisco
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.75%) Avaya
3 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 5 (15.63%) VMware
5 4 (12.50%) Citrix
6 3 (9.38%) Apple
6 3 (9.38%) F5
7 2 (6.25%) Sourcefire
8 1 (3.13%) LANDesk
8 1 (3.13%) BT
8 1 (3.13%) Verint
8 1 (3.13%) Juniper
8 1 (3.13%) Nortel
8 1 (3.13%) Oracle
8 1 (3.13%) Sybase