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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 41 42 37
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing LAN 16 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.41% 1.85% 2.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.49% 11.96% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
Average daily rate £375 £306 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% +91.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £203 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £423 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-11.85% +8.04%
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
97 92 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.59% 15.46% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 40 42
Average daily rate £375 £300 £208
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £12.37 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% -12.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 31 (81.58%) WAN
2 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
3 15 (39.47%) Windows
4 13 (34.21%) Cisco
4 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
5 12 (31.58%) VMware
6 10 (26.32%) ITIL
6 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
7 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
7 9 (23.68%) TCP/IP
7 9 (23.68%) Firewall
8 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (18.42%) CCNP
9 7 (18.42%) Avaya
9 7 (18.42%) DHCP
9 7 (18.42%) Office 365
10 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (15.79%) Change Management
10 6 (15.79%) VPN
10 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
11 5 (13.16%) DNS
11 5 (13.16%) Juniper
11 5 (13.16%) CCNA
11 5 (13.16%) Internet
11 5 (13.16%) MPLS
11 5 (13.16%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (13.16%) Finance
11 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
11 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (81.58%) WAN
2 9 (23.68%) Firewall
2 9 (23.68%) TCP/IP
3 7 (18.42%) DHCP
4 6 (15.79%) VPN
5 5 (13.16%) DNS
5 5 (13.16%) Internet
5 5 (13.16%) MPLS
5 5 (13.16%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (10.53%) BGP
6 4 (10.53%) Ethernet
6 4 (10.53%) OSPF
6 4 (10.53%) Wireless
7 3 (7.89%) ATM
7 3 (7.89%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (7.89%) L2TP
7 3 (7.89%) SAN
7 3 (7.89%) SDH
7 3 (7.89%) SONET
7 3 (7.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Advertising
4 1 (2.63%) German Language
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Network Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Support Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 5 (13.16%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (10.53%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Network Support
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Juniper Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Active Directory Support
6 2 (5.26%) DBA
6 2 (5.26%) Designer
6 2 (5.26%) Exchange Support
6 2 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) SQL DBA
6 2 (5.26%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) CESG
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) Unix
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) ITIL
2 6 (15.79%) Change Management
3 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (7.89%) ITSM
3 3 (7.89%) Network Design
3 3 (7.89%) Network Optimisation
3 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
3 3 (7.89%) Service Management
4 2 (5.26%) Database Theory
4 2 (5.26%) Project Management
4 2 (5.26%) Relational Database Theory
4 2 (5.26%) Server Building
5 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.63%) Change Control
5 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.63%) Ethical Hacking
5 1 (2.63%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Migration
5 1 (2.63%) Network Management
5 1 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) C
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (18.42%) CCNP
3 5 (13.16%) CCNA
3 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
4 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) CCIE
5 3 (7.89%) Degree
5 3 (7.89%) JNCIA
5 3 (7.89%) JNCIE
5 3 (7.89%) JNCIP
5 3 (7.89%) JNCIS
5 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (5.26%) MCP
6 2 (5.26%) MCSE
7 1 (2.63%) CCVP
7 1 (2.63%) MCDST
7 1 (2.63%) MCSA
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.63%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (2.63%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 13 (34.21%) Cisco
3 12 (31.58%) VMware
4 7 (18.42%) Avaya
5 5 (13.16%) Juniper
6 4 (10.53%) Symantec
7 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.26%) Citrix
7 2 (5.26%) HP
8 1 (2.63%) arcserve
8 1 (2.63%) Aruba
8 1 (2.63%) CA
8 1 (2.63%) EMC
8 1 (2.63%) F5
8 1 (2.63%) NetApp
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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