The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 47 42 46
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing LAN 16 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.31% 2.52% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 20.27% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 6
Average daily rate
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£288 £183 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.53% +46.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £113 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
128 74 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.50% 12.44% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 32 38
Average daily rate £313 £400 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +128.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £17.55 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
LAN
West Midlands

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 23 (69.70%) WAN
2 18 (54.55%) Windows
3 12 (36.36%) Firewall
4 10 (30.30%) Cisco
4 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
5 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (18.18%) VoIP
8 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
8 6 (18.18%) CheckPoint
9 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
9 5 (15.15%) Wireless
9 5 (15.15%) Finance
9 5 (15.15%) VMware
9 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
9 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
9 5 (15.15%) Avaya
9 5 (15.15%) Apple
9 5 (15.15%) Android
10 4 (12.12%) XenApp
10 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (12.12%) CCNP
10 4 (12.12%) CCNA
10 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (12.12%) VPN
10 4 (12.12%) IBM
10 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
10 4 (12.12%) Network Security
11 3 (9.09%) CMDB

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) CMS
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (69.70%) WAN
2 12 (36.36%) Firewall
3 6 (18.18%) VoIP
4 5 (15.15%) Wireless
4 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
5 4 (12.12%) VPN
5 4 (12.12%) Network Security
6 3 (9.09%) DNS
6 3 (9.09%) SAN
6 3 (9.09%) MPLS
7 2 (6.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (6.06%) ADSL
7 2 (6.06%) DHCP
7 2 (6.06%) VLAN
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (6.06%) BIG-IP
8 1 (3.03%) IP Telephony
8 1 (3.03%) Nortel Meridian
8 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (3.03%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Billing
3 1 (3.03%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Analyst
1 6 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Administrator
2 5 (15.15%) Network Technician
2 5 (15.15%) Network Support
2 5 (15.15%) Network Support Technician
2 5 (15.15%) Support Technician
3 3 (9.09%) Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) IT Support
4 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.06%) Security Consultant
4 2 (6.06%) IT Administrator
4 2 (6.06%) Network Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Network Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Solaris Administrator
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) DCOM
1 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) CMDB
3 2 (6.06%) Firmware
4 1 (3.03%) PDA
4 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.03%) SCADA
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) AS400
4 1 (3.03%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (3.03%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (15.15%) Android
6 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
7 3 (9.09%) Solaris
7 3 (9.09%) Linux
7 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.03%) AIX
8 1 (3.03%) HPUX
8 1 (3.03%) UNIX
8 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (9.09%) ITIL
2 3 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (6.06%) Security Architecture
3 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (6.06%) Software Distribution
3 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (6.06%) Information Security
3 2 (6.06%) Network Design
4 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.03%) Migration
4 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) CCNP
1 4 (12.12%) CCNA
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.06%) CISSP
2 2 (6.06%) CISM
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) MCITP
3 1 (3.03%) CCSA
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) XenApp
3 3 (9.09%) Terminal Services
3 3 (9.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (3.03%) NFS
4 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) WMI
3 1 (3.03%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Cisco
2 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 5 (15.15%) VMware
4 5 (15.15%) Avaya
4 5 (15.15%) Apple
5 4 (12.12%) IBM
6 3 (9.09%) Citrix
6 3 (9.09%) NetApp
6 3 (9.09%) Veritas
6 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 3 (9.09%) BMC
7 2 (6.06%) F5
7 2 (6.06%) Sourcefire
8 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
8 1 (3.03%) BT
8 1 (3.03%) HP
8 1 (3.03%) Nortel
8 1 (3.03%) Sun
8 1 (3.03%) CA
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