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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 40 42 41
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 18 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.94% 1.37% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.00% 11.11% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 5
Average daily rate £325 £469 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.66% +33.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £366 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £528 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% +18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -23.80%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
75 63 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.23% 12.30% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 29
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £153 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £18.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) WAN
3 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (41.94%) Windows 7
4 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (32.26%) Apple
5 10 (32.26%) Wireless
5 10 (32.26%) Android
6 8 (25.81%) Finance
6 8 (25.81%) Firewall
7 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
7 6 (19.35%) Cisco
7 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
8 5 (16.13%) Citrix
8 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
8 5 (16.13%) VMware
9 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
9 4 (12.90%) Avaya
9 4 (12.90%) CheckPoint
9 4 (12.90%) MPLS
9 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
9 4 (12.90%) IBM
9 4 (12.90%) VoIP
10 3 (9.68%) MCSE
10 3 (9.68%) Solaris
10 3 (9.68%) Linux
10 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
10 3 (9.68%) SAN
10 3 (9.68%) BMC

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) CMS
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) WAN
2 10 (32.26%) Wireless
3 8 (25.81%) Firewall
4 4 (12.90%) MPLS
4 4 (12.90%) VoIP
5 3 (9.68%) SAN
6 2 (6.45%) VLAN
6 2 (6.45%) Network Security
6 2 (6.45%) Internet
6 2 (6.45%) VPN
6 2 (6.45%) Broadband
6 2 (6.45%) PBX
7 1 (3.23%) PSTN
7 1 (3.23%) ISDN
7 1 (3.23%) DHCP
7 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.23%) RIP
7 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.23%) DNS
7 1 (3.23%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) French Language
3 1 (3.23%) German Language
3 1 (3.23%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Support Technician
1 10 (32.26%) Network Support
1 10 (32.26%) Network Technician
1 10 (32.26%) Network Support Technician
2 8 (25.81%) Support Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Network Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) Field Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Solaris Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Support
6 2 (6.45%) Security Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Network Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Coordinator
7 1 (3.23%) Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) CMDB
3 2 (6.45%) FlexPod
4 1 (3.23%) AS400
4 1 (3.23%) SCADA
4 1 (3.23%) PDA
4 1 (3.23%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (3.23%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (41.94%) Windows 7
3 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (32.26%) Android
5 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
6 3 (9.68%) Solaris
6 3 (9.68%) Linux
6 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.45%) UNIX
8 1 (3.23%) Windows NT
8 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.23%) AIX
8 1 (3.23%) HPUX
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
8 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.68%) Network Design
2 2 (6.45%) Security Architecture
2 2 (6.45%) Information Security
2 2 (6.45%) ITIL
3 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.23%) Migration
3 1 (3.23%) Business Continuity
3 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.23%) Service Management
3 1 (3.23%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) MCSE
1 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.68%) CCNP
1 3 (9.68%) CCNA
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) CISM
2 2 (6.45%) CISSP
3 1 (3.23%) CCSA
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (3.23%) NFS
3 1 (3.23%) Terminal Server
3 1 (3.23%) SRDF
3 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.23%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) Apple
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco
4 5 (16.13%) Citrix
4 5 (16.13%) VMware
5 4 (12.90%) Avaya
5 4 (12.90%) CheckPoint
5 4 (12.90%) IBM
6 3 (9.68%) BMC
6 3 (9.68%) NetApp
6 3 (9.68%) Veritas
6 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.45%) BT
8 1 (3.23%) Sun
8 1 (3.23%) Symantec
8 1 (3.23%) Remedy
8 1 (3.23%) HP
8 1 (3.23%) Nortel
8 1 (3.23%) CA
8 1 (3.23%) Cramer