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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 43 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +1
Contract jobs citing LAN 15 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.19% 1.27% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.46% 10.53% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £253 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.61% -25.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £153 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £401 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £18.10 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+13.96% +3.41%
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 76 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.18% 12.08% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 52 29
Average daily rate £338 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 32 (94.12%) WAN
2 18 (52.94%) Cisco
3 13 (38.24%) Firewall
4 12 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (35.29%) CCNP
5 11 (32.35%) Windows
6 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
7 8 (23.53%) CCNA
7 8 (23.53%) VoIP
7 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (20.59%) ITIL
8 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
9 6 (17.65%) Citrix
9 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
9 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
9 6 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (17.65%) VMware
10 5 (14.71%) XenApp
10 5 (14.71%) Juniper
10 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
10 5 (14.71%) VPN
11 4 (11.76%) Terminal Services
11 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
11 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
12 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (8.82%) Network Security
12 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
12 3 (8.82%) Project Planning
12 3 (8.82%) F5

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) CICS
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.94%) TPMS
2 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (94.12%) WAN
2 13 (38.24%) Firewall
3 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
4 8 (23.53%) VoIP
5 6 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (14.71%) VPN
7 3 (8.82%) DNS
7 3 (8.82%) Extranet
7 3 (8.82%) ADSL
7 3 (8.82%) Network Security
8 2 (5.88%) Internet
8 2 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (5.88%) Wireless
8 2 (5.88%) BIG-IP
8 2 (5.88%) VLAN
8 2 (5.88%) Broadband
8 2 (5.88%) DHCP
8 2 (5.88%) MPLS
8 2 (5.88%) OSPF
8 2 (5.88%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) MySQL
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.94%) DB2
1 1 (2.94%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Analyst
2 5 (14.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Support Analyst
3 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (11.76%) Network Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Architect
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Support
5 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.94%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) EJB
1 1 (2.94%) JavaBeans
1 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.94%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.88%) UNIX
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.94%) Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) ITIL
2 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
3 3 (8.82%) Project Planning
4 2 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (5.88%) Project Management
4 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.88%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.88%) Coaching
4 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.94%) Data Privacy
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.94%) Scrum
5 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) CCNP
1 12 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (23.53%) CCNA
3 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) CCSP
6 1 (2.94%) CCIE
6 1 (2.94%) CCDP
6 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) CCVP
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) XenApp
3 4 (11.76%) Terminal Services
4 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) Cisco
2 6 (17.65%) Citrix
2 6 (17.65%) VMware
3 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.71%) Juniper
4 3 (8.82%) F5
5 2 (5.88%) Sourcefire
5 2 (5.88%) Avaya
5 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.94%) Remedy
6 1 (2.94%) BT
6 1 (2.94%) Cramer
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle
6 1 (2.94%) Sybase
6 1 (2.94%) Aerohive Networks