The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 28 38 46
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Contract jobs citing LAN 42 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.37% 3.98% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.58% 19.75% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 9
Median daily rate £330 £318 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% -2.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £139 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £416 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £349 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+23.45% +15.71%
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
133 162 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.01% 20.15% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 101 46
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £282 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 8
Median hourly rate £12.50 £26.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.83% +120.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.00 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 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 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for LAN.

1 52 (88.14%) WAN
2 27 (45.76%) Cisco
3 23 (38.98%) Firewall
4 22 (37.29%) Windows
5 19 (32.20%) ITIL
6 18 (30.51%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
8 15 (25.42%) Active Directory
8 15 (25.42%) Finance
9 14 (23.73%) CCNP
10 12 (20.34%) Avaya
10 12 (20.34%) Wireless
10 12 (20.34%) Windows Server
11 9 (15.25%) Data Centre
11 9 (15.25%) German Language
11 9 (15.25%) Service Management
12 8 (13.56%) CCNA
12 8 (13.56%) VoIP
12 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
13 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
13 7 (11.86%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
13 7 (11.86%) VMware
14 6 (10.17%) IP Telephony
14 6 (10.17%) MS PowerPoint
14 6 (10.17%) MS Project
14 6 (10.17%) MS Visio
14 6 (10.17%) MS Exchange

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.17%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (10.17%) MS Project
1 6 (10.17%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Office 365
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 52 (88.14%) WAN
2 23 (38.98%) Firewall
3 12 (20.34%) Wireless
4 8 (13.56%) VoIP
5 7 (11.86%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (10.17%) BGP
6 6 (10.17%) DHCP
6 6 (10.17%) IP Telephony
6 6 (10.17%) OSPF
6 6 (10.17%) VPN
7 5 (8.47%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (8.47%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (8.47%) Internet
7 5 (8.47%) TCP/IP
7 5 (8.47%) VLAN
7 5 (8.47%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (8.47%) WLAN
8 4 (6.78%) DNS
8 4 (6.78%) EIGRP
8 4 (6.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 9 (15.25%) German Language
3 5 (8.47%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.08%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (30.51%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.25%) Support Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Support
5 5 (8.47%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Service Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Support Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Network Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Voice Specialist
7 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.08%) IT Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) CESG
3 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.69%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (37.29%) Windows
2 12 (20.34%) Windows Server
3 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.69%) Linux
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.20%) ITIL
2 9 (15.25%) Service Management
3 6 (10.17%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (8.47%) ITIL V3
4 5 (8.47%) Project Management
5 3 (5.08%) Change Management
5 3 (5.08%) Migration
5 3 (5.08%) Server Building
5 3 (5.08%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.39%) Change Control
6 2 (3.39%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 2 (3.39%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.39%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (1.69%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.69%) Network Design
7 1 (1.69%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (30.51%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (23.73%) CCNP
3 8 (13.56%) CCNA
4 7 (11.86%) SC Cleared
4 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.47%) Degree
6 3 (5.08%) CCIE
7 1 (1.69%) CCDP
7 1 (1.69%) CISSP
7 1 (1.69%) MCP
7 1 (1.69%) MCSE
7 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 15 (25.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.69%) DameWare
2 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.69%) Puppet
2 1 (1.69%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 27 (45.76%) Cisco
2 16 (27.12%) Microsoft
3 12 (20.34%) Avaya
4 7 (11.86%) VMware
5 6 (10.17%) CheckPoint
5 6 (10.17%) Juniper
6 3 (5.08%) Citrix
6 3 (5.08%) Dell
6 3 (5.08%) IBM
7 2 (3.39%) F5
7 2 (3.39%) HP
7 2 (3.39%) Meraki
7 2 (3.39%) Sun
7 2 (3.39%) Symantec
8 1 (1.69%) Aruba
8 1 (1.69%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.69%) Google
8 1 (1.69%) Remedy
8 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.69%) Stonesoft