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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 45 38 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing LAN 11 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.86% 2.40% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.94% 19.18% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
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£306 £155 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+97.58% -43.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.06 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+13.11% +25.37%
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
85 73 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.36% 12.50% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 44 29
Average daily rate £295 £260 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% -25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £120 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -10.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015, 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 27 (93.10%) WAN
2 18 (62.07%) Cisco
3 14 (48.28%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (41.38%) CCNP
5 10 (34.48%) CCNA
5 10 (34.48%) Firewall
6 8 (27.59%) Telecoms
7 7 (24.14%) VPN
7 7 (24.14%) Windows
8 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
8 6 (20.69%) Juniper
8 6 (20.69%) Migration
8 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
9 5 (17.24%) MPLS
9 5 (17.24%) ITIL
10 4 (13.79%) VoIP
10 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
10 4 (13.79%) ADSL
10 4 (13.79%) Ethernet
10 4 (13.79%) BGP
10 4 (13.79%) DSL
10 4 (13.79%) Internet
10 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
10 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
10 4 (13.79%) Banking
10 4 (13.79%) xDSL
10 4 (13.79%) F5
11 3 (10.34%) VMware

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.45%) TPMS
2 1 (3.45%) CICS
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (93.10%) WAN
2 10 (34.48%) Firewall
3 7 (24.14%) VPN
4 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
4 6 (20.69%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (17.24%) MPLS
6 4 (13.79%) VoIP
6 4 (13.79%) ADSL
6 4 (13.79%) Ethernet
6 4 (13.79%) BGP
6 4 (13.79%) DSL
6 4 (13.79%) Internet
6 4 (13.79%) xDSL
7 3 (10.34%) Wireless
7 3 (10.34%) Extranet
7 3 (10.34%) EIGRP
7 3 (10.34%) OSPF
7 3 (10.34%) RIP
7 3 (10.34%) ATM
7 3 (10.34%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Informix
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (27.59%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.79%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Project Manager
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Network Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) Service Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Build Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Production Manager
5 1 (3.45%) IP Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Network Services Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
1 1 (3.45%) JavaBeans
1 1 (3.45%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) UNIX
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.45%) Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Migration
2 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 3 (10.34%) Project Planning
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
4 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) People Management
5 1 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Data Privacy
5 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.45%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.45%) Coaching
5 1 (3.45%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (41.38%) CCNP
3 10 (34.48%) CCNA
4 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
5 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.90%) CCIP
6 2 (6.90%) CCSP
6 2 (6.90%) BC Cleared
7 1 (3.45%) CCVP
7 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.45%) PMP
7 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.45%) CCDP
7 1 (3.45%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) XenApp
3 1 (3.45%) vSphere
3 1 (3.45%) ProxySG
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Cisco
2 6 (20.69%) Juniper
3 4 (13.79%) F5
4 3 (10.34%) VMware
4 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.90%) Remedy
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) BT
5 2 (6.90%) Cramer
6 1 (3.45%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.45%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) Avaya
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) Sybase
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