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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 37 43 41
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing LAN 18 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.86% 1.84% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.82% 14.29% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £160 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+103.12% -54.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £152 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £272 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.10 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.18% +0.54%
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
101 77 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.06% 12.85% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 49 23
Average daily rate £313 £255 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.54% -24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £125 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 December 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 December 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 33 (94.29%) WAN
2 21 (60.00%) Cisco
3 16 (45.71%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (40.00%) CCNP
5 13 (37.14%) Firewall
6 12 (34.29%) CCNA
7 9 (25.71%) Windows
7 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
8 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
9 7 (20.00%) ITIL
9 7 (20.00%) VPN
9 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 7 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
10 6 (17.14%) VoIP
10 6 (17.14%) Juniper
10 6 (17.14%) Migration
10 6 (17.14%) VMware
10 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
11 5 (14.29%) ADSL
11 5 (14.29%) Citrix
11 5 (14.29%) MPLS
11 5 (14.29%) BGP
11 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
12 4 (11.43%) Ethernet
12 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
12 4 (11.43%) Internet
12 4 (11.43%) OSPF
12 4 (11.43%) DSL

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) CICS
2 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.86%) TPMS
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (94.29%) WAN
2 13 (37.14%) Firewall
3 9 (25.71%) TCP/IP
4 7 (20.00%) VPN
4 7 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (17.14%) VoIP
6 5 (14.29%) ADSL
6 5 (14.29%) MPLS
6 5 (14.29%) BGP
7 4 (11.43%) OSPF
7 4 (11.43%) xDSL
7 4 (11.43%) DSL
7 4 (11.43%) Ethernet
7 4 (11.43%) Internet
8 3 (8.57%) Extranet
8 3 (8.57%) RIP
8 3 (8.57%) ATM
8 3 (8.57%) Broadband
8 3 (8.57%) EIGRP
9 2 (5.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MySQL
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) DB2
1 1 (2.86%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Architect
4 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Network Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Network Support
5 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Service Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.86%) Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) EJB
1 1 (2.86%) JavaBeans
1 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.86%) Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.57%) UNIX
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.86%) Linux
5 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Migration
3 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (8.57%) Project Planning
3 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
3 3 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.71%) Project Management
4 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.71%) Coaching
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.86%) Security Architecture
5 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.86%) Waterfall
5 1 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.86%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (45.71%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (40.00%) CCNP
3 12 (34.29%) CCNA
4 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
5 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.71%) BC Cleared
6 2 (5.71%) CCIP
6 2 (5.71%) CCSP
7 1 (2.86%) CCIE
7 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.86%) PMP
7 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.86%) CCVP
7 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.86%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) XenApp
3 3 (8.57%) Terminal Services
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) Cisco
2 6 (17.14%) Juniper
2 6 (17.14%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) Citrix
4 4 (11.43%) F5
4 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.71%) Remedy
6 2 (5.71%) BT
6 2 (5.71%) Cramer
6 2 (5.71%) Avaya
7 1 (2.86%) Sourcefire
7 1 (2.86%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle
7 1 (2.86%) Sybase