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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 40 47 41
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing LAN 17 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.28% 2.38% 2.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.48% 12.59% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £288 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +79.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £135 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £443 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -11.39%
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
83 135 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.16% 18.91% 12.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 74 33
Average daily rate £325 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £214 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 42 (91.30%) WAN
2 22 (47.83%) Cisco
3 20 (43.48%) Firewall
4 19 (41.30%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (30.43%) VPN
6 13 (28.26%) CCNP
6 13 (28.26%) Network Design
7 11 (23.91%) CheckPoint
7 11 (23.91%) CCNA
7 11 (23.91%) Juniper
8 10 (21.74%) OSPF
8 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
9 9 (19.57%) F5
9 9 (19.57%) BGP
9 9 (19.57%) Service Delivery
9 9 (19.57%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (19.57%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (17.39%) Active Directory
10 8 (17.39%) MPLS
10 8 (17.39%) Windows
10 8 (17.39%) Public Cloud
11 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
12 5 (10.87%) CCIE
12 5 (10.87%) Citrix
12 5 (10.87%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (10.87%) Network Security
13 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
13 4 (8.70%) Load Balancing
13 4 (8.70%) Migration

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (6.52%) Office 365
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (91.30%) WAN
2 20 (43.48%) Firewall
3 14 (30.43%) VPN
4 10 (21.74%) OSPF
5 9 (19.57%) BGP
5 9 (19.57%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (17.39%) MPLS
7 5 (10.87%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (10.87%) Network Security
8 4 (8.70%) Cisco PIX
8 4 (8.70%) VoIP
9 3 (6.52%) EIGRP
9 3 (6.52%) Wireless
9 3 (6.52%) VLAN
10 2 (4.35%) Wireshark
10 2 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (4.35%) Internet
10 2 (4.35%) 3G
10 2 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
1 3 (6.52%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) French Language
2 1 (2.17%) German Language
2 1 (2.17%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Network Engineer
2 11 (23.91%) Architect
3 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (10.87%) Security Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Citrix Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Citrix Specialist
7 2 (4.35%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 2 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Desktop Support
8 1 (2.17%) Field Service Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Public Cloud
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.35%) Handset
5 1 (2.17%) PKI
5 1 (2.17%) PDA
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Windows
2 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
3 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Network Design
2 9 (19.57%) Service Delivery
3 4 (8.70%) ITIL
3 4 (8.70%) PRINCE2
3 4 (8.70%) Migration
3 4 (8.70%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.52%) Project Management
4 3 (6.52%) Network Management
5 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.17%) ITSM
6 1 (2.17%) Validation
6 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.17%) Service Management
6 1 (2.17%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.17%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (2.17%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 19 (41.30%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (28.26%) CCNP
3 11 (23.91%) CCNA
4 5 (10.87%) CCIE
5 3 (6.52%) CCSA
5 3 (6.52%) CCSE
5 3 (6.52%) CCDP
6 2 (4.35%) CCVP
6 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.17%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.17%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.17%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.17%) CCSP
7 1 (2.17%) MCP
7 1 (2.17%) HNC
7 1 (2.17%) HND
7 1 (2.17%) CCDA
7 1 (2.17%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
1 2 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) XenApp
3 2 (4.35%) MetaFrame
3 2 (4.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Cisco
2 11 (23.91%) Juniper
2 11 (23.91%) CheckPoint
3 9 (19.57%) F5
4 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.87%) Citrix
6 2 (4.35%) Aerohive Networks
6 2 (4.35%) AppSense
6 2 (4.35%) Brocade
6 2 (4.35%) Foundry
7 1 (2.17%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.17%) Nokia
7 1 (2.17%) Remedy
7 1 (2.17%) McAfee
7 1 (2.17%) VMware