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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 36 48 42
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing LAN 28 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.86% 1.94% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.95% 11.30% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 5
Average daily rate
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£323 £320 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.78% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £106 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £451 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -9.21%
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
122 115 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.80% 17.19% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 60 27
Average daily rate £325 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £171 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £453 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 2
Average hourly rate £26.50 £12.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.83% -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 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 3 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 41 (91.11%) WAN
2 22 (48.89%) Cisco
3 20 (44.44%) Firewall
4 18 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (31.11%) VPN
6 13 (28.89%) CCNP
7 12 (26.67%) Network Design
8 11 (24.44%) CheckPoint
9 10 (22.22%) Juniper
9 10 (22.22%) OSPF
9 10 (22.22%) CCNA
9 10 (22.22%) Relational Database
10 9 (20.00%) F5
10 9 (20.00%) BGP
10 9 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (17.78%) MPLS
11 8 (17.78%) Service Delivery
11 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
11 8 (17.78%) Windows
11 8 (17.78%) Public Cloud
12 6 (13.33%) Network Security
13 5 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (11.11%) Citrix
13 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
13 5 (11.11%) CCIE
14 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
14 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (8.89%) Wireless
14 4 (8.89%) Migration

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (6.67%) Office 365
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (91.11%) WAN
2 20 (44.44%) Firewall
3 14 (31.11%) VPN
4 10 (22.22%) OSPF
5 9 (20.00%) BGP
6 8 (17.78%) MPLS
6 8 (17.78%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (13.33%) Network Security
8 5 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (8.89%) Wireless
10 3 (6.67%) VLAN
10 3 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (6.67%) EIGRP
10 3 (6.67%) VoIP
11 2 (4.44%) WLAN
11 2 (4.44%) DHCP
11 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
11 2 (4.44%) Internet
11 2 (4.44%) 3G
11 2 (4.44%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) French Language
3 1 (2.22%) German Language
3 1 (2.22%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Architect
1 11 (24.44%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.78%) Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (11.11%) Security Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Architect
5 3 (6.67%) Service Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Citrix Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) Citrix Technical Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (4.44%) Network Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Field Service Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Support Specialist
7 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Public Cloud
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.44%) Handset
4 1 (2.22%) PKI
4 1 (2.22%) PDA
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Network Design
2 8 (17.78%) Service Delivery
3 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
3 4 (8.89%) Migration
3 4 (8.89%) Load Balancing
3 4 (8.89%) Network Management
4 3 (6.67%) ITIL
4 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (6.67%) Project Management
5 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.22%) Resilience Testing
6 1 (2.22%) Patch Management
6 1 (2.22%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (2.22%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.22%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.22%) Logistics
Qualifications
1 18 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (28.89%) CCNP
3 10 (22.22%) CCNA
4 5 (11.11%) CCIE
5 3 (6.67%) CCSA
5 3 (6.67%) CCSE
6 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.44%) CCDP
7 1 (2.22%) CCIP
7 1 (2.22%) CCSP
7 1 (2.22%) MCP
7 1 (2.22%) HNC
7 1 (2.22%) HND
7 1 (2.22%) CCVP
7 1 (2.22%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.22%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
1 2 (4.44%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (17.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) XenApp
3 2 (4.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (4.44%) MetaFrame
4 1 (2.22%) Firmware
4 1 (2.22%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (48.89%) Cisco
2 11 (24.44%) CheckPoint
3 10 (22.22%) Juniper
4 9 (20.00%) F5
5 5 (11.11%) Citrix
5 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.44%) AppSense
6 2 (4.44%) Aerohive Networks
6 2 (4.44%) Brocade
6 2 (4.44%) Foundry
7 1 (2.22%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.22%) McAfee
7 1 (2.22%) VMware
7 1 (2.22%) HP