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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 44 46 41
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing LAN 15 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.01% 2.35% 3.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.29% 13.14% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 11
Average daily rate
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£314 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.35% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £222 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £452 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £18.98 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+7.99% -6.25%
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
82 137 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.01% 17.89% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 84 47
Average daily rate £313 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £220 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 (89.36%) WAN
2 25 (53.19%) Cisco
3 23 (48.94%) Firewall
4 20 (42.55%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (31.91%) VPN
6 14 (29.79%) CCNP
7 13 (27.66%) CCNA
8 12 (25.53%) CheckPoint
9 11 (23.40%) Juniper
9 11 (23.40%) Windows
9 11 (23.40%) Network Design
10 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
10 10 (21.28%) OSPF
11 9 (19.15%) BGP
11 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
11 9 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (19.15%) F5
12 8 (17.02%) Relational Database
12 8 (17.02%) MPLS
12 8 (17.02%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (14.89%) Service Delivery
13 7 (14.89%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (12.77%) Public Cloud
14 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (10.64%) CCIE
15 5 (10.64%) ITIL
15 5 (10.64%) Network Security

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (8.51%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.26%) Office 365
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (89.36%) WAN
2 23 (48.94%) Firewall
3 15 (31.91%) VPN
4 10 (21.28%) OSPF
5 9 (19.15%) BGP
5 9 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (17.02%) MPLS
6 8 (17.02%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (10.64%) Network Security
8 4 (8.51%) Wireless
8 4 (8.51%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (8.51%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (6.38%) VLAN
9 3 (6.38%) EIGRP
9 3 (6.38%) 3G
9 3 (6.38%) DHCP
9 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
9 3 (6.38%) DNS
9 3 (6.38%) VoIP
10 2 (4.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Network Engineer
2 10 (21.28%) Architect
3 7 (14.89%) Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (10.64%) Security Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Network Support
7 2 (4.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Field Service Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.26%) Service Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Field Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Public Cloud
2 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.51%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Handset
4 1 (2.13%) PKI
4 1 (2.13%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Network Design
2 7 (14.89%) Service Delivery
3 5 (10.64%) ITIL
4 4 (8.51%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.38%) Migration
5 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.38%) Project Management
5 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.38%) Network Management
6 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.13%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (2.13%) Resource Management
7 1 (2.13%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.13%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.13%) Validation
7 1 (2.13%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 20 (42.55%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (29.79%) CCNP
3 13 (27.66%) CCNA
4 5 (10.64%) CCIE
5 3 (6.38%) CCSA
5 3 (6.38%) CCVP
5 3 (6.38%) CCSE
5 3 (6.38%) CCDP
6 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.13%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.13%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.13%) CCSP
7 1 (2.13%) HNC
7 1 (2.13%) HND
7 1 (2.13%) CCDA
7 1 (2.13%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
1 2 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) XenApp
3 2 (4.26%) MetaFrame
3 2 (4.26%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.13%) Firmware
4 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.13%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) HP SIM
2 1 (2.13%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 25 (53.19%) Cisco
2 12 (25.53%) CheckPoint
3 11 (23.40%) Juniper
4 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
4 9 (19.15%) F5
5 5 (10.64%) VMware
6 4 (8.51%) Citrix
7 2 (4.26%) Foundry
7 2 (4.26%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (4.26%) AppSense
7 2 (4.26%) Brocade
7 2 (4.26%) Symantec
8 1 (2.13%) Remedy
8 1 (2.13%) McAfee
8 1 (2.13%) HP
8 1 (2.13%) Nokia
8 1 (2.13%) LANDesk