The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 2 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 33 37 48
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing LAN 40 29 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.13% 3.97% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 35.40% 21.17% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 8
Median daily rate £330 £323 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% +11.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £438 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £12.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+23.80% +20.00%
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
113 137 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.49% 18.77% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 84 60
Median daily rate £350 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £285 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £424 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 15
Median hourly rate £12.50 £26.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.83% +120.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £15.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £30.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 July 2016.

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 2 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for LAN.

1 61 (92.42%) WAN
2 32 (48.48%) Cisco
2 32 (48.48%) Firewall
3 31 (46.97%) Windows
4 25 (37.88%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (31.82%) CCNP
6 19 (28.79%) Windows Server
7 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 18 (27.27%) ITIL
8 16 (24.24%) Finance
9 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
10 14 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (21.21%) Avaya
11 13 (19.70%) Wireless
12 12 (18.18%) VMware
12 12 (18.18%) Juniper
12 12 (18.18%) Active Directory
12 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
12 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 10 (15.15%) Service Management
14 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
14 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (13.64%) German Language
15 9 (13.64%) CCNA
15 9 (13.64%) CheckPoint
16 8 (12.12%) VoIP
17 7 (10.61%) MS PowerPoint
17 7 (10.61%) IPv4
17 7 (10.61%) MS Project

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (10.61%) MS PowerPoint
1 7 (10.61%) MS Project
1 7 (10.61%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) Office 365
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 61 (92.42%) WAN
2 32 (48.48%) Firewall
3 14 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (19.70%) Wireless
5 8 (12.12%) VoIP
6 7 (10.61%) IPv4
6 7 (10.61%) SAN
7 6 (9.09%) BGP
7 6 (9.09%) DHCP
7 6 (9.09%) IP Telephony
7 6 (9.09%) OSPF
7 6 (9.09%) VLAN
7 6 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (9.09%) WLAN
8 5 (7.58%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (7.58%) VPN
9 4 (6.06%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (6.06%) EIGRP
9 4 (6.06%) Internet
9 4 (6.06%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 16 (24.24%) Finance
2 9 (13.64%) German Language
3 6 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.55%) Banking
4 3 (4.55%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.52%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 12 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) Support Specialist
6 5 (7.58%) Service Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Voice Specialist
7 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Architect
7 4 (6.06%) IT Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Network Specialist
7 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.52%) CESG
3 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.52%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (46.97%) Windows
2 19 (28.79%) Windows Server
3 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.58%) Linux
5 5 (7.58%) Windows 8
5 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.06%) Ubuntu
7 3 (4.55%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.52%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) ITIL
2 10 (15.15%) Service Management
3 6 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.06%) Project Management
5 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.55%) Change Management
6 3 (4.55%) Server Building
6 3 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (3.03%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 2 (3.03%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.03%) Migration
7 2 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.03%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (1.52%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.52%) Network Design
8 1 (1.52%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (37.88%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (31.82%) CCNP
3 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 10 (15.15%) SC Cleared
5 9 (13.64%) CCNA
6 6 (9.09%) Degree
7 5 (7.58%) CCIE
8 4 (6.06%) MCSA
8 4 (6.06%) MCSE
8 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (4.55%) CCDP
10 2 (3.03%) CCDA
10 2 (3.03%) CLAS
11 1 (1.52%) CISSP
11 1 (1.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 12 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.06%) vSphere
3 3 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.03%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.52%) DameWare
3 1 (1.52%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.52%) Puppet
3 1 (1.52%) SCCM
3 1 (1.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (48.48%) Cisco
2 18 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 14 (21.21%) Avaya
4 12 (18.18%) Juniper
4 12 (18.18%) VMware
5 9 (13.64%) CheckPoint
6 4 (6.06%) Meraki
7 3 (4.55%) Aruba
7 3 (4.55%) Dell
7 3 (4.55%) Fortinet
7 3 (4.55%) HP
7 3 (4.55%) IBM
7 3 (4.55%) Sun
8 2 (3.03%) Citrix
8 2 (3.03%) F5
8 2 (3.03%) Huawei
8 2 (3.03%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.52%) EMC
9 1 (1.52%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.52%) Stonesoft
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