The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Coventry region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 31 30 34
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing LAN 7 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 2.15% 1.30% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.95% 10.34% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate £360 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £57.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+46.87% -23.80%
Communications & Networking Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
39 29 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 11.96% 12.61% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 9
Average daily rate £360 £210 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -35.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £100 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £280 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 13 9
Average hourly rate £37.50 £29.75 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.05% +27.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
LAN
West Midlands

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Coventry region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Coventry region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Coventry region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Coventry

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Coventry region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 10 (100.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) Avaya
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) IP Telephony
4 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity
4 4 (40.00%) MPLS
4 4 (40.00%) BCP
4 4 (40.00%) Project Management
4 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (40.00%) BT
4 4 (40.00%) Thin Client
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 4 (40.00%) MS Project
4 4 (40.00%) MS Office
4 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (40.00%) Fat Client
4 4 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 4 (40.00%) Structured Cabling
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) VoIP
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) Citrix
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) PRINCE
5 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (20.00%) Network Design
6 2 (20.00%) CCNA
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Wireless

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Project
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) MPLS
2 4 (40.00%) IP Telephony
2 4 (40.00%) Structured Cabling
3 3 (30.00%) VoIP
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) ISDN
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (10.00%) PABX
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) WLAN
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Server Support
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Support
3 1 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Thin Client
1 4 (40.00%) Fat Client
1 4 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
1 4 (40.00%) BCP
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
1 4 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity
1 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Network Design
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CCIE
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Avaya
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) BT
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Nortel
5 1 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) Nokia
5 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint