The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 48 56 48
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing LAN 65 55 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.01% 2.64% 3.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.26% 20.68% 19.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 13
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £172 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £510 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 16
Average hourly rate £24.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.48% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £18.50 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.06 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+13.11% +25.37%
LAN
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
292 266 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.50% 12.76% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 128 75
Average daily rate £300 £332 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 15 53
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -34.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.89 £29.30 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +18 24 £426 +6.56% 1
Birmingham -5 11 £306 +97.58% 2
Shropshire -13 7 £267 -18.76% 3
Wolverhampton - 7 £105 - 1
Coventry 0 2 £310 -22.50% 5
Staffordshire +3 1 £418 +59.04% 2
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1
Wednesbury - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 111 (79.29%) WAN
2 65 (46.43%) Cisco
3 48 (34.29%) Windows
4 45 (32.14%) Firewall
5 44 (31.43%) ITIL
6 43 (30.71%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (25.71%) CCNA
8 33 (23.57%) CCNP
9 31 (22.14%) Active Directory
10 30 (21.43%) Microsoft
11 28 (20.00%) Security Cleared
12 22 (15.71%) SC Cleared
13 20 (14.29%) Network Security
13 20 (14.29%) Internet
13 20 (14.29%) TCP/IP
13 20 (14.29%) VPN
13 20 (14.29%) MS Office
14 19 (13.57%) VoIP
14 19 (13.57%) HP
15 18 (12.86%) Project Management
15 18 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (11.43%) CheckPoint
17 15 (10.71%) Telecoms
17 15 (10.71%) F5
18 14 (10.00%) Juniper
19 13 (9.29%) MS Exchange
19 13 (9.29%) JSP
19 13 (9.29%) Linux
19 13 (9.29%) Windows XP
19 13 (9.29%) VMware

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 13 (9.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.14%) TPMS
3 3 (2.14%) CICS
3 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.43%) IIS
4 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.71%) Apache
5 1 (0.71%) Lync
5 1 (0.71%) nginx
Applications
1 20 (14.29%) MS Office
2 11 (7.86%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 111 (79.29%) WAN
2 45 (32.14%) Firewall
3 20 (14.29%) Network Security
3 20 (14.29%) Internet
3 20 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 20 (14.29%) VPN
4 19 (13.57%) VoIP
5 11 (7.86%) Wireless
6 10 (7.14%) MPLS
7 9 (6.43%) DNS
8 8 (5.71%) DHCP
8 8 (5.71%) OSPF
8 8 (5.71%) BGP
9 7 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (4.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (3.57%) SAN
11 5 (3.57%) WLAN
11 5 (3.57%) ATM
12 4 (2.86%) xDSL
12 4 (2.86%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.57%) MySQL
1 5 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.14%) DB2
2 3 (2.14%) Informix
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.14%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.71%) Hudson
2 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.29%) Banking
2 6 (4.29%) Finance
3 4 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.43%) Retail
4 2 (1.43%) Automotive
5 1 (0.71%) Local Government
5 1 (0.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (26.43%) Network Engineer
2 25 (17.86%) Analyst
3 17 (12.14%) Project Manager
4 16 (11.43%) Support Analyst
5 11 (7.86%) Architect
5 11 (7.86%) 2nd Line Support
5 11 (7.86%) Desktop Support
6 10 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
7 9 (6.43%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (6.43%) Service Analyst
7 9 (6.43%) Technical Architect
8 8 (5.71%) Server Support
8 8 (5.71%) Server Support Analyst
8 8 (5.71%) Design Engineer
8 8 (5.71%) Server Analyst
9 7 (5.00%) Network Manager
9 7 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (4.29%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.29%) JSP
2 9 (6.43%) Middleware
3 3 (2.14%) JavaBeans
3 3 (2.14%) EJB
4 1 (0.71%) LAMP
4 1 (0.71%) J2EE
4 1 (0.71%) SOAP
4 1 (0.71%) JMS
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.29%) PDA
4 5 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.86%) PKI
6 3 (2.14%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.43%) PMI
7 2 (1.43%) e-Health
8 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.71%) Statistics
8 1 (0.71%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.71%) GIS
8 1 (0.71%) NHS
8 1 (0.71%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 48 (34.29%) Windows
2 18 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (9.29%) Linux
3 13 (9.29%) Windows XP
3 13 (9.29%) Windows 7
4 10 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (6.43%) UNIX
6 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.29%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (3.57%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.43%) HPUX
10 1 (0.71%) Android
10 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.71%) Debian
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (31.43%) ITIL
2 18 (12.86%) Project Management
3 12 (8.57%) Network Design
4 11 (7.86%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (7.14%) Migration
6 9 (6.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (5.71%) Network Management
7 8 (5.71%) Mentoring
8 7 (5.00%) Data Protection
8 7 (5.00%) Load Balancing
8 7 (5.00%) PRINCE2
9 6 (4.29%) Security Architecture
9 6 (4.29%) Change Management
9 6 (4.29%) Project Planning
9 6 (4.29%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (3.57%) TOGAF
11 4 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (2.86%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.57%) SQL
2 1 (0.71%) Ruby
2 1 (0.71%) C
2 1 (0.71%) Perl
2 1 (0.71%) PHP
2 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.71%) Python
2 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 43 (30.71%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (25.71%) CCNA
3 33 (23.57%) CCNP
4 28 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 22 (15.71%) SC Cleared
6 10 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (4.29%) CCDP
8 5 (3.57%) ISSAP
9 4 (2.86%) CCIE
9 4 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (2.14%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.43%) CCSP
11 2 (1.43%) CCIP
11 2 (1.43%) HP AIS
11 2 (1.43%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.71%) HP ASE
12 1 (0.71%) HP MASE
12 1 (0.71%) Degree
12 1 (0.71%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (22.14%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.86%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.43%) XenApp
5 2 (1.43%) vSphere
6 1 (0.71%) Samba
6 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.71%) KVM
Systems Management
1 5 (3.57%) SCOM
1 5 (3.57%) SCOrch
2 4 (2.86%) SCCM
3 3 (2.14%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (1.43%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.43%) Puppet
4 2 (1.43%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.71%) WSUS
5 1 (0.71%) OPNET
5 1 (0.71%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.71%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 65 (46.43%) Cisco
2 30 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 19 (13.57%) HP
4 16 (11.43%) CheckPoint
5 15 (10.71%) F5
6 14 (10.00%) Juniper
7 13 (9.29%) VMware
8 8 (5.71%) Riverbed
9 7 (5.00%) McAfee
9 7 (5.00%) Avaya
9 7 (5.00%) CA
9 7 (5.00%) Citrix
9 7 (5.00%) Oracle
10 6 (4.29%) SolarWinds
10 6 (4.29%) Blue Coat
11 5 (3.57%) BT
11 5 (3.57%) Remedy
12 4 (2.86%) Nokia
13 3 (2.14%) Sybase
14 2 (1.43%) ScanSafe
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