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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 64 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing LAN 77 69 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.66% 2.58% 3.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.87% 16.01% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 26 40
Average daily rate £330 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £125 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £451 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £317
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.75 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +23.37%
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
369 431 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.76% 16.09% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 230 121
Average daily rate £375 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £237 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 40 23
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.66 £15.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.49% +61.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham +14 39 £330 -5.71% 6
Solihull +3 15 £375 +25.00% 2
Shropshire -35 7 £110 -50.00%
Warwickshire -8 4 £304 -6.61% 1
Worcestershire -5 2 - - 2
Wolverhampton -2 1 - - 1
Coventry -9 1 £363 - 2
Dudley - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £375 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 109 (85.16%) WAN
2 41 (32.03%) Cisco
3 37 (28.91%) Security Cleared
4 36 (28.13%) Windows
5 35 (27.34%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (26.56%) Firewall
7 33 (25.78%) ITIL
8 30 (23.44%) CCNP
9 27 (21.09%) SC Cleared
10 26 (20.31%) Microsoft
11 25 (19.53%) VPN
12 24 (18.75%) Juniper
13 23 (17.97%) Windows Server
14 21 (16.41%) Active Directory
15 20 (15.63%) BGP
15 20 (15.63%) Finance
16 18 (14.06%) CCDP
17 17 (13.28%) Migration
17 17 (13.28%) Data Centre
18 16 (12.50%) VMware
18 16 (12.50%) VoIP
18 16 (12.50%) Wireless
19 15 (11.72%) Structured Cabling
20 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
20 14 (10.94%) Service Management
21 13 (10.16%) Wi-Fi
21 13 (10.16%) Avaya
21 13 (10.16%) JNCIA
22 12 (9.38%) Telecoms
22 12 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 8 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.78%) IIS
3 1 (0.78%) JBoss
3 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (7.81%) MS Visio
2 8 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.25%) MS Office
3 6 (4.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (4.69%) MS Project
4 2 (1.56%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.03%) Office 365
2 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) IaaS
3 1 (0.78%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (85.16%) WAN
2 34 (26.56%) Firewall
3 25 (19.53%) VPN
4 20 (15.63%) BGP
5 16 (12.50%) VoIP
5 16 (12.50%) Wireless
6 15 (11.72%) Structured Cabling
7 13 (10.16%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (8.59%) MPLS
9 10 (7.81%) DNS
9 10 (7.81%) SAN
10 9 (7.03%) PBX
10 9 (7.03%) X.21
11 8 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (6.25%) DHCP
11 8 (6.25%) TCP/IP
12 7 (5.47%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (5.47%) Internet
12 7 (5.47%) IP Telephony
12 7 (5.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.78%) Travis CI
General
1 20 (15.63%) Finance
2 12 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.03%) German Language
4 4 (3.13%) Billing
4 4 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.13%) Military
5 3 (2.34%) Banking
6 2 (1.56%) Law
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) French Language
7 1 (0.78%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 25 (19.53%) Network Engineer
2 22 (17.19%) Analyst
3 16 (12.50%) Designer
4 15 (11.72%) Network Designer
5 12 (9.38%) Architect
5 12 (9.38%) Support Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) Business Analyst
7 8 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
7 8 (6.25%) Network Architect
7 8 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 8 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 7 (5.47%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.69%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.69%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Design Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 5 (3.91%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.34%) jQuery
2 1 (0.78%) CSS
2 1 (0.78%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.28%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.34%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.34%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.34%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.56%) PKI
6 1 (0.78%) CESG
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) Clustering
6 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.78%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.78%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 36 (28.13%) Windows
2 23 (17.97%) Windows Server
3 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.91%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.34%) Linux
7 3 (2.34%) Unix
8 2 (1.56%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.56%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.78%) CentOS
9 1 (0.78%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.78%) Solaris
9 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (25.78%) ITIL
2 17 (13.28%) Migration
3 14 (10.94%) Service Management
4 11 (8.59%) Project Management
5 10 (7.81%) Change Management
6 8 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (6.25%) Network Design
7 6 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (4.69%) ITIL V3
7 6 (4.69%) PRINCE2
7 6 (4.69%) Server Building
7 6 (4.69%) Supplier Management
7 6 (4.69%) Validation
8 5 (3.91%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (3.91%) Load Balancing
8 5 (3.91%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.13%) Logistics
9 4 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.91%) SQL
2 3 (2.34%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (28.91%) Security Cleared
2 35 (27.34%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (23.44%) CCNP
4 27 (21.09%) SC Cleared
5 18 (14.06%) CCDP
6 13 (10.16%) JNCIA
7 10 (7.81%) CCNA
8 8 (6.25%) Degree
9 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.13%) CCDA
10 4 (3.13%) MCP
10 4 (3.13%) MCSE
11 3 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.56%) CCIE
12 2 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.78%) APMP
13 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.78%) CCVP
13 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.78%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.34%) SLA
2 2 (1.56%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.56%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (16.41%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.03%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.13%) vSphere
5 2 (1.56%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.56%) XenServer
6 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (2.34%) CA Spectrum
1 3 (2.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.56%) SCCM
2 2 (1.56%) SCOM
2 2 (1.56%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.78%) Ansible
3 1 (0.78%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (0.78%) DameWare
3 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 41 (32.03%) Cisco
2 26 (20.31%) Microsoft
3 24 (18.75%) Juniper
4 16 (12.50%) VMware
5 13 (10.16%) Avaya
6 10 (7.81%) HP
7 8 (6.25%) Citrix
8 6 (4.69%) Brocade
9 5 (3.91%) Fujitsu
10 4 (3.13%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.13%) EMC
11 3 (2.34%) Apple
11 3 (2.34%) CA
11 3 (2.34%) Dell
11 3 (2.34%) F5
11 3 (2.34%) IBM
11 3 (2.34%) Meraki
11 3 (2.34%) SevOne
11 3 (2.34%) Sophos
12 2 (1.56%) Aruba
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