The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 West Midlands 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 60 46 65
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +19
Contract jobs citing LAN 63 65 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.60% 3.31% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.36% 21.74% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 32 23
Average daily rate
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£275 £283 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% -24.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £358 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £333
% change year-on-year
- -9.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £19.48 £15.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.69% -34.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.14 £13.45 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.50 £49.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-11.39% +9.72%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
363 299 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.99% 15.23% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 133 135
Average daily rate £313 £323 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% +9.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 34 30
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £51.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
LAN
England

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 25 July 2014.

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
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 25 July 2014. 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
Birmingham -4 16 £288 +79.68% 7
Shropshire -5 11 £240 -22.58% 3
Warwickshire -4 7 £300 +17.64% 7
Coventry -9 6 £300 - 3
Solihull -1 5 - -
Worcestershire -5 3 £155 -55.71%
Walsall -4 2 - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 4
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 97 (72.39%) WAN
2 57 (42.54%) Windows
3 47 (35.07%) Cisco
4 35 (26.12%) Security Cleared
5 33 (24.63%) SC Cleared
6 32 (23.88%) Firewall
7 27 (20.15%) TCP/IP
8 26 (19.40%) PRINCE2
9 24 (17.91%) ITIL
10 23 (17.16%) Active Directory
10 23 (17.16%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (16.42%) CheckPoint
11 22 (16.42%) CCNA
11 22 (16.42%) VMware
12 21 (15.67%) Windows XP
13 20 (14.93%) MPLS
14 17 (12.69%) Microsoft
14 17 (12.69%) Windows 7
15 15 (11.19%) CCNP
15 15 (11.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (11.19%) Migration
16 14 (10.45%) Project Management
16 14 (10.45%) HP
16 14 (10.45%) Avaya
16 14 (10.45%) MS Exchange
16 14 (10.45%) VoIP
16 14 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (10.45%) Network Design
17 13 (9.70%) Citrix
17 13 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 14 (10.45%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.48%) CMS
3 4 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.75%) nginx
5 1 (0.75%) Lync
5 1 (0.75%) Apache
5 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (8.21%) MS Office
2 6 (4.48%) MS Project
3 4 (2.99%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 97 (72.39%) WAN
2 32 (23.88%) Firewall
3 27 (20.15%) TCP/IP
4 20 (14.93%) MPLS
5 14 (10.45%) VoIP
6 12 (8.96%) OSPF
6 12 (8.96%) Wireless
6 12 (8.96%) Network Security
7 10 (7.46%) VPN
8 9 (6.72%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (6.72%) BIG-IP
8 9 (6.72%) SAN
9 8 (5.97%) BGP
10 7 (5.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (4.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 6 (4.48%) WLAN
11 6 (4.48%) VLAN
12 5 (3.73%) IP Telephony
12 5 (3.73%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (2.99%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.24%) MySQL
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Hudson
1 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (9.70%) Finance
2 3 (2.24%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.49%) Military
4 1 (0.75%) Billing
4 1 (0.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (17.16%) Project Manager
1 23 (17.16%) Network Engineer
2 15 (11.19%) Analyst
3 8 (5.97%) Architect
3 8 (5.97%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (5.97%) Implementation Engineer
4 7 (5.22%) Implementation Manager
4 7 (5.22%) Design Engineer
4 7 (5.22%) Support Engineer
4 7 (5.22%) Administrator
5 6 (4.48%) Network Technician
5 6 (4.48%) Network Manager
5 6 (4.48%) Network Support
6 5 (3.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (3.73%) Network Design Engineer
6 5 (3.73%) Support Technician
6 5 (3.73%) Technical Architect
6 5 (3.73%) Support Analyst
6 5 (3.73%) Network Support Technician
6 5 (3.73%) Network Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.99%) DCOM
1 4 (2.99%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.24%) JSP
3 1 (0.75%) LAMP
3 1 (0.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.48%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (3.73%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.99%) PMI
3 4 (2.99%) Firmware
3 4 (2.99%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.99%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.24%) CMDB
4 3 (2.24%) NHS
5 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.75%) AS400
5 1 (0.75%) Clustering
5 1 (0.75%) PDA
5 1 (0.75%) SCADA
5 1 (0.75%) LPAR
5 1 (0.75%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (0.75%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 57 (42.54%) Windows
2 21 (15.67%) Windows XP
3 17 (12.69%) Windows 7
4 15 (11.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (5.97%) Linux
7 5 (3.73%) Android
8 4 (2.99%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.24%) Solaris
10 2 (1.49%) UNIX
10 2 (1.49%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.75%) AIX
11 1 (0.75%) HPUX
11 1 (0.75%) Debian
11 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.40%) PRINCE2
2 24 (17.91%) ITIL
3 15 (11.19%) Migration
4 14 (10.45%) Project Management
4 14 (10.45%) Network Design
5 13 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (5.22%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.48%) Network Management
10 5 (3.73%) Supplier Management
10 5 (3.73%) Business Continuity
10 5 (3.73%) Change Control
11 4 (2.99%) Software Distribution
11 4 (2.99%) Business Continuity Planning
11 4 (2.99%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (2.99%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (2.99%) Six Sigma
11 4 (2.99%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.73%) SQL
2 2 (1.49%) R
3 1 (0.75%) Ruby
3 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 35 (26.12%) Security Cleared
2 33 (24.63%) SC Cleared
3 23 (17.16%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (16.42%) CCNA
5 15 (11.19%) CCNP
6 5 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (2.99%) CCDP
7 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.99%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.49%) CISM
8 2 (1.49%) MCSE
8 2 (1.49%) ISEB
8 2 (1.49%) CISSP
8 2 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.49%) MCITP
8 2 (1.49%) Degree
8 2 (1.49%) VCP4
9 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.49%) COBIT
2 2 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.75%) JSP 440
System Software
1 23 (17.16%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.21%) XenApp
3 6 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.99%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.99%) vSphere
5 3 (2.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (2.24%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.49%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.49%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.75%) Samba
7 1 (0.75%) SRDF
7 1 (0.75%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (6.72%) SCCM
2 4 (2.99%) WMI
3 3 (2.24%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.24%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.75%) Puppet
5 1 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.75%) SCOM
5 1 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (35.07%) Cisco
2 22 (16.42%) CheckPoint
2 22 (16.42%) VMware
3 17 (12.69%) Microsoft
4 14 (10.45%) HP
4 14 (10.45%) Avaya
5 13 (9.70%) Citrix
6 12 (8.96%) BT
7 11 (8.21%) F5
8 5 (3.73%) Apple
8 5 (3.73%) Nokia
9 4 (2.99%) NetApp
9 4 (2.99%) Nortel
9 4 (2.99%) IBM
9 4 (2.99%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.99%) Verint
10 3 (2.24%) Riverbed
10 3 (2.24%) McAfee
10 3 (2.24%) Oracle
10 3 (2.24%) Veritas
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Rate: £450 - £525 per day
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Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Wolverhampton
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Dudley
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
Orgtel
Rate: £260 - £290 per day
Posted: 24 days ago