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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 49 65 54
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -11
Contract jobs citing LAN 77 50 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.03% 2.12% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.11% 16.39% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 26 27
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +16.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £138 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £421 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.50 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.37%
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
403 305 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.85% 12.92% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 123 105
Average daily rate £340 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £169 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 30 38
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.00 £28.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 28 May 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
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 28 May 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
Birmingham +10 32 £318 -2.30% 14
Warwickshire +4 8 £325 -18.75% 3
Shropshire -5 8 £244 +35.27% 2
Worcestershire +9 7 £500 - 2
Staffordshire - 4 £203 - 3
Coventry +5 2 £115 -61.66% 5
Wolverhampton 0 2 £125 -54.54% 1
Solihull -8 2 £300 -20.00%
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 124 (85.52%) WAN
2 57 (39.31%) Windows
3 51 (35.17%) Cisco
4 50 (34.48%) Active Directory
5 45 (31.03%) Firewall
6 42 (28.97%) Microsoft
7 41 (28.28%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (22.76%) ITIL
9 32 (22.07%) CCNP
10 30 (20.69%) CCNA
11 28 (19.31%) MS Office
12 24 (16.55%) VPN
13 23 (15.86%) Windows XP
13 23 (15.86%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (14.48%) Network Design
14 21 (14.48%) HP
15 20 (13.79%) Migration
16 19 (13.10%) OSPF
16 19 (13.10%) Juniper
16 19 (13.10%) Windows 7
16 19 (13.10%) Security Cleared
17 18 (12.41%) CheckPoint
18 17 (11.72%) DNS
19 16 (11.03%) TCP/IP
19 16 (11.03%) MS Excel
19 16 (11.03%) SC Cleared
20 15 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
20 15 (10.34%) Patch Management
21 14 (9.66%) F5
21 14 (9.66%) DHCP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 12 (8.28%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.38%) IIS
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (19.31%) MS Office
2 16 (11.03%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.38%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.21%) Office 365
1 9 (6.21%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 124 (85.52%) WAN
2 45 (31.03%) Firewall
3 24 (16.55%) VPN
4 19 (13.10%) OSPF
5 17 (11.72%) DNS
6 16 (11.03%) TCP/IP
7 14 (9.66%) DHCP
7 14 (9.66%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (8.97%) MPLS
8 13 (8.97%) BGP
9 12 (8.28%) Wireless
9 12 (8.28%) VoIP
10 10 (6.90%) Internet
11 9 (6.21%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (6.21%) VLAN
12 8 (5.52%) Network Security
13 7 (4.83%) Cisco Nexus
14 5 (3.45%) WLAN
14 5 (3.45%) EIGRP
15 3 (2.07%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (8.97%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.21%) Finance
3 5 (3.45%) Banking
4 4 (2.76%) Automotive
5 2 (1.38%) Local Government
5 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.38%) Military
6 1 (0.69%) Games
6 1 (0.69%) French Language
6 1 (0.69%) German Language
6 1 (0.69%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (24.83%) Analyst
2 27 (18.62%) Network Engineer
3 17 (11.72%) Support Analyst
4 15 (10.34%) Service Desk Analyst
4 15 (10.34%) Service Analyst
5 14 (9.66%) Architect
6 13 (8.97%) 1st Line Support
6 13 (8.97%) Desktop Support
7 11 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (7.59%) Support Engineer
8 10 (6.90%) Project Manager
9 8 (5.52%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (5.52%) Consultant
10 7 (4.83%) Implementation Manager
11 6 (4.14%) Server Analyst
11 6 (4.14%) Network Support
11 6 (4.14%) Server Support Analyst
11 6 (4.14%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 6 (4.14%) Server Support
11 6 (4.14%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.07%) CSS
2 2 (1.38%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.38%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.97%) Blackberry
2 12 (8.28%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.21%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (5.52%) Public Cloud
5 6 (4.14%) PDA
5 6 (4.14%) PKI
6 4 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.38%) e-Health
7 2 (1.38%) Handset
8 1 (0.69%) NHS
8 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 57 (39.31%) Windows
2 23 (15.86%) Windows XP
2 23 (15.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (13.10%) Windows 7
4 15 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (9.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.14%) Windows 2000 Server
6 6 (4.14%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.76%) Windows Vista
7 4 (2.76%) Linux
8 3 (2.07%) UNIX
9 2 (1.38%) Android
10 1 (0.69%) HPUX
10 1 (0.69%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.76%) ITIL
2 21 (14.48%) Network Design
3 20 (13.79%) Migration
4 15 (10.34%) Patch Management
5 10 (6.90%) PRINCE2
6 8 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (5.52%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.83%) Change Control
7 7 (4.83%) Incident Management
8 6 (4.14%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (4.14%) Project Management
8 6 (4.14%) Change Management
8 6 (4.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (3.45%) Network Management
9 5 (3.45%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.76%) Load Balancing
11 3 (2.07%) Network Monitoring
11 3 (2.07%) Service Management
11 3 (2.07%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.76%) SQL
2 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (28.28%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (22.07%) CCNP
3 30 (20.69%) CCNA
4 19 (13.10%) Security Cleared
5 16 (11.03%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.14%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.45%) CCIE
8 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.07%) MCSE
9 3 (2.07%) CCIP
9 3 (2.07%) MCITP
10 2 (1.38%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.38%) CCSE
10 2 (1.38%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.38%) CCDP
10 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.69%) MCP
11 1 (0.69%) HNC
11 1 (0.69%) HND
11 1 (0.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.45%) SLA
2 3 (2.07%) QA
2 3 (2.07%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.38%) JSP 440
System Software
1 50 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.66%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.76%) ProxySG
5 3 (2.07%) XenApp
6 2 (1.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.38%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.38%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (5.52%) SCOM
1 8 (5.52%) SCOrch
2 7 (4.83%) SCCM
3 2 (1.38%) DameWare
3 2 (1.38%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.38%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.69%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 51 (35.17%) Cisco
2 42 (28.97%) Microsoft
3 21 (14.48%) HP
4 19 (13.10%) Juniper
5 18 (12.41%) CheckPoint
6 14 (9.66%) F5
7 13 (8.97%) VMware
8 10 (6.90%) Citrix
9 7 (4.83%) Blue Coat
10 6 (4.14%) Remedy
11 5 (3.45%) McAfee
12 4 (2.76%) BT
12 4 (2.76%) Aerohive Networks
13 3 (2.07%) Meraki
13 3 (2.07%) Fortinet
14 2 (1.38%) Brocade
14 2 (1.38%) AppSense
14 2 (1.38%) Panasonic
14 2 (1.38%) CA
14 2 (1.38%) Motorola
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