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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 60 46 49
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing LAN 55 84 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.20% 3.24% 3.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.93% 18.46% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 63 31
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£325 £347 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.34% +11.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £155 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £452 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.07% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.98 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -6.25%
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
276 455 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.06% 17.55% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 236 151
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 30 31
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £9.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +5 15 £314 -10.35% 5
Warwickshire +2 11 £350 -14.72% 1
Worcestershire +10 8 £350 +125.80% 2
Staffordshire -11 5 £291 +1.30% 2
Shropshire -20 4 £300 -6.25%
Coventry +4 3 £388 - 3
Solihull - 3 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 114 (89.06%) WAN
2 61 (47.66%) Cisco
3 54 (42.19%) Firewall
4 42 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (25.78%) CCNP
5 33 (25.78%) Microsoft
5 33 (25.78%) Windows
6 32 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 30 (23.44%) CCNA
8 26 (20.31%) Juniper
9 24 (18.75%) VPN
10 23 (17.97%) Network Design
11 21 (16.41%) ITIL
12 18 (14.06%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (13.28%) Security Cleared
13 17 (13.28%) HP
13 17 (13.28%) CheckPoint
14 16 (12.50%) OSPF
14 16 (12.50%) Internet
15 15 (11.72%) MPLS
15 15 (11.72%) SC Cleared
16 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (10.94%) MS Office
16 14 (10.94%) MS Excel
17 13 (10.16%) VoIP
17 13 (10.16%) Wi-Fi
17 13 (10.16%) Migration
17 13 (10.16%) F5
17 13 (10.16%) Cisco Nexus
17 13 (10.16%) Data Centre

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (7.81%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.78%) Lync
5 1 (0.78%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (10.94%) MS Office
1 14 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.69%) MS Project
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.47%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (4.69%) Office 365
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (89.06%) WAN
2 54 (42.19%) Firewall
3 24 (18.75%) VPN
4 18 (14.06%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (12.50%) Internet
5 16 (12.50%) OSPF
6 15 (11.72%) MPLS
7 13 (10.16%) Wi-Fi
7 13 (10.16%) VoIP
7 13 (10.16%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (9.38%) Wireless
9 11 (8.59%) BGP
10 10 (7.81%) TCP/IP
11 9 (7.03%) VLAN
12 8 (6.25%) Intranet
12 8 (6.25%) DNS
12 8 (6.25%) Network Security
13 7 (5.47%) DHCP
14 6 (4.69%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (3.91%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.91%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (7.03%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.69%) Finance
3 4 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.13%) Local Government
4 2 (1.56%) Military
4 2 (1.56%) Automotive
5 1 (0.78%) Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 17 (13.28%) Analyst
3 15 (11.72%) Architect
4 12 (9.38%) Project Manager
5 10 (7.81%) Consultant
5 10 (7.81%) Support Engineer
6 8 (6.25%) Service Analyst
6 8 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (6.25%) Network Consultant
6 8 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (4.69%) Network Support
7 6 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (4.69%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.91%) Network Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Design Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Implementation Manager
9 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.13%) CSS
2 2 (1.56%) Middleware
2 2 (1.56%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.78%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.16%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.47%) Blackberry
4 6 (4.69%) Public Cloud
5 5 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.56%) PKI
6 2 (1.56%) PDA
7 1 (0.78%) Statistics
7 1 (0.78%) SCADA
7 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 33 (25.78%) Windows
2 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (9.38%) Windows 7
4 11 (8.59%) Windows XP
5 10 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.13%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.56%) Linux
8 1 (0.78%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.78%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.78%) Android
8 1 (0.78%) UNIX
8 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.97%) Network Design
2 21 (16.41%) ITIL
3 13 (10.16%) Migration
4 10 (7.81%) PRINCE2
5 9 (7.03%) Project Management
6 8 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 7 (5.47%) Load Balancing
7 7 (5.47%) Change Control
8 5 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (3.91%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (3.91%) Network Management
8 5 (3.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.13%) Information Security
9 4 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (3.13%) Patch Management
10 3 (2.34%) Software Licensing
10 3 (2.34%) Programme Management
10 3 (2.34%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (25.78%) CCNP
3 30 (23.44%) CCNA
4 17 (13.28%) Security Cleared
5 15 (11.72%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.69%) CCIE
7 5 (3.91%) CCDP
8 3 (2.34%) CCSA
8 3 (2.34%) CCVP
8 3 (2.34%) CCSE
9 2 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.56%) CCIP
9 2 (1.56%) Degree
10 1 (0.78%) CCDA
10 1 (0.78%) CCSP
10 1 (0.78%) HNC
10 1 (0.78%) HND
10 1 (0.78%) MCSE
10 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.47%) SLA
2 3 (2.34%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.13%) XenApp
3 4 (3.13%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.56%) MetaFrame
4 2 (1.56%) Firmware
5 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.91%) SCCM
1 5 (3.91%) SCVMM
2 2 (1.56%) DameWare
2 2 (1.56%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.78%) SCOM
3 1 (0.78%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.78%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.78%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.78%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.78%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.78%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 61 (47.66%) Cisco
2 33 (25.78%) Microsoft
3 26 (20.31%) Juniper
4 17 (13.28%) HP
4 17 (13.28%) CheckPoint
5 13 (10.16%) F5
6 12 (9.38%) VMware
7 9 (7.03%) Citrix
8 5 (3.91%) Remedy
9 4 (3.13%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (1.56%) Meraki
10 2 (1.56%) Nokia
10 2 (1.56%) Foundry
10 2 (1.56%) Brocade
10 2 (1.56%) McAfee
10 2 (1.56%) BT
10 2 (1.56%) Symantec
10 2 (1.56%) AppSense
10 2 (1.56%) SAP
11 1 (0.78%) Oracle
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