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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 69 47 48
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +1
Contract jobs citing LAN 56 66 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.21% 3.06% 2.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.05% 21.64% 23.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 31 32
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £110 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £425 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 £24.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.40% +48.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-11.85% +8.04%
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
266 305 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.51% 14.15% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 133 125
Average daily rate £375 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £450 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 45 13
Average hourly rate £21.00 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £12.38 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £37.89 £29.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 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
Solihull - 20 - - 3
Birmingham +1 16 £375 +22.44% 15
Coventry +4 8 £150 -51.61% 3
Shropshire -23 3 £300 +12.46% 4
Worcestershire - 3 £298 - 3
Staffordshire -6 2 £448 +7.18% 3
Warwickshire -17 2 £313 -26.68%
Wolverhampton -3 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

1 104 (80.62%) WAN
2 48 (37.21%) Cisco
3 43 (33.33%) Windows
4 32 (24.81%) Microsoft
5 30 (23.26%) Firewall
5 30 (23.26%) VMware
6 28 (21.71%) Security Cleared
7 26 (20.16%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (19.38%) Juniper
9 22 (17.05%) Windows Server
10 21 (16.28%) Telecoms
11 20 (15.50%) VPN
11 20 (15.50%) ITIL
11 20 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (15.50%) SC Cleared
12 19 (14.73%) Data Centre
12 19 (14.73%) Active Directory
12 19 (14.73%) MPLS
13 18 (13.95%) CCNP
14 17 (13.18%) VoIP
15 15 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
16 14 (10.85%) Wireless
16 14 (10.85%) BGP
16 14 (10.85%) Citrix
17 13 (10.08%) TCP/IP
17 13 (10.08%) MS Exchange
18 12 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
18 12 (9.30%) DNS
18 12 (9.30%) Migration
18 12 (9.30%) Network Design

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 13 (10.08%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.55%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.78%) IIS
5 1 (0.78%) Lync
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (8.53%) MS Office
2 6 (4.65%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.33%) MS Project
5 1 (0.78%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.78%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.78%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.53%) Office 365
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 104 (80.62%) WAN
2 30 (23.26%) Firewall
3 20 (15.50%) VPN
4 19 (14.73%) MPLS
5 17 (13.18%) VoIP
6 15 (11.63%) Wi-Fi
7 14 (10.85%) BGP
7 14 (10.85%) Wireless
8 13 (10.08%) TCP/IP
9 12 (9.30%) DNS
10 11 (8.53%) DHCP
11 10 (7.75%) Internet
12 8 (6.20%) Network Security
12 8 (6.20%) SAN
12 8 (6.20%) Structured Cabling
13 7 (5.43%) VLAN
14 6 (4.65%) OSPF
14 6 (4.65%) PBX
14 6 (4.65%) X.21
15 5 (3.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.10%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.78%) MySQL
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Burp Suite
1 1 (0.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (16.28%) Telecoms
2 8 (6.20%) Finance
3 4 (3.10%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.33%) Retail
5 2 (1.55%) Advertising
5 2 (1.55%) Law
6 1 (0.78%) Automotive
6 1 (0.78%) Back Office
6 1 (0.78%) German Language
6 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (20.16%) Network Engineer
2 17 (13.18%) Architect
3 16 (12.40%) Analyst
4 15 (11.63%) Support Engineer
5 13 (10.08%) Designer
5 13 (10.08%) Project Manager
6 12 (9.30%) Network Designer
7 9 (6.98%) Network Architect
8 8 (6.20%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (6.20%) Network Design Engineer
9 7 (5.43%) Design Engineer
9 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (5.43%) IT Support
9 7 (5.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 7 (5.43%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.43%) Support Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) Network Manager
10 6 (4.65%) Network Support
10 6 (4.65%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.33%) jQuery
1 3 (2.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.73%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.43%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (3.88%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.10%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.33%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.55%) CESG
8 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.78%) Statistics
8 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 43 (33.33%) Windows
2 22 (17.05%) Windows Server
3 12 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (8.53%) Unix
5 7 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.65%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.88%) Linux
8 3 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.55%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.55%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.55%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.78%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.78%) Solaris
10 1 (0.78%) SUSE
10 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.50%) ITIL
2 12 (9.30%) Migration
2 12 (9.30%) Network Design
3 11 (8.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (6.98%) Project Management
5 8 (6.20%) Change Management
6 7 (5.43%) Service Delivery
6 7 (5.43%) Supplier Management
7 4 (3.10%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.10%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.10%) Database Theory
7 4 (3.10%) Load Balancing
7 4 (3.10%) Network Management
7 4 (3.10%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.10%) Relational Database Theory
7 4 (3.10%) Server Building
7 4 (3.10%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (3.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.10%) Time Management
8 3 (2.33%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.75%) SQL
2 3 (2.33%) C
2 3 (2.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (21.71%) Security Cleared
2 26 (20.16%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (15.50%) SC Cleared
4 18 (13.95%) CCNP
5 11 (8.53%) CCNA
6 10 (7.75%) JNCIA
7 9 (6.98%) CCDP
8 7 (5.43%) MCP
8 7 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (3.88%) Degree
9 5 (3.88%) MCSE
10 4 (3.10%) CCIE
11 3 (2.33%) JNCIE
11 3 (2.33%) JNCIP
11 3 (2.33%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.78%) CCIP
12 1 (0.78%) CCVP
12 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.78%) MCDST
12 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (15.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (14.73%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.43%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.88%) vSphere
5 2 (1.55%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.55%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.55%) XenServer
6 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (4.65%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (2.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.78%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.78%) QRadar
3 1 (0.78%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.78%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 48 (37.21%) Cisco
2 32 (24.81%) Microsoft
3 30 (23.26%) VMware
4 25 (19.38%) Juniper
5 14 (10.85%) Citrix
6 10 (7.75%) Brocade
7 9 (6.98%) Avaya
8 6 (4.65%) Aruba
8 6 (4.65%) CA
8 6 (4.65%) EMC
9 5 (3.88%) HP
10 4 (3.10%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.10%) Symantec
11 3 (2.33%) Apple
11 3 (2.33%) F5
11 3 (2.33%) SevOne
12 2 (1.55%) Lotus
12 2 (1.55%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.55%) Sophos
13 1 (0.78%) McAfee
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