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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 53 46 62
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Contract jobs citing LAN 69 66 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.80% 3.32% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.69% 21.36% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 32 25
Average daily rate
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£275 £255 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £358 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £299 £335
% change year-on-year
+0.41% -10.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Average hourly rate £19.48 £15.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.69% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.14 £13.45 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.50 £52.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -3.45%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
390 309 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.84% 15.54% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 140 138
Average daily rate £315 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 32
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -2 17 £310 +93.75% 5
Shropshire -5 13 £250 -20.00% 2
Warwickshire -2 9 £350 +37.25% 9
Coventry -8 6 £300 - 1
Solihull 0 5 - -
Worcestershire -8 3 £155 -55.71%
Walsall -4 2 - -
Staffordshire +3 1 - - 2
West Bromwich - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 91 (70.54%) WAN
2 58 (44.96%) Windows
3 43 (33.33%) Cisco
4 40 (31.01%) Security Cleared
5 36 (27.91%) SC Cleared
6 27 (20.93%) TCP/IP
6 27 (20.93%) Firewall
7 23 (17.83%) PRINCE2
8 22 (17.05%) Windows XP
8 22 (17.05%) ITIL
8 22 (17.05%) Active Directory
8 22 (17.05%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (16.28%) CCNA
9 21 (16.28%) VMware
10 18 (13.95%) CheckPoint
11 17 (13.18%) MPLS
11 17 (13.18%) Microsoft
11 17 (13.18%) HP
11 17 (13.18%) Windows 7
12 16 (12.40%) VoIP
13 15 (11.63%) MS Exchange
13 15 (11.63%) Avaya
13 15 (11.63%) Migration
14 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
14 14 (10.85%) Network Design
14 14 (10.85%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (10.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (10.85%) Project Management
15 13 (10.08%) Finance
16 12 (9.30%) CCNP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 15 (11.63%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.65%) CMS
3 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.10%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.78%) TPMS
5 1 (0.78%) nginx
5 1 (0.78%) Apache
5 1 (0.78%) CICS
5 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.78%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (8.53%) MS Office
2 6 (4.65%) MS Project
3 4 (3.10%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 91 (70.54%) WAN
2 27 (20.93%) TCP/IP
2 27 (20.93%) Firewall
3 17 (13.18%) MPLS
4 16 (12.40%) VoIP
5 10 (7.75%) VPN
5 10 (7.75%) Network Security
6 9 (6.98%) SAN
6 9 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (6.98%) Wireless
7 8 (6.20%) OSPF
8 7 (5.43%) VLAN
9 6 (4.65%) WLAN
10 5 (3.88%) IP Telephony
10 5 (3.88%) BIG-IP
10 5 (3.88%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (3.88%) BGP
10 5 (3.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 4 (3.10%) Structured Cabling
11 4 (3.10%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.10%) MySQL
2 2 (1.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.78%) DB2
3 1 (0.78%) Informix
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (0.78%) Hudson
1 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (10.08%) Finance
2 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.55%) Military
4 1 (0.78%) Billing
4 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (17.83%) Network Engineer
1 23 (17.83%) Project Manager
2 14 (10.85%) Analyst
3 7 (5.43%) Network Support
3 7 (5.43%) Implementation Manager
3 7 (5.43%) Architect
3 7 (5.43%) Support Engineer
4 6 (4.65%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (4.65%) Network Technician
4 6 (4.65%) Network Manager
5 5 (3.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (3.88%) Network Support Technician
5 5 (3.88%) Administrator
5 5 (3.88%) Support Technician
5 5 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (3.88%) Support Analyst
6 4 (3.10%) Technical Architect
6 4 (3.10%) Consultant
6 4 (3.10%) Implementation Engineer
6 4 (3.10%) Installations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.65%) JSP
2 4 (3.10%) DCOM
2 4 (3.10%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.78%) LAMP
3 1 (0.78%) EJB
3 1 (0.78%) CSS
3 1 (0.78%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.43%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (3.88%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.10%) Firmware
3 4 (3.10%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.10%) PMI
3 4 (3.10%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.33%) NHS
5 1 (0.78%) Clustering
5 1 (0.78%) PDA
5 1 (0.78%) SCADA
5 1 (0.78%) CMDB
5 1 (0.78%) LPAR
5 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.78%) AS400
5 1 (0.78%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (0.78%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 58 (44.96%) Windows
2 22 (17.05%) Windows XP
3 17 (13.18%) Windows 7
4 14 (10.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (10.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (6.20%) Linux
6 5 (3.88%) Android
6 5 (3.88%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.10%) UNIX
8 3 (2.33%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.78%) Debian
9 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.78%) AIX
9 1 (0.78%) HPUX
9 1 (0.78%) Solaris
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.83%) PRINCE2
2 22 (17.05%) ITIL
3 15 (11.63%) Migration
4 14 (10.85%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (10.85%) Network Design
4 14 (10.85%) Project Management
5 10 (7.75%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (6.20%) Service Delivery
6 8 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.88%) Business Continuity
8 5 (3.88%) Change Control
9 4 (3.10%) Software Distribution
9 4 (3.10%) Business Continuity Planning
9 4 (3.10%) Network Management
9 4 (3.10%) BCP
9 4 (3.10%) Six Sigma
9 4 (3.10%) Performance Management
9 4 (3.10%) Supplier Management
9 4 (3.10%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.10%) SQL
2 2 (1.55%) R
3 1 (0.78%) Ruby
3 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 40 (31.01%) Security Cleared
2 36 (27.91%) SC Cleared
3 22 (17.05%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (16.28%) CCNA
5 12 (9.30%) CCNP
6 5 (3.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.10%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.55%) VCP4
8 2 (1.55%) CISSP
8 2 (1.55%) CCDP
8 2 (1.55%) MCSE
8 2 (1.55%) Degree
8 2 (1.55%) MCITP
8 2 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.55%) CISM
9 1 (0.78%) CCSA
9 1 (0.78%) CCVP
9 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) SLA
2 4 (3.10%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.20%) XenApp
3 5 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.10%) vSphere
4 4 (3.10%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.33%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.78%) Samba
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.78%) SRDF
6 1 (0.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.78%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (6.98%) SCCM
2 4 (3.10%) WMI
3 2 (1.55%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.78%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.78%) SCOM
4 1 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.78%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.78%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (33.33%) Cisco
2 21 (16.28%) VMware
3 18 (13.95%) CheckPoint
4 17 (13.18%) Microsoft
4 17 (13.18%) HP
5 15 (11.63%) Avaya
6 11 (8.53%) Citrix
6 11 (8.53%) BT
7 7 (5.43%) F5
8 6 (4.65%) McAfee
9 5 (3.88%) Apple
10 4 (3.10%) Verint
10 4 (3.10%) Nortel
10 4 (3.10%) Oracle
11 3 (2.33%) Riverbed
12 2 (1.55%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.55%) IBM
12 2 (1.55%) Juniper
12 2 (1.55%) NetApp
12 2 (1.55%) Nokia
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Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £100.00 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
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Rate: £250 - £450 per day
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