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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 55 60 51
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing LAN 100 58 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.10% 2.33% 3.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.65% 21.32% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 34 61
Median daily rate £400 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £212 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £489 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -17.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +17.14%
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
462 272 433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.30% 10.94% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 146 222
Median daily rate £388 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £240 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £486 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 28
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham 0 30 £325 +3.58% 6
Solihull +10 23 £285 - 1
Shropshire -8 18 £475 +58.33%
Warwickshire -10 8 £400 +14.28%
Coventry -10 7 £400 +3.22% 2
Staffordshire -3 3 £320 +9.87% 3
Dudley - 3 £100 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for LAN.

1 145 (78.80%) WAN
2 83 (45.11%) Cisco
3 76 (41.30%) Firewall
4 67 (36.41%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (28.80%) CCNP
5 53 (28.80%) Windows
6 51 (27.72%) Data Centre
7 40 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 40 (21.74%) Security Cleared
8 37 (20.11%) Wireless
9 36 (19.57%) Juniper
10 35 (19.02%) Wi-Fi
11 34 (18.48%) ITIL
11 34 (18.48%) Windows Server
12 32 (17.39%) SC Cleared
13 30 (16.30%) VoIP
14 29 (15.76%) CCNA
15 28 (15.22%) Cisco ASA
16 26 (14.13%) VPN
16 26 (14.13%) CheckPoint
17 25 (13.59%) VMware
18 24 (13.04%) VLAN
19 23 (12.50%) Active Directory
20 22 (11.96%) WLAN
21 21 (11.41%) Telecoms
21 21 (11.41%) Finance
21 21 (11.41%) Windows Server 2012
22 20 (10.87%) Network Security
23 19 (10.33%) OSPF
24 17 (9.24%) Project Management

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.72%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.09%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (7.61%) MS Visio
2 10 (5.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (4.35%) MS Project
4 5 (2.72%) MS Excel
5 3 (1.63%) MS Office
6 1 (0.54%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.63%) SaaS
3 2 (1.09%) IaaS
3 2 (1.09%) Office 365
3 2 (1.09%) PaaS
4 1 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 145 (78.80%) WAN
2 76 (41.30%) Firewall
3 37 (20.11%) Wireless
4 35 (19.02%) Wi-Fi
5 30 (16.30%) VoIP
6 28 (15.22%) Cisco ASA
7 26 (14.13%) VPN
8 24 (13.04%) VLAN
9 22 (11.96%) WLAN
10 20 (10.87%) Network Security
11 19 (10.33%) OSPF
12 17 (9.24%) SAN
13 15 (8.15%) TCP/IP
14 14 (7.61%) BGP
15 13 (7.07%) MPLS
16 11 (5.98%) DHCP
16 11 (5.98%) IPv4
17 9 (4.89%) Cisco Nexus
17 9 (4.89%) EIGRP
17 9 (4.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.63%) IBM InfoSphere
General
1 21 (11.41%) Finance
1 21 (11.41%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.89%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.80%) German Language
4 4 (2.17%) Billing
4 4 (2.17%) Military
5 3 (1.63%) Banking
5 3 (1.63%) Marketing
5 3 (1.63%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.54%) French Language
6 1 (0.54%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (23.37%) Network Engineer
2 37 (20.11%) Architect
3 25 (13.59%) Network Architect
4 24 (13.04%) Analyst
5 20 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 17 (9.24%) Cisco Engineer
7 15 (8.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 14 (7.61%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.43%) Consultant
9 10 (5.43%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.89%) Business Analyst
10 9 (4.89%) Service Analyst
10 9 (4.89%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (4.89%) Wireless Architect
11 7 (3.80%) Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (3.80%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 6 (3.26%) Senior Technical Engineer
12 6 (3.26%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.26%) Technical Leader
12 6 (3.26%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.98%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.63%) HTML
2 3 (1.63%) Middleware
2 3 (1.63%) XML
3 2 (1.09%) CSS
4 1 (0.54%) Leaflet
Miscellaneous
1 51 (27.72%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.26%) Handset
2 6 (3.26%) IVR
3 5 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.63%) Economics
4 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.63%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (1.63%) Private Cloud
4 3 (1.63%) Statistics
5 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.09%) e-Health
5 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.09%) PKI
6 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.54%) Clustering
6 1 (0.54%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.54%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.54%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.54%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 53 (28.80%) Windows
2 34 (18.48%) Windows Server
3 21 (11.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (9.24%) Linux
5 16 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (5.43%) Windows 8
7 9 (4.89%) Ubuntu
8 8 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.26%) Unix
10 4 (2.17%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.63%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.63%) MVS
12 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.54%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (18.48%) ITIL
2 17 (9.24%) Project Management
3 16 (8.70%) Service Management
4 15 (8.15%) Migration
5 13 (7.07%) Network Design
6 11 (5.98%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (5.98%) Presales
7 10 (5.43%) Change Management
7 10 (5.43%) Service Delivery
8 9 (4.89%) Customer Engagement
8 9 (4.89%) Network Management
8 9 (4.89%) Validation
9 8 (4.35%) Load Balancing
9 8 (4.35%) PRINCE2
10 7 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (3.80%) Network Architecture
11 6 (3.26%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (3.26%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (2.72%) Incident Management
12 5 (2.72%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.17%) SQL
2 3 (1.63%) Java
2 3 (1.63%) VB
3 2 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (36.41%) Cisco Certification
2 53 (28.80%) CCNP
3 40 (21.74%) Security Cleared
4 32 (17.39%) SC Cleared
5 29 (15.76%) CCNA
6 11 (5.98%) CCDP
6 11 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (5.43%) CCIE
8 9 (4.89%) MCSA
8 9 (4.89%) MCSE
8 9 (4.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (3.80%) Degree
10 4 (2.17%) CCDA
10 4 (2.17%) CCSA
10 4 (2.17%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.63%) A+ Certification
12 2 (1.09%) CLAS
12 2 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.09%) JNCIS
12 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.89%) SLA
2 3 (1.63%) QA
3 2 (1.09%) JSP 440
System Software
1 23 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.98%) vSphere
3 9 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.54%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 11 (5.98%) FortiGate
2 4 (2.17%) SCCM
3 3 (1.63%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (1.63%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (1.09%) CA Spectrum
4 2 (1.09%) Cisco LMS
4 2 (1.09%) SCOM
4 2 (1.09%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.54%) Cacti
5 1 (0.54%) DameWare
5 1 (0.54%) Nagios
5 1 (0.54%) Puppet
5 1 (0.54%) SmokePing
5 1 (0.54%) Terraform
5 1 (0.54%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 83 (45.11%) Cisco
2 40 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 36 (19.57%) Juniper
4 26 (14.13%) CheckPoint
5 25 (13.59%) VMware
6 15 (8.15%) Fortinet
7 12 (6.52%) HP
8 11 (5.98%) Avaya
8 11 (5.98%) IBM
9 10 (5.43%) Intel Security
10 9 (4.89%) BT
10 9 (4.89%) F5
11 8 (4.35%) Meraki
12 7 (3.80%) Aruba
12 7 (3.80%) Brocade
12 7 (3.80%) Fujitsu
12 7 (3.80%) Palo Alto
13 5 (2.72%) Capita
13 5 (2.72%) Siemens
13 5 (2.72%) TOWER Software
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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