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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 54 50 60
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +10
Contract jobs citing LAN 88 76 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.21% 2.97% 2.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 22.42% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 39
Median daily rate £363 £305 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.85% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £155 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £465 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £381 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.60% +17.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.06 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.39% -11.25%
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
352 339 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.85% 13.25% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 162 189
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £173 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 29 30
Median hourly rate £15.71 £16.25 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.30% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £10.97 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.20 £29.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Shropshire +25 32 £350 +16.66%
Solihull +1 17 - - 1
Birmingham -15 15 £330 +1.53% 6
Warwickshire -4 5 £343 +37.00% 1
Coventry -14 5 £540 +260.00% 2
Worcestershire -3 3 £130 -20.00% 2
Staffordshire -9 2 £408 +1.87% 1
Smethwick - 1 £145 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 137 (69.90%) WAN
2 96 (48.98%) Cisco
3 84 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 79 (40.31%) Firewall
5 72 (36.73%) Security Cleared
6 71 (36.22%) Data Centre
7 68 (34.69%) SC Cleared
8 57 (29.08%) CCNP
9 49 (25.00%) Juniper
9 49 (25.00%) CCNA
10 42 (21.43%) Windows
11 39 (19.90%) Network Design
12 36 (18.37%) Microsoft
13 35 (17.86%) CheckPoint
14 33 (16.84%) VPN
14 33 (16.84%) Wi-Fi
15 29 (14.80%) ITIL
16 28 (14.29%) VoIP
16 28 (14.29%) Wireless
17 26 (13.27%) Cisco ASA
18 25 (12.76%) Network Security
19 24 (12.24%) OSPF
20 23 (11.73%) BT
21 22 (11.22%) VLAN
21 22 (11.22%) Project Management
21 22 (11.22%) Presales
21 22 (11.22%) Windows Server
22 21 (10.71%) Network Management
22 21 (10.71%) CCDP
22 21 (10.71%) Telecoms

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 3 (1.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.02%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.02%) SAS
2 2 (1.02%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.51%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.51%) Quickr
3 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.04%) MS Office
1 4 (2.04%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (1.53%) MS Project
3 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.51%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.55%) Office 365
2 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.53%) SaaS
3 2 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 137 (69.90%) WAN
2 79 (40.31%) Firewall
3 33 (16.84%) VPN
3 33 (16.84%) Wi-Fi
4 28 (14.29%) VoIP
4 28 (14.29%) Wireless
5 26 (13.27%) Cisco ASA
6 25 (12.76%) Network Security
7 24 (12.24%) OSPF
8 22 (11.22%) VLAN
9 20 (10.20%) WLAN
10 16 (8.16%) TCP/IP
11 15 (7.65%) MPLS
12 14 (7.14%) DNS
12 14 (7.14%) SAN
13 11 (5.61%) BGP
13 11 (5.61%) HTTP
13 11 (5.61%) IPv4
14 7 (3.57%) Internet
14 7 (3.57%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.61%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.53%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.51%) Big Data
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 10 (5.10%) Finance
3 4 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.53%) Marketing
5 2 (1.02%) German Language
6 1 (0.51%) Advertising
6 1 (0.51%) Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Law
6 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (27.55%) Network Engineer
2 45 (22.96%) Architect
3 29 (14.80%) Cisco Engineer
3 29 (14.80%) Network Architect
4 27 (13.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 24 (12.24%) Analyst
6 16 (8.16%) Lead Architect
7 15 (7.65%) Telecoms Architect
8 14 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.10%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.59%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 9 (4.59%) Network Support
10 9 (4.59%) Network Support Engineer
10 9 (4.59%) Security Analyst
11 8 (4.08%) Juniper Engineer
11 8 (4.08%) Project Manager
12 7 (3.57%) Consultant
12 7 (3.57%) Design Engineer
12 7 (3.57%) Network Designer
12 7 (3.57%) Wireless Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.57%) 802.1X
2 6 (3.06%) CSS
3 3 (1.53%) Middleware
4 1 (0.51%) HTML
4 1 (0.51%) Leaflet
4 1 (0.51%) Web Services
4 1 (0.51%) XML
4 1 (0.51%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 71 (36.22%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.55%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.53%) Economics
3 3 (1.53%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.02%) Clustering
4 2 (1.02%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.02%) e-Health
5 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.51%) FMCG
5 1 (0.51%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (0.51%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (0.51%) PKI
5 1 (0.51%) PMI
5 1 (0.51%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 42 (21.43%) Windows
2 22 (11.22%) Windows Server
3 16 (8.16%) Linux
4 14 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (5.10%) Windows 8
6 9 (4.59%) Ubuntu
7 7 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.55%) Unix
9 4 (2.04%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.53%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.53%) MVS
10 3 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.02%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.90%) Network Design
2 29 (14.80%) ITIL
3 22 (11.22%) Presales
3 22 (11.22%) Project Management
4 21 (10.71%) Network Management
5 19 (9.69%) Customer Engagement
6 18 (9.18%) PRINCE2
7 16 (8.16%) Migration
8 14 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 14 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
9 13 (6.63%) PRINCE
10 11 (5.61%) SIEM
11 10 (5.10%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (5.10%) Network Architecture
11 10 (5.10%) Service Delivery
12 7 (3.57%) Incident Management
13 6 (3.06%) Service Management
14 5 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (2.55%) Load Balancing
14 5 (2.55%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.02%) SQL
2 1 (0.51%) C
2 1 (0.51%) Java
2 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 84 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (36.73%) Security Cleared
3 68 (34.69%) SC Cleared
4 57 (29.08%) CCNP
5 49 (25.00%) CCNA
6 21 (10.71%) CCDP
7 14 (7.14%) Degree
7 14 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 13 (6.63%) BICSI Certification
8 13 (6.63%) BICSI RCDD
8 13 (6.63%) ITIL Certification
9 12 (6.12%) DV Cleared
10 11 (5.61%) CCDA
11 10 (5.10%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (5.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (4.59%) MCSA
12 9 (4.59%) MCSE
13 8 (4.08%) CCIE
14 5 (2.55%) CCVP
15 4 (2.04%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.59%) SLA
2 5 (2.55%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 16 (8.16%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.59%) vSphere
3 6 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.53%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.51%) XenApp
6 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.02%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (1.02%) Cisco LMS
2 2 (1.02%) SCCM
3 1 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.51%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 96 (48.98%) Cisco
2 49 (25.00%) Juniper
3 36 (18.37%) Microsoft
4 35 (17.86%) CheckPoint
5 23 (11.73%) BT
6 21 (10.71%) VMware
7 19 (9.69%) IBM
8 16 (8.16%) Intel Security
9 15 (7.65%) Capita
9 15 (7.65%) TOWER Software
10 11 (5.61%) F5
10 11 (5.61%) Fortinet
11 10 (5.10%) Brocade
11 10 (5.10%) HP
11 10 (5.10%) Remedy
12 7 (3.57%) Aruba
13 6 (3.06%) Fujitsu
13 6 (3.06%) Palo Alto
14 5 (2.55%) Avaya
14 5 (2.55%) Nokia
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