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 10 July 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 64 48 75
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +27
Contract jobs citing LAN 51 59 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.16% 3.21% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.18% 20.56% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 34 19
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% -30.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £123 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £355 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Average hourly rate £19.48 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.36% -12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.14 £13.30 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.10 £46.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
336 287 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.22% 15.62% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 125 125
Average daily rate £308 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 42 28
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.07% -
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 10 July 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 10 July 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 -4 14 £288 +79.68% 11
Shropshire -3 10 £188 -34.78% 1
Solihull +1 6 - - 1
Warwickshire -1 6 £400 +56.86% 4
Coventry -9 5 £300 - 4
Worcestershire -4 2 £155 -40.09% 1
Staffordshire - - - - 3
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 92 (71.88%) WAN
2 54 (42.19%) Windows
3 46 (35.94%) Cisco
4 42 (32.81%) Security Cleared
5 40 (31.25%) SC Cleared
6 28 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (21.09%) CCNA
8 26 (20.31%) PRINCE2
9 25 (19.53%) TCP/IP
10 22 (17.19%) Firewall
10 22 (17.19%) Active Directory
11 20 (15.63%) MPLS
11 20 (15.63%) Windows XP
11 20 (15.63%) VMware
12 19 (14.84%) Network Design
12 19 (14.84%) ITIL
12 19 (14.84%) Microsoft
12 19 (14.84%) CheckPoint
13 17 (13.28%) HP
13 17 (13.28%) MS Office
13 17 (13.28%) Windows 7
14 16 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (11.72%) CCNP
15 15 (11.72%) Citrix
15 15 (11.72%) Windows Server 2003
15 15 (11.72%) Finance
16 13 (10.16%) Migration
16 13 (10.16%) MS Exchange
16 13 (10.16%) XenApp
17 12 (9.38%) Avaya

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 13 (10.16%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.69%) CMS
3 4 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.78%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (13.28%) MS Office
2 6 (4.69%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.69%) MS Project
3 4 (3.13%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 92 (71.88%) WAN
2 25 (19.53%) TCP/IP
3 22 (17.19%) Firewall
4 20 (15.63%) MPLS
5 11 (8.59%) OSPF
5 11 (8.59%) Wireless
6 10 (7.81%) Network Security
6 10 (7.81%) VoIP
7 9 (7.03%) VPN
7 9 (7.03%) BIG-IP
8 8 (6.25%) BGP
8 8 (6.25%) SAN
9 7 (5.47%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (4.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (3.91%) IP Telephony
11 5 (3.91%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
12 4 (3.13%) Nortel Meridian
12 4 (3.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.56%) MySQL
1 2 (1.56%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (11.72%) Finance
2 4 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.34%) Military
4 1 (0.78%) Billing
4 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (17.97%) Network Engineer
2 21 (16.41%) Project Manager
3 14 (10.94%) Analyst
4 8 (6.25%) Architect
4 8 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 8 (6.25%) Design Engineer
5 7 (5.47%) Administrator
5 7 (5.47%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (5.47%) Implementation Engineer
6 6 (4.69%) Implementation Manager
7 5 (3.91%) Network Support
7 5 (3.91%) Network Technician
7 5 (3.91%) Support Analyst
7 5 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (3.91%) Technical Architect
7 5 (3.91%) Support Technician
7 5 (3.91%) Network Support Technician
8 4 (3.13%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 4 (3.13%) Consultant
8 4 (3.13%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.03%) JSP
2 4 (3.13%) Application Packaging
2 4 (3.13%) DCOM
3 1 (0.78%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.69%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.13%) Firmware
2 4 (3.13%) Thin Client
2 4 (3.13%) Fat Client
2 4 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.34%) CMDB
3 3 (2.34%) PMI
4 2 (1.56%) NHS
4 2 (1.56%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.78%) LPAR
5 1 (0.78%) HP StorageWorks
5 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.78%) AS400
5 1 (0.78%) PDA
5 1 (0.78%) Statistics
5 1 (0.78%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 54 (42.19%) Windows
2 20 (15.63%) Windows XP
3 17 (13.28%) Windows 7
4 16 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (11.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.69%) Linux
7 5 (3.91%) Android
8 4 (3.13%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.34%) Solaris
10 2 (1.56%) UNIX
10 2 (1.56%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.78%) AIX
11 1 (0.78%) HPUX
11 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.31%) PRINCE2
2 19 (14.84%) ITIL
2 19 (14.84%) Network Design
3 13 (10.16%) Migration
4 12 (9.38%) Project Management
5 10 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (7.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (4.69%) Network Management
8 6 (4.69%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.91%) Business Continuity
9 5 (3.91%) CAD
9 5 (3.91%) Supplier Management
9 5 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.13%) TOGAF
10 4 (3.13%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.13%) BCP
10 4 (3.13%) Change Control
10 4 (3.13%) Software Distribution
10 4 (3.13%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.69%) SQL
2 4 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 42 (32.81%) Security Cleared
2 40 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 28 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (21.09%) CCNA
5 15 (11.72%) CCNP
6 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (3.13%) CCDP
8 3 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.34%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.34%) MCSE
9 2 (1.56%) CISM
9 2 (1.56%) ISEB
9 2 (1.56%) CISSP
9 2 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.56%) MCITP
9 2 (1.56%) Degree
9 2 (1.56%) VCP4
10 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) JSP 440
2 5 (3.91%) SLA
3 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.56%) COBIT
3 2 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 22 (17.19%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.16%) XenApp
3 6 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.34%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.34%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.56%) vSphere
5 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.56%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.78%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.78%) NFS
6 1 (0.78%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 9 (7.03%) SCCM
2 4 (3.13%) WMI
3 3 (2.34%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.34%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.78%) SCOM
5 1 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 46 (35.94%) Cisco
2 20 (15.63%) VMware
3 19 (14.84%) CheckPoint
3 19 (14.84%) Microsoft
4 17 (13.28%) HP
5 15 (11.72%) Citrix
6 12 (9.38%) Avaya
6 12 (9.38%) BT
7 11 (8.59%) F5
8 9 (7.03%) McAfee
9 7 (5.47%) Blue Coat
10 5 (3.91%) Nokia
10 5 (3.91%) Apple
11 4 (3.13%) NetApp
11 4 (3.13%) Nortel
11 4 (3.13%) IBM
11 4 (3.13%) Verint
12 3 (2.34%) Veritas
12 3 (2.34%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.34%) BMC
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