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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 40 48 56
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing LAN 97 66 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.79% 3.18% 2.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.23% 22.00% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 27 29
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£350 £325 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £422 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 8
Average hourly rate £19.48 £19.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.53% -38.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.98 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.95 £39.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £17.29 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.68% -3.94%
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
457 300 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.85% 14.47% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 141 142
Average daily rate £320 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £168 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -2 20 £330 +4.76%
Warwickshire +2 18 £410 +32.93% 3
Birmingham -3 18 £350 - 7
Worcestershire -5 5 £155 -43.63% 2
Staffordshire -1 4 £288 -11.53% 5
Coventry -8 3 - - 4
Walsall - 2 - -
Dudley - 1 £315 -
Solihull - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 104 (77.04%) WAN
2 57 (42.22%) Cisco
3 56 (41.48%) Windows
4 42 (31.11%) Firewall
5 34 (25.19%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (23.70%) CCNA
6 32 (23.70%) TCP/IP
6 32 (23.70%) Security Cleared
7 31 (22.96%) ITIL
8 27 (20.00%) VoIP
9 26 (19.26%) SC Cleared
10 25 (18.52%) CCNP
11 23 (17.04%) Active Directory
12 21 (15.56%) VMware
13 19 (14.07%) Windows XP
13 19 (14.07%) Project Management
14 17 (12.59%) VPN
15 16 (11.85%) HP
15 16 (11.85%) Network Security
16 15 (11.11%) MS Exchange
16 15 (11.11%) MPLS
17 14 (10.37%) Linux
17 14 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (9.63%) CheckPoint
18 13 (9.63%) Windows 7
19 12 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
19 12 (8.89%) Network Design
19 12 (8.89%) Internet
19 12 (8.89%) Citrix
20 11 (8.15%) Microsoft

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.96%) CICS
2 4 (2.96%) TPMS
2 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.74%) nginx
3 1 (0.74%) Apache
3 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.74%) CMS
3 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (6.67%) MS Office
2 2 (1.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 104 (77.04%) WAN
2 42 (31.11%) Firewall
3 32 (23.70%) TCP/IP
4 27 (20.00%) VoIP
5 17 (12.59%) VPN
6 16 (11.85%) Network Security
7 15 (11.11%) MPLS
8 12 (8.89%) Internet
9 10 (7.41%) SAN
10 9 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (5.93%) OSPF
11 8 (5.93%) WLAN
12 7 (5.19%) VLAN
12 7 (5.19%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (4.44%) BGP
13 6 (4.44%) Wireless
14 5 (3.70%) NAS
14 5 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 4 (2.96%) Cisco Nexus
15 4 (2.96%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.67%) MySQL
2 4 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.96%) DB2
2 4 (2.96%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.74%) Hudson
2 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (5.19%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.48%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Billing
4 1 (0.74%) Local Government
4 1 (0.74%) Military
4 1 (0.74%) Banking
4 1 (0.74%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (21.48%) Network Engineer
2 15 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 14 (10.37%) Architect
4 13 (9.63%) Analyst
5 10 (7.41%) Technical Architect
6 9 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (5.93%) Network Manager
8 7 (5.19%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.44%) Support Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.44%) Design Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Network Support
9 6 (4.44%) Implementation Manager
10 5 (3.70%) Security Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (2.96%) Administrator
11 4 (2.96%) Service Manager
11 4 (2.96%) Consultant
11 4 (2.96%) Implementation Engineer
11 4 (2.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.41%) JSP
2 8 (5.93%) Middleware
3 4 (2.96%) Application Packaging
3 4 (2.96%) JavaBeans
3 4 (2.96%) DCOM
3 4 (2.96%) EJB
4 1 (0.74%) CSS
4 1 (0.74%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.93%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.44%) PMI
5 4 (2.96%) Firmware
6 3 (2.22%) NHS
6 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.48%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.74%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.74%) GIS
8 1 (0.74%) Clustering
8 1 (0.74%) PDA
8 1 (0.74%) Statistics
8 1 (0.74%) SCADA
8 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 56 (41.48%) Windows
2 19 (14.07%) Windows XP
3 14 (10.37%) Linux
4 13 (9.63%) Windows 7
5 9 (6.67%) UNIX
5 9 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.70%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.96%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.74%) Debian
9 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.74%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (22.96%) ITIL
2 19 (14.07%) Project Management
3 12 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (8.89%) Network Design
4 11 (8.15%) Migration
5 10 (7.41%) PRINCE2
6 9 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 8 (5.93%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (5.93%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (5.93%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.19%) Security Architecture
8 7 (5.19%) Data Protection
9 6 (4.44%) Six Sigma
10 5 (3.70%) TOGAF
10 5 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (3.70%) Project Planning
10 5 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
11 4 (2.96%) Load Balancing
11 4 (2.96%) Capacity Planning
11 4 (2.96%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.70%) SQL
2 2 (1.48%) R
3 1 (0.74%) C
3 1 (0.74%) Ruby
3 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (25.19%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (23.70%) CCNA
2 32 (23.70%) Security Cleared
3 26 (19.26%) SC Cleared
4 25 (18.52%) CCNP
5 7 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (4.44%) PMI Certification
7 5 (3.70%) ISSAP
8 4 (2.96%) CCDP
9 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.22%) Degree
10 2 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.48%) VCP4
10 2 (1.48%) CISM
10 2 (1.48%) CISSP
10 2 (1.48%) CCIE
11 1 (0.74%) CCSP
11 1 (0.74%) MCSE
11 1 (0.74%) CCDA
11 1 (0.74%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.44%) SLA
2 4 (2.96%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (17.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.19%) XenApp
3 4 (2.96%) vSphere
3 4 (2.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.96%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.96%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.74%) Samba
4 1 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (7.41%) SCCM
2 4 (2.96%) WMI
3 3 (2.22%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.74%) Puppet
5 1 (0.74%) OPNET
5 1 (0.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 57 (42.22%) Cisco
2 21 (15.56%) VMware
3 16 (11.85%) HP
4 13 (9.63%) CheckPoint
5 12 (8.89%) Citrix
6 11 (8.15%) Microsoft
6 11 (8.15%) F5
7 10 (7.41%) Avaya
8 9 (6.67%) Juniper
8 9 (6.67%) Oracle
9 8 (5.93%) Riverbed
10 6 (4.44%) BT
11 5 (3.70%) McAfee
11 5 (3.70%) CA
12 4 (2.96%) Remedy
12 4 (2.96%) Sybase
12 4 (2.96%) SolarWinds
13 3 (2.22%) Nokia
14 2 (1.48%) Red Hat
14 2 (1.48%) Sourcefire
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