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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 58 50 56
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing LAN 70 70 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.60% 2.93% 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.39% 24.48% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 39 24
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £187 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £455 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.94% +3.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £14.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 - £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 - £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.28 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.48% +26.75%
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
427 286 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.85% 11.97% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 122 119
Average daily rate £345 £350 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 22 38
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.85 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.03% -18.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 April 2015. 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 +7 24 £350 +7.69% 8
Warwickshire +5 10 £325 -29.15% 3
Shropshire -19 8 £220 -12.00% 3
Worcestershire +5 4 £500 - 2
Coventry -2 4 - - 2
Wolverhampton - 4 £125 -
Solihull -7 2 £300 +9.09% 2
Staffordshire - 1 £275 - 2
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 114 (85.71%) WAN
2 58 (43.61%) Windows
3 49 (36.84%) Active Directory
4 44 (33.08%) Cisco
5 41 (30.83%) Microsoft
6 37 (27.82%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (27.82%) Firewall
7 36 (27.07%) ITIL
8 29 (21.80%) CCNA
9 26 (19.55%) MS Office
10 25 (18.80%) Windows XP
10 25 (18.80%) CCNP
11 24 (18.05%) Network Design
11 24 (18.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (16.54%) HP
13 20 (15.04%) VPN
14 19 (14.29%) Migration
14 19 (14.29%) Security Cleared
15 18 (13.53%) SC Cleared
15 18 (13.53%) Windows 7
16 17 (12.78%) CheckPoint
16 17 (12.78%) DNS
16 17 (12.78%) Windows Server 2012
17 16 (12.03%) TCP/IP
18 15 (11.28%) Hyper-V
19 14 (10.53%) MS Excel
19 14 (10.53%) DHCP
20 13 (9.77%) Juniper
20 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2003
20 13 (9.77%) OSPF

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 11 (8.27%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.75%) IIS
5 1 (0.75%) Apache
5 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 26 (19.55%) MS Office
2 14 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (6.77%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 114 (85.71%) WAN
2 37 (27.82%) Firewall
3 20 (15.04%) VPN
4 17 (12.78%) DNS
5 16 (12.03%) TCP/IP
6 14 (10.53%) DHCP
7 13 (9.77%) OSPF
8 11 (8.27%) Network Security
9 10 (7.52%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (7.52%) VoIP
10 9 (6.77%) MPLS
11 8 (6.02%) VLAN
11 8 (6.02%) BGP
11 8 (6.02%) Internet
11 8 (6.02%) Wireless
12 6 (4.51%) Cisco Nexus
13 4 (3.01%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (3.01%) SAN
14 3 (2.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 3 (2.26%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.52%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.75%) Hudson
General
1 11 (8.27%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.77%) Finance
3 6 (4.51%) Banking
4 3 (2.26%) Automotive
5 2 (1.50%) Military
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Games
6 1 (0.75%) Local Government
6 1 (0.75%) French Language
6 1 (0.75%) German Language
6 1 (0.75%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 36 (27.07%) Analyst
2 25 (18.80%) Network Engineer
3 18 (13.53%) Support Analyst
4 15 (11.28%) Service Analyst
4 15 (11.28%) Service Desk Analyst
5 14 (10.53%) Architect
6 13 (9.77%) Desktop Support
6 13 (9.77%) 1st Line Support
7 10 (7.52%) Support Engineer
7 10 (7.52%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (6.77%) Consultant
9 8 (6.02%) Server Analyst
9 8 (6.02%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (6.02%) Server Support Analyst
9 8 (6.02%) Server Support
9 8 (6.02%) Project Manager
10 7 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (4.51%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 6 (4.51%) Implementation Manager
11 6 (4.51%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.01%) JSP
2 2 (1.50%) CSS
3 1 (0.75%) LAMP
3 1 (0.75%) J2EE
3 1 (0.75%) SOAP
3 1 (0.75%) JMS
3 1 (0.75%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.02%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.02%) Public Cloud
2 8 (6.02%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.26%) PDA
4 6 (4.51%) PKI
5 3 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.50%) e-Health
7 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) Handset
7 1 (0.75%) NHS
7 1 (0.75%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 58 (43.61%) Windows
2 25 (18.80%) Windows XP
3 24 (18.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (13.53%) Windows 7
5 17 (12.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (5.26%) Linux
7 7 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
8 6 (4.51%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.01%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.26%) UNIX
11 1 (0.75%) Debian
11 1 (0.75%) HPUX
11 1 (0.75%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.07%) ITIL
2 24 (18.05%) Network Design
3 19 (14.29%) Migration
4 9 (6.77%) Service Delivery
5 7 (5.26%) Change Control
5 7 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (5.26%) Project Management
5 7 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 6 (4.51%) Incident Management
6 6 (4.51%) Change Management
6 6 (4.51%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (4.51%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (3.76%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (3.76%) Mentoring
7 5 (3.76%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (3.76%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.01%) Network Management
9 3 (2.26%) Service Management
9 3 (2.26%) Load Balancing
10 2 (1.50%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.26%) SQL
2 1 (0.75%) Perl
2 1 (0.75%) PHP
2 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
2 1 (0.75%) Python
2 1 (0.75%) Ruby
2 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 37 (27.82%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (21.80%) CCNA
3 25 (18.80%) CCNP
4 19 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 18 (13.53%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.26%) MCSE
8 3 (2.26%) MCITP
9 2 (1.50%) BC Cleared
9 2 (1.50%) HP AIS
9 2 (1.50%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.50%) CCIE
9 2 (1.50%) CCIP
9 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.75%) MCP
10 1 (0.75%) RHCE
10 1 (0.75%) PMP
10 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.75%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.76%) SLA
2 4 (3.01%) JSP 440
3 3 (2.26%) QA
4 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.28%) Hyper-V
3 11 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.01%) XenApp
4 4 (3.01%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.50%) MetaFrame
5 2 (1.50%) vSphere
6 1 (0.75%) KVM
6 1 (0.75%) iptables
6 1 (0.75%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (6.02%) SCOM
1 8 (6.02%) SCOrch
2 6 (4.51%) SCCM
3 2 (1.50%) DameWare
3 2 (1.50%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.50%) Puppet
3 2 (1.50%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.75%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (33.08%) Cisco
2 41 (30.83%) Microsoft
3 22 (16.54%) HP
4 17 (12.78%) CheckPoint
5 13 (9.77%) Juniper
5 13 (9.77%) VMware
6 11 (8.27%) Citrix
7 10 (7.52%) F5
8 7 (5.26%) McAfee
8 7 (5.26%) Blue Coat
9 6 (4.51%) Remedy
10 4 (3.01%) BT
11 3 (2.26%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.50%) AppSense
12 2 (1.50%) CA
12 2 (1.50%) Motorola
12 2 (1.50%) Oracle
12 2 (1.50%) Aerohive Networks
12 2 (1.50%) Meraki
12 2 (1.50%) ScanSafe
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