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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 58 50 47
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 58 52 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.49% 2.44% 3.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.37% 15.43% 19.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 16
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£344 £319 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.84% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 18
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.64% -1.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+17.56% +2.77%
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
334 337 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.35% 15.80% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 162 104
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 53
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 +3 18 £325 +103.12% 5
Warwickshire +5 15 £426 +6.56% 2
Shropshire -1 8 £300 -12.28% 2
Staffordshire -4 1 £418 +75.78% 3
Wolverhampton - 1 £350 - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Brierley Hill - - - -
Coventry - - - - 5
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wednesbury - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 121 (78.57%) WAN
2 77 (50.00%) Cisco
3 53 (34.42%) Firewall
4 51 (33.12%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (31.17%) Windows
6 46 (29.87%) ITIL
7 44 (28.57%) CCNA
8 35 (22.73%) CCNP
9 32 (20.78%) Security Cleared
10 31 (20.13%) Active Directory
11 30 (19.48%) TCP/IP
12 29 (18.83%) VoIP
13 25 (16.23%) SC Cleared
14 23 (14.94%) Network Security
14 23 (14.94%) VMware
15 22 (14.29%) Project Management
16 20 (12.99%) Microsoft
17 19 (12.34%) VPN
17 19 (12.34%) HP
18 18 (11.69%) Internet
19 17 (11.04%) CheckPoint
19 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2008
19 17 (11.04%) Network Design
20 16 (10.39%) Linux
20 16 (10.39%) MS Exchange
21 15 (9.74%) JSP
21 15 (9.74%) Mentoring
21 15 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
22 14 (9.09%) Citrix
22 14 (9.09%) Juniper

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (10.39%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (2.60%) CICS
2 4 (2.60%) TPMS
3 3 (1.95%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.30%) nginx
4 2 (1.30%) Apache
4 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.65%) IIS
5 1 (0.65%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (6.49%) MS Office
2 7 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.90%) Office 365
2 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 121 (78.57%) WAN
2 53 (34.42%) Firewall
3 30 (19.48%) TCP/IP
4 29 (18.83%) VoIP
5 23 (14.94%) Network Security
6 19 (12.34%) VPN
7 18 (11.69%) Internet
8 13 (8.44%) MPLS
9 10 (6.49%) OSPF
10 9 (5.84%) Wireless
10 9 (5.84%) WLAN
10 9 (5.84%) BGP
10 9 (5.84%) SAN
11 8 (5.19%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (3.90%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (3.90%) ATM
13 5 (3.25%) VLAN
13 5 (3.25%) BIG-IP
13 5 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (3.25%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.19%) MySQL
2 6 (3.90%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.60%) Informix
3 4 (2.60%) DB2
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.30%) Hudson
2 2 (1.30%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (8.44%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.60%) Banking
2 4 (2.60%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.95%) Finance
4 2 (1.30%) Retail
4 2 (1.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 43 (27.92%) Network Engineer
2 23 (14.94%) Analyst
3 18 (11.69%) Project Manager
4 13 (8.44%) Support Analyst
4 13 (8.44%) Architect
5 10 (6.49%) Technical Architect
5 10 (6.49%) Network Manager
5 10 (6.49%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (5.84%) Design Engineer
6 9 (5.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (5.19%) Service Analyst
7 8 (5.19%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.55%) Network Support
8 7 (4.55%) Security Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
9 6 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (3.90%) Service Manager
10 5 (3.25%) Data Manager
10 5 (3.25%) Server Analyst
10 5 (3.25%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.74%) JSP
2 9 (5.84%) Middleware
3 4 (2.60%) EJB
3 4 (2.60%) JavaBeans
4 2 (1.30%) LAMP
5 1 (0.65%) JMS
5 1 (0.65%) J2EE
5 1 (0.65%) SOAP
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.74%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.49%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.25%) PMI
4 5 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.60%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.60%) NHS
6 3 (1.95%) PDA
6 3 (1.95%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.30%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.30%) PKI
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.65%) Statistics
8 1 (0.65%) Clustering
8 1 (0.65%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.65%) e-Health
8 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.65%) GIS
8 1 (0.65%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 48 (31.17%) Windows
2 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (10.39%) Linux
4 10 (6.49%) UNIX
4 10 (6.49%) Windows XP
5 9 (5.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (5.19%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.25%) Windows Vista
7 5 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.95%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.30%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.30%) HPUX
9 2 (1.30%) Debian
9 2 (1.30%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (29.87%) ITIL
2 22 (14.29%) Project Management
3 17 (11.04%) Network Design
4 15 (9.74%) Mentoring
5 13 (8.44%) Migration
5 13 (8.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (6.49%) PRINCE2
7 9 (5.84%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.19%) Kalman Filter
8 8 (5.19%) Data Protection
8 8 (5.19%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.90%) Security Architecture
9 6 (3.90%) Network Management
9 6 (3.90%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (3.90%) Project Planning
9 6 (3.90%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (3.25%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (3.25%) TOGAF
10 5 (3.25%) Six Sigma
10 5 (3.25%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.90%) SQL
2 2 (1.30%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.30%) R
2 2 (1.30%) Ruby
3 1 (0.65%) Python
3 1 (0.65%) C
3 1 (0.65%) Perl
3 1 (0.65%) PHP
3 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (33.12%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (28.57%) CCNA
3 35 (22.73%) CCNP
4 32 (20.78%) Security Cleared
5 25 (16.23%) SC Cleared
6 10 (6.49%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (3.90%) CCDP
7 6 (3.90%) PMI Certification
8 5 (3.25%) ISSAP
9 4 (2.60%) CCIE
9 4 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.30%) CCSP
10 2 (1.30%) CCIP
10 2 (1.30%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.65%) HP AIS
11 1 (0.65%) HP ASE
11 1 (0.65%) HP MASE
11 1 (0.65%) Degree
11 1 (0.65%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.55%) JSP 440
2 4 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.95%) SLA
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (20.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.84%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.55%) XenApp
5 4 (2.60%) vSphere
5 4 (2.60%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.30%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.30%) Samba
7 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.65%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (2.60%) SCCM
2 3 (1.95%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (1.95%) Puppet
3 2 (1.30%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.30%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.30%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.30%) SCOM
4 1 (0.65%) WSUS
4 1 (0.65%) OPNET
4 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.65%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 77 (50.00%) Cisco
2 23 (14.94%) VMware
3 20 (12.99%) Microsoft
4 19 (12.34%) HP
5 17 (11.04%) CheckPoint
6 14 (9.09%) Citrix
6 14 (9.09%) Juniper
7 13 (8.44%) F5
8 11 (7.14%) Avaya
9 10 (6.49%) Oracle
10 9 (5.84%) McAfee
10 9 (5.84%) Riverbed
11 6 (3.90%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.90%) CA
12 5 (3.25%) BT
12 5 (3.25%) Remedy
13 4 (2.60%) Sybase
13 4 (2.60%) Nokia
13 4 (2.60%) Blue Coat
14 3 (1.95%) Red Hat
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