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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 41 67 52
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -15
Contract jobs citing LAN 88 50 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.68% 2.08% 2.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.35% 19.23% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 17 33
Median daily rate £350 £335 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £150 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £437 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 14
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.75 £20.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -11.82%

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
334 260 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.97% 10.81% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 125 131
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £160 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 44
Median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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
Solihull +8 35 £265 - 4
Birmingham +6 28 £310 -17.33% 10
Shropshire +18 9 £381 +27.08% 2
Coventry -20 4 £540 +260.00% 4
Staffordshire +4 3 £500 +11.73%
Worcestershire +2 3 £130 -56.30%
Warwickshire +1 3 £400 +28.00% 2
Herefordshire - 2 £288 - 4
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 130 (68.42%) WAN
2 102 (53.68%) Cisco
3 81 (42.63%) Security Cleared
4 74 (38.95%) SC Cleared
5 67 (35.26%) Cisco Certification
6 60 (31.58%) Juniper
7 58 (30.53%) Firewall
8 55 (28.95%) Data Centre
9 48 (25.26%) CCNA
10 38 (20.00%) CCNP
11 36 (18.95%) Network Design
12 31 (16.32%) Telecoms
13 30 (15.79%) VPN
14 29 (15.26%) CheckPoint
14 29 (15.26%) Windows
15 27 (14.21%) Network Security
16 24 (12.63%) OSPF
17 23 (12.11%) BT
18 22 (11.58%) ITIL
18 22 (11.58%) VoIP
18 22 (11.58%) Network Management
19 21 (11.05%) DNS
19 21 (11.05%) Microsoft
19 21 (11.05%) PRINCE2
20 20 (10.53%) Project Management
20 20 (10.53%) CCDP
21 19 (10.00%) Presales
22 17 (8.95%) Active Directory
22 17 (8.95%) IBM
23 16 (8.42%) Wireless

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 (1.58%) IIS
1 3 (1.58%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.58%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.05%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.05%) SAS
2 2 (1.05%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.53%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.53%) Quickr
Applications
1 7 (3.68%) MS Office
2 3 (1.58%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.05%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.05%) MS Project
4 1 (0.53%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.21%) Office 365
2 7 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 130 (68.42%) WAN
2 58 (30.53%) Firewall
3 30 (15.79%) VPN
4 27 (14.21%) Network Security
5 24 (12.63%) OSPF
6 22 (11.58%) VoIP
7 21 (11.05%) DNS
8 16 (8.42%) Wireless
9 15 (7.89%) TCP/IP
9 15 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (6.84%) BGP
10 13 (6.84%) WLAN
11 12 (6.32%) MPLS
11 12 (6.32%) PSTN
11 12 (6.32%) VLAN
12 11 (5.79%) ADSL
12 11 (5.79%) DWDM
12 11 (5.79%) GPON
12 11 (5.79%) SDH
12 11 (5.79%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.58%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (0.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (16.32%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.21%) Finance
3 2 (1.05%) Advertising
3 2 (1.05%) Electronics
3 2 (1.05%) German Language
4 1 (0.53%) Automotive
4 1 (0.53%) Banking
4 1 (0.53%) Local Government
4 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (29.47%) Network Engineer
2 30 (15.79%) Architect
3 24 (12.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 24 (12.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 21 (11.05%) Analyst
5 16 (8.42%) Designer
5 16 (8.42%) Network Architect
6 15 (7.89%) Lead Architect
6 15 (7.89%) Network Designer
7 14 (7.37%) Telecoms Architect
8 11 (5.79%) Project Manager
8 11 (5.79%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.74%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 9 (4.74%) Network Support
9 9 (4.74%) Network Support Engineer
9 9 (4.74%) Security Analyst
10 8 (4.21%) Design Engineer
10 8 (4.21%) LAN Engineer
10 8 (4.21%) Network Manager
11 7 (3.68%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.63%) CSS
2 3 (1.58%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.53%) Leaflet
3 1 (0.53%) Web Services
3 1 (0.53%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (28.95%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.58%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.58%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (1.05%) Clustering
4 2 (1.05%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.05%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.53%) CCTV
5 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.53%) FMCG
5 1 (0.53%) PKI
5 1 (0.53%) PMI
5 1 (0.53%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 29 (15.26%) Windows
2 11 (5.79%) Windows Server
3 6 (3.16%) Windows 7
4 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (2.11%) Linux
5 4 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.58%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.05%) Windows 8
7 2 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.53%) Unix
8 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (18.95%) Network Design
2 22 (11.58%) ITIL
2 22 (11.58%) Network Management
3 21 (11.05%) PRINCE2
4 20 (10.53%) Project Management
5 19 (10.00%) Presales
6 16 (8.42%) Customer Engagement
7 14 (7.37%) Mentoring
7 14 (7.37%) Network Monitoring
8 13 (6.84%) PRINCE
9 12 (6.32%) Migration
10 10 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (5.26%) SIEM
11 7 (3.68%) Service Delivery
12 6 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (2.63%) Network Architecture
13 5 (2.63%) People Management
13 5 (2.63%) Process Improvement
14 4 (2.11%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.58%) SQL
2 1 (0.53%) C
2 1 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 81 (42.63%) Security Cleared
2 74 (38.95%) SC Cleared
3 67 (35.26%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (25.26%) CCNA
5 38 (20.00%) CCNP
6 20 (10.53%) CCDP
7 15 (7.89%) Degree
8 14 (7.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (6.84%) BICSI Certification
9 13 (6.84%) BICSI RCDD
9 13 (6.84%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (6.32%) DV Cleared
11 10 (5.26%) CCDA
12 5 (2.63%) CCIE
12 5 (2.63%) CCVP
13 2 (1.05%) MCP
13 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.53%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.53%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.63%) JSP 440
2 4 (2.11%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (8.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.16%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.53%) ProxySG
4 1 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.53%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.53%) vSphere
4 1 (0.53%) XenApp
4 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (2.63%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.58%) SCCM
2 3 (1.58%) SCOM
3 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.53%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.53%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.53%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 102 (53.68%) Cisco
2 60 (31.58%) Juniper
3 29 (15.26%) CheckPoint
4 23 (12.11%) BT
5 21 (11.05%) Microsoft
6 17 (8.95%) IBM
7 16 (8.42%) F5
8 14 (7.37%) Capita
8 14 (7.37%) TOWER Software
8 14 (7.37%) VMware
9 12 (6.32%) Intel Security
10 11 (5.79%) Remedy
11 9 (4.74%) Nortel
12 7 (3.68%) HP
13 6 (3.16%) Fujitsu
14 5 (2.63%) Brocade
14 5 (2.63%) Fortinet
14 5 (2.63%) Nokia
15 4 (2.11%) Avaya
15 4 (2.11%) Citrix
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