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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 52 41 73
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +32
Contract jobs citing LAN 69 74 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.70% 3.38% 1.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.49% 30.58% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 40 19
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£313 £328 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.83% +34.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £221 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £419 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 9
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.57% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £16.50 £36.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £23.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.25% +51.61%
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
354 242 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.83% 11.05% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 108 109
Average daily rate £375 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 13 42
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.37 £34.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Warwickshire +13 19 £325 -31.57% 3
Birmingham -14 15 £366 +12.69% 5
Wolverhampton - 7 £100 -
Coventry 0 5 £310 -13.88% 1
Worcestershire +1 4 £500 +185.71% 2
Shropshire -28 4 £103 -67.04% 1
Solihull -8 1 £300 +9.09% 1
Staffordshire - 1 £275 - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Dudley - - - - 1
Bilston - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 105 (82.03%) WAN
2 54 (42.19%) Cisco
3 50 (39.06%) Windows
4 40 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 40 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 40 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (30.47%) ITIL
6 35 (27.34%) Firewall
7 30 (23.44%) CCNP
7 30 (23.44%) CCNA
8 25 (19.53%) MS Office
9 22 (17.19%) Security Cleared
10 21 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (16.41%) Windows XP
11 20 (15.63%) HP
11 20 (15.63%) SC Cleared
12 19 (14.84%) Network Design
13 18 (14.06%) VPN
14 17 (13.28%) CheckPoint
14 17 (13.28%) DNS
14 17 (13.28%) Juniper
14 17 (13.28%) Windows 7
15 16 (12.50%) Migration
16 15 (11.72%) TCP/IP
16 15 (11.72%) Hyper-V
17 14 (10.94%) DHCP
17 14 (10.94%) MS Excel
18 13 (10.16%) Telecoms
18 13 (10.16%) OSPF
18 13 (10.16%) VMware

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (8.59%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.69%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.56%) IIS
4 2 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.78%) nginx
5 1 (0.78%) Lync
5 1 (0.78%) Apache
Applications
1 25 (19.53%) MS Office
2 14 (10.94%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.34%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 105 (82.03%) WAN
2 35 (27.34%) Firewall
3 18 (14.06%) VPN
4 17 (13.28%) DNS
5 15 (11.72%) TCP/IP
6 14 (10.94%) DHCP
7 13 (10.16%) OSPF
8 12 (9.38%) VoIP
8 12 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (8.59%) Network Security
10 10 (7.81%) Wireless
11 9 (7.03%) Internet
12 8 (6.25%) BGP
13 7 (5.47%) MPLS
13 7 (5.47%) VLAN
13 7 (5.47%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 4 (3.13%) EIGRP
14 4 (3.13%) SAN
14 4 (3.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.91%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Hudson
1 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (10.16%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.69%) Finance
2 6 (4.69%) Banking
3 3 (2.34%) Automotive
4 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Games
5 1 (0.78%) Military
5 1 (0.78%) Local Government
5 1 (0.78%) French Language
5 1 (0.78%) German Language
5 1 (0.78%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 35 (27.34%) Analyst
2 30 (23.44%) Network Engineer
3 18 (14.06%) Support Analyst
4 14 (10.94%) Service Analyst
4 14 (10.94%) Service Desk Analyst
5 12 (9.38%) 1st Line Support
5 12 (9.38%) Desktop Support
6 11 (8.59%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (7.03%) Consultant
7 9 (7.03%) Project Manager
7 9 (7.03%) Support Engineer
8 8 (6.25%) Server Support
8 8 (6.25%) Server Support Analyst
8 8 (6.25%) Server Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) Architect
9 7 (5.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (4.69%) Help Desk Support
10 6 (4.69%) Network Support
10 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 5 (3.91%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.69%) JSP
2 2 (1.56%) CSS
3 1 (0.78%) J2EE
3 1 (0.78%) SOAP
3 1 (0.78%) JMS
3 1 (0.78%) LAMP
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.81%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.47%) PDA
2 7 (5.47%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.69%) PKI
4 2 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.56%) e-Health
5 1 (0.78%) NHS
5 1 (0.78%) Open Source
5 1 (0.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.78%) Handset
5 1 (0.78%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 50 (39.06%) Windows
2 21 (16.41%) Windows XP
2 21 (16.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (13.28%) Windows 7
4 13 (10.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (8.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.69%) Linux
6 6 (4.69%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (2.34%) Windows Vista
7 3 (2.34%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.56%) UNIX
9 1 (0.78%) HPUX
9 1 (0.78%) Debian
9 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.47%) ITIL
2 19 (14.84%) Network Design
3 16 (12.50%) Migration
4 9 (7.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (5.47%) Service Delivery
5 7 (5.47%) PRINCE2
5 7 (5.47%) Project Management
6 6 (4.69%) Change Management
6 6 (4.69%) Incident Management
6 6 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (4.69%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (4.69%) Mentoring
7 5 (3.91%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (3.91%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (3.91%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.13%) Change Control
8 4 (3.13%) Network Management
8 4 (3.13%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.34%) Service Management
10 2 (1.56%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.13%) SQL
2 1 (0.78%) Python
2 1 (0.78%) Ruby
2 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.78%) Perl
2 1 (0.78%) PHP
2 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (23.44%) CCNP
2 30 (23.44%) CCNA
3 22 (17.19%) Security Cleared
4 20 (15.63%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.47%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.34%) MCSE
7 3 (2.34%) CCIE
7 3 (2.34%) MCITP
8 2 (1.56%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.56%) HP AIS
8 2 (1.56%) HP ASE
8 2 (1.56%) HP MASE
8 2 (1.56%) CCIP
8 2 (1.56%) CCSE
8 2 (1.56%) JNCIS
9 1 (0.78%) CCDP
9 1 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) JSP 440
2 3 (2.34%) SLA
3 2 (1.56%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 40 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.72%) Hyper-V
3 11 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.13%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.56%) XenApp
5 2 (1.56%) vSphere
6 1 (0.78%) KVM
6 1 (0.78%) iptables
6 1 (0.78%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (6.25%) SCOM
1 8 (6.25%) SCOrch
2 5 (3.91%) SCCM
3 2 (1.56%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (1.56%) Puppet
3 2 (1.56%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.78%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.78%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (42.19%) Cisco
2 40 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 20 (15.63%) HP
4 17 (13.28%) Juniper
4 17 (13.28%) CheckPoint
5 13 (10.16%) VMware
6 11 (8.59%) F5
7 10 (7.81%) Citrix
8 8 (6.25%) Blue Coat
8 8 (6.25%) McAfee
9 4 (3.13%) BT
9 4 (3.13%) Remedy
9 4 (3.13%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.34%) Meraki
10 3 (2.34%) Avaya
11 2 (1.56%) CA
11 2 (1.56%) Motorola
11 2 (1.56%) Oracle
11 2 (1.56%) Symantec
11 2 (1.56%) Brocade
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