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 25 June 2016 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 55 56 80
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +24
Contract jobs citing LAN 95 68 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.19% 2.87% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.11% 20.06% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 37 27
Median daily rate £350 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £142 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £477 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 2
Median hourly rate £21.25 £18.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.30 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £21.00 £19.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+23.80% +20.00%
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
394 339 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.21% 14.29% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 192 146
Median daily rate £358 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £237 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 33 35
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.48 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham +6 45 £330 +2.32% 11
Shropshire -29 11 £110 -63.33% 1
Warwickshire -4 9 £450 +7.14% 1
Coventry 0 8 £400 +247.82% 1
Staffordshire +2 4 £398 +55.12% 5
Solihull -16 4 £270 -10.00%
Worcestershire -11 2 - - 2
Wolverhampton 0 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £375 - 1
Dudley - 1 £100 -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, 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.

1 123 (84.83%) WAN
2 54 (37.24%) Cisco
3 49 (33.79%) Cisco Certification
3 49 (33.79%) Firewall
4 43 (29.66%) Windows
5 42 (28.97%) CCNP
6 35 (24.14%) Security Cleared
7 32 (22.07%) ITIL
8 30 (20.69%) Juniper
9 28 (19.31%) VPN
9 28 (19.31%) SC Cleared
10 26 (17.93%) Windows Server
10 26 (17.93%) Microsoft
10 26 (17.93%) BGP
11 24 (16.55%) Data Centre
12 23 (15.86%) Wi-Fi
12 23 (15.86%) Migration
13 22 (15.17%) Wireless
14 20 (13.79%) Finance
14 20 (13.79%) CCDP
14 20 (13.79%) Active Directory
14 20 (13.79%) VoIP
15 18 (12.41%) VMware
16 16 (11.03%) Telecoms
16 16 (11.03%) Service Management
16 16 (11.03%) MPLS
16 16 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
17 15 (10.34%) Structured Cabling
17 15 (10.34%) Project Management
17 15 (10.34%) CheckPoint

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 7 (4.83%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.38%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.69%) IIS
5 1 (0.69%) JBoss
5 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (10.34%) MS Visio
2 10 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (5.52%) MS Project
4 6 (4.14%) MS Excel
5 4 (2.76%) MS Office
6 2 (1.38%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.38%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.07%) Office 365
3 2 (1.38%) IaaS
3 2 (1.38%) PaaS
4 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.69%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 123 (84.83%) WAN
2 49 (33.79%) Firewall
3 28 (19.31%) VPN
4 26 (17.93%) BGP
5 23 (15.86%) Wi-Fi
6 22 (15.17%) Wireless
7 20 (13.79%) VoIP
8 16 (11.03%) MPLS
9 15 (10.34%) Structured Cabling
9 15 (10.34%) TCP/IP
10 14 (9.66%) OSPF
11 13 (8.97%) Cisco ASA
11 13 (8.97%) Network Security
12 12 (8.28%) VLAN
13 11 (7.59%) DHCP
14 10 (6.90%) Internet
14 10 (6.90%) PBX
15 9 (6.21%) DNS
15 9 (6.21%) WLAN
15 9 (6.21%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.69%) Travis CI
General
1 20 (13.79%) Finance
2 16 (11.03%) Telecoms
3 10 (6.90%) German Language
4 7 (4.83%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.76%) Billing
5 4 (2.76%) Military
6 3 (2.07%) Banking
6 3 (2.07%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.69%) French Language
7 1 (0.69%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (22.07%) Network Engineer
2 19 (13.10%) Analyst
3 16 (11.03%) Architect
4 15 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 14 (9.66%) Designer
5 14 (9.66%) Network Designer
6 10 (6.90%) Business Analyst
6 10 (6.90%) Network Architect
7 9 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (5.52%) Infrastructure Manager
8 8 (5.52%) Project Manager
8 8 (5.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (4.83%) Design Engineer
10 6 (4.14%) Consultant
10 6 (4.14%) Network Design Engineer
10 6 (4.14%) Security Engineer
10 6 (4.14%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.45%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.38%) HTML
2 2 (1.38%) XML
3 1 (0.69%) CSS
3 1 (0.69%) jQuery
3 1 (0.69%) Leaflet
3 1 (0.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.55%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.14%) Handset
2 6 (4.14%) IVR
3 5 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.07%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.38%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.38%) PKI
6 2 (1.38%) Statistics
7 1 (0.69%) CESG
7 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.69%) Clustering
7 1 (0.69%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.69%) Economics
7 1 (0.69%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.69%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (29.66%) Windows
2 26 (17.93%) Windows Server
3 16 (11.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.83%) Linux
7 4 (2.76%) Unix
7 4 (2.76%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.38%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.38%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.69%) CentOS
9 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.69%) MVS
9 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (22.07%) ITIL
2 23 (15.86%) Migration
3 16 (11.03%) Service Management
4 15 (10.34%) Project Management
5 12 (8.28%) Network Design
6 10 (6.90%) Change Management
7 9 (6.21%) Network Architecture
8 8 (5.52%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.52%) Validation
9 7 (4.83%) ITIL V3
9 7 (4.83%) Load Balancing
9 7 (4.83%) Supplier Management
10 6 (4.14%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (4.14%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (4.14%) PRINCE2
11 5 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (2.76%) Logistics
12 4 (2.76%) Network Management
12 4 (2.76%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.45%) SQL
2 2 (1.38%) Java
2 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
2 2 (1.38%) VB
3 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 49 (33.79%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (28.97%) CCNP
3 35 (24.14%) Security Cleared
4 28 (19.31%) SC Cleared
5 20 (13.79%) CCDP
6 15 (10.34%) CCNA
7 13 (8.97%) JNCIA
8 8 (5.52%) Degree
9 7 (4.83%) CCIE
10 5 (3.45%) CCDA
11 3 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.69%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.69%) CCSA
13 1 (0.69%) CCSE
13 1 (0.69%) CCVP
13 1 (0.69%) CISSP
13 1 (0.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.45%) SLA
2 2 (1.38%) JSP 440
2 2 (1.38%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (13.79%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.52%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.07%) vSphere
6 2 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (2.76%) SCCM
2 3 (2.07%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.07%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.07%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.38%) Puppet
3 2 (1.38%) SCOM
3 2 (1.38%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.69%) Ansible
4 1 (0.69%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.69%) Cacti
4 1 (0.69%) DameWare
4 1 (0.69%) Nagios
4 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.69%) SmokePing
4 1 (0.69%) Terraform
4 1 (0.69%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 54 (37.24%) Cisco
2 30 (20.69%) Juniper
3 26 (17.93%) Microsoft
4 18 (12.41%) VMware
5 15 (10.34%) CheckPoint
6 14 (9.66%) Avaya
7 10 (6.90%) HP
8 7 (4.83%) Brocade
8 7 (4.83%) Citrix
8 7 (4.83%) F5
9 6 (4.14%) Fortinet
9 6 (4.14%) Fujitsu
10 5 (3.45%) Intel Security
10 5 (3.45%) Siemens
11 4 (2.76%) Meraki
12 3 (2.07%) Aruba
12 3 (2.07%) Dell
12 3 (2.07%) IBM
12 3 (2.07%) Nokia
12 3 (2.07%) Palo Alto
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