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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 42 77 50
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -27
Contract jobs citing LAN 88 48 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.66% 1.85% 3.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.66% 18.75% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 10 29
Median daily rate £375 £360 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +30.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £460 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 15
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% -25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.15% -15.55%

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
343 256 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.25% 9.88% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 129 134
Median daily rate £375 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £159 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 49
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.02 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £25.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -1 34 £265 - 2
Birmingham +11 28 £311 -14.13% 3
Shropshire +29 5 £388 - 6
Coventry -13 5 £533 +255.00% 1
Warwickshire - 4 £419 -
Staffordshire +3 3 £500 +19.04% 1
Herefordshire - 3 £350 - 5
Worcestershire +1 2 £125 -70.58% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - - 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 131 (70.43%) WAN
2 97 (52.15%) Cisco
3 81 (43.55%) Security Cleared
4 73 (39.25%) SC Cleared
5 65 (34.95%) Cisco Certification
6 58 (31.18%) Firewall
7 55 (29.57%) Juniper
8 50 (26.88%) Data Centre
9 46 (24.73%) CCNA
10 39 (20.97%) CCNP
11 33 (17.74%) Network Design
12 31 (16.67%) Telecoms
13 30 (16.13%) Windows
14 29 (15.59%) VPN
15 28 (15.05%) CheckPoint
16 25 (13.44%) Network Security
17 24 (12.90%) Network Management
18 23 (12.37%) DNS
19 21 (11.29%) VoIP
19 21 (11.29%) BT
19 21 (11.29%) OSPF
20 20 (10.75%) PRINCE2
20 20 (10.75%) ITIL
21 19 (10.22%) CCDP
22 18 (9.68%) Project Management
23 17 (9.14%) Active Directory
23 17 (9.14%) Wireless
23 17 (9.14%) Presales
24 16 (8.60%) Degree
24 16 (8.60%) Microsoft

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 (1.61%) IIS
1 3 (1.61%) MS Exchange
1 3 (1.61%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.08%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.08%) SAS
2 2 (1.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (0.54%) IBM Domino
3 1 (0.54%) Quickr
Applications
1 7 (3.76%) MS Office
2 4 (2.15%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.08%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.08%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.84%) Office 365
2 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 131 (70.43%) WAN
2 58 (31.18%) Firewall
3 29 (15.59%) VPN
4 25 (13.44%) Network Security
5 23 (12.37%) DNS
6 21 (11.29%) OSPF
6 21 (11.29%) VoIP
7 17 (9.14%) Wireless
8 13 (6.99%) BGP
8 13 (6.99%) TCP/IP
9 12 (6.45%) MPLS
9 12 (6.45%) PSTN
10 11 (5.91%) ADSL
10 11 (5.91%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (5.91%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (5.91%) DWDM
10 11 (5.91%) GPON
10 11 (5.91%) GSM
10 11 (5.91%) SDH
10 11 (5.91%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.54%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.30%) Finance
3 2 (1.08%) Advertising
3 2 (1.08%) Automotive
3 2 (1.08%) Electronics
3 2 (1.08%) German Language
3 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.54%) Banking
4 1 (0.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 56 (30.11%) Network Engineer
2 25 (13.44%) Architect
3 24 (12.90%) Cisco Engineer
3 24 (12.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 21 (11.29%) Analyst
5 17 (9.14%) Designer
6 16 (8.60%) Network Designer
7 15 (8.06%) Network Architect
8 14 (7.53%) Lead Architect
9 13 (6.99%) Telecoms Architect
10 11 (5.91%) Security Analyst
11 10 (5.38%) Network Manager
11 10 (5.38%) Support Engineer
12 9 (4.84%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 9 (4.84%) Project Manager
13 8 (4.30%) LAN Engineer
13 8 (4.30%) Network Support
13 8 (4.30%) Network Support Engineer
14 7 (3.76%) Design Engineer
15 6 (3.23%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.69%) CSS
2 2 (1.08%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.08%) Leaflet
3 1 (0.54%) Web Services
3 1 (0.54%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (26.88%) Data Centre
2 4 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (1.08%) Clustering
4 2 (1.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.08%) User Experience
5 1 (0.54%) CCTV
5 1 (0.54%) CESG
5 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.54%) Derivative
5 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.54%) FMCG
5 1 (0.54%) PKI
5 1 (0.54%) PMI
5 1 (0.54%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 30 (16.13%) Windows
2 12 (6.45%) Windows Server
3 5 (2.69%) Linux
3 5 (2.69%) Windows 7
4 4 (2.15%) Unix
4 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.08%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.54%) HPUX
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.74%) Network Design
2 24 (12.90%) Network Management
3 20 (10.75%) ITIL
3 20 (10.75%) PRINCE2
4 18 (9.68%) Project Management
5 17 (9.14%) Presales
6 15 (8.06%) Migration
7 14 (7.53%) Customer Engagement
8 13 (6.99%) Mentoring
8 13 (6.99%) PRINCE
9 12 (6.45%) SIEM
10 11 (5.91%) Network Monitoring
11 10 (5.38%) Cybersecurity
12 6 (3.23%) Service Delivery
13 5 (2.69%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (2.69%) Network Architecture
13 5 (2.69%) People Management
13 5 (2.69%) Process Improvement
14 4 (2.15%) Kalman Filter
15 3 (1.61%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.15%) SQL
2 1 (0.54%) C
2 1 (0.54%) Perl
2 1 (0.54%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 81 (43.55%) Security Cleared
2 73 (39.25%) SC Cleared
3 65 (34.95%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (24.73%) CCNA
5 39 (20.97%) CCNP
6 19 (10.22%) CCDP
7 16 (8.60%) Degree
8 14 (7.53%) DV Cleared
9 13 (6.99%) BICSI Certification
9 13 (6.99%) BICSI RCDD
9 13 (6.99%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (6.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (5.38%) CCDA
11 5 (2.69%) CCVP
12 4 (2.15%) CCIE
13 2 (1.08%) MCP
13 2 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.54%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.54%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.23%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.61%) SLA
3 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (9.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.54%) Samba
4 1 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.54%) vSphere
4 1 (0.54%) XenApp
4 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (2.15%) FortiGate
2 3 (1.61%) SCCM
2 3 (1.61%) SCOM
3 1 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.54%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 97 (52.15%) Cisco
2 55 (29.57%) Juniper
3 28 (15.05%) CheckPoint
4 21 (11.29%) BT
5 16 (8.60%) Microsoft
6 15 (8.06%) F5
7 14 (7.53%) IBM
7 14 (7.53%) VMware
8 13 (6.99%) Capita
8 13 (6.99%) TOWER Software
9 11 (5.91%) Intel Security
10 10 (5.38%) Nortel
11 9 (4.84%) Remedy
12 8 (4.30%) HP
13 7 (3.76%) Palo Alto
14 5 (2.69%) Avaya
14 5 (2.69%) Fujitsu
14 5 (2.69%) Nokia
14 5 (2.69%) SolarWinds
15 4 (2.15%) Fortinet
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