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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 51 48 59
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Contract jobs citing LAN 80 70 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 3.21% 3.26% 2.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.32% 21.21% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 34 28
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -13.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £131 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £359 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -50.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.25 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-13.58% +2.89%
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
414 330 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.61% 15.38% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 152 149
Average daily rate £320 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.77% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 36 36
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.15 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 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 -2 19 £340 -1.44% 6
Shropshire -2 19 £320 +3.22% 1
Warwickshire +1 14 £410 +60.96% 5
Coventry -8 4 £300 -
Staffordshire -2 3 £288 -11.53%
Worcestershire -4 3 £155 -43.63%
Walsall 0 2 - -
Solihull 0 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £315 - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 98 (74.24%) WAN
2 57 (43.18%) Windows
3 47 (35.61%) Cisco
4 37 (28.03%) Firewall
5 33 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 28 (21.21%) SC Cleared
6 28 (21.21%) ITIL
7 26 (19.70%) TCP/IP
8 25 (18.94%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (17.42%) CCNA
10 21 (15.91%) VoIP
11 20 (15.15%) VMware
12 19 (14.39%) Project Management
12 19 (14.39%) Windows XP
12 19 (14.39%) Active Directory
13 18 (13.64%) CCNP
13 18 (13.64%) CheckPoint
14 17 (12.88%) PRINCE2
15 16 (12.12%) Windows 7
16 15 (11.36%) Microsoft
16 15 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (10.61%) MPLS
17 14 (10.61%) Network Security
18 13 (9.85%) HP
18 13 (9.85%) MS Exchange
19 12 (9.09%) Linux
19 12 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
20 11 (8.33%) Network Design
20 11 (8.33%) Avaya
20 11 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 13 (9.85%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.55%) CMS
3 4 (3.03%) TPMS
3 4 (3.03%) CICS
3 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.52%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.76%) nginx
5 1 (0.76%) Lync
5 1 (0.76%) Apache
5 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (4.55%) MS Office
2 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 98 (74.24%) WAN
2 37 (28.03%) Firewall
3 26 (19.70%) TCP/IP
4 21 (15.91%) VoIP
5 14 (10.61%) MPLS
5 14 (10.61%) Network Security
6 10 (7.58%) VPN
7 9 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (6.82%) Wireless
8 8 (6.06%) OSPF
8 8 (6.06%) SAN
9 7 (5.30%) Internet
9 7 (5.30%) VLAN
10 6 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (4.55%) WLAN
11 5 (3.79%) BIG-IP
11 5 (3.79%) BGP
11 5 (3.79%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (3.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (3.03%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.30%) MySQL
2 5 (3.79%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.03%) DB2
3 4 (3.03%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.76%) Hudson
2 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (4.55%) Finance
2 4 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.76%) Military
4 1 (0.76%) Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Billing
4 1 (0.76%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 22 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 14 (10.61%) Architect
3 14 (10.61%) Analyst
4 11 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 9 (6.82%) Network Support
6 8 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (4.55%) Implementation Manager
7 6 (4.55%) Network Technician
7 6 (4.55%) Network Manager
7 6 (4.55%) Design Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) Support Technician
8 5 (3.79%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.79%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.79%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.79%) Network Support Technician
8 5 (3.79%) Implementation Engineer
9 4 (3.03%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (3.03%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.06%) JSP
2 6 (4.55%) Middleware
3 4 (3.03%) Application Packaging
3 4 (3.03%) JavaBeans
3 4 (3.03%) DCOM
3 4 (3.03%) EJB
4 1 (0.76%) CSS
4 1 (0.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.82%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.55%) PMI
3 4 (3.03%) Firmware
4 3 (2.27%) NHS
4 3 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.76%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.76%) Clustering
5 1 (0.76%) PDA
5 1 (0.76%) SCADA
5 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 57 (43.18%) Windows
2 19 (14.39%) Windows XP
3 16 (12.12%) Windows 7
4 12 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (9.09%) Linux
5 11 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (6.06%) UNIX
7 5 (3.79%) Windows Vista
7 5 (3.79%) Android
8 4 (3.03%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.76%) HPUX
9 1 (0.76%) Debian
9 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (21.21%) ITIL
2 19 (14.39%) Project Management
3 17 (12.88%) PRINCE2
4 15 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (8.33%) Migration
5 11 (8.33%) Network Design
6 10 (7.58%) Service Delivery
7 8 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (5.30%) Data Protection
8 7 (5.30%) Security Architecture
9 6 (4.55%) Six Sigma
10 5 (3.79%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (3.79%) Project Planning
10 5 (3.79%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (3.79%) Load Balancing
10 5 (3.79%) TOGAF
11 4 (3.03%) Waterfall
11 4 (3.03%) Network Management
11 4 (3.03%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.03%) SQL
2 2 (1.52%) R
3 1 (0.76%) C
3 1 (0.76%) Ruby
3 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 28 (21.21%) SC Cleared
3 25 (18.94%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (17.42%) CCNA
5 18 (13.64%) CCNP
6 7 (5.30%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (4.55%) PMI Certification
8 5 (3.79%) ISSAP
9 4 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (3.03%) CCDP
9 4 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (2.27%) Degree
11 2 (1.52%) VCP4
11 2 (1.52%) CISSP
11 2 (1.52%) MCSE
11 2 (1.52%) CCIE
11 2 (1.52%) MCITP
11 2 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.52%) CISM
12 1 (0.76%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.55%) SLA
2 3 (2.27%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (14.39%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.55%) XenApp
3 4 (3.03%) vSphere
3 4 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.27%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.76%) Samba
5 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (6.06%) SCCM
2 4 (3.03%) WMI
3 2 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.76%) Puppet
4 1 (0.76%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 47 (35.61%) Cisco
2 20 (15.15%) VMware
3 18 (13.64%) CheckPoint
4 15 (11.36%) Microsoft
5 13 (9.85%) HP
6 11 (8.33%) Avaya
7 9 (6.82%) Citrix
7 9 (6.82%) F5
8 8 (6.06%) BT
9 7 (5.30%) Oracle
10 5 (3.79%) CA
10 5 (3.79%) Apple
11 4 (3.03%) Verint
11 4 (3.03%) Sybase
11 4 (3.03%) Nortel
12 3 (2.27%) Juniper
12 3 (2.27%) McAfee
12 3 (2.27%) Nokia
13 2 (1.52%) Red Hat
13 2 (1.52%) Sourcefire
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