Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 57 48
Rank change year-on-year -5 -9 +6
Contract jobs citing LAN 37 49 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.34% 3.24% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.65% 23.22% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 22
Birmingham median daily rate £365 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +5.47% -8.57%
10th Percentile £212 £200 £223
90th Percentile £438 £528 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -5.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £11.75 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.86% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.95 £21.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year -33.56% +52.73% -29.42%

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 271 211 184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.12% 13.94% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 134 113
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £154 £203 £166
90th Percentile £491 £534 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 15
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -3.23% -18.42%
10th Percentile £9.98 £10.69 £10.73
90th Percentile £31.10 £26.00 £20.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Birmingham

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Birmingham

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Birmingham

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for LAN.

1 24 (64.86%) WAN
2 23 (62.16%) Cisco
3 15 (40.54%) VPN
4 14 (37.84%) DHCP
4 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
5 12 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (32.43%) Firewall
6 11 (29.73%) DNS
6 11 (29.73%) Windows
7 10 (27.03%) Wi-Fi
8 9 (24.32%) CCNP
9 7 (18.92%) Juniper
9 7 (18.92%) ITIL
9 7 (18.92%) Retail
9 7 (18.92%) PKI
9 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (18.92%) Presales
10 6 (16.22%) SSH
10 6 (16.22%) IPsec
10 6 (16.22%) CCIE
10 6 (16.22%) SNMP
11 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
11 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
11 5 (13.51%) Customer Requirements
12 4 (10.81%) SolarWinds
12 4 (10.81%) VLAN
12 4 (10.81%) 4G
12 4 (10.81%) HSRP
12 4 (10.81%) Line Management
12 4 (10.81%) 802.1X

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.70%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (64.86%) WAN
2 15 (40.54%) VPN
3 14 (37.84%) DHCP
4 12 (32.43%) Firewall
5 11 (29.73%) DNS
6 10 (27.03%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (18.92%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (16.22%) IPsec
8 6 (16.22%) SNMP
8 6 (16.22%) SSH
9 4 (10.81%) 3G
9 4 (10.81%) 4G
9 4 (10.81%) HSRP
9 4 (10.81%) TACACS
9 4 (10.81%) VLAN
9 4 (10.81%) VoIP
10 3 (8.11%) 5G
10 3 (8.11%) Hyperconnected
10 3 (8.11%) ZigBee
10 3 (8.11%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Metasploit
General
1 7 (18.92%) Retail
2 4 (10.81%) Finance
3 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Architect
2 9 (24.32%) Network Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Administrator
3 4 (10.81%) Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Security Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) IoT Architect
4 3 (8.11%) IT Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) LAN Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Active Directory Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) LAN/WAN Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) 802.1X
2 3 (8.11%) REST
3 1 (2.70%) Flash
3 1 (2.70%) LAMP
3 1 (2.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) PKI
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.41%) FMCG
4 1 (2.70%) CMDB
4 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.70%) NHS
4 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (29.73%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.70%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) ITIL
1 7 (18.92%) Presales
2 5 (13.51%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (10.81%) Line Management
3 4 (10.81%) Logistics
4 3 (8.11%) Analytics
4 3 (8.11%) Data Security
4 3 (8.11%) ERP
4 3 (8.11%) Information Security
4 3 (8.11%) Information Security Management
4 3 (8.11%) ISMS
4 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (8.11%) Security Management
4 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.41%) Open Source
5 2 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.70%) High Availability
6 1 (2.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (24.32%) CCNP
3 6 (16.22%) CCIE
4 4 (10.81%) CCNA
5 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.70%) CCVP
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.70%) MCSE
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.70%) VCP6
6 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) iptables
3 1 (2.70%) Postfix
3 1 (2.70%) Samba
3 1 (2.70%) Squid
3 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.70%) EMC VPLEX
2 1 (2.70%) Nessus
2 1 (2.70%) Nmap
2 1 (2.70%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 23 (62.16%) Cisco
2 7 (18.92%) Juniper
3 4 (10.81%) SolarWinds
3 4 (10.81%) Sophos
4 3 (8.11%) Sigfox
4 3 (8.11%) VMware
5 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.41%) Citrix
5 2 (5.41%) Kaspersky
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.41%) Mitel
6 1 (2.70%) Apple
6 1 (2.70%) Dell
6 1 (2.70%) EMC
6 1 (2.70%) F5
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) Meraki
6 1 (2.70%) Proofpoint
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.70%) Symantec