Period
to 17 July 2019

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 17 July 2019 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 78 56
Rank change year-on-year +12 -22 -19
Contract jobs citing LAN 29 29 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.09% 1.87% 2.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.80% 15.59% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 24
Birmingham median daily rate £370 £255 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.10% -33.11% +12.13%
10th Percentile £256 £128 £165
90th Percentile £570 £436 £434
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £325 £388
% change year-on-year +15.38% -16.13% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Birmingham median hourly rate - £19.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +56.00% -
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £12.40 £13.25
% change year-on-year +25.00% -6.42% -38.37%

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 196 186 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 14.14% 12.02% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 135 130
Birmingham median daily rate £390 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £213 £204 £216
90th Percentile £570 £535 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 6
Birmingham median hourly rate - £21.50 £13.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +63.13% +5.44%
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £18.14 £17.50
% change year-on-year -17.30% +3.64% -18.60%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for LAN.

1 26 (89.66%) WAN
2 13 (44.83%) Firewall
3 12 (41.38%) Cisco
4 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
5 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
5 10 (34.48%) VMware
6 9 (31.03%) Office 365
7 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (27.59%) Windows
8 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
8 7 (24.14%) Wireless
8 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
9 5 (17.24%) VoIP
9 5 (17.24%) Internet
9 5 (17.24%) CCNA
9 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 4 (13.79%) Public Cloud
10 4 (13.79%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (13.79%) Juniper
10 4 (13.79%) ITIL
10 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
10 4 (13.79%) BGP
10 4 (13.79%) CCNP
10 4 (13.79%) Network Security
10 4 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (13.79%) Network Design
10 4 (13.79%) SCCM
10 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure

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 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) Site Server
3 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (31.03%) Office 365
2 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (13.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (10.34%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 3 (10.34%) IaaS
4 3 (10.34%) Mimecast
4 3 (10.34%) OneDrive
5 2 (6.90%) PaaS
6 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (89.66%) WAN
2 13 (44.83%) Firewall
3 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
3 7 (24.14%) Wireless
4 5 (17.24%) Internet
4 5 (17.24%) VoIP
5 4 (13.79%) BGP
5 4 (13.79%) Network Security
5 4 (13.79%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (10.34%) MPLS
6 3 (10.34%) OSPF
6 3 (10.34%) VPN
6 3 (10.34%) WLAN
7 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
7 2 (6.90%) Junos
7 2 (6.90%) VLAN
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (3.45%) IGMP
8 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
8 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
General
1 3 (10.34%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Architect
3 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Network Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Project Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Server Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Server Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Server Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Architect
5 3 (10.34%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Design Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.79%) Public Cloud
3 3 (10.34%) FMCG
3 3 (10.34%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
2 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (13.79%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Network Design
3 3 (10.34%) Application Discovery
3 3 (10.34%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 3 (10.34%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (10.34%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.90%) Patch Management
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Leadership
5 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.45%) Change Control
5 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.45%) eTOM
5 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (17.24%) CCNA
3 4 (13.79%) CCNP
4 3 (10.34%) CCIE
4 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) CCDA
5 2 (6.90%) CCDP
5 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) BC Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) JNCIA
6 1 (3.45%) JNCIE
6 1 (3.45%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (10.34%) NIST
2 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.45%) vSphere
4 1 (3.45%) XenApp
4 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (13.79%) SCCM
3 3 (10.34%) AirWatch
3 3 (10.34%) SCOM
4 2 (6.90%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Cisco
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) Juniper
4 3 (10.34%) Aruba
4 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
4 3 (10.34%) Forcepoint
4 3 (10.34%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) Fortinet
5 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.45%) Arista
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix
6 1 (3.45%) Dell
6 1 (3.45%) Huawei
6 1 (3.45%) JD Edwards
6 1 (3.45%) McAfee
6 1 (3.45%) Meraki
6 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto