Period
to 18 December 2018

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 18 December 2018 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 68 50
Rank change year-on-year +7 -18 +1
Contract jobs citing LAN 37 33 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.61% 2.03% 3.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.37% 11.96% 23.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 28 25
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £365 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +16.80% -3.85%
10th Percentile £167 £214 £213
90th Percentile £439 £438 £540
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Birmingham median hourly rate - £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.57% -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £14.41 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +2.89% +9.80%

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 191 276 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.45% 16.96% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 202 124
Birmingham median daily rate £360 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £174 £154 £252
90th Percentile £488 £500 £543
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 12
Birmingham median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £15.56 £10.75 £10.18
90th Percentile £38.60 £41.15 £26.90
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £30.31 £15.00
% change year-on-year -45.56% +102.07% -14.29%

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 18 December 2018.

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 18 December 2018, 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 28 (75.68%) WAN
2 21 (56.76%) Windows
3 18 (48.65%) Firewall
4 15 (40.54%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
6 13 (35.14%) Cisco
7 12 (32.43%) VMware
7 12 (32.43%) Windows Server
7 12 (32.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
9 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (21.62%) Internet
10 8 (21.62%) Retail
10 8 (21.62%) FMCG
10 8 (21.62%) Re-Platforming
10 8 (21.62%) Patch Management
11 7 (18.92%) Office 365
11 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (18.92%) CCNP
11 7 (18.92%) CCNA
12 6 (16.22%) WLAN
12 6 (16.22%) ITIL
12 6 (16.22%) Change Management
12 6 (16.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
13 5 (13.51%) Windows 10
13 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
13 5 (13.51%) Application Discovery
13 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
13 5 (13.51%) VPN

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 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) Houdini
2 1 (2.70%) Maya
2 1 (2.70%) NUKE
2 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Office 365
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (75.68%) WAN
2 18 (48.65%) Firewall
3 15 (40.54%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (21.62%) Internet
5 6 (16.22%) WLAN
6 5 (13.51%) VPN
7 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.81%) Unified Communications
7 4 (10.81%) VoIP
7 4 (10.81%) Wireless
8 3 (8.11%) DHCP
8 3 (8.11%) DNS
8 3 (8.11%) Ethernet
8 3 (8.11%) MPLS
9 2 (5.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (5.41%) IPv4
9 2 (5.41%) IPv6
9 2 (5.41%) PABX
9 2 (5.41%) Skype
9 2 (5.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (21.62%) Retail
2 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Front Office
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Network Engineer
3 10 (27.03%) Server Engineer
4 8 (21.62%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (21.62%) VMware Engineer
4 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (18.92%) Senior Server Engineer
6 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 6 (16.22%) Project Engineer
6 6 (16.22%) Security Engineer
6 6 (16.22%) Senior Security Engineer
6 6 (16.22%) Senior VMware Engineer
7 4 (10.81%) Analyst
7 4 (10.81%) Project Manager
8 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 3 (8.11%) Administrator
8 3 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (5.41%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) MAPI
1 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) FMCG
2 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.41%) BYOD
3 2 (5.41%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) Animation
4 1 (2.70%) CMDB
4 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (56.76%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) Windows Server
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (13.51%) Windows 10
5 4 (10.81%) Linux
5 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.41%) Android
7 2 (5.41%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.70%) CentOS
8 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (21.62%) Patch Management
2 8 (21.62%) Re-Platforming
3 6 (16.22%) Change Management
3 6 (16.22%) ITIL
3 6 (16.22%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 5 (13.51%) Application Discovery
5 4 (10.81%) Network Management
6 3 (8.11%) Change Control
6 3 (8.11%) Network Design
6 3 (8.11%) Project Management
6 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
7 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.41%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (5.41%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Java
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) Python
2 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (18.92%) CCNA
2 7 (18.92%) CCNP
3 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.70%) CCDA
4 1 (2.70%) CCDP
4 1 (2.70%) CCIE
4 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) FISMA
2 1 (2.70%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) NFS
3 1 (2.70%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Cisco
2 12 (32.43%) VMware
3 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.11%) Aruba
5 2 (5.41%) Avaya
5 2 (5.41%) Bloomberg
5 2 (5.41%) Dell
5 2 (5.41%) NEC
5 2 (5.41%) Reuters
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) F5
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) Ivanti
6 1 (2.70%) Meraki
6 1 (2.70%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat