Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 62 52
Rank change year-on-year 0 -10 0
Contract jobs citing LAN 35 38 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.46% 2.51% 3.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.23% 15.20% 25.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 28 34
Birmingham median daily rate £300 £376 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.27% +20.40% -0.40%
10th Percentile £130 £187 £200
90th Percentile £365 £438 £543
West Midlands median daily rate £315 £375 £342
% change year-on-year -16.00% +9.65% +6.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £19.50 £11.75 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.96% -29.85% -
10th Percentile £15.60 £10.28 £13.08
90th Percentile £25.80 £13.83 £20.63
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.40 £13.95 £21.50
% change year-on-year -11.13% -35.10% +53.57%

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 192 250 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.49% 16.53% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 189 145
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% +20.30%
10th Percentile £166 £155 £204
90th Percentile £488 £488 £542
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 6
Birmingham median hourly rate £21.00 £13.93 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.75% -3.93% -17.14%
10th Percentile £16.72 £9.93 £12.03
90th Percentile £42.50 £27.70 £29.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.92 £24.98 £23.25
% change year-on-year -32.28% +7.44% +32.86%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 (80.00%) WAN
2 16 (45.71%) Firewall
3 13 (37.14%) Windows
4 12 (34.29%) Cisco
5 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 10 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
7 8 (22.86%) CCNA
8 7 (20.00%) ITIL
9 6 (17.14%) VPN
9 6 (17.14%) CCNP
9 6 (17.14%) Internet
9 6 (17.14%) Retail
10 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (14.29%) VMware
10 5 (14.29%) DNS
10 5 (14.29%) VoIP
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (14.29%) Windows 10
10 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
10 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
11 4 (11.43%) Re-Platforming
11 4 (11.43%) Patch Management
11 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
11 4 (11.43%) Office 365
11 4 (11.43%) Network Management
11 4 (11.43%) Change Control
11 4 (11.43%) SQL

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 (8.57%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.57%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.71%) IIS
2 2 (5.71%) JBoss
2 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.86%) Apache
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (11.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (80.00%) WAN
2 16 (45.71%) Firewall
3 10 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (17.14%) Internet
4 6 (17.14%) VPN
5 5 (14.29%) DNS
5 5 (14.29%) VoIP
6 4 (11.43%) MPLS
6 4 (11.43%) Wireless
7 3 (8.57%) DHCP
7 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
7 3 (8.57%) WLAN
8 2 (5.71%) Ethernet
8 2 (5.71%) FTP
8 2 (5.71%) IPv4
8 2 (5.71%) IPv6
8 2 (5.71%) Kerberos
8 2 (5.71%) Network Security
8 2 (5.71%) SNMP
8 2 (5.71%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Metasploit
General
1 6 (17.14%) Retail
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Front Office
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Project Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Security Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Security Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Server Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Server Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Deployment Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.71%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Network Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) LDAP
2 1 (2.86%) LAMP
2 1 (2.86%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
1 4 (11.43%) FMCG
2 2 (5.71%) BYOD
2 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.71%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) CMDB
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (11.43%) Unix
3 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.71%) Android
4 2 (5.71%) Linux
4 2 (5.71%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (11.43%) Change Control
3 4 (11.43%) Load Balancing
3 4 (11.43%) Network Management
3 4 (11.43%) Patch Management
3 4 (11.43%) Re-Platforming
3 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 3 (8.57%) Application Discovery
4 3 (8.57%) Change Management
5 2 (5.71%) Break/Fix
5 2 (5.71%) Coaching
5 2 (5.71%) Email Filtering
5 2 (5.71%) Fault Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) ITSM
5 2 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.71%) Project Management
5 2 (5.71%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (22.86%) CCNA
3 6 (17.14%) CCNP
4 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.86%) Degree
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) iptables
2 2 (5.71%) Postfix
2 2 (5.71%) Samba
2 2 (5.71%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.86%) Nessus
2 1 (2.86%) Nmap
2 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Cisco
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.29%) VMware
4 3 (8.57%) Aruba
4 3 (8.57%) NEC
5 2 (5.71%) Avaya
5 2 (5.71%) Bloomberg
5 2 (5.71%) Dell
5 2 (5.71%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) Juniper
5 2 (5.71%) Reuters
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) F5
6 1 (2.86%) Ivanti
6 1 (2.86%) Meraki
6 1 (2.86%) MobileIron