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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 38 42 45
Rank change year-on-year +4 +3  
Contract jobs citing LAN 21 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.24% 2.33% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.44% 17.44% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 5
Median daily rate £340 £313 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.80% -25.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £453 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year - +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £21.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -27.88% -5.55%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 108 86 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.64% 13.35% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 32 51
Median daily rate £363 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Birmingham

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 35 (87.50%) WAN
2 28 (70.00%) Cisco
3 23 (57.50%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (42.50%) Firewall
5 16 (40.00%) CCNA
6 13 (32.50%) Juniper
7 12 (30.00%) CCNP
8 11 (27.50%) Windows
9 10 (25.00%) Wireless
9 10 (25.00%) VoIP
9 10 (25.00%) F5
9 10 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 9 (22.50%) CheckPoint
10 9 (22.50%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (20.00%) MPLS
11 8 (20.00%) VPN
11 8 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (17.50%) Network Management
12 7 (17.50%) BGP
12 7 (17.50%) CCDA
12 7 (17.50%) CCDP
13 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
13 6 (15.00%) OSPF
13 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
13 6 (15.00%) Network Security
13 6 (15.00%) IP Telephony
13 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
14 5 (12.50%) Junos
14 5 (12.50%) Unified Communications
14 5 (12.50%) Network Design

LAN
Top Related 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 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) IBM Domino
2 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.50%) IIS
2 1 (2.50%) SAS
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) IaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (87.50%) WAN
2 17 (42.50%) Firewall
3 10 (25.00%) VoIP
3 10 (25.00%) Wireless
4 9 (22.50%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (20.00%) MPLS
5 8 (20.00%) VPN
6 7 (17.50%) BGP
7 6 (15.00%) IP Telephony
7 6 (15.00%) Network Security
7 6 (15.00%) OSPF
8 5 (12.50%) DNS
8 5 (12.50%) Junos
8 5 (12.50%) Unified Communications
8 5 (12.50%) WLAN
9 4 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (10.00%) Multicast
9 4 (10.00%) NX-OS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (57.50%) Network Engineer
2 11 (27.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (27.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Support Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.00%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.50%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) CSS
2 2 (5.00%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) CCTV
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) PMI
3 1 (2.50%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.50%) Linux
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) Unix
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Network Management
2 5 (12.50%) Migration
2 5 (12.50%) Network Design
3 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.50%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (5.00%) Change Management
5 2 (5.00%) Presales
5 2 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.50%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.50%) ITIL
6 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.50%) Logistics
6 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.50%) Supplier Management
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.50%) Use Case
6 1 (2.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (57.50%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (40.00%) CCNA
3 12 (30.00%) CCNP
4 7 (17.50%) CCDA
4 7 (17.50%) CCDP
5 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 4 (10.00%) CCVP
8 3 (7.50%) CCIE
9 2 (5.00%) Degree
10 1 (2.50%) JNCIA
10 1 (2.50%) JNCIP
10 1 (2.50%) JNCIS
10 1 (2.50%) MCSE
10 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
10 1 (2.50%) VCP6
10 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.50%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 28 (70.00%) Cisco
2 13 (32.50%) Juniper
3 10 (25.00%) F5
4 9 (22.50%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.00%) Avaya
5 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (10.00%) Nokia
5 4 (10.00%) VMware
6 3 (7.50%) EqualLogic
6 3 (7.50%) Palo Alto
6 3 (7.50%) Remedy
6 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.00%) AirMagnet
7 2 (5.00%) Apple
7 2 (5.00%) BT
7 2 (5.00%) CA
7 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.50%) Citrix
8 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.50%) HP
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