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 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 28 33
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5  
Contract jobs citing LAN 22 46 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 3.47% 5.75% 4.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.45% 37.70% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 33 16
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +8.52%  
10th Percentile £223 £200 £226
90th Percentile £468 £475 £443
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £350 £331
% change year-on-year +14.28% +5.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £11.25 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -  
West Midlands median hourly rate £11.25 £21.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year -47.05% +18.05%  

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 98 122 138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.46% 15.25% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 298 295
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69%  
10th Percentile £304 £200 £280
90th Percentile £488 £483 £435
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £358 £325
% change year-on-year +11.88% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 25
Birmingham median hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -52.83%  
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.79 £14.00
90th Percentile £38.39 £14.23 £30.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +44.18% +19.44%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 29 June 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 31 (79.49%) WAN
2 24 (61.54%) Cisco
3 15 (38.46%) Firewall
4 13 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 12 (30.77%) Windows
6 10 (25.64%) CCNP
7 8 (20.51%) CCNA
7 8 (20.51%) VPN
7 8 (20.51%) DHCP
8 7 (17.95%) Wireless
8 7 (17.95%) SolarWinds
9 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
9 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 6 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (15.38%) Presales
9 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
9 6 (15.38%) VMware
9 6 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (15.38%) DNS
9 6 (15.38%) Juniper
10 5 (12.82%) CheckPoint
10 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
10 5 (12.82%) VoIP
10 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
10 5 (12.82%) VLAN
10 5 (12.82%) Customer Requirements
11 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
11 4 (10.26%) 802.1X
11 4 (10.26%) 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 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) IIS
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.56%) JBoss
4 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (79.49%) WAN
2 15 (38.46%) Firewall
3 8 (20.51%) DHCP
3 8 (20.51%) VPN
4 7 (17.95%) Wireless
5 6 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (15.38%) DNS
5 6 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (12.82%) VLAN
6 5 (12.82%) VoIP
7 4 (10.26%) Internet
8 3 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (7.69%) HSRP
8 3 (7.69%) IPsec
8 3 (7.69%) SNMP
8 3 (7.69%) SSH
8 3 (7.69%) TACACS
9 2 (5.13%) 4G
9 2 (5.13%) 5G
9 2 (5.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (10.26%) Retail
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) IoT Architect
5 2 (5.13%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Juniper Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Network Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Design Authority
5 2 (5.13%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.69%) PKI
3 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) FMCG
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.56%) IVR
4 1 (2.56%) NHS
4 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Presales
2 5 (12.82%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (10.26%) Logistics
4 3 (7.69%) Change Management
4 3 (7.69%) Migration
4 3 (7.69%) Network Management
5 2 (5.13%) Analytics
5 2 (5.13%) Data Security
5 2 (5.13%) ERP
5 2 (5.13%) High Availability
5 2 (5.13%) ITIL
5 2 (5.13%) Network Design
5 2 (5.13%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.13%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.56%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (25.64%) CCNP
3 8 (20.51%) CCNA
4 6 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 4 (10.26%) CCIE
6 2 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (5.13%) Degree
6 2 (5.13%) MCSE
6 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (5.13%) VCP6
6 2 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.56%) CCDA
7 1 (2.56%) CCDP
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.13%) XenApp
4 1 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.56%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.56%) SCOM
2 1 (2.56%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) Cisco
2 7 (17.95%) SolarWinds
3 6 (15.38%) Juniper
3 6 (15.38%) VMware
4 5 (12.82%) CheckPoint
4 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.69%) EqualLogic
5 3 (7.69%) Palo Alto
5 3 (7.69%) Sophos
6 2 (5.13%) Avaya
6 2 (5.13%) Citrix
7 1 (2.56%) Apple
7 1 (2.56%) CA
7 1 (2.56%) Dell
7 1 (2.56%) EMC
7 1 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) Mitel
7 1 (2.56%) NetApp
7 1 (2.56%) Remedy
7 1 (2.56%) Sun