Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 24 November 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 77 71
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 0
Contract jobs citing LAN 221 256 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.68% 2.62% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.51% 20.21% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 131 106
Midlands median daily rate £350 £338 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.05% -6.43%
10th Percentile £176 £200 £196
90th Percentile £468 £550 £494
England median daily rate £363 £400 £365
% change year-on-year -9.38% +9.59% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 25
Midlands median hourly rate £13.95 £18.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.59% +13.64% -17.50%
10th Percentile £11.38 £13.30 £12.00
90th Percentile £19.23 £23.08 £23.75
England median hourly rate £17.38 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -20.11% +8.75% +5.26%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1262 1267 996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.30% 12.99% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 713 508
Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £158 £180 £199
90th Percentile £500 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 67 100
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.38 £9.77 £10.71
90th Percentile £43.25 £39.70 £39.13
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the Midlands

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in the Midlands

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in the Midlands

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in the Midlands

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands +4 166 £375 +9.01% 18
East Midlands -4 52 £305 -8.96% 14
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for LAN.

1 170 (76.92%) WAN
2 100 (45.25%) Cisco
3 72 (32.58%) Windows
4 69 (31.22%) Firewall
5 55 (24.89%) VPN
6 54 (24.43%) Active Directory
7 53 (23.98%) Wi-Fi
8 46 (20.81%) VMware
8 46 (20.81%) Cisco Certification
9 42 (19.00%) Presales
9 42 (19.00%) Windows Server
10 40 (18.10%) VoIP
11 34 (15.38%) Security Cleared
12 33 (14.93%) Microsoft
13 32 (14.48%) MPLS
13 32 (14.48%) Data Centre
14 30 (13.57%) Customer Requirements
14 30 (13.57%) DNS
14 30 (13.57%) DHCP
15 29 (13.12%) ITIL
16 28 (12.67%) Juniper
17 25 (11.31%) Telecoms
17 25 (11.31%) CCNP
18 22 (9.95%) CCNA
18 22 (9.95%) SC Cleared
18 22 (9.95%) Windows Server 2012
19 21 (9.50%) HP
19 21 (9.50%) MS Exchange
19 21 (9.50%) Citrix
19 21 (9.50%) Wireless

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 21 (9.50%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.52%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.81%) Apache
5 4 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.36%) IIS
7 2 (0.90%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (5.43%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.43%) Office 365
2 8 (3.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (0.90%) SaaS
4 1 (0.45%) G Suite
4 1 (0.45%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 170 (76.92%) WAN
2 69 (31.22%) Firewall
3 55 (24.89%) VPN
4 53 (23.98%) Wi-Fi
5 40 (18.10%) VoIP
6 32 (14.48%) MPLS
7 30 (13.57%) DHCP
7 30 (13.57%) DNS
8 21 (9.50%) Wireless
9 19 (8.60%) VLAN
10 18 (8.14%) SAN
11 16 (7.24%) TCP/IP
12 15 (6.79%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (6.33%) 3G
13 14 (6.33%) 4G
13 14 (6.33%) Network Security
14 13 (5.88%) Bluetooth
14 13 (5.88%) RFID
14 13 (5.88%) Unified Communications
14 13 (5.88%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.24%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.88%) Big Data
3 7 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.45%) MS Access
5 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.81%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (11.31%) Telecoms
2 11 (4.98%) Retail
3 10 (4.52%) Finance
4 4 (1.81%) Automotive
5 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.45%) Banking
6 1 (0.45%) French Language
6 1 (0.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 69 (31.22%) Architect
2 45 (20.36%) Network Engineer
3 28 (12.67%) Network Architect
4 17 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
4 17 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 16 (7.24%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (6.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 12 (5.43%) Network Manager
8 11 (4.98%) Support Engineer
9 10 (4.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 10 (4.52%) Analyst
9 10 (4.52%) Consultant
10 9 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (4.07%) Administrator
10 9 (4.07%) Technical Architect
11 8 (3.62%) Infrastructure Manager
12 7 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (3.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 7 (3.17%) Network Project Manager
13 6 (2.71%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.98%) REST
2 5 (2.26%) 802.1X
3 4 (1.81%) LAMP
4 1 (0.45%) Flash
4 1 (0.45%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.48%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.98%) PKI
4 9 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.62%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.71%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.71%) NHS
6 6 (2.71%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.36%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.36%) EPoS
7 3 (1.36%) FMCG
7 3 (1.36%) Freedom of Information
7 3 (1.36%) Freedom of Information Act
8 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.90%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (0.90%) PMI
8 2 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.90%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (32.58%) Windows
2 42 (19.00%) Windows Server
3 22 (9.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.52%) Windows 7
6 9 (4.07%) Unix
7 8 (3.62%) Linux
8 6 (2.71%) Windows 8
9 5 (2.26%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.81%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.45%) AIX
12 1 (0.45%) Android
12 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (19.00%) Presales
2 30 (13.57%) Customer Requirements
3 29 (13.12%) ITIL
4 18 (8.14%) Project Management
5 17 (7.69%) ERP
6 14 (6.33%) PRINCE2
7 12 (5.43%) Analytics
7 12 (5.43%) Data Security
7 12 (5.43%) Security Management
8 11 (4.98%) Network Design
8 11 (4.98%) Service Management
8 11 (4.98%) Test Strategy
9 10 (4.52%) Load Balancing
10 9 (4.07%) Network Management
11 8 (3.62%) Customer Engagement
11 8 (3.62%) Information Security
11 8 (3.62%) Line Management
11 8 (3.62%) Migration
12 7 (3.17%) Information Security Management
12 7 (3.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.69%) SQL
2 4 (1.81%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (20.81%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 25 (11.31%) CCNP
4 22 (9.95%) CCNA
4 22 (9.95%) SC Cleared
5 20 (9.05%) CCIE
6 11 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (4.07%) PMP
8 7 (3.17%) MCSE
9 6 (2.71%) Degree
10 5 (2.26%) MCSA
11 4 (1.81%) JNCIA
11 4 (1.81%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.36%) CCDP
12 3 (1.36%) MCP
13 2 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.90%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.88%) SLA
2 5 (2.26%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 54 (24.43%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.62%) Hyper-V
3 8 (3.62%) XenApp
4 6 (2.71%) vSphere
5 5 (2.26%) Firmware
6 4 (1.81%) iptables
6 4 (1.81%) Postfix
6 4 (1.81%) Samba
6 4 (1.81%) Squid
7 3 (1.36%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.45%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (8.60%) SCCM
2 7 (3.17%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (2.26%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (2.26%) SCOM
4 4 (1.81%) Nessus
4 4 (1.81%) Nmap
5 3 (1.36%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.45%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.45%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 100 (45.25%) Cisco
2 46 (20.81%) VMware
3 33 (14.93%) Microsoft
4 28 (12.67%) Juniper
5 21 (9.50%) Citrix
5 21 (9.50%) HP
6 13 (5.88%) Sigfox
7 12 (5.43%) SolarWinds
8 10 (4.52%) CheckPoint
9 7 (3.17%) Aruba
9 7 (3.17%) Mitel
10 6 (2.71%) Fortinet
11 5 (2.26%) Dell
11 5 (2.26%) Palo Alto
11 5 (2.26%) Sophos
12 4 (1.81%) Brocade
12 4 (1.81%) Intel
12 4 (1.81%) Meraki
12 4 (1.81%) NEC
12 4 (1.81%) ServiceNow