Period
to 20 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 February 2020 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 18 27 36
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9 0
Contract jobs citing LAN 5 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.94% 6.20% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 41.67% 34.88% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 26 2
Staffordshire median daily rate £138 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -61.81% -1.37% -12.31%
10th Percentile £124 £263 £358
90th Percentile £448 £370 £373
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £360 £400
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +16.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £13.95
% change year-on-year -30.00% +79.18% -0.34%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12 43 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 9.45% 17.77% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 31 15
Staffordshire median daily rate £314 £360 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.85% +20.00% -27.93%
10th Percentile £128 £258 £151
90th Percentile £456 £395 £473
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £24.00 £15.25 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.38% -48.74% +85.94%
10th Percentile £15.20 £15.13 £16.38
90th Percentile £32.80 £15.38 £46.53
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +11.76% -38.18% +83.33%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Staffordshire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Staffordshire

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 20 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Staffordshire

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Staffordshire

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 20 February 2020. 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £130 -
Stafford - 2 - - 3
LAN
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 February 2020, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) CCNP
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Juniper
3 3 (60.00%) Network Design
4 2 (40.00%) VLAN
4 2 (40.00%) Release Management
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) NAS
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Dell
4 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (40.00%) Network Management
4 2 (40.00%) F5
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (40.00%) Case Management

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) NAS
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) VLAN
5 1 (20.00%) BGP
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (20.00%) IPsec
5 1 (20.00%) MPLS
5 1 (20.00%) OSPF
5 1 (20.00%) RSVP
5 1 (20.00%) SSH
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) IT Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Network Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Design
2 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Case Management
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (40.00%) Contract Management
2 2 (40.00%) Customer-Centricity
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (40.00%) Network Management
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Proactive Management
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
2 2 (40.00%) F5
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) VMware