Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 37 39
Rank change year-on-year +8 +2 -
Contract jobs citing LAN 6 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.38% 1.12% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 8.16% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 5
Staffordshire median daily rate £388 £398 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.52% +98.75% -
10th Percentile £325 £386 £139
90th Percentile £413 £417 £354
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +10.71% +7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £21.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -34.88% +30.30% -13.00%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 27 49 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 10.71% 13.76% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 29 35
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% -18.75% +53.85%
10th Percentile £205 £102 £263
90th Percentile £419 £495 £459
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Staffordshire median hourly rate £24.60 £45.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.33% +233.33% +28.57%
10th Percentile £15.94 £36.90 £8.50
90th Percentile £35.18 £47.30 £18.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -22.09% +13.16% +19.87%

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 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 22 July 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
Tamworth - 4 £376 - 1
Lichfield - 1 - -
LAN
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for LAN.

1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
3 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (66.67%) Logistics
3 4 (66.67%) Retail
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Kaspersky
4 2 (33.33%) F5
4 2 (33.33%) FMCG
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Office 365
5 1 (16.67%) DMVPN
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (16.67%) HSRP
5 1 (16.67%) Line Management
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (16.67%) Skype
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 4 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) DMVPN
4 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
4 1 (16.67%) HSRP
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) IPsec
4 1 (16.67%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) Skype
4 1 (16.67%) SSL
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
4 1 (16.67%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business IT Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) IT Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) LAN/WAN Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Audio Visual Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Service Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Service Management Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) LAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Network Systems Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Logistics
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Coaching
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) F5
2 2 (33.33%) Kaspersky
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Proofpoint