Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 17 February 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 52 72
Rank change year-on-year -23 +20 -15
Contract jobs citing LAN 122 186 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.57% 3.49% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.64% 25.91% 21.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 82 46
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £342 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.96% +7.72% -3.79%
10th Percentile £175 £213 £150
90th Percentile £506 £540 £471
England median daily rate £350 £380 £388
% change year-on-year -7.89% -1.94% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.95 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.34% +16.67% -51.02%
10th Percentile £12.86 £11.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £17.30 £16.19 £19.40
England median hourly rate £17.44 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -7.00% -6.25% -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 733 718 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.45% 13.49% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 370 291
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £163 £202 £181
90th Percentile £525 £538 £500
England median daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 43
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.33% -16.67% -30.77%
10th Percentile £12.53 £9.94 £10.55
90th Percentile £45.10 £40.15 £41.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.38
% change year-on-year -6.98% -3.91% +11.88%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the West Midlands

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in the West Midlands

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in the West Midlands

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in the West Midlands

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 17 February 2018. 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
Solihull +1 32 - -
Birmingham -26 25 £365 +17.74% 19
Warwickshire +14 21 £478 +25.66% 4
Coventry +9 7 £270 -50.00% 1
Worcestershire +5 6 £176 +35.00% 5
West Bromwich - 4 £175 -
Wolverhampton - 3 - -
Staffordshire -3 2 £365 -12.31% 5
Herefordshire +6 1 - -
Shropshire -40 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for LAN.

1 95 (77.87%) WAN
2 46 (37.70%) Firewall
2 46 (37.70%) Cisco
3 37 (30.33%) Windows
4 36 (29.51%) VPN
4 36 (29.51%) MPLS
5 34 (27.87%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (22.95%) ITIL
7 27 (22.13%) Data Centre
8 26 (21.31%) Wi-Fi
8 26 (21.31%) Network Security
9 24 (19.67%) CCNP
10 22 (18.03%) Network Design
11 21 (17.21%) VLAN
12 19 (15.57%) Presales
13 18 (14.75%) CCNA
13 18 (14.75%) SNMP
13 18 (14.75%) VoIP
14 17 (13.93%) Juniper
14 17 (13.93%) Management Information System
15 16 (13.11%) Active Directory
15 16 (13.11%) Unix
15 16 (13.11%) PowerShell
16 15 (12.30%) Security Cleared
16 15 (12.30%) Customer Requirements
17 14 (11.48%) Data Loss Prevention
17 14 (11.48%) GDPR
17 14 (11.48%) SIEM
17 14 (11.48%) Data Protection
17 14 (11.48%) Security Architecture

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 8 (6.56%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.28%) Apache
4 2 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 95 (77.87%) WAN
2 46 (37.70%) Firewall
3 36 (29.51%) MPLS
3 36 (29.51%) VPN
4 26 (21.31%) Network Security
4 26 (21.31%) Wi-Fi
5 21 (17.21%) VLAN
6 18 (14.75%) SNMP
6 18 (14.75%) VoIP
7 14 (11.48%) DHCP
7 14 (11.48%) DNS
8 12 (9.84%) SAN
8 12 (9.84%) Wireless
9 9 (7.38%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (6.56%) 3G
10 8 (6.56%) 4G
10 8 (6.56%) IOS XR
11 7 (5.74%) 5G
11 7 (5.74%) NX-OS
11 7 (5.74%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.74%) Big Data
2 5 (4.10%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (3.28%) Metasploit
General
1 14 (11.48%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.74%) Finance
3 4 (3.28%) Automotive
4 3 (2.46%) Retail
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 51 (41.80%) Architect
2 27 (22.13%) Network Engineer
3 19 (15.57%) Network Architect
4 14 (11.48%) Security Architect
4 14 (11.48%) Solutions Architect
5 9 (7.38%) Cisco Engineer
6 8 (6.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (5.74%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.92%) Network Manager
9 5 (4.10%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Analyst
10 4 (3.28%) Design Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Network Design Engineer
10 4 (3.28%) Network Support
11 3 (2.46%) IoT Architect
11 3 (2.46%) Juniper Engineer
11 3 (2.46%) LAN Engineer
11 3 (2.46%) Presales Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.10%) REST
2 4 (3.28%) LAMP
2 4 (3.28%) LDAP
3 2 (1.64%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.64%) JSON
3 2 (1.64%) Middleware
4 1 (0.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.13%) Data Centre
2 17 (13.93%) Management Information System
3 10 (8.20%) PKI
4 4 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.28%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.64%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.64%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.64%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.64%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.82%) CMDB
6 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.82%) FMCG
6 1 (0.82%) NHS
6 1 (0.82%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (30.33%) Windows
2 16 (13.11%) Unix
3 12 (9.84%) Windows Server
4 7 (5.74%) Linux
5 4 (3.28%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.46%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.64%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.64%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.64%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.82%) AIX
8 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.82%) Solaris
8 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.95%) ITIL
2 22 (18.03%) Network Design
3 19 (15.57%) Presales
4 15 (12.30%) Customer Requirements
5 14 (11.48%) Data Loss Prevention
5 14 (11.48%) Data Protection
5 14 (11.48%) Identity Management
5 14 (11.48%) Security Architecture
5 14 (11.48%) SIEM
6 13 (10.66%) Information Security
7 12 (9.84%) Information Governance
8 11 (9.02%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (9.02%) Load Balancing
8 11 (9.02%) Risk Management
9 9 (7.38%) SDLC
9 9 (7.38%) Security Hardening
10 8 (6.56%) ERP
11 7 (5.74%) Line Management
11 7 (5.74%) Network Management
11 7 (5.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.11%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.02%) Perl
2 11 (9.02%) Python
3 4 (3.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (27.87%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (19.67%) CCNP
3 18 (14.75%) CCNA
4 15 (12.30%) Security Cleared
5 12 (9.84%) CCIE
6 11 (9.02%) CISSP
7 10 (8.20%) Degree
8 9 (7.38%) SANS
9 8 (6.56%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.46%) PMP
11 2 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.64%) JNCIA
11 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.82%) CCVP
12 1 (0.82%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (0.82%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.82%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.82%) MCP
12 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.48%) GDPR
2 4 (3.28%) SLA
3 3 (2.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.82%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.28%) iptables
3 4 (3.28%) Postfix
3 4 (3.28%) Samba
3 4 (3.28%) Squid
4 2 (1.64%) Docker
4 2 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.64%) vSphere
5 1 (0.82%) Firmware
5 1 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (4.10%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (3.28%) Nessus
2 4 (3.28%) Nmap
3 2 (1.64%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.64%) Ansible
3 2 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.64%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.64%) Packer
3 2 (1.64%) Puppet
4 1 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.82%) SCCM
4 1 (0.82%) SCOM
4 1 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 46 (37.70%) Cisco
2 17 (13.93%) Juniper
3 14 (11.48%) VMware
4 12 (9.84%) Oracle
5 7 (5.74%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.74%) Sigfox
6 6 (4.92%) Citrix
6 6 (4.92%) HP
7 5 (4.10%) Aruba
7 5 (4.10%) Fortinet
8 4 (3.28%) Capita
8 4 (3.28%) NEC
8 4 (3.28%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.46%) Brocade
10 2 (1.64%) BT
10 2 (1.64%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.64%) McAfee
10 2 (1.64%) Mitel
10 2 (1.64%) Sophos
10 2 (1.64%) TOWER Software