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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
England / West Midlands
Rank 57 82 54
Rank change year-on-year +25 -28  
Contract jobs citing LAN 60 48 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.63% 1.80% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.69% 16.38% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 11 26
Median daily rate £359 £375 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.33% +20.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £250 £101
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £455 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £352 £348
% change year-on-year +0.14% +1.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 11
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -19.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £15.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £24.60 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £21.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year -27.88% -3.40%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 321 293 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.07% 11.00% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 136 154
Median daily rate £395 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 44
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +8 21 £340 +8.80% 5
Solihull -1 19 £265 -29.33% 6
Coventry +5 5 £125 -
Warwickshire -2 5 £325 +40.08% 2
Herefordshire - 3 £350 - 1
Staffordshire +4 2 £450 +7.14% 2
Shropshire +26 1 £420 - 2
Worcestershire 0 1 - - 1
LAN
England

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for LAN.

1 107 (72.79%) WAN
2 77 (52.38%) Cisco
3 59 (40.14%) Security Cleared
4 51 (34.69%) SC Cleared
5 49 (33.33%) Juniper
6 47 (31.97%) Firewall
7 45 (30.61%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (23.13%) Data Centre
9 29 (19.73%) CCNA
10 28 (19.05%) CCNP
10 28 (19.05%) Windows
11 27 (18.37%) Telecoms
12 22 (14.97%) Network Design
13 21 (14.29%) DNS
14 20 (13.61%) CheckPoint
14 20 (13.61%) Network Security
15 19 (12.93%) VPN
15 19 (12.93%) Active Directory
16 17 (11.56%) Wireless
17 15 (10.20%) F5
18 14 (9.52%) OSPF
18 14 (9.52%) Microsoft
18 14 (9.52%) PRINCE2
19 13 (8.84%) ITIL
19 13 (8.84%) VoIP
19 13 (8.84%) TCP/IP
19 13 (8.84%) BT
20 12 (8.16%) PSTN
20 12 (8.16%) Network Management
21 11 (7.48%) GPON

LAN
Top Related 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 4 (2.72%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.04%) IIS
2 3 (2.04%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 1 (0.68%) IBM Domino
4 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (4.76%) MS Office
2 3 (2.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.36%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (4.76%) Office 365
2 3 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 107 (72.79%) WAN
2 47 (31.97%) Firewall
3 21 (14.29%) DNS
4 20 (13.61%) Network Security
5 19 (12.93%) VPN
6 17 (11.56%) Wireless
7 14 (9.52%) OSPF
8 13 (8.84%) TCP/IP
8 13 (8.84%) VoIP
9 12 (8.16%) PSTN
10 11 (7.48%) ADSL
10 11 (7.48%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (7.48%) DWDM
10 11 (7.48%) GPON
10 11 (7.48%) GSM
10 11 (7.48%) SDH
10 11 (7.48%) xDSL
11 10 (6.80%) BGP
11 10 (6.80%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (6.80%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.68%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 27 (18.37%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.04%) Finance
3 2 (1.36%) Automotive
3 2 (1.36%) Electronics
3 2 (1.36%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.68%) Advertising
4 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (26.53%) Network Engineer
2 18 (12.24%) Analyst
2 18 (12.24%) Cisco Engineer
2 18 (12.24%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 15 (10.20%) Architect
4 14 (9.52%) Designer
5 13 (8.84%) Network Designer
6 9 (6.12%) Lead Architect
6 9 (6.12%) Network Manager
6 9 (6.12%) Project Manager
6 9 (6.12%) Security Analyst
6 9 (6.12%) Telecoms Architect
7 7 (4.76%) Network Architect
8 6 (4.08%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 6 (4.08%) Network Project Manager
8 6 (4.08%) Programme Manager
8 6 (4.08%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (3.40%) Design Engineer
9 5 (3.40%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.40%) CSS
2 2 (1.36%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.36%) Leaflet
3 1 (0.68%) Web Services
3 1 (0.68%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 34 (23.13%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.04%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (1.36%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.36%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.36%) User Experience
5 1 (0.68%) CCTV
5 1 (0.68%) CESG
5 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.68%) Clustering
5 1 (0.68%) Derivative
5 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.68%) PKI
5 1 (0.68%) PMI
5 1 (0.68%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.05%) Windows
2 11 (7.48%) Windows Server
3 5 (3.40%) Linux
3 5 (3.40%) Unix
3 5 (3.40%) Windows 7
3 5 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.36%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.36%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.36%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.68%) HPUX
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.97%) Network Design
2 14 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 13 (8.84%) ITIL
4 12 (8.16%) Network Management
5 11 (7.48%) Migration
5 11 (7.48%) Presales
5 11 (7.48%) SIEM
6 10 (6.80%) Project Management
7 9 (6.12%) Customer Engagement
8 8 (5.44%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (4.76%) Mentoring
10 6 (4.08%) PRINCE
11 5 (3.40%) Service Delivery
12 4 (2.72%) Change Management
12 4 (2.72%) IT Strategy
12 4 (2.72%) Network Architecture
13 3 (2.04%) Customer Requirements
13 3 (2.04%) Kalman Filter
13 3 (2.04%) Security Operations
13 3 (2.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.72%) SQL
2 1 (0.68%) C
2 1 (0.68%) Perl
2 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (40.14%) Security Cleared
2 51 (34.69%) SC Cleared
3 45 (30.61%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (19.73%) CCNA
5 28 (19.05%) CCNP
6 11 (7.48%) CCDP
7 10 (6.80%) CCDA
8 9 (6.12%) Degree
9 7 (4.76%) DV Cleared
10 6 (4.08%) BICSI Certification
10 6 (4.08%) BICSI RCDD
10 6 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (4.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (3.40%) CCVP
12 4 (2.72%) CCIE
13 2 (1.36%) MCP
13 2 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.68%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.68%) JNCIP
14 1 (0.68%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.04%) JSP 440
1 3 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.68%) PMO
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (12.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.40%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.68%) Samba
4 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.68%) vSphere
4 1 (0.68%) XenApp
4 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (2.72%) FortiGate
2 3 (2.04%) SCOM
3 2 (1.36%) SCCM
4 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.68%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (0.68%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.68%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 77 (52.38%) Cisco
2 49 (33.33%) Juniper
3 20 (13.61%) CheckPoint
4 15 (10.20%) F5
5 14 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 13 (8.84%) BT
7 10 (6.80%) IBM
7 10 (6.80%) Nortel
7 10 (6.80%) VMware
8 9 (6.12%) Capita
8 9 (6.12%) TOWER Software
9 8 (5.44%) Intel Security
10 7 (4.76%) Palo Alto
11 6 (4.08%) Remedy
12 5 (3.40%) HP
12 5 (3.40%) Nokia
13 4 (2.72%) Avaya
13 4 (2.72%) Fortinet
14 3 (2.04%) EqualLogic
14 3 (2.04%) SolarWinds
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