Period
to 21 February 2019

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 21 February 2019 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
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 128 72 52
Rank change year-on-year -56 -20 +18
Contract jobs citing LAN 79 128 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.57% 2.67% 3.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.12% 17.46% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 68 82
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £398 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.43% +16.23% +5.23%
10th Percentile £175 £175 £213
90th Percentile £525 £506 £540
England median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £13.95 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.18% -0.34% +16.67%
10th Percentile £13.17 £12.86 £11.25
90th Percentile £29.40 £17.30 £16.19
England median hourly rate £24.46 £17.38 £18.75
% change year-on-year +40.75% -7.33% -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 602 733 714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.98% 15.28% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 431 368
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £190 £164 £210
90th Percentile £538 £525 £540
England median daily rate £425 £413 £410
% change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 30
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.18% +83.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.53 £9.94
90th Percentile £38.75 £45.10 £40.15
England median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -6.50% -6.98% -3.10%

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 21 February 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 February 2019. 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
Birmingham +21 33 £360 -1.37% 12
Staffordshire +5 15 £360 -1.37% 7
Coventry -10 10 £450 +66.67% 5
Warwickshire -4 8 £525 +9.09% 2
Worcestershire -10 5 £263 +49.93% 3
Solihull -19 2 £116 - 4
Shropshire -43 2 - - 1
Dudley - 2 £338 - 1
Halesowen - 2 - -
Wolverhampton +1 1 - -
Herefordshire -14 1 £375 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 - 1
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 65 (82.28%) WAN
2 39 (49.37%) Windows
2 39 (49.37%) Firewall
3 33 (41.77%) Cisco
4 25 (31.65%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (30.38%) Wi-Fi
6 22 (27.85%) VPN
6 22 (27.85%) CCNP
6 22 (27.85%) Active Directory
7 21 (26.58%) Windows Server
8 20 (25.32%) MPLS
8 20 (25.32%) VMware
9 19 (24.05%) ITIL
10 16 (20.25%) CCNA
10 16 (20.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 14 (17.72%) WLAN
11 14 (17.72%) Internet
12 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
12 13 (16.46%) CheckPoint
12 13 (16.46%) Retail
12 13 (16.46%) Data Centre
13 11 (13.92%) Re-Platforming
13 11 (13.92%) Network Design
13 11 (13.92%) VLAN
13 11 (13.92%) FMCG
14 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (12.66%) Oracle
14 10 (12.66%) Patch Management
15 9 (11.39%) VoIP
15 9 (11.39%) DNS

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 4 (5.06%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.27%) Site Server
3 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) Houdini
2 1 (1.27%) Maya
2 1 (1.27%) NUKE
2 1 (1.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.39%) Office 365
2 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.27%) IaaS
4 1 (1.27%) PaaS
4 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (82.28%) WAN
2 39 (49.37%) Firewall
3 24 (30.38%) Wi-Fi
4 22 (27.85%) VPN
5 20 (25.32%) MPLS
6 14 (17.72%) Internet
6 14 (17.72%) WLAN
7 11 (13.92%) VLAN
8 9 (11.39%) DNS
8 9 (11.39%) VoIP
9 8 (10.13%) DHCP
10 7 (8.86%) BGP
10 7 (8.86%) Network Security
10 7 (8.86%) OSPF
10 7 (8.86%) SNMP
10 7 (8.86%) TCP/IP
10 7 (8.86%) Wireless
11 6 (7.59%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (6.33%) SAN
12 5 (6.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 13 (16.46%) Retail
2 8 (10.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.53%) Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Finance
3 2 (2.53%) Front Office
4 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 24 (30.38%) Network Engineer
2 15 (18.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (16.46%) Server Engineer
4 11 (13.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (13.92%) VMware Engineer
4 11 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (12.66%) Project Engineer
5 10 (12.66%) Senior Server Engineer
6 9 (11.39%) Senior VMware Engineer
7 8 (10.13%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 8 (10.13%) Security Engineer
7 8 (10.13%) Senior Security Engineer
8 7 (8.86%) Architect
9 6 (7.59%) Analyst
9 6 (7.59%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (7.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (7.59%) Project Manager
10 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (6.33%) Security Architect
11 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) Middleware
2 1 (1.27%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Data Centre
2 11 (13.92%) FMCG
3 7 (8.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.80%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.53%) BYOD
5 2 (2.53%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.27%) Animation
6 1 (1.27%) CCTV
6 1 (1.27%) CMDB
6 1 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 39 (49.37%) Windows
2 21 (26.58%) Windows Server
3 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (8.86%) Unix
4 7 (8.86%) Windows 10
4 7 (8.86%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.33%) Linux
5 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.80%) HPUX
8 2 (2.53%) Android
8 2 (2.53%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.53%) Solaris
8 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.27%) CentOS
9 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) ITIL
2 16 (20.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (13.92%) Network Design
3 11 (13.92%) Re-Platforming
4 10 (12.66%) Patch Management
5 8 (10.13%) Application Discovery
5 8 (10.13%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 7 (8.86%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (8.86%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.59%) Change Management
7 6 (7.59%) Information Security
7 6 (7.59%) Project Management
8 5 (6.33%) Data Protection
8 5 (6.33%) Identity Management
8 5 (6.33%) Information Governance
8 5 (6.33%) Risk Management
8 5 (6.33%) SDLC
8 5 (6.33%) Security Architecture
8 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.33%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.59%) Python
2 5 (6.33%) Perl
2 5 (6.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.53%) Java
4 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (31.65%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (27.85%) CCNP
3 16 (20.25%) CCNA
4 5 (6.33%) CCDP
4 5 (6.33%) CISSP
4 5 (6.33%) SANS
4 5 (6.33%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.06%) CCIE
5 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.80%) CCDA
6 3 (3.80%) MCSA
6 3 (3.80%) MCSE
6 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.53%) BC Cleared
7 2 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.53%) Degree
7 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.27%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) GDPR
2 3 (3.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (2.53%) SLA
4 1 (1.27%) FISMA
4 1 (1.27%) HIPAA
4 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 22 (27.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.53%) vSphere
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.27%) NFS
4 1 (1.27%) Samba
4 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.27%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (5.06%) SCCM
2 3 (3.80%) WSUS
3 2 (2.53%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.27%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.27%) Nagios
4 1 (1.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (41.77%) Cisco
2 20 (25.32%) VMware
3 13 (16.46%) CheckPoint
3 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
4 10 (12.66%) Oracle
5 6 (7.59%) Aruba
5 6 (7.59%) Fortinet
5 6 (7.59%) HP
6 5 (6.33%) Dell
6 5 (6.33%) F5
7 4 (5.06%) Avaya
7 4 (5.06%) McAfee
7 4 (5.06%) SonicWALL
8 3 (3.80%) NEC
8 3 (3.80%) Sophos
9 2 (2.53%) Aerohive Networks
9 2 (2.53%) Infoblox
9 2 (2.53%) Ivanti
9 2 (2.53%) Mitel
9 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds