Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 116 47 55
Rank change year-on-year -69 +8 +7
Contract jobs citing LAN 86 174 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.69% 3.75% 3.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.87% 23.93% 23.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 80 98
West Midlands median daily rate £320 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.67% +9.65% +6.05%
10th Percentile £128 £177 £200
90th Percentile £492 £488 £540
England median daily rate £375 £370 £400
% change year-on-year +1.35% -7.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.40 £13.95 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.13% -35.10% +53.57%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.38 £15.25
90th Percentile £24.60 £19.23 £23.25
England median hourly rate £22.75 £17.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year +30.94% -13.13% +11.11%

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 668 727 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.12% 15.69% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 431 460
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £160 £181
90th Percentile £530 £500 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 47 37
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £24.98 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.95% +16.19% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.85 £11.77
90th Percentile £28.10 £55.50 £39.70
England median hourly rate £19.69 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% -16.89% +12.50%

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 22 October 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
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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 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
Birmingham -2 35 £300 -20.27% 12
Staffordshire +3 15 £360 -4.32% 9
Walsall +10 10 £110 - 1
Coventry -29 6 £488 +18.18% 2
Warwickshire +4 5 £513 +46.43% 6
Dudley - 4 £205 - 3
Solihull -28 3 £122 - 3
Wolverhampton -6 2 - - 2
Shropshire -46 2 - - 6
Halesowen - 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 68 (79.07%) WAN
2 42 (48.84%) Cisco
3 41 (47.67%) Firewall
4 36 (41.86%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (38.37%) ITIL
6 29 (33.72%) Wi-Fi
7 28 (32.56%) CCNA
8 25 (29.07%) Windows
9 22 (25.58%) MPLS
10 20 (23.26%) VPN
11 19 (22.09%) VoIP
12 18 (20.93%) CCNP
13 17 (19.77%) Telecoms
14 16 (18.60%) Unix
15 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
16 13 (15.12%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (13.95%) Active Directory
17 12 (13.95%) Load Balancing
18 11 (12.79%) Network Security
19 10 (11.63%) WLAN
19 10 (11.63%) Internet
20 9 (10.47%) VMware
20 9 (10.47%) Network Design
20 9 (10.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 8 (9.30%) Data Centre
21 8 (9.30%) Windows 10
21 8 (9.30%) VLAN
21 8 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
21 8 (9.30%) Wireless
21 8 (9.30%) SAN

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 6 (6.98%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.65%) Apache
3 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.49%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.33%) IIS
4 2 (2.33%) JBoss
4 2 (2.33%) Site Server
4 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.65%) Office 365
3 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 68 (79.07%) WAN
2 41 (47.67%) Firewall
3 29 (33.72%) Wi-Fi
4 22 (25.58%) MPLS
5 20 (23.26%) VPN
6 19 (22.09%) VoIP
7 11 (12.79%) Network Security
8 10 (11.63%) Internet
8 10 (11.63%) WLAN
9 8 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (9.30%) SAN
9 8 (9.30%) VLAN
9 8 (9.30%) Wireless
10 7 (8.14%) SNMP
11 6 (6.98%) DNS
11 6 (6.98%) SSL
12 5 (5.81%) DHCP
12 5 (5.81%) TCP/IP
13 3 (3.49%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (3.49%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Metasploit
General
1 17 (19.77%) Telecoms
2 7 (8.14%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Front Office
3 2 (2.33%) Marketing
4 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (29.07%) Network Engineer
2 10 (11.63%) Analyst
3 8 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.14%) Architect
5 5 (5.81%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (5.81%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.81%) Security Architect
6 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Project Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Security Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Senior Security Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Senior Server Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Server Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) LAMP
1 4 (4.65%) Middleware
2 2 (2.33%) LDAP
3 1 (1.16%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.65%) FMCG
4 2 (2.33%) BYOD
4 2 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.33%) PKI
4 2 (2.33%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.16%) CMDB
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.07%) Windows
2 16 (18.60%) Unix
3 8 (9.30%) Windows 10
4 7 (8.14%) Windows 7
4 7 (8.14%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.65%) Linux
7 2 (2.33%) Android
7 2 (2.33%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.33%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.33%) MVS
7 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (38.37%) ITIL
2 12 (13.95%) Load Balancing
3 9 (10.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (10.47%) Network Design
4 7 (8.14%) Service Management
5 6 (6.98%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (6.98%) Information Security
5 6 (6.98%) ITSM
5 6 (6.98%) Network Management
5 6 (6.98%) Project Management
6 5 (5.81%) Data Loss Prevention
6 5 (5.81%) Data Protection
6 5 (5.81%) Identity Management
6 5 (5.81%) Information Governance
6 5 (5.81%) Risk Management
6 5 (5.81%) SDLC
6 5 (5.81%) Security Architecture
6 5 (5.81%) Security Hardening
6 5 (5.81%) SIEM
7 4 (4.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.98%) PowerShell
1 6 (6.98%) SQL
2 5 (5.81%) Perl
2 5 (5.81%) Python
3 3 (3.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 36 (41.86%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (32.56%) CCNA
3 18 (20.93%) CCNP
4 13 (15.12%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (6.98%) Security Cleared
6 5 (5.81%) CISSP
6 5 (5.81%) SANS
7 3 (3.49%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.33%) A+ Certification
8 2 (2.33%) CCDP
9 1 (1.16%) CCIE
9 1 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.16%) Degree
9 1 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.16%) MCP
9 1 (1.16%) MCSA
9 1 (1.16%) MCSE
9 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) GDPR
1 4 (4.65%) SLA
2 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.33%) iptables
3 2 (2.33%) Postfix
3 2 (2.33%) Samba
3 2 (2.33%) Squid
3 2 (2.33%) XenApp
4 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) SCCM
2 4 (4.65%) Nessus
3 1 (1.16%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.16%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.16%) Nmap
3 1 (1.16%) SCOM
3 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (48.84%) Cisco
2 15 (17.44%) Microsoft
3 9 (10.47%) VMware
4 7 (8.14%) Aruba
4 7 (8.14%) CheckPoint
5 6 (6.98%) Oracle
6 5 (5.81%) Avaya
6 5 (5.81%) Citrix
6 5 (5.81%) F5
6 5 (5.81%) HP
7 4 (4.65%) Fortinet
8 3 (3.49%) Ivanti
8 3 (3.49%) Juniper
8 3 (3.49%) NEC
8 3 (3.49%) NetApp
9 2 (2.33%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.33%) Dell
9 2 (2.33%) McAfee
9 2 (2.33%) Reuters
9 2 (2.33%) SonicWALL