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 22 June 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 55 59
Rank change year-on-year +17 +4  
Contract jobs citing LAN 86 94 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.24% 3.13% 2.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.83% 23.44% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 52 35
Median daily rate £413 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.32% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £176 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £475 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £11.25 £21.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.05% +1.19%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £25.75 £20.25
% change year-on-year -10.67% +27.16%  

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 309 401 362
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.24% 13.33% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 215 211
Median daily rate £400 £358 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% +5.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 35
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% +26.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £9.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.50 £28.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 22 June 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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
Solihull +30 24 - - 2
Birmingham -8 20 £400 +21.21% 10
Coventry +24 17 £425 +6.25% 1
Worcestershire +16 7 £189 - 1
Shropshire +9 3 - - 5
Wolverhampton +1 2 £300 -
Staffordshire -1 2 £388 -2.51% 7
Warwickshire -2 2 £575 +27.77% 1
Herefordshire -3 1 £350 -6.66%
Dudley - 1 - -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 105 (72.92%) WAN
2 62 (43.06%) Cisco
3 43 (29.86%) Firewall
4 34 (23.61%) Windows
4 34 (23.61%) Security Cleared
5 32 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 29 (20.14%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (20.14%) SC Cleared
7 23 (15.97%) Juniper
8 21 (14.58%) CCNA
8 21 (14.58%) PRINCE2
8 21 (14.58%) VoIP
9 20 (13.89%) Wireless
10 18 (12.50%) VMware
10 18 (12.50%) DNS
10 18 (12.50%) Project Management
11 17 (11.81%) Wi-Fi
11 17 (11.81%) CCNP
12 16 (11.11%) VPN
12 16 (11.11%) Data Centre
13 15 (10.42%) Windows Server
13 15 (10.42%) Citrix
14 14 (9.72%) ITIL
14 14 (9.72%) Telecoms
14 14 (9.72%) Presales
15 13 (9.03%) MS Exchange
16 12 (8.33%) Microsoft
17 11 (7.64%) PMP
17 11 (7.64%) ERP
17 11 (7.64%) Windows Server 2012

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 13 (9.03%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.47%) IIS
4 4 (2.78%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.39%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.69%) JBoss
6 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.69%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.69%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.17%) Office 365
2 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (72.92%) WAN
2 43 (29.86%) Firewall
3 21 (14.58%) VoIP
4 20 (13.89%) Wireless
5 18 (12.50%) DNS
6 17 (11.81%) Wi-Fi
7 16 (11.11%) VPN
8 9 (6.25%) DHCP
8 9 (6.25%) WLAN
9 8 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (5.56%) Network Security
10 7 (4.86%) TCP/IP
10 7 (4.86%) VLAN
11 6 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (4.17%) Internet
12 5 (3.47%) HTTP
12 5 (3.47%) MPLS
13 4 (2.78%) Bluetooth
13 4 (2.78%) HTTPS
13 4 (2.78%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (9.72%) Telecoms
2 9 (6.25%) Retail
3 7 (4.86%) Finance
4 3 (2.08%) Advertising
4 3 (2.08%) Automotive
5 2 (1.39%) Electronics
6 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.69%) French Language
6 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.69%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 24 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 23 (15.97%) Architect
4 17 (11.81%) Network Manager
5 16 (11.11%) Analyst
6 12 (8.33%) Network Project Manager
7 11 (7.64%) Infrastructure Manager
7 11 (7.64%) Network Architect
8 8 (5.56%) Administrator
8 8 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 8 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.86%) Designer
9 7 (4.86%) Programme Manager
9 7 (4.86%) Senior Manager
9 7 (4.86%) Senior Project Manager
10 6 (4.17%) Consultant
10 6 (4.17%) Network Designer
11 5 (3.47%) Senior Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.47%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.78%) REST
3 1 (0.69%) Leaflet
3 1 (0.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.78%) PMI
5 3 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.08%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (2.08%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (2.08%) PKI
5 3 (2.08%) User Experience
6 1 (0.69%) CCTV
6 1 (0.69%) Derivative
6 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.69%) FMCG
6 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.69%) SCADA
6 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (23.61%) Windows
2 15 (10.42%) Windows Server
3 11 (7.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.17%) Unix
6 4 (2.78%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.08%) Linux
7 3 (2.08%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.39%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.39%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.39%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.69%) HPUX
9 1 (0.69%) MVS
9 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (14.58%) PRINCE2
2 18 (12.50%) Project Management
3 14 (9.72%) ITIL
3 14 (9.72%) Presales
4 11 (7.64%) Customer Requirements
4 11 (7.64%) ERP
4 11 (7.64%) Network Management
5 8 (5.56%) Migration
5 8 (5.56%) Performance Management
6 7 (4.86%) IT Strategy
6 7 (4.86%) Risk Management
7 6 (4.17%) Hardware Maintenance
7 6 (4.17%) Programme Delivery
7 6 (4.17%) Service Management
8 5 (3.47%) Security Management
8 5 (3.47%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.47%) Supplier Management
9 4 (2.78%) Resource Management
9 4 (2.78%) Risk Analysis
9 4 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.39%) PowerShell
1 2 (1.39%) SQL
2 1 (0.69%) C
2 1 (0.69%) Perl
2 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (23.61%) Security Cleared
2 29 (20.14%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (20.14%) SC Cleared
3 21 (14.58%) CCNA
4 17 (11.81%) CCNP
5 11 (7.64%) PMP
6 6 (4.17%) JNCIA
7 5 (3.47%) CCIE
7 5 (3.47%) PMI Certification
7 5 (3.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (2.78%) Degree
9 3 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (2.08%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (1.39%) CCDA
10 2 (1.39%) CCDP
10 2 (1.39%) MCSE
10 2 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.39%) VCP6
10 2 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.08%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.08%) PMO
1 3 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (2.08%) SLA
2 2 (1.39%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) JSP 440
System Software
1 32 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.78%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.08%) XenApp
4 1 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (0.69%) Samba
4 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.17%) SCCM
2 3 (2.08%) SCOM
3 2 (1.39%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.69%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (0.69%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.69%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 62 (43.06%) Cisco
2 23 (15.97%) Juniper
3 18 (12.50%) VMware
4 15 (10.42%) Citrix
5 12 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 8 (5.56%) EMC
7 7 (4.86%) HP
7 7 (4.86%) SolarWinds
8 6 (4.17%) Nortel
9 5 (3.47%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.78%) Mitel
10 4 (2.78%) Palo Alto
10 4 (2.78%) SevOne
11 3 (2.08%) Avaya
11 3 (2.08%) EqualLogic
11 3 (2.08%) F5
11 3 (2.08%) Sophos
12 2 (1.39%) CA
12 2 (1.39%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.39%) NetApp
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
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