Period
to 22 May 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 May 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 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 51 79
Rank change year-on-year -44 +28 -21
Contract jobs citing LAN 101 138 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.05% 3.20% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.93% 24.38% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 64 54
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +13.64% +6.45%
10th Percentile £167 £165 £150
90th Percentile £519 £539 £446
England median daily rate £375 £375 £385
% change year-on-year - -2.60% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.40 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% -33.33% -19.23%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.63 £12.25
90th Percentile £25.80 £16.00 £24.20
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +17.65% -20.34% +14.12%

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 725 566 638
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.75% 13.11% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 296 320
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £175
90th Percentile £538 £545 £506
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 39 27
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.78 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.34% +14.29% -46.15%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.45 £10.73
90th Percentile £33.33 £72.50 £37.80
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.89 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.57% -20.45% +16.28%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 -23 29 £268 -14.06% 9
Warwickshire +20 25 £488 +50.00% 1
Coventry -22 9 £375 -15.73% 2
Walsall - 9 - -
Solihull -23 8 £425 +60.38% 3
Staffordshire +1 5 £365 -23.16% 1
Worcestershire -9 5 £176 +40.40% 6
Wolverhampton 0 2 £325 +8.33% 4
Shropshire -21 1 £175 -54.84% 3
Kingswinford - 1 - -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 82 (81.19%) WAN
2 47 (46.53%) Firewall
3 41 (40.59%) ITIL
3 41 (40.59%) Cisco
4 40 (39.60%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (35.64%) Windows
6 35 (34.65%) CCNA
7 26 (25.74%) MPLS
7 26 (25.74%) Network Design
8 25 (24.75%) Network Security
9 23 (22.77%) CCNP
10 21 (20.79%) Telecoms
10 21 (20.79%) Data Centre
11 20 (19.80%) SNMP
11 20 (19.80%) Unix
11 20 (19.80%) PowerShell
11 20 (19.80%) VLAN
12 19 (18.81%) Identity Management
12 19 (18.81%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (17.82%) VoIP
13 18 (17.82%) VPN
13 18 (17.82%) Data Protection
13 18 (17.82%) Security Architecture
13 18 (17.82%) SIEM
13 18 (17.82%) Data Loss Prevention
13 18 (17.82%) GDPR
14 16 (15.84%) SDLC
14 16 (15.84%) Information Governance
14 16 (15.84%) Oracle
14 16 (15.84%) Management Information System

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 (7.92%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.96%) Apache
3 4 (3.96%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.97%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.98%) IIS
5 2 (1.98%) JBoss
5 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.99%) Site Server
Applications
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.97%) Office 365
4 2 (1.98%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (81.19%) WAN
2 47 (46.53%) Firewall
3 26 (25.74%) MPLS
4 25 (24.75%) Network Security
5 20 (19.80%) SNMP
5 20 (19.80%) VLAN
6 19 (18.81%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (17.82%) VoIP
7 18 (17.82%) VPN
8 15 (14.85%) SAN
9 9 (8.91%) Wireless
10 8 (7.92%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (6.93%) DHCP
11 7 (6.93%) DNS
11 7 (6.93%) Internet
12 5 (4.95%) SSL
12 5 (4.95%) TCP/IP
13 4 (3.96%) Ethernet
13 4 (3.96%) IPsec
14 3 (2.97%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.95%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.98%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Metasploit
General
1 21 (20.79%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.94%) Retail
3 3 (2.97%) Automotive
4 2 (1.98%) Banking
4 2 (1.98%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (26.73%) Architect
2 19 (18.81%) Network Engineer
3 18 (17.82%) Security Architect
4 12 (11.88%) Project Manager
5 8 (7.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Network Architect
6 7 (6.93%) Network Manager
7 5 (4.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (4.95%) Network Project Manager
8 4 (3.96%) Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (2.97%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) Consultant
9 3 (2.97%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (2.97%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 3 (2.97%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) IT Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) SharePoint Analyst
9 3 (2.97%) SharePoint Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.96%) LAMP
2 2 (1.98%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.98%) JSON
2 2 (1.98%) LDAP
2 2 (1.98%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.79%) Data Centre
2 16 (15.84%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.94%) PKI
4 2 (1.98%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.98%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.98%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.98%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (1.98%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.98%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.98%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.99%) FMCG
5 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 36 (35.64%) Windows
2 20 (19.80%) Unix
3 6 (5.94%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.96%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.97%) Linux
5 3 (2.97%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (40.59%) ITIL
2 26 (25.74%) Network Design
3 19 (18.81%) Identity Management
4 18 (17.82%) Data Loss Prevention
4 18 (17.82%) Data Protection
4 18 (17.82%) Security Architecture
4 18 (17.82%) SIEM
5 16 (15.84%) Information Governance
5 16 (15.84%) SDLC
6 15 (14.85%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (14.85%) Information Security
7 14 (13.86%) Project Management
8 13 (12.87%) Security Hardening
9 12 (11.88%) Risk Management
10 10 (9.90%) PRINCE2
11 9 (8.91%) Migration
12 8 (7.92%) Load Balancing
13 5 (4.95%) Change Control
13 5 (4.95%) TOGAF
13 5 (4.95%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.80%) PowerShell
2 15 (14.85%) Perl
2 15 (14.85%) Python
3 3 (2.97%) SQL
4 1 (0.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 40 (39.60%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (34.65%) CCNA
3 23 (22.77%) CCNP
4 15 (14.85%) CISSP
5 13 (12.87%) SANS
6 11 (10.89%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (8.91%) Degree
8 4 (3.96%) PMP
9 3 (2.97%) CCIE
9 3 (2.97%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.97%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.99%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.82%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (12.87%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.97%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.98%) Docker
4 2 (1.98%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.98%) iptables
4 2 (1.98%) Postfix
4 2 (1.98%) Samba
4 2 (1.98%) Squid
4 2 (1.98%) XenApp
5 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.99%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) Nessus
2 3 (2.97%) SCCM
3 2 (1.98%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.98%) Ansible
3 2 (1.98%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.98%) Packer
3 2 (1.98%) Puppet
4 1 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.99%) Nmap
4 1 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 41 (40.59%) Cisco
2 16 (15.84%) Oracle
3 13 (12.87%) VMware
4 8 (7.92%) Juniper
5 7 (6.93%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.95%) Citrix
7 4 (3.96%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.97%) Aruba
8 3 (2.97%) BT
8 3 (2.97%) Capita
8 3 (2.97%) HP
9 2 (1.98%) Avaya
9 2 (1.98%) F5
9 2 (1.98%) Ivanti
9 2 (1.98%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.98%) Sophos
10 1 (0.99%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.99%) Intel
10 1 (0.99%) McAfee
10 1 (0.99%) NEC