Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 54 61
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 -2
Contract jobs citing LAN 165 198 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.41% 3.21% 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.05% 23.40% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 93 65
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -5.04%
10th Percentile £175 £201 £169
90th Percentile £488 £537 £488
England median daily rate £360 £400 £365
% change year-on-year -10.00% +9.59% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 10
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.95 £21.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.56% +52.73% -29.42%
10th Percentile £11.38 £14.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £19.23 £23.25 £21.00
England median hourly rate £17.38 £21.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -19.19% +16.22% -2.63%

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 784 846 593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.20% 13.72% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 439 297
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £161 £187 £210
90th Percentile £501 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 64
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.38 £10.81
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.55 £39.82
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Solihull +4 58 - -
Birmingham -5 37 £365 +8.15% 3
Warwickshire 0 12 £363 -4.61% 1
Worcestershire +16 11 £198 +46.30% 1
Coventry +17 10 £413 -23.61% 2
Staffordshire +9 4 £376 -6.52% 2
Shropshire -30 4 - - 1
West Bromwich - 4 £175 -
Wolverhampton - 4 £300 -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 121 (73.33%) WAN
2 73 (44.24%) Cisco
3 49 (29.70%) Firewall
3 49 (29.70%) VPN
4 46 (27.88%) Wi-Fi
5 38 (23.03%) Presales
6 36 (21.82%) Windows
7 35 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (19.39%) VoIP
9 30 (18.18%) Active Directory
10 29 (17.58%) Customer Requirements
11 26 (15.76%) Data Centre
11 26 (15.76%) Security Cleared
12 25 (15.15%) Telecoms
12 25 (15.15%) Juniper
13 24 (14.55%) MPLS
14 23 (13.94%) VMware
15 20 (12.12%) CCNP
15 20 (12.12%) ITIL
16 19 (11.52%) DHCP
16 19 (11.52%) DNS
17 18 (10.91%) ERP
18 17 (10.30%) CCIE
18 17 (10.30%) SC Cleared
19 15 (9.09%) Wireless
19 15 (9.09%) Windows Server
20 14 (8.48%) 4G
20 14 (8.48%) 3G
20 14 (8.48%) CCNA
20 14 (8.48%) Citrix

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 10 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.42%) Apache
4 3 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (4.85%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.82%) Office 365
3 2 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 121 (73.33%) WAN
2 49 (29.70%) Firewall
2 49 (29.70%) VPN
3 46 (27.88%) Wi-Fi
4 32 (19.39%) VoIP
5 24 (14.55%) MPLS
6 19 (11.52%) DHCP
6 19 (11.52%) DNS
7 15 (9.09%) Wireless
8 14 (8.48%) 3G
8 14 (8.48%) 4G
8 14 (8.48%) Network Security
9 13 (7.88%) 5G
9 13 (7.88%) Bluetooth
9 13 (7.88%) RFID
9 13 (7.88%) ZigBee
9 13 (7.88%) Z-Wave
10 12 (7.27%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (6.67%) VLAN
11 11 (6.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.88%) Big Data
2 4 (2.42%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (15.15%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.67%) Retail
3 8 (4.85%) Finance
4 3 (1.82%) Automotive
5 2 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.61%) Banking
6 1 (0.61%) French Language
6 1 (0.61%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 58 (35.15%) Architect
2 37 (22.42%) Network Engineer
3 22 (13.33%) Network Architect
4 16 (9.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 15 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 15 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 12 (7.27%) Project Manager
7 11 (6.67%) Network Manager
8 8 (4.85%) Administrator
8 8 (4.85%) Analyst
9 6 (3.64%) Consultant
9 6 (3.64%) Network Project Manager
10 5 (3.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) IoT Architect
10 5 (3.03%) Lead Architect
10 5 (3.03%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (2.42%) ITIL Service Design Manager
11 4 (2.42%) LAN Engineer
11 4 (2.42%) Service Design Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.67%) REST
2 4 (2.42%) 802.1X
2 4 (2.42%) LAMP
3 1 (0.61%) Flash
3 1 (0.61%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.76%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.06%) PKI
4 7 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (1.82%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.82%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (1.82%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.21%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.21%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (1.21%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.21%) FMCG
6 2 (1.21%) NHS
6 2 (1.21%) PMI
6 2 (1.21%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.21%) User Experience
7 1 (0.61%) CMDB
7 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (21.82%) Windows
2 15 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 12 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (4.85%) Linux
5 8 (4.85%) Unix
6 4 (2.42%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.42%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.21%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.61%) AIX
8 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.61%) Solaris
8 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.03%) Presales
2 29 (17.58%) Customer Requirements
3 20 (12.12%) ITIL
4 18 (10.91%) ERP
5 12 (7.27%) Analytics
5 12 (7.27%) Data Security
6 11 (6.67%) Service Management
6 11 (6.67%) Test Strategy
7 10 (6.06%) Project Management
8 9 (5.45%) Load Balancing
8 9 (5.45%) PRINCE2
8 9 (5.45%) Security Management
9 8 (4.85%) Customer Engagement
9 8 (4.85%) Line Management
9 8 (4.85%) Network Management
10 7 (4.24%) Network Design
10 7 (4.24%) Risk Management
10 7 (4.24%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.64%) Network Optimisation
11 6 (3.64%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.64%) SQL
2 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (15.76%) Security Cleared
3 20 (12.12%) CCNP
4 17 (10.30%) CCIE
4 17 (10.30%) SC Cleared
5 14 (8.48%) CCNA
6 8 (4.85%) PMP
7 4 (2.42%) Degree
7 4 (2.42%) JNCIA
7 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.82%) MCP
8 3 (1.82%) MCSE
8 3 (1.82%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.21%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.21%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.61%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.24%) SLA
2 5 (3.03%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 30 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.42%) iptables
3 4 (2.42%) Postfix
3 4 (2.42%) Samba
3 4 (2.42%) Squid
4 3 (1.82%) Firmware
4 3 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.82%) XenApp
5 2 (1.21%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.21%) vSphere
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (3.03%) Cisco UCCX
2 4 (2.42%) Nessus
2 4 (2.42%) Nmap
2 4 (2.42%) SCCM
3 2 (1.21%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (1.21%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.61%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.61%) SCOM
4 1 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 73 (44.24%) Cisco
2 25 (15.15%) Juniper
3 23 (13.94%) VMware
4 14 (8.48%) Citrix
5 13 (7.88%) Sigfox
6 9 (5.45%) Microsoft
7 7 (4.24%) HP
7 7 (4.24%) Mitel
8 6 (3.64%) Fortinet
8 6 (3.64%) SolarWinds
9 4 (2.42%) Brocade
9 4 (2.42%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.42%) NEC
9 4 (2.42%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.42%) Sophos
10 3 (1.82%) BT
10 3 (1.82%) Capita
10 3 (1.82%) EMC
10 3 (1.82%) IBM
10 3 (1.82%) TOWER Software