The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 41 44 35
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -9
Contract jobs citing LAN 7 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.77% 0.81% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.21% 5.77% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Average daily rate
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£363 £163 £246
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+123.07% -34.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £141 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £185 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
LAN
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
53 52 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 13.42% 14.09% 16.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 30 18
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £190 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Cardiff region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Cardiff region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 7 (70.00%) WAN
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (50.00%) CCNP
4 4 (40.00%) SLA
4 4 (40.00%) CCIE
4 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (40.00%) Wireless
5 3 (30.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) VLAN
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 3 (30.00%) CCIP
5 3 (30.00%) CCNA
5 3 (30.00%) CCDP
6 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) HTTP
6 2 (20.00%) UNIX
6 2 (20.00%) VoIP
6 2 (20.00%) SSL
6 2 (20.00%) F5
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (20.00%) PKI
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) Project Management
6 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) Wireless
3 3 (30.00%) VLAN
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (20.00%) HTTP
4 2 (20.00%) VoIP
4 2 (20.00%) SSL
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) OSPF
5 1 (10.00%) BGP
5 1 (10.00%) ISDN
5 1 (10.00%) Softswitch
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Support
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (50.00%) CCNP
3 4 (40.00%) CCIE
4 3 (30.00%) CCIP
4 3 (30.00%) CCNA
4 3 (30.00%) CCDP
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (10.00%) MCTS
5 1 (10.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) BT
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Avaya