The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 46 34 40
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing LAN 8 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.52% 1.12% 2.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.59% 20.00% 24.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
Median daily rate £375 £293 £178
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +64.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £279 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £307 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £18.52
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +26.92%
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
29 15 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.15% 5.60% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 29
Median daily rate £350 £275 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -24.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 2016.

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 6 May 2016, 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for LAN.

1 18 (90.00%) WAN
2 12 (60.00%) Cisco
3 11 (55.00%) Windows
4 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (40.00%) Migration
6 7 (35.00%) CCNP
7 6 (30.00%) VPN
7 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (25.00%) Wireless
8 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
8 5 (25.00%) ITIL
8 5 (25.00%) CCNA
8 5 (25.00%) SAN
9 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
9 4 (20.00%) Citrix
9 4 (20.00%) Linux
9 4 (20.00%) VMware
9 4 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (20.00%) F5
9 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (15.00%) SDLC
10 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
10 3 (15.00%) VLAN
10 3 (15.00%) Service Management
10 3 (15.00%) Firewall
10 3 (15.00%) DNS
10 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) WAN
2 6 (30.00%) VPN
3 5 (25.00%) SAN
3 5 (25.00%) Wireless
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (15.00%) DNS
5 3 (15.00%) Firewall
5 3 (15.00%) Internet
5 3 (15.00%) VLAN
6 2 (10.00%) DHCP
6 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (10.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (10.00%) HTTP
6 2 (10.00%) MPLS
6 2 (10.00%) Network Security
6 2 (10.00%) SSL
6 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (10.00%) VoIP
6 2 (10.00%) WLAN
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Data Centre Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Test Data Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) IT Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support
5 2 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Network Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.00%) Unix
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Migration
2 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (15.00%) SDLC
3 3 (15.00%) Service Management
3 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (10.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (10.00%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) Network Design
5 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.00%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (35.00%) CCNP
3 5 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) CCDP
4 2 (10.00%) ISEB
4 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.00%) CCIE
5 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix
2 4 (20.00%) F5
2 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.00%) CA
4 2 (10.00%) PlateSpin
5 1 (5.00%) Avaya
5 1 (5.00%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.00%) Polycom
5 1 (5.00%) Riverbed
5 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds