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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 37 43 22
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -21
Contract jobs citing LAN 2 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.73% 2.52% 3.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 17.86% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Average daily rate
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£293 £180 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -43.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £170 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £369 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+8.58% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +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
15 56 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.47% 14.11% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 37 14
Average daily rate £275 £370 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.67% +42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £177 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £10.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +157.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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
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 22 May 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 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) WAN
3 6 (60.00%) Wireless
3 6 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) SAN
5 3 (30.00%) Juniper
5 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (30.00%) MPLS
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) CRM
5 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) NAS
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (30.00%) SaaS
5 3 (30.00%) Network Security
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) IP Telephony
5 3 (30.00%) Lync
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Intune
6 2 (20.00%) Migration
6 2 (20.00%) TOGAF

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (30.00%) Lync
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (30.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) Wireless
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 4 (40.00%) SAN
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
4 3 (30.00%) NAS
4 3 (30.00%) Network Security
4 3 (30.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (10.00%) ISDN
5 1 (10.00%) VoIP
5 1 (10.00%) WLAN
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) VLAN
5 1 (10.00%) Softswitch
5 1 (10.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
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%) Cisco Support
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Network Support
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) CRM
1 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) UML
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNA
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) MCTS
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Juniper
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) LANDesk