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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 36 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing LAN 9 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.71% 3.97% 3.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 40.00% 31.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 7
Average daily rate
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£305 £410 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.60% +82.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £471 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.86% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
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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
54 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 16.27% 9.92% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 14 18
Average daily rate £375 £400 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +48.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £305 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £435 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014, 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 10 (83.33%) WAN
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) SAN
3 5 (41.67%) MPLS
3 5 (41.67%) Lync
4 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) CRM
5 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) Juniper
5 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (25.00%) Wireless
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) IP Telephony
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (25.00%) Network Security

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (41.67%) Lync
2 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (8.33%) IIS
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) WAN
2 5 (41.67%) SAN
2 5 (41.67%) MPLS
3 3 (25.00%) Network Security
3 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (25.00%) NAS
3 3 (25.00%) Wireless
3 3 (25.00%) IP Telephony
4 2 (16.67%) LLU
4 2 (16.67%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) DSL
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) ADSL
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (8.33%) Firewall
5 1 (8.33%) PABX
5 1 (8.33%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Support
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Design Authority
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) CRM
1 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) UML
2 2 (16.67%) System Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (25.00%) XenApp
2 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) Juniper
2 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
3 1 (8.33%) NetApp
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Intel