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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 30 44 44
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs citing LAN 8 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.77% 1.31% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.60% 9.62% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £350 £356 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +119.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £185
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% +5.71%
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
43 52 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.88% 13.58% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 40 31
Median daily rate £375 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £185 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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
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 29 July 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 16 (84.21%) WAN
2 9 (47.37%) Windows
3 8 (42.11%) Cisco
3 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (31.58%) Migration
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
6 5 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (26.32%) SAN
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
7 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
7 4 (21.05%) Firewall
7 4 (21.05%) VMware
7 4 (21.05%) ITIL
7 4 (21.05%) CCNP
7 4 (21.05%) CCNA
7 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
7 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
7 4 (21.05%) F5
7 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
8 3 (15.79%) vSphere
8 3 (15.79%) SDLC
8 3 (15.79%) SLA
8 3 (15.79%) Wireless
8 3 (15.79%) Service Management
8 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
8 3 (15.79%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) WAN
2 5 (26.32%) SAN
3 4 (21.05%) Firewall
4 3 (15.79%) Wireless
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (10.53%) DHCP
5 2 (10.53%) DNS
5 2 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (10.53%) HTTP
5 2 (10.53%) SSL
5 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.53%) VLAN
5 2 (10.53%) VPN
6 1 (5.26%) Broadband
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (5.26%) HSRP
6 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
6 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
6 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) HP UFT
1 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Analyst
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre Analyst
1 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
1 5 (26.32%) Test Data Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support
4 2 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server
3 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Unix
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Migration
2 5 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (26.32%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) SDLC
4 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.79%) Service Management
4 3 (15.79%) Test Strategy
5 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
5 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
5 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
5 2 (10.53%) Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (10.53%) Project Management
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.53%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.26%) Network Design
6 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
6 1 (5.26%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCNA
2 4 (21.05%) CCNP
3 2 (10.53%) CCDP
3 2 (10.53%) ISEB
3 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) APMP
4 1 (5.26%) CCIE
4 1 (5.26%) CCIP
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) MCSE
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.26%) PMI Certification
4 1 (5.26%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.26%) NFS
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) F5
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) CA
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) PlateSpin
5 1 (5.26%) Altiris
5 1 (5.26%) Avaya
5 1 (5.26%) BT
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec