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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 30 38 22
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -16
Contract jobs citing LAN 4 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.57% 2.77% 3.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 21.74% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 2
Average daily rate
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£293 £175 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.14% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £170 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £369 £242
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £299
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +40.62%
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
18 46 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.06% 12.74% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 31 11
Average daily rate £275 £365 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.65% +46.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £10.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +157.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 20 April 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 10 (76.92%) WAN
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 6 (46.15%) Wireless
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
3 5 (38.46%) SAN
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
5 3 (23.08%) NAS
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (23.08%) SaaS
5 3 (23.08%) Network Security
5 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (23.08%) Lync
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Intune
5 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) CRM
5 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
5 3 (23.08%) MPLS
5 3 (23.08%) Active Directory

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (23.08%) Lync
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (23.08%) SaaS
2 1 (7.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) WAN
2 6 (46.15%) Wireless
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (38.46%) SAN
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
4 3 (23.08%) MPLS
4 3 (23.08%) Network Security
4 3 (23.08%) NAS
4 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
5 1 (7.69%) VLAN
5 1 (7.69%) LLU
5 1 (7.69%) Softswitch
5 1 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) DNS
5 1 (7.69%) ADSL
5 1 (7.69%) ISDN
5 1 (7.69%) VoIP
5 1 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Support
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Design Authority
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) CRM
1 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) UML
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) System Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (7.69%) MCTS
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.69%) XenApp
4 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Juniper
3 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) LANDesk
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya