The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 54 46 36
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs citing LAN 17 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.04% 2.12% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.83% 13.41% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 5
Average daily rate £313 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £216 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £430 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.26% +8.04%
LAN
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 South Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
101 82 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.04% 15.77% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 60 23
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £202 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the South Wales region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the South Wales region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

LAN
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -5 12 £325 - 5
Newport -4 2 £295 - 1
LAN
Wales

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 28 (80.00%) WAN
2 19 (54.29%) Cisco
3 15 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (37.14%) CCNP
5 10 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 10 (28.57%) Firewall
5 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 9 (25.71%) Windows
7 8 (22.86%) CCNA
7 8 (22.86%) VPN
8 7 (20.00%) Network Security
8 7 (20.00%) F5
9 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
9 6 (17.14%) Wireless
9 6 (17.14%) VoIP
10 5 (14.29%) Juniper
10 5 (14.29%) Citrix
10 5 (14.29%) Migration
10 5 (14.29%) VLAN
10 5 (14.29%) NetScaler
11 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
11 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
11 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (11.43%) VMware
11 4 (11.43%) DMZ
11 4 (11.43%) WLAN
11 4 (11.43%) MS Office
11 4 (11.43%) ITIL

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Project
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (80.00%) WAN
2 10 (28.57%) Firewall
3 8 (22.86%) VPN
4 7 (20.00%) Network Security
5 6 (17.14%) VoIP
5 6 (17.14%) Wireless
6 5 (14.29%) NetScaler
6 5 (14.29%) VLAN
7 4 (11.43%) DMZ
7 4 (11.43%) WLAN
8 3 (8.57%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (8.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (8.57%) Internet
8 3 (8.57%) SAN
9 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (5.71%) DNS
9 2 (5.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (5.71%) HTTP
9 2 (5.71%) MPLS
9 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) HP UFT
1 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Design Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Network Architect
4 2 (5.71%) Network Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Network Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) PKI
4 1 (2.86%) CCTV
4 1 (2.86%) CESG
4 1 (2.86%) PMI
4 1 (2.86%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
2 4 (11.43%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.57%) Linux
3 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.71%) Unix
5 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
2 5 (14.29%) Migration
3 4 (11.43%) ITIL
3 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (8.57%) Network Design
5 2 (5.71%) Functional Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (5.71%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.71%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (5.71%) SDLC
5 2 (5.71%) Service Management
5 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.86%) People Management
6 1 (2.86%) Project Management
6 1 (2.86%) Security Management
6 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.86%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (37.14%) CCNP
3 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 8 (22.86%) CCNA
5 4 (11.43%) CCIE
6 2 (5.71%) CCDP
6 2 (5.71%) Degree
6 2 (5.71%) ISEB
6 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.86%) CAPM
7 1 (2.86%) HNC
7 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.86%) PgMP
7 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.86%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) PMBOK
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) Cisco
2 10 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 7 (20.00%) F5
4 5 (14.29%) Citrix
4 5 (14.29%) Juniper
5 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
5 4 (11.43%) VMware
6 3 (8.57%) Avaya
6 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.71%) HP
7 2 (5.71%) Nortel
7 2 (5.71%) Radware
7 2 (5.71%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.86%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.86%) CA
8 1 (2.86%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.86%) Nokia
8 1 (2.86%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.86%) PlateSpin
8 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
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