The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South Wales region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 44 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing LAN 16 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.81% 3.05% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.92% 22.22% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Average daily rate £180 £138 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.90% -53.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £105 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £226 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £322 £315 £311
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £16.00 £20.13
% change year-on-year
+25.37% -20.49%
Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
73 45 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.81% 13.72% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 23 35
Average daily rate £365 £260 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.38% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £10.69 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £20.08 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
LAN
Wales

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -15 10 £175 -16.66% 2
Newport -9 6 £195 +85.71%
Bridgend - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
LAN
Wales

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 18 (72.00%) WAN
2 17 (68.00%) Cisco
3 12 (48.00%) Windows
4 10 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 9 (36.00%) CCNP
5 9 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (32.00%) Firewall
6 8 (32.00%) Wireless
7 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
7 7 (28.00%) Windows XP
7 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (28.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (24.00%) VoIP
8 6 (24.00%) VPN
8 6 (24.00%) DNS
8 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
9 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (20.00%) MPLS
9 5 (20.00%) VMware
9 5 (20.00%) CCNA
9 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
10 4 (16.00%) Juniper
10 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
10 4 (16.00%) BIG-IP
10 4 (16.00%) assyst
11 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2003

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 3 (12.00%) IBM Notes
1 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (72.00%) WAN
2 8 (32.00%) Firewall
2 8 (32.00%) Wireless
3 7 (28.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (24.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (24.00%) VoIP
4 6 (24.00%) VPN
4 6 (24.00%) DNS
5 5 (20.00%) MPLS
6 4 (16.00%) BIG-IP
7 3 (12.00%) OSPF
7 3 (12.00%) BGP
7 3 (12.00%) Unified Communications
7 3 (12.00%) SAN
7 3 (12.00%) WLAN
7 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (8.00%) NetScaler
8 2 (8.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (8.00%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (8.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (12.00%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (24.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Deskside Support
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Design Authority
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (12.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) AIX
5 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (4.00%) Network Design
3 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) CCNP
1 9 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (4.00%) CCDP
5 1 (4.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) ARCserve
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) SCOM
3 1 (4.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Cisco
2 10 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (20.00%) VMware
4 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.00%) Juniper
5 3 (12.00%) Cognos
5 3 (12.00%) Lotus
5 3 (12.00%) HP
5 3 (12.00%) Intel
5 3 (12.00%) Sophos
5 3 (12.00%) Lumension
6 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (8.00%) BT
6 2 (8.00%) Citrix
6 2 (8.00%) Avaya
7 1 (4.00%) BMC
7 1 (4.00%) CA
7 1 (4.00%) Blue Coat