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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 55 54 39
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing LAN 13 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.44% 1.02% 2.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.57% 14.29% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 9
Average daily rate £381 £293 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.34% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £279 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £307 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £317
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.75 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +23.37%
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
74 35 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.88% 7.17% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 20 40
Average daily rate £388 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £222 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.25 £34.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.69% +76.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £34.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.88 £34.50 £25.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 -11 11 £388 +32.47% 2
Newport +17 1 £300 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - -
LAN
Wales

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 23 (88.46%) WAN
2 18 (69.23%) Cisco
3 13 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (50.00%) Windows
4 9 (34.62%) CCNA
5 8 (30.77%) CCNP
5 8 (30.77%) VPN
5 8 (30.77%) Migration
5 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
6 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
6 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
6 6 (23.08%) VMware
6 6 (23.08%) Citrix
7 5 (19.23%) SAN
7 5 (19.23%) ITIL
7 5 (19.23%) Firewall
7 5 (19.23%) Wireless
7 5 (19.23%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (15.38%) F5
8 4 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
8 4 (15.38%) Internet
8 4 (15.38%) Linux
9 3 (11.54%) DNS
9 3 (11.54%) HP
9 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) WAN
2 8 (30.77%) VPN
3 5 (19.23%) Firewall
3 5 (19.23%) SAN
3 5 (19.23%) Wireless
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (15.38%) Internet
5 3 (11.54%) DNS
5 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
5 3 (11.54%) VLAN
6 2 (7.69%) DHCP
6 2 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (7.69%) HTTP
6 2 (7.69%) MPLS
6 2 (7.69%) Network Security
6 2 (7.69%) SSL
6 2 (7.69%) Unified Communications
6 2 (7.69%) VoIP
6 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (7.69%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) HP UFT
1 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Data Centre Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Test Data Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) IT Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Network Architect
6 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) CESG
3 1 (3.85%) CMDB
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Statistics
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 4 (15.38%) Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.69%) Unix
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Migration
2 5 (19.23%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (19.23%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (11.54%) Load Balancing
3 3 (11.54%) SDLC
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
3 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
4 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Network Design
4 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.69%) Procure-to-pay
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Test Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.85%) Communications Security
5 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.85%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (34.62%) CCNA
3 8 (30.77%) CCNP
4 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (7.69%) CCDP
5 2 (7.69%) ISEB
5 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.85%) CCIE
6 1 (3.85%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Cisco
2 6 (23.08%) Citrix
2 6 (23.08%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) F5
3 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 3 (11.54%) CheckPoint
4 3 (11.54%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) CA
5 2 (7.69%) PlateSpin
5 2 (7.69%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.85%) 3Com
6 1 (3.85%) Avaya
6 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.85%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (3.85%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.85%) Polycom
6 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds