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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 54 60 31
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -29
Contract jobs citing LAN 11 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.81% 0.94% 3.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.10% 8.22% 16.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Average daily rate
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£394 £190 £174
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+107.23% +9.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £146 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £238 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
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
78 73 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.83% 11.50% 21.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 44 42
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015. 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
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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 -3 5 £356 +119.23% 2
Newport +4 2 £450 +80.00% 1
LAN
Wales

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 14 (87.50%) WAN
2 13 (81.25%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (37.50%) CCNP
4 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) McAfee
5 5 (31.25%) Blue Coat
5 5 (31.25%) Network Design
6 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 4 (25.00%) Firewall
6 4 (25.00%) Wireless
6 4 (25.00%) CCNA
6 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (25.00%) CCIE
6 4 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) SLA
6 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) Windows
7 3 (18.75%) CCDP
7 3 (18.75%) CCIP
8 2 (12.50%) Migration
8 2 (12.50%) VMware
8 2 (12.50%) Project Management
8 2 (12.50%) Avaya
8 2 (12.50%) DHCP
8 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 2 (12.50%) VoIP
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) WAN
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) ISDN
4 1 (6.25%) OSPF
4 1 (6.25%) BGP
4 1 (6.25%) Softswitch
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (6.25%) VLAN
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Design Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Support
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) CESG
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Network Design
2 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Logistics
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) CCNP
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) CCIE
3 4 (25.00%) CCNA
3 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) CCDP
4 3 (18.75%) CCIP
5 1 (6.25%) HNC
5 1 (6.25%) MCSE
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (6.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 5 (31.25%) McAfee
3 5 (31.25%) Blue Coat
4 2 (12.50%) Avaya
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Nortel
5 1 (6.25%) Websense
5 1 (6.25%) BT
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Riverbed
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Competitive/Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 18 days ago