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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 51 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 9 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.57% 2.72% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% 18.46% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 3
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£250 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.79 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £17.29 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.68% -3.94%
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
51 65 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.92% 14.74% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 46 28
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £207 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £15.58 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -76.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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
Newport - 5 £250 - 1
Cardiff -16 3 £135 -46.00% 2
Bridgend - 1 - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Gwent - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
LAN
Wales

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 11 (68.75%) WAN
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (37.50%) Juniper
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
4 5 (31.25%) Wireless
5 4 (25.00%) Brocade
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (25.00%) Riverbed
5 4 (25.00%) WAAS
5 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (25.00%) F5
6 3 (18.75%) assyst
6 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
6 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) MS Office
6 3 (18.75%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) Citrix
6 3 (18.75%) Firewall
6 3 (18.75%) VMware
7 2 (12.50%) WEP
7 2 (12.50%) WPA
7 2 (12.50%) Frame Relay
7 2 (12.50%) MPLS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Lync
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) WAN
2 6 (37.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (31.25%) Wireless
4 4 (25.00%) WAAS
5 3 (18.75%) Firewall
6 2 (12.50%) WEP
6 2 (12.50%) WPA
6 2 (12.50%) Frame Relay
6 2 (12.50%) MPLS
6 2 (12.50%) SAN
6 2 (12.50%) ATM
6 2 (12.50%) VoIP
6 2 (12.50%) WLAN
6 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (12.50%) VPN
6 2 (12.50%) DNS
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (12.50%) WPA2
6 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
6 2 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Cognos Impromptu
2 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
General
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Network Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Support
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Data Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Technician
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (31.25%) Windows XP
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.25%) UNIX
5 1 (6.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
2 1 (6.25%) Line Management
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) CCIE
2 2 (12.50%) CCNP
2 2 (12.50%) CCDP
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Terminal Services
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) Juniper
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Brocade
4 4 (25.00%) Riverbed
4 4 (25.00%) F5
5 3 (18.75%) HP
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) VMware
6 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 2 (12.50%) Intel
6 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
6 2 (12.50%) Aruba
7 1 (6.25%) Lumension
7 1 (6.25%) Veeam
7 1 (6.25%) Cognos
7 1 (6.25%) BMC
7 1 (6.25%) CA
7 1 (6.25%) Lotus
7 1 (6.25%) Sophos
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