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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 39 42 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing LAN 9 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.98% 2.00% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.45% 17.46% 19.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
Average daily rate
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£293 £178 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.78% +29.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £170 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £246 £226
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £284
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +14.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £22.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +45.16%
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
44 63 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 9.69% 11.45% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 38 21
Average daily rate £300 £338 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +29.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £34.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.00% -3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
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 31 March 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 +7 6 £275 +57.14%
Newport 0 2 - - 1
Bridgend - - - -
LAN
Wales

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 19 (76.00%) WAN
2 17 (68.00%) Cisco
3 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (36.00%) Firewall
5 8 (32.00%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (28.00%) Juniper
6 7 (28.00%) Windows
7 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (24.00%) SAN
7 6 (24.00%) Wireless
8 5 (20.00%) Lync
8 5 (20.00%) CheckPoint
8 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 5 (20.00%) CCNP
9 4 (16.00%) CCNA
9 4 (16.00%) DNS
9 4 (16.00%) SQL
9 4 (16.00%) MS Office
9 4 (16.00%) ITIL
9 4 (16.00%) MPLS
9 4 (16.00%) McAfee
9 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
9 4 (16.00%) Network Security
9 4 (16.00%) VMware
9 4 (16.00%) Blue Coat
9 4 (16.00%) Network Design
10 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (12.00%) IP Telephony

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 5 (20.00%) Lync
2 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (12.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (76.00%) WAN
2 9 (36.00%) Firewall
3 8 (32.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (24.00%) SAN
4 6 (24.00%) Wireless
5 4 (16.00%) MPLS
5 4 (16.00%) DNS
5 4 (16.00%) Network Security
6 3 (12.00%) Internet
6 3 (12.00%) LLU
6 3 (12.00%) NAS
6 3 (12.00%) ADSL
6 3 (12.00%) IP Telephony
7 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (8.00%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (4.00%) Softswitch
8 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (4.00%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (4.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (4.00%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (8.00%) CESG
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) ITIL
1 4 (16.00%) Network Design
2 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (12.00%) Migration
2 3 (12.00%) CRM
3 2 (8.00%) Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.00%) UML
3 2 (8.00%) System Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.00%) Network Management
4 1 (4.00%) Change Control
4 1 (4.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (20.00%) CCNP
5 4 (16.00%) CCNA
6 2 (8.00%) HNC
6 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (4.00%) CCSE
7 1 (4.00%) JNCIS
7 1 (4.00%) MCTS
7 1 (4.00%) MCSE
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) XenApp
3 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Windows Intune
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Cisco
2 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (28.00%) Juniper
4 5 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (16.00%) VMware
5 4 (16.00%) Blue Coat
5 4 (16.00%) McAfee
6 2 (8.00%) Riverbed
6 2 (8.00%) HP
6 2 (8.00%) Citrix
6 2 (8.00%) F5
7 1 (4.00%) Lumension
7 1 (4.00%) Avaya
7 1 (4.00%) Remedy
7 1 (4.00%) BMC
7 1 (4.00%) NetApp
7 1 (4.00%) Aruba
7 1 (4.00%) Websense
7 1 (4.00%) BT
7 1 (4.00%) LANDesk