The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 45 56 63
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Contract jobs citing LAN 14 24 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.30% 2.62% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.28% 19.67% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 6
Median daily rate £375 £450 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +80.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £324 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £485 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £17.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
LAN
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
114 122 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.72% 13.33% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 88 41
Median daily rate £375 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.18 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -30.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Wales region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Wales

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Wales region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

LAN
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 August 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
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +12 11 £363 -19.44% 5
West Wales +4 3 £583 +22.63%
LAN
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LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for LAN.

1 20 (76.92%) WAN
2 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Cisco
2 12 (46.15%) Firewall
3 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (30.77%) CCNP
4 8 (30.77%) Wireless
5 7 (26.92%) VPN
5 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
6 6 (23.08%) F5
7 5 (19.23%) CCNA
7 5 (19.23%) Linux
7 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
7 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
8 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
8 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
8 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
8 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
8 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
8 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
9 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
9 3 (11.54%) CCIE
9 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (11.54%) Project Management
10 2 (7.69%) BGP
10 2 (7.69%) EIGRP
10 2 (7.69%) Six Sigma

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) Mule
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (76.92%) WAN
2 12 (46.15%) Firewall
3 8 (30.77%) Wireless
4 7 (26.92%) VPN
5 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
6 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (7.69%) BGP
7 2 (7.69%) Broadband
7 2 (7.69%) DHCP
7 2 (7.69%) DNS
7 2 (7.69%) EIGRP
7 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
7 2 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (7.69%) HTTP
7 2 (7.69%) Network Security
7 2 (7.69%) SSL
7 2 (7.69%) VLAN
7 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.85%) TACACS
General
1 4 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Deskside Support
4 2 (7.69%) IT Support
4 2 (7.69%) IT Technician
4 2 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) IT Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Juniper Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Support Technician
5 1 (3.85%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Wireless Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) PKI
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Unix
5 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Project Management
2 2 (7.69%) Change Control
2 2 (7.69%) DevOps
2 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
2 2 (7.69%) Office Automation
2 2 (7.69%) PRINCE
2 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 2 (7.69%) Six Sigma
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL
3 1 (3.85%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Network Design
3 1 (3.85%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (3.85%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (30.77%) CCNP
3 5 (19.23%) CCNA
4 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 3 (11.54%) CCIE
6 2 (7.69%) APMP
6 2 (7.69%) CCDP
7 1 (3.85%) CCIP
7 1 (3.85%) CISSP
7 1 (3.85%) Degree
7 1 (3.85%) MCSE
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.85%) NFS
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
3 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Ansible
1 2 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.85%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco
2 6 (23.08%) F5
3 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) Aruba
4 2 (7.69%) Google
4 2 (7.69%) Juniper
4 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) Altiris
5 1 (3.85%) BT
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) Forcepoint
5 1 (3.85%) Meraki
5 1 (3.85%) Mitel
5 1 (3.85%) NetApp
5 1 (3.85%) Nokia
5 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.85%) Symantec
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