The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 64 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Contract jobs citing LAN 11 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.41% 2.19% 2.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.58% 16.67% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
Average daily rate
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£250 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £109 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £498 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £15.79 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £17.29 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+9.68% -3.94%
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
81 72 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.40% 13.16% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 49 34
Average daily rate £389 £275 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.36% -22.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £216 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.58 £29.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -47.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 18 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Wales region over the 3 months to 18 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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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
South Wales -18 9 £250 - 3
West Wales - 1 £425 -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 13 (68.42%) WAN
2 10 (52.63%) Windows
3 9 (47.37%) Cisco
4 7 (36.84%) Juniper
5 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
5 6 (31.58%) Wireless
5 6 (31.58%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
6 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (21.05%) Firewall
7 4 (21.05%) Citrix
7 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
7 4 (21.05%) WAAS
7 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (21.05%) F5
7 4 (21.05%) Riverbed
7 4 (21.05%) VMware
7 4 (21.05%) Brocade
8 3 (15.79%) assyst
8 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
8 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
8 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
8 3 (15.79%) VPN
8 3 (15.79%) HP
8 3 (15.79%) MS Office
8 3 (15.79%) MPLS
9 2 (10.53%) OSPF
9 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (21.05%) MS Exchange
1 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) nginx
3 1 (5.26%) Confluence
3 1 (5.26%) Lync
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (5.26%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) WAN
2 6 (31.58%) Wireless
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (21.05%) Firewall
3 4 (21.05%) WAAS
4 3 (15.79%) MPLS
4 3 (15.79%) VPN
5 2 (10.53%) DNS
5 2 (10.53%) SAN
5 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.53%) ATM
5 2 (10.53%) VoIP
5 2 (10.53%) WLAN
5 2 (10.53%) OSPF
5 2 (10.53%) BGP
5 2 (10.53%) Frame Relay
5 2 (10.53%) WEP
5 2 (10.53%) WPA
5 2 (10.53%) WPA2
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.26%) Cognos Impromptu
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Hudson
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Network Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
2 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
4 2 (10.53%) Data Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Technician
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
1 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.26%) Debian
4 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.26%) CentOS
4 1 (5.26%) AIX
4 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Load Balancing
2 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (5.26%) DevOps
2 1 (5.26%) Line Management
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
2 1 (5.26%) Project Management
2 1 (5.26%) Change Management
2 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
1 1 (5.26%) PHP
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
1 1 (5.26%) Ruby
1 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) CCIE
2 2 (10.53%) CCNP
2 2 (10.53%) CCDP
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.26%) Samba
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) Postfix
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
3 1 (5.26%) XenServer
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) ZABBIX
2 1 (5.26%) Puppet
2 1 (5.26%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (5.26%) ARCserve
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco
2 7 (36.84%) Juniper
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) Citrix
4 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) Brocade
4 4 (21.05%) Riverbed
4 4 (21.05%) F5
5 3 (15.79%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) Intel
6 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
6 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
6 2 (10.53%) Aruba
7 1 (5.26%) Lumension
7 1 (5.26%) Sophos
7 1 (5.26%) Cognos
7 1 (5.26%) Veeam
7 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.26%) BMC
7 1 (5.26%) CA
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