The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Wales region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 62 39 46
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +7
Contract jobs citing LAN 8 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.06% 2.79% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.41% 14.85% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
Average daily rate
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£250 £174 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.88% -15.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £110 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £339 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.38 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +0.64%
Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
85 101 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.30% 18.81% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 47 39
Average daily rate £383 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.90% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £545 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -11.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
LAN
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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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -23 6 £190 +9.35% 8
North Wales +4 1 £300 - 1
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 19 (70.37%) WAN
3 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
4 9 (33.33%) Cisco
4 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (33.33%) VMware
4 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
5 8 (29.63%) Windows XP
6 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
6 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
7 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 6 (22.22%) VoIP
7 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 6 (22.22%) Wireless
7 6 (22.22%) Firewall
8 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
8 5 (18.52%) assyst
8 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (18.52%) Fat Client
8 5 (18.52%) MS Office
8 5 (18.52%) SAN
8 5 (18.52%) Citrix
8 5 (18.52%) Intel
8 5 (18.52%) Thin Client
8 5 (18.52%) Terminal Services
9 4 (14.81%) CheckPoint
9 4 (14.81%) ARCserve

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (11.11%) IBM Notes
4 2 (7.41%) IIS
5 1 (3.70%) Apache
5 1 (3.70%) MediaWiki
5 1 (3.70%) nginx
5 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) WAN
2 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
3 6 (22.22%) VoIP
3 6 (22.22%) Firewall
3 6 (22.22%) Wireless
4 5 (18.52%) SAN
5 4 (14.81%) OSPF
5 4 (14.81%) BGP
5 4 (14.81%) DNS
5 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (14.81%) NetScaler
5 4 (14.81%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (11.11%) LDAP
6 3 (11.11%) VPN
7 2 (7.41%) WLAN
7 2 (7.41%) POP3
7 2 (7.41%) SMTP
7 2 (7.41%) Internet
7 2 (7.41%) MPLS
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (14.81%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Subversion
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) Hudson
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Technical Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Network Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Deskside Support
4 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Support
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 1 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) IT Technician
6 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.70%) Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Thin Client
1 5 (18.52%) Fat Client
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Wiki
3 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (29.63%) Windows XP
4 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX
5 1 (3.70%) AIX
5 1 (3.70%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) CentOS
5 1 (3.70%) Debian
5 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.41%) Load Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.70%) Information Governance
4 1 (3.70%) DevOps
4 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) Service Management
4 1 (3.70%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.70%) ITSM
4 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) C
1 1 (3.70%) Java
1 1 (3.70%) Perl
1 1 (3.70%) PHP
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
1 1 (3.70%) Ruby
1 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) CCNP
3 2 (7.41%) CCEE
3 2 (7.41%) CCAA
3 2 (7.41%) CCA
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) Terminal Services
3 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.11%) XenServer
5 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (7.41%) XenApp
5 2 (7.41%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.70%) Samba
6 1 (3.70%) Postfix
6 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) ARCserve
2 3 (11.11%) SCCM
3 2 (7.41%) SCOM
3 2 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.70%) ZABBIX
4 1 (3.70%) Puppet
4 1 (3.70%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Cisco
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 9 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (18.52%) Intel
2 5 (18.52%) Citrix
3 4 (14.81%) CheckPoint
3 4 (14.81%) Cognos
4 3 (11.11%) Lumension
4 3 (11.11%) Sophos
4 3 (11.11%) Juniper
4 3 (11.11%) HP
4 3 (11.11%) Lotus
5 2 (7.41%) BT
5 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.70%) Veeam
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.70%) BMC
6 1 (3.70%) CA