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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 49 41 37
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs citing LAN 16 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.30% 1.80% 2.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.84% 20.45% 25.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 9
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£400 £380 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +80.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £337 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £475 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+13.45% +21.21%
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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
101 44 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 14.51% 8.82% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 26 27
Average daily rate £375 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +55.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £263 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £14.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £15.00 £11.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £137.50 £16.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 2015.

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 27 January 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
South Wales -4 13 £348 -8.55% 4
North Wales - - - -
LAN
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LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 26 (83.87%) WAN
2 24 (77.42%) Cisco
3 12 (38.71%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (35.48%) Juniper
5 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
6 9 (29.03%) CCNP
6 9 (29.03%) Firewall
6 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
7 8 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (25.81%) Wireless
8 7 (22.58%) CheckPoint
8 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
9 6 (19.35%) Lync
9 6 (19.35%) F5
9 6 (19.35%) CCNA
9 6 (19.35%) Windows
10 5 (16.13%) MPLS
10 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
10 5 (16.13%) Riverbed
10 5 (16.13%) Network Design
11 4 (12.90%) Brocade
11 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
11 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
11 4 (12.90%) Network Security
11 4 (12.90%) WAAS
11 4 (12.90%) SQL
11 4 (12.90%) MS Office
11 4 (12.90%) ITIL
11 4 (12.90%) SAN
11 4 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 (19.35%) Lync
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.23%) IIS
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) SaaS
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (83.87%) WAN
2 9 (29.03%) Firewall
3 8 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (25.81%) Wireless
4 5 (16.13%) MPLS
5 4 (12.90%) Network Security
5 4 (12.90%) WAAS
5 4 (12.90%) SAN
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (9.68%) WLAN
6 3 (9.68%) DNS
6 3 (9.68%) ADSL
6 3 (9.68%) Internet
6 3 (9.68%) NAS
6 3 (9.68%) LLU
6 3 (9.68%) IP Telephony
7 2 (6.45%) WEP
7 2 (6.45%) WPA
7 2 (6.45%) WPA2
7 2 (6.45%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Network Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Consultant
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Test Manager
4 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Security Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Data Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Network Design
2 4 (12.90%) ITIL
3 3 (9.68%) CRM
3 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.45%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) System Testing
4 2 (6.45%) UML
4 2 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) ITSM
5 1 (3.23%) Service Management
5 1 (3.23%) Network Management
5 1 (3.23%) Change Control
5 1 (3.23%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (29.03%) CCNP
2 9 (29.03%) Security Cleared
3 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
4 6 (19.35%) CCNA
5 2 (6.45%) CCDP
5 2 (6.45%) CCIE
6 1 (3.23%) HNC
6 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.23%) CCSE
6 1 (3.23%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
2 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) XenApp
3 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) Cisco
2 11 (35.48%) Juniper
3 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
4 7 (22.58%) CheckPoint
5 6 (19.35%) F5
6 5 (16.13%) Riverbed
7 4 (12.90%) Brocade
8 3 (9.68%) Citrix
8 3 (9.68%) McAfee
8 3 (9.68%) Aruba
8 3 (9.68%) Blue Coat
9 2 (6.45%) VMware
10 1 (3.23%) HP
10 1 (3.23%) BMC
10 1 (3.23%) NetApp
10 1 (3.23%) Websense
10 1 (3.23%) Remedy
10 1 (3.23%) BT
10 1 (3.23%) Lumension
10 1 (3.23%) LANDesk
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
South Wales
Computer Futures
Rate: £270 - £370 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £175 - £230 per day
Posted: 14 days ago