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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 41 56 65
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +9
Contract jobs citing LAN 18 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.17% 2.06% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.06% 16.98% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 5
Median daily rate £375 £413 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +65.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £475 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% +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
128 106 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 22.54% 12.13% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 75 50
Median daily rate £375 £355 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+38.21% +7.62%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
(Click see detailed
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 +15 13 £350 -11.11% 2
West Wales +10 4 £583 +22.63%
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 28 (82.35%) WAN
2 19 (55.88%) Cisco
3 16 (47.06%) Windows
4 13 (38.24%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (29.41%) Firewall
5 10 (29.41%) Wireless
6 9 (26.47%) CCNP
6 9 (26.47%) Data Centre
7 8 (23.53%) Windows Server
7 8 (23.53%) CCNA
7 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
7 8 (23.53%) Migration
8 7 (20.59%) Linux
8 7 (20.59%) VPN
9 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
9 6 (17.65%) F5
10 5 (14.71%) VMware
10 5 (14.71%) SAN
10 5 (14.71%) CheckPoint
10 5 (14.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (14.71%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
11 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
11 4 (11.76%) Citrix
11 4 (11.76%) SLA
11 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
11 4 (11.76%) ITIL
11 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (11.76%) Cisco ASA

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 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (82.35%) WAN
2 10 (29.41%) Firewall
2 10 (29.41%) Wireless
3 7 (20.59%) VPN
4 5 (14.71%) SAN
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
6 3 (8.82%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (8.82%) Internet
6 3 (8.82%) Unified Communications
6 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (5.88%) BGP
7 2 (5.88%) DHCP
7 2 (5.88%) DNS
7 2 (5.88%) EIGRP
7 2 (5.88%) Ethernet
7 2 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (5.88%) HTTP
7 2 (5.88%) SSL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) HP UFT
1 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Front Office
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Data Centre Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Test Data Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Network Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Deskside Support
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) IT Support
6 2 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) LAN Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.88%) PKI
2 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.94%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) CMDB
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 7 (20.59%) Linux
4 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.88%) Unix
6 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Migration
2 5 (14.71%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (14.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (11.76%) ITIL
3 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.82%) SDLC
4 3 (8.82%) Service Management
4 3 (8.82%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.88%) Change Control
5 2 (5.88%) DevOps
5 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.88%) Functional Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.88%) Office Automation
5 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.88%) Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (5.88%) Project Management
5 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.88%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (26.47%) CCNP
3 8 (23.53%) CCNA
4 3 (8.82%) CCIE
4 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) CCDP
5 2 (5.88%) ISEB
5 2 (5.88%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.94%) APMP
6 1 (2.94%) CCIP
6 1 (2.94%) CISSP
6 1 (2.94%) Degree
6 1 (2.94%) MCSE
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.82%) vSphere
4 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.94%) NFS
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Ansible
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Cisco
2 6 (17.65%) F5
3 5 (14.71%) CheckPoint
3 5 (14.71%) VMware
4 4 (11.76%) Citrix
4 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.88%) Aruba
5 2 (5.88%) CA
5 2 (5.88%) Google
5 2 (5.88%) Juniper
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.88%) PlateSpin
6 1 (2.94%) 3Com
6 1 (2.94%) Altiris
6 1 (2.94%) BT
6 1 (2.94%) Meraki
6 1 (2.94%) Mitel
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (2.94%) Nokia
6 1 (2.94%) Palo Alto