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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 55 65 50
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -15
Contract jobs citing LAN 15 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.33% 1.17% 2.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.79% 11.54% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 11
Average daily rate £388 £293 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.47% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £279 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £307 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £322
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.75 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +23.37%
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
95 78 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 14.75% 10.17% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 36 46
Average daily rate £400 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £169 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 13 £381 +30.34% 4
West Wales +11 1 £550 -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 25 (86.21%) WAN
2 20 (68.97%) Cisco
3 15 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (44.83%) Windows
5 10 (34.48%) CCNP
5 10 (34.48%) CCNA
6 9 (31.03%) VPN
7 8 (27.59%) Migration
7 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
8 7 (24.14%) Wireless
8 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
9 6 (20.69%) VMware
9 6 (20.69%) Firewall
9 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
9 6 (20.69%) Citrix
9 6 (20.69%) ITIL
10 5 (17.24%) SAN
10 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
10 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
10 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (17.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (13.79%) F5
11 4 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
11 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
11 4 (13.79%) Internet
11 4 (13.79%) Linux
12 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
12 3 (10.34%) DNS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
1 2 (6.90%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.45%) AutoCAD
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 25 (86.21%) WAN
2 9 (31.03%) VPN
3 7 (24.14%) Wireless
4 6 (20.69%) Firewall
5 5 (17.24%) SAN
6 4 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (13.79%) Internet
7 3 (10.34%) DNS
7 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
7 3 (10.34%) VLAN
8 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (6.90%) DHCP
8 2 (6.90%) HTTP
8 2 (6.90%) MPLS
8 2 (6.90%) Network Security
8 2 (6.90%) SSL
8 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
8 2 (6.90%) VoIP
8 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (6.90%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) HP UFT
1 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Data Centre Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Test Data Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) IT Support
6 2 (6.90%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Architect
6 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) PKI
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) CESG
3 1 (3.45%) CMDB
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Statistics
3 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
3 4 (13.79%) Linux
3 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Unix
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Migration
2 6 (20.69%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Load Balancing
4 3 (10.34%) Network Design
4 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.34%) SDLC
4 3 (10.34%) Service Management
4 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.90%) Functional Testing
5 2 (6.90%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (6.90%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
6 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.45%) Communications Security
6 1 (3.45%) Information Security
6 1 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 15 (51.72%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (34.48%) CCNA
2 10 (34.48%) CCNP
3 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) CCDP
4 2 (6.90%) CCIE
4 2 (6.90%) ISEB
4 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.45%) BICSI Certification
5 1 (3.45%) BICSI RCDD
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) HNC
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) Cisco
2 6 (20.69%) Citrix
2 6 (20.69%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
3 4 (13.79%) F5
3 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
4 3 (10.34%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) CA
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.90%) PlateSpin
5 2 (6.90%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.45%) 3Com
6 1 (3.45%) Aruba
6 1 (3.45%) Avaya
6 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.45%) Forcepoint
6 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.45%) Mitel
6 1 (3.45%) Polycom
6 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds