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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 52 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs citing LAN 11 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.53% 2.13% 2.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.42% 20.00% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 4
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£293 £188 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £170 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £316 £226
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £23.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.25% +51.61%
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
67 70 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.29% 10.67% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 43 24
Average daily rate £275 £338 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +26.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £25.00 £29.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
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 March 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 -1 9 £293 +64.78% 1
West Wales -6 1 - -
North Wales - 1 - - 1
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 25 (75.76%) WAN
2 24 (72.73%) Cisco
3 13 (39.39%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 11 (33.33%) Firewall
5 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 10 (30.30%) CCNP
6 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
7 8 (24.24%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (24.24%) CCNA
7 8 (24.24%) Windows
8 7 (21.21%) Juniper
8 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
9 6 (18.18%) SAN
9 6 (18.18%) Wireless
9 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
9 6 (18.18%) Network Design
10 5 (15.15%) Lync
10 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
11 4 (12.12%) WLAN
11 4 (12.12%) DNS
11 4 (12.12%) SQL
11 4 (12.12%) MS Office
11 4 (12.12%) ITIL
11 4 (12.12%) McAfee
11 4 (12.12%) MPLS
11 4 (12.12%) Network Security
11 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
11 4 (12.12%) VMware
11 4 (12.12%) Blue Coat

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (15.15%) Lync
2 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Office
2 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (75.76%) WAN
2 11 (33.33%) Firewall
3 8 (24.24%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (18.18%) Wireless
4 6 (18.18%) SAN
5 4 (12.12%) WLAN
5 4 (12.12%) MPLS
5 4 (12.12%) DNS
5 4 (12.12%) Network Security
6 3 (9.09%) LLU
6 3 (9.09%) NAS
6 3 (9.09%) IP Telephony
6 3 (9.09%) Internet
6 3 (9.09%) ADSL
7 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.06%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (3.03%) Softswitch
8 1 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (3.03%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Design Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Security Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Installations Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Designer
7 1 (3.03%) Technical Design Authority
7 1 (3.03%) VMware Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Wintel Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
1 2 (6.06%) CESG
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Linux
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Network Design
2 4 (12.12%) ITIL
3 3 (9.09%) Migration
3 3 (9.09%) CRM
3 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (6.06%) System Testing
4 2 (6.06%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.06%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.06%) Project Management
4 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.06%) TOGAF
4 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.06%) UML
5 1 (3.03%) Service Management
5 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.03%) ITSM
5 1 (3.03%) Network Management
5 1 (3.03%) Change Control
5 1 (3.03%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 10 (30.30%) SC Cleared
3 10 (30.30%) CCNP
4 8 (24.24%) CCNA
5 2 (6.06%) HNC
5 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.03%) CCSE
6 1 (3.03%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.03%) MCTS
6 1 (3.03%) MCSE
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.06%) XenApp
3 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Windows Intune
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (72.73%) Cisco
2 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.21%) Juniper
3 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
4 4 (12.12%) VMware
4 4 (12.12%) Blue Coat
4 4 (12.12%) McAfee
5 2 (6.06%) Riverbed
5 2 (6.06%) HP
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix
5 2 (6.06%) F5
6 1 (3.03%) Lumension
6 1 (3.03%) Avaya
6 1 (3.03%) Remedy
6 1 (3.03%) BMC
6 1 (3.03%) NetApp
6 1 (3.03%) Aruba
6 1 (3.03%) Websense
6 1 (3.03%) BT
6 1 (3.03%) LANDesk