Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 38 64
Rank change year-on-year -4 +26 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 15 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.50% 2.87% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.31% 23.19% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 13
Cardiff median daily rate £290 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.77% -10.34% +25.00%
10th Percentile £120 £191 £223
90th Percentile £336 £426 £485
South Wales median daily rate £300 £375 £367
% change year-on-year -20.00% +2.32% +20.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - £13.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year - -21.74% +7.81%

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 98 69 155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 16.36% 12.39% 17.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 54 130
Cardiff median daily rate £300 £375 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +16.28% -19.38%
10th Percentile £137 £191 £211
90th Percentile £450 £506 £475
South Wales median daily rate £324 £393 £325
% change year-on-year -17.52% +20.77% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Cardiff median hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -37.50% +14.29%
South Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +100.00% +25.00%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Cardiff

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Cardiff

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Cardiff over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Cardiff

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for LAN.

1 14 (93.33%) WAN
2 11 (73.33%) Windows
3 9 (60.00%) Citrix
4 7 (46.67%) ITIL
5 6 (40.00%) POP3
5 6 (40.00%) SMTP
5 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (40.00%) Service Management
5 6 (40.00%) ITSM
5 6 (40.00%) VMware
5 6 (40.00%) Degree
5 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
6 5 (33.33%) XenApp
6 5 (33.33%) CCAA
6 5 (33.33%) Information Governance
6 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (33.33%) ISEB
6 5 (33.33%) Legal
6 5 (33.33%) CCA
6 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco
7 4 (26.67%) NHS
7 4 (26.67%) NetScaler
7 4 (26.67%) XenServer
7 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
7 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
8 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) WAN
2 6 (40.00%) POP3
2 6 (40.00%) SMTP
2 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (26.67%) NetScaler
4 2 (13.33%) Firewall
5 1 (6.67%) ADSL
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (6.67%) SMS
5 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (6.67%) Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (26.67%) Analyst
1 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (26.67%) NHS
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 6 (40.00%) ITSM
2 6 (40.00%) Service Management
3 5 (33.33%) Information Governance
3 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
5 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity
5 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (6.67%) Active Listening
7 1 (6.67%) Customer-Centricity
7 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
7 1 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) CCA
2 5 (33.33%) CCAA
2 5 (33.33%) ISEB
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) MCITP
3 2 (13.33%) MCSE
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) MCSA
4 1 (6.67%) MCTS
4 1 (6.67%) MOS
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (33.33%) XenApp
3 4 (26.67%) XenServer
4 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Citrix
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) F5
6 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
6 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.67%) McAfee
6 1 (6.67%) SAP
6 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL