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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 49 31
Rank change year-on-year +17 -18  
Contract jobs citing LAN 7 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.08% 3.54% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.56% 28.57% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 3
Median daily rate £350 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +22.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £260 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £303
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year - +0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year -29.41% -13.26%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 45 49 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 13.39% 12.37% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 36 22
Median daily rate £375 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £238 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 29 March 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 29 March 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 10 (66.67%) WAN
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) Wireless
3 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (46.67%) CCNP
4 7 (46.67%) Firewall
5 5 (33.33%) F5
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 5 (33.33%) CCIP
5 5 (33.33%) SLA
6 4 (26.67%) CCDP
6 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
6 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
7 3 (20.00%) Business Development
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (20.00%) IP Telephony
7 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (20.00%) CCNA
7 3 (20.00%) Genesys
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) C
7 3 (20.00%) MS Office
7 3 (20.00%) ITIL
7 3 (20.00%) Windows
7 3 (20.00%) Project Governance
7 3 (20.00%) Process Improvement
7 3 (20.00%) NICE Systems
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
8 2 (13.33%) Office 365

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 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (66.67%) WAN
2 9 (60.00%) Wireless
3 7 (46.67%) Firewall
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (20.00%) IP Telephony
6 2 (13.33%) ADSL
6 2 (13.33%) NAS
6 2 (13.33%) SAN
7 1 (6.67%) Network Security
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Field Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Data Centre Technician
3 2 (13.33%) Data Technician
3 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Telephony Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (13.33%) iPhone
1 2 (13.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Android
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Load Balancing
1 4 (26.67%) Service Delivery
2 3 (20.00%) Business Development
2 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 3 (20.00%) Project Governance
3 2 (13.33%) Time Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (46.67%) CCNP
3 5 (33.33%) CCIP
4 4 (26.67%) CCDP
5 3 (20.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) Firmware
1 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (13.33%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 5 (33.33%) F5
3 3 (20.00%) Genesys
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) NICE Systems
4 2 (13.33%) Apple
4 2 (13.33%) Dell
4 2 (13.33%) VMware