Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 44 68
Rank change year-on-year -13 +24 +10
Contract jobs citing LAN 19 49 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.02% 4.34% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 23.56% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 37 25
South Wales median daily rate £300 £375 £367
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +2.32% +20.16%
10th Percentile £131 £255 £265
90th Percentile £335 £460 £483
Wales median daily rate £290 £375 £367
% change year-on-year -22.67% +2.32% +20.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
South Wales median hourly rate - £13.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.74% +7.81%
Wales median hourly rate - £13.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year - -21.74% +8.66%

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 South Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 152 208 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 16.19% 18.42% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 141 177
South Wales median daily rate £324 £393 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.52% +20.77% -13.33%
10th Percentile £150 £206 £217
90th Percentile £450 £506 £475
Wales median daily rate £324 £396 £340
% change year-on-year -18.30% +16.54% -12.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 5
South Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +100.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.43 £12.75 £11.03
90th Percentile £35.69 £77.50 £27.80
Wales median hourly rate £12.86 £28.00 £10.75
% change year-on-year -54.07% +160.47% -32.81%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for LAN in South Wales

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in South Wales

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in South Wales

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in South Wales

LAN
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Wales region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -4 15 £290 -10.77%
Newport +12 1 - -
Blaenau Gwent - 1 - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £310 -
LAN
Wales

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 South Wales region with a requirement for LAN.

1 17 (89.47%) WAN
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 9 (47.37%) Citrix
4 8 (42.11%) ITIL
5 7 (36.84%) Cisco
5 7 (36.84%) Service Management
5 7 (36.84%) Degree
6 6 (31.58%) VMware
6 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
6 6 (31.58%) ITSM
6 6 (31.58%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (31.58%) POP3
6 6 (31.58%) SMTP
6 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
7 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
7 5 (26.32%) CCA
7 5 (26.32%) XenApp
7 5 (26.32%) CCAA
7 5 (26.32%) Information Governance
7 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
7 5 (26.32%) ISEB
7 5 (26.32%) Legal
8 4 (21.05%) Firewall
8 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
8 4 (21.05%) NetScaler
8 4 (21.05%) XenServer
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (21.05%) NHS
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (89.47%) WAN
2 6 (31.58%) POP3
2 6 (31.58%) SMTP
2 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 4 (21.05%) Firewall
3 4 (21.05%) NetScaler
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (10.53%) WLAN
5 1 (5.26%) ADSL
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (5.26%) FCoE
5 1 (5.26%) PBX
5 1 (5.26%) SMS
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Legal
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (21.05%) Analyst
1 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (21.05%) NHS
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) Service Management
3 6 (31.58%) ITSM
4 5 (26.32%) Information Governance
4 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
5 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
6 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
6 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (10.53%) Active Listening
7 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
8 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
8 1 (5.26%) Customer-Centricity
8 1 (5.26%) Internal Audit
8 1 (5.26%) Line Management
8 1 (5.26%) Matrix Organization
8 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
8 1 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 6 (31.58%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (26.32%) CCA
3 5 (26.32%) CCAA
3 5 (26.32%) ISEB
3 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) CCNA
5 2 (10.53%) MCITP
5 2 (10.53%) MCSE
6 1 (5.26%) CCNP
6 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) MCDST
6 1 (5.26%) MCSA
6 1 (5.26%) MCTS
6 1 (5.26%) MOS
6 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
2 5 (26.32%) XenApp
3 4 (21.05%) XenServer
4 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Citrix
2 7 (36.84%) Cisco
3 6 (31.58%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) F5
5 2 (10.53%) SAP
5 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) IBM
6 1 (5.26%) Lotus
6 1 (5.26%) McAfee
6 1 (5.26%) Meraki
6 1 (5.26%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec