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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 38 59
Rank change year-on-year -2 +21  
Contract jobs citing LAN 16 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.01% 2.54% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.78% 12.63% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 6
Median daily rate £290 £350 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £325 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £428 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.80% +40.54%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 77 95 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 14.47% 20.08% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 55 42
Median daily rate £300 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £313 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 1
Median hourly rate £18.77 £22.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.51% +62.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +5 13 £290 -17.14% 5
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £310 -
LAN
Wales

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 25 (78.13%) WAN
2 13 (40.63%) Cisco
2 13 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (37.50%) CCNP
3 12 (37.50%) Windows
4 9 (28.13%) Citrix
4 9 (28.13%) Data Centre
5 8 (25.00%) Wireless
6 7 (21.88%) Firewall
6 7 (21.88%) ITIL
6 7 (21.88%) VMware
6 7 (21.88%) Load Balancing
6 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
6 7 (21.88%) Hyper-V
6 7 (21.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
7 6 (18.75%) Degree
7 6 (18.75%) POP3
7 6 (18.75%) SMTP
7 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 6 (18.75%) ITSM
7 6 (18.75%) Service Management
7 6 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
8 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
8 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
8 5 (15.63%) CCA
8 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
8 5 (15.63%) ISEB

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 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (78.13%) WAN
2 8 (25.00%) Wireless
3 7 (21.88%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (21.88%) Firewall
4 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (18.75%) POP3
4 6 (18.75%) SMTP
4 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 4 (12.50%) NetScaler
5 4 (12.50%) WLAN
6 3 (9.38%) FCoE
7 2 (6.25%) ADSL
7 2 (6.25%) BGP
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (6.25%) EIGRP
7 2 (6.25%) NAS
7 2 (6.25%) SAN
8 1 (3.13%) Network Security
8 1 (3.13%) VLAN
8 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (15.63%) Legal
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Installations Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Project Manager
3 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 2 (6.25%) Data Centre Technician
4 2 (6.25%) Data Technician
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (6.25%) IT Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) NHS
3 2 (6.25%) iPhone
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Wiki
4 1 (3.13%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.25%) Android
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
1 7 (21.88%) Load Balancing
2 6 (18.75%) ITSM
2 6 (18.75%) Service Management
3 5 (15.63%) Information Governance
3 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
3 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.38%) Business Continuity
4 3 (9.38%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (9.38%) Line Management
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (6.25%) Time Management
6 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (3.13%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.13%) Patch Management
6 1 (3.13%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (37.50%) CCNP
3 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
4 6 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (18.75%) Degree
4 6 (18.75%) SC Cleared
5 5 (15.63%) CCA
5 5 (15.63%) CCAA
5 5 (15.63%) CCNA
5 5 (15.63%) ISEB
5 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (12.50%) CCIP
7 3 (9.38%) CCDP
8 1 (3.13%) HNC
8 1 (3.13%) MCITP
8 1 (3.13%) MCSA
8 1 (3.13%) MCSE
8 1 (3.13%) MCTS
8 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (3.13%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (6.25%) PMO
3 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 7 (21.88%) Hyper-V
2 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) XenApp
3 4 (12.50%) XenServer
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (6.25%) Firmware
5 2 (6.25%) Terminal Services
5 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
1 1 (3.13%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Cisco
2 9 (28.13%) Citrix
3 7 (21.88%) VMware
4 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
5 5 (15.63%) F5
6 4 (12.50%) Juniper
6 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.25%) Apple
7 2 (6.25%) Blue Coat
7 2 (6.25%) Dell
7 2 (6.25%) McAfee
8 1 (3.13%) Riverbed
8 1 (3.13%) SAP
8 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.13%) SonicWALL
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