The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
UK / Wales
Rank 52 59 53
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6  
Contract jobs citing LAN 16 19 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.27% 2.79% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.68% 16.38% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 4
Median daily rate £300 £325 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £265 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £317
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year - +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £21.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -27.88% -5.55%  

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 Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 109 116 71
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 15.46% 17.03% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 80 44
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £140 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 6
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +307.40% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Wales

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Wales over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Wales

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Wales

LAN
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
South Wales +13 16 £300 -4.00% 3
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 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 Wales region with a requirement for LAN.

1 32 (84.21%) Cisco
2 26 (68.42%) WAN
3 24 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (60.53%) Firewall
5 22 (57.89%) CCNP
6 17 (44.74%) Security Cleared
7 15 (39.47%) SC Cleared
8 10 (26.32%) CCNA
8 10 (26.32%) Wireless
9 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
9 7 (18.42%) Intel Security
9 7 (18.42%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (18.42%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
10 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
11 5 (13.16%) SLA
11 5 (13.16%) MS Office
11 5 (13.16%) CCIP
11 5 (13.16%) Fortinet
11 5 (13.16%) Change Control
11 5 (13.16%) F5
12 4 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
12 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
12 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
12 4 (10.53%) C
12 4 (10.53%) Juniper
12 4 (10.53%) BGP
12 4 (10.53%) EIGRP
12 4 (10.53%) ITIL
12 4 (10.53%) Windows

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in 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 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (68.42%) WAN
2 23 (60.53%) Firewall
3 10 (26.32%) Wireless
4 7 (18.42%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (18.42%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (10.53%) BGP
5 4 (10.53%) EIGRP
6 3 (7.89%) Cisco IPT
6 3 (7.89%) FCoE
6 3 (7.89%) IP Telephony
6 3 (7.89%) Network Security
6 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (5.26%) ADSL
7 2 (5.26%) Internet
7 2 (5.26%) Intranet
7 2 (5.26%) NAS
7 2 (5.26%) OSPF
7 2 (5.26%) SAN
7 2 (5.26%) VLAN
General
1 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (73.68%) Network Engineer
2 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 9 (23.68%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (21.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Installations Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Field Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) LAN Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Data Centre Technician
7 2 (5.26%) Data Technician
7 2 (5.26%) IT Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Juniper Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Switch Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Telephony Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Security Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.26%) CESG
2 2 (5.26%) iPhone
2 2 (5.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.26%) Android
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) Change Control
2 4 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (10.53%) ITIL
2 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
2 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 3 (7.89%) Business Development
3 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
3 3 (7.89%) Process Improvement
3 3 (7.89%) Project Governance
4 2 (5.26%) Line Management
4 2 (5.26%) Time Management
5 1 (2.63%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (2.63%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.63%) Network Design
5 1 (2.63%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.63%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) C
2 2 (5.26%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 24 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (57.89%) CCNP
3 17 (44.74%) Security Cleared
4 15 (39.47%) SC Cleared
5 10 (26.32%) CCNA
6 5 (13.16%) CCIP
7 4 (10.53%) CCDP
8 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (5.26%) HNC
9 1 (2.63%) MCITP
9 1 (2.63%) MCSE
9 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.26%) Firmware
2 2 (5.26%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 32 (84.21%) Cisco
2 7 (18.42%) CheckPoint
2 7 (18.42%) Intel Security
3 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 5 (13.16%) F5
4 5 (13.16%) Fortinet
5 4 (10.53%) Juniper
6 3 (7.89%) Blue Coat
6 3 (7.89%) Genesys
6 3 (7.89%) NICE Systems
6 3 (7.89%) VMware
7 2 (5.26%) Apple
7 2 (5.26%) Dell
7 2 (5.26%) Riverbed