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 23 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)
UK / Wales
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 43 66
Rank change year-on-year +1 +23  
Contract jobs citing LAN 18 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.92% 2.84% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.69% 14.95% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 10
Median daily rate £290 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.55% +7.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £345 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £586 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -0.66% +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 £23.50 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.61% +23.80%  

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 87 107 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 14.10% 18.97% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 59 56
Median daily rate £288 £390 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.28% +7.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £313 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £597 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.95% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 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
South Wales +4 16 £290 -22.66% 4
West Wales -6 1 - -
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wales region with a requirement for LAN.

1 27 (79.41%) WAN
2 15 (44.12%) Cisco
3 14 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (38.24%) Windows
5 12 (35.29%) CCNP
6 10 (29.41%) Data Centre
7 9 (26.47%) Citrix
8 8 (23.53%) ITIL
8 8 (23.53%) Wireless
8 8 (23.53%) VMware
8 8 (23.53%) Hyper-V
8 8 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 7 (20.59%) Service Management
9 7 (20.59%) Degree
9 7 (20.59%) Load Balancing
9 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
9 7 (20.59%) Firewall
10 6 (17.65%) ITSM
10 6 (17.65%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (17.65%) CheckPoint
10 6 (17.65%) POP3
10 6 (17.65%) SMTP
10 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
10 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
10 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
10 6 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (14.71%) XenApp
11 5 (14.71%) F5
11 5 (14.71%) CCAA
11 5 (14.71%) Information Governance

LAN
Co-occurring 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 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (79.41%) WAN
2 8 (23.53%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (23.53%) Wireless
3 7 (20.59%) Firewall
4 6 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (17.65%) POP3
4 6 (17.65%) SMTP
4 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
5 5 (14.71%) WLAN
6 4 (11.76%) NetScaler
7 3 (8.82%) FCoE
8 2 (5.88%) ADSL
8 2 (5.88%) BGP
8 2 (5.88%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (5.88%) EIGRP
8 2 (5.88%) NAS
8 2 (5.88%) SAN
9 1 (2.94%) Internet
9 1 (2.94%) MPLS
9 1 (2.94%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (14.71%) Legal
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Network Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Analyst
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Installations Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Data Centre Technician
4 2 (5.88%) Data Technician
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (5.88%) IT Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.76%) NHS
3 2 (5.88%) iPhone
3 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Wiki
4 1 (2.94%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 13 (38.24%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (5.88%) Android
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) ITIL
2 7 (20.59%) Load Balancing
2 7 (20.59%) Service Management
3 6 (17.65%) ITSM
4 5 (14.71%) Information Governance
4 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
4 5 (14.71%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.82%) Business Continuity
5 3 (8.82%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (8.82%) Line Management
5 3 (8.82%) Project Management
6 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (5.88%) Network Design
6 2 (5.88%) Time Management
7 1 (2.94%) Business Transformation
7 1 (2.94%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.94%) Network Management
7 1 (2.94%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 14 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (35.29%) CCNP
3 7 (20.59%) Degree
3 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
4 6 (17.65%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
5 5 (14.71%) CCA
5 5 (14.71%) CCAA
5 5 (14.71%) CCNA
5 5 (14.71%) ISEB
5 5 (14.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (11.76%) CCIP
7 3 (8.82%) CCDP
8 2 (5.88%) MCITP
8 2 (5.88%) MCSE
8 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (2.94%) HNC
9 1 (2.94%) MCSA
9 1 (2.94%) MCTS
9 1 (2.94%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
2 2 (5.88%) PMO
3 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Hyper-V
2 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 5 (14.71%) XenApp
4 4 (11.76%) XenServer
5 3 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (5.88%) Firmware
6 2 (5.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
1 1 (2.94%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Cisco
2 9 (26.47%) Citrix
3 8 (23.53%) VMware
4 6 (17.65%) CheckPoint
5 5 (14.71%) F5
5 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
6 4 (11.76%) Juniper
7 2 (5.88%) Apple
7 2 (5.88%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.88%) Dell
7 2 (5.88%) McAfee
8 1 (2.94%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.94%) SAP
8 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.94%) SonicWALL