The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cardiff region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 36 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.79% 3.61% 2.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.73% 30.00% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 2
Average daily rate £178 £250 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.00% -14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £186 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £258 £299
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.26% 12.05% 20.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 18
Average daily rate £365 £250 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.00% -6.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £10.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.24% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
WAN
South Wales

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Cardiff region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Cardiff region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 13 (81.25%) LAN
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) CCNP
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (43.75%) Service Delivery
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (37.50%) Firewall
4 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
5 5 (31.25%) SAN
5 5 (31.25%) Wireless
5 5 (31.25%) VMware
6 4 (25.00%) MPLS
6 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) CCNA
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP
7 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
7 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 3 (18.75%) DNS
7 3 (18.75%) Intel
7 3 (18.75%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (18.75%) MS Office
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) Final Cut Pro
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (81.25%) LAN
2 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) SAN
3 5 (31.25%) Wireless
4 4 (25.00%) MPLS
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (25.00%) BIG-IP
5 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 3 (18.75%) DNS
5 3 (18.75%) OSPF
5 3 (18.75%) BGP
6 2 (12.50%) VoIP
6 2 (12.50%) VPN
6 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (6.25%) Network Security
7 1 (6.25%) DHCP
7 1 (6.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (18.75%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
1 1 (6.25%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Desktop Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Packager
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
1 3 (18.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
1 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Service Delivery
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
3 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.25%) Network Design
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CCNP
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) CCA
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) CCIE
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.25%) HNC
4 1 (6.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) ARCserve
2 2 (12.50%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (6.25%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Intel
4 3 (18.75%) Cognos
5 2 (12.50%) AppSense
5 2 (12.50%) BT
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) Avaya
5 2 (12.50%) Juniper
6 1 (6.25%) BMC
6 1 (6.25%) CA
6 1 (6.25%) Apple