The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 49 37 36
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.01% 0.77% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 13.33% 22.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 8
Average daily rate £375 £293 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +64.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £279 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £307 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +35.00%
WAN
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 15 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 12.05% 5.75% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 12 29
Average daily rate £375 £275 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -24.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £244 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016, 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 18 (62.07%) LAN
2 15 (51.72%) Data Centre
3 14 (48.28%) Migration
4 12 (41.38%) Cisco
5 9 (31.03%) PRINCE2
5 9 (31.03%) Windows
5 9 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (24.14%) CCNP
7 6 (20.69%) VPN
7 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
8 5 (17.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (17.24%) Wireless
8 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
8 5 (17.24%) CCNA
8 5 (17.24%) ITIL
8 5 (17.24%) SAN
9 4 (13.79%) Citrix
9 4 (13.79%) VMware
9 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
9 4 (13.79%) Business Transformation
9 4 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (10.34%) SDLC
10 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
10 3 (10.34%) Firewall
10 3 (10.34%) Service Management
10 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
10 3 (10.34%) Internet
10 3 (10.34%) DNS
10 3 (10.34%) SLA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 18 (62.07%) LAN
2 6 (20.69%) VPN
3 5 (17.24%) SAN
3 5 (17.24%) Wireless
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (10.34%) DNS
5 3 (10.34%) Firewall
5 3 (10.34%) Internet
6 2 (6.90%) DHCP
6 2 (6.90%) MPLS
6 2 (6.90%) Network Security
6 2 (6.90%) VoIP
6 2 (6.90%) WLAN
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (3.45%) FTP
7 1 (3.45%) OSPF
7 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
7 1 (3.45%) VLAN
7 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) HP UFT
1 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Project Manager
2 6 (20.69%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Technical Manager
2 6 (20.69%) Technical Project Manager
3 5 (17.24%) Data Centre Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Test Analyst
3 5 (17.24%) Test Data Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 4 (13.79%) Network Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Telephony Manager
4 4 (13.79%) Telephony Project Manager
4 4 (13.79%) WAN Project Manager
5 3 (10.34%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Applications Project Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Data Centre Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 15 (51.72%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Migration
2 9 (31.03%) PRINCE2
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (13.79%) Business Transformation
4 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.34%) SDLC
5 3 (10.34%) Service Management
5 3 (10.34%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.90%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.90%) Functional Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Procure-to-pay
6 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Transformation
7 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.45%) Network Design
7 1 (3.45%) Security Management
7 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (24.14%) CCNP
3 5 (17.24%) CCNA
4 2 (6.90%) CCDP
4 2 (6.90%) ISEB
4 2 (6.90%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.45%) CCIE
5 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.90%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Cisco
2 4 (13.79%) Citrix
2 4 (13.79%) VMware
3 3 (10.34%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.90%) CA
4 2 (6.90%) F5
4 2 (6.90%) PlateSpin
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.45%) Avaya
5 1 (3.45%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) Juniper
5 1 (3.45%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.45%) Polycom
5 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
5 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds