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 23 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 43 31 28
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 2 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.53% 2.91% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.71% 19.51% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 2
Average daily rate
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- £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
35 41 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.21% 14.91% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 29 16
Average daily rate £375 £275 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -27.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £205 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £18.97 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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
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 23 September 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 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
3 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 2 (33.33%) Intel
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) SLA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) UNIX

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Lync
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) OSPF
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) DSL
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Support
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) Operations Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Wintel Support
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) ARCserve
1 1 (16.67%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Intel
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Cognos
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (16.67%) CA
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