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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 34 23 29
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +6
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.33% 4.12% 2.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.15% 40.00% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 5
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£315 £400 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £310 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £471 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £18.60 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -2.11%
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
52 25 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 15.76% 10.29% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 13 18
Average daily rate £375 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £435 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.97 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.74% +8.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 December 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 December 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 10 (71.43%) LAN
2 8 (57.14%) Cisco
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) MPLS
4 5 (35.71%) Lync
5 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) DNS
5 4 (28.57%) SAN
5 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 4 (28.57%) ADSL
5 4 (28.57%) SQL
5 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 4 (28.57%) LLU
5 4 (28.57%) Internet
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (21.43%) System Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Network Security
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Wireless
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) IP Telephony
6 3 (21.43%) CRM

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 5 (35.71%) Lync
2 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (7.14%) IIS
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (21.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) LAN
2 5 (35.71%) MPLS
3 4 (28.57%) DNS
3 4 (28.57%) SAN
3 4 (28.57%) ADSL
3 4 (28.57%) LLU
3 4 (28.57%) Internet
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (21.43%) Network Security
4 3 (21.43%) Wireless
4 3 (21.43%) IP Telephony
4 3 (21.43%) NAS
5 2 (14.29%) DSL
6 1 (7.14%) Firewall
6 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (21.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Test Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Design Authority
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (21.43%) System Testing
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
1 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (21.43%) CRM
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
1 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
2 2 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (14.29%) UML
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) XenApp
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Juniper
3 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) LANDesk
5 1 (7.14%) Intel
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
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