The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 28 48 41
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -7
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.70% 1.31% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.58% 9.43% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Median daily rate £375 £356 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.35% -4.28%
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
43 53 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.48% 13.84% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 41 31
Median daily rate £375 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £185 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cardiff region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for WAN.

1 18 (81.82%) LAN
2 11 (50.00%) Cisco
3 9 (40.91%) Windows
4 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (36.36%) Migration
4 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
5 7 (31.82%) Telecoms
6 6 (27.27%) CCNP
6 6 (27.27%) Firewall
7 5 (22.73%) Wireless
7 5 (22.73%) SAN
7 5 (22.73%) CCNA
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
7 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (22.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
8 4 (18.18%) CA
8 4 (18.18%) ITIL
8 4 (18.18%) Broadband
8 4 (18.18%) VPN
8 4 (18.18%) Project Management
8 4 (18.18%) VMware
9 3 (13.64%) BT
9 3 (13.64%) Service Management
9 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
9 3 (13.64%) BGP
9 3 (13.64%) MPLS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) LAN
2 6 (27.27%) Firewall
3 5 (22.73%) SAN
3 5 (22.73%) Wireless
4 4 (18.18%) Broadband
4 4 (18.18%) VPN
5 3 (13.64%) BGP
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (13.64%) Ethernet
5 3 (13.64%) HSRP
5 3 (13.64%) Internet
5 3 (13.64%) MPLS
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (9.09%) DHCP
6 2 (9.09%) DNS
6 2 (9.09%) OSPF
6 2 (9.09%) VLAN
7 1 (4.55%) EIGRP
7 1 (4.55%) TACACS
7 1 (4.55%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) HP UFT
1 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (31.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Analyst
1 5 (22.73%) Data Centre Analyst
1 5 (22.73%) Network Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
1 5 (22.73%) Test Data Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Telecoms Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support
4 2 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (40.91%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.64%) Linux
4 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Migration
2 5 (22.73%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (18.18%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) PRINCE
4 3 (13.64%) SDLC
4 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 3 (13.64%) Service Management
4 3 (13.64%) Six Sigma
4 3 (13.64%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.09%) Coaching
5 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 2 (9.09%) Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (9.09%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (27.27%) CCNP
3 5 (22.73%) CCNA
4 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) APMP
6 2 (9.09%) CCDP
6 2 (9.09%) ISEB
6 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
7 1 (4.55%) CCIE
7 1 (4.55%) CCIP
7 1 (4.55%) Degree
7 1 (4.55%) MCSE
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
7 1 (4.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.64%) vSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (4.55%) NFS
3 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (18.18%) CA
2 4 (18.18%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) BT
3 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
3 3 (13.64%) Citrix
4 2 (9.09%) BMC
4 2 (9.09%) F5
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.09%) PlateSpin
4 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.09%) Remedy
5 1 (4.55%) Altiris
5 1 (4.55%) Avaya
5 1 (4.55%) NetApp
5 1 (4.55%) Symantec