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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 45 43 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.31% 1.02% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.62% 7.27% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 4
Average daily rate
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£356 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £212 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £340 £354
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
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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 55 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 13.58% 13.99% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 31 19
Average daily rate £275 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £190 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (71.43%) CCNP
4 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
4 4 (57.14%) Wireless
4 4 (57.14%) CCIE
5 3 (42.86%) Firewall
5 3 (42.86%) CCIP
5 3 (42.86%) CCNA
5 3 (42.86%) CCDP
5 3 (42.86%) SLA
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (28.57%) Project Management
6 2 (28.57%) Migration
6 2 (28.57%) VoIP
7 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 1 (14.29%) DNS
7 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 1 (14.29%) MCSE
7 1 (14.29%) ISDN
7 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (14.29%) Avaya
7 1 (14.29%) SAN
7 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
7 1 (14.29%) OSPF
7 1 (14.29%) BGP
7 1 (14.29%) VMware
7 1 (14.29%) BT

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (28.57%) VoIP
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) SAN
5 1 (14.29%) OSPF
5 1 (14.29%) BGP
5 1 (14.29%) VLAN
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (14.29%) Softswitch
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (14.29%) ISDN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Support
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) CCNP
3 4 (57.14%) CCIE
4 3 (42.86%) CCIP
4 3 (42.86%) CCNA
4 3 (42.86%) CCDP
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (14.29%) MCTS
5 1 (14.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Avaya
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) BT
2 1 (14.29%) VMware