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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 33 36 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing WAN 23 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.54% 2.26% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 32.86% 12.96% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 4
Average daily rate £394 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% +10.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £434 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.31%
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
70 54 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 16.87% 17.42% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 43 15
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 15 (57.69%) LAN
2 12 (46.15%) Data Centre
3 11 (42.31%) Cisco
3 11 (42.31%) Migration
4 8 (30.77%) PRINCE2
5 7 (26.92%) CCNP
5 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (23.08%) VPN
7 5 (19.23%) Wireless
8 4 (15.38%) Firewall
8 4 (15.38%) Windows
8 4 (15.38%) ITIL
8 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
8 4 (15.38%) Business Transformation
9 3 (11.54%) F5
9 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
9 3 (11.54%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (11.54%) Internet
9 3 (11.54%) Citrix
9 3 (11.54%) VoIP
9 3 (11.54%) WLAN
9 3 (11.54%) CCNA
9 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
10 2 (7.69%) Finance
10 2 (7.69%) Service Management
10 2 (7.69%) VMware
10 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
10 2 (7.69%) CCDP
10 2 (7.69%) DNS
10 2 (7.69%) Juniper

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 15 (57.69%) LAN
2 6 (23.08%) VPN
3 5 (19.23%) Wireless
4 4 (15.38%) Firewall
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (11.54%) Internet
5 3 (11.54%) VoIP
5 3 (11.54%) WLAN
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (7.69%) DNS
6 2 (7.69%) MPLS
6 2 (7.69%) Network Security
6 2 (7.69%) SAN
7 1 (3.85%) ADSL
7 1 (3.85%) BGP
7 1 (3.85%) DHCP
7 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.85%) FTP
7 1 (3.85%) OSPF
7 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) HP UFT
1 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Project Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Technical Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Technical Project Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) WAN Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Data Centre Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Data Centre Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Migration Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Network Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Data Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.85%) Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Migration
2 8 (30.77%) PRINCE2
3 4 (15.38%) Business Transformation
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
4 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Procure-to-pay
5 2 (7.69%) SDLC
5 2 (7.69%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 1 (3.85%) Network Design
6 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.85%) Security Management
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.85%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) CCNP
1 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.54%) CCNA
3 2 (7.69%) CCDP
3 2 (7.69%) ISEB
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) CCIE
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Cisco
2 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 3 (11.54%) Citrix
3 3 (11.54%) F5
4 2 (7.69%) Juniper
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) Avaya
5 1 (3.85%) CA
5 1 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.85%) Nokia
5 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.85%) PlateSpin
5 1 (3.85%) Polycom
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.85%) Riverbed
5 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
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