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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 30 35 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.79% 1.31% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.63% 15.38% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate
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£431 £175 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+146.42% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £172 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £350 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+23.75% +8.10%
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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 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 15.36% 8.52% 10.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 18 11
Average daily rate £375 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 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 10 (76.92%) LAN
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (38.46%) Wireless
4 4 (30.77%) Internet
4 4 (30.77%) MPLS
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) DNS
4 4 (30.77%) ADSL
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
4 4 (30.77%) Lync
4 4 (30.77%) LLU
5 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) System Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Network Security
5 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) Windows Intune
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (23.08%) SaaS
5 3 (23.08%) NAS
5 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 3 (23.08%) CRM
5 3 (23.08%) SharePoint

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) Lync
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.69%) IIS
4 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (23.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) LAN
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (38.46%) Wireless
3 4 (30.77%) Internet
3 4 (30.77%) MPLS
3 4 (30.77%) DNS
3 4 (30.77%) ADSL
3 4 (30.77%) LLU
4 3 (23.08%) Network Security
4 3 (23.08%) IP Telephony
4 3 (23.08%) NAS
4 3 (23.08%) SAN
4 3 (23.08%) Firewall
5 1 (7.69%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Test Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (23.08%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Design Authority
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
1 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
2 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Architecture
1 3 (23.08%) System Testing
1 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
1 3 (23.08%) CRM
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) UML
2 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Juniper
3 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) LANDesk
5 1 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp
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