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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 41 35 27
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.79% 1.42% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% 8.33% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£350 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.97%
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
42 48 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 11.02% 17.02% 12.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 11
Average daily rate £375 £370 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% -7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £135 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -79.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 21 August 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 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (42.86%) SAN
3 6 (42.86%) VMware
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) MS Office
4 5 (35.71%) ITIL
4 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
4 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 4 (28.57%) Intel
5 4 (28.57%) Thin Client
5 4 (28.57%) Terminal Services
5 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 4 (28.57%) Firewall
5 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (28.57%) Fat Client
6 3 (21.43%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (21.43%) Cognos
6 3 (21.43%) Cognos Impromptu
6 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco
6 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
6 3 (21.43%) Citrix
6 3 (21.43%) ARCserve
6 3 (21.43%) OSPF

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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%) MS Exchange
1 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Lync
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) LAN
2 6 (42.86%) SAN
3 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) Wireless
4 3 (21.43%) OSPF
4 3 (21.43%) BGP
5 2 (14.29%) MPLS
5 2 (14.29%) DNS
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (14.29%) VoIP
6 1 (7.14%) Network Security
6 1 (7.14%) SMS
6 1 (7.14%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (21.43%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
1 1 (7.14%) InstallShield
1 1 (7.14%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (14.29%) Operations Manager
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Packager
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Thin Client
1 4 (28.57%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
1 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
1 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX
4 1 (7.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
1 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
2 4 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCNP
1 2 (14.29%) CCA
1 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) MCSA
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Terminal Services
2 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) XenApp
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) ARCserve
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (7.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Intel
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) Cognos
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 2 (14.29%) BT
5 2 (14.29%) AppSense
6 1 (7.14%) BMC
6 1 (7.14%) CA
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