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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 26 53 41
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -12
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.67% 0.89% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.71% 4.26% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 0
Median daily rate £331 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.63 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-0.80% -21.87%
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
35 94 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.29% 20.98% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 80 23
Median daily rate £350 £350 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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
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 24 September 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 24 September 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 12 (75.00%) LAN
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
4 5 (31.25%) Wireless
4 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) Broadband
4 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) APMP
5 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (25.00%) CCNP
5 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
5 4 (25.00%) PRINCE
5 4 (25.00%) Six Sigma
5 4 (25.00%) CCNA
6 3 (18.75%) BT
6 3 (18.75%) BGP
6 3 (18.75%) VPN
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) HSRP
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (12.50%) VLAN
7 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (12.50%) Coaching
7 2 (12.50%) Internet
7 2 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM

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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) LAN
2 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) Broadband
3 5 (31.25%) Wireless
4 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
5 3 (18.75%) BGP
5 3 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (18.75%) HSRP
5 3 (18.75%) VPN
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (12.50%) Internet
6 2 (12.50%) MPLS
6 2 (12.50%) OSPF
6 2 (12.50%) VLAN
7 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
7 1 (6.25%) EIGRP
7 1 (6.25%) Network Security
7 1 (6.25%) TACACS
7 1 (6.25%) VoIP
7 1 (6.25%) Wireless Security
General
1 6 (37.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Rollout Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Architect
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Project Management
2 4 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 4 (25.00%) Six Sigma
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Coaching
5 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) APMP
3 4 (25.00%) CCNA
3 4 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (12.50%) CCDP
5 1 (6.25%) CCIE
5 1 (6.25%) CCIP
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (6.25%) MCSE
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.25%) PMI Certification
5 1 (6.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (6.25%) NFS
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
2 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) BT
3 2 (12.50%) BMC
3 2 (12.50%) CA
3 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (12.50%) F5
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Remedy
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Altiris
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec