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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 48 42 35
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.44% 0.80% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.79% 7.50% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£356 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.78% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £350 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £308
% change year-on-year
- +9.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-6.84% -8.75%
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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
77 40 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.42% 10.61% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 26 27
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £447 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (62.50%) CCNP
4 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (50.00%) Wireless
4 4 (50.00%) CCIE
5 3 (37.50%) VoIP
5 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) CCIP
5 3 (37.50%) CCNA
5 3 (37.50%) CCDP
5 3 (37.50%) SLA
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (25.00%) Project Management
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
7 1 (12.50%) VMware
7 1 (12.50%) BT
7 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
7 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 1 (12.50%) DNS
7 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 1 (12.50%) MCSE
7 1 (12.50%) ISDN
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (12.50%) Avaya
7 1 (12.50%) SAN
7 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (50.00%) Wireless
3 3 (37.50%) VoIP
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (12.50%) Softswitch
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (12.50%) ISDN
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) OSPF
5 1 (12.50%) BGP
5 1 (12.50%) VLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Support
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Network Support
4 1 (12.50%) Network Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Network Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (62.50%) CCNP
3 4 (50.00%) CCIE
4 3 (37.50%) CCIP
4 3 (37.50%) CCNA
4 3 (37.50%) CCDP
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (12.50%) MCTS
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Avaya
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) BT
2 1 (12.50%) VMware