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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 37 39 39
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.97% 0.71% 2.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.95% 13.33% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 8
Median daily rate £313 £293 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.83% +40.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £279 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £307 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +42.85%
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
43 15 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.10% 5.32% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 38
Median daily rate £350 £275 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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
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 May 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 18 (58.06%) LAN
2 15 (48.39%) Data Centre
3 14 (45.16%) Cisco
4 13 (41.94%) Migration
5 10 (32.26%) Windows
5 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (29.03%) PRINCE2
7 8 (25.81%) CCNP
8 7 (22.58%) VPN
9 6 (19.35%) CCNA
9 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
9 6 (19.35%) Firewall
9 6 (19.35%) Wireless
9 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
10 5 (16.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (16.13%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (16.13%) VMware
10 5 (16.13%) Internet
10 5 (16.13%) SAN
11 4 (12.90%) Citrix
11 4 (12.90%) CA
11 4 (12.90%) ITIL
11 4 (12.90%) MPLS
11 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
11 4 (12.90%) Business Transformation
11 4 (12.90%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (9.68%) VLAN
12 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (9.68%) SDLC
12 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy

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 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 18 (58.06%) LAN
2 7 (22.58%) VPN
3 6 (19.35%) Firewall
3 6 (19.35%) Wireless
4 5 (16.13%) Internet
4 5 (16.13%) SAN
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (12.90%) MPLS
6 3 (9.68%) BGP
6 3 (9.68%) DNS
6 3 (9.68%) OSPF
6 3 (9.68%) VLAN
7 2 (6.45%) DHCP
7 2 (6.45%) HSRP
7 2 (6.45%) VoIP
7 2 (6.45%) WLAN
8 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.23%) Network Security
8 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
8 1 (3.23%) Wireless Security
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) HP UFT
1 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Project Manager
2 6 (19.35%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Network Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Technical Manager
2 6 (19.35%) Technical Project Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Data Centre Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Test Analyst
3 5 (16.13%) Test Data Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Telephony Manager
4 4 (12.90%) Telephony Project Manager
4 4 (12.90%) WAN Project Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Applications Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 15 (48.39%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.45%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Migration
2 9 (29.03%) PRINCE2
3 5 (16.13%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (16.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Business Transformation
4 4 (12.90%) ITIL
4 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
5 3 (9.68%) SDLC
5 3 (9.68%) Service Management
5 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy
6 2 (6.45%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.45%) Functional Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (6.45%) Test Planning
7 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.23%) Network Design
7 1 (3.23%) Project Management
7 1 (3.23%) Security Management
7 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (25.81%) CCNP
3 6 (19.35%) CCNA
4 2 (6.45%) CCDP
4 2 (6.45%) CCIE
4 2 (6.45%) ISEB
4 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.23%) MCSE
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.45%) vSphere
3 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Cisco
2 5 (16.13%) VMware
3 4 (12.90%) CA
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix
4 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.45%) BMC
5 2 (6.45%) F5
5 2 (6.45%) PlateSpin
5 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.45%) Remedy
6 1 (3.23%) Avaya
6 1 (3.23%) BT
6 1 (3.23%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (3.23%) Juniper
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.23%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.23%) Polycom
6 1 (3.23%) Riverbed