The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 60 61 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -29
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.69% 0.94% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.08% 8.00% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
Average daily rate
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£363 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £212 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £340 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.77%
WAN
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 South Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
71 75 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.97% 11.70% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 43 35
Average daily rate £350 £383 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the South Wales region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the South Wales region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

WAN
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +4 5 £356 +18.75% 4
Newport -12 1 - -
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 16 (100.00%) LAN
2 12 (75.00%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (37.50%) Firewall
4 6 (37.50%) Wireless
4 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
5 5 (31.25%) CCNP
6 4 (25.00%) CCNA
6 4 (25.00%) CCIE
6 4 (25.00%) McAfee
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) Blue Coat
6 4 (25.00%) Network Design
6 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
7 3 (18.75%) CCDP
7 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 3 (18.75%) CCIP
7 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 3 (18.75%) DNS
7 3 (18.75%) SLA
8 2 (12.50%) VoIP
8 2 (12.50%) DHCP
8 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 2 (12.50%) Windows
8 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (12.50%) Project Management
8 2 (12.50%) Migration

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (6.25%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) Wireless
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (18.75%) DNS
5 2 (12.50%) SAN
5 2 (12.50%) VoIP
5 2 (12.50%) DHCP
6 1 (6.25%) ISDN
6 1 (6.25%) Softswitch
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (6.25%) OSPF
6 1 (6.25%) BGP
6 1 (6.25%) VLAN
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (6.25%) Network Security
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Network Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Design Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Support
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 4 (25.00%) Network Design
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (31.25%) CCNP
4 4 (25.00%) CCIE
4 4 (25.00%) CCNA
4 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) CCDP
5 3 (18.75%) CCIP
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (6.25%) MCTS
7 1 (6.25%) MCSE
7 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) McAfee
3 4 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Avaya
4 1 (6.25%) BT
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
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