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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 48 43 36
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.41% 2.24% 1.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.69% 15.15% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 3
Average daily rate
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£250 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.59
% change year-on-year
- +2.09%
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
51 66 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.96% 14.80% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 46 29
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £207 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £15.58 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -76.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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
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 22 September 2014. 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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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
Newport - 5 £250 - 1
Cardiff -12 2 - - 3
Bridgend - 1 - -
Torfaen - - - -
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) LAN
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (30.77%) Riverbed
4 4 (30.77%) WAAS
4 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (30.77%) F5
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 4 (30.77%) Juniper
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
4 4 (30.77%) Brocade
5 3 (23.08%) Wireless
5 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
5 3 (23.08%) MS Office
5 3 (23.08%) VMware
6 2 (15.38%) WPA2
6 2 (15.38%) Aruba
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (15.38%) ITIL
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (15.38%) ATM
6 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (15.38%) SLA
6 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
6 2 (15.38%) Terminal Services
6 2 (15.38%) SAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Lync
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 11 (84.62%) LAN
2 4 (30.77%) WAAS
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (23.08%) Wireless
4 2 (15.38%) Frame Relay
4 2 (15.38%) WEP
4 2 (15.38%) WPA
4 2 (15.38%) WPA2
4 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (15.38%) SAN
4 2 (15.38%) MPLS
4 2 (15.38%) ATM
5 1 (7.69%) VoIP
5 1 (7.69%) OSPF
5 1 (7.69%) BGP
5 1 (7.69%) DSL
5 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (7.69%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Consultant
1 4 (30.77%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Data Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) Operations Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Support
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) IT Technician
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
1 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.69%) UNIX
5 1 (7.69%) AIX
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CCIE
1 2 (15.38%) CCNP
1 2 (15.38%) CCDP
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Terminal Services
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) ARCserve
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Juniper
2 4 (30.77%) Brocade
2 4 (30.77%) Riverbed
2 4 (30.77%) F5
3 3 (23.08%) VMware
4 2 (15.38%) Aruba
4 2 (15.38%) Intel
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) BMC
5 1 (7.69%) CA
5 1 (7.69%) Lotus
5 1 (7.69%) Sophos
5 1 (7.69%) Lumension
5 1 (7.69%) Cognos
5 1 (7.69%) Veeam
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