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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 41 56 60
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.30% 1.73% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 15.87% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 3
Median daily rate £350 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £460 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +21.73%
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
99 63 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 20.71% 10.88% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 43 44
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £176 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.75 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +7 7 £325 -8.77% 3
Torfaen - 1 £380 -
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 South Wales region with a requirement for WAN.

1 23 (69.70%) LAN
2 19 (57.58%) Cisco
3 14 (42.42%) Migration
3 14 (42.42%) Data Centre
4 12 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (36.36%) Windows
5 9 (27.27%) CCNP
6 8 (24.24%) VPN
6 8 (24.24%) Firewall
6 8 (24.24%) Windows Server
7 7 (21.21%) CCNA
7 7 (21.21%) VMware
7 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
8 6 (18.18%) Wireless
8 6 (18.18%) Unified Communications
8 6 (18.18%) SAN
8 6 (18.18%) Citrix
8 6 (18.18%) Internet
9 5 (15.15%) Avaya
9 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
9 5 (15.15%) Ethernet
9 5 (15.15%) Riverbed
9 5 (15.15%) Non-Functional Testing
9 5 (15.15%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (12.12%) F5
10 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (12.12%) ITIL
10 4 (12.12%) SLA
10 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
10 4 (12.12%) MPLS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (69.70%) LAN
2 8 (24.24%) Firewall
2 8 (24.24%) VPN
3 6 (18.18%) Internet
3 6 (18.18%) SAN
3 6 (18.18%) Unified Communications
3 6 (18.18%) Wireless
4 5 (15.15%) Ethernet
5 4 (12.12%) MPLS
6 3 (9.09%) BGP
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (9.09%) DNS
6 3 (9.09%) OSPF
6 3 (9.09%) VLAN
7 2 (6.06%) DHCP
7 2 (6.06%) HSRP
7 2 (6.06%) NGN
7 2 (6.06%) VoIP
7 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) HP UFT
1 2 (6.06%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Data Centre Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Test Analyst
2 5 (15.15%) Test Data Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Avaya Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Data Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Telecoms Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) IT Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) CMDB
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Windows
2 8 (24.24%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.09%) Linux
4 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Migration
2 5 (15.15%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (15.15%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.12%) ITIL
4 3 (9.09%) Analytics
4 3 (9.09%) Line Management
4 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 3 (9.09%) SDLC
4 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.09%) Service Management
4 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.06%) Data Migration
5 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.06%) Functional Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.06%) Test Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (27.27%) CCNP
3 7 (21.21%) CCNA
4 3 (9.09%) CCDP
4 3 (9.09%) CCIE
5 2 (6.06%) ISEB
5 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
5 2 (6.06%) MCSE
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) vSphere
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (3.03%) NFS
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.03%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Cisco
2 7 (21.21%) VMware
3 6 (18.18%) Citrix
4 5 (15.15%) Avaya
4 5 (15.15%) Riverbed
5 4 (12.12%) CA
5 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint
5 4 (12.12%) F5
6 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.06%) BMC
7 2 (6.06%) Juniper
7 2 (6.06%) PlateSpin
7 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.06%) Remedy
8 1 (3.03%) 3Com
8 1 (3.03%) Altiris
8 1 (3.03%) BT
8 1 (3.03%) HP
8 1 (3.03%) Polycom
8 1 (3.03%) Symantec