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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 60 53 44
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.63% 1.55% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.65% 16.36% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 7
Average daily rate
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£356 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £320 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £311
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -8.04%
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
114 55 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 16.94% 9.45% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 35 48
Average daily rate £355 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £20.50 - £15.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 September 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 September 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 -8 6 £356 +1.78% 2
Newport -6 3 £450 +80.00%
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £340 -
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 17 (94.44%) LAN
2 12 (66.67%) Cisco
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (38.89%) CCNP
5 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
6 5 (27.78%) CCNA
6 5 (27.78%) VoIP
6 5 (27.78%) Wireless
6 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) Blue Coat
7 4 (22.22%) Network Design
7 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
7 4 (22.22%) Firewall
7 4 (22.22%) CCIE
7 4 (22.22%) McAfee
8 3 (16.67%) CCDP
8 3 (16.67%) CCIP
8 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 3 (16.67%) DNS
8 3 (16.67%) SLA
8 3 (16.67%) VLAN
8 3 (16.67%) Network Security
8 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
9 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (11.11%) Degree
9 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
9 2 (11.11%) Migration

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) LAN
2 5 (27.78%) VoIP
2 5 (27.78%) Wireless
3 4 (22.22%) Firewall
4 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (16.67%) VLAN
4 3 (16.67%) DNS
4 3 (16.67%) Network Security
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.56%) Softswitch
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (5.56%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (5.56%) SAN
6 1 (5.56%) OSPF
6 1 (5.56%) BGP
6 1 (5.56%) WLAN
6 1 (5.56%) DHCP
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (5.56%) VPN
General
1 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Design Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support
4 1 (5.56%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
1 4 (22.22%) Network Design
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Line Management
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Logistics
3 1 (5.56%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (38.89%) CCNP
3 5 (27.78%) CCNA
3 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) CCIE
5 3 (16.67%) CCIP
5 3 (16.67%) CCDP
5 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) Degree
7 1 (5.56%) MCSE
7 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (5.56%) GCIA
7 1 (5.56%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 4 (22.22%) McAfee
3 4 (22.22%) Blue Coat
4 2 (11.11%) Avaya
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) Nortel
5 1 (5.56%) Websense
5 1 (5.56%) BT
5 1 (5.56%) VMware