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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 40 63 53
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.09% 1.71% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.89% 9.68% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 3
Median daily rate £331 £367 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% +46.60%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £20.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.63 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -22.50%
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
107 124 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 19.42% 17.69% 8.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 102 31
Median daily rate £375 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £20.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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
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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 September 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 +29 10 £313 +13.63% 2
Newport +9 2 £288 -36.11%
Bridgend - 2 - -
Vale of Glamorgan - 1 - -
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 21 (75.00%) LAN
2 16 (57.14%) Cisco
3 12 (42.86%) Firewall
4 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
4 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
5 8 (28.57%) Windows
6 7 (25.00%) CCNA
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
7 6 (21.43%) CCNP
7 6 (21.43%) Ethernet
7 6 (21.43%) Wireless
8 5 (17.86%) Project Management
8 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
8 5 (17.86%) Broadband
8 5 (17.86%) VPN
9 4 (14.29%) VLAN
9 4 (14.29%) F5
9 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (14.29%) APMP
9 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
9 4 (14.29%) PRINCE
9 4 (14.29%) Six Sigma
10 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (10.71%) Juniper
10 3 (10.71%) BGP
10 3 (10.71%) BT
10 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification

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 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 21 (75.00%) LAN
2 12 (42.86%) Firewall
3 6 (21.43%) Ethernet
3 6 (21.43%) Wireless
4 5 (17.86%) Broadband
4 5 (17.86%) VPN
5 4 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (14.29%) VLAN
6 3 (10.71%) BGP
6 3 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (10.71%) HSRP
6 3 (10.71%) Unified Communications
7 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (7.14%) DHCP
7 2 (7.14%) DNS
7 2 (7.14%) Internet
7 2 (7.14%) MPLS
7 2 (7.14%) OSPF
7 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.57%) VoIP
General
1 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Network Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Avaya Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Data Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) IT Technician
4 2 (7.14%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Rollout Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Voice Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) IMAC Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) CESG
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 1 (3.57%) Linux
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Project Management
2 4 (14.29%) PRINCE
2 4 (14.29%) Six Sigma
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL
3 3 (10.71%) Line Management
4 2 (7.14%) Coaching
4 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Analytics
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) Change Control
5 1 (3.57%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.57%) Information Management
5 1 (3.57%) Network Design
5 1 (3.57%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) C
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (32.14%) SC Cleared
1 9 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 7 (25.00%) CCNA
3 6 (21.43%) CCNP
4 4 (14.29%) APMP
5 3 (10.71%) MCSE
5 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (7.14%) CCDP
6 2 (7.14%) CCIE
7 1 (3.57%) CCIP
7 1 (3.57%) Degree
7 1 (3.57%) HNC
7 1 (3.57%) MCITP
7 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.57%) NFS
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.57%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 4 (14.29%) F5
4 3 (10.71%) BT
4 3 (10.71%) Juniper
4 3 (10.71%) Riverbed
4 3 (10.71%) VMware
5 2 (7.14%) Avaya
5 2 (7.14%) BMC
5 2 (7.14%) CA
5 2 (7.14%) Remedy
6 1 (3.57%) Altiris
6 1 (3.57%) Aruba
6 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix
6 1 (3.57%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.57%) NetApp
6 1 (3.57%) Symantec
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