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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 43 29 39
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.16% 3.87% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.54% 32.00% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £394 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +118.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £318 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £444 £277
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.20 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.41% -4.23%
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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
87 50 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 16.17% 12.11% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 23 30
Average daily rate £350 £400 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +68.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £435 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £15.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £121.59 £20.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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
Cardiff -4 11 £315 -21.25% 2
Bridgend - 2 £338 -
Newport -10 1 £470 -
Torfaen - - - - 1
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 21 (84.00%) LAN
2 17 (68.00%) Cisco
3 11 (44.00%) Juniper
3 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (32.00%) Windows
5 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (24.00%) F5
7 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 5 (20.00%) ADSL
7 5 (20.00%) DNS
7 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 5 (20.00%) Internet
7 5 (20.00%) MPLS
7 5 (20.00%) Firewall
7 5 (20.00%) Wireless
7 5 (20.00%) LLU
7 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (20.00%) Lync
8 4 (16.00%) SQL
8 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (16.00%) MS Office
8 4 (16.00%) ITIL
8 4 (16.00%) CCNP
8 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (16.00%) SAN
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (16.00%) Migration

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (20.00%) Lync
2 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.00%) IIS
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (12.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) LAN
2 5 (20.00%) ADSL
2 5 (20.00%) Internet
2 5 (20.00%) MPLS
2 5 (20.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.00%) Wireless
2 5 (20.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.00%) LLU
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (16.00%) Network Security
3 4 (16.00%) WAAS
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (16.00%) SAN
4 3 (12.00%) IP Telephony
4 3 (12.00%) NAS
5 2 (8.00%) WPA2
5 2 (8.00%) DSL
5 2 (8.00%) Frame Relay
5 2 (8.00%) WEP
5 2 (8.00%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (16.00%) Network Consultant
2 4 (16.00%) Consultant
2 4 (16.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Wintel Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Data Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Wintel Support
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Migration
1 4 (16.00%) ITIL
1 4 (16.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (12.00%) System Testing
2 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (12.00%) CRM
3 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (8.00%) Network Design
3 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.00%) UML
3 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.00%) Network Management
4 1 (4.00%) Change Control
4 1 (4.00%) Dependency Management
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (44.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (36.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (16.00%) CCNP
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.00%) CCDP
4 2 (8.00%) CCIE
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.00%) CCSE
5 1 (4.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) XenApp
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Cisco
2 11 (44.00%) Juniper
3 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (24.00%) F5
5 5 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (16.00%) Brocade
6 4 (16.00%) VMware
6 4 (16.00%) Riverbed
7 3 (12.00%) Aruba
7 3 (12.00%) Citrix
8 2 (8.00%) Blue Coat
8 2 (8.00%) McAfee
9 1 (4.00%) Websense
9 1 (4.00%) BT
9 1 (4.00%) Remedy
9 1 (4.00%) Intel
9 1 (4.00%) BMC
9 1 (4.00%) NetApp
9 1 (4.00%) LANDesk
9 1 (4.00%) SonicWALL