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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 51 58 47
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.65% 0.61% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.11% 7.89% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 10
Median daily rate £375 £293 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% +56.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £279 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £307 £340
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £326
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.13 £26.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-21.02% +48.61%
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
61 38 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.58% 7.72% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 23 42
Median daily rate £375 £300 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.25 £34.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.69% +76.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £34.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.88 £34.50 £25.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -14 6 £300 +2.56% 2
Torfaen - 1 £475 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - -
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (63.89%) LAN
2 17 (47.22%) Cisco
2 17 (47.22%) Data Centre
3 16 (44.44%) Migration
4 12 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (30.56%) Windows
6 9 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 8 (22.22%) VPN
7 8 (22.22%) CCNA
7 8 (22.22%) Windows Server
8 7 (19.44%) CCNP
9 6 (16.67%) Citrix
9 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 6 (16.67%) VMware
10 5 (13.89%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (13.89%) Firewall
10 5 (13.89%) Wireless
10 5 (13.89%) SAN
10 5 (13.89%) ITIL
10 5 (13.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 4 (11.11%) SLA
11 4 (11.11%) Internet
11 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
11 4 (11.11%) Business Transformation
11 4 (11.11%) Unified Communications
11 4 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
12 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
12 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
12 3 (8.33%) Riverbed

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:

Communications & Networking
1 23 (63.89%) LAN
2 8 (22.22%) VPN
3 5 (13.89%) Firewall
3 5 (13.89%) SAN
3 5 (13.89%) Wireless
4 4 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (11.11%) Internet
4 4 (11.11%) Unified Communications
5 3 (8.33%) DNS
5 3 (8.33%) Ethernet
6 2 (5.56%) DHCP
6 2 (5.56%) MPLS
6 2 (5.56%) Network Security
6 2 (5.56%) NGN
6 2 (5.56%) VoIP
6 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (5.56%) WLAN
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.78%) OSPF
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) HP UFT
1 2 (5.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.56%) Finance
3 1 (2.78%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 8 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 6 (16.67%) Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 6 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
3 5 (13.89%) Data Centre Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Test Data Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Telephony Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Telephony Project Manager
4 4 (11.11%) WAN Project Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Manager
6 2 (5.56%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 17 (47.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) CMDB
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.78%) Statistics
2 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (30.56%) Windows
2 8 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.56%) Linux
3 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Migration
2 9 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (13.89%) ITIL
3 5 (13.89%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (13.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (11.11%) Business Transformation
4 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.33%) SDLC
5 3 (8.33%) Service Management
5 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.56%) Analytics
6 2 (5.56%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.56%) Functional Testing
6 2 (5.56%) Line Management
6 2 (5.56%) Procure-to-pay
6 2 (5.56%) Test Planning
7 1 (2.78%) Communications Security
7 1 (2.78%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (22.22%) CCNA
3 7 (19.44%) CCNP
4 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.56%) CCDP
5 2 (5.56%) ISEB
5 2 (5.56%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.78%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Cisco
2 6 (16.67%) Citrix
2 6 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (8.33%) Avaya
3 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 3 (8.33%) Riverbed
4 2 (5.56%) CA
4 2 (5.56%) F5
4 2 (5.56%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) PlateSpin
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.78%) 3Com
5 1 (2.78%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (2.78%) Juniper
5 1 (2.78%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.78%) Polycom
5 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds