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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 27 41 44
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 19 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.12% 4.06% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.35% 19.63% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 10
Median daily rate £375 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £249 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £454 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £398 £347
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +14.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -9.09%

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
85 107 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.44% 20.70% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 86 65
Median daily rate £375 £338 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £210 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £30.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% +87.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +6 7 £375 -6.25% 1
Newport - 6 £311 -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £313 -
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 28 (80.00%) LAN
2 27 (77.14%) Cisco
3 16 (45.71%) Firewall
3 16 (45.71%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (37.14%) SC Cleared
4 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
5 12 (34.29%) CCNP
6 10 (28.57%) Wireless
7 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
7 9 (25.71%) CCNA
8 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
8 8 (22.86%) Windows
8 8 (22.86%) C
8 8 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (17.14%) Juniper
10 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
10 6 (17.14%) Business Development
11 5 (14.29%) MS Office
11 5 (14.29%) ITIL
12 4 (11.43%) VLAN
12 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
12 4 (11.43%) Legal
12 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
12 4 (11.43%) Ethernet
12 4 (11.43%) VPN
12 4 (11.43%) CCDP
12 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
12 4 (11.43%) CCIP
12 4 (11.43%) SLA

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 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Office
2 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 28 (80.00%) LAN
2 16 (45.71%) Firewall
3 10 (28.57%) Wireless
4 8 (22.86%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (11.43%) Ethernet
5 4 (11.43%) VLAN
5 4 (11.43%) VPN
6 3 (8.57%) Broadband
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco IPT
6 3 (8.57%) IP Telephony
7 2 (5.71%) BGP
7 2 (5.71%) DHCP
7 2 (5.71%) EIGRP
7 2 (5.71%) IPsec
7 2 (5.71%) L2TP
7 2 (5.71%) MPLS
7 2 (5.71%) OSPF
7 2 (5.71%) xDSL
General
1 9 (25.71%) Telecoms
2 4 (11.43%) Legal
3 3 (8.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Juniper Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Presales Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Telecoms Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Presales Network Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Field Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Installations Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) IT Technician
7 2 (5.71%) Rollout Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Switch Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Telephony Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Business Development
1 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
2 5 (14.29%) ITIL
3 4 (11.43%) Line Management
3 4 (11.43%) Presales
3 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
4 3 (8.57%) Process Improvement
4 3 (8.57%) Project Governance
5 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.86%) Project Management
6 1 (2.86%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (45.71%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (37.14%) SC Cleared
2 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
3 12 (34.29%) CCNP
4 9 (25.71%) CCNA
5 4 (11.43%) CCDP
5 4 (11.43%) CCIP
6 2 (5.71%) CCIE
6 2 (5.71%) HNC
6 2 (5.71%) MCITP
6 2 (5.71%) MCSE
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.86%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 27 (77.14%) Cisco
2 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
3 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (17.14%) Juniper
5 4 (11.43%) F5
6 3 (8.57%) Genesys
6 3 (8.57%) NICE Systems
6 3 (8.57%) Riverbed
7 2 (5.71%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.71%) Intel Security
7 2 (5.71%) VMware
8 1 (2.86%) Avaya
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