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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 32 38 46
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 23 30 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.28% 5.09% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.33% 31.58% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 5
Median daily rate £335 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £463 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £359
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-18.52% -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
103 95 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 19.18% 16.13% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 75 46
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £201 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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
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 24 February 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
Newport +7 11 £294 -2.08%
Cardiff -5 4 £375 -6.25% 1
Bridgend - 2 £281 -
Glamorgan - 1 - -
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 34 (80.95%) Cisco
2 31 (73.81%) LAN
3 22 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (47.62%) SC Cleared
4 20 (47.62%) Security Cleared
5 18 (42.86%) CCNP
6 16 (38.10%) Firewall
7 12 (28.57%) CCNA
8 11 (26.19%) C
8 11 (26.19%) Wireless
8 11 (26.19%) Telecoms
8 11 (26.19%) Customer Requirements
9 10 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (21.43%) Business Development
11 8 (19.05%) Juniper
11 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
11 8 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (16.67%) Data Centre
12 7 (16.67%) Presales
12 7 (16.67%) Legal
13 6 (14.29%) Marketing
13 6 (14.29%) Windows
13 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
13 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
14 5 (11.90%) Riverbed
14 5 (11.90%) ITIL
15 4 (9.52%) VLAN
15 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
15 4 (9.52%) MS Office
15 4 (9.52%) MS Excel

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:

Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
1 4 (9.52%) MS Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 31 (73.81%) LAN
2 16 (38.10%) Firewall
3 11 (26.19%) Wireless
4 10 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (9.52%) BGP
6 4 (9.52%) EIGRP
6 4 (9.52%) Ethernet
6 4 (9.52%) VLAN
7 3 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (7.14%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (7.14%) FCoE
7 3 (7.14%) IP Telephony
8 2 (4.76%) IPsec
8 2 (4.76%) IPv4
8 2 (4.76%) L2TP
8 2 (4.76%) PPP
8 2 (4.76%) SSL
8 2 (4.76%) VPN
8 2 (4.76%) xDSL
General
1 11 (26.19%) Telecoms
2 7 (16.67%) Legal
3 6 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (54.76%) Network Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) Cisco Engineer
2 8 (19.05%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Presales Engineer
3 7 (16.67%) Telecoms Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (14.29%) Presales Network Engineer
5 5 (11.90%) Installations Engineer
6 4 (9.52%) Juniper Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Data Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Field Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Rollout Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Telephony Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.14%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Customer Requirements
2 9 (21.43%) Business Development
3 7 (16.67%) Presales
4 6 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 5 (11.90%) ITIL
6 4 (9.52%) Line Management
6 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.14%) Process Improvement
7 3 (7.14%) Project Governance
8 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (2.38%) Network Architecture
9 1 (2.38%) Network Design
9 1 (2.38%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (2.38%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) C
2 2 (4.76%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 22 (52.38%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (47.62%) SC Cleared
2 20 (47.62%) Security Cleared
3 18 (42.86%) CCNP
4 12 (28.57%) CCNA
5 4 (9.52%) CCDP
5 4 (9.52%) CCIP
6 3 (7.14%) HNC
7 2 (4.76%) CCIE
7 2 (4.76%) MCITP
7 2 (4.76%) MCSE
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
1 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 34 (80.95%) Cisco
2 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
2 8 (19.05%) Juniper
3 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.90%) Riverbed
5 4 (9.52%) F5
6 3 (7.14%) Blue Coat
6 3 (7.14%) Genesys
6 3 (7.14%) Intel Security
6 3 (7.14%) NICE Systems
7 2 (4.76%) Avaya
7 2 (4.76%) VMware