The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South Wales region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 41 31 32
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 14 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.46% 3.07% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.67% 22.22% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 4
Average daily rate £188 £170 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -42.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £105 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £256 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+28.12% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
75 45 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 13.18% 13.80% 17.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 21 29
Average daily rate £350 £260 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £151 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
WAN
Wales

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -15 10 £178 -29.00% 2
Newport -7 3 £195 +85.71% 1
Bridgend - - - - 1
Caerphilly - - - -
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (82.61%) LAN
2 16 (69.57%) Cisco
3 10 (43.48%) CCNP
3 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (43.48%) Windows
4 9 (39.13%) Firewall
5 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
6 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (30.43%) Service Delivery
6 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (26.09%) Wireless
8 5 (21.74%) VMware
8 5 (21.74%) SAN
8 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
8 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
8 5 (21.74%) VoIP
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (21.74%) SCCM
9 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
9 4 (17.39%) BIG-IP
9 4 (17.39%) DNS
9 4 (17.39%) CCNA
9 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
9 4 (17.39%) MPLS
9 4 (17.39%) OSPF
9 4 (17.39%) BGP
10 3 (13.04%) ARCserve
10 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
10 3 (13.04%) Finance

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (13.04%) IBM Notes
1 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 19 (82.61%) LAN
2 9 (39.13%) Firewall
3 6 (26.09%) Wireless
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (21.74%) VoIP
4 5 (21.74%) SAN
5 4 (17.39%) MPLS
5 4 (17.39%) OSPF
5 4 (17.39%) BGP
5 4 (17.39%) BIG-IP
5 4 (17.39%) DNS
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
6 3 (13.04%) VPN
7 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications
7 2 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (4.35%) Network Security
8 1 (4.35%) Internet
8 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (13.04%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MSI
1 1 (4.35%) InstallShield
1 1 (4.35%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Deskside Support
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Packager
5 1 (4.35%) Design Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Thin Client
1 3 (13.04%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) UNIX
5 1 (4.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Service Delivery
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.70%) Network Design
3 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) CCNP
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (17.39%) CCNA
2 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) CCIE
3 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.70%) CCDP
4 2 (8.70%) CCA
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) HNC
5 1 (4.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) Terminal Services
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) XenApp
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) ARCserve
3 1 (4.35%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (4.35%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) CheckPoint
3 5 (21.74%) VMware
4 3 (13.04%) Cognos
4 3 (13.04%) Lumension
4 3 (13.04%) Sophos
4 3 (13.04%) BT
4 3 (13.04%) Lotus
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) Intel
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) Avaya
5 2 (8.70%) Juniper
5 2 (8.70%) AppSense
6 1 (4.35%) Apple
6 1 (4.35%) BMC
6 1 (4.35%) CA