The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 62 63 35
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -28
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.97% 1.00% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.35% 9.30% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £234 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -5.40%
WAN
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
104 86 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 12.06% 10.78% 18.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 49 40
Average daily rate £350 £375 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £37.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.66% +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Wales region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Wales

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Wales region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

WAN
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
South Wales +5 10 £363 +20.83% 8
West Wales +12 5 £350 -17.64% 2
North Wales - 2 £413 -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 22 (91.67%) LAN
2 17 (70.83%) Cisco
3 15 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (50.00%) CCNP
5 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
6 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
7 8 (33.33%) Firewall
7 8 (33.33%) Wireless
8 7 (29.17%) CCNA
9 6 (25.00%) CheckPoint
10 5 (20.83%) CCIE
11 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 4 (16.67%) DNS
11 4 (16.67%) McAfee
11 4 (16.67%) CCDP
11 4 (16.67%) Blue Coat
11 4 (16.67%) Network Design
11 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
11 4 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (12.50%) Network Security
12 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
12 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
12 3 (12.50%) MPLS
12 3 (12.50%) SLA
12 3 (12.50%) CCIP
12 3 (12.50%) ITIL
13 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
13 2 (8.33%) Windows
13 2 (8.33%) VoIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
1 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.17%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 22 (91.67%) LAN
2 8 (33.33%) Firewall
2 8 (33.33%) Wireless
3 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (16.67%) DNS
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (12.50%) Network Security
4 3 (12.50%) MPLS
5 2 (8.33%) SAN
5 2 (8.33%) VoIP
5 2 (8.33%) DHCP
5 2 (8.33%) SNMP
5 2 (8.33%) IPsec
5 2 (8.33%) IP Telephony
5 2 (8.33%) BIG-IP
5 2 (8.33%) BGP
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (8.33%) Multicast
6 1 (4.17%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (4.17%) Softswitch
General
1 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Network Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Design Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Support
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support
5 1 (4.17%) Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Design Authority
5 1 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) e-Health
3 1 (4.17%) DataPower
3 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Network Design
1 4 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.33%) Project Management
3 2 (8.33%) Service Management
3 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.33%) Coaching
3 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (8.33%) Migration
Qualifications
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (50.00%) CCNP
3 11 (45.83%) Security Cleared
4 9 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 7 (29.17%) CCNA
6 5 (20.83%) CCIE
7 4 (16.67%) CCDP
8 3 (12.50%) CCIP
8 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
9 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (4.17%) MCTS
10 1 (4.17%) MCSE
10 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Cisco
2 6 (25.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (16.67%) McAfee
3 4 (16.67%) Blue Coat
4 2 (8.33%) F5
4 2 (8.33%) Avaya
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper
5 1 (4.17%) Ciena
5 1 (4.17%) Radware
5 1 (4.17%) BT
5 1 (4.17%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Nortel
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 9 days ago