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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 60 48
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -12
Contract jobs citing WAN 21 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.33% 1.44% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.15% 14.93% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 3
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£394 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £250 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £388 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £309
% change year-on-year
- +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.25 - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -11.62%
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
130 67 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 14.41% 9.65% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 41 49
Average daily rate £380 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 5
Average hourly rate £13.18 £19.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.65% +21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £19.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £19.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -1 16 £363 +45.00% 4
West Wales +1 5 £440 +3.52%
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 25 (83.33%) LAN
2 21 (70.00%) Cisco
3 20 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (53.33%) CCNP
5 14 (46.67%) Security Cleared
6 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 10 (33.33%) CCNA
7 9 (30.00%) CheckPoint
8 8 (26.67%) Firewall
9 7 (23.33%) Wireless
10 6 (20.00%) Network Design
10 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (16.67%) Network Security
11 5 (16.67%) MPLS
11 5 (16.67%) CCIE
11 5 (16.67%) VoIP
12 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
12 4 (13.33%) DNS
12 4 (13.33%) CCDP
12 4 (13.33%) Nortel
12 4 (13.33%) Juniper
12 4 (13.33%) McAfee
12 4 (13.33%) BGP
12 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
12 4 (13.33%) Blue Coat
13 3 (10.00%) VLAN
13 3 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
13 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
13 3 (10.00%) OSPF
13 3 (10.00%) Avaya

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (3.33%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 25 (83.33%) LAN
2 8 (26.67%) Firewall
3 7 (23.33%) Wireless
4 5 (16.67%) MPLS
4 5 (16.67%) VoIP
4 5 (16.67%) Network Security
5 4 (13.33%) BGP
5 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (13.33%) DNS
6 3 (10.00%) OSPF
6 3 (10.00%) VLAN
6 3 (10.00%) ISDN
6 3 (10.00%) Cisco PIX
7 2 (6.67%) HSRP
7 2 (6.67%) Multicast
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (6.67%) EIGRP
7 2 (6.67%) VRRP
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (6.67%) Frame Relay
General
1 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Network Consultant
2 3 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (6.67%) Architect
3 2 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Administrator
3 2 (6.67%) Network Administrator
3 2 (6.67%) Network Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Security Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Network Architect
3 2 (6.67%) Network Design Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Support
4 1 (3.33%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (3.33%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) e-Health
2 2 (6.67%) DataPower
3 1 (3.33%) CCTV
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Windows
1 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Network Design
2 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL
4 2 (6.67%) Project Management
4 2 (6.67%) Service Management
4 2 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.67%) Coaching
5 1 (3.33%) Line Management
5 1 (3.33%) SIEM
5 1 (3.33%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.33%) Logistics
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (53.33%) CCNP
3 14 (46.67%) Security Cleared
4 10 (33.33%) CCNA
4 10 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (16.67%) CCIE
6 4 (13.33%) CCDP
7 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (10.00%) CCIP
8 2 (6.67%) Degree
9 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
9 1 (3.33%) MCSE
9 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (3.33%) GCIA
9 1 (3.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) Cisco
2 9 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (13.33%) McAfee
3 4 (13.33%) Nortel
3 4 (13.33%) Juniper
3 4 (13.33%) Blue Coat
4 3 (10.00%) Avaya
5 2 (6.67%) Nokia
5 2 (6.67%) F5
6 1 (3.33%) Ciena
6 1 (3.33%) Imperva
6 1 (3.33%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) Websense
6 1 (3.33%) Radware
6 1 (3.33%) BT
6 1 (3.33%) VMware