The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 43 58 69
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +11
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.85% 1.86% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.79% 15.69% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 5
Median daily rate £378 £406 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.07% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £453 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-1.14% +26.08%
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
116 102 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.64% 11.87% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 63 48
Median daily rate £380 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £210 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £463 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 1
Median hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -62.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South Wales +13 11 £350 -3.44% 5
West Wales +13 4 £583 +45.62%
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 Wales region with a requirement for WAN.

1 29 (72.50%) LAN
2 26 (65.00%) Cisco
3 15 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (35.00%) Windows
5 13 (32.50%) Firewall
5 13 (32.50%) Migration
5 13 (32.50%) Data Centre
6 12 (30.00%) VPN
6 12 (30.00%) CCNP
7 10 (25.00%) Wireless
8 9 (22.50%) CCNA
9 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 7 (17.50%) Internet
10 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
10 7 (17.50%) VMware
10 7 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
11 6 (15.00%) SAN
11 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
11 6 (15.00%) Citrix
12 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
12 5 (12.50%) Linux
12 5 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 5 (12.50%) Unified Communications
12 5 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
13 4 (10.00%) F5
13 4 (10.00%) Riverbed
13 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (10.00%) BGP
13 4 (10.00%) CA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in 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 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.50%) Mule
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (72.50%) LAN
2 13 (32.50%) Firewall
3 12 (30.00%) VPN
4 10 (25.00%) Wireless
5 7 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (17.50%) Internet
6 6 (15.00%) SAN
7 5 (12.50%) Unified Communications
8 4 (10.00%) BGP
8 4 (10.00%) Ethernet
8 4 (10.00%) MPLS
8 4 (10.00%) OSPF
8 4 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (7.50%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (7.50%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (7.50%) DNS
9 3 (7.50%) VLAN
10 2 (5.00%) DHCP
10 2 (5.00%) HSRP
10 2 (5.00%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Architect
3 6 (15.00%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Data Centre Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Test Data Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Avaya Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Data Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Network Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Support Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) IT Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 13 (32.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) CMDB
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.00%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Migration
2 5 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 4 (10.00%) ITIL
4 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.50%) SDLC
4 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.50%) Service Management
4 3 (7.50%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.00%) Analytics
5 2 (5.00%) Change Control
5 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.00%) DevOps
5 2 (5.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (5.00%) Line Management
5 2 (5.00%) Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (30.00%) CCNP
3 9 (22.50%) CCNA
4 4 (10.00%) CCIE
5 3 (7.50%) CCDP
5 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
5 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) ISEB
6 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (5.00%) MCSE
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.50%) CCIP
7 1 (2.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.50%) vSphere
4 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.50%) NFS
4 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Ansible
1 2 (5.00%) FortiGate
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 26 (65.00%) Cisco
2 7 (17.50%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (15.00%) Citrix
4 4 (10.00%) Avaya
4 4 (10.00%) CA
4 4 (10.00%) F5
4 4 (10.00%) Riverbed
5 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.00%) BMC
6 2 (5.00%) Google
6 2 (5.00%) Juniper
6 2 (5.00%) Palo Alto
6 2 (5.00%) PlateSpin
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.00%) Remedy
7 1 (2.50%) Altiris
7 1 (2.50%) Aruba
7 1 (2.50%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (2.50%) Meraki