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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 62 62
Rank change year-on-year
+9 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.40% 1.29% 2.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.40% 12.35% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 13
Median daily rate £390 £400 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £289 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £413 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-14.00% +42.85%
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
97 81 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 17.90% 10.47% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 42 56
Median daily rate £400 £340 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £269 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 3
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -62.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +4 8 £325 +11.11% 1
West Wales +10 2 £550 +37.50%
North Wales 0 1 £425 +3.03%
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 25 (56.82%) LAN
2 23 (52.27%) Cisco
3 18 (40.91%) Data Centre
4 16 (36.36%) Migration
5 15 (34.09%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (27.27%) CCNP
6 12 (27.27%) Windows
7 11 (25.00%) VPN
8 10 (22.73%) CCNA
8 10 (22.73%) Firewall
9 9 (20.45%) PRINCE2
10 8 (18.18%) Wireless
10 8 (18.18%) Windows Server
11 7 (15.91%) Telecoms
11 7 (15.91%) VMware
12 6 (13.64%) Internet
12 6 (13.64%) Citrix
13 5 (11.36%) Avaya
13 5 (11.36%) SAN
13 5 (11.36%) Ethernet
13 5 (11.36%) Riverbed
13 5 (11.36%) Unified Communications
13 5 (11.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 5 (11.36%) Non-Functional Testing
14 4 (9.09%) Business Transformation
14 4 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
14 4 (9.09%) MPLS
14 4 (9.09%) 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 (2.27%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 25 (56.82%) LAN
2 11 (25.00%) VPN
3 10 (22.73%) Firewall
4 8 (18.18%) Wireless
5 6 (13.64%) Internet
6 5 (11.36%) Ethernet
6 5 (11.36%) SAN
6 5 (11.36%) Unified Communications
7 4 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (9.09%) MPLS
8 3 (6.82%) BGP
8 3 (6.82%) DNS
8 3 (6.82%) OSPF
8 3 (6.82%) VLAN
9 2 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (4.55%) HSRP
9 2 (4.55%) NGN
9 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
9 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) HP UFT
1 2 (4.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (15.91%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (27.27%) Network Engineer
2 8 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 7 (15.91%) Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Technical Manager
4 6 (13.64%) Technical Project Manager
5 5 (11.36%) Data Centre Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Test Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) Test Data Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Avaya Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 4 (9.09%) Telephony Manager
6 4 (9.09%) Telephony Project Manager
6 4 (9.09%) WAN Project Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Data Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Telecoms Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Network Architect
Miscellaneous
1 18 (40.91%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Clustering
2 1 (2.27%) CMDB
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.55%) Linux
3 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Migration
2 9 (20.45%) PRINCE2
3 5 (11.36%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (11.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (9.09%) Business Transformation
4 4 (9.09%) ITIL
4 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.82%) Analytics
5 3 (6.82%) Line Management
5 3 (6.82%) SDLC
5 3 (6.82%) Service Management
5 3 (6.82%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.55%) Data Migration
6 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.55%) Functional Testing
6 2 (4.55%) Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (4.55%) Test Planning
7 1 (2.27%) Change Management
7 1 (2.27%) Information Security
7 1 (2.27%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (27.27%) CCNP
3 10 (22.73%) CCNA
4 3 (6.82%) CCIE
4 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.55%) CCDP
5 2 (4.55%) ISEB
5 2 (4.55%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.27%) MCSE
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.55%) vSphere
3 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) FortiGate
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) Cisco
2 7 (15.91%) VMware
3 6 (13.64%) Citrix
4 5 (11.36%) Avaya
4 5 (11.36%) Riverbed
5 4 (9.09%) CA
5 4 (9.09%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.55%) BMC
6 2 (4.55%) F5
6 2 (4.55%) PlateSpin
6 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.55%) Remedy
7 1 (2.27%) Aruba
7 1 (2.27%) BT
7 1 (2.27%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (2.27%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.27%) Meraki
7 1 (2.27%) Mitel
7 1 (2.27%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.27%) Polycom