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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 60 51 48
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.38% 1.17% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.71% 7.45% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £139 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £435 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.75% -6.97%
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
68 94 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.39% 15.69% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 56 38
Average daily rate £375 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £515 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.58 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -10.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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
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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 -3 8 £250 -9.09% 6
North Wales +3 1 £300 - 1
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WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 20 (74.07%) LAN
2 17 (62.96%) Windows
3 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (37.04%) Cisco
5 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
5 8 (29.63%) VMware
6 7 (25.93%) Firewall
7 6 (22.22%) Wireless
7 6 (22.22%) SAN
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
7 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (18.52%) VoIP
8 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
8 5 (18.52%) MS Office
8 5 (18.52%) ITIL
8 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
8 5 (18.52%) OSPF
8 5 (18.52%) BGP
8 5 (18.52%) SCCM
8 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
9 4 (14.81%) Fat Client
9 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
9 4 (14.81%) Finance
9 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 6 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (11.11%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.70%) Lync
4 1 (3.70%) MediaWiki
4 1 (3.70%) Confluence
4 1 (3.70%) Apache
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.70%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 20 (74.07%) LAN
2 7 (25.93%) Firewall
3 6 (22.22%) Wireless
3 6 (22.22%) SAN
3 6 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (18.52%) VoIP
4 5 (18.52%) OSPF
4 5 (18.52%) BGP
5 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
6 3 (11.11%) WAAS
6 3 (11.11%) DNS
6 3 (11.11%) MPLS
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (7.41%) Network Security
7 2 (7.41%) WPA2
7 2 (7.41%) Frame Relay
7 2 (7.41%) WEP
7 2 (7.41%) WPA
7 2 (7.41%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Cognos Impromptu
2 3 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.70%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (3.70%) Hudson
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
1 1 (3.70%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.70%) Subversion
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Consultant
1 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
1 5 (18.52%) Technical Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Network Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Deskside Support
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Operations Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Data Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Change Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Support
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Fat Client
1 4 (14.81%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.11%) UNIX
6 1 (3.70%) CentOS
6 1 (3.70%) AIX
6 1 (3.70%) Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Debian
6 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) ITIL
1 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
2 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 1 (3.70%) DevOps
5 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.70%) Java
1 1 (3.70%) Perl
1 1 (3.70%) PHP
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
1 1 (3.70%) Ruby
1 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (14.81%) CCNP
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) CCA
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (7.41%) CCIE
4 1 (3.70%) CCDP
4 1 (3.70%) MCSA
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) Terminal Services
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) XenApp
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.70%) Samba
5 1 (3.70%) Postfix
5 1 (3.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
2 3 (11.11%) ARCserve
3 2 (7.41%) BMC Performance Manager
3 2 (7.41%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (3.70%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (3.70%) Puppet
4 1 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (3.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Cisco
2 8 (29.63%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) Intel
4 4 (14.81%) Citrix
5 3 (11.11%) Lumension
5 3 (11.11%) F5
5 3 (11.11%) Riverbed
5 3 (11.11%) Cognos
5 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 3 (11.11%) Lotus
5 3 (11.11%) Juniper
5 3 (11.11%) BMC
5 3 (11.11%) Sophos
5 3 (11.11%) BT
5 3 (11.11%) Brocade
6 2 (7.41%) AppSense
6 2 (7.41%) Aruba
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.70%) CA
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