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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 50 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 22 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.20% 3.14% 3.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.56% 31.37% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 7
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£325 £394 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +118.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £318 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £444 £277
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+14.47% -5.00%
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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
107 51 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 15.57% 10.02% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 25 33
Average daily rate £375 £400 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +68.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £435 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £137.50 £20.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -13 17 £325 -17.46% 3
North Wales - 2 £223 -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 27 (87.10%) LAN
2 22 (70.97%) Cisco
3 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
4 11 (35.48%) Juniper
5 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
5 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
6 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (25.81%) CCNP
7 8 (25.81%) Windows
8 7 (22.58%) CheckPoint
8 7 (22.58%) Firewall
9 6 (19.35%) Wireless
9 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
9 6 (19.35%) MPLS
9 6 (19.35%) F5
9 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (16.13%) Lync
10 5 (16.13%) LLU
10 5 (16.13%) Internet
10 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
10 5 (16.13%) DNS
10 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
10 5 (16.13%) ADSL
11 4 (12.90%) SQL
11 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
11 4 (12.90%) MS Office
11 4 (12.90%) ITIL
11 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (12.90%) SAN

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Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
1 5 (16.13%) Lync
2 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.23%) IIS
5 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (87.10%) LAN
2 7 (22.58%) Firewall
3 6 (19.35%) Wireless
3 6 (19.35%) MPLS
4 5 (16.13%) Internet
4 5 (16.13%) ADSL
4 5 (16.13%) DNS
4 5 (16.13%) LLU
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (12.90%) Network Security
5 4 (12.90%) WAAS
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (12.90%) SAN
6 3 (9.68%) NAS
6 3 (9.68%) IP Telephony
7 2 (6.45%) WPA2
7 2 (6.45%) ATM
7 2 (6.45%) WLAN
7 2 (6.45%) DSL
7 2 (6.45%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 6 (19.35%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Network Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Test Manager
3 5 (16.13%) Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Network Consultant
4 4 (12.90%) Consultant
5 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Wintel Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Security Architect
6 2 (6.45%) Data Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) ITIL
1 4 (12.90%) Migration
1 4 (12.90%) Network Design
1 4 (12.90%) Test Strategy
2 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (9.68%) System Testing
2 3 (9.68%) CRM
3 2 (6.45%) Project Management
3 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
3 2 (6.45%) Network Architecture
3 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.45%) Business Analysis
3 2 (6.45%) UML
3 2 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.23%) Dependency Management
4 1 (3.23%) Network Management
4 1 (3.23%) Change Control
4 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) Security Cleared
2 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
3 9 (29.03%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (25.81%) CCNP
5 3 (9.68%) CCNA
6 2 (6.45%) CCDP
6 2 (6.45%) CCIE
7 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.23%) CCSE
7 1 (3.23%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) XenApp
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 22 (70.97%) Cisco
2 11 (35.48%) Juniper
3 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
4 7 (22.58%) CheckPoint
5 6 (19.35%) F5
6 4 (12.90%) Brocade
6 4 (12.90%) VMware
6 4 (12.90%) Riverbed
7 3 (9.68%) Aruba
7 3 (9.68%) Citrix
8 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
8 2 (6.45%) McAfee
9 1 (3.23%) Websense
9 1 (3.23%) BT
9 1 (3.23%) Remedy
9 1 (3.23%) Intel
9 1 (3.23%) BMC
9 1 (3.23%) NetApp
9 1 (3.23%) LANDesk
9 1 (3.23%) SonicWALL