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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 59 46 46
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.47% 1.94% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.94% 13.92% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 3
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£275 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £324 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.79% -4.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
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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
69 79 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.25% 13.91% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 49 35
Average daily rate £375 £288 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -17.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £216 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.46% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.58 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% -60.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 9 £250 - 6
West Wales - 1 £425 - 1
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UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 13 (65.00%) LAN
2 11 (55.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) Cisco
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (25.00%) Firewall
5 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (20.00%) F5
6 4 (20.00%) WAAS
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (20.00%) Wireless
6 4 (20.00%) VMware
6 4 (20.00%) Brocade
6 4 (20.00%) Riverbed
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (20.00%) Citrix
6 4 (20.00%) Juniper
6 4 (20.00%) SAN
7 3 (15.00%) BMC
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (15.00%) MPLS
7 3 (15.00%) OSPF
7 3 (15.00%) Project Management
7 3 (15.00%) BGP
7 3 (15.00%) CCIE
7 3 (15.00%) CCNP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) nginx
3 1 (5.00%) Confluence
3 1 (5.00%) Lync
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) LAN
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (20.00%) WAAS
3 4 (20.00%) Wireless
3 4 (20.00%) SAN
4 3 (15.00%) MPLS
4 3 (15.00%) OSPF
4 3 (15.00%) BGP
5 2 (10.00%) Frame Relay
5 2 (10.00%) ATM
5 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.00%) WPA2
5 2 (10.00%) WEP
5 2 (10.00%) WPA
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.00%) VPN
6 1 (5.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.00%) Cognos Impromptu
2 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
1 1 (5.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (5.00%) Hudson
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Consultant
2 4 (20.00%) Network Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Support
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) Operations Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Change Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Data Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Technician
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (15.00%) UNIX
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.00%) AIX
6 1 (5.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) CentOS
6 1 (5.00%) Debian
6 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Project Management
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
1 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (10.00%) Service Management
2 2 (10.00%) Change Management
2 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.00%) DevOps
3 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) Perl
1 1 (5.00%) PHP
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) Ruby
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) CCIE
1 3 (15.00%) CCNP
1 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) CCDP
2 2 (10.00%) CCA
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (5.00%) MCSA
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) XenApp
3 2 (10.00%) Terminal Services
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) Postfix
4 1 (5.00%) Samba
4 1 (5.00%) XenServer
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (10.00%) BMC Performance Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (5.00%) ARCserve
3 1 (5.00%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (5.00%) ZABBIX
3 1 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (5.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Cisco
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 4 (20.00%) Brocade
2 4 (20.00%) Riverbed
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix
2 4 (20.00%) Juniper
2 4 (20.00%) F5
3 3 (15.00%) BMC
4 2 (10.00%) Aruba
4 2 (10.00%) AppSense
4 2 (10.00%) Intel
5 1 (5.00%) Veeam
5 1 (5.00%) CA
5 1 (5.00%) Lotus
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.00%) Sophos
5 1 (5.00%) BT
5 1 (5.00%) Lumension
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