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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 47 65 71
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +6
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.75% 2.18% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.63% 12.50% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 4
Median daily rate £331 £367 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% +46.60%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £20.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.63 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -22.50%
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
123 152 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.78% 17.43% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 114 51
Median daily rate £375 £359 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.52% -4.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.35 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% -35.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +19 17 £331 -9.61% 2
West Wales -5 1 - - 1
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 27 (79.41%) LAN
2 21 (61.76%) Cisco
3 15 (44.12%) Firewall
4 11 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (29.41%) Windows
5 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
6 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
6 9 (26.47%) Wireless
7 8 (23.53%) CCNA
7 8 (23.53%) CCNP
7 8 (23.53%) VPN
8 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
8 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
8 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
9 6 (17.65%) Ethernet
9 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
10 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (14.71%) BGP
10 5 (14.71%) Project Management
10 5 (14.71%) CheckPoint
10 5 (14.71%) Broadband
11 4 (11.76%) PRINCE
11 4 (11.76%) Internet
11 4 (11.76%) Six Sigma
11 4 (11.76%) OSPF
11 4 (11.76%) APMP
11 4 (11.76%) VLAN
11 4 (11.76%) F5
12 3 (8.82%) HSRP
12 3 (8.82%) Unified Communications

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 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.94%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Office
2 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (79.41%) LAN
2 15 (44.12%) Firewall
3 9 (26.47%) Wireless
4 8 (23.53%) VPN
5 6 (17.65%) Ethernet
6 5 (14.71%) BGP
6 5 (14.71%) Broadband
6 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (11.76%) Internet
7 4 (11.76%) OSPF
7 4 (11.76%) VLAN
8 3 (8.82%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (8.82%) EIGRP
8 3 (8.82%) HSRP
8 3 (8.82%) Network Security
8 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.82%) Unified Communications
8 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (5.88%) MPLS
General
1 6 (17.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Avaya Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Data Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) IT Technician
5 2 (5.88%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Rollout Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Voice Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) CESG
2 1 (2.94%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Project Management
2 4 (11.76%) PRINCE
2 4 (11.76%) Six Sigma
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL
3 3 (8.82%) Line Management
4 2 (5.88%) Change Control
4 2 (5.88%) Coaching
4 2 (5.88%) DevOps
4 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.88%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.94%) Analytics
5 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.94%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.94%) Information Management
5 1 (2.94%) Network Design
5 1 (2.94%) Strategic Planning
5 1 (2.94%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.94%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) C
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
4 8 (23.53%) CCNA
4 8 (23.53%) CCNP
5 4 (11.76%) APMP
6 3 (8.82%) CCIE
6 3 (8.82%) MCSE
6 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (5.88%) CCDP
8 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.94%) CCIP
8 1 (2.94%) CISSP
8 1 (2.94%) Degree
8 1 (2.94%) HNC
8 1 (2.94%) MCITP
8 1 (2.94%) PMI Certification
8 1 (2.94%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.94%) NFS
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.94%) vSphere
4 1 (2.94%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Ansible
1 2 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) Cisco
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.71%) CheckPoint
4 4 (11.76%) F5
5 3 (8.82%) BT
5 3 (8.82%) Juniper
5 3 (8.82%) Riverbed
5 3 (8.82%) VMware
6 2 (5.88%) Avaya
6 2 (5.88%) BMC
6 2 (5.88%) CA
6 2 (5.88%) Google
6 2 (5.88%) Remedy
7 1 (2.94%) Altiris
7 1 (2.94%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.94%) Citrix
7 1 (2.94%) Intel Security
7 1 (2.94%) NetApp
7 1 (2.94%) Nokia
7 1 (2.94%) Symantec