The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Wales region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 46 35 39
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.53% 2.38% 2.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.08% 18.87% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 7
Average daily rate £238 £170 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.70% -40.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £105 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £256 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
78 53 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.96% 12.62% 16.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 23 43
Average daily rate £338 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.93% -8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
WAN
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -13 14 £188 +10.29% 4
West Wales - 2 £308 -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (77.78%) LAN
2 16 (59.26%) Cisco
3 14 (51.85%) Windows
4 10 (37.04%) CCNP
4 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (33.33%) Firewall
6 8 (29.63%) CheckPoint
7 7 (25.93%) Service Delivery
7 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
7 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
7 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 6 (22.22%) Wireless
9 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
9 5 (18.52%) VMware
9 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
9 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (18.52%) SCCM
9 5 (18.52%) SAN
9 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
9 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
9 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
9 5 (18.52%) VoIP
10 4 (14.81%) DNS
10 4 (14.81%) CCNA
10 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
10 4 (14.81%) ITIL
10 4 (14.81%) Citrix
10 4 (14.81%) CCA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (11.11%) IBM Notes
1 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.70%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 21 (77.78%) LAN
2 9 (33.33%) Firewall
3 6 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (22.22%) Wireless
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (18.52%) SAN
4 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
4 5 (18.52%) VoIP
5 4 (14.81%) DNS
5 4 (14.81%) MPLS
5 4 (14.81%) OSPF
5 4 (14.81%) BGP
5 4 (14.81%) BIG-IP
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (11.11%) Internet
6 3 (11.11%) VPN
7 2 (7.41%) POP3
7 2 (7.41%) SMTP
7 2 (7.41%) LDAP
7 2 (7.41%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (11.11%) Cognos Impromptu
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Wise Package Studio
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
1 1 (3.70%) InstallShield
General
1 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Technical Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Deskside Support
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Change Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 3 (11.11%) Thin Client
2 2 (7.41%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
4 3 (11.11%) UNIX
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Service Delivery
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.41%) Load Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.41%) Network Design
5 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.70%) ITSM
5 1 (3.70%) Information Governance
5 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (3.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) CCNP
1 10 (37.04%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
3 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
4 4 (14.81%) CCNA
4 4 (14.81%) CCA
4 4 (14.81%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (11.11%) CCIE
6 2 (7.41%) CCDP
6 2 (7.41%) CCEE
6 2 (7.41%) CCAA
6 2 (7.41%) Degree
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.70%) ISEB
7 1 (3.70%) HNC
7 1 (3.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) XenApp
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) Terminal Services
4 2 (7.41%) ISA Server
4 2 (7.41%) XenServer
4 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
2 3 (11.11%) ARCserve
2 3 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (7.41%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (7.41%) BMC Performance Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 1 (3.70%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) Cisco
2 8 (29.63%) CheckPoint
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) Citrix
5 3 (11.11%) BT
5 3 (11.11%) Lumension
5 3 (11.11%) Sophos
5 3 (11.11%) Intel
5 3 (11.11%) BMC
5 3 (11.11%) Lotus
5 3 (11.11%) Cognos
6 2 (7.41%) Avaya
6 2 (7.41%) Juniper
6 2 (7.41%) AppSense
7 1 (3.70%) Apple
7 1 (3.70%) CA