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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 48 51 45
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 29 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.50% 1.30% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.36% 10.71% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 6
Average daily rate £394 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.53% +1.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £431 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-20.66% +13.45%
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
110 84 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 17.08% 12.10% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 58 28
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £156 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £14.13 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Wales region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 29 £394 +17.53% 4
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 29 (70.73%) LAN
2 19 (46.34%) Cisco
3 16 (39.02%) Data Centre
4 14 (34.15%) Migration
5 12 (29.27%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (24.39%) CCNP
6 10 (24.39%) PRINCE2
7 8 (19.51%) Windows
7 8 (19.51%) VPN
8 7 (17.07%) CCNA
8 7 (17.07%) Citrix
8 7 (17.07%) CheckPoint
8 7 (17.07%) Firewall
8 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
8 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
9 6 (14.63%) Wireless
9 6 (14.63%) ITIL
10 5 (12.20%) VoIP
10 5 (12.20%) Juniper
10 5 (12.20%) SAN
10 5 (12.20%) VMware
10 5 (12.20%) F5
10 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
11 4 (9.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 4 (9.76%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (9.76%) Business Transformation
11 4 (9.76%) Network Security
11 4 (9.76%) Load Balancing
11 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
11 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (2.44%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (70.73%) LAN
2 8 (19.51%) VPN
3 7 (17.07%) Firewall
4 6 (14.63%) Wireless
5 5 (12.20%) SAN
5 5 (12.20%) VoIP
6 4 (9.76%) Internet
6 4 (9.76%) Network Security
6 4 (9.76%) WLAN
7 3 (7.32%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (7.32%) VLAN
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.88%) DNS
8 2 (4.88%) Ethernet
8 2 (4.88%) MPLS
8 2 (4.88%) NetScaler
8 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications
9 1 (2.44%) Cisco Wireless
9 1 (2.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (2.44%) FTP
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) HP UFT
1 2 (4.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.32%) Finance
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Network Engineer
2 9 (21.95%) Project Manager
3 6 (14.63%) Analyst
3 6 (14.63%) Technical Manager
3 6 (14.63%) Technical Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Data Centre Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Test Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Test Data Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) WAN Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Telephony Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (39.02%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) CCTV
3 1 (2.44%) PMI
3 1 (2.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Windows
2 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.88%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (34.15%) Migration
2 10 (24.39%) PRINCE2
3 6 (14.63%) ITIL
4 4 (9.76%) Business Transformation
4 4 (9.76%) Load Balancing
4 4 (9.76%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (9.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 4 (9.76%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.32%) SDLC
5 3 (7.32%) Service Management
5 3 (7.32%) Test Strategy
6 2 (4.88%) Functional Testing
6 2 (4.88%) Procure-to-pay
6 2 (4.88%) Project Management
6 2 (4.88%) Test Planning
7 1 (2.44%) Analytics
7 1 (2.44%) Line Management
7 1 (2.44%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.44%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (29.27%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (24.39%) CCNP
3 7 (17.07%) CCNA
3 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) CCDP
4 2 (4.88%) CCIE
4 2 (4.88%) ISEB
4 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.44%) CAPM
5 1 (2.44%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.44%) PgMP
5 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) PMBOK
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) vSphere
2 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) Cisco
2 7 (17.07%) CheckPoint
2 7 (17.07%) Citrix
3 5 (12.20%) F5
3 5 (12.20%) Juniper
3 5 (12.20%) VMware
4 4 (9.76%) Avaya
5 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.88%) CA
6 2 (4.88%) Nortel
6 2 (4.88%) PlateSpin
6 2 (4.88%) Radware
6 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.88%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.44%) HP
7 1 (2.44%) Intel Security
7 1 (2.44%) Nokia
7 1 (2.44%) Polycom
7 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.44%) Veritas
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Austin Fraser
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