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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 59 44 37
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -7
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.97% 1.22% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.64% 14.89% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
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£425 £305 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.34% +35.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £173 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £380 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.22% +5.26%
WAN
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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
81 47 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 11.22% 8.22% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 28 28
Average daily rate £338 £350 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +19.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £15.00 £47.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

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
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 2 March 2015. 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 +5 7 £425 +142.85%
North Wales - - - -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 23 (85.19%) LAN
2 21 (77.78%) Cisco
3 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
4 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
5 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (33.33%) Firewall
6 8 (29.63%) Juniper
6 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
7 7 (25.93%) CCNP
7 7 (25.93%) CheckPoint
7 7 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (22.22%) DNS
9 5 (18.52%) Internet
9 5 (18.52%) Wireless
9 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
9 5 (18.52%) ADSL
9 5 (18.52%) Windows
9 5 (18.52%) Lync
9 5 (18.52%) LLU
10 4 (14.81%) Network Design
10 4 (14.81%) Network Security
10 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
10 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
10 4 (14.81%) SQL
10 4 (14.81%) ITIL
10 4 (14.81%) CCNA
10 4 (14.81%) SAN
10 4 (14.81%) Migration
10 4 (14.81%) MPLS
11 3 (11.11%) Active Directory

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 (18.52%) Lync
2 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (85.19%) LAN
2 9 (33.33%) Firewall
3 7 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (22.22%) DNS
5 5 (18.52%) Wireless
5 5 (18.52%) LLU
5 5 (18.52%) ADSL
5 5 (18.52%) Internet
6 4 (14.81%) MPLS
6 4 (14.81%) Network Security
6 4 (14.81%) SAN
7 3 (11.11%) IP Telephony
7 3 (11.11%) NAS
8 2 (7.41%) WLAN
9 1 (3.70%) DHCP
9 1 (3.70%) RIP
9 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
9 1 (3.70%) OSPF
9 1 (3.70%) BGP
9 1 (3.70%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Test Manager
3 5 (18.52%) Architect
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Security Architect
7 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Firewall Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Designer
7 1 (3.70%) Technical Design Authority
7 1 (3.70%) Wintel Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Telecoms Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Systems Designer
7 1 (3.70%) Network Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.70%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) ITIL
1 4 (14.81%) Migration
1 4 (14.81%) Network Design
1 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
2 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (11.11%) System Testing
2 3 (11.11%) CRM
3 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.41%) TOGAF
3 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.41%) UML
3 2 (7.41%) Network Architecture
3 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.70%) Dependency Management
4 1 (3.70%) Network Management
4 1 (3.70%) Change Control
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) Service Management
4 1 (3.70%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (51.85%) Security Cleared
2 12 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (25.93%) CCNP
5 4 (14.81%) CCNA
6 1 (3.70%) CCDP
6 1 (3.70%) CCIE
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.70%) CCSE
6 1 (3.70%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.70%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
2 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Windows Intune
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) Cisco
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (29.63%) Juniper
3 7 (25.93%) CheckPoint
4 3 (11.11%) F5
5 2 (7.41%) VMware
5 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.41%) McAfee
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix
6 1 (3.70%) BMC
6 1 (3.70%) NetApp
6 1 (3.70%) Websense
6 1 (3.70%) BT
6 1 (3.70%) Remedy
6 1 (3.70%) Brocade
6 1 (3.70%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.70%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.70%) Aruba
6 1 (3.70%) Lumension