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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 63 33 29
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.32% 3.55% 4.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.52% 33.33% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £356 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% +97.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £516 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.67 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+16.25% +5.40%
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
116 54 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 14.93% 10.65% 13.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 28 29
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £515 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.99 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% -15.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £104.49 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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 -28 13 £325 -8.77% 10
West Wales - 2 £475 -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 23 (82.14%) LAN
2 17 (60.71%) Cisco
3 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
5 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (25.00%) Firewall
6 7 (25.00%) CCNP
6 7 (25.00%) Juniper
6 7 (25.00%) Windows
7 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
8 5 (17.86%) F5
8 5 (17.86%) LLU
8 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (17.86%) Internet
8 5 (17.86%) ADSL
8 5 (17.86%) DNS
9 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
9 4 (14.29%) WAAS
9 4 (14.29%) Riverbed
9 4 (14.29%) VMware
9 4 (14.29%) Migration
9 4 (14.29%) Brocade
9 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
9 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (10.71%) QA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.14%) Lync
2 2 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) nginx
3 1 (3.57%) Confluence
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (82.14%) LAN
2 7 (25.00%) Firewall
3 5 (17.86%) Internet
3 5 (17.86%) ADSL
3 5 (17.86%) DNS
3 5 (17.86%) LLU
4 4 (14.29%) WAAS
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (10.71%) MPLS
5 3 (10.71%) Wireless
6 2 (7.14%) Frame Relay
6 2 (7.14%) ATM
6 2 (7.14%) WLAN
6 2 (7.14%) Network Security
6 2 (7.14%) WPA2
6 2 (7.14%) DSL
6 2 (7.14%) WEP
6 2 (7.14%) WPA
7 1 (3.57%) EIGRP
7 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Subversion
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Hudson
1 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Test Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 4 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Security Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Data Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Wintel Support Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Operations Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Designer
5 1 (3.57%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.57%) Wiki
2 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.57%) CentOS
5 1 (3.57%) Debian
5 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Migration
1 4 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 3 (10.71%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Project Management
2 3 (10.71%) Network Design
2 3 (10.71%) System Testing
3 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
3 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.14%) Service Management
3 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.57%) Database Theory
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database Theory
4 1 (3.57%) Dependency Management
4 1 (3.57%) DevOps
4 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.57%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Java
1 1 (3.57%) Perl
1 1 (3.57%) PHP
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
1 1 (3.57%) Ruby
1 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 8 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (25.00%) CCNP
5 3 (10.71%) CCNA
6 2 (7.14%) CCDP
6 2 (7.14%) CCIE
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (3.57%) XenServer
3 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.57%) Samba
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) ZABBIX
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Cisco
2 7 (25.00%) Juniper
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.86%) F5
5 4 (14.29%) Riverbed
5 4 (14.29%) VMware
5 4 (14.29%) Brocade
6 3 (10.71%) Citrix
6 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
7 2 (7.14%) Aruba
8 1 (3.57%) Veeam
8 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.57%) Remedy
8 1 (3.57%) McAfee
8 1 (3.57%) BT
8 1 (3.57%) Intel
8 1 (3.57%) BMC
8 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
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