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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 43 43
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 12 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.74% 1.59% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 19.05% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 3
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£375 £350 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.21% +55.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £475 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
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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
96 42 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 13.89% 8.35% 9.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 24 24
Average daily rate £375 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £15.00 £14.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £15.00 £11.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £137.50 £16.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 -13 10 £350 +0.07% 3
North Wales - - - -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 26 (86.67%) LAN
2 24 (80.00%) Cisco
3 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
4 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
4 11 (36.67%) Juniper
5 10 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (26.67%) Firewall
7 8 (26.67%) CCNP
8 7 (23.33%) Wireless
8 7 (23.33%) CheckPoint
8 7 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (20.00%) Lync
9 6 (20.00%) F5
10 5 (16.67%) Internet
10 5 (16.67%) MPLS
10 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
10 5 (16.67%) ADSL
10 5 (16.67%) DNS
10 5 (16.67%) Windows
10 5 (16.67%) LLU
11 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
11 4 (13.33%) Network Security
11 4 (13.33%) Network Design
11 4 (13.33%) Brocade
11 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
11 4 (13.33%) Riverbed
11 4 (13.33%) WAAS
11 4 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (13.33%) SQL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (20.00%) Lync
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.33%) IIS
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) SaaS
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (86.67%) LAN
2 8 (26.67%) Firewall
3 7 (23.33%) Wireless
3 7 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (16.67%) Internet
4 5 (16.67%) MPLS
4 5 (16.67%) ADSL
4 5 (16.67%) DNS
4 5 (16.67%) LLU
5 4 (13.33%) Network Security
5 4 (13.33%) WAAS
5 4 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (10.00%) SAN
6 3 (10.00%) IP Telephony
6 3 (10.00%) NAS
7 2 (6.67%) WPA2
7 2 (6.67%) WLAN
7 2 (6.67%) ATM
7 2 (6.67%) Frame Relay
7 2 (6.67%) WEP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 5 (16.67%) Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Network Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Analyst
5 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Security Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Data Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Wintel Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Systems Designer
7 1 (3.33%) Designer
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Design Authority
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.67%) Windows
2 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Network Design
1 4 (13.33%) Test Strategy
1 4 (13.33%) ITIL
1 4 (13.33%) Migration
2 3 (10.00%) CRM
2 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (10.00%) System Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
3 2 (6.67%) Business Analysis
3 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
3 2 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.67%) UML
4 1 (3.33%) Project Management
4 1 (3.33%) Service Management
4 1 (3.33%) ITSM
4 1 (3.33%) Dependency Management
4 1 (3.33%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (36.67%) SC Cleared
3 10 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (26.67%) CCNP
5 4 (13.33%) CCNA
6 2 (6.67%) CCDP
6 2 (6.67%) CCIE
7 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.33%) JNCIS
7 1 (3.33%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 24 (80.00%) Cisco
2 11 (36.67%) Juniper
3 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (23.33%) CheckPoint
5 6 (20.00%) F5
6 4 (13.33%) Brocade
6 4 (13.33%) Riverbed
7 3 (10.00%) Citrix
7 3 (10.00%) Aruba
8 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
8 2 (6.67%) VMware
8 2 (6.67%) McAfee
9 1 (3.33%) Remedy
9 1 (3.33%) Websense
9 1 (3.33%) BT
9 1 (3.33%) BMC
9 1 (3.33%) NetApp
9 1 (3.33%) Lumension
9 1 (3.33%) LANDesk
9 1 (3.33%) SonicWALL
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