Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 39 74
Rank change year-on-year -6 +35 -13
Contract jobs citing WAN 14 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.28% 3.08% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.86% 24.64% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 5
Cardiff median daily rate £300 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% - +14.75%
10th Percentile £213 £219 £233
90th Percentile £338 £424 £373
South Wales median daily rate £300 £325 £367
% change year-on-year -7.69% -11.32% +20.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - £13.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year - -21.74% -

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cardiff
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 101 69 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 16.42% 12.50% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 53 124
Cardiff median daily rate £300 £375 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +16.28% -17.31%
10th Percentile £143 £188 £204
90th Percentile £450 £506 £475
South Wales median daily rate £316 £400 £330
% change year-on-year -20.94% +21.21% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Cardiff median hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -37.50% -
South Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -50.00% +100.00% +42.86%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Cardiff

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Cardiff

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Cardiff over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Cardiff

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for WAN.

1 14 (100.00%) LAN
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 9 (64.29%) Citrix
4 7 (50.00%) ITIL
5 6 (42.86%) POP3
5 6 (42.86%) SMTP
5 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 6 (42.86%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (42.86%) Service Management
5 6 (42.86%) ITSM
5 6 (42.86%) VMware
5 6 (42.86%) Degree
5 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
6 5 (35.71%) XenApp
6 5 (35.71%) CCAA
6 5 (35.71%) Information Governance
6 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (35.71%) Legal
6 5 (35.71%) CCA
6 5 (35.71%) ISEB
6 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco
7 4 (28.57%) NHS
7 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
7 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
7 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 4 (28.57%) XenServer
8 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (42.86%) POP3
2 6 (42.86%) SMTP
2 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (7.14%) SMS
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless
5 1 (7.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
1 4 (28.57%) NHS
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) ITSM
2 6 (42.86%) Service Management
3 5 (35.71%) Information Governance
3 5 (35.71%) PRINCE2
4 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
5 3 (21.43%) Business Continuity
5 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 1 (7.14%) Customer-Centricity
7 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
7 1 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Citrix Certification
1 6 (42.86%) Degree
2 5 (35.71%) CCA
2 5 (35.71%) CCAA
2 5 (35.71%) ISEB
2 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (14.29%) MCITP
3 2 (14.29%) MCSE
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
4 1 (7.14%) MCTS
4 1 (7.14%) MOS
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 5 (35.71%) XenApp
3 4 (28.57%) XenServer
4 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Citrix
2 6 (42.86%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) F5
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
5 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.14%) McAfee
5 1 (7.14%) SAP
5 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL