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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 32 40
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8  
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 4.01% 2.51% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.64% 17.07% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 3
Median daily rate £290 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.76% -10.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +24.13% -4.44%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 55 41 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 16.98% 14.70% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 25
Median daily rate £280 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £325 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £15.39 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 17 (100.00%) LAN
2 10 (58.82%) Windows
3 9 (52.94%) Citrix
4 7 (41.18%) ITIL
4 7 (41.18%) Load Balancing
5 6 (35.29%) Degree
5 6 (35.29%) POP3
5 6 (35.29%) SMTP
5 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
5 6 (35.29%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (35.29%) Service Management
5 6 (35.29%) ITSM
6 5 (29.41%) Wireless
6 5 (29.41%) Legal
6 5 (29.41%) VMware
6 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
6 5 (29.41%) CCNP
6 5 (29.41%) CCA
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco
6 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
6 5 (29.41%) ISEB
6 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
6 5 (29.41%) XenApp
6 5 (29.41%) CCAA
6 5 (29.41%) Information Governance
6 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
7 4 (23.53%) F5
7 4 (23.53%) NetScaler

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 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (35.29%) POP3
2 6 (35.29%) SMTP
2 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
3 5 (29.41%) Wireless
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (23.53%) NetScaler
5 3 (17.65%) Firewall
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (5.88%) SMS
7 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
7 1 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (29.41%) Legal
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Network Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
1 4 (23.53%) NHS
2 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
1 7 (41.18%) Load Balancing
2 6 (35.29%) ITSM
2 6 (35.29%) Service Management
3 5 (29.41%) Information Governance
3 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
3 5 (29.41%) Service Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) Business Continuity
4 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
6 1 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (35.29%) Citrix Certification
1 6 (35.29%) Degree
2 5 (29.41%) CCA
2 5 (29.41%) CCAA
2 5 (29.41%) CCNP
2 5 (29.41%) ISEB
2 5 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (17.65%) CCDP
3 3 (17.65%) CCIP
4 2 (11.76%) CCNA
5 1 (5.88%) MCITP
5 1 (5.88%) MCSA
5 1 (5.88%) MCSE
5 1 (5.88%) MCTS
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.88%) MOS
5 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Hyper-V
1 5 (29.41%) XenApp
2 4 (23.53%) XenServer
3 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Citrix
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) CheckPoint
3 4 (23.53%) F5
4 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper
4 1 (5.88%) McAfee
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.88%) SonicWALL
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