Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 44 42
Rank change year-on-year -30 -2 +31
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.74% 2.47% 3.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.59% 16.67% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 14
Cardiff median daily rate £275 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £193 £173 £209
90th Percentile £504 £343 £388
South Wales median daily rate £450 £305 £325
% change year-on-year +47.54% -6.15% -11.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - £13.50

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 79 90 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 9.68% 14.80% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 64 56
Cardiff median daily rate £395 £280 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.31% -25.46% +15.38%
10th Percentile £313 £124 £244
90th Percentile £574 £450 £506
South Wales median daily rate £400 £310 £400
% change year-on-year +29.03% -22.50% +17.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +53.85% -35.00%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.80 £12.30
90th Percentile £18.75 £22.89 £14.10
South Wales median hourly rate £16.25 £21.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -23.53% -39.29% +105.88%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for WAN.

1 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) NAS
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (16.67%) CCNP
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Juniper
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) MCSE
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) ADSL
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 1 (16.67%) NFS
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint

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 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) NAS
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) ADSL
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
4 1 (16.67%) Junos
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) VRRP
4 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) IT Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) IT Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Support
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) PDA
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Debian
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Adaptive Security
1 1 (16.67%) Break/Fix
1 1 (16.67%) CAD
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (16.67%) High Availability
1 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (16.67%) Network Management
1 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Server Monitoring
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery Management
1 1 (16.67%) Software Licensing
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNP
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) MCITP
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) NFS
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Brocade
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Forcepoint
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) Meraki
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (16.67%) Sophos
3 1 (16.67%) Veeam