Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 49 53
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 15 8 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.84% 1.32% 3.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.40% 8.99% 29.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 25
Cardiff median daily rate £300 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -3.23% +25.00%
10th Percentile £123 £287 £234
90th Percentile £372 £418 £465
South Wales median daily rate £313 £336 £388
% change year-on-year -7.06% -13.23% +20.16%
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 121 89 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 14.81% 14.64% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 69 81
Cardiff median daily rate £325 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -8.77%
10th Percentile £163 £154 £213
90th Percentile £475 £438 £500
South Wales median daily rate £350 £375 £334
% change year-on-year -6.67% +12.36% +2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £19.60 £15.39 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.34% +14.00% -22.86%
10th Percentile £17.53 £13.99 £12.75
90th Percentile £21.83 £16.28 £14.25
South Wales median hourly rate £19.40 £55.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year -64.74% +285.96% -14.93%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 14 (93.33%) LAN
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco
3 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
4 6 (40.00%) ITIL
5 5 (33.33%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) DNS
6 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (26.67%) Remedy
6 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
7 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (20.00%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) CCNP
7 3 (20.00%) SLA
7 3 (20.00%) DHCP
7 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (20.00%) SCCM
7 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (13.33%) VLAN
8 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Office 365
8 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi

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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) Office 365
3 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 14 (93.33%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) DHCP
4 2 (13.33%) SAN
4 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (13.33%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) 4G
5 1 (6.67%) ADSL
5 1 (6.67%) Firewall
5 1 (6.67%) H.323
5 1 (6.67%) Modbus
5 1 (6.67%) MPLS
5 1 (6.67%) VoIP
5 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Network Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Service Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Administrator
3 3 (20.00%) LAN/WAN Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Network Support
3 3 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Telephony Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) PDA
1 1 (6.67%) Renewable Energy
1 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Ticket Management
3 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 1 (6.67%) CAD
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.67%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (20.00%) CCNP
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) CCDP
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) CCVP
4 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Remedy
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (13.33%) BT
5 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) F5
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.67%) Veeam