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 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 37 39 32
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7  
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.18% 5.04% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.09% 35.00% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 2
Median daily rate £375 £400 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +36.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -32.66% -10.00%  

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 44 60 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 13.02% 14.39% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 46 22
Median daily rate £375 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Cardiff

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 11 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (81.82%) Cisco
3 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (63.64%) Wireless
5 6 (54.55%) Firewall
5 6 (54.55%) CCNP
6 4 (36.36%) CCIP
6 4 (36.36%) CCNA
6 4 (36.36%) CCDP
6 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
6 4 (36.36%) SLA
6 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
6 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
6 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (36.36%) F5
7 3 (27.27%) IP Telephony
7 3 (27.27%) Business Development
7 3 (27.27%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (27.27%) C
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL
7 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
7 3 (27.27%) Genesys
7 3 (27.27%) Project Governance
7 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
7 3 (27.27%) NICE Systems
8 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
8 1 (9.09%) Windows
8 1 (9.09%) MS Office
8 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
8 1 (9.09%) Data Centre

WAN
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (63.64%) Wireless
3 6 (54.55%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (27.27%) Cisco IPT
5 3 (27.27%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Telephony Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Voice Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
1 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
2 3 (27.27%) Business Development
2 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Process Improvement
2 3 (27.27%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (54.55%) CCNP
3 4 (36.36%) CCDP
3 4 (36.36%) CCIP
3 4 (36.36%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
2 4 (36.36%) F5
3 3 (27.27%) Genesys
3 3 (27.27%) NICE Systems
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft