Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 45 63
Rank change year-on-year -5 +18 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 12 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.89% 2.65% 2.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.24% 18.07% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 17
Cardiff median daily rate £188 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.43% -12.50% +26.98%
10th Percentile £123 £194 £235
90th Percentile £368 £424 £465
South Wales median daily rate £188 £335 £400
% change year-on-year -44.03% -16.25% +24.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -34.15% -

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 98 83 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 15.41% 14.66% 17.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 69 130
Cardiff median daily rate £330 £375 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +13.21% -7.02%
10th Percentile £121 £175 £213
90th Percentile £452 £488 £476
South Wales median daily rate £345 £393 £340
% change year-on-year -12.10% +15.44% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Cardiff median hourly rate £19.80 - £20.00
South Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £55.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year -63.64% +171.60% +26.56%

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 21 January 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 21 January 2018, 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 (91.67%) LAN
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) Remedy
5 4 (33.33%) Windows
6 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (16.67%) DNS
7 2 (16.67%) SLA
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (16.67%) Workflow
7 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (16.67%) Stress Testing
7 2 (16.67%) SCCM
7 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
8 1 (8.33%) MCITP
8 1 (8.33%) VLAN
8 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
8 1 (8.33%) Firewall
8 1 (8.33%) Management Information System

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 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) 4G
3 1 (8.33%) ADSL
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Modbus
3 1 (8.33%) MPLS
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) LAN/WAN Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Network Support
4 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Telephony Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Telephony Support
5 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Server Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (16.67%) Stress Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (8.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) MCITP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Remedy
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) BT
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) F5
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec
5 1 (8.33%) Veeam