The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 39 59
Rank change year-on-year -2 +20  
Contract jobs citing WAN 15 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.82% 2.33% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.48% 11.58% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 6
Median daily rate £300 £350 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £325 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £379 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
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 South Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 77 95 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 14.47% 20.08% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 55 42
Median daily rate £300 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £313 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 1
Median hourly rate £18.77 £22.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.51% +62.50%  
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 South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in South Wales

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in South Wales over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in South Wales

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in South Wales

WAN
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +6 13 £290 -10.76% 5
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 £350 -
WAN
Wales

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 South Wales region with a requirement for WAN.

1 25 (78.13%) LAN
2 14 (43.75%) Cisco
3 13 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (37.50%) CCNP
4 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
6 10 (31.25%) Windows
6 10 (31.25%) Citrix
7 9 (28.13%) Legal
8 8 (25.00%) Load Balancing
8 8 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 7 (21.88%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (21.88%) Wireless
9 7 (21.88%) Firewall
9 7 (21.88%) ITIL
10 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
10 6 (18.75%) POP3
10 6 (18.75%) SMTP
10 6 (18.75%) ITSM
10 6 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (18.75%) Service Management
10 6 (18.75%) VMware
10 6 (18.75%) Degree
11 5 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
11 5 (15.63%) XenApp
11 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
11 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
11 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint

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Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Mimecast
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (78.13%) LAN
2 8 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (21.88%) Firewall
3 7 (21.88%) Wireless
4 6 (18.75%) POP3
4 6 (18.75%) SMTP
4 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (12.50%) NetScaler
7 3 (9.38%) BGP
7 3 (9.38%) EIGRP
7 3 (9.38%) FCoE
8 2 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (6.25%) Ethernet
8 2 (6.25%) WLAN
9 1 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (3.13%) PPP
9 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
9 1 (3.13%) VPN
9 1 (3.13%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (28.13%) Legal
2 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
3 4 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Presales Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Presales Network Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Analyst
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Network Support
4 2 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.50%) NHS
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (21.88%) Customer Requirements
2 7 (21.88%) ITIL
3 6 (18.75%) ITSM
3 6 (18.75%) Service Management
4 5 (15.63%) Information Governance
4 5 (15.63%) PRINCE2
4 5 (15.63%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.50%) Business Development
5 4 (12.50%) Presales
6 3 (9.38%) Business Continuity
6 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (3.13%) Line Management
8 1 (3.13%) Network Architecture
8 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (3.13%) Patch Management
8 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.13%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) C
2 2 (6.25%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (37.50%) CCNP
2 12 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 11 (34.38%) SC Cleared
4 6 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (18.75%) Degree
5 5 (15.63%) CCA
5 5 (15.63%) CCAA
5 5 (15.63%) CCNA
5 5 (15.63%) ISEB
5 5 (15.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (9.38%) CCDP
6 3 (9.38%) CCIP
7 1 (3.13%) CCIE
7 1 (3.13%) HNC
7 1 (3.13%) MCITP
7 1 (3.13%) MCSA
7 1 (3.13%) MCSE
7 1 (3.13%) MCTS
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
1 5 (15.63%) XenApp
2 4 (12.50%) XenServer
3 3 (9.38%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
1 1 (3.13%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Cisco
2 10 (31.25%) Citrix
3 6 (18.75%) VMware
4 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
4 5 (15.63%) Juniper
5 4 (12.50%) F5
6 2 (6.25%) Blue Coat
6 2 (6.25%) McAfee
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.25%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.13%) Avaya
7 1 (3.13%) SAP
7 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.13%) SonicWALL
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