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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 38 40 40
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 31 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.20% 5.33% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.15% 30.69% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 3
Median daily rate £319 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.31% +29.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £268 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £465 £318
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 £15.33 £21.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year -29.94% -12.50%  

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 94 101 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 16.70% 17.35% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 74 35
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £139 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +307.40% -60.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
Newport +6 7 £288 -4.16%
Cardiff 0 4 £375 -6.25% 2
Bridgend - 2 £281 -
Glamorgan - 1 - -
WAN
Wales

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 South Wales region with a requirement for WAN.

1 26 (74.29%) Cisco
2 24 (68.57%) LAN
3 20 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (51.43%) CCNP
5 17 (48.57%) SC Cleared
5 17 (48.57%) Security Cleared
6 15 (42.86%) Firewall
7 10 (28.57%) C
7 10 (28.57%) CCNA
7 10 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
8 9 (25.71%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (25.71%) Business Development
9 8 (22.86%) Wireless
9 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
10 7 (20.00%) Legal
10 7 (20.00%) Presales
11 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
11 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (17.14%) Marketing
11 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
11 6 (17.14%) Juniper
11 6 (17.14%) CheckPoint
12 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
12 4 (11.43%) BGP
12 4 (11.43%) EIGRP
12 4 (11.43%) SLA
12 4 (11.43%) CCDP
12 4 (11.43%) Ethernet
12 4 (11.43%) CCIP
12 4 (11.43%) Microsoft

WAN
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 24 (68.57%) LAN
2 15 (42.86%) Firewall
3 9 (25.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (22.86%) Wireless
5 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (11.43%) BGP
6 4 (11.43%) EIGRP
6 4 (11.43%) Ethernet
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (8.57%) FCoE
7 3 (8.57%) IP Telephony
8 2 (5.71%) IPsec
8 2 (5.71%) L2TP
8 2 (5.71%) MPLS
8 2 (5.71%) OSPF
8 2 (5.71%) PPP
8 2 (5.71%) SSL
8 2 (5.71%) VLAN
8 2 (5.71%) VPN
8 2 (5.71%) xDSL
General
1 8 (22.86%) Telecoms
2 7 (20.00%) Legal
3 6 (17.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Presales Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Presales Network Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Telecoms Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Installations Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Avaya Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Data Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Juniper Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Switch Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Telephony Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Cisco Voice Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
2 9 (25.71%) Business Development
3 7 (20.00%) Presales
4 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
5 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.57%) ITIL
6 3 (8.57%) Process Improvement
6 3 (8.57%) Project Governance
7 2 (5.71%) Line Management
7 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.86%) Network Architecture
8 1 (2.86%) Network Design
8 1 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (2.86%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) C
2 2 (5.71%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 20 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (51.43%) CCNP
3 17 (48.57%) SC Cleared
3 17 (48.57%) Security Cleared
4 10 (28.57%) CCNA
5 4 (11.43%) CCDP
5 4 (11.43%) CCIP
6 2 (5.71%) CCIE
6 2 (5.71%) HNC
7 1 (2.86%) MCITP
7 1 (2.86%) MCSE
7 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 26 (74.29%) Cisco
2 6 (17.14%) CheckPoint
2 6 (17.14%) Juniper
3 4 (11.43%) F5
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) Riverbed
4 3 (8.57%) Genesys
4 3 (8.57%) NICE Systems
5 2 (5.71%) Avaya
5 2 (5.71%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.71%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.86%) VMware