Period
to 21 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 21 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 63 63
Rank change year-on-year -20 0 +13
Contract jobs citing WAN 23 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.52% 2.49% 3.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.31% 16.34% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 34
Wales median daily rate £313 £335 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.72% -16.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £123 £250 £239
90th Percentile £418 £393 £484
UK median daily rate £400 £395 £393
% change year-on-year +1.27% +0.64% +8.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year +2.21% -20.34% -5.16%

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 Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 223 202 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.70% 15.22% 15.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 137 145
Wales median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £163 £160 £195
90th Percentile £496 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £415 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +3.04% +0.69% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 5
Wales median hourly rate £19.80 £55.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% +307.41% -1.82%
10th Percentile £10.70 £12.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.63 £77.50 £26.50
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% -12.00% +12.74%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Wales

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Wales

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Wales over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Wales

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Wales

WAN
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 21 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -26 23 £313 -7.06% 11
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 Wales region with a requirement for WAN.

1 22 (95.65%) LAN
2 18 (78.26%) Cisco
3 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
4 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (39.13%) CCNP
5 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
6 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
6 8 (34.78%) ITIL
7 7 (30.43%) Windows
8 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
8 6 (26.09%) Remedy
9 5 (21.74%) Firewall
9 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
9 5 (21.74%) DNS
9 5 (21.74%) Network Design
10 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
10 4 (17.39%) Network Security
10 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
10 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
10 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
10 4 (17.39%) DHCP
11 3 (13.04%) VMware
11 3 (13.04%) Wireless
11 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
11 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
11 3 (13.04%) SLA
11 3 (13.04%) Symantec
11 3 (13.04%) Juniper

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Office 365
3 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (95.65%) LAN
2 5 (21.74%) DNS
2 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
3 4 (17.39%) DHCP
3 4 (17.39%) Network Security
4 3 (13.04%) Wireless
5 2 (8.70%) Junos
5 2 (8.70%) SAN
5 2 (8.70%) VLAN
5 2 (8.70%) VoIP
5 2 (8.70%) VPN
6 1 (4.35%) 4G
6 1 (4.35%) ADSL
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (4.35%) FCoE
6 1 (4.35%) H.323
6 1 (4.35%) Modbus
6 1 (4.35%) MPLS
6 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Service Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) Design Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) LAN/WAN Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Network Design Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Network Support
5 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Support
6 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Telephony Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) PKI
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) PDA
2 1 (4.35%) Renewable Energy
2 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Network Design
3 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
3 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.70%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.70%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Stress Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Ticket Management
4 2 (8.70%) Workflow
5 1 (4.35%) Active Listening
5 1 (4.35%) Biometrics
5 1 (4.35%) CAD
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.35%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (4.35%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (4.35%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) C
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 10 (43.48%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (39.13%) CCNP
3 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) CCDP
5 1 (4.35%) CCIE
5 1 (4.35%) CCNA
5 1 (4.35%) CCVP
5 1 (4.35%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Remedy
4 3 (13.04%) Juniper
4 3 (13.04%) Symantec
4 3 (13.04%) VMware
5 2 (8.70%) BT
5 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
6 1 (4.35%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (4.35%) F5
6 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.35%) Veeam