Period
to 22 January 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 22 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 67 77
Rank change year-on-year -12 +10 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 20 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.55% 2.63% 2.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.47% 16.30% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 26 28
Wales median daily rate £231 £330 £367
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.92% -9.96% +12.77%
10th Percentile £123 £219 £236
90th Percentile £360 £419 £475
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £391
% change year-on-year -6.25% +2.24% +11.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Wales median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -34.15% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.75 £20.25
90th Percentile £14.25 £14.25 £20.75
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -17.07% +2.50% -

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 191 227 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.84% 16.15% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 164 196
Wales median daily rate £350 £393 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.83% +14.60% -5.52%
10th Percentile £136 £181 £213
90th Percentile £475 £488 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 14
Wales median hourly rate £25.70 £18.21 £10.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.08% +79.88% -36.72%
10th Percentile £11.53 £10.73 £9.00
90th Percentile £44.66 £77.50 £20.53
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.89% - +7.14%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -12 19 £188 -44.03% 11
North Wales - 1 £275 - 2
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 Wales region with a requirement for WAN.

1 19 (95.00%) LAN
2 16 (80.00%) Cisco
3 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (40.00%) ITIL
6 7 (35.00%) Windows
7 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 5 (25.00%) Remedy
8 5 (25.00%) Firewall
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
9 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (20.00%) CCNP
9 4 (20.00%) SLA
10 3 (15.00%) Wireless
10 3 (15.00%) Finance
10 3 (15.00%) VMware
10 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (15.00%) Symantec
10 3 (15.00%) DNS
10 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
10 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
10 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
11 2 (10.00%) Active Listening
11 2 (10.00%) Workflow
11 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared

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 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) LAN
2 5 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.00%) Wireless
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (10.00%) DHCP
4 2 (10.00%) MPLS
4 2 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) 4G
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.00%) FCoE
5 1 (5.00%) Modbus
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security
5 1 (5.00%) PBX
5 1 (5.00%) SAN
5 1 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (5.00%) VLAN
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
5 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
1 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) LAN/WAN Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Network Support
5 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Cisco Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Support
5 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Telephony Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Telephony Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) Renewable Energy
1 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (5.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.00%) Active Listening
3 2 (10.00%) Biometrics
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (10.00%) Stress Testing
3 2 (10.00%) Ticket Management
3 2 (10.00%) Workflow
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) ERP
4 1 (5.00%) Internal Audit
4 1 (5.00%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (20.00%) CCNP
5 2 (10.00%) CCNA
5 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) MCDST
6 1 (5.00%) MCITP
6 1 (5.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) FortiGate
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Cisco
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) Remedy
4 3 (15.00%) Symantec
4 3 (15.00%) VMware
5 2 (10.00%) BT
5 2 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (5.00%) F5
6 1 (5.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) Lotus
6 1 (5.00%) Meraki
6 1 (5.00%) SAP
6 1 (5.00%) Veeam