Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 74 59
Rank change year-on-year -25 -15 +28
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 20 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.96% 1.62% 2.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.44% 10.99% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 29
Wales median daily rate £450 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -14.29% -4.50%
10th Percentile £313 £223 £225
90th Percentile £525 £368 £467
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Wales median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK median hourly rate £23.15 £21.28 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.81% +6.38% +14.29%

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 215 182 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.85% 14.78% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 123 166
Wales median daily rate £425 £310 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.10% -22.50% +16.79%
10th Percentile £275 £150 £225
90th Percentile £575 £475 £519
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 18
Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -50.00% +142.42%
10th Percentile £12.95 £10.50 £12.09
90th Percentile £42.00 £43.75 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £19.39 £19.32 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.36% -14.16% +9.76%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -24 16 £450 +47.54% 8
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 16 (100.00%) LAN
2 12 (75.00%) Firewall
3 11 (68.75%) Cisco
4 10 (62.50%) Juniper
5 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (31.25%) CCNP
6 5 (31.25%) Windows
6 5 (31.25%) Data Protection
7 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (25.00%) Internet
7 4 (25.00%) VMware
8 3 (18.75%) Network Design
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (18.75%) SAN
8 3 (18.75%) Linux
8 3 (18.75%) MCSE
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 3 (18.75%) NAS
8 3 (18.75%) Junos
9 2 (12.50%) High Availability
9 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery Management
9 2 (12.50%) Debian
9 2 (12.50%) Veeam
9 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (12.50%) IaaS
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (100.00%) LAN
2 12 (75.00%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) Internet
4 3 (18.75%) Junos
4 3 (18.75%) NAS
4 3 (18.75%) SAN
4 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) Network Security
5 2 (12.50%) VLAN
5 2 (12.50%) VPN
6 1 (6.25%) ADSL
6 1 (6.25%) BGP
6 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
6 1 (6.25%) FTP
6 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
6 1 (6.25%) MPLS
6 1 (6.25%) OSPF
6 1 (6.25%) SSL
6 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Law
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Network Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Architect
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Designer
4 2 (12.50%) Network Designer
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) AWS Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support
5 1 (6.25%) Network Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (6.25%) AS400
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Debian
3 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Data Protection
2 3 (18.75%) Network Design
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) High Availability
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery Management
4 1 (6.25%) Adaptive Security
4 1 (6.25%) Break/Fix
4 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
4 1 (6.25%) Data Encryption
4 1 (6.25%) Information Assurance
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.25%) Network Management
4 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Server Building
4 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (6.25%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) CCNP
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) MCSE
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) JNCIP
4 2 (12.50%) MCITP
5 1 (6.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) NFS
2 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) Juniper
3 7 (43.75%) CheckPoint
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 2 (12.50%) Veeam
6 1 (6.25%) Brocade
6 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint
6 1 (6.25%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) IBM
6 1 (6.25%) McAfee
6 1 (6.25%) Meraki
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.25%) Sophos