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 3 months to 29 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)
UK > Wales
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 43 60
Rank change year-on-year -2 +17  
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.76% 2.88% 1.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.48% 14.04% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 10
Wales median daily rate £300 £380 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% -6.46%  
10th Percentile £173 £303 £314
90th Percentile £343 £625 £476
UK median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £21.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +39.53% +4.87%  

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 Wales with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 83 114 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 13.45% 20.50% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 206 144
Wales median daily rate £300 £385 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.07% +6.20%  
10th Percentile £175 £291 £204
90th Percentile £425 £625 £484
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £355
% change year-on-year +3.09% +9.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 7
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £21.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +50.00%  
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.58 £12.00
90th Percentile £46.83 £62.50 £16.00
UK median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -0.82% +24.83%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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
South Wales -1 15 £300 -14.28% 5
West Wales -6 1 - -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 Wales region with a requirement for WAN.

1 26 (78.79%) LAN
2 15 (45.45%) Cisco
3 13 (39.39%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 11 (33.33%) CCNP
5 11 (33.33%) Windows
5 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 10 (30.30%) Citrix
7 9 (27.27%) Legal
7 9 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
8 8 (24.24%) ITIL
9 7 (21.21%) Service Management
9 7 (21.21%) Firewall
9 7 (21.21%) VMware
9 7 (21.21%) Degree
9 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
9 7 (21.21%) Customer Requirements
10 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
10 6 (18.18%) ITSM
10 6 (18.18%) Wireless
10 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
10 6 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
10 6 (18.18%) POP3
10 6 (18.18%) SMTP
11 5 (15.15%) CCNA
11 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
11 5 (15.15%) ISEB
11 5 (15.15%) CCA

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 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.03%) Mimecast
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (78.79%) LAN
2 9 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (21.21%) Firewall
4 6 (18.18%) POP3
4 6 (18.18%) SMTP
4 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 6 (18.18%) Wireless
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (12.12%) NetScaler
6 3 (9.09%) BGP
6 3 (9.09%) EIGRP
6 3 (9.09%) FCoE
6 3 (9.09%) WLAN
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
7 2 (6.06%) MPLS
8 1 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (3.03%) PPP
8 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
8 1 (3.03%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (27.27%) Legal
2 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 4 (12.12%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Network Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Presales Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Presales Network Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Telecoms Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Installations Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Network Support
5 2 (6.06%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.12%) NHS
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.03%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Customer Requirements
2 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
2 7 (21.21%) Service Management
3 6 (18.18%) ITSM
4 5 (15.15%) Information Governance
4 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
5 4 (12.12%) Business Development
5 4 (12.12%) Presales
5 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
6 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (6.06%) Network Design
8 1 (3.03%) Business Transformation
8 1 (3.03%) Line Management
8 1 (3.03%) Network Architecture
8 1 (3.03%) Network Management
8 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) C
2 2 (6.06%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 11 (33.33%) CCNP
3 11 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 7 (21.21%) Degree
5 6 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (15.15%) CCA
6 5 (15.15%) CCAA
6 5 (15.15%) CCNA
6 5 (15.15%) ISEB
6 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (6.06%) CCDP
7 2 (6.06%) CCIE
7 2 (6.06%) CCIP
7 2 (6.06%) MCITP
7 2 (6.06%) MCSE
7 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (3.03%) MCSA
8 1 (3.03%) MCTS
8 1 (3.03%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 5 (15.15%) XenApp
3 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
3 4 (12.12%) XenServer
4 3 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (3.03%) SCCM
1 1 (3.03%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Cisco
2 10 (30.30%) Citrix
3 7 (21.21%) VMware
4 5 (15.15%) Juniper
5 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint
6 3 (9.09%) F5
6 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.06%) Blue Coat
7 2 (6.06%) McAfee
7 2 (6.06%) Riverbed
8 1 (3.03%) Avaya
8 1 (3.03%) SAP
8 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.03%) SonicWALL
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