Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 67 80
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13 +7
Contract jobs citing WAN 19 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.59% 2.62% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.44% 15.48% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 19
Wales median daily rate £290 £350 £367
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -4.50% +16.35%
10th Percentile £218 £225 £253
90th Percentile £336 £496 £476
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Wales median hourly rate - £13.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.74% -
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £21.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year -10.59% +28.79% -17.50%

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 182 239 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.24% 16.90% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 153 195
Wales median daily rate £310 £400 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +16.79% -8.67%
10th Percentile £150 £211 £216
90th Percentile £475 £513 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 15
Wales median hourly rate £12.86 £28.00 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.07% +160.47% -32.28%
10th Percentile £10.45 £11.99 £9.00
90th Percentile £25.62 £77.50 £20.45
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -3 18 £300 -7.69% 1
North Wales - 1 £275 -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 19 (100.00%) LAN
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 9 (47.37%) Citrix
4 8 (42.11%) ITIL
5 7 (36.84%) Cisco
5 7 (36.84%) Service Management
5 7 (36.84%) Degree
6 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
6 6 (31.58%) ITSM
6 6 (31.58%) VMware
6 6 (31.58%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (31.58%) PRINCE2
6 6 (31.58%) POP3
6 6 (31.58%) SMTP
6 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
7 5 (26.32%) CCA
7 5 (26.32%) ISEB
7 5 (26.32%) Legal
7 5 (26.32%) XenApp
7 5 (26.32%) CCAA
7 5 (26.32%) Information Governance
7 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
8 4 (21.05%) NetScaler
8 4 (21.05%) XenServer
8 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
8 4 (21.05%) Firewall
8 4 (21.05%) NHS
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.79%) Active Directory

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 (5.26%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (31.58%) POP3
2 6 (31.58%) SMTP
2 6 (31.58%) TCP/IP
3 4 (21.05%) Firewall
3 4 (21.05%) NetScaler
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (10.53%) Wireless
4 2 (10.53%) WLAN
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (5.26%) FCoE
5 1 (5.26%) MPLS
5 1 (5.26%) PBX
5 1 (5.26%) SMS
5 1 (5.26%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Legal
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Support
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (21.05%) NHS
3 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 7 (36.84%) Service Management
3 6 (31.58%) ITSM
3 6 (31.58%) PRINCE2
4 5 (26.32%) Information Governance
5 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
6 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
6 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
8 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
8 1 (5.26%) Biometrics
8 1 (5.26%) Capacity Management
8 1 (5.26%) Change Control
8 1 (5.26%) Change Management
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) Degree
2 6 (31.58%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (26.32%) CCA
3 5 (26.32%) CCAA
3 5 (26.32%) ISEB
3 5 (26.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) CCNA
5 2 (10.53%) MCITP
5 2 (10.53%) MCSE
6 1 (5.26%) CCNP
6 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) MCDST
6 1 (5.26%) MCSA
6 1 (5.26%) MCTS
6 1 (5.26%) MOS
6 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) PMO
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
2 5 (26.32%) XenApp
3 4 (21.05%) XenServer
4 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Citrix
2 7 (36.84%) Cisco
3 6 (31.58%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) F5
5 2 (10.53%) SAP
5 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) IBM
6 1 (5.26%) Lotus
6 1 (5.26%) McAfee
6 1 (5.26%) Meraki
6 1 (5.26%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.26%) Symantec