Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 64 61
Rank change year-on-year -24 -3 +20
Contract jobs citing WAN 19 30 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.28% 2.26% 3.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 15.31% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 23
Wales median daily rate £425 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.67% -20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £249 £208 £288
90th Percentile £488 £358 £617
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £13.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year -7.89% -10.97% -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 228 196 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.37% 14.76% 16.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 130 117
Wales median daily rate £395 £310 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.42% -17.33% +21.95%
10th Percentile £218 £166 £240
90th Percentile £534 £475 £578
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 16
Wales median hourly rate £14.04 £55.00 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.48% +166.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.50 £11.99
90th Percentile £42.00 £77.50 £68.13
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.66 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.73% -21.36% +19.05%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -25 19 £425 +41.67% 13
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 19 (100.00%) LAN
2 16 (84.21%) Cisco
3 11 (57.89%) CCNP
3 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
3 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
4 9 (47.37%) Network Design
4 9 (47.37%) Juniper
5 6 (31.58%) Network Security
5 6 (31.58%) Junos
6 5 (26.32%) PKI
6 5 (26.32%) Windows
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
7 4 (21.05%) Firewall
7 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
8 3 (15.79%) JNCIP
8 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
8 3 (15.79%) Degree
8 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
8 3 (15.79%) DHCP
8 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
8 3 (15.79%) DNS
9 2 (10.53%) VPN
9 2 (10.53%) VoIP
9 2 (10.53%) ITIL
9 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
9 2 (10.53%) Symantec
9 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003

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 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
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%) Junos
2 6 (31.58%) Network Security
3 4 (21.05%) Firewall
4 3 (15.79%) DHCP
4 3 (15.79%) DNS
4 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.53%) SAN
5 2 (10.53%) VoIP
5 2 (10.53%) VPN
5 2 (10.53%) Wireless
6 1 (5.26%) H.323
6 1 (5.26%) Internet
6 1 (5.26%) VLAN
6 1 (5.26%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Network Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Design Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Network Design Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) IT Support
3 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Designer
4 2 (10.53%) Network Designer
4 2 (10.53%) Technical Architect
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) PKI
2 1 (5.26%) PDA
2 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Network Design
2 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Active Listening
3 1 (5.26%) Biometrics
3 1 (5.26%) CAD
3 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) ERP
3 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Software Licensing
3 1 (5.26%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (57.89%) CCNP
1 11 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (57.89%) SC Cleared
1 11 (57.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 3 (15.79%) JNCIP
3 1 (5.26%) CCDP
3 1 (5.26%) CCIE
3 1 (5.26%) CCVP
3 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) Juniper
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.53%) Symantec
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
6 1 (5.26%) BT
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Remedy