Period
to 23 February 2019

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 23 February 2019 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
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 85 67
Rank change year-on-year -9 -18 +7
Contract jobs citing WAN 14 23 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.83% 1.59% 2.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.18% 10.36% 17.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 30
Wales median daily rate £375 £288 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -8.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £313 £123 £224
90th Percentile £508 £371 £414
UK median daily rate £400 £384 £400
% change year-on-year +4.23% -4.06% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Wales median hourly rate £17.57 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.17% - -
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -8.33% -10.00%

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 195 222 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.55% 15.34% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 134 180
Wales median daily rate £400 £350 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -10.83% +14.60%
10th Percentile £223 £155 £181
90th Percentile £550 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 14
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -63.64% +411.63%
10th Percentile £9.71 £10.90 £11.18
90th Percentile £21.31 £42.97 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.64 £21.50
% change year-on-year -4.79% -8.65% -4.44%

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019. 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 -16 13 £350 +16.67% 17
North Wales -4 1 £450 +63.64% 2
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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 13 (92.86%) LAN
2 11 (78.57%) Firewall
3 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) Cisco
4 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (35.71%) VMware
6 5 (35.71%) VPN
7 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 4 (28.57%) Citrix
7 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
7 4 (28.57%) VLAN
7 4 (28.57%) Veeam
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
8 3 (21.43%) Office 365
8 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (21.43%) vSphere
8 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
8 3 (21.43%) Fortinet
8 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (21.43%) Wireless
8 3 (21.43%) Juniper
8 3 (21.43%) ITIL
8 3 (21.43%) Linux

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 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (21.43%) Office 365
3 2 (14.29%) IaaS
3 2 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) LAN
2 11 (78.57%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) VPN
4 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 4 (28.57%) VLAN
5 3 (21.43%) Wireless
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (14.29%) DHCP
6 2 (14.29%) DNS
6 2 (14.29%) Internet
6 2 (14.29%) MPLS
6 2 (14.29%) NAS
6 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
6 2 (14.29%) SAN
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (7.14%) HSRP
7 1 (7.14%) Network Security
7 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
7 1 (7.14%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Professional Services Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
1 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 2 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.14%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Debian
4 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 2 (14.29%) High Availability
2 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery Management
3 1 (7.14%) Coaching
3 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (7.14%) Data Encryption
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (7.14%) Network Packet Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Presales
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Server Building
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (21.43%) MCSE
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) CCNA
2 2 (14.29%) CCNP
2 2 (14.29%) MCITP
3 1 (7.14%) CCIE
3 1 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) vSphere
3 2 (14.29%) vCloud
3 2 (14.29%) VMware NSX
3 2 (14.29%) XenApp
3 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
4 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Veeam
4 3 (21.43%) Fortinet
4 3 (21.43%) Juniper
5 2 (14.29%) Dell
5 2 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) IBM
5 2 (14.29%) Intel
5 2 (14.29%) Kaspersky
5 2 (14.29%) Meraki
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 2 (14.29%) Sophos
5 2 (14.29%) Zerto
6 1 (7.14%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (7.14%) F5
6 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds