The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bradford region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 20 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 3.59% 4.06% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 34.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Average daily rate
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£225 £213 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -5.88%
Communications & Networking Category
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
24 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 14.37% 11.68% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 6
Average daily rate £275 £225 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -23.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £195 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £363 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
WAN
West Yorkshire

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Bradford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Bradford region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Bradford region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Bradford

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Bradford region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) VoIP
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) VLAN
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (16.67%) APMP
4 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 1 (16.67%) MS Project
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Project
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) LAN
2 3 (50.00%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (33.33%) VLAN
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Project Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Project Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) PMI Certification
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (16.67%) APMP
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP