The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 80 57 46
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.89% 1.75% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.90% 15.45% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 7
Average daily rate
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£331 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £252 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £393 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
WAN
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
145 110 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 12.88% 11.29% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 73 43
Average daily rate £338 £300 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £250 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.00 £114.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.88% -85.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 30 (100.00%) LAN
2 16 (53.33%) Cisco
3 14 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (36.67%) CCNA
5 10 (33.33%) Service Management
6 9 (30.00%) Firewall
7 8 (26.67%) CCNP
8 7 (23.33%) GPRS
9 6 (20.00%) VPN
9 6 (20.00%) VoIP
9 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (16.67%) Network Design
10 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (16.67%) ITIL
10 5 (16.67%) CCDP
10 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 4 (13.33%) SAN
11 4 (13.33%) SLA
11 4 (13.33%) EIGRP
11 4 (13.33%) Project Management
11 4 (13.33%) BGP
11 4 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (13.33%) Change Management
11 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Analysis
11 4 (13.33%) Billing
11 4 (13.33%) Finance
12 3 (10.00%) Validation
12 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
12 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.67%) Lync
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (30.00%) Firewall
3 7 (23.33%) GPRS
4 6 (20.00%) VPN
4 6 (20.00%) VoIP
5 5 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (13.33%) BGP
6 4 (13.33%) EIGRP
6 4 (13.33%) SAN
7 3 (10.00%) MPLS
7 3 (10.00%) OSPF
7 3 (10.00%) WLAN
7 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (6.67%) DNS
8 2 (6.67%) SSL
8 2 (6.67%) VRRP
8 2 (6.67%) DMVPN
8 2 (6.67%) HSRP
8 2 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
1 4 (13.33%) Billing
2 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Solutions Designer
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Designer
3 4 (13.33%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Contracts Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Middleware
1 1 (3.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (6.67%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Mac OS
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Service Management
2 6 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.67%) Network Design
3 5 (16.67%) ITIL
4 4 (13.33%) Change Management
4 4 (13.33%) Project Management
4 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.00%) Validation
5 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (10.00%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.67%) BCP
6 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.33%) CRM
7 1 (3.33%) Migration
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (36.67%) CCNA
3 8 (26.67%) CCNP
4 5 (16.67%) CCDP
5 3 (10.00%) CCDA
6 2 (6.67%) CISSP
6 2 (6.67%) MCSE
6 2 (6.67%) MCSA
6 2 (6.67%) VCAP
6 2 (6.67%) VCP5
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (6.67%) CCSA
6 2 (6.67%) CCSE
6 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) CCIE
7 1 (3.33%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
2 3 (10.00%) QA
3 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) Firmware
3 2 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Cisco
2 3 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (10.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.33%) Remedy
4 1 (3.33%) Polycom
4 1 (3.33%) Tandberg
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