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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 68 72 51
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -21
Contract jobs citing WAN 39 9 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.50% 0.81% 3.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.57% 6.57% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 10
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£350 £475 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +54.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £340 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+3.72% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+30.43% -4.16%
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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
210 137 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.46% 12.30% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 88 103
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £475 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £30.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 - £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 28 (60.87%) LAN
2 19 (41.30%) Cisco
3 17 (36.96%) Active Directory
4 16 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
5 15 (32.61%) Firewall
6 14 (30.43%) Windows
7 13 (28.26%) CCNP
7 13 (28.26%) CCNA
7 13 (28.26%) Network Security
8 12 (26.09%) Internet
8 12 (26.09%) MS Excel
9 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
10 10 (21.74%) Lync
11 9 (19.57%) Unified Communications
11 9 (19.57%) Load Balancing
11 9 (19.57%) VMware
11 9 (19.57%) CheckPoint
11 9 (19.57%) DMZ
11 9 (19.57%) Linux
11 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
12 8 (17.39%) UNIX
12 8 (17.39%) Tomcat
12 8 (17.39%) Red Hat
12 8 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (15.22%) Java EE
13 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
13 7 (15.22%) Apache
13 7 (15.22%) Java
13 7 (15.22%) ITIL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
2 10 (21.74%) Lync
3 8 (17.39%) Tomcat
4 7 (15.22%) Apache
5 4 (8.70%) WebLogic
5 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (8.70%) Node.js
5 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
6 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (6.52%) JBoss
6 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
7 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 28 (60.87%) LAN
2 15 (32.61%) Firewall
3 13 (28.26%) Network Security
4 12 (26.09%) Internet
5 9 (19.57%) DMZ
5 9 (19.57%) Unified Communications
6 2 (4.35%) VPN
6 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.35%) MPLS
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.35%) VLAN
6 2 (4.35%) Telepresence
7 1 (2.17%) Junos
7 1 (2.17%) BGP
7 1 (2.17%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.17%) VoIP
7 1 (2.17%) WLAN
7 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) MySQL
2 4 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Network Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Architect
2 8 (17.39%) Infrastructure Architect
3 7 (15.22%) Communications Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.35%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.17%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Network Support
7 1 (2.17%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (2.17%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) Java EE
2 3 (6.52%) J2EE
2 3 (6.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (8.70%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Linux
3 8 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (17.39%) UNIX
4 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) Load Balancing
2 7 (15.22%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) E-Commerce
3 4 (8.70%) DevOps
4 3 (6.52%) Project Planning
4 3 (6.52%) Validation
5 2 (4.35%) Migration
5 2 (4.35%) Network Design
5 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.35%) Project Management
5 2 (4.35%) Change Management
5 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.17%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.17%) Service Management
6 1 (2.17%) ERP
6 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.17%) Cyber Security
6 1 (2.17%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) Java
2 4 (8.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (28.26%) CCNP
2 13 (28.26%) CCNA
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.52%) MCITP
4 3 (6.52%) CCIE
5 2 (4.35%) MCSE
5 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.35%) MCTS
6 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.17%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.17%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.17%) JNCIE
6 1 (2.17%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (36.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) Puppet
2 3 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) Cisco
2 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
3 9 (19.57%) CheckPoint
3 9 (19.57%) VMware
4 8 (17.39%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.35%) F5
5 2 (4.35%) Tandberg
6 1 (2.17%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.17%) Avaya
6 1 (2.17%) Juniper
6 1 (2.17%) Sage
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