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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 70 73 72
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 8 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.79% 0.85% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.80% 6.50% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £274
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +18.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £325 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £402 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £20.80
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -0.21%
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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
138 123 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.66% 13.10% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 77 91
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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
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 27 August 2014, 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 17 (94.44%) LAN
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
4 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) Firewall
6 3 (16.67%) Middleware
6 3 (16.67%) Project Management
6 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 3 (16.67%) Java
6 3 (16.67%) Perl
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle
6 3 (16.67%) Retail
6 3 (16.67%) Matrix Management
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (16.67%) VLAN
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (11.11%) Lync
7 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Network Security
7 2 (11.11%) Network Design
7 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 2 (11.11%) Linux
7 2 (11.11%) Python
7 2 (11.11%) WLAN
7 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
7 2 (11.11%) HP
7 2 (11.11%) CCNP
7 2 (11.11%) ISEB

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (11.11%) Lync
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Project
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) LAN
2 4 (22.22%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) VLAN
3 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security
4 2 (11.11%) WLAN
4 2 (11.11%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.56%) VoIP
5 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (5.56%) VPN
5 1 (5.56%) SSL
5 1 (5.56%) SAN
5 1 (5.56%) DMZ
5 1 (5.56%) CTI
5 1 (5.56%) MPLS
5 1 (5.56%) BGP
5 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
General
1 3 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Junior
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Project Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) IVR
1 1 (5.56%) EqualLogic
1 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (5.56%) CentOS
4 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Project Management
1 3 (16.67%) Matrix Management
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
2 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 2 (11.11%) Network Design
3 1 (5.56%) Project Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Quality Management
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.56%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
1 3 (16.67%) Perl
2 2 (11.11%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) Tcl
3 1 (5.56%) Lisp
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCNP
1 2 (11.11%) ISEB
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) OPNET
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) BMC
5 1 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.56%) TippingPoint
5 1 (5.56%) ProCurve
5 1 (5.56%) F5
5 1 (5.56%) Verint
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) Avaya