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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 66 64 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 19 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.63% 1.29% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.31% 12.24% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £145 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+158.62% -46.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £145 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £261 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -
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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
204 98 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 17.54% 10.52% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 52 51
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £235 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Average hourly rate £14.87 £17.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.05% +4.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 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 27 (100.00%) LAN
2 13 (48.15%) Cisco
3 11 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (37.04%) Firewall
5 9 (33.33%) Service Management
6 8 (29.63%) CCNA
7 7 (25.93%) CCNP
7 7 (25.93%) GPRS
8 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
8 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (18.52%) SLA
10 4 (14.81%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
10 4 (14.81%) Windows
10 4 (14.81%) MS Office
10 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
10 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Analysis
10 4 (14.81%) Network Design
11 3 (11.11%) Billing
11 3 (11.11%) Finance
11 3 (11.11%) Validation
11 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (11.11%) ServiceNow
11 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (11.11%) Smart Meter
11 3 (11.11%) VoIP
11 3 (11.11%) VPN
11 3 (11.11%) CCDP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.41%) Lync
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 27 (100.00%) LAN
2 10 (37.04%) Firewall
3 7 (25.93%) GPRS
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (14.81%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (11.11%) VoIP
6 3 (11.11%) VPN
6 3 (11.11%) BGP
6 3 (11.11%) EIGRP
7 2 (7.41%) OSPF
7 2 (7.41%) SAN
7 2 (7.41%) WLAN
7 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
7 2 (7.41%) Network Security
8 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
8 1 (3.70%) VPLS
8 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
8 1 (3.70%) DMVPN
8 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (3.70%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (11.11%) Billing
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 5 (18.52%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Designer
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (3.70%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.70%) Network Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
2 1 (3.70%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (3.70%) Mac OS
3 1 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Service Management
2 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Analysis
3 4 (14.81%) Network Design
4 3 (11.11%) Validation
4 3 (11.11%) Change Management
4 3 (11.11%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.70%) Time Management
6 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.70%) TOGAF
6 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.70%) Migration
6 1 (3.70%) Change Control
6 1 (3.70%) Agile Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.70%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (29.63%) CCNA
3 7 (25.93%) CCNP
4 3 (11.11%) CCDP
5 2 (7.41%) CCDA
6 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.70%) CCSE
6 1 (3.70%) CCSA
6 1 (3.70%) VCAP
6 1 (3.70%) VCP5
6 1 (3.70%) MCSE
6 1 (3.70%) MCSA
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.70%) CISSP
6 1 (3.70%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
2 2 (7.41%) QA
3 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) Firmware
3 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) OPNET
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Cisco
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) ServiceNow
3 3 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (7.41%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix
4 2 (7.41%) VMware
5 1 (3.70%) TippingPoint
5 1 (3.70%) ProCurve
5 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.70%) F5
5 1 (3.70%) BMC
5 1 (3.70%) Juniper
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint