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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 77 79 40
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -39
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 10 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.37% 0.86% 4.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.18% 8.47% 17.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £262 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £402 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £11.86 - £65.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% +12.50%
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
220 118 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 16.69% 10.11% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 77 103
Average daily rate £288 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.87% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £225 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £393 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 11
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -36.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £21.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £21.50 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 May 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 May 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 39 (95.12%) LAN
2 18 (43.90%) Cisco
3 15 (36.59%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
5 10 (24.39%) CCNA
5 10 (24.39%) Firewall
5 10 (24.39%) Service Management
6 9 (21.95%) CCNP
7 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
7 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
8 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
8 7 (17.07%) GPRS
8 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
8 7 (17.07%) Windows
8 7 (17.07%) Lync
9 6 (14.63%) ITIL
9 6 (14.63%) VoIP
9 6 (14.63%) VPN
9 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (14.63%) Validation
9 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (12.20%) Finance
10 5 (12.20%) SLA
11 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
11 4 (9.76%) BGP
11 4 (9.76%) EIGRP
11 4 (9.76%) Project Management
11 4 (9.76%) SAN
11 4 (9.76%) Internet
11 4 (9.76%) MPLS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
1 7 (17.07%) Lync
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (95.12%) LAN
2 10 (24.39%) Firewall
3 7 (17.07%) GPRS
4 6 (14.63%) VPN
4 6 (14.63%) VoIP
5 4 (9.76%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (9.76%) SAN
5 4 (9.76%) Internet
5 4 (9.76%) MPLS
5 4 (9.76%) BGP
5 4 (9.76%) EIGRP
5 4 (9.76%) Network Security
5 4 (9.76%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (9.76%) Unified Communications
6 3 (7.32%) Spanning Tree
6 3 (7.32%) OSPF
6 3 (7.32%) WLAN
6 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.88%) DNS
7 2 (4.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Billing
3 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (24.39%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.07%) Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Architect
3 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Business Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Solutions Designer
3 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (9.76%) Designer
3 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (7.32%) Communications Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Technical Manager
4 3 (7.32%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (4.88%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.44%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.44%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) Middleware
1 1 (2.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Smart Meter
2 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) NHS
2 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Windows
2 2 (4.88%) Linux
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.88%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (24.39%) Service Management
2 6 (14.63%) ITIL
2 6 (14.63%) Validation
2 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.76%) Network Design
3 4 (9.76%) PRINCE2
3 4 (9.76%) Project Management
3 4 (9.76%) Change Management
3 4 (9.76%) Load Balancing
3 4 (9.76%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 3 (7.32%) Project Planning
4 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.32%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.88%) Migration
5 2 (4.88%) BCP
5 2 (4.88%) TOGAF
5 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.44%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (24.39%) CCNA
3 9 (21.95%) CCNP
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.32%) CCDA
4 3 (7.32%) CCDP
4 3 (7.32%) MCSE
4 3 (7.32%) CCIE
4 3 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (4.88%) MCSA
5 2 (4.88%) CISSP
5 2 (4.88%) CCSA
5 2 (4.88%) CCSE
5 2 (4.88%) VCAP
5 2 (4.88%) VCP5
6 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.44%) CCSP
6 1 (2.44%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.44%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.44%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
2 3 (7.32%) QA
3 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) Firmware
3 2 (4.88%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) Cisco
2 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.76%) VMware
4 3 (7.32%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.32%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (7.32%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.88%) Tandberg
5 2 (4.88%) F5
6 1 (2.44%) Polycom
6 1 (2.44%) Remedy
6 1 (2.44%) Juniper
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Orgtel
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago