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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 64 68 67
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN 22 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.79% 1.33% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.23% 13.13% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £145 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+158.62% -48.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £145 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £269 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -
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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
215 99 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 17.45% 10.14% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 57 52
Average daily rate £338 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £375 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £14.87 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.55% -2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 32 (100.00%) LAN
2 16 (50.00%) Cisco
3 13 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (37.50%) Firewall
5 10 (31.25%) Service Management
5 10 (31.25%) CCNA
6 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 8 (25.00%) CCNP
7 7 (21.88%) GPRS
8 6 (18.75%) SLA
8 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (15.63%) Network Design
9 5 (15.63%) VPN
9 5 (15.63%) Windows
10 4 (12.50%) Project Management
10 4 (12.50%) CCDP
10 4 (12.50%) BGP
10 4 (12.50%) EIGRP
10 4 (12.50%) MS Office
10 4 (12.50%) ITIL
10 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 4 (12.50%) VoIP
10 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
10 4 (12.50%) Billing
10 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Analysis
11 3 (9.38%) ServiceNow
11 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012

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Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (9.38%) Lync
1 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 32 (100.00%) LAN
2 12 (37.50%) Firewall
3 7 (21.88%) GPRS
4 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (15.63%) VPN
6 4 (12.50%) BGP
6 4 (12.50%) EIGRP
6 4 (12.50%) VoIP
6 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
7 3 (9.38%) OSPF
7 3 (9.38%) SAN
8 2 (6.25%) MPLS
8 2 (6.25%) VRRP
8 2 (6.25%) WLAN
8 2 (6.25%) DNS
8 2 (6.25%) SSL
8 2 (6.25%) VPLS
8 2 (6.25%) Network Security
8 2 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (12.50%) Billing
2 3 (9.38%) Finance
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Network Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
4 4 (12.50%) Designer
5 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) IT Support
6 2 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Network Technician
7 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Junior Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) Project Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.13%) User Experience
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.63%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.25%) Linux
3 2 (6.25%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Service Management
2 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.63%) Network Design
4 4 (12.50%) Project Management
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL
4 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) Change Management
5 3 (9.38%) Validation
5 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
5 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
6 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (6.25%) BCP
7 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.13%) Agile Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Cyber Security
7 1 (3.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (31.25%) CCNA
3 8 (25.00%) CCNP
4 4 (12.50%) CCDP
5 3 (9.38%) CCDA
6 2 (6.25%) MCSE
6 2 (6.25%) MCSA
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (6.25%) CISSP
6 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (6.25%) VCAP
6 2 (6.25%) CCSE
6 2 (6.25%) CCSA
6 2 (6.25%) VCP5
7 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) CCIE
7 1 (3.13%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
2 3 (9.38%) QA
3 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) Firmware
3 2 (6.25%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.13%) vSphere
4 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (3.13%) OPNET
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (9.38%) ServiceNow
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.25%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.13%) F5
5 1 (3.13%) ProCurve
5 1 (3.13%) Polycom
5 1 (3.13%) Tandberg
5 1 (3.13%) TippingPoint
5 1 (3.13%) Juniper
5 1 (3.13%) Dell
5 1 (3.13%) Remedy
5 1 (3.13%) BMC
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