The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 79 77 71
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 28 33 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.94% 2.06% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.84% 16.84% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 7
Median daily rate £360 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £200 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.70% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.63% -1.42%
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
218 196 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.07% 12.24% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 127 87
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
Median hourly rate £11.72 £21.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.84% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for WAN.

1 51 (92.73%) LAN
2 30 (54.55%) Cisco
2 30 (54.55%) Firewall
3 27 (49.09%) VMware
4 24 (43.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (38.18%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (34.55%) CCNP
6 19 (34.55%) Microsoft
7 18 (32.73%) VPN
8 16 (29.09%) Windows
9 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
9 14 (25.45%) Network Security
10 13 (23.64%) MPLS
11 12 (21.82%) BGP
12 11 (20.00%) CCNA
12 11 (20.00%) SAN
12 11 (20.00%) Linux
12 11 (20.00%) Telecoms
12 11 (20.00%) Palo Alto
13 10 (18.18%) Windows Server
13 10 (18.18%) Load Balancing
13 10 (18.18%) Finance
13 10 (18.18%) Citrix
14 9 (16.36%) CheckPoint
14 9 (16.36%) DNS
14 9 (16.36%) SSL
14 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
15 8 (14.55%) Unix
15 8 (14.55%) Java

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.27%) CloudStack
2 4 (7.27%) JBoss
2 4 (7.27%) OpenStack
2 4 (7.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.82%) Apache
3 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (12.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) IaaS
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (92.73%) LAN
2 30 (54.55%) Firewall
3 18 (32.73%) VPN
4 14 (25.45%) Network Security
5 13 (23.64%) MPLS
6 12 (21.82%) BGP
7 11 (20.00%) SAN
8 9 (16.36%) DNS
8 9 (16.36%) SSL
9 8 (14.55%) OSPF
10 7 (12.73%) IPv6
11 5 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
12 4 (7.27%) Internet
12 4 (7.27%) IPv4
12 4 (7.27%) VLAN
12 4 (7.27%) VoIP
13 3 (5.45%) Wireless
14 2 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
14 2 (3.64%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) MySQL
2 5 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
1 5 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
1 5 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (1.82%) SonarQube
General
1 11 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (18.18%) Finance
3 7 (12.73%) Electronics
3 7 (12.73%) Manufacturing
3 7 (12.73%) Marketing
4 6 (10.91%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Network Engineer
2 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Administrator
4 5 (9.09%) Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) Architect
4 5 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Design Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Network Support
6 3 (5.45%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) ActiveMQ
1 6 (10.91%) Middleware
1 6 (10.91%) RabbitMQ
1 6 (10.91%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Public Cloud
1 4 (7.27%) Virtual Team
2 3 (5.45%) IVR
3 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.64%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.09%) Windows
2 11 (20.00%) Linux
3 10 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (14.55%) Unix
5 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (10.91%) AIX
6 6 (10.91%) HPUX
6 6 (10.91%) SUSE
7 5 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.82%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.18%) Load Balancing
2 7 (12.73%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (12.73%) Digital Marketing
2 7 (12.73%) Programme Management
3 6 (10.91%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (10.91%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (9.09%) Deep Packet Inspection
4 5 (9.09%) Network Design
4 5 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
5 4 (7.27%) Information Security
5 4 (7.27%) ITIL
6 3 (5.45%) DevOps
6 3 (5.45%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.64%) Analytics
7 2 (3.64%) Business Transformation
7 2 (3.64%) CRM
7 2 (3.64%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (3.64%) Speech Recognition
7 2 (3.64%) Test Strategy
7 2 (3.64%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.55%) Java
2 4 (7.27%) SQL
3 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (38.18%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (34.55%) CCNP
3 11 (20.00%) CCNA
4 6 (10.91%) CCIE
5 3 (5.45%) CCDA
5 3 (5.45%) CISA
5 3 (5.45%) CISSP
6 2 (3.64%) GSEC
6 2 (3.64%) GSLC
6 2 (3.64%) GSNA
6 2 (3.64%) SANS
6 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.82%) CCDP
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (43.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (10.91%) KVM
2 6 (10.91%) Xen
3 5 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 5 (9.09%) vCloud
3 5 (9.09%) vSphere
3 5 (9.09%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.82%) Squid
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (3.64%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.82%) WSUS
3 1 (1.82%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 30 (54.55%) Cisco
2 27 (49.09%) VMware
3 19 (34.55%) Microsoft
4 11 (20.00%) Palo Alto
5 10 (18.18%) Citrix
6 9 (16.36%) CheckPoint
7 7 (12.73%) IBM
7 7 (12.73%) SAP
8 6 (10.91%) Oracle
9 5 (9.09%) NetApp
9 5 (9.09%) Splunk
10 4 (7.27%) Fortinet
10 4 (7.27%) HP
11 2 (3.64%) ScanSafe
12 1 (1.82%) Dell
12 1 (1.82%) F5
12 1 (1.82%) Juniper
12 1 (1.82%) LogRhythm
12 1 (1.82%) Meraki
12 1 (1.82%) Novell
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