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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 82 75 67
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 12 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.08% 1.48% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.22% 12.35% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 17
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £231 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £555 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -9.09%

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
146 170 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.12% 11.95% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 116 107
Median daily rate £410 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -38.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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
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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017, 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 21 (80.77%) LAN
2 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (46.15%) Cisco
4 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
4 11 (42.31%) Windows
5 10 (38.46%) ITIL
6 9 (34.62%) Firewall
7 8 (30.77%) Citrix
7 8 (30.77%) CCNP
7 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (26.92%) CCNA
8 7 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
9 6 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (23.08%) SQL
9 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 6 (23.08%) CCIE
10 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
10 5 (19.23%) CCDA
10 5 (19.23%) Incident Management
10 5 (19.23%) Problem Management
10 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (19.23%) VPN
10 5 (19.23%) Change Control
11 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (15.38%) VMware
11 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
11 4 (15.38%) Linux
11 4 (15.38%) BGP
12 3 (11.54%) Project Management

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 5 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (80.77%) LAN
2 9 (34.62%) Firewall
3 7 (26.92%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (19.23%) VPN
5 4 (15.38%) BGP
5 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 3 (11.54%) MPLS
7 2 (7.69%) EIGRP
7 2 (7.69%) VLAN
7 2 (7.69%) Wireless
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (3.85%) DWDM
8 1 (3.85%) H.323
8 1 (3.85%) ISUP
8 1 (3.85%) MGCP
8 1 (3.85%) OSPF
8 1 (3.85%) Q.931
8 1 (3.85%) RTP
8 1 (3.85%) SS7
8 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Network Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Designer
4 3 (11.54%) Field Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Field Support Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) IT Support
5 2 (7.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) CCXML
1 1 (3.85%) RFC 2833
1 1 (3.85%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Driving Licence
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) IVR
3 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL
2 5 (19.23%) Change Control
2 5 (19.23%) Incident Management
2 5 (19.23%) Problem Management
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) DevOps
3 3 (11.54%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
3 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Process Improvement
4 2 (7.69%) Service Design
4 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.69%) Supplier Management
4 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.85%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (3.85%) Information Governance
5 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (3.85%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) CCNP
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (26.92%) CCNA
3 6 (23.08%) CCIE
3 6 (23.08%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (19.23%) CCDA
5 2 (7.69%) CCA
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (7.69%) MCSE
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (7.69%) Docker
4 2 (7.69%) vCloud
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (7.69%) VMware GSX
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Server
4 2 (7.69%) vSphere
5 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco
2 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) Citrix
4 4 (15.38%) VMware
5 3 (11.54%) Novell
6 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.85%) BT
7 1 (3.85%) F5
7 1 (3.85%) Juniper
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