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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 70 68 61
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.72% 1.03% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.26% 8.11% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £325 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +85.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £304 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £391 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+9.92% -5.48%
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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
133 111 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.70% 12.64% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 64 65
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 16 (94.12%) LAN
2 8 (47.06%) Cisco
3 6 (35.29%) Windows
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) Firewall
5 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
5 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
6 3 (17.65%) Java
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle
6 3 (17.65%) SLA
6 3 (17.65%) Middleware
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (17.65%) Matrix Management
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (11.76%) Lync
7 2 (11.76%) Network Security
7 2 (11.76%) Retail
7 2 (11.76%) Network Design
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
7 2 (11.76%) Juniper
7 2 (11.76%) Citrix
7 2 (11.76%) HP
7 2 (11.76%) CCNP
7 2 (11.76%) MS Office
7 2 (11.76%) ITIL
7 2 (11.76%) WLAN
7 2 (11.76%) VPN
8 1 (5.88%) SSL
8 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (11.76%) Lync
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) Network Security
3 2 (11.76%) WLAN
3 2 (11.76%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) SSL
4 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) VoIP
4 1 (5.88%) SAN
4 1 (5.88%) DMZ
4 1 (5.88%) CTI
4 1 (5.88%) MPLS
4 1 (5.88%) BGP
4 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
4 1 (5.88%) H.323
4 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.88%) Wireless
4 1 (5.88%) VLAN
4 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Technical Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) IT Support
3 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Junior
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Junior Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Project Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) IVR
1 1 (5.88%) EqualLogic
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) UNIX
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (5.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Matrix Management
2 2 (11.76%) Network Design
2 2 (11.76%) Project Management
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.88%) Change Control
3 1 (5.88%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) Perl
2 1 (5.88%) C
2 1 (5.88%) C++
2 1 (5.88%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) OPNET
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) Juniper
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) BMC
5 1 (5.88%) Avaya
5 1 (5.88%) VMware
5 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
5 1 (5.88%) TippingPoint
5 1 (5.88%) ProCurve
5 1 (5.88%) F5
5 1 (5.88%) Verint