The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Leeds region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 68 54 58
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.96% 2.98% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.30% 17.20% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 11
Average daily rate
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£475 £308 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.47% +11.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £295 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £325 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
137 157 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.19% 17.31% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 89 87
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £248 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 12
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +150.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
WAN
West Yorkshire

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 21 (91.30%) LAN
2 11 (47.83%) Cisco
3 10 (43.48%) TCP/IP
4 9 (39.13%) Windows
5 7 (30.43%) Firewall
6 6 (26.09%) Perl
6 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
6 6 (26.09%) VLAN
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
7 5 (21.74%) Ethernet
7 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
7 5 (21.74%) Linux
7 5 (21.74%) Python
7 5 (21.74%) .NET
7 5 (21.74%) ISEB
7 5 (21.74%) SAN
7 5 (21.74%) Tcl
8 4 (17.39%) Oracle
8 4 (17.39%) IIS
8 4 (17.39%) HTML
8 4 (17.39%) SQL
8 4 (17.39%) MS Office
8 4 (17.39%) XML
8 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
8 4 (17.39%) SMTP
8 4 (17.39%) Scrum
8 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.70%) Lync
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (91.30%) LAN
2 10 (43.48%) TCP/IP
3 7 (30.43%) Firewall
4 6 (26.09%) VLAN
5 5 (21.74%) SAN
5 5 (21.74%) Ethernet
6 4 (17.39%) NAS
6 4 (17.39%) SMTP
7 2 (8.70%) WLAN
7 2 (8.70%) Network Security
8 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (4.35%) Wireless
8 1 (4.35%) VPN
8 1 (4.35%) SSL
8 1 (4.35%) VoIP
8 1 (4.35%) DMZ
8 1 (4.35%) CTI
8 1 (4.35%) MPLS
8 1 (4.35%) BGP
General
1 3 (13.04%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Operations Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Agile Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Network Operations Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 4 (17.39%) XML
2 4 (17.39%) HTML
3 3 (13.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) IVR
1 1 (4.35%) Statistics
1 1 (4.35%) Semantic Web
1 1 (4.35%) EqualLogic
1 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (39.13%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (21.74%) Linux
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
5 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.70%) UNIX
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.35%) CentOS
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (21.74%) Performance Testing
2 4 (17.39%) Scrum
3 3 (13.04%) Test Strategy
3 3 (13.04%) Matrix Management
4 2 (8.70%) Network Design
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Quality Management
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.35%) RDF
5 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.35%) Cyber Security
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL
5 1 (4.35%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Perl
2 5 (21.74%) Python
2 5 (21.74%) Tcl
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) Lisp
5 1 (4.35%) C
5 1 (4.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.70%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) JNCIS
3 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) OPNET
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 4 (17.39%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Juniper
5 1 (4.35%) BMC
5 1 (4.35%) VMware
5 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.35%) TippingPoint
5 1 (4.35%) ProCurve
5 1 (4.35%) F5
5 1 (4.35%) Verint
5 1 (4.35%) Dell
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) Avaya
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