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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 63 62 54
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 24 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.22% 1.35% 1.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.91% 13.68% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 2 10
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£375 £263 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -9.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £233 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £293 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.42% -5.00%
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
161 95 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 14.89% 9.84% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 54 47
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £333 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £62.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -79.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015, 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 14 (43.75%) Cisco
3 12 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (31.25%) Service Management
4 10 (31.25%) Firewall
4 10 (31.25%) CCNA
5 7 (21.88%) CCNP
5 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
5 7 (21.88%) GPRS
6 6 (18.75%) VPN
6 6 (18.75%) SLA
6 6 (18.75%) Project Management
6 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (15.63%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (15.63%) VoIP
7 5 (15.63%) ITIL
8 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
8 4 (12.50%) Windows
8 4 (12.50%) MS Office
8 4 (12.50%) CCDP
8 4 (12.50%) SAN
8 4 (12.50%) Change Management
8 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 4 (12.50%) Billing
8 4 (12.50%) Network Design
9 3 (9.38%) Finance
9 3 (9.38%) Validation
9 3 (9.38%) ServiceNow

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.25%) Lync
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (100.00%) LAN
2 10 (31.25%) Firewall
3 7 (21.88%) GPRS
4 6 (18.75%) VPN
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (15.63%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (15.63%) VoIP
6 4 (12.50%) SAN
7 3 (9.38%) BGP
7 3 (9.38%) EIGRP
7 3 (9.38%) OSPF
7 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
8 2 (6.25%) WLAN
8 2 (6.25%) DNS
8 2 (6.25%) SSL
8 2 (6.25%) MPLS
8 2 (6.25%) VRRP
8 2 (6.25%) DMVPN
8 2 (6.25%) HSRP
8 2 (6.25%) IPsec
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%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) Solutions Designer
4 4 (12.50%) Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 4 (12.50%) Designer
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.25%) IT Support
6 2 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Junior Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Designer
7 1 (3.13%) Network Technician
7 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) XMPP
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Smart Meter
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (6.25%) Mac OS
2 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Service Management
2 6 (18.75%) Project Management
2 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.63%) ITIL
4 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.50%) Change Management
4 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Analysis
4 4 (12.50%) Network Design
5 3 (9.38%) Validation
5 3 (9.38%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (6.25%) BCP
6 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity Planning
6 2 (6.25%) Migration
6 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
7 1 (3.13%) Time Management
7 1 (3.13%) Data Management
7 1 (3.13%) Agile Testing
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (31.25%) CCNA
3 7 (21.88%) 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%) CISSP
6 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (6.25%) VCAP
6 2 (6.25%) VCP5
6 2 (6.25%) CCSA
6 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (6.25%) CCSE
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 7 (21.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) Firmware
3 2 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Cisco
2 3 (9.38%) ServiceNow
2 3 (9.38%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.25%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Polycom
4 1 (3.13%) Tandberg
4 1 (3.13%) Remedy
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix
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