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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 84 69 75
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing WAN 22 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.32% 0.90% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.48% 6.92% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £223 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -12.08%
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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
232 130 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 13.93% 12.97% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 72 80
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £221 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 33 (61.11%) LAN
2 27 (50.00%) Cisco
3 23 (42.59%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (40.74%) Firewall
5 19 (35.19%) Microsoft
5 19 (35.19%) CCNP
6 18 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 17 (31.48%) Windows
7 17 (31.48%) Network Security
8 15 (27.78%) CCNA
9 13 (24.07%) Internet
9 13 (24.07%) MS Excel
10 12 (22.22%) MS Exchange
10 12 (22.22%) CheckPoint
11 11 (20.37%) DMZ
11 11 (20.37%) Load Balancing
12 10 (18.52%) VMware
12 10 (18.52%) Lync
12 10 (18.52%) Unified Communications
13 9 (16.67%) E-Commerce
13 9 (16.67%) UNIX
13 9 (16.67%) Linux
13 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
14 8 (14.81%) ITIL
14 8 (14.81%) Tomcat
14 8 (14.81%) Red Hat
14 8 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (12.96%) Java EE
15 7 (12.96%) Apache
15 7 (12.96%) Java

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 12 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 10 (18.52%) Lync
3 8 (14.81%) Tomcat
4 7 (12.96%) Apache
5 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (7.41%) Node.js
6 4 (7.41%) WebSphere
6 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (7.41%) WebLogic
7 3 (5.56%) JBoss
7 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.85%) IIS
9 1 (1.85%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (24.07%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (61.11%) LAN
2 22 (40.74%) Firewall
3 17 (31.48%) Network Security
4 13 (24.07%) Internet
5 11 (20.37%) DMZ
6 10 (18.52%) Unified Communications
7 5 (9.26%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
8 4 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (5.56%) Wireless
9 3 (5.56%) MPLS
9 3 (5.56%) VPN
9 3 (5.56%) Telepresence
10 2 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (3.70%) DNS
10 2 (3.70%) DHCP
11 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.85%) WLAN
11 1 (1.85%) IPv4
11 1 (1.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) MySQL
2 4 (7.41%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (35.19%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Architect
3 8 (14.81%) Infrastructure Architect
4 7 (12.96%) Communications Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.70%) Coordinator
7 2 (3.70%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Network Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Network Analyst
7 2 (3.70%) Security Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (1.85%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) Java EE
2 4 (7.41%) Web Services
3 3 (5.56%) J2EE
4 1 (1.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Video Conferencing
1 5 (9.26%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.41%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.70%) NHS
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.85%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) Life Science
4 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 17 (31.48%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Linux
2 9 (16.67%) UNIX
3 8 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) Load Balancing
2 9 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 8 (14.81%) ITIL
4 5 (9.26%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.41%) DevOps
6 3 (5.56%) WAN Optimisation
6 3 (5.56%) Project Planning
6 3 (5.56%) Validation
7 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.70%) Network Design
7 2 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.85%) ITIL V3
8 1 (1.85%) Cyber Security
8 1 (1.85%) DDoS Mitigation
8 1 (1.85%) Data Centre Operations
8 1 (1.85%) Migration
8 1 (1.85%) Use Case
8 1 (1.85%) ERP
8 1 (1.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) Java
2 4 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (42.59%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (35.19%) CCNP
3 15 (27.78%) CCNA
4 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (7.41%) CCIE
6 3 (5.56%) MCSE
6 3 (5.56%) MCITP
7 2 (3.70%) MCTS
7 2 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.85%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.85%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.85%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.85%) MCDST
8 1 (1.85%) CCDP
8 1 (1.85%) MCP
8 1 (1.85%) CCSP
8 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.85%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) Puppet
2 3 (5.56%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) Cisco
2 19 (35.19%) Microsoft
3 12 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 10 (18.52%) VMware
5 8 (14.81%) Red Hat
6 5 (9.26%) F5
7 3 (5.56%) Meraki
7 3 (5.56%) Riverbed
7 3 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.56%) HP
8 2 (3.70%) Tandberg
9 1 (1.85%) Kaspersky
9 1 (1.85%) Citrix
9 1 (1.85%) Avaya
9 1 (1.85%) Juniper
9 1 (1.85%) Sage
9 1 (1.85%) McAfee
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