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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 72 74 38
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -36
Contract jobs citing WAN 27 12 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.99% 0.99% 4.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.56% 9.09% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 13
Average daily rate
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£350 £384 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.79% +24.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £264 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £11.86 - £65.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +9.37%
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
215 132 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 15.84% 10.85% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 89 101
Average daily rate £311 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.23% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £203 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% -38.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.86 £21.50 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £117.50 £21.50 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 41 (87.23%) LAN
2 16 (34.04%) Cisco
3 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
3 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
4 12 (25.53%) MS Excel
5 11 (23.40%) MS Exchange
5 11 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (23.40%) Lync
6 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
6 10 (21.28%) Firewall
7 9 (19.15%) Service Management
7 9 (19.15%) Windows
8 8 (17.02%) ITIL
8 8 (17.02%) CCNA
8 8 (17.02%) Unified Communications
9 7 (14.89%) CCNP
9 7 (14.89%) GPRS
10 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (12.77%) Validation
10 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (12.77%) Network Security
11 5 (10.64%) VPN
11 5 (10.64%) Linux
11 5 (10.64%) Internet
12 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (8.51%) SLA
12 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (8.51%) MS Office
12 4 (8.51%) UNIX
12 4 (8.51%) Load Balancing

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 11 (23.40%) MS Exchange
1 11 (23.40%) Lync
2 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.38%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.38%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.38%) Apache
2 3 (6.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (25.53%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (87.23%) LAN
2 10 (21.28%) Firewall
3 8 (17.02%) Unified Communications
4 7 (14.89%) GPRS
5 6 (12.77%) Network Security
6 5 (10.64%) VPN
6 5 (10.64%) Internet
7 3 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (6.38%) VoIP
7 3 (6.38%) WLAN
7 3 (6.38%) SAN
7 3 (6.38%) MPLS
8 2 (4.26%) BGP
8 2 (4.26%) EIGRP
8 2 (4.26%) DMZ
8 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.26%) VLAN
8 2 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (4.26%) Wireless
8 2 (4.26%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (19.15%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Architect
3 6 (12.77%) Communications Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Project Manager
4 4 (8.51%) Business Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Manager
5 3 (6.38%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (4.26%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.26%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Designer
7 1 (2.13%) Desktop Support Administrator
7 1 (2.13%) Desktop Administrator
7 1 (2.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Java EE
2 1 (2.13%) XMPP
2 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (6.38%) Smart Meter
3 2 (4.26%) NHS
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 5 (10.64%) Linux
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (8.51%) UNIX
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.15%) Service Management
2 8 (17.02%) ITIL
3 6 (12.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (12.77%) Validation
3 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.51%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.51%) Change Management
4 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Analysis
5 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.38%) Network Design
5 3 (6.38%) Project Planning
5 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.38%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.38%) Project Management
6 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.26%) Migration
6 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.13%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.13%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) Java
1 3 (6.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (17.02%) CCNA
3 7 (14.89%) CCNP
4 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (6.38%) CCIE
6 2 (4.26%) CCDA
6 2 (4.26%) CCDP
6 2 (4.26%) MCSE
6 2 (4.26%) MCITP
6 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.13%) VCAP
7 1 (2.13%) VCP5
7 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) CCSA
7 1 (2.13%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.13%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.13%) JNCIE
7 1 (2.13%) MCTS
7 1 (2.13%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
2 3 (6.38%) QA
3 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.38%) Firmware
3 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Cisco
2 14 (29.79%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.51%) VMware
4 3 (6.38%) Tandberg
4 3 (6.38%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.26%) F5
6 1 (2.13%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.13%) Polycom
6 1 (2.13%) Sage
6 1 (2.13%) Juniper
6 1 (2.13%) Remedy
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