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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 69 48 44
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.37% 2.42% 2.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.94% 14.18% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 9
Average daily rate £350 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £115 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £350 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Average hourly rate - £115.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +784.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -18.82%
Communications & Networking Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
134 134 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 11.43% 17.07% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 74 67
Average daily rate £313 £270 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £133 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £35.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.29% +162.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £15.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £115.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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 25 (96.15%) LAN
2 15 (57.69%) TCP/IP
3 14 (53.85%) Cisco
4 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (34.62%) VLAN
5 8 (30.77%) Firewall
6 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (26.92%) Windows
7 6 (23.08%) Perl
7 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
7 6 (23.08%) SAN
7 6 (23.08%) Project Management
8 5 (19.23%) Tcl
8 5 (19.23%) ISEB
8 5 (19.23%) Ethernet
8 5 (19.23%) CCNP
8 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
8 5 (19.23%) .NET
8 5 (19.23%) Linux
8 5 (19.23%) Python
8 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (15.38%) Scrum
9 4 (15.38%) Network Security
9 4 (15.38%) CCIE
9 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (15.38%) NAS
9 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
9 4 (15.38%) Network Architecture
9 4 (15.38%) MS Office

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (15.38%) IIS
2 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (96.15%) LAN
2 15 (57.69%) TCP/IP
3 9 (34.62%) VLAN
4 8 (30.77%) Firewall
5 6 (23.08%) SAN
6 5 (19.23%) Ethernet
7 4 (15.38%) Network Security
7 4 (15.38%) NAS
7 4 (15.38%) SMTP
7 4 (15.38%) MPLS
8 3 (11.54%) VPN
8 3 (11.54%) DNS
8 3 (11.54%) VoIP
8 3 (11.54%) Wireless
9 2 (7.69%) Multicast
9 2 (7.69%) HSRP
9 2 (7.69%) IPv4
9 2 (7.69%) IPv6
9 2 (7.69%) OSPF
9 2 (7.69%) BGP
General
1 2 (7.69%) Retail
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Architect
1 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Test Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Network Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Support Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Voice Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Data Centre Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) .NET
2 4 (15.38%) XML
2 4 (15.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) IVR
2 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.85%) Semantic Web
2 1 (3.85%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (26.92%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Linux
3 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) UNIX
6 1 (3.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Project Management
2 5 (19.23%) Performance Testing
2 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (15.38%) Scrum
3 4 (15.38%) Network Architecture
4 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy
5 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.69%) Network Management
5 2 (7.69%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.85%) RDF
6 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
6 1 (3.85%) Network Design
6 1 (3.85%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Perl
2 5 (19.23%) Tcl
2 5 (19.23%) Python
3 4 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (3.85%) C
4 1 (3.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (19.23%) ISEB
2 5 (19.23%) CCNP
3 4 (15.38%) CCIE
3 4 (15.38%) CCNA
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.85%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Cisco
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Dell
4 1 (3.85%) EMC
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Avaya
4 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) Verint
4 1 (3.85%) VMware