The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire 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 29 29 44
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Contract jobs citing WAN 26 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 4.99% 2.80% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% 20.00% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £275 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +57.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £11.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -12.08%
WAN
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 South Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
117 50 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 22.46% 14.01% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 32 21
Average daily rate £275 £284 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.08% +3.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £350 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 7
Average hourly rate £12.33 £11.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.89% -72.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £10.67 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £25.00 £44.67
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 South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the South Yorkshire region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the South Yorkshire region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -2 23 £275 - 5
Rotherham - 1 £170 -
WAN
Yorkshire

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 38 (95.00%) LAN
2 25 (62.50%) Cisco
3 22 (55.00%) Firewall
4 18 (45.00%) MPLS
5 16 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (35.00%) CCNA
7 12 (30.00%) TCP/IP
7 12 (30.00%) VPN
7 12 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (27.50%) ITIL
8 11 (27.50%) Windows
9 10 (25.00%) VoIP
9 10 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
9 10 (25.00%) VLAN
10 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 8 (20.00%) HP
10 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (17.50%) MCSE
11 7 (17.50%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (15.00%) MS Office
12 6 (15.00%) MS Visio
12 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
12 6 (15.00%) CAD
12 6 (15.00%) Asset Management
12 6 (15.00%) Network Security
13 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (12.50%) Supplier Management
13 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
14 4 (10.00%) DNS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 4 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Office
1 6 (15.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (95.00%) LAN
2 22 (55.00%) Firewall
3 18 (45.00%) MPLS
4 12 (30.00%) TCP/IP
4 12 (30.00%) VPN
4 12 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (25.00%) VoIP
5 10 (25.00%) VLAN
6 6 (15.00%) Network Security
7 4 (10.00%) DNS
7 4 (10.00%) SSL
8 3 (7.50%) SAN
8 3 (7.50%) DHCP
9 2 (5.00%) Wireless
9 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (2.50%) BGP
10 1 (2.50%) DSL
10 1 (2.50%) EIGRP
General
1 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (15.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Support Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Network Support
6 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.50%) Monitoring Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (27.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (17.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (15.00%) Asset Management
4 6 (15.00%) CAD
5 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (12.50%) Supplier Management
6 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.50%) Project Management
6 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (5.00%) Line Management
7 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
7 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.00%) Migration
8 1 (2.50%) Zachman Framework
8 1 (2.50%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.50%) Project Planning
8 1 (2.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (35.00%) CCNA
3 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (17.50%) MCSE
5 4 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
6 3 (7.50%) CCNP
7 2 (5.00%) MCP
7 2 (5.00%) MCSA
7 2 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (5.00%) MCTS
8 1 (2.50%) MCITP
8 1 (2.50%) CCIE
8 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.50%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (2.50%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.50%) XenServer
4 1 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (5.00%) WSUS
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (62.50%) Cisco
2 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) HP
3 3 (7.50%) Citrix
3 3 (7.50%) VMware
4 2 (5.00%) F5
4 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.00%) Symantec
4 2 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (2.50%) Dell
5 1 (2.50%) Juniper
5 1 (2.50%) NetApp
5 1 (2.50%) Apple
5 1 (2.50%) Websense