The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wakefield region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank - - 5
Contract jobs citing WAN 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield - - 18.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £14.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.75 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+25.30% +27.69%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Wakefield region.

Communications & Networking Category
Wakefield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 10.34% - 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate £213 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) ERP
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) WatchGuard
3 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) NAS

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Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
General
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Team Leader
1 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) IT Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ERP
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Dell
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) WatchGuard
1 1 (33.33%) Veeam