The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 70 79 77
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 40 27 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.98% 1.56% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.02% 13.78% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 10
Average daily rate £320 £375 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +37.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £466 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.31%
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 West Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
235 196 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.66% 11.34% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 138 77
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.72 £11.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.26% +40.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £15.68 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £35.00 £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Leeds -10 29 £350 -6.66% 13
Wakefield +2 6 £208 -24.54% 2
Halifax - 2 £350 - 1
WAN
Yorkshire

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 74 (100.00%) LAN
2 41 (55.41%) Cisco
3 26 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (35.14%) Firewall
4 20 (27.03%) CCNP
4 20 (27.03%) Data Centre
5 19 (25.68%) VMware
6 18 (24.32%) Windows
7 17 (22.97%) Active Directory
7 17 (22.97%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (20.27%) TCP/IP
9 14 (18.92%) VoIP
10 13 (17.57%) VPN
10 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
10 13 (17.57%) HP
11 12 (16.22%) Citrix
12 11 (14.86%) MPLS
12 11 (14.86%) OSPF
12 11 (14.86%) Web Services
12 11 (14.86%) Windows Server
13 10 (13.51%) Palo Alto
13 10 (13.51%) ITIL
13 10 (13.51%) CCNA
13 10 (13.51%) SOA
13 10 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (12.16%) Avaya
14 9 (12.16%) NHS
14 9 (12.16%) H.323
14 9 (12.16%) BGP
14 9 (12.16%) Service Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 3 (4.05%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.70%) CloudStack
2 2 (2.70%) JBoss
2 2 (2.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.35%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (9.46%) MS Office
2 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.05%) Amazon S3
2 3 (4.05%) Office 365
3 1 (1.35%) IaaS
3 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (100.00%) LAN
2 26 (35.14%) Firewall
3 15 (20.27%) TCP/IP
4 14 (18.92%) VoIP
5 13 (17.57%) VPN
6 11 (14.86%) MPLS
6 11 (14.86%) OSPF
7 9 (12.16%) BGP
7 9 (12.16%) H.323
8 8 (10.81%) Network Security
9 7 (9.46%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (9.46%) CTI
9 7 (9.46%) IPv4
10 6 (8.11%) DNS
10 6 (8.11%) Wireless
11 5 (6.76%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (6.76%) EIGRP
11 5 (6.76%) SAN
11 5 (6.76%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (5.41%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) MySQL
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.35%) Informix
3 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.35%) OLTP
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.35%) Redis
3 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.05%) Sonatype Nexus
1 3 (4.05%) Subversion
2 2 (2.70%) JIRA
3 1 (1.35%) Hudson
3 1 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.41%) Electronics
3 4 (5.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (33.78%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.57%) Architect
3 12 (16.22%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (12.16%) Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (8.11%) Analyst
5 6 (8.11%) Consultant
5 6 (8.11%) Design Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Implementation Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Network Design Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Systems Manager
6 5 (6.76%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (6.76%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Citrix Architect
6 5 (6.76%) Deskside Support
6 5 (6.76%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) IP Network Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.86%) Web Services
2 6 (8.11%) Middleware
3 3 (4.05%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (4.05%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.70%) Servlets
5 1 (1.35%) .NET
5 1 (1.35%) Java EE
5 1 (1.35%) JSON
5 1 (1.35%) REST
5 1 (1.35%) SOAP
5 1 (1.35%) WSDL
5 1 (1.35%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.03%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.16%) NHS
3 6 (8.11%) Data Integration
4 5 (6.76%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.05%) PKI
6 2 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.35%) Clustering
7 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.35%) IVR
7 1 (1.35%) Life Science
7 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.32%) Windows
2 11 (14.86%) Windows Server
3 7 (9.46%) Windows 7
4 6 (8.11%) Linux
5 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.05%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.70%) AIX
7 2 (2.70%) HPUX
7 2 (2.70%) SUSE
7 2 (2.70%) Unix
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.51%) ITIL
1 10 (13.51%) SOA
2 9 (12.16%) Service Delivery
2 9 (12.16%) Service Management
2 9 (12.16%) Technical Architecture
3 8 (10.81%) WAN Optimisation
4 7 (9.46%) Matrix Management
4 7 (9.46%) Network Design
5 5 (6.76%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.41%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (5.41%) Migration
6 4 (5.41%) Programme Management
7 3 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.05%) Presales
7 3 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (4.05%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (2.70%) Build Automation
8 2 (2.70%) DDoS Mitigation
8 2 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.76%) SQL
2 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.05%) Java
3 3 (4.05%) Ruby
4 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.35%) Perl
4 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (27.03%) CCNP
3 10 (13.51%) CCNA
4 6 (8.11%) CCIE
4 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.76%) CCDP
6 3 (4.05%) MCITP
6 3 (4.05%) MCTS
7 2 (2.70%) MCSA
7 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.35%) CCDE
8 1 (1.35%) CCSA
8 1 (1.35%) CCSP
8 1 (1.35%) CCVP
8 1 (1.35%) MCDST
8 1 (1.35%) MCP
8 1 (1.35%) MCSE
8 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (22.97%) Active Directory
1 17 (22.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.81%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.05%) vSphere
4 2 (2.70%) KVM
4 2 (2.70%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.70%) Xen
5 1 (1.35%) vCloud
5 1 (1.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.05%) Puppet
3 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.35%) Cacti
3 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.35%) Graphite
3 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.35%) Nagios
3 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.35%) Opsview
3 1 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (55.41%) Cisco
2 19 (25.68%) VMware
3 13 (17.57%) HP
3 13 (17.57%) Microsoft
4 12 (16.22%) Citrix
5 10 (13.51%) Palo Alto
6 9 (12.16%) Avaya
6 9 (12.16%) F5
7 8 (10.81%) CheckPoint
7 8 (10.81%) Meraki
7 8 (10.81%) Riverbed
8 7 (9.46%) Genesys
8 7 (9.46%) Oracle
8 7 (9.46%) SolarWinds
9 4 (5.41%) IBM
9 4 (5.41%) Juniper
9 4 (5.41%) SAP
10 3 (4.05%) RightScale
11 2 (2.70%) BT
11 2 (2.70%) Capita
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