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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 71 65 91
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +26
Contract jobs citing WAN 24 33 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.41% 2.13% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 16.42% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 10
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£225 £275 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £174 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £448 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £11.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £20.09
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +7.01%
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
192 201 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.28% 12.99% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 120 142
Average daily rate £325 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 13
Average hourly rate £14.50 £31.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.33% +111.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £22.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.28 £36.00 £18.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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
Leeds 0 9 £275 -15.38% 6
Bradford -7 5 £225 +5.88% 2
Wakefield 0 4 £300 +135.29%
Bingley - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
Castleford - - - -
Cleckheaton - - - -
Halifax - - - -
WAN
Yorkshire

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 34 (89.47%) LAN
2 18 (47.37%) Cisco
3 13 (34.21%) Windows
4 12 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
5 11 (28.95%) VLAN
6 10 (26.32%) Firewall
6 10 (26.32%) CCNA
7 9 (23.68%) VoIP
8 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
8 8 (21.05%) Internet
8 8 (21.05%) MPLS
9 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
10 6 (15.79%) ITIL
10 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
10 6 (15.79%) Project Management
10 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
11 5 (13.16%) MS Office
11 5 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
12 4 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (10.53%) Migration
12 4 (10.53%) Business Continuity
12 4 (10.53%) Retail
12 4 (10.53%) CCNP
12 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (7.89%) Middleware
13 3 (7.89%) Juniper
13 3 (7.89%) SAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (7.89%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.26%) Lync
2 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.16%) MS Office
3 3 (7.89%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 34 (89.47%) LAN
2 11 (28.95%) VLAN
3 10 (26.32%) Firewall
4 9 (23.68%) VoIP
5 8 (21.05%) Internet
5 8 (21.05%) MPLS
6 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (7.89%) Wireless
8 3 (7.89%) SAN
8 3 (7.89%) VPN
9 2 (5.26%) WLAN
9 2 (5.26%) BGP
9 2 (5.26%) EIGRP
9 2 (5.26%) Network Security
9 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
10 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
10 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (2.63%) NAS
10 1 (2.63%) Unified Communications
General
1 4 (10.53%) Retail
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Architect
2 6 (15.79%) Project Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Technical Architect
3 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (7.89%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Network Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Junior
4 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco Specialist
4 2 (5.26%) Network Specialist
4 2 (5.26%) Junior Project Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Project Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Middleware
1 3 (7.89%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.63%) IVR
2 1 (2.63%) CESG
2 1 (2.63%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.63%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.63%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.26%) Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Phone
6 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.63%) UNIX
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) ITIL
1 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
1 6 (15.79%) Project Management
2 5 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (10.53%) Migration
3 4 (10.53%) Business Continuity
4 3 (7.89%) Change Management
4 3 (7.89%) Project Planning
4 3 (7.89%) Matrix Management
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Testing
5 2 (5.26%) Change Control
5 2 (5.26%) Network Design
5 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
5 2 (5.26%) Quality Management
5 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.26%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.63%) Information Security
6 1 (2.63%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.63%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) Java
1 3 (7.89%) Perl
2 2 (5.26%) Python
2 2 (5.26%) Tcl
3 1 (2.63%) Lisp
3 1 (2.63%) C
3 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (26.32%) CCNA
3 4 (10.53%) CCNP
4 3 (7.89%) ISEB
5 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.63%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.63%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) UAG
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.63%) OPNET
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) Cisco
2 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.89%) HP
3 3 (7.89%) Juniper
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle
4 2 (5.26%) Citrix
4 2 (5.26%) Sophos
5 1 (2.63%) VMware
5 1 (2.63%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.63%) TippingPoint
5 1 (2.63%) ProCurve
5 1 (2.63%) F5
5 1 (2.63%) Verint
5 1 (2.63%) Avaya
5 1 (2.63%) BMC
5 1 (2.63%) Siemens
5 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.63%) Dell
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