The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 West Yorkshire 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 90 66 62
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 26 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.98% 1.92% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.98% 14.05% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 12
Average daily rate £350 £300 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £115 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £350 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 6
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -18.82%
Communications & Networking Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
164 185 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 8.95% 13.69% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 96 121
Average daily rate £315 £270 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £138 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £361 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.73 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.17% +49.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £115.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
WAN
Yorkshire

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -21 16 £350 +16.66% 9
Pudsey - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Wetherby - - - -
Bradford - - - - 1
Brighouse - - - -
Castleford - - - -
Cleckheaton - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Keighley - - - -
WAN
Yorkshire

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 35 (97.22%) LAN
2 22 (61.11%) Cisco
3 18 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 13 (36.11%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (33.33%) Firewall
6 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (27.78%) Windows
7 9 (25.00%) SAN
7 9 (25.00%) VLAN
8 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
8 8 (22.22%) Project Management
9 7 (19.44%) CCNA
10 6 (16.67%) CCNP
10 6 (16.67%) Perl
10 6 (16.67%) .NET
10 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
11 5 (13.89%) NAS
11 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
11 5 (13.89%) Network Security
11 5 (13.89%) Scrum
11 5 (13.89%) Ethernet
11 5 (13.89%) VoIP
11 5 (13.89%) SMTP
11 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
11 5 (13.89%) HTML
11 5 (13.89%) IIS

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 8 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.89%) IIS
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (97.22%) LAN
2 18 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 12 (33.33%) Firewall
4 9 (25.00%) SAN
4 9 (25.00%) VLAN
5 5 (13.89%) NAS
5 5 (13.89%) Network Security
5 5 (13.89%) Ethernet
5 5 (13.89%) VoIP
5 5 (13.89%) SMTP
5 5 (13.89%) DNS
6 4 (11.11%) MPLS
6 4 (11.11%) Wireless
7 3 (8.33%) DHCP
7 3 (8.33%) VPN
8 2 (5.56%) EIGRP
8 2 (5.56%) OSPF
8 2 (5.56%) BGP
8 2 (5.56%) SNMP
8 2 (5.56%) IPv4
General
1 2 (5.56%) Retail
1 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Analyst
2 5 (13.89%) Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.33%) Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Data Centre Project Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Network Support
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (13.89%) HTML
2 5 (13.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) IVR
2 1 (2.78%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.78%) Clustering
2 1 (2.78%) AS400
2 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.78%) Semantic Web
2 1 (2.78%) Statistics
2 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (27.78%) Windows
2 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (13.89%) Linux
4 4 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.56%) UNIX
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.78%) CentOS
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) Project Management
2 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
3 5 (13.89%) Scrum
4 4 (11.11%) Network Architecture
5 3 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 2 (5.56%) ITIL
6 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.56%) Network Management
7 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.78%) Migration
7 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.78%) Quality Management
7 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.78%) Network Design
7 1 (2.78%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.78%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) Perl
2 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 5 (13.89%) Python
2 5 (13.89%) Tcl
3 1 (2.78%) C
3 1 (2.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (19.44%) CCNA
3 6 (16.67%) CCNP
4 5 (13.89%) ISEB
5 4 (11.11%) CCIE
6 1 (2.78%) CCSA
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 22 (61.11%) Cisco
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.11%) HP
4 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.56%) Citrix
5 2 (5.56%) BT
6 1 (2.78%) Verint
6 1 (2.78%) VMware
6 1 (2.78%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle
6 1 (2.78%) Lotus
6 1 (2.78%) Avaya
6 1 (2.78%) Dell
6 1 (2.78%) EMC
6 1 (2.78%) Apple