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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 88 99 90
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 36 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.75% 1.24% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.23% 8.80% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 11 10
Average daily rate £350 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £164 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £361 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.86 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.18% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +38.46%
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
253 284 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 12.33% 14.12% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 182 111
Average daily rate £400 £283 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.59% -13.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £123 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 3
Average hourly rate £12.30 £17.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.71% +52.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 +5 28 £350 +27.27% 8
Wakefield - 4 £263 - 1
Bradford +12 1 - - 2
WAN
Yorkshire

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 64 (94.12%) LAN
2 34 (50.00%) Cisco
3 25 (36.76%) Firewall
4 22 (32.35%) VMware
4 22 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (29.41%) VPN
6 19 (27.94%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (25.00%) CCNP
8 16 (23.53%) Windows
8 16 (23.53%) Data Centre
9 14 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
9 14 (20.59%) Citrix
10 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
10 13 (19.12%) VoIP
11 12 (17.65%) DNS
11 12 (17.65%) OSPF
11 12 (17.65%) Finance
11 12 (17.65%) Palo Alto
12 11 (16.18%) MPLS
12 11 (16.18%) BGP
12 11 (16.18%) CCNA
12 11 (16.18%) Active Directory
13 10 (14.71%) HP
13 10 (14.71%) Telecoms
14 9 (13.24%) H.323
14 9 (13.24%) Service Management
14 9 (13.24%) Service Delivery
14 9 (13.24%) Avaya
14 9 (13.24%) SOA

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 4 (5.88%) CloudStack
1 4 (5.88%) JBoss
1 4 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.88%) OpenStack
1 4 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (11.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.47%) IaaS
2 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (94.12%) LAN
2 25 (36.76%) Firewall
3 20 (29.41%) VPN
4 14 (20.59%) TCP/IP
5 13 (19.12%) VoIP
6 12 (17.65%) DNS
6 12 (17.65%) OSPF
7 11 (16.18%) BGP
7 11 (16.18%) MPLS
8 9 (13.24%) H.323
9 8 (11.76%) IPv6
9 8 (11.76%) SAN
10 7 (10.29%) CTI
10 7 (10.29%) IPv4
10 7 (10.29%) Network Security
10 7 (10.29%) SSL
11 5 (7.35%) Wireless
12 4 (5.88%) IP Telephony
13 3 (4.41%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (4.41%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.35%) MySQL
3 4 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.47%) Informix
4 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.47%) Redis
4 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
1 5 (7.35%) Jenkins
1 5 (7.35%) Sonatype Nexus
1 5 (7.35%) Subversion
2 1 (1.47%) Hudson
2 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 12 (17.65%) Finance
2 10 (14.71%) Telecoms
3 8 (11.76%) Electronics
3 8 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 8 (11.76%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Games
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 14 (20.59%) Architect
3 10 (14.71%) Infrastructure Manager
4 9 (13.24%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (8.82%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Design Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) Systems Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Administrator
7 4 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Citrix Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) IP Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) IP Network Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Development Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.24%) Web Services
2 6 (8.82%) ActiveMQ
2 6 (8.82%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (7.35%) Middleware
3 5 (7.35%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.82%) Data Integration
3 4 (5.88%) NHS
4 3 (4.41%) IVR
4 3 (4.41%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.94%) PKI
6 1 (1.47%) Clustering
6 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.53%) Windows
2 8 (11.76%) Linux
3 7 (10.29%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.82%) Unix
5 5 (7.35%) AIX
5 5 (7.35%) HPUX
5 5 (7.35%) SUSE
6 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (13.24%) ITIL
2 9 (13.24%) Service Delivery
2 9 (13.24%) Service Management
2 9 (13.24%) SOA
2 9 (13.24%) Technical Architecture
3 8 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
3 8 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 8 (11.76%) Programme Management
4 7 (10.29%) Matrix Management
5 6 (8.82%) Network Design
6 4 (5.88%) Deep Packet Inspection
6 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
6 4 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (4.41%) CRM
7 3 (4.41%) Speech Recognition
7 3 (4.41%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (2.94%) Business Transformation
8 2 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.94%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.82%) Java
2 2 (2.94%) SQL
3 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.47%) Perl
3 1 (1.47%) PHP
3 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (32.35%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (25.00%) CCNP
3 11 (16.18%) CCNA
4 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.35%) CCIE
6 3 (4.41%) CCDP
6 3 (4.41%) MCITP
6 3 (4.41%) MCTS
6 3 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.94%) MCSA
7 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.47%) CCDE
8 1 (1.47%) CCSP
8 1 (1.47%) CCVP
8 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (27.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (16.18%) Active Directory
3 8 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (7.35%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.35%) KVM
4 5 (7.35%) Xen
5 4 (5.88%) vCloud
5 4 (5.88%) vSphere
6 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.47%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (1.47%) Cacti
2 1 (1.47%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.47%) Graphite
2 1 (1.47%) Nagios
2 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.47%) Opsview
2 1 (1.47%) SCCM
2 1 (1.47%) SCOM
2 1 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (50.00%) Cisco
2 22 (32.35%) VMware
3 14 (20.59%) Citrix
4 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
5 12 (17.65%) Palo Alto
6 10 (14.71%) HP
7 9 (13.24%) Avaya
8 8 (11.76%) SAP
9 7 (10.29%) Genesys
10 6 (8.82%) CheckPoint
10 6 (8.82%) IBM
11 5 (7.35%) Meraki
11 5 (7.35%) Oracle
12 4 (5.88%) F5
12 4 (5.88%) Fortinet
12 4 (5.88%) Riverbed
12 4 (5.88%) Splunk
13 3 (4.41%) SolarWinds
14 2 (2.94%) Capita
14 2 (2.94%) Isilon
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