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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 84 75 82
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing WAN 22 44 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.45% 2.03% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.23% 16.30% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 20
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £295 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £525 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -17.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -24.13%
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
215 270 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.21% 12.46% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 166 157
Median daily rate £420 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £533 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 4
Median hourly rate £16.50 £12.35 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.60% -16.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.50 £17.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

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

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +1 16 £400 -3.03% 6
Wakefield - 2 £275 -
Bradford +11 1 - - 1
WAN
Yorkshire

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 52 (96.30%) LAN
2 26 (48.15%) Cisco
2 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 26 (48.15%) Firewall
3 23 (42.59%) Windows
4 21 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 16 (29.63%) CCNA
6 16 (29.63%) VMware
7 15 (27.78%) CCNP
8 14 (25.93%) Citrix
8 14 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (25.93%) Windows Server
9 13 (24.07%) ITIL
10 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (18.52%) VPN
12 9 (16.67%) MS Exchange
12 9 (16.67%) MPLS
13 8 (14.81%) BGP
13 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
13 8 (14.81%) SQL
13 8 (14.81%) CCIE
13 8 (14.81%) SAN
13 8 (14.81%) Windows 7
13 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
14 7 (12.96%) Root Cause Analysis
14 7 (12.96%) CheckPoint
14 7 (12.96%) Linux

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 52 (96.30%) LAN
2 26 (48.15%) Firewall
3 10 (18.52%) VPN
4 9 (16.67%) MPLS
5 8 (14.81%) BGP
5 8 (14.81%) SAN
5 8 (14.81%) TCP/IP
6 6 (11.11%) VLAN
7 5 (9.26%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (9.26%) Network Security
8 4 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (7.41%) DNS
8 4 (7.41%) OSPF
8 4 (7.41%) SSL
8 4 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (5.56%) Cisco ISE
10 2 (3.70%) Cisco Wireless
10 2 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) MySQL
2 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.85%) SonarQube
1 1 (1.85%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.85%) Subversion
General
1 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.41%) Legal
3 2 (3.70%) Finance
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (11.11%) Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 4 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Desktop Support
6 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Field Support Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Network Support
7 3 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Security Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (1.85%) CCXML
1 1 (1.85%) Middleware
1 1 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (1.85%) RFC 2833
1 1 (1.85%) Servlets
1 1 (1.85%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 3 (5.56%) IVR
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (42.59%) Windows
2 14 (25.93%) Windows Server
3 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (14.81%) Windows 7
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (12.96%) Linux
6 5 (9.26%) Unix
7 4 (7.41%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.85%) AIX
9 1 (1.85%) CentOS
9 1 (1.85%) HPUX
9 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.85%) SUSE
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) ITIL
2 8 (14.81%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (12.96%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (11.11%) Information Security
4 6 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 5 (9.26%) Network Management
6 4 (7.41%) DevOps
6 4 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (5.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.56%) ISMS
7 3 (5.56%) Security Management
7 3 (5.56%) Service Continuity Management
7 3 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.56%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (3.70%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.70%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 2 (3.70%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.70%) Network Design
8 2 (3.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.81%) SQL
2 1 (1.85%) Java
2 1 (1.85%) Perl
2 1 (1.85%) Python
2 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (29.63%) CCNA
3 15 (27.78%) CCNP
4 8 (14.81%) CCIE
5 6 (11.11%) CCDA
5 6 (11.11%) CISSP
6 3 (5.56%) CISA
6 3 (5.56%) CISM
6 3 (5.56%) MCSE
6 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (3.70%) CCA
7 2 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.70%) GSEC
7 2 (3.70%) GSLC
7 2 (3.70%) GSNA
7 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.70%) SANS
7 2 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.85%) CCDP
8 1 (1.85%) CCNP Voice
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (7.41%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.41%) vCloud
3 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (7.41%) XenDesktop
4 3 (5.56%) vSphere
5 2 (3.70%) Docker
5 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.70%) VMware GSX
5 2 (3.70%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.85%) KVM
6 1 (1.85%) OpenSIPS
6 1 (1.85%) Squid
6 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.85%) Xen
6 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) SCCM
2 3 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (3.70%) Puppet
3 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.85%) OpenView
4 1 (1.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 26 (48.15%) Cisco
1 26 (48.15%) Microsoft
2 16 (29.63%) VMware
3 14 (25.93%) Citrix
4 7 (12.96%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.41%) NetApp
5 4 (7.41%) Palo Alto
6 3 (5.56%) Avaya
6 3 (5.56%) F5
6 3 (5.56%) Novell
6 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.70%) HP
7 2 (3.70%) ScanSafe
7 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.70%) Splunk
8 1 (1.85%) Adobe
8 1 (1.85%) Canon
8 1 (1.85%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (1.85%) IBM
8 1 (1.85%) Xerox