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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 78 83 82
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing WAN 20 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.38% 1.63% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.35% 14.22% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 21
Median daily rate £388 £320 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% -14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £208 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.88 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-18.52% -9.09%

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
214 225 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 14.79% 11.46% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 152 141
Median daily rate £410 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 9
Median hourly rate £17.75 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.20 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.75 £21.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 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 -5 11 £375 +11.11% 3
Halifax +4 2 £265 -
Wakefield -7 1 £320 +52.38%
Bradford - 1 £375 - 2
WAN
Yorkshire

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 34 (87.18%) LAN
2 21 (53.85%) Cisco
3 17 (43.59%) ITIL
3 17 (43.59%) Firewall
4 16 (41.03%) Windows
5 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 10 (25.64%) CCNP
6 10 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (25.64%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (23.08%) Citrix
7 9 (23.08%) CCNA
8 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
9 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (17.95%) VPN
9 7 (17.95%) SQL
9 7 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (17.95%) VMware
10 6 (15.38%) CCIE
10 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
10 6 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (15.38%) MPLS
10 6 (15.38%) BGP
10 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
11 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
11 5 (12.82%) Change Control
11 5 (12.82%) F5
11 5 (12.82%) OSPF

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 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Office
2 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (87.18%) LAN
2 17 (43.59%) Firewall
3 10 (25.64%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (17.95%) VPN
5 6 (15.38%) BGP
5 6 (15.38%) MPLS
6 5 (12.82%) OSPF
6 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
7 4 (10.26%) Wireless
8 3 (7.69%) EIGRP
8 3 (7.69%) VLAN
8 3 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (5.13%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (5.13%) ISDN
10 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
10 1 (2.56%) PBX
10 1 (2.56%) PPP
10 1 (2.56%) SDH
10 1 (2.56%) VoIP
10 1 (2.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
1 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Network Infrastructure Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Designer
5 3 (7.69%) Field Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Field Support Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Network Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Network Manager
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) CCXML
1 1 (2.56%) RFC 2833
1 1 (2.56%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.56%) IVR
3 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Windows
2 8 (20.51%) Windows Server
3 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.82%) Linux
5 3 (7.69%) Unix
6 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) ITIL
2 7 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
4 5 (12.82%) Change Control
4 5 (12.82%) Incident Management
5 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.69%) DevOps
5 3 (7.69%) Migration
5 3 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.69%) Project Management
5 3 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
6 2 (5.13%) Process Improvement
6 2 (5.13%) Service Management
6 2 (5.13%) Supplier Management
6 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) C
3 1 (2.56%) Perl
3 1 (2.56%) Python
3 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) CCNP
1 10 (25.64%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (23.08%) CCNA
3 6 (15.38%) CCIE
3 6 (15.38%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (12.82%) CCDA
5 2 (5.13%) CCA
5 2 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (5.13%) MCSE
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.56%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.13%) Docker
4 2 (5.13%) vCloud
4 2 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (5.13%) VMware GSX
4 2 (5.13%) VMware Server
4 2 (5.13%) vSphere
5 1 (2.56%) OpenSIPS
5 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Puppet
1 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (2.56%) OpenView
2 1 (2.56%) SCCM
2 1 (2.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (53.85%) Cisco
2 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 9 (23.08%) Citrix
4 7 (17.95%) VMware
5 5 (12.82%) F5
6 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.69%) Novell
8 2 (5.13%) Avaya
8 2 (5.13%) HP
8 2 (5.13%) Juniper
8 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.13%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.56%) BT
9 1 (2.56%) EMC
9 1 (2.56%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (2.56%) Intel Security
9 1 (2.56%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.56%) Riverbed
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