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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 68 66 87
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +21
Contract jobs citing WAN 24 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.45% 1.79% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.11% 14.29% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 10
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£225 £325 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +78.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £255 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £461 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £344
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £12.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 - £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 - £13.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
- +1.62%
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
183 189 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 11.04% 12.51% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 108 132
Average daily rate £325 £315 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 14
Average hourly rate £14.50 £27.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.27% +61.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £13.90 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.28 £110.00 £18.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 September 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 September 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 +4 10 £300 -7.69% 6
Wakefield 0 4 £300 +135.29% 1
Bradford -1 4 £216 -42.52%
Castleford - - - -
Cleckheaton - - - -
Halifax - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Bingley - - - -
Pontefract - - - -
WAN
Yorkshire

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 33 (89.19%) LAN
2 19 (51.35%) Cisco
3 13 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (35.14%) Windows
4 11 (29.73%) CCNA
4 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
4 11 (29.73%) Firewall
5 9 (24.32%) VLAN
5 9 (24.32%) VoIP
6 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
6 8 (21.62%) Internet
6 8 (21.62%) MPLS
7 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
7 7 (18.92%) ITIL
8 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
8 6 (16.22%) Project Management
8 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (13.51%) MS Office
10 4 (10.81%) VPN
10 4 (10.81%) CCNP
10 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (10.81%) Change Management
10 4 (10.81%) Migration
10 4 (10.81%) Business Continuity
10 4 (10.81%) Retail
10 4 (10.81%) User Experience
11 3 (8.11%) Windows 8

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (8.11%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.41%) Lync
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.51%) MS Office
3 3 (8.11%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 33 (89.19%) LAN
2 11 (29.73%) Firewall
3 9 (24.32%) VoIP
3 9 (24.32%) VLAN
4 8 (21.62%) Internet
4 8 (21.62%) MPLS
5 4 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (10.81%) VPN
6 3 (8.11%) SAN
6 3 (8.11%) Wireless
6 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.41%) BGP
7 2 (5.41%) EIGRP
7 2 (5.41%) WLAN
7 2 (5.41%) Network Security
8 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.70%) NAS
8 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
8 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 4 (10.81%) Retail
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Analyst
2 6 (16.22%) Architect
2 6 (16.22%) Project Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Technical Architect
3 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Network Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Specialist
4 2 (5.41%) Network Specialist
4 2 (5.41%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Project Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Junior
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (5.41%) Data Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Junior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Middleware
1 3 (8.11%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) User Experience
2 3 (8.11%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) IVR
3 1 (2.70%) CESG
3 1 (2.70%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (8.11%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.41%) Windows Phone
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.70%) CentOS
6 1 (2.70%) UNIX
6 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) PRINCE2
2 6 (16.22%) Project Management
3 5 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.81%) Migration
4 4 (10.81%) Business Continuity
4 4 (10.81%) Change Management
5 3 (8.11%) Matrix Management
5 3 (8.11%) Project Planning
6 2 (5.41%) Change Control
6 2 (5.41%) Network Design
6 2 (5.41%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.41%) Quality Management
6 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.41%) PRINCE
7 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.70%) Information Security
7 1 (2.70%) Cyber Security
7 1 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) Java
2 1 (2.70%) Perl
2 1 (2.70%) Lisp
2 1 (2.70%) C
2 1 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (35.14%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (29.73%) CCNA
3 4 (10.81%) CCNP
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.70%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.70%) APMP
5 1 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) UAG
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.70%) OPNET
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) Cisco
2 11 (29.73%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.11%) HP
3 3 (8.11%) Juniper
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle
4 2 (5.41%) Citrix
4 2 (5.41%) Sophos
5 1 (2.70%) VMware
5 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.70%) TippingPoint
5 1 (2.70%) ProCurve
5 1 (2.70%) F5
5 1 (2.70%) Verint
5 1 (2.70%) Avaya
5 1 (2.70%) BMC
5 1 (2.70%) Siemens
5 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.70%) Dell