The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 90 83 62
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -21
Contract jobs citing WAN 38 53 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.73% 1.87% 2.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.89% 14.21% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 37 60
Median daily rate £375 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £400 £347
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +15.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 2
Median hourly rate £14.10 £18.00 £13.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.66% +33.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £16.00 £12.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £20.00 £14.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -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 Yorkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
349 373 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.87% 13.17% 15.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 234 261
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 14
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £9.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £21.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Yorkshire region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Yorkshire region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 20 January 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
West Yorkshire +2 24 £400 +6.66% 12
North Yorkshire +17 7 £300 -
South Yorkshire -9 6 £314 +19.52% 5
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 66 (88.00%) LAN
2 44 (58.67%) Cisco
3 32 (42.67%) Windows
4 31 (41.33%) Active Directory
5 28 (37.33%) Firewall
6 25 (33.33%) ITIL
7 24 (32.00%) Microsoft
7 24 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
8 21 (28.00%) CCNP
8 21 (28.00%) CCNA
9 15 (20.00%) Citrix
9 15 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (17.33%) Windows Server
12 12 (16.00%) VMware
12 12 (16.00%) VPN
13 11 (14.67%) SQL
13 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
13 11 (14.67%) Wireless
13 11 (14.67%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (13.33%) CCIE
14 10 (13.33%) CheckPoint
15 9 (12.00%) BGP
15 9 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (10.67%) Network Security
16 8 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
16 8 (10.67%) MPLS
16 8 (10.67%) MS Exchange
16 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
17 7 (9.33%) F5

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in 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 8 (10.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.33%) Apache
4 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.33%) IIS
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.33%) Quickr
4 1 (1.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Office
2 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.33%) Akamai
2 1 (1.33%) IaaS
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (88.00%) LAN
2 28 (37.33%) Firewall
3 15 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (16.00%) VPN
5 11 (14.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 11 (14.67%) Wireless
6 9 (12.00%) BGP
7 8 (10.67%) MPLS
7 8 (10.67%) Network Security
8 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
9 6 (8.00%) DNS
10 5 (6.67%) DHCP
10 5 (6.67%) EIGRP
10 5 (6.67%) OSPF
10 5 (6.67%) SAN
10 5 (6.67%) VLAN
10 5 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (5.33%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (5.33%) Internet
11 4 (5.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.33%) HBase
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (9.33%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (1.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (32.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.67%) Desktop Support
4 7 (9.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 6 (8.00%) Active Directory Support
5 6 (8.00%) Architect
5 6 (8.00%) Exchange Support
5 6 (8.00%) Help Desk Support
5 6 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.33%) Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) First Line Help Desk Support
7 4 (5.33%) IT Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) IT Technician
7 4 (5.33%) Network Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (5.33%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.33%) CCXML
1 1 (1.33%) HTML
1 1 (1.33%) Middleware
1 1 (1.33%) Rendezvous
1 1 (1.33%) RFC 2833
1 1 (1.33%) VXML
1 1 (1.33%) XML
1 1 (1.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.67%) NHS
3 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.67%) IVR
4 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.33%) FMCG
5 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 32 (42.67%) Windows
2 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (17.33%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
5 7 (9.33%) Windows 10
6 6 (8.00%) Linux
6 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.67%) Windows Vista
8 4 (5.33%) Unix
8 4 (5.33%) Windows 2000
8 4 (5.33%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.33%) Solaris
10 1 (1.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.33%) ITIL
2 8 (10.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (8.00%) Migration
4 5 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 5 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.33%) Change Control
5 4 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2
5 4 (5.33%) Project Management
6 3 (4.00%) DevOps
6 3 (4.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.00%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.00%) Supplier Management
7 2 (2.67%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.67%) Network Management
7 2 (2.67%) Security Architecture
7 2 (2.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.67%) SQL
2 1 (1.33%) C
2 1 (1.33%) Java
2 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.33%) Perl
2 1 (1.33%) Python
2 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (28.00%) CCNA
2 21 (28.00%) CCNP
3 10 (13.33%) CCIE
4 6 (8.00%) CCDA
5 5 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.00%) MCSE
6 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.67%) CCA
7 2 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.33%) CCDP
8 1 (1.33%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (1.33%) CISM
8 1 (1.33%) CISSP
8 1 (1.33%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (41.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.00%) vCloud
4 3 (4.00%) vSphere
5 2 (2.67%) Docker
5 2 (2.67%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.67%) VMware GSX
5 2 (2.67%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.67%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.33%) KVM
6 1 (1.33%) NFS
6 1 (1.33%) OpenSIPS
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.33%) SRDF
6 1 (1.33%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.33%) Xen
6 1 (1.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) SCCM
2 2 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.67%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (2.67%) Puppet
2 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.33%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.33%) OpenView
3 1 (1.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 44 (58.67%) Cisco
2 24 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (20.00%) Citrix
4 12 (16.00%) VMware
5 10 (13.33%) CheckPoint
6 7 (9.33%) F5
7 4 (5.33%) HP
8 3 (4.00%) Avaya
8 3 (4.00%) Novell
9 2 (2.67%) EMC
9 2 (2.67%) NetApp
9 2 (2.67%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.67%) Sourcefire
10 1 (1.33%) Canon
10 1 (1.33%) DataSynapse
10 1 (1.33%) Extreme Networks
10 1 (1.33%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.33%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.33%) Xerox
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago