The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 63 85 86
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 91 34 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.87% 1.41% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.53% 12.19% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 15 22
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£275 £275 £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £315 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
- +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 1
Average hourly rate £15.36 £11.00 £8.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.59% +24.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -8.43%
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England

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
491 279 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 15.49% 11.61% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 154 169
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £388 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 21 14
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -59.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £122.50 £25.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 2 September 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
West Yorkshire -18 35 £350 +55.55% 16
South Yorkshire +3 26 £275 - 6
North Yorkshire - 22 £250 - 7
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England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 136 (85.53%) LAN
2 80 (50.31%) Cisco
3 57 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
3 57 (35.85%) Firewall
4 55 (34.59%) Windows
5 53 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 47 (29.56%) Active Directory
7 44 (27.67%) VMware
8 39 (24.53%) CCNA
8 39 (24.53%) MPLS
9 38 (23.90%) CCNP
9 38 (23.90%) TCP/IP
10 37 (23.27%) VPN
11 36 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
12 35 (22.01%) ITIL
13 33 (20.75%) MS Exchange
14 31 (19.50%) Network Security
15 30 (18.87%) MS Office
16 27 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
17 25 (15.72%) Windows Server 2003
17 25 (15.72%) SAN
18 22 (13.84%) Wi-Fi
19 21 (13.21%) Internet
20 20 (12.58%) MS Excel
20 20 (12.58%) Citrix
21 19 (11.95%) HP
22 18 (11.32%) SQL Server
23 16 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
24 15 (9.43%) SCCM
24 15 (9.43%) VLAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 33 (20.75%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (6.29%) Lync
4 8 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (5.03%) Tomcat
4 8 (5.03%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.40%) Apache
6 5 (3.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (3.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.52%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.52%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.52%) Node.js
8 3 (1.89%) IIS
8 3 (1.89%) JBoss
9 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 30 (18.87%) MS Office
2 20 (12.58%) MS Excel
3 11 (6.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.26%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 136 (85.53%) LAN
2 57 (35.85%) Firewall
3 39 (24.53%) MPLS
4 38 (23.90%) TCP/IP
5 37 (23.27%) VPN
6 31 (19.50%) Network Security
7 25 (15.72%) SAN
8 22 (13.84%) Wi-Fi
9 21 (13.21%) Internet
10 15 (9.43%) VLAN
11 13 (8.18%) VoIP
12 12 (7.55%) BGP
12 12 (7.55%) Wireless
13 11 (6.92%) DMZ
14 10 (6.29%) OSPF
14 10 (6.29%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (6.29%) Unified Communications
15 7 (4.40%) DNS
15 7 (4.40%) SSL
16 6 (3.77%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.52%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.52%) MySQL
3 2 (1.26%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (3.77%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.14%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.52%) Finance
4 3 (1.89%) Electronics
4 3 (1.89%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Retail
5 1 (0.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (35.85%) Network Engineer
2 20 (12.58%) Analyst
3 15 (9.43%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (7.55%) Architect
4 12 (7.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (6.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 10 (6.29%) Field Engineer
6 8 (5.03%) Support Analyst
6 8 (5.03%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (4.40%) Project Engineer
7 7 (4.40%) Communications Engineer
7 7 (4.40%) Support Engineer
7 7 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.40%) Senior Network Engineer
8 5 (3.14%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (3.14%) Service Analyst
8 5 (3.14%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 5 (3.14%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
8 5 (3.14%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.66%) Web Services
2 7 (4.40%) Java EE
3 3 (1.89%) J2EE
4 2 (1.26%) CSS
5 1 (0.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.03%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.40%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.77%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.14%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.52%) NHS
5 4 (2.52%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.89%) DTV
7 2 (1.26%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.26%) Clustering
8 1 (0.63%) Replication
8 1 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 55 (34.59%) Windows
2 27 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (15.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (9.43%) Windows 7
4 15 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (8.81%) Windows XP
6 9 (5.66%) UNIX
6 9 (5.66%) Linux
7 8 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.14%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (22.01%) ITIL
2 13 (8.18%) Incident Management
2 13 (8.18%) Load Balancing
3 12 (7.55%) Penetration Testing
4 9 (5.66%) E-Commerce
5 8 (5.03%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (4.40%) PRINCE2
6 7 (4.40%) Change Management
6 7 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.40%) Network Design
7 6 (3.77%) Supplier Management
7 6 (3.77%) Asset Management
7 6 (3.77%) Problem Management
7 6 (3.77%) CAD
7 6 (3.77%) Project Management
8 5 (3.14%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.14%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (2.52%) DevOps
9 4 (2.52%) Migration
9 4 (2.52%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.55%) SQL
2 7 (4.40%) Java
3 1 (0.63%) C
3 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 57 (35.85%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (24.53%) CCNA
3 38 (23.90%) CCNP
4 16 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (8.18%) MCSE
6 10 (6.29%) CCIP
7 9 (5.66%) CCIE
8 5 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.14%) MCP
9 4 (2.52%) Security Cleared
9 4 (2.52%) MCTS
9 4 (2.52%) MCITP
9 4 (2.52%) MCSA
10 3 (1.89%) CCDP
10 3 (1.89%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.26%) CCSP
11 2 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.63%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.63%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.77%) SLA
2 4 (2.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (29.56%) Active Directory
2 36 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.18%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.03%) XenServer
5 6 (3.77%) XenApp
6 2 (1.26%) vSphere
6 2 (1.26%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.26%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.63%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 15 (9.43%) SCCM
2 4 (2.52%) Puppet
3 3 (1.89%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.89%) WSUS
3 3 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.26%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.26%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.26%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 80 (50.31%) Cisco
2 53 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 44 (27.67%) VMware
4 20 (12.58%) Citrix
5 19 (11.95%) HP
6 14 (8.81%) CheckPoint
7 8 (5.03%) NetApp
7 8 (5.03%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.40%) F5
8 7 (4.40%) Meraki
9 5 (3.14%) Brocade
9 5 (3.14%) Juniper
10 3 (1.89%) IBM
10 3 (1.89%) SAP
10 3 (1.89%) Symantec
10 3 (1.89%) Kaspersky
10 3 (1.89%) Trustwave
11 2 (1.26%) Riverbed
11 2 (1.26%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.26%) Northgate
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