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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 60 92 65
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -27
Contract jobs citing WAN 86 26 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.95% 1.14% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.29% 8.87% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 12 27
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£275 £371 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £209 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £500 £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Average hourly rate £86.25 £11.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+684.09% -45.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £10.00 £16.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £176.25 £12.97 £24.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.77%
WAN
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
404 293 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.85% 12.81% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 157 180
Average daily rate £300 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 20
Average hourly rate £22.50 £13.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.81% -55.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £10.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £24.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +8 44 £350 -10.82% 22
North Yorkshire +19 31 £250 -23.07% 5
South Yorkshire -13 6 £225 - 3
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 119 (82.64%) LAN
2 66 (45.83%) Cisco
3 61 (42.36%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (33.33%) Firewall
5 45 (31.25%) CCNP
6 44 (30.56%) Windows
7 41 (28.47%) Microsoft
7 41 (28.47%) MPLS
8 37 (25.69%) VMware
9 35 (24.31%) CCNA
9 35 (24.31%) ITIL
10 34 (23.61%) Active Directory
11 31 (21.53%) TCP/IP
11 31 (21.53%) VPN
12 27 (18.75%) BGP
13 26 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
14 24 (16.67%) MS Office
15 23 (15.97%) MS Exchange
16 22 (15.28%) Internet
16 22 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (13.89%) Network Security
17 20 (13.89%) CCIP
18 19 (13.19%) OSPF
19 18 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
19 18 (12.50%) SAN
19 18 (12.50%) MS Excel
20 17 (11.81%) CheckPoint
21 16 (11.11%) Load Balancing
21 16 (11.11%) SCCM
22 15 (10.42%) Citrix

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 23 (15.97%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.94%) Lync
3 8 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.86%) Apache
4 7 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (3.47%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.78%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.78%) Node.js
7 3 (2.08%) JBoss
8 2 (1.39%) IIS
8 2 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 24 (16.67%) MS Office
2 18 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.69%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 119 (82.64%) LAN
2 48 (33.33%) Firewall
3 41 (28.47%) MPLS
4 31 (21.53%) TCP/IP
4 31 (21.53%) VPN
5 27 (18.75%) BGP
6 22 (15.28%) Internet
7 20 (13.89%) Network Security
8 19 (13.19%) OSPF
9 18 (12.50%) SAN
10 15 (10.42%) IPv4
10 15 (10.42%) IPv6
11 11 (7.64%) DNS
12 9 (6.25%) DMZ
12 9 (6.25%) Unified Communications
12 9 (6.25%) VLAN
12 9 (6.25%) EIGRP
13 6 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (4.17%) Wireless
13 6 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.72%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.78%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.78%) MySQL
3 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (5.56%) Finance
2 4 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.69%) Electronics
4 1 (0.69%) Retail
4 1 (0.69%) Local Government
4 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 52 (36.11%) Network Engineer
2 19 (13.19%) Analyst
3 12 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (7.64%) Architect
5 9 (6.25%) Field Engineer
5 9 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (4.86%) Communications Engineer
8 6 (4.17%) Project Engineer
8 6 (4.17%) Server Engineer
8 6 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.17%) Support Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.47%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.47%) Data Analyst
9 5 (3.47%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (3.47%) Windows Server Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.86%) Java EE
2 3 (2.08%) J2EE
2 3 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (0.69%) Middleware
3 1 (0.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.03%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.47%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.08%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.39%) NHS
5 2 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.69%) DTV
6 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.69%) Replication
6 1 (0.69%) Clustering
6 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.69%) Social Media
6 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 44 (30.56%) Windows
2 22 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (8.33%) Windows XP
5 10 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.25%) Linux
7 8 (5.56%) UNIX
7 8 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (5.56%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.08%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.31%) ITIL
2 16 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 11 (7.64%) Incident Management
4 8 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (4.86%) Migration
5 7 (4.86%) E-Commerce
5 7 (4.86%) Supplier Management
5 7 (4.86%) Business Continuity
6 6 (4.17%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.47%) Change Management
7 5 (3.47%) Network Design
7 5 (3.47%) Problem Management
8 4 (2.78%) Project Management
8 4 (2.78%) Service Management
8 4 (2.78%) DevOps
9 3 (2.08%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.08%) Validation
9 3 (2.08%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.08%) Project Planning
10 2 (1.39%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.56%) SQL
2 7 (4.86%) Java
Qualifications
1 61 (42.36%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (31.25%) CCNP
3 35 (24.31%) CCNA
4 20 (13.89%) CCIP
5 12 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (6.25%) MCSE
7 7 (4.86%) CCIE
8 5 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.08%) MCTS
9 3 (2.08%) MCITP
9 3 (2.08%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.08%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.39%) MCP
10 2 (1.39%) MCSA
10 2 (1.39%) CCDP
11 1 (0.69%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.69%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.69%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) SLA
2 4 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (23.61%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.64%) vCloud
5 3 (2.08%) XenServer
6 2 (1.39%) XenApp
6 2 (1.39%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (11.11%) SCCM
2 4 (2.78%) Puppet
3 3 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.39%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.39%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.39%) WSUS
5 1 (0.69%) SCOM
5 1 (0.69%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 66 (45.83%) Cisco
2 41 (28.47%) Microsoft
3 37 (25.69%) VMware
4 17 (11.81%) CheckPoint
5 15 (10.42%) Citrix
6 11 (7.64%) HP
6 11 (7.64%) F5
7 8 (5.56%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.17%) EMC
9 5 (3.47%) Juniper
10 4 (2.78%) Brocade
10 4 (2.78%) NetApp
11 3 (2.08%) IBM
12 2 (1.39%) Dell
12 2 (1.39%) Symantec
12 2 (1.39%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.39%) Tandberg
12 2 (1.39%) Trustwave
12 2 (1.39%) Meraki
13 1 (0.69%) Northgate
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