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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 80 56 82
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +26
Contract jobs citing WAN 59 72 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.06% 2.82% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.73% 20.00% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 64 18
Average daily rate £311 £293 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £150 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £440 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 4
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £11.44
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 - £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 - £13.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.85% +13.45%
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
375 360 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.10% 14.12% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 248 154
Average daily rate £377 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.63% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +33.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.84 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.40 £14.03
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 14 February 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 39 £320 -14.66% 21
South Yorkshire -16 12 £213 -22.72% 3
East Yorkshire -2 5 - - 1
North Yorkshire -2 2 - - 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 105 (97.22%) LAN
2 68 (62.96%) Cisco
3 43 (39.81%) Firewall
4 37 (34.26%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (26.85%) CCNP
6 27 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 27 (25.00%) Windows
7 22 (20.37%) Active Directory
8 21 (19.44%) CCNA
8 21 (19.44%) Data Centre
9 20 (18.52%) VMware
10 19 (17.59%) Microsoft
10 19 (17.59%) VPN
11 17 (15.74%) VoIP
11 17 (15.74%) HP
11 17 (15.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (15.74%) Windows Server
12 15 (13.89%) MPLS
13 13 (12.04%) OSPF
13 13 (12.04%) BGP
13 13 (12.04%) Citrix
13 13 (12.04%) DNS
13 13 (12.04%) ITIL
13 13 (12.04%) F5
14 12 (11.11%) CheckPoint
14 12 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (11.11%) Wireless
15 11 (10.19%) NHS
15 11 (10.19%) Web Services
16 10 (9.26%) MS Office

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 4 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.78%) CloudStack
2 3 (2.78%) JBoss
2 3 (2.78%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.78%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.85%) IIS
4 1 (0.93%) Apache
4 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (9.26%) MS Office
2 6 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) Office 365
2 3 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.78%) Amazon S3
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) IaaS
3 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (97.22%) LAN
2 43 (39.81%) Firewall
3 27 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 19 (17.59%) VPN
5 17 (15.74%) VoIP
6 15 (13.89%) MPLS
7 13 (12.04%) BGP
7 13 (12.04%) DNS
7 13 (12.04%) OSPF
8 12 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (11.11%) Wireless
9 10 (9.26%) Network Security
10 9 (8.33%) DHCP
10 9 (8.33%) EIGRP
10 9 (8.33%) H.323
11 8 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
12 7 (6.48%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (6.48%) CTI
12 7 (6.48%) IPv4
13 6 (5.56%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.70%) MySQL
3 3 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.93%) Informix
5 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.93%) OLTP
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.93%) Redis
5 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 4 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
1 4 (3.70%) Subversion
2 2 (1.85%) JIRA
3 1 (0.93%) Hudson
3 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (7.41%) Finance
2 6 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.63%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.70%) Electronics
4 4 (3.70%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (46.30%) Network Engineer
2 13 (12.04%) Architect
3 11 (10.19%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (9.26%) Cisco Engineer
4 10 (9.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (6.48%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Analyst
7 6 (5.56%) Design Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Implementation Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Network Design Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Systems Manager
8 5 (4.63%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (4.63%) Citrix Architect
8 5 (4.63%) Consultant
8 5 (4.63%) Deskside Support
8 5 (4.63%) Field Engineer
8 5 (4.63%) Network Field Engineer
9 4 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.19%) Web Services
2 7 (6.48%) Middleware
3 4 (3.70%) ActiveMQ
3 4 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (2.78%) Servlets
5 1 (0.93%) .NET
5 1 (0.93%) Java EE
5 1 (0.93%) JSON
5 1 (0.93%) REST
5 1 (0.93%) SOAP
5 1 (0.93%) WSDL
5 1 (0.93%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.44%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.19%) NHS
3 6 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 6 (5.56%) Data Integration
3 6 (5.56%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.78%) PKI
6 2 (1.85%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.93%) Clustering
7 1 (0.93%) IVR
7 1 (0.93%) Life Science
7 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.00%) Windows
2 17 (15.74%) Windows Server
3 9 (8.33%) Linux
4 8 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.63%) Unix
6 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.70%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.78%) AIX
8 3 (2.78%) HPUX
8 3 (2.78%) SUSE
8 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.78%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.93%) CentOS
9 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.04%) ITIL
2 10 (9.26%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (9.26%) Service Management
2 10 (9.26%) SOA
3 9 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 9 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (6.48%) Matrix Management
4 7 (6.48%) Network Design
4 7 (6.48%) WAN Optimisation
5 6 (5.56%) CAD
5 6 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 5 (4.63%) Network Monitoring
7 4 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
7 4 (3.70%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.70%) Migration
7 4 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (3.70%) Programme Management
8 3 (2.78%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.78%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.56%) SQL
2 5 (4.63%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.70%) Java
4 3 (2.78%) Ruby
5 2 (1.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.93%) C
6 1 (0.93%) Perl
6 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (34.26%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (26.85%) CCNP
3 21 (19.44%) CCNA
4 6 (5.56%) CCIE
4 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.63%) CCDP
5 5 (4.63%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.78%) MCITP
6 3 (2.78%) MCTS
6 3 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.85%) MCSA
7 2 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.93%) CCSA
8 1 (0.93%) CCSE
8 1 (0.93%) CCSP
8 1 (0.93%) CCVP
8 1 (0.93%) MCDST
8 1 (0.93%) MCP
8 1 (0.93%) MCSE
8 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (20.37%) Active Directory
2 17 (15.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (3.70%) KVM
4 4 (3.70%) vSphere
5 3 (2.78%) Xen
6 2 (1.85%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.85%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.93%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (0.93%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.93%) Samba
7 1 (0.93%) Squid
7 1 (0.93%) vCloud
7 1 (0.93%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (5.56%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.78%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.93%) Cacti
3 1 (0.93%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.93%) Graphite
3 1 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.93%) Nagios
3 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.93%) Opsview
3 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 68 (62.96%) Cisco
2 20 (18.52%) VMware
3 19 (17.59%) Microsoft
4 17 (15.74%) HP
5 13 (12.04%) Citrix
5 13 (12.04%) F5
6 12 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 9 (8.33%) Avaya
7 9 (8.33%) Palo Alto
8 8 (7.41%) Oracle
9 7 (6.48%) Genesys
9 7 (6.48%) Meraki
9 7 (6.48%) Riverbed
10 6 (5.56%) SolarWinds
11 5 (4.63%) IBM
11 5 (4.63%) Juniper
12 4 (3.70%) SAP
13 3 (2.78%) RightScale
14 2 (1.85%) BT
14 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
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