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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 83 82 96
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs citing WAN 34 40 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.41% 1.77% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.27% 13.61% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 12
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£275 £275 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £432 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £8.85 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.29% -30.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £8.85 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £8.85 £14.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £20.09
% change year-on-year
-8.43% +3.28%
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
277 294 395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 11.53% 12.97% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 169 187
Average daily rate £300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 29
Average hourly rate £14.50 £36.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.72% +148.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £50.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 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
West Yorkshire -4 24 £225 -18.18% 11
South Yorkshire +11 9 £275 +57.14% 3
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Yorkshire - - - - 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 57 (91.94%) LAN
2 28 (45.16%) Windows
3 22 (35.48%) Cisco
4 20 (32.26%) Active Directory
5 19 (30.65%) Firewall
6 16 (25.81%) Microsoft
6 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (24.19%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (24.19%) ITIL
8 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
8 12 (19.35%) CCNA
8 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (19.35%) Internet
8 12 (19.35%) VLAN
9 10 (16.13%) Windows XP
9 10 (16.13%) VoIP
10 9 (14.52%) MPLS
10 9 (14.52%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (14.52%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (12.90%) Project Management
11 8 (12.90%) VPN
11 8 (12.90%) MS Office
12 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
12 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
12 7 (11.29%) Wireless
13 6 (9.68%) Migration
13 6 (9.68%) Blackberry
13 6 (9.68%) Linux
13 6 (9.68%) Windows 2000

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 5 (8.06%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.23%) Lync
4 2 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.23%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.61%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.61%) Quickr
Applications
1 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.90%) MS Office
3 4 (6.45%) MS Project
4 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (91.94%) LAN
2 19 (30.65%) Firewall
3 12 (19.35%) VLAN
3 12 (19.35%) Internet
4 10 (16.13%) VoIP
5 9 (14.52%) MPLS
5 9 (14.52%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (12.90%) VPN
7 7 (11.29%) Wireless
7 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
8 5 (8.06%) DNS
9 4 (6.45%) SAN
10 3 (4.84%) IP Telephony
11 2 (3.23%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (3.23%) Network Security
11 2 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (3.23%) WLAN
11 2 (3.23%) DHCP
11 2 (3.23%) Ethernet
11 2 (3.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Retail
3 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Back Office
5 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (19.35%) Analyst
2 9 (14.52%) Project Manager
3 6 (9.68%) Architect
3 6 (9.68%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (8.06%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.45%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (6.45%) Deskside Support
5 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.84%) IT Support
6 3 (4.84%) Network Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (4.84%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.84%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Support Technician
7 2 (3.23%) Junior
7 2 (3.23%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) Middleware
2 3 (4.84%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) NHS
1 6 (9.68%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.84%) CESG
3 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.23%) FMCG
3 2 (3.23%) Clustering
3 2 (3.23%) Open Source
4 1 (1.61%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.61%) PMI
4 1 (1.61%) IVR
4 1 (1.61%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.61%) HACMP
4 1 (1.61%) iSeries
4 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (45.16%) Windows
2 16 (25.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (16.13%) Windows XP
5 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (9.68%) Windows Vista
6 6 (9.68%) Linux
6 6 (9.68%) Windows 2000
7 5 (8.06%) Windows 8
8 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
8 4 (6.45%) UNIX
9 2 (3.23%) AIX
9 2 (3.23%) Solaris
9 2 (3.23%) Windows Phone
9 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.61%) CentOS
10 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) ITIL
2 9 (14.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (12.90%) Project Management
4 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
5 6 (9.68%) Migration
6 5 (8.06%) Service Management
7 4 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.45%) Change Management
7 4 (6.45%) Network Design
7 4 (6.45%) Business Continuity
7 4 (6.45%) Project Planning
7 4 (6.45%) Change Control
8 3 (4.84%) Performance Testing
8 3 (4.84%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (4.84%) Matrix Management
9 2 (3.23%) Load Balancing
9 2 (3.23%) Lean Six Sigma
9 2 (3.23%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.23%) Protective Monitoring
9 2 (3.23%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) Java
1 3 (4.84%) Perl
1 3 (4.84%) SQL
1 3 (4.84%) Python
2 2 (3.23%) Tcl
3 1 (1.61%) Lisp
3 1 (1.61%) C
3 1 (1.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (24.19%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (19.35%) CCNA
3 4 (6.45%) CCNP
4 3 (4.84%) ISEB
5 2 (3.23%) MCP
5 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.61%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.61%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (1.61%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.61%) Degree
6 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 20 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.23%) UAG
3 1 (1.61%) GPFS
3 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.61%) vSphere
3 1 (1.61%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.61%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (3.23%) SCCM
1 2 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.61%) OPNET
Vendors
1 22 (35.48%) Cisco
2 16 (25.81%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.06%) CheckPoint
4 4 (6.45%) Citrix
4 4 (6.45%) Oracle
5 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.84%) HP
5 3 (4.84%) Juniper
6 2 (3.23%) Dell
6 2 (3.23%) IBM
6 2 (3.23%) Remedy
6 2 (3.23%) Sophos
6 2 (3.23%) VMware
6 2 (3.23%) Lotus
7 1 (1.61%) Avaya
7 1 (1.61%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.61%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.61%) TippingPoint
7 1 (1.61%) ProCurve
7 1 (1.61%) SolarWinds
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