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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 87 75 87
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +12
Contract jobs citing WAN 33 44 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.40% 1.98% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.66% 15.02% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 16
Average daily rate
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£275 £250 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £399 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £11.85 £8.85 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.89% -30.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £8.85 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.97 £8.85 £14.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.97%
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
283 293 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 12.03% 13.19% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 163 193
Average daily rate £310 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £195 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £435 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 34
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 £11.00 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £50.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -16 22 £275 - 16
South Yorkshire +12 10 £275 +57.14% 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 58 (92.06%) LAN
2 31 (49.21%) Windows
3 27 (42.86%) Cisco
4 24 (38.10%) Firewall
5 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (31.75%) Active Directory
7 15 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
8 13 (20.63%) Windows XP
8 13 (20.63%) ITIL
9 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
9 12 (19.05%) CCNA
9 12 (19.05%) Internet
9 12 (19.05%) VLAN
10 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (15.87%) Project Management
11 10 (15.87%) SAN
11 10 (15.87%) MS Office
12 9 (14.29%) VoIP
12 9 (14.29%) MS Exchange
12 9 (14.29%) MPLS
12 9 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
13 8 (12.70%) PRINCE2
13 8 (12.70%) SQL
13 8 (12.70%) VPN
14 7 (11.11%) Wireless
15 6 (9.52%) Migration

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 9 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (7.94%) IIS
4 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.17%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.17%) Lync
5 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.59%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.59%) Quickr
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) MS Office
2 8 (12.70%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.35%) MS Project
4 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (92.06%) LAN
2 24 (38.10%) Firewall
3 12 (19.05%) VLAN
3 12 (19.05%) Internet
3 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
4 10 (15.87%) SAN
5 9 (14.29%) MPLS
5 9 (14.29%) VoIP
5 9 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (12.70%) VPN
7 7 (11.11%) Wireless
8 6 (9.52%) NAS
9 5 (7.94%) SMTP
10 4 (6.35%) DNS
11 3 (4.76%) IP Telephony
12 2 (3.17%) BGP
12 2 (3.17%) EIGRP
12 2 (3.17%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (3.17%) Network Security
12 2 (3.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.59%) Cognos Impromptu
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (7.94%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Retail
3 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Back Office
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Analyst
2 9 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 6 (9.52%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (9.52%) Architect
4 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (6.35%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (4.76%) Deskside Support
5 3 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (4.76%) Technical Architect
5 3 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Tester
5 3 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 3 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (3.17%) Project Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (3.17%) Junior Project Manager
6 2 (3.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) HTML
1 5 (7.94%) .NET
1 5 (7.94%) XML
1 5 (7.94%) Middleware
2 3 (4.76%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) NHS
2 4 (6.35%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.76%) CESG
4 2 (3.17%) Open Source
4 2 (3.17%) Clustering
4 2 (3.17%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.17%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.17%) FMCG
5 1 (1.59%) iSeries
5 1 (1.59%) HACMP
5 1 (1.59%) IVR
5 1 (1.59%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.59%) Statistics
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 31 (49.21%) Windows
2 22 (34.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (20.63%) Windows XP
4 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 6 (9.52%) Windows Vista
6 6 (9.52%) Linux
6 6 (9.52%) Windows 2000
7 4 (6.35%) UNIX
8 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.17%) AIX
9 2 (3.17%) Solaris
10 1 (1.59%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) ITIL
2 10 (15.87%) Project Management
3 9 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (12.70%) PRINCE2
5 6 (9.52%) Migration
6 5 (7.94%) Scrum
6 5 (7.94%) Service Management
6 5 (7.94%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.35%) Network Design
7 4 (6.35%) Project Planning
7 4 (6.35%) Change Control
7 4 (6.35%) Change Management
7 4 (6.35%) Business Continuity
8 3 (4.76%) Matrix Management
8 3 (4.76%) Performance Testing
8 3 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
9 2 (3.17%) ITIL V3
9 2 (3.17%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.70%) SQL
2 3 (4.76%) Python
2 3 (4.76%) Java
2 3 (4.76%) Perl
3 2 (3.17%) Tcl
4 1 (1.59%) Lisp
4 1 (1.59%) C
4 1 (1.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (19.05%) CCNA
3 4 (6.35%) CCNP
4 3 (4.76%) ISEB
5 2 (3.17%) MCP
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.59%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.59%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (1.59%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.59%) Degree
6 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 20 (31.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.59%) vSphere
3 1 (1.59%) GPFS
3 1 (1.59%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.59%) ARCserve
2 1 (1.59%) OPNET
Vendors
1 27 (42.86%) Cisco
2 13 (20.63%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.94%) CheckPoint
4 4 (6.35%) Citrix
4 4 (6.35%) Oracle
5 3 (4.76%) HP
5 3 (4.76%) Juniper
5 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.76%) VMware
6 2 (3.17%) Lotus
6 2 (3.17%) Remedy
6 2 (3.17%) Dell
6 2 (3.17%) IBM
7 1 (1.59%) Cognos
7 1 (1.59%) Intel
7 1 (1.59%) BMC
7 1 (1.59%) Nokia
7 1 (1.59%) Avaya
7 1 (1.59%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.59%) SonicWALL
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