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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 63 84 70
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -14
Contract jobs citing WAN 80 33 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 2.68% 1.41% 2.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.37% 11.70% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 17 24
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £500 £339
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £86.25 £11.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+684.09% -56.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
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
413 282 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 13.85% 12.03% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 152 153
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 15
Average hourly rate £22.00 £13.25 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.03% -59.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.19 £10.60 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.00 £25.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 -7 41 £350 +27.27% 10
North Yorkshire +18 24 £250 -23.07% 7
South Yorkshire -4 9 £185 - 10
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 118 (83.10%) LAN
2 65 (45.77%) Cisco
3 57 (40.14%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (35.92%) Windows
5 48 (33.80%) Microsoft
6 44 (30.99%) Active Directory
7 43 (30.28%) Firewall
8 41 (28.87%) VMware
9 40 (28.17%) CCNP
9 40 (28.17%) CCNA
10 37 (26.06%) ITIL
11 33 (23.24%) MPLS
11 33 (23.24%) VMware Infrastructure
12 30 (21.13%) MS Exchange
13 28 (19.72%) Network Security
14 26 (18.31%) VPN
15 25 (17.61%) TCP/IP
15 25 (17.61%) MS Office
15 25 (17.61%) Internet
15 25 (17.61%) Windows Server 2008
16 24 (16.90%) SAN
17 23 (16.20%) Windows Server 2003
18 21 (14.79%) MS Excel
19 19 (13.38%) Citrix
20 17 (11.97%) SQL Server
21 16 (11.27%) BGP
21 16 (11.27%) CheckPoint
21 16 (11.27%) SCCM
21 16 (11.27%) Load Balancing
22 15 (10.56%) Microsoft Certification

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 30 (21.13%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (7.04%) Lync
4 8 (5.63%) Tomcat
4 8 (5.63%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (4.93%) Apache
6 5 (3.52%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.82%) Node.js
7 4 (2.82%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.82%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.11%) JBoss
9 2 (1.41%) IIS
9 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (17.61%) MS Office
2 21 (14.79%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.70%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 118 (83.10%) LAN
2 43 (30.28%) Firewall
3 33 (23.24%) MPLS
4 28 (19.72%) Network Security
5 26 (18.31%) VPN
6 25 (17.61%) TCP/IP
6 25 (17.61%) Internet
7 24 (16.90%) SAN
8 16 (11.27%) BGP
9 11 (7.75%) Wireless
9 11 (7.75%) DMZ
9 11 (7.75%) OSPF
10 10 (7.04%) Unified Communications
11 9 (6.34%) VLAN
11 9 (6.34%) DNS
12 7 (4.93%) VoIP
12 7 (4.93%) IPv4
12 7 (4.93%) IPv6
12 7 (4.93%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (4.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.82%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.82%) MySQL
3 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (5.63%) Finance
2 6 (4.23%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.11%) Electronics
4 3 (2.11%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Retail
5 1 (0.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 44 (30.99%) Network Engineer
2 21 (14.79%) Analyst
3 15 (10.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (8.45%) Architect
5 10 (7.04%) Field Engineer
6 9 (6.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (5.63%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Project Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Communications Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (4.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.52%) Data Analyst
9 5 (3.52%) Service Analyst
9 5 (3.52%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.52%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (3.52%) Unified Communications Engineer
10 4 (2.82%) Network Support
10 4 (2.82%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.93%) Java EE
2 3 (2.11%) J2EE
2 3 (2.11%) Web Services
3 2 (1.41%) CSS
4 1 (0.70%) Middleware
4 1 (0.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.34%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.23%) Client/Server
3 5 (3.52%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.52%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.11%) Clustering
4 3 (2.11%) DTV
4 3 (2.11%) NHS
5 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.41%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 51 (35.92%) Windows
2 25 (17.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (16.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (10.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (8.45%) Windows XP
6 11 (7.75%) Windows 7
7 9 (6.34%) UNIX
7 9 (6.34%) Linux
8 8 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.52%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (26.06%) ITIL
2 16 (11.27%) Load Balancing
3 11 (7.75%) Incident Management
4 9 (6.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (5.63%) Business Continuity
5 8 (5.63%) Problem Management
5 8 (5.63%) Network Design
6 7 (4.93%) Supplier Management
6 7 (4.93%) Change Management
6 7 (4.93%) E-Commerce
7 6 (4.23%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.52%) Service Management
8 5 (3.52%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (2.82%) DevOps
9 4 (2.82%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.82%) Migration
10 3 (2.11%) Project Planning
10 3 (2.11%) Digital Marketing
10 3 (2.11%) ITIL V3
10 3 (2.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.45%) SQL
2 7 (4.93%) Java
Qualifications
1 57 (40.14%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (28.17%) CCNP
2 40 (28.17%) CCNA
3 15 (10.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (8.45%) MCSE
5 11 (7.75%) CCIP
6 9 (6.34%) CCIE
7 5 (3.52%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.82%) MCP
8 4 (2.82%) MCTS
8 4 (2.82%) MCITP
8 4 (2.82%) MCSA
8 4 (2.82%) CCDP
9 3 (2.11%) SC Cleared
9 3 (2.11%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.41%) CCSP
10 2 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.70%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.70%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.63%) SLA
2 4 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (30.99%) Active Directory
2 33 (23.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.45%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.63%) XenServer
5 6 (4.23%) XenApp
6 2 (1.41%) vCloud
6 2 (1.41%) vSphere
6 2 (1.41%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (11.27%) SCCM
2 4 (2.82%) Puppet
3 3 (2.11%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.11%) WSUS
3 3 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.41%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.41%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 65 (45.77%) Cisco
2 48 (33.80%) Microsoft
3 41 (28.87%) VMware
4 19 (13.38%) Citrix
5 16 (11.27%) CheckPoint
6 15 (10.56%) HP
7 8 (5.63%) NetApp
7 8 (5.63%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.63%) F5
8 5 (3.52%) Meraki
8 5 (3.52%) Brocade
8 5 (3.52%) Juniper
9 3 (2.11%) Symantec
9 3 (2.11%) IBM
9 3 (2.11%) Trustwave
9 3 (2.11%) SAP
10 2 (1.41%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.41%) Tandberg
10 2 (1.41%) Northgate
10 2 (1.41%) Civica
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