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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 54 76 79
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 78 41 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 3.25% 1.81% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.81% 16.02% 17.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 17 15
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.08% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £164 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £396 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Average hourly rate - £12.88 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
342 256 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 14.26% 11.31% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 147 98
Average daily rate £370 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 25
Average hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £23.40 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 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
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 29 January 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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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 +1 27 £375 +52.12% 19
South Yorkshire +1 15 £300 -7.69% 3
North Yorkshire +13 10 £325 - 5
East Yorkshire +1 9 £150 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 93 (86.92%) LAN
2 49 (45.79%) Cisco
3 42 (39.25%) Cisco Certification
3 42 (39.25%) Firewall
4 35 (32.71%) Windows
5 32 (29.91%) CCNP
6 28 (26.17%) VPN
7 26 (24.30%) BGP
8 25 (23.36%) DNS
9 24 (22.43%) TCP/IP
9 24 (22.43%) Active Directory
10 21 (19.63%) ITIL
11 20 (18.69%) VMware
12 19 (17.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (17.76%) MPLS
13 17 (15.89%) CheckPoint
13 17 (15.89%) Microsoft
14 16 (14.95%) CCNA
14 16 (14.95%) OSPF
15 14 (13.08%) Project Management
16 13 (12.15%) EIGRP
16 13 (12.15%) CCIP
16 13 (12.15%) IPv4
16 13 (12.15%) IPv6
16 13 (12.15%) MS Office
16 13 (12.15%) Finance
16 13 (12.15%) Load Balancing
16 13 (12.15%) vCloud
17 12 (11.21%) MS Exchange
17 12 (11.21%) SAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 12 (11.21%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.74%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.87%) Lync
6 2 (1.87%) Quickr
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle Coherence
6 2 (1.87%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (1.87%) Apache
6 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.87%) IIS
6 2 (1.87%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (12.15%) MS Office
2 9 (8.41%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.80%) Office 365
2 2 (1.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (86.92%) LAN
2 42 (39.25%) Firewall
3 28 (26.17%) VPN
4 26 (24.30%) BGP
5 25 (23.36%) DNS
6 24 (22.43%) TCP/IP
7 19 (17.76%) MPLS
8 16 (14.95%) OSPF
9 13 (12.15%) EIGRP
9 13 (12.15%) IPv4
9 13 (12.15%) IPv6
10 12 (11.21%) SAN
11 11 (10.28%) VoIP
12 9 (8.41%) Internet
12 9 (8.41%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (6.54%) DHCP
13 7 (6.54%) GPRS
13 7 (6.54%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (4.67%) Wireless
15 4 (3.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.93%) DB2
3 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.93%) QlikView
3 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.93%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (12.15%) Finance
2 7 (6.54%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.54%) Banking
3 6 (5.61%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.67%) Billing
5 1 (0.93%) Local Government
5 1 (0.93%) Back Office
5 1 (0.93%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 35 (32.71%) Network Engineer
2 15 (14.02%) Project Manager
2 15 (14.02%) Infrastructure Manager
3 13 (12.15%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 9 (8.41%) Support Engineer
4 9 (8.41%) Analyst
4 9 (8.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 8 (7.48%) Server Engineer
5 8 (7.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Architect
6 7 (6.54%) Windows Server Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Business Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) Solutions Designer
7 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.67%) Contracts Manager
7 5 (4.67%) Designer
7 5 (4.67%) IT Technician
7 5 (4.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.80%) Middleware
2 2 (1.87%) Rendezvous
2 2 (1.87%) HTML
2 2 (1.87%) XML
2 2 (1.87%) XSLT
3 1 (0.93%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.61%) Blackberry
2 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.74%) NHS
3 3 (2.80%) CESG
3 3 (2.80%) FMCG
3 3 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.80%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.87%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.87%) iSeries
4 2 (1.87%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.93%) Replication
5 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.93%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 35 (32.71%) Windows
2 19 (17.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (10.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (7.48%) Windows XP
5 6 (5.61%) Windows 8
5 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (5.61%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.67%) Linux
7 2 (1.87%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.87%) Mac OS
7 2 (1.87%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (1.87%) Solaris
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.93%) Fedora
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.63%) ITIL
2 14 (13.08%) Project Management
3 13 (12.15%) Load Balancing
4 11 (10.28%) Service Management
5 8 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (7.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (6.54%) Service Delivery
6 7 (6.54%) Migration
6 7 (6.54%) Network Design
6 7 (6.54%) Incident Management
7 6 (5.61%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.67%) Logistics
9 4 (3.74%) Stakeholder Analysis
9 4 (3.74%) Change Management
9 4 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.80%) TOGAF
10 3 (2.80%) Validation
10 3 (2.80%) Data Migration
10 3 (2.80%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (2.80%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.67%) SQL
2 2 (1.87%) Java
2 2 (1.87%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 42 (39.25%) Cisco Certification
2 32 (29.91%) CCNP
3 16 (14.95%) CCNA
4 13 (12.15%) CCIP
5 4 (3.74%) CCDP
6 3 (2.80%) MCSE
6 3 (2.80%) CCDA
6 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.87%) VCAP
7 2 (1.87%) VCP5
7 2 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.87%) Degree
7 2 (1.87%) CCSA
7 2 (1.87%) CCSE
7 2 (1.87%) CISSP
7 2 (1.87%) MCSA
8 1 (0.93%) CCIE
8 1 (0.93%) CCSP
8 1 (0.93%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) SLA
2 3 (2.80%) QA
3 2 (1.87%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (22.43%) Active Directory
2 13 (12.15%) vCloud
3 7 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.67%) Terminal Services
5 4 (3.74%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.80%) Firmware
6 3 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.87%) UAG
7 2 (1.87%) KVM
7 2 (1.87%) Xen
7 2 (1.87%) SRDF
7 2 (1.87%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.87%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.87%) NFS
8 1 (0.93%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.93%) XenApp
8 1 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.74%) SCCM
2 2 (1.87%) ARCserve
3 1 (0.93%) Nagios
3 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.93%) SCOM
3 1 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 49 (45.79%) Cisco
2 20 (18.69%) VMware
3 17 (15.89%) CheckPoint
3 17 (15.89%) Microsoft
4 11 (10.28%) EMC
5 5 (4.67%) Citrix
6 4 (3.74%) F5
6 4 (3.74%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (3.74%) HP
6 4 (3.74%) Dell
6 4 (3.74%) IBM
7 3 (2.80%) Intel
7 3 (2.80%) Sophos
7 3 (2.80%) NetApp
7 3 (2.80%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.87%) WatchGuard
8 2 (1.87%) DataSynapse
8 2 (1.87%) Brocade
8 2 (1.87%) Lotus
8 2 (1.87%) TIBCO
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