Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 110 116
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 -25
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 33 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.77% 1.36% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.52% 9.54% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 29
Leeds median daily rate £419 £379 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.49% -5.25% +7.74%
10th Percentile £223 £163 £266
90th Percentile £480 £458 £538
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £375 £344
% change year-on-year -6.67% +9.09% +3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Leeds median hourly rate - £19.25 -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year -1.72% +20.83% -4.00%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 226 346 402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.24% 14.30% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 208 275
Leeds median daily rate £425 £403 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -4.17% +20.00%
10th Percentile £162 £203 £275
90th Percentile £595 £554 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 10
Leeds median hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.19% -37.21% -38.57%
10th Percentile £14.10 £10.20 £11.10
90th Percentile £34.60 £28.75 £53.55
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -5.48% +10.71% -4.65%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Leeds

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Leeds

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Leeds over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Leeds

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for WAN.

1 14 (82.35%) LAN
2 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 6 (35.29%) ITIL
4 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) SAN
4 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
4 5 (29.41%) Firewall
5 4 (23.53%) CCNA
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
5 4 (23.53%) Marketing
6 3 (17.65%) VPN
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
7 2 (11.76%) Office 365
7 2 (11.76%) Migration
7 2 (11.76%) Network Security
7 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
7 2 (11.76%) Clustering
7 2 (11.76%) DNS
7 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
7 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
7 2 (11.76%) VoIP
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) GitHub
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (82.35%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
2 5 (29.41%) SAN
3 3 (17.65%) VPN
4 2 (11.76%) DNS
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security
4 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.76%) VoIP
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (5.88%) DHCP
5 1 (5.88%) DMVPN
5 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (5.88%) HSRP
5 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.88%) MPLS
5 1 (5.88%) Multicast
5 1 (5.88%) SSL
5 1 (5.88%) VLAN
5 1 (5.88%) VPLS
5 1 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Hive
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 1 (5.88%) HBase
2 1 (5.88%) Impala
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
1 4 (23.53%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Architect
1 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Architect
1 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
1 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Contracts Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Technical Manager
3 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Kafka
1 1 (5.88%) Sensu
1 1 (5.88%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) PRINCE2
2 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Change Control
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) Health Informatics
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Informatics
4 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) MapReduce
4 1 (5.88%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Open Source
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) CCNA
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) CCDA
2 1 (5.88%) CCIE
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCSA
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Ansible
1 1 (5.88%) Prometheus
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Arista
3 1 (5.88%) Capita
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) VMware