Period
to 17 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 84 93
Rank change year-on-year -44 +9 +11
Contract jobs citing WAN 26 49 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.02% 2.27% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.83% 18.77% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 40 37
Leeds median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £226 £274 £297
90th Percentile £688 £473 £492
West Yorkshire median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Leeds median hourly rate £11.50 - £16.50
10th Percentile £10.75 - £15.75
90th Percentile £12.25 - £17.25
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.20 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.11% -13.94% -3.94%

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 240 261 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 9.41% 12.12% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 144 250
Leeds median daily rate £450 £423 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +2.42% +17.86%
10th Percentile £308 £271 £291
90th Percentile £575 £543 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 17
Leeds median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +100.00% -45.00%
10th Percentile £10.53 £12.36 £10.20
90th Percentile £44.25 £34.32 £14.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.50 £11.74
% change year-on-year +20.07% +23.56% -47.52%

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 July 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 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for WAN.

1 20 (76.92%) LAN
2 13 (50.00%) Cisco
2 13 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 12 (46.15%) MPLS
4 11 (42.31%) CCNP
5 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
6 8 (30.77%) Network Design
6 8 (30.77%) CCNA
6 8 (30.77%) VPN
7 6 (23.08%) Wireless
7 6 (23.08%) VoIP
7 6 (23.08%) F5
7 6 (23.08%) High Availability
7 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
8 5 (19.23%) Network Virtualisation
8 5 (19.23%) CCDE
8 5 (19.23%) Linux
8 5 (19.23%) CCSP
8 5 (19.23%) CCIP
8 5 (19.23%) Juniper
9 4 (15.38%) Project Management
9 4 (15.38%) NHS
9 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 4 (15.38%) Skype for Business
9 4 (15.38%) Skype
10 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
10 3 (11.54%) Finance
10 3 (11.54%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (11.54%) Civica

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 4 (15.38%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (76.92%) LAN
2 12 (46.15%) MPLS
3 8 (30.77%) VPN
4 6 (23.08%) VoIP
4 6 (23.08%) Wireless
5 4 (15.38%) Skype
6 3 (11.54%) Network Security
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (7.69%) Firewall
7 2 (7.69%) NAS
7 2 (7.69%) SAN
7 2 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.85%) DNS
8 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
8 1 (3.85%) FTP
8 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
8 1 (3.85%) IPsec
8 1 (3.85%) SSL
8 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.85%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) MySQL
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Legal
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Network Engineer
2 6 (23.08%) Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Project Manager
4 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Network Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Project Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Network Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.85%) LAN Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Rollout Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Senior LAN/WAN Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Subject Matter Expert
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Project Manager
7 1 (3.85%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) NHS
3 2 (7.69%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.69%) AIX
3 2 (7.69%) Debian
3 2 (7.69%) HPUX
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Solaris
3 2 (7.69%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Network Design
2 6 (23.08%) High Availability
3 5 (19.23%) Network Virtualisation
4 4 (15.38%) Project Management
5 3 (11.54%) Budget Control
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL
5 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
5 3 (11.54%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (7.69%) Change Management
6 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.69%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (7.69%) DevOps
6 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity Planning
7 1 (3.85%) Coaching
7 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.85%) Patch Management
7 1 (3.85%) Runbook
7 1 (3.85%) Software Licensing
7 1 (3.85%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
1 2 (7.69%) Python
1 2 (7.69%) Ruby
1 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (42.31%) CCNP
3 8 (30.77%) CCNA
4 5 (19.23%) CCDE
4 5 (19.23%) CCIP
4 5 (19.23%) CCSP
5 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.85%) CCSA
7 1 (3.85%) CCSE
7 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 2 (7.69%) PMO
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Ansible
1 2 (7.69%) Cobbler
1 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Cisco
2 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (23.08%) F5
4 5 (19.23%) Juniper
5 3 (11.54%) Civica
5 3 (11.54%) VMware
6 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.69%) Google
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.85%) CommVault
7 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.85%) Mercator
7 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds