Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 93 101
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 37 46 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.66% 1.75% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.34% 12.20% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 34
Leeds median daily rate £428 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.62% +9.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £308 £218 £280
90th Percentile £481 £445 £525
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +21.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Leeds median hourly rate - £19.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.44% -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £19.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year -26.23% +54.00% -

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 258 377 439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 11.56% 14.35% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 226 292
Leeds median daily rate £425 £406 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +3.83% +16.79%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £263
90th Percentile £556 £550 £540
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 10
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -36.47% -5.56%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.20 £11.10
90th Percentile £31.70 £21.93 £53.55
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £15.36
% change year-on-year +5.19% -12.08% -2.51%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017, 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 30 (81.08%) LAN
2 16 (43.24%) Windows
3 15 (40.54%) Marketing
4 14 (37.84%) Linux
5 13 (35.14%) VPN
5 13 (35.14%) Finance
6 12 (32.43%) Manufacturing
6 12 (32.43%) Programme Management
6 12 (32.43%) Digital Marketing
6 12 (32.43%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (32.43%) SAP
6 12 (32.43%) Electronics
6 12 (32.43%) Telecoms
7 11 (29.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (29.73%) Shell Script
7 11 (29.73%) Python
7 11 (29.73%) ETL
7 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (29.73%) Hadoop
7 11 (29.73%) Information Security
7 11 (29.73%) Apache Hive
7 11 (29.73%) MapReduce
7 11 (29.73%) HBase
7 11 (29.73%) Big Data
7 11 (29.73%) Big Data Analytics
7 11 (29.73%) Kafka
7 11 (29.73%) Apache Flume
7 11 (29.73%) Data Analytics
7 11 (29.73%) GitHub
7 11 (29.73%) Analytics

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 11 (29.73%) Apache Spark
2 7 (18.92%) OpenStack
3 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 11 (29.73%) GitHub
2 2 (5.41%) Office 365
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (81.08%) LAN
2 13 (35.14%) VPN
3 9 (24.32%) Wireless
4 8 (21.62%) 3G
4 8 (21.62%) GPRS
4 8 (21.62%) GSM
4 8 (21.62%) LTE
4 8 (21.62%) SGSN
5 6 (16.22%) SAN
6 5 (13.51%) MPLS
7 4 (10.81%) Firewall
8 2 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (5.41%) DNS
8 2 (5.41%) Network Security
8 2 (5.41%) VLAN
9 1 (2.70%) DMVPN
9 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (2.70%) HSRP
9 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.70%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) Apache Hive
1 11 (29.73%) Big Data
1 11 (29.73%) Hadoop
1 11 (29.73%) HBase
1 11 (29.73%) Impala
1 11 (29.73%) Sqoop
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.11%) JIRA
General
1 15 (40.54%) Marketing
2 13 (35.14%) Finance
3 12 (32.43%) Electronics
3 12 (32.43%) Manufacturing
3 12 (32.43%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (21.62%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 8 (21.62%) Technical Support
3 3 (8.11%) Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Architect
3 3 (8.11%) Business Analyst
3 3 (8.11%) Delivery Manager
3 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Contracts Manager
4 2 (5.41%) Migration Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Data Centre Analyst
5 1 (2.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (2.70%) Network Delivery Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management Project Manager
5 1 (2.70%) WAN Project Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Workday Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) Kafka
1 11 (29.73%) Spark Streaming
2 10 (27.03%) Sensu
3 8 (21.62%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (43.24%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) Linux
3 8 (21.62%) Android
3 8 (21.62%) Apple iOS
3 8 (21.62%) Mac OS X
3 8 (21.62%) Unix
3 8 (21.62%) Windows Phone
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) Business Intelligence
1 12 (32.43%) Digital Marketing
1 12 (32.43%) Programme Management
2 11 (29.73%) Analytics
2 11 (29.73%) Big Data Analytics
2 11 (29.73%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (29.73%) Data Analytics
2 11 (29.73%) DevOps
2 11 (29.73%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (29.73%) ETL
2 11 (29.73%) Information Security
2 11 (29.73%) MapReduce
3 10 (27.03%) Configuration Management
4 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (18.92%) Open Source
6 6 (16.22%) Migration
7 5 (13.51%) ITIL
8 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
8 4 (10.81%) Project Management
9 2 (5.41%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) Python
1 11 (29.73%) Shell Script
2 8 (21.62%) Java
2 8 (21.62%) PHP
2 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
2 8 (21.62%) VB
3 4 (10.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) SC Cleared
1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.81%) CCNA
4 3 (8.11%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) CCNP
6 1 (2.70%) CCDA
6 1 (2.70%) CCIE
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.70%) MCSA
6 1 (2.70%) MCSE
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.70%) PMP
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) Apache Flume
2 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) Prometheus
2 8 (21.62%) AirWatch
3 7 (18.92%) Ansible
4 1 (2.70%) SCCM
4 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) SAP
2 8 (21.62%) MobileIron
3 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.81%) Cisco
5 2 (5.41%) VMware
6 1 (2.70%) BT
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) F5
6 1 (2.70%) NetApp