Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 118 107
Rank change year-on-year +24 -11 +7
Contract jobs citing WAN 43 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.82% 0.77% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.73% 7.42% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 20
Leeds median daily rate £425 £431 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +13.79% -5.25%
10th Percentile £225 £223 £163
90th Percentile £525 £480 £458
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 2
Leeds median hourly rate £11.00 - £19.25
10th Percentile £10.22 - £13.98
90th Percentile £12.75 - £23.93
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.08 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year -22.25% -1.72% +20.83%

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 292 229 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 12.38% 10.40% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 138 203
Leeds median daily rate £460 £438 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +8.70% -5.29%
10th Percentile £313 £162 £187
90th Percentile £625 £588 £560
West Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.38% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 9
Leeds median hourly rate £11.16 £25.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.36% +85.19% -37.21%
10th Percentile £9.48 £14.10 £10.20
90th Percentile £25.00 £34.60 £28.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.58 £15.50
% change year-on-year +4.97% -5.97% +10.71%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019, 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 33 (76.74%) LAN
2 26 (60.47%) Cisco
3 23 (53.49%) CheckPoint
3 23 (53.49%) Firewall
4 19 (44.19%) CCNP
4 19 (44.19%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (41.86%) OSPF
6 17 (39.53%) BGP
7 15 (34.88%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (34.88%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (34.88%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (32.56%) VoIP
9 13 (30.23%) CCIE
9 13 (30.23%) MPLS
10 12 (27.91%) Cisco IOS
10 12 (27.91%) NX-OS
11 11 (25.58%) WLAN
11 11 (25.58%) VPN
12 9 (20.93%) Finance
12 9 (20.93%) ITIL
12 9 (20.93%) Network Architecture
13 8 (18.60%) VPLS
14 7 (16.28%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (16.28%) SaaS
14 7 (16.28%) PaaS
14 7 (16.28%) IaaS
14 7 (16.28%) Network Monitoring
14 7 (16.28%) Windows
14 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
15 6 (13.95%) Active Directory

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:

Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (34.88%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (34.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (16.28%) IaaS
2 7 (16.28%) PaaS
2 7 (16.28%) SaaS
3 4 (9.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (76.74%) LAN
2 23 (53.49%) Firewall
3 18 (41.86%) OSPF
4 17 (39.53%) BGP
5 15 (34.88%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (32.56%) VoIP
7 13 (30.23%) MPLS
8 12 (27.91%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (27.91%) NX-OS
9 11 (25.58%) VPN
9 11 (25.58%) WLAN
10 8 (18.60%) VPLS
11 7 (16.28%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (11.63%) DNS
12 5 (11.63%) Wireless
13 4 (9.30%) Cisco Wireless
13 4 (9.30%) Internet
13 4 (9.30%) Intranet
14 2 (4.65%) Remote Desktop
15 1 (2.33%) EIGRP
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 25 (58.14%) Network Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (13.95%) Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (9.30%) Architect
5 4 (9.30%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Network Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Cisco Design Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) WAN Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Cisco Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Lead Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Senior Network Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Service Desk Support
7 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) NHS
2 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.30%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) Windows Server
2 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (9.30%) Windows XP
3 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (6.98%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) ITIL
1 9 (20.93%) Network Architecture
2 7 (16.28%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (13.95%) Load Balancing
3 6 (13.95%) Network Design
4 5 (11.63%) Collaborative Working
4 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
4 5 (11.63%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 5 (11.63%) High Availability
4 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
4 5 (11.63%) Network Optimisation
4 5 (11.63%) Translating Business Requirements
5 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.30%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (9.30%) Service Management
6 3 (6.98%) Change Management
6 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.98%) Migration
6 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.98%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) Perl
1 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (44.19%) CCNP
1 19 (44.19%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (30.23%) CCIE
3 5 (11.63%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (11.63%) Degree
4 4 (9.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (6.98%) CCNA
6 2 (4.65%) CCDP
7 1 (2.33%) MCDST
7 1 (2.33%) MCP
7 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.33%) Puppet
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (60.47%) Cisco
2 23 (53.49%) CheckPoint
3 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.95%) F5
4 6 (13.95%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.65%) Juniper
5 2 (4.65%) Palo Alto
5 2 (4.65%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.33%) Aruba
6 1 (2.33%) Citrix
6 1 (2.33%) Dell
6 1 (2.33%) EMC
6 1 (2.33%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) Meraki
6 1 (2.33%) NetApp
6 1 (2.33%) Splunk
6 1 (2.33%) VMware