Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 86 108
Rank change year-on-year -33 +22 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 22 46 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.91% 2.10% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.66% 16.79% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 34 21
Leeds median daily rate £325 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +8.70% -1.43%
10th Percentile £163 £280 £163
90th Percentile £445 £479 £438
West Yorkshire median daily rate £270 £375 £335
% change year-on-year -28.00% +11.94% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Leeds median hourly rate £14.00 - £19.25
10th Percentile £13.50 - £13.98
90th Percentile £14.50 - £23.93
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £32.50 £14.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year +128.87% -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 254 274 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 10.56% 12.52% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 156 221
Leeds median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +9.33%
10th Percentile £304 £273 £250
90th Percentile £629 £550 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 14
Leeds median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +85.19% -28.00%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.51 £14.20 £13.50
% change year-on-year +16.23% +5.19% -13.89%

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 October 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 October 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 17 (77.27%) LAN
1 17 (77.27%) Cisco
2 13 (59.09%) CCNP
2 13 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (50.00%) F5
4 10 (45.45%) High Availability
4 10 (45.45%) MPLS
5 9 (40.91%) CCNA
5 9 (40.91%) VoIP
6 7 (31.82%) ITIL
6 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
6 7 (31.82%) Firewall
6 7 (31.82%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
7 6 (27.27%) Fortinet
8 5 (22.73%) Degree
8 5 (22.73%) Network Design
8 5 (22.73%) Finance
8 5 (22.73%) CCIP
8 5 (22.73%) CCSP
8 5 (22.73%) OSPF
8 5 (22.73%) BGP
8 5 (22.73%) DNS
8 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
8 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
8 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
8 5 (22.73%) Translating Business Requirements
8 5 (22.73%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (22.73%) Collaborative Working
9 4 (18.18%) Cisco Wireless

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) LAN
2 10 (45.45%) MPLS
3 9 (40.91%) VoIP
4 7 (31.82%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (31.82%) Firewall
5 5 (22.73%) BGP
5 5 (22.73%) DNS
5 5 (22.73%) OSPF
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco Wireless
6 4 (18.18%) Internet
6 4 (18.18%) Intranet
6 4 (18.18%) Wireless
6 4 (18.18%) WLAN
7 2 (9.09%) VPN
8 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (4.55%) Network Security
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Network Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Project Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Design Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Network Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Network Architect
6 1 (4.55%) IT Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) LAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
1 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
1 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) High Availability
2 7 (31.82%) ITIL
3 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
4 5 (22.73%) Collaborative Working
4 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
4 5 (22.73%) Network Design
4 5 (22.73%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (13.64%) Change Management
5 3 (13.64%) E-Commerce
5 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.64%) Service Design
5 3 (13.64%) Service Management
6 1 (4.55%) Commercial Awareness
6 1 (4.55%) Decision-Making
6 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.55%) Patch Management
6 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.55%) Runbook
6 1 (4.55%) Task Automation
Qualifications
1 13 (59.09%) CCNP
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (40.91%) CCNA
3 5 (22.73%) CCIP
3 5 (22.73%) CCSP
3 5 (22.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (22.73%) Degree
4 4 (18.18%) CCIE
5 3 (13.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (9.09%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Cisco
2 11 (50.00%) F5
3 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
4 6 (27.27%) Fortinet
5 3 (13.64%) Civica
5 3 (13.64%) VMware
6 2 (9.09%) Juniper
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 2 (9.09%) Palo Alto
6 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) EMC
7 1 (4.55%) Mercator
7 1 (4.55%) NetApp
7 1 (4.55%) Splunk