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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 80 68 82
Rank change year-on-year -12 +14  
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.79% 1.79% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.61% 16.23% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 7
Median daily rate £375 £333 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.78% +2.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £285 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £553 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £11.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +39.18%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £21.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year -29.94% -12.50%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 121 154 166
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 11.91% 11.05% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 97 113
Median daily rate £425 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +16.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £265 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 4
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.30 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.86% -59.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Leeds

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 21 (77.78%) LAN
2 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
3 13 (48.15%) Cisco
4 12 (44.44%) Windows
5 11 (40.74%) ITIL
5 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
6 8 (29.63%) Citrix
6 8 (29.63%) CCNP
6 8 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (29.63%) Firewall
6 8 (29.63%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (25.93%) SQL
8 6 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 6 (22.22%) VPN
8 6 (22.22%) CCNA
8 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
9 5 (18.52%) Change Control
9 5 (18.52%) CCDA
9 5 (18.52%) CCIE
9 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
9 5 (18.52%) VMware
9 5 (18.52%) BGP
9 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
9 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
9 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
10 4 (14.81%) Linux
11 3 (11.11%) Driving Licence

WAN
Top Related 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 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (77.78%) LAN
2 8 (29.63%) Cisco Nexus
2 8 (29.63%) Firewall
3 6 (22.22%) VPN
4 5 (18.52%) BGP
5 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
6 3 (11.11%) EIGRP
6 3 (11.11%) MPLS
7 2 (7.41%) FCoE
7 2 (7.41%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (7.41%) OSPF
7 2 (7.41%) VLAN
7 2 (7.41%) Wireless
8 1 (3.70%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (3.70%) Cisco Wireless
8 1 (3.70%) DNS
8 1 (3.70%) DWDM
8 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Field Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Field Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Designer
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support
5 2 (7.41%) Network Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Linux
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Change Control
2 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
2 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
3 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.11%) DevOps
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.41%) Process Improvement
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Design
4 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.70%) Network Design
5 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
5 1 (3.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) CCNP
1 8 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (22.22%) CCNA
2 6 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (18.52%) CCDA
3 5 (18.52%) CCIE
4 2 (7.41%) CCA
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (7.41%) MCSE
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (7.41%) Docker
4 2 (7.41%) vCloud
4 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (7.41%) VMware GSX
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Server
4 2 (7.41%) vSphere
5 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Cisco
2 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 8 (29.63%) Citrix
4 5 (18.52%) VMware
5 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 3 (11.11%) Novell
6 2 (7.41%) Juniper
6 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.70%) BT
7 1 (3.70%) F5
7 1 (3.70%) Mitel