The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 25 April 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)
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 50 31
Rank change year-on-year +9 -19  
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 2.52% 1.08% 3.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.22% 7.23% 24.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 17
Median daily rate £513 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.83% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £268 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £464 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +8.96% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% -19.23%  

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 90 83 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 20.64% 15.01% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 55 53
Median daily rate £450 £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +45.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in South Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in South Yorkshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in South Yorkshire over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in South Yorkshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in South Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in South Yorkshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +15 9 £525 +87.50% 1
WAN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 15 (88.24%) LAN
2 10 (58.82%) IP Telephony
3 9 (52.94%) VoIP
3 9 (52.94%) DHCP
3 9 (52.94%) DNS
3 9 (52.94%) Network Security
4 8 (47.06%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (35.29%) Cisco
6 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 5 (29.41%) Finance
6 5 (29.41%) Infoblox
6 5 (29.41%) F5
7 4 (23.53%) Banking
7 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (17.65%) CCNP
8 3 (17.65%) CCNA
8 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
8 3 (17.65%) Firewall
8 3 (17.65%) Brocade
8 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
8 3 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
9 2 (11.76%) ITIL
9 2 (11.76%) SCOM
9 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
9 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (11.76%) Line Management
9 2 (11.76%) Migration
9 2 (11.76%) EMC

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) DataSynapse
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (88.24%) LAN
2 10 (58.82%) IP Telephony
3 9 (52.94%) DHCP
3 9 (52.94%) DNS
3 9 (52.94%) Network Security
3 9 (52.94%) VoIP
4 3 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 3 (17.65%) Firewall
5 2 (11.76%) SAN
6 1 (5.88%) FCoE
6 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (5.88%) HTTP
6 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
6 1 (5.88%) Multicast
6 1 (5.88%) NAS
6 1 (5.88%) VPN
6 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
1 1 (5.88%) HBase
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Network Specialist
2 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Network Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Contracts Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
1 1 (5.88%) Rendezvous
1 1 (5.88%) XML
1 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Solaris
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
3 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Line Management
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.88%) Benchmarking
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) CCNA
2 3 (17.65%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) CISA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
1 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) KVM
2 1 (5.88%) NFS
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.88%) SRDF
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) F5
2 5 (29.41%) Infoblox
3 3 (17.65%) Brocade
4 2 (11.76%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) Intel
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) Sybase
5 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
5 1 (5.88%) VMware