Period
to 23 April 2019

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 6 months to 23 April 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)
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 68 62
Rank change year-on-year -7 -6 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.65% 1.26% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.90% 5.91% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 13
South Yorkshire median daily rate £340 £340 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -32.00% +84.33%
10th Percentile £135 £263 £277
90th Percentile £395 £408 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - £23.08 £12.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +84.53% -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.16 £14.65 £13.50
% change year-on-year -23.82% +8.50% -24.99%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 156 203 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 15.18% 21.28% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 150 100
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.97% +8.62%
10th Percentile £278 £274 £175
90th Percentile £615 £588 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £450 £400 £404
% change year-on-year +12.50% -0.93% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 8
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £35.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.71% +133.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £13.43 £18.14 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.85 £42.50 £22.70
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -4.38% -5.88% +21.43%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire.

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 6 months to 23 April 2019.

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 6 months to 23 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -6 14 £340 +13.33% 1
Doncaster -4 2 £140 -62.67%
WAN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 13 (76.47%) LAN
2 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 12 (70.59%) Firewall
3 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
4 9 (52.94%) VPN
4 9 (52.94%) Windows
4 9 (52.94%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (41.18%) VLAN
5 7 (41.18%) Firmware
5 7 (41.18%) Project Management
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
6 6 (35.29%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (35.29%) VoIP
6 6 (35.29%) Business Continuity
7 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
7 5 (29.41%) CCNP
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (23.53%) DNS
8 4 (23.53%) ITIL
8 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
8 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
9 3 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (17.65%) Palo Alto
9 3 (17.65%) Wireless
9 3 (17.65%) Finance
9 3 (17.65%) F5
9 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office

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:

Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) LAN
2 12 (70.59%) Firewall
3 9 (52.94%) VPN
3 9 (52.94%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (41.18%) VLAN
5 6 (35.29%) VoIP
6 4 (23.53%) DNS
7 3 (17.65%) MPLS
7 3 (17.65%) Wireless
8 2 (11.76%) BGP
8 2 (11.76%) DHCP
8 2 (11.76%) Network Security
8 2 (11.76%) OSPF
8 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
9 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Project Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Junior
3 3 (17.65%) Junior Project Manager
4 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Project Support Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Wireless Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (41.18%) Project Management
2 6 (35.29%) Business Continuity
2 6 (35.29%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (35.29%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Break/Fix
4 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) Proactive Management
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Re-Platforming
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) CCNP
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (11.76%) CCNA
4 2 (11.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (11.76%) DBS Check
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) Firmware
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Cisco
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
3 3 (17.65%) F5
3 3 (17.65%) Palo Alto
4 2 (11.76%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) Ubiquiti