The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wakefield 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 29 June 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)
West Yorkshire / Wakefield
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 8 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 -  
Contract jobs citing WAN 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 7.69% 4.65% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.27% 22.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £275 £125 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +120.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +24.41% +2.38%  

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 Wakefield with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Wakefield
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 11 9 1
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wakefield 28.21% 20.93% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 1
Median daily rate £288 £375 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.33% +233.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £123 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £394 £119
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £15.32 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +161.09% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Wakefield

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Wakefield

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Wakefield

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Wakefield region with a requirement for WAN.

1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 2 (50.00%) Clustering
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Information Security
3 2 (50.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) SCOM
3 2 (50.00%) SLA
3 2 (50.00%) FMCG
3 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Information Security Management
3 2 (50.00%) Security Management
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) SDH
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (25.00%) PPP

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wakefield 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 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) ATM
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) Frame Relay
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) ISDN
3 1 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) PPP
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Law
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Support
2 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IP Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IP Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Switch Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security Management
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 2 (50.00%) Security Management
2 2 (50.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MCDST
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya