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 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)
West Yorkshire / Wakefield
Rank 8 2 -
Rank change year-on-year -6 -  
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wakefield 2.63% 22.58% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 77.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £320 £210 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.38% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 7 9 3
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wakefield 18.42% 29.03% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 3
Median daily rate £320 £213 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.58% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £204 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £425 £221
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £17.39 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.12% -  
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 Wakefield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wakefield 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN in Wakefield.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Wakefield

WAN
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

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 Wakefield region with a requirement for WAN.

1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Frame Relay
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (33.33%) Intranet
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) SDH
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) PPP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) ATM
3 1 (33.33%) ISDN

WAN
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) ATM
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) Frame Relay
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) Intranet
3 1 (33.33%) ISDN
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) PPP
3 1 (33.33%) SDH
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Design Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IP Design Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) IP Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) LAN Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Service Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Switch Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware