Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 22 February 2018 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 > West Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 110 107
Rank change year-on-year -16 -3 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 42 39 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.29% 1.29% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.43% 9.35% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 46
West Yorkshire median daily rate £313 £400 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.88% +20.75% -6.03%
10th Percentile £200 £288 £203
90th Percentile £475 £444 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £340 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -15.00% +23.08% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 8
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +16.67% +14.29%
10th Percentile £13.09 £11.26 £10.40
90th Percentile £14.98 £22.23 £16.12
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £13.69 £14.00
% change year-on-year +7.01% -2.21% +19.15%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 338 417 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 10.38% 13.82% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 239 298
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £168 £215 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £410 £400
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 27
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +32.00% -25.24%
10th Percentile £13.15 £10.89 £10.20
90th Percentile £20.31 £32.88 £28.80
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.65 £16.50 £12.72
% change year-on-year -11.21% +29.77% -23.95%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in West Yorkshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in West Yorkshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in West Yorkshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in West Yorkshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 February 2018. 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
Leeds -1 24 £388 -3.13% 25
Pontefract - 9 - -
Halifax +8 6 £200 -24.53%
Wakefield -2 3 £300 +0.84% 1
WAN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 38 (90.48%) LAN
2 19 (45.24%) Windows
3 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
4 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (26.19%) Cisco
5 11 (26.19%) Unix
6 10 (23.81%) Windows XP
6 10 (23.81%) ITIL
6 10 (23.81%) MCP
6 10 (23.81%) Service Delivery
6 10 (23.81%) Firewall
6 10 (23.81%) Windows Vista
7 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
7 9 (21.43%) Management Information System
7 9 (21.43%) SAN
8 8 (19.05%) HNC
8 8 (19.05%) Windows 2000
8 8 (19.05%) CCNA
8 8 (19.05%) Performance Management
8 8 (19.05%) Data Protection
8 8 (19.05%) Information Security
8 8 (19.05%) Feasibility Study
9 7 (16.67%) CCNP
9 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 7 (16.67%) Project Management
9 7 (16.67%) Finance
10 6 (14.29%) Linux
10 6 (14.29%) IP Telephony

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 5 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.76%) CMS
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 38 (90.48%) LAN
2 10 (23.81%) Firewall
3 9 (21.43%) SAN
4 6 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (14.29%) IP Telephony
5 4 (9.52%) DNS
5 4 (9.52%) Network Security
5 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.14%) DHCP
6 3 (7.14%) Skype
6 3 (7.14%) VoIP
7 2 (4.76%) NAS
7 2 (4.76%) VPN
7 2 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.38%) BGP
8 1 (2.38%) IPsec
8 1 (2.38%) MPLS
8 1 (2.38%) OSPF
8 1 (2.38%) SSL
8 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Legal
2 4 (9.52%) Marketing
3 2 (4.76%) Law
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) 2nd Line Support
2 9 (21.43%) Network Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) Project Manager
3 8 (19.05%) Service Desk Support
4 6 (14.29%) Active Directory Support
4 6 (14.29%) Telephony Support
5 4 (9.52%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.14%) Switch Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Technical Manager
7 2 (4.76%) 2nd Line Technical Support
7 2 (4.76%) Contracts Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Linux Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.52%) NHS
3 2 (4.76%) Clustering
3 2 (4.76%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Windows
2 11 (26.19%) Unix
3 10 (23.81%) Windows Vista
3 10 (23.81%) Windows XP
4 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 8 (19.05%) Windows 2000
6 6 (14.29%) Linux
7 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
7 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.76%) AIX
8 2 (4.76%) Debian
8 2 (4.76%) HPUX
8 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.76%) Solaris
8 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) ITIL
1 10 (23.81%) Service Delivery
2 8 (19.05%) Data Protection
2 8 (19.05%) Feasibility Study
2 8 (19.05%) Information Security
2 8 (19.05%) Performance Management
3 7 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 7 (16.67%) Project Management
4 4 (9.52%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.14%) Budget Control
6 2 (4.76%) Break/Fix
6 2 (4.76%) Change Control
6 2 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.76%) DevOps
6 2 (4.76%) Health Informatics
6 2 (4.76%) Informatics
6 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.76%) Migration
6 2 (4.76%) Project Planning
6 2 (4.76%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.76%) Python
2 2 (4.76%) Ruby
2 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (23.81%) MCP
3 8 (19.05%) CCNA
3 8 (19.05%) HNC
4 7 (16.67%) CCNP
5 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (7.14%) MCSA
5 3 (7.14%) MCSE
6 2 (4.76%) MCDST
7 1 (2.38%) CCDA
7 1 (2.38%) CCIE
7 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Ansible
1 2 (4.76%) Cobbler
1 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) Cisco
3 6 (14.29%) F5
4 3 (7.14%) VMware
5 2 (4.76%) Avaya
5 2 (4.76%) Google
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle
5 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.38%) Arista
6 1 (2.38%) Capita
6 1 (2.38%) Juniper