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 3 months to 28 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.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 76 95
Rank change year-on-year -6 +19  
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.35% 1.84% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.34% 16.07% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 11
Median daily rate £400 £313 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £208 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +6.20% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £11.25 £16.50 £11.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.81% +39.18%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -34.44% -13.46%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 174 224 239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 13.00% 11.46% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 135 157
Median daily rate £420 £380 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 12
Median hourly rate £17.39 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.12% -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.20 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.50 £35.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 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
Leeds -7 8 £375 +12.78% 5
Bradford +3 2 £375 - 3
Halifax - 2 £265 -
Wakefield -6 1 £320 +52.38% 1
WAN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 35 (85.37%) LAN
2 21 (51.22%) Cisco
3 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
4 18 (43.90%) ITIL
4 18 (43.90%) Windows
5 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
6 14 (34.15%) Firewall
7 11 (26.83%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (24.39%) CCNP
8 10 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (21.95%) Citrix
9 9 (21.95%) VPN
9 9 (21.95%) VMware
9 9 (21.95%) Windows Server
10 8 (19.51%) CCNA
10 8 (19.51%) SQL
11 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
11 7 (17.07%) BGP
11 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (14.63%) OSPF
12 6 (14.63%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (14.63%) Linux
12 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
12 6 (14.63%) Finance
13 5 (12.20%) CCDA
13 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
13 5 (12.20%) CheckPoint
13 5 (12.20%) CCIE
13 5 (12.20%) MPLS

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 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Office 365
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (85.37%) LAN
2 14 (34.15%) Firewall
3 11 (26.83%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (21.95%) VPN
5 7 (17.07%) BGP
6 6 (14.63%) OSPF
7 5 (12.20%) MPLS
7 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
8 4 (9.76%) EIGRP
8 4 (9.76%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (9.76%) Wireless
9 3 (7.32%) VLAN
10 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (4.88%) FCoE
10 2 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (4.88%) SAN
10 2 (4.88%) WLAN
11 1 (2.44%) DNS
11 1 (2.44%) SDH
11 1 (2.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (14.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (26.83%) Network Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (12.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (12.20%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Field Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Field Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) IT Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (7.32%) IT Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Network Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Network Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Technical Manager
6 2 (4.88%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Licensing
3 2 (4.88%) Minimum Viable Product
4 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (43.90%) Windows
2 9 (21.95%) Windows Server
3 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (14.63%) Linux
5 3 (7.32%) Unix
6 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Phone
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (12.20%) Change Control
3 5 (12.20%) Incident Management
3 5 (12.20%) Problem Management
4 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.32%) DevOps
4 3 (7.32%) Migration
4 3 (7.32%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (7.32%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.88%) Information Security
5 2 (4.88%) Line Management
5 2 (4.88%) People Management
5 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.88%) Process Improvement
5 2 (4.88%) Project Management
5 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.88%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) C
3 1 (2.44%) Perl
3 1 (2.44%) Python
3 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (24.39%) CCNP
1 10 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (19.51%) CCNA
3 6 (14.63%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (12.20%) CCDA
4 5 (12.20%) CCIE
5 4 (9.76%) MCSE
5 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.88%) CCA
6 2 (4.88%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.44%) JNCIA
7 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.88%) Docker
4 2 (4.88%) vCloud
4 2 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.88%) VMware GSX
4 2 (4.88%) VMware Server
4 2 (4.88%) vSphere
4 2 (4.88%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Puppet
1 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (2.44%) OpenView
2 1 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (51.22%) Cisco
2 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.95%) Citrix
3 9 (21.95%) VMware
4 5 (12.20%) CheckPoint
5 4 (9.76%) F5
6 3 (7.32%) HP
6 3 (7.32%) Juniper
6 3 (7.32%) Novell
7 2 (4.88%) EMC
7 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.44%) Avaya
8 1 (2.44%) BT
8 1 (2.44%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (2.44%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.44%) Mitel
8 1 (2.44%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.44%) Riverbed
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