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 27 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)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 86 74
Rank change year-on-year +19 -12  
Contract jobs citing WAN 36 34 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.51% 1.66% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.65% 12.88% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 20
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £310 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.34% +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 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 204 264 273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 14.21% 12.87% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 164 161
Median daily rate £375 £425 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +22.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £533 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 15
Median hourly rate £22.00 £15.32 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.60% -56.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.41 £15.50 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +16 28 £350 - 12
Bradford +12 5 £344 -
Wakefield 0 3 £275 +120.00% 2
WAN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 39 (72.22%) LAN
2 28 (51.85%) Windows
3 22 (40.74%) ITIL
4 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
5 16 (29.63%) Firewall
6 15 (27.78%) Cisco
6 15 (27.78%) Active Directory
7 14 (25.93%) Finance
8 13 (24.07%) Wireless
8 13 (24.07%) HTML
9 12 (22.22%) Migration
9 12 (22.22%) Windows Phone
10 11 (20.37%) VMware
10 11 (20.37%) SQL
10 11 (20.37%) Unix
11 10 (18.52%) Windows Server
11 10 (18.52%) VLAN
12 9 (16.67%) Data Centre
12 9 (16.67%) MPLS
12 9 (16.67%) Telecoms
12 9 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
12 9 (16.67%) VPN
12 9 (16.67%) Java
12 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 9 (16.67%) MS Exchange
13 8 (14.81%) GPRS
13 8 (14.81%) GSM
13 8 (14.81%) PHP
13 8 (14.81%) SAP
13 8 (14.81%) VB

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 9 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.26%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) CMS
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (14.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.56%) Office 365
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (72.22%) LAN
2 16 (29.63%) Firewall
3 13 (24.07%) Wireless
4 10 (18.52%) VLAN
5 9 (16.67%) MPLS
5 9 (16.67%) VPN
5 9 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (14.81%) 3G
6 8 (14.81%) GPRS
6 8 (14.81%) GSM
6 8 (14.81%) LTE
6 8 (14.81%) SAN
6 8 (14.81%) SGSN
7 7 (12.96%) BGP
7 7 (12.96%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (12.96%) DNS
8 6 (11.11%) DHCP
8 6 (11.11%) Internet
9 5 (9.26%) EIGRP
10 3 (5.56%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) MS Access
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (25.93%) Finance
2 9 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 8 (14.81%) Electronics
3 8 (14.81%) Manufacturing
3 8 (14.81%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (18.52%) 3rd Line Support
1 10 (18.52%) Infrastructure Manager
2 8 (14.81%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 8 (14.81%) Technical Support
3 7 (12.96%) Analyst
4 6 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 5 (9.26%) Designer
5 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 5 (9.26%) Network Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Project Leader
7 3 (5.56%) Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Manager
7 3 (5.56%) IT Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) HTML
2 5 (9.26%) .NET
2 5 (9.26%) .NET Framework
2 5 (9.26%) jQuery
2 5 (9.26%) XML
3 1 (1.85%) Java EE
3 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.26%) Minimum Viable Product
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.70%) Clustering
4 2 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.70%) FMCG
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.85%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (51.85%) Windows
2 12 (22.22%) Windows Phone
3 11 (20.37%) Unix
4 10 (18.52%) Windows Server
5 8 (14.81%) Android
5 8 (14.81%) Apple iOS
5 8 (14.81%) Mac OS X
6 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (7.41%) Linux
8 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.74%) ITIL
2 12 (22.22%) Migration
3 8 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (14.81%) Digital Marketing
3 8 (14.81%) Programme Management
4 7 (12.96%) Project Management
4 7 (12.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.26%) Change Management
5 5 (9.26%) Data Protection
5 5 (9.26%) Information Governance
5 5 (9.26%) Process Improvement
5 5 (9.26%) Service Design
5 5 (9.26%) Waterfall
5 5 (9.26%) Web Development
6 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.41%) Information Security
6 4 (7.41%) Network Design
7 3 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.37%) SQL
2 9 (16.67%) Java
3 8 (14.81%) PHP
3 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
3 8 (14.81%) VB
4 6 (11.11%) C
5 5 (9.26%) C#
5 5 (9.26%) Delphi
5 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) CCNP
1 8 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.41%) CCNA
2 4 (7.41%) Degree
3 3 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.56%) MCSE
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.85%) CCDA
4 1 (1.85%) CCIE
4 1 (1.85%) MCDST
4 1 (1.85%) MCP
4 1 (1.85%) MCSA
4 1 (1.85%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.26%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (14.81%) AirWatch
2 3 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.70%) SCCM
3 2 (3.70%) SCOM
3 2 (3.70%) WSUS
4 1 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 15 (27.78%) Cisco
3 11 (20.37%) VMware
4 8 (14.81%) MobileIron
4 8 (14.81%) SAP
5 6 (11.11%) Citrix
5 6 (11.11%) HP
6 5 (9.26%) F5
7 4 (7.41%) CheckPoint
8 3 (5.56%) BT
8 3 (5.56%) EMC
8 3 (5.56%) Juniper
9 2 (3.70%) Dell
9 2 (3.70%) EqualLogic
9 2 (3.70%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.70%) Veeam
10 1 (1.85%) Avaya
10 1 (1.85%) Mitel
10 1 (1.85%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.85%) Riverbed
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