Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 103 117
Rank change year-on-year -23 +14 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 37 45 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.08% 1.62% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.08% 11.87% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 36 41
West Yorkshire median daily rate £394 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +15.38% -8.77%
10th Percentile £226 £272 £199
90th Percentile £688 £438 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £360 £400 £311
% change year-on-year -10.00% +28.51% +9.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £11.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -31.82% +39.18%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.63 £11.95
90th Percentile £14.89 £11.88 £21.85
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.38 £12.51 £18.00
% change year-on-year +14.95% -30.53% +44.84%

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 334 379 473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 9.77% 13.67% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 212 304
West Yorkshire median daily rate £440 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £270
90th Percentile £588 £549 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -1.79% +5.00% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 21
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.83 £19.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.97% +58.33% -40.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.71 £10.20
90th Percentile £35.63 £36.63 £22.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.20 £16.75 £13.60
% change year-on-year -3.28% +23.21% -22.31%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -20 30 £406 +16.07% 12
Pontefract - 4 - -
Halifax 0 2 £313 +17.92%
Wakefield +1 1 - - 4
WAN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 29 (78.38%) LAN
2 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
3 16 (43.24%) Cisco
4 15 (40.54%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (35.14%) CCNP
6 12 (32.43%) MPLS
7 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (21.62%) Network Design
8 8 (21.62%) CCNA
8 8 (21.62%) VPN
8 8 (21.62%) Windows
8 8 (21.62%) F5
8 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
9 7 (18.92%) VoIP
9 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
9 7 (18.92%) Finance
10 6 (16.22%) Wireless
10 6 (16.22%) Windows Vista
10 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
10 6 (16.22%) Linux
10 6 (16.22%) Unix
10 6 (16.22%) Juniper
10 6 (16.22%) High Availability
11 5 (13.51%) Network Virtualisation
11 5 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (13.51%) NHS
11 5 (13.51%) Project Management
11 5 (13.51%) CCIP
11 5 (13.51%) CCSP
11 5 (13.51%) CCDE

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 4 (10.81%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (78.38%) LAN
2 12 (32.43%) MPLS
3 8 (21.62%) VPN
4 7 (18.92%) VoIP
5 6 (16.22%) Wireless
6 4 (10.81%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (10.81%) IP Telephony
6 4 (10.81%) Skype
7 3 (8.11%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (8.11%) Firewall
7 3 (8.11%) Network Security
7 3 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (5.41%) BGP
8 2 (5.41%) NAS
8 2 (5.41%) OSPF
8 2 (5.41%) SAN
8 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.70%) IPsec
9 1 (2.70%) SSH
9 1 (2.70%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) MySQL
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Legal
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Network Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Project Manager
3 6 (16.22%) Architect
4 5 (13.51%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (10.81%) Active Directory Support
5 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Network Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Service Desk Support
5 4 (10.81%) Telephony Support
6 3 (8.11%) Project Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (5.41%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Project Manager
8 1 (2.70%) Health and Safety Manager
8 1 (2.70%) LAN Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.51%) NHS
3 4 (10.81%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Linux
2 6 (16.22%) Unix
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Vista
2 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
3 4 (10.81%) Windows 2000
3 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.41%) AIX
4 2 (5.41%) Debian
4 2 (5.41%) HPUX
4 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Solaris
4 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Network Design
2 6 (16.22%) High Availability
3 5 (13.51%) Network Virtualisation
3 5 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (13.51%) Project Management
4 4 (10.81%) Data Protection
4 4 (10.81%) Feasibility Study
4 4 (10.81%) Information Security
4 4 (10.81%) ITIL
4 4 (10.81%) Performance Management
4 4 (10.81%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.81%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.11%) Budget Control
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (5.41%) Break/Fix
6 2 (5.41%) Change Management
6 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.41%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (5.41%) DevOps
6 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) Bash Shell
1 2 (5.41%) Python
1 2 (5.41%) Ruby
1 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (40.54%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (35.14%) CCNP
3 8 (21.62%) CCNA
4 5 (13.51%) CCDE
4 5 (13.51%) CCIP
4 5 (13.51%) CCSP
5 4 (10.81%) HNC
5 4 (10.81%) MCP
5 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
6 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.70%) CCSA
7 1 (2.70%) CCSE
7 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) PCI DSS
1 2 (5.41%) PMO
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Ansible
1 2 (5.41%) Cobbler
1 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.41%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft
2 16 (43.24%) Cisco
3 8 (21.62%) F5
4 6 (16.22%) Juniper
5 3 (8.11%) Civica
5 3 (8.11%) VMware
6 2 (5.41%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.41%) Google
6 2 (5.41%) Oracle
6 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.70%) Arista
7 1 (2.70%) Capita
7 1 (2.70%) CommVault
7 1 (2.70%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.70%) Mercator
7 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds