Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 111 106
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 60 55 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.97% 1.53% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.46% 11.55% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 27 42
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £209 £223 £202
90th Percentile £480 £443 £536
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £338 £294
% change year-on-year +11.11% +14.80% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 13
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £19.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.23% +54.00% -
10th Percentile £13.27 £13.98 £11.00
90th Percentile £15.18 £23.93 £22.28
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.75 £13.69 £13.93
% change year-on-year +7.74% -1.71% +18.03%

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 388 476 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 12.74% 13.22% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 278 343
West Yorkshire median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% +13.72%
10th Percentile £184 £231 £250
90th Percentile £543 £551 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £353
% change year-on-year - +13.31% +8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 39
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.50 £15.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.19% -12.08% -16.13%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.20 £10.50
90th Percentile £25.40 £22.18 £47.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.58 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +4.11% +7.69% -15.76%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 +3 36 £425 +10.97% 10
Pontefract - 9 - -
Wakefield +1 6 £288 +4.55%
Halifax - 5 £200 -
Bradford +10 2 £313 -
WAN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 54 (90.00%) LAN
2 29 (48.33%) Windows
3 21 (35.00%) Information Security
4 17 (28.33%) Unix
5 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 15 (25.00%) VPN
6 15 (25.00%) Linux
6 15 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 15 (25.00%) Marketing
7 14 (23.33%) Firewall
8 13 (21.67%) Finance
9 12 (20.00%) Manufacturing
9 12 (20.00%) Wireless
9 12 (20.00%) Electronics
9 12 (20.00%) Telecoms
9 12 (20.00%) Programme Management
9 12 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (20.00%) Cisco
9 12 (20.00%) Shell Script
9 12 (20.00%) Python
9 12 (20.00%) SAP
9 12 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (20.00%) ETL
9 12 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
9 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (20.00%) Hadoop
9 12 (20.00%) Apache Hive
9 12 (20.00%) MapReduce
9 12 (20.00%) HBase
9 12 (20.00%) Big Data

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 12 (20.00%) Apache Spark
2 9 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (13.33%) OpenStack
4 3 (5.00%) CMS
4 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.00%) GitHub
2 2 (3.33%) Office 365
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 54 (90.00%) LAN
2 15 (25.00%) VPN
3 14 (23.33%) Firewall
4 12 (20.00%) Wireless
5 11 (18.33%) SAN
6 8 (13.33%) 3G
6 8 (13.33%) GPRS
6 8 (13.33%) GSM
6 8 (13.33%) LTE
6 8 (13.33%) SGSN
7 6 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (8.33%) DNS
9 4 (6.67%) DHCP
9 4 (6.67%) MPLS
9 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
10 3 (5.00%) IP Telephony
10 3 (5.00%) iSCSI
10 3 (5.00%) Network Security
11 2 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (1.67%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.00%) Apache Hive
1 12 (20.00%) Big Data
1 12 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 12 (20.00%) HBase
1 12 (20.00%) Impala
1 12 (20.00%) Sqoop
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 15 (25.00%) Marketing
2 13 (21.67%) Finance
3 12 (20.00%) Electronics
3 12 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 12 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.00%) Law
4 3 (5.00%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) Technical Support
2 11 (18.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (13.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 8 (13.33%) Network Engineer
5 7 (11.67%) Service Desk Support
6 6 (10.00%) Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) 2nd Line Technical Support
7 5 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Firewall Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Architect
9 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Senior Manager
9 3 (5.00%) Switch Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.00%) Kafka
1 12 (20.00%) Spark Streaming
2 11 (18.33%) Sensu
3 8 (13.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.67%) Clustering
2 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.33%) FMCG
5 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 29 (48.33%) Windows
2 17 (28.33%) Unix
3 15 (25.00%) Linux
4 9 (15.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (13.33%) Android
5 8 (13.33%) Apple iOS
5 8 (13.33%) Mac OS X
5 8 (13.33%) Windows Phone
5 8 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 7 (11.67%) Windows 2000
6 7 (11.67%) Windows Vista
7 5 (8.33%) Windows Server
8 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.67%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.00%) Information Security
2 12 (20.00%) Analytics
2 12 (20.00%) Big Data Analytics
2 12 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 12 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (20.00%) Data Analytics
2 12 (20.00%) DevOps
2 12 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
2 12 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (20.00%) ETL
2 12 (20.00%) MapReduce
2 12 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 11 (18.33%) Configuration Management
3 11 (18.33%) ITIL
3 11 (18.33%) Service Delivery
4 10 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.33%) Open Source
6 7 (11.67%) Data Protection
6 7 (11.67%) Feasibility Study
6 7 (11.67%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.00%) Python
1 12 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 8 (13.33%) Java
2 8 (13.33%) PHP
2 8 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.33%) VB
3 4 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
1 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (16.67%) MCP
3 8 (13.33%) CCNA
4 7 (11.67%) CCNP
4 7 (11.67%) HNC
5 4 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (6.67%) MCSA
5 4 (6.67%) MCSE
6 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.00%) MCDST
7 1 (1.67%) CCDA
7 1 (1.67%) CCIE
7 1 (1.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (20.00%) Apache Flume
3 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (18.33%) Prometheus
2 8 (13.33%) AirWatch
2 8 (13.33%) Ansible
3 4 (6.67%) SCCM
4 3 (5.00%) WSUS
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.00%) Cisco
2 12 (20.00%) SAP
3 8 (13.33%) MobileIron
4 7 (11.67%) VMware
5 6 (10.00%) F5
6 3 (5.00%) Avaya
6 3 (5.00%) Dell
6 3 (5.00%) HP
7 2 (3.33%) EqualLogic
7 2 (3.33%) SonicWALL
7 2 (3.33%) Veeam
8 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.67%) Citrix
8 1 (1.67%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.67%) NetApp
8 1 (1.67%) Wyse