Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 94 117
Rank change year-on-year -37 +23 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 31 63 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.91% 2.11% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.93% 15.75% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 41 27
West Yorkshire median daily rate £344 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £163
90th Percentile £475 £480 £443
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £335
% change year-on-year +6.67% +11.94% +16.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £32.50 £14.20 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.87% -26.23% +54.00%
10th Percentile £17.05 £13.18 £13.98
90th Percentile £35.95 £15.38 £23.93
Yorkshire median hourly rate £32.50 £16.00 £13.69
% change year-on-year +103.13% +16.87% +9.52%

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 391 400 468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 11.47% 13.43% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 224 276
West Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £298 £200 £249
90th Percentile £588 £543 £554
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 22 18
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.20 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.92% +5.19% -12.08%
10th Percentile £11.13 £9.33 £10.20
90th Percentile £25.13 £25.45 £22.18
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year +10.92% +1.43% +7.69%

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 13 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 13 November 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 -17 23 £425 +3.03% 21
Bradford -9 4 £214 -31.60% 4
Todmorden - 2 - -
Halifax -4 1 £363 +81.25% 1
Wakefield -5 1 £110 -61.74% 6
WAN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 25 (80.65%) LAN
2 20 (64.52%) Cisco
3 15 (48.39%) Firewall
4 14 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (38.71%) CCNP
5 12 (38.71%) DNS
6 11 (35.48%) ITIL
6 11 (35.48%) CheckPoint
6 11 (35.48%) VPN
7 10 (32.26%) OSPF
8 9 (29.03%) BGP
8 9 (29.03%) MPLS
8 9 (29.03%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (25.81%) Retail
9 8 (25.81%) VoIP
10 7 (22.58%) Degree
10 7 (22.58%) F5
11 6 (19.35%) High Availability
11 6 (19.35%) Load Balancing
11 6 (19.35%) Network Design
11 6 (19.35%) Fortinet
11 6 (19.35%) Change Management
11 6 (19.35%) Finance
11 6 (19.35%) CCIE
11 6 (19.35%) Collaborative Working
12 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
12 5 (16.13%) Translating Business Requirements
12 5 (16.13%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (16.13%) CCNA
12 5 (16.13%) Service Management

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 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
1 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.68%) IaaS
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.68%) PaaS
1 3 (9.68%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (80.65%) LAN
2 15 (48.39%) Firewall
3 12 (38.71%) DNS
4 11 (35.48%) VPN
5 10 (32.26%) OSPF
6 9 (29.03%) BGP
6 9 (29.03%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (29.03%) MPLS
7 8 (25.81%) VoIP
8 5 (16.13%) Network Security
8 5 (16.13%) Wireless
9 4 (12.90%) Cisco Wireless
9 4 (12.90%) Internet
9 4 (12.90%) Intranet
9 4 (12.90%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (12.90%) WLAN
10 3 (9.68%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (9.68%) DHCP
10 3 (9.68%) SSL
10 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (25.81%) Retail
2 6 (19.35%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (58.06%) Network Engineer
2 7 (22.58%) Analyst
3 6 (19.35%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Network Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Cisco Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Cisco Network Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Senior Network Architect
5 2 (6.45%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Windows
1 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
1 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Change Management
2 6 (19.35%) Collaborative Working
2 6 (19.35%) High Availability
2 6 (19.35%) Load Balancing
2 6 (19.35%) Network Design
3 5 (16.13%) Mentoring
3 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
3 5 (16.13%) Service Management
3 5 (16.13%) Translating Business Requirements
4 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
4 3 (9.68%) Network Architecture
4 3 (9.68%) Service Design
5 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.45%) CAD
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.45%) Storage Management
5 2 (6.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (38.71%) CCNP
3 7 (22.58%) Degree
4 6 (19.35%) CCIE
5 5 (16.13%) CCNA
5 5 (16.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (9.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (6.45%) CCDP
7 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.23%) CCIP
8 1 (3.23%) CCSA
8 1 (3.23%) CCSE
8 1 (3.23%) CCSP
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (6.45%) SCSM
2 2 (6.45%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.23%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Cisco
2 11 (35.48%) CheckPoint
3 7 (22.58%) F5
4 6 (19.35%) Fortinet
5 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.68%) VMware
7 2 (6.45%) Citrix
7 2 (6.45%) HP
7 2 (6.45%) Juniper
7 2 (6.45%) Lotus
7 2 (6.45%) Meraki
7 2 (6.45%) Palo Alto
7 2 (6.45%) ServiceNow
7 2 (6.45%) Trend Micro
8 1 (3.23%) Aruba
8 1 (3.23%) Dell
8 1 (3.23%) EMC
8 1 (3.23%) SonicWALL
8 1 (3.23%) Splunk
8 1 (3.23%) Veeam