Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 93 119
Rank change year-on-year -49 +26 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 26 62 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.77% 2.20% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.20% 15.74% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 43 35
West Yorkshire median daily rate £556 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.33% +8.70% -1.43%
10th Percentile £298 £269 £214
90th Percentile £689 £473 £438
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +10.00% +15.38% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £24.50 £14.20 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.54% -13.94% +7.46%
10th Percentile £15.50 £12.98 £11.95
90th Percentile £34.30 £14.30 £21.85
Yorkshire median hourly rate £24.50 £14.20 £13.70
% change year-on-year +72.54% +3.65% -5.04%

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 361 394 504
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 10.68% 13.97% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 207 309
West Yorkshire median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £263
90th Percentile £613 £543 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -1.19% +5.00% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 22
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.20 £11.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.61% +19.58% -32.14%
10th Percentile £12.70 £9.40 £10.20
90th Percentile £31.95 £37.43 £16.61
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.77 £14.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year +25.11% +1.43% -8.82%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -39 24 £625 +66.67% 19
Todmorden - 1 - - 1
Halifax - 1 £325 - 1
WAN
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 19 (73.08%) LAN
2 18 (69.23%) Cisco
2 18 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (61.54%) CCNP
4 15 (57.69%) MPLS
5 11 (42.31%) Network Design
6 10 (38.46%) F5
6 10 (38.46%) VPN
7 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
7 9 (34.62%) CCNA
7 9 (34.62%) High Availability
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
10 6 (23.08%) Wireless
10 6 (23.08%) Juniper
10 6 (23.08%) VoIP
11 5 (19.23%) ITIL
11 5 (19.23%) DNS
11 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
11 5 (19.23%) CCIP
11 5 (19.23%) VMware
11 5 (19.23%) CCSP
11 5 (19.23%) CCDE
11 5 (19.23%) Network Virtualisation
12 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
12 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
12 4 (15.38%) Finance
12 4 (15.38%) Degree
12 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (15.38%) Mentoring

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 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (73.08%) LAN
2 15 (57.69%) MPLS
3 10 (38.46%) VPN
4 6 (23.08%) VoIP
4 6 (23.08%) Wireless
5 5 (19.23%) DNS
6 4 (15.38%) BGP
6 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (15.38%) OSPF
7 3 (11.54%) Firewall
7 3 (11.54%) Network Security
8 2 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (7.69%) SSL
8 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
9 1 (3.85%) DHCP
9 1 (3.85%) DMVPN
9 1 (3.85%) FTP
9 1 (3.85%) HSRP
9 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
9 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Network Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Network Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Enterprise Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Project Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) IT Support
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (3.85%) IT Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) IT Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) LAN Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Network Design Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Network Implementation Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
1 4 (15.38%) Windows Server
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Network Design
2 9 (34.62%) High Availability
3 5 (19.23%) ITIL
3 5 (19.23%) Network Virtualisation
4 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 3 (11.54%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (11.54%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (11.54%) Translating Business Requirements
6 2 (7.69%) Change Management
6 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.69%) Service Design
6 2 (7.69%) Service Management
7 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
7 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (61.54%) CCNP
3 9 (34.62%) CCNA
4 5 (19.23%) CCDE
4 5 (19.23%) CCIP
4 5 (19.23%) CCSP
5 4 (15.38%) Degree
6 3 (11.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
6 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
7 2 (7.69%) CCIE
8 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.85%) CCDP
8 1 (3.85%) CCSA
8 1 (3.85%) CCSE
8 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) SCSM
2 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) Cisco
2 10 (38.46%) F5
3 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
4 6 (23.08%) Juniper
5 5 (19.23%) CheckPoint
5 5 (19.23%) VMware
6 3 (11.54%) Civica
7 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.85%) Citrix
8 1 (3.85%) CommVault
8 1 (3.85%) Dell
8 1 (3.85%) EMC
8 1 (3.85%) Lotus
8 1 (3.85%) Mercator
8 1 (3.85%) NetApp
8 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.85%) Splunk
8 1 (3.85%) Trend Micro