Period
to 26 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 26 May 2020 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 65 114 143
Rank change year-on-year +49 +29 -30
Contract jobs citing WAN 58 81 62
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.69% 1.81% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.35% 15.25% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 51 38
Median daily rate £325 £410 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.73% +13.89% -10.00%
10th Percentile £217 £213 £213
90th Percentile £523 £525 £666
England median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 6
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.58 £14.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.11% -12.49% +14.95%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £12.44
90th Percentile £19.50 £17.38 £19.07
England median hourly rate £28.41 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +62.31% - +4.38%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 316 531 624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.68% 11.86% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 364 437
Median daily rate £375 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +9.09% -1.79%
10th Percentile £184 £244 £240
90th Percentile £601 £584 £575
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 37 31
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -4.32% -3.28%
10th Percentile £10.73 £10.65 £12.50
90th Percentile £27.10 £19.65 £46.25
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.50%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Yorkshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WAN in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for WAN in Yorkshire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WAN in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WAN in Yorkshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WAN in Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for WAN in Yorkshire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 26 May 2020. 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
North Yorkshire +26 32 £325 -9.72% 1
West Yorkshire +21 21 £494 +9.72% 3
South Yorkshire +28 5 £300 +15.38% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 54 (93.10%) LAN
2 38 (65.52%) Cisco
3 35 (60.34%) Firewall
4 24 (41.38%) Data Centre
5 18 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (31.03%) MPLS
5 18 (31.03%) Wi-Fi
6 17 (29.31%) VPN
7 15 (25.86%) Microsoft
7 15 (25.86%) Azure
8 14 (24.14%) FortiGate
8 14 (24.14%) OSPF
8 14 (24.14%) BGP
9 13 (22.41%) Network Security
10 12 (20.69%) Juniper
10 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
10 12 (20.69%) Citrix
10 12 (20.69%) Network Design
11 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
11 11 (18.97%) CCNP
11 11 (18.97%) Windows
11 11 (18.97%) DMZ
11 11 (18.97%) SaaS
11 11 (18.97%) PaaS
11 11 (18.97%) IaaS
11 11 (18.97%) Vulnerability Management
12 10 (17.24%) Private Cloud
12 10 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (17.24%) Wireless
13 9 (15.52%) VMware

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (6.90%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.72%) CMS
2 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (6.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.86%) Azure
2 11 (18.97%) IaaS
2 11 (18.97%) PaaS
2 11 (18.97%) SaaS
3 6 (10.34%) Office 365
4 3 (5.17%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.72%) AWS
6 1 (1.72%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 54 (93.10%) LAN
2 35 (60.34%) Firewall
3 18 (31.03%) MPLS
3 18 (31.03%) Wi-Fi
4 17 (29.31%) VPN
5 14 (24.14%) BGP
5 14 (24.14%) OSPF
6 13 (22.41%) Network Security
7 12 (20.69%) TCP/IP
8 11 (18.97%) DMZ
9 10 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (17.24%) Wireless
10 8 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (13.79%) WLAN
11 6 (10.34%) DHCP
11 6 (10.34%) DNS
12 5 (8.62%) BIG-IP
12 5 (8.62%) IPv4
12 5 (8.62%) IPv6
12 5 (8.62%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.72%) Law
2 1 (1.72%) Local Government
2 1 (1.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (46.55%) Network Engineer
2 17 (29.31%) Cisco Engineer
3 15 (25.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Technical Leader
5 5 (8.62%) Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Project Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) LAN Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) WAN Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) IT Support
7 3 (5.17%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Network Support
7 3 (5.17%) Network Support Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (41.38%) Data Centre
2 10 (17.24%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) CESG
3 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.72%) iPad
3 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.97%) Windows
2 7 (12.07%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.72%) Android
5 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.72%) Linux
5 1 (1.72%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) Network Design
2 11 (18.97%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (10.34%) ITIL
4 6 (10.34%) SIEM
5 5 (8.62%) Project Management
5 5 (8.62%) Strategic Roadmap
6 4 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (6.90%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (5.17%) DevOps
7 3 (5.17%) Information Assurance
7 3 (5.17%) Migration
7 3 (5.17%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (5.17%) Presales
7 3 (5.17%) Project Delivery
8 2 (3.45%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.45%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.45%) Service Management
8 2 (3.45%) Supplier Management
8 2 (3.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (18.97%) CCNP
3 9 (15.52%) CCNA
4 2 (3.45%) CCIE
4 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.72%) MCSE
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) COBIT
2 1 (1.72%) HAZOP
System Software
1 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.17%) vCloud
4 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (24.14%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.17%) Puppet
2 3 (5.17%) Terraform
3 2 (3.45%) Ansible
Vendors
1 38 (65.52%) Cisco
2 15 (25.86%) Microsoft
3 12 (20.69%) Citrix
3 12 (20.69%) Juniper
4 9 (15.52%) VMware
5 8 (13.79%) CheckPoint
6 5 (8.62%) Huawei
6 5 (8.62%) Meraki
6 5 (8.62%) Palo Alto
7 4 (6.90%) Aruba
8 3 (5.17%) Fortinet
8 3 (5.17%) NETGEAR
9 2 (3.45%) Avaya
9 2 (3.45%) BT
9 2 (3.45%) Ekahau
9 2 (3.45%) Ericsson
9 2 (3.45%) F5
9 2 (3.45%) Google
10 1 (1.72%) D-Link
10 1 (1.72%) Ruckus Wireless