Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 103 134
Rank change year-on-year +36 +31 -42
Contract jobs citing WAN 32 79 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.23% 1.91% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.46% 16.32% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 56 44
Median daily rate £400 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.59% -8.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £255 £184 £216
90th Percentile £525 £488 £671
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -34.69% +72.54%
10th Percentile £17.75 £14.12 £15.50
90th Percentile £23.70 £17.39 £34.30
England median hourly rate £26.81 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +53.20% -12.50% +14.70%

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 207 484 648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.41% 11.69% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 334 443
Median daily rate £450 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% -1.19%
10th Percentile £207 £192 £251
90th Percentile £703 £575 £550
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 45
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.11% +26.76%
10th Percentile £17.25 £14.50 £13.80
90th Percentile £35.00 £38.28 £40.10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +10.50%

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 10 August 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 10 August 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 +19 17 £320 +36.17% 2
West Yorkshire +30 13 £475 +18.75% 12
South Yorkshire +23 2 £400 +63.27%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 10 August 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 26 (81.25%) LAN
2 20 (62.50%) Firewall
3 18 (56.25%) Cisco
4 13 (40.63%) VPN
4 13 (40.63%) Data Centre
5 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (25.00%) Windows
6 8 (25.00%) MPLS
6 8 (25.00%) OSPF
6 8 (25.00%) BGP
6 8 (25.00%) Azure
7 7 (21.88%) VMware
7 7 (21.88%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (21.88%) CCNA
8 6 (18.75%) CCNP
8 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 6 (18.75%) Juniper
8 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
8 6 (18.75%) Wireless
8 6 (18.75%) Network Design
8 6 (18.75%) Network Security
9 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (15.63%) SaaS
9 5 (15.63%) PaaS
9 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (15.63%) DMZ
9 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office

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 1 (3.13%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Azure
2 5 (15.63%) IaaS
2 5 (15.63%) PaaS
2 5 (15.63%) SaaS
3 3 (9.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (6.25%) AWS
4 2 (6.25%) Office 365
5 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.13%) Cloudflare
5 1 (3.13%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 26 (81.25%) LAN
2 20 (62.50%) Firewall
3 13 (40.63%) VPN
4 8 (25.00%) BGP
4 8 (25.00%) MPLS
4 8 (25.00%) OSPF
5 7 (21.88%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (18.75%) Network Security
6 6 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 6 (18.75%) Wireless
7 5 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (15.63%) DMZ
8 4 (12.50%) IPv4
8 4 (12.50%) IPv6
9 3 (9.38%) BIG-IP
9 3 (9.38%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (9.38%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (9.38%) IOS XR
9 3 (9.38%) NX-OS
9 3 (9.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.13%) Law
2 1 (3.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Network Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) Project Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Network Systems Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Field Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.13%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Senior Firewall Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (40.63%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Network Design
2 5 (15.63%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (12.50%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (9.38%) DevOps
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL
4 3 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.25%) Patch Management
5 2 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (6.25%) Presales
5 2 (6.25%) Project Management
5 2 (6.25%) Service Management
5 2 (6.25%) SIEM
5 2 (6.25%) Strategic Roadmap
6 1 (3.13%) Architectural Design
6 1 (3.13%) Project Delivery
6 1 (3.13%) Server Management
6 1 (3.13%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (21.88%) CCNA
3 6 (18.75%) CCNP
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.13%) MCSE
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) HAZOP
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) vCloud
4 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) FortiGate
2 3 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (9.38%) Puppet
2 3 (9.38%) Terraform
3 2 (6.25%) Ansible
4 1 (3.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Cisco
2 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.88%) VMware
4 6 (18.75%) CheckPoint
4 6 (18.75%) Juniper
5 5 (15.63%) Citrix
6 4 (12.50%) Aruba
6 4 (12.50%) Meraki
7 3 (9.38%) Fortinet
7 3 (9.38%) Huawei
7 3 (9.38%) NETGEAR
8 2 (6.25%) Avaya
8 2 (6.25%) Dell
8 2 (6.25%) Ericsson
8 2 (6.25%) Palo Alto
9 1 (3.13%) Brocade
9 1 (3.13%) D-Link
9 1 (3.13%) HP
9 1 (3.13%) Nokia
9 1 (3.13%) Polycom