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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / Yorkshire
Rank 95 88 75
Rank change year-on-year -7 -13  
Contract jobs citing WAN 32 55 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.48% 1.94% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.82% 14.86% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 38 50
Median daily rate £420 £300 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.88% +7.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £533 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
Median hourly rate £11.88 £19.00 £12.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.48% +52.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £11.70 £11.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £21.08 £12.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -31.88% -10.00%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 326 370 395
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 15.09% 13.03% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 208 266
Median daily rate £425 £375 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +22.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £192 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 23
Median hourly rate £17.39 £18.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.38% +7.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.99 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £40.50 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Yorkshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Yorkshire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Yorkshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN in Yorkshire.

Contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -10 18 £400 +28.00% 10
South Yorkshire 0 10 £513 +184.72% 3
North Yorkshire +4 4 £375 +25.00% 4
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 57 (82.61%) LAN
2 39 (56.52%) Cisco
3 25 (36.23%) Active Directory
3 25 (36.23%) Windows
4 24 (34.78%) ITIL
4 24 (34.78%) Firewall
5 21 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 17 (24.64%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (20.29%) CCNP
7 14 (20.29%) CCNA
8 13 (18.84%) Citrix
8 13 (18.84%) Wireless
8 13 (18.84%) VMware
8 13 (18.84%) Network Security
8 13 (18.84%) F5
8 13 (18.84%) Cisco Nexus
8 13 (18.84%) Windows Server
9 12 (17.39%) VPN
9 12 (17.39%) DNS
10 11 (15.94%) DHCP
10 11 (15.94%) SQL
10 11 (15.94%) VoIP
10 11 (15.94%) CheckPoint
10 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (14.49%) BGP
11 10 (14.49%) Finance
12 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
12 9 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (11.59%) IP Telephony
13 8 (11.59%) MS Exchange

WAN
Top Related 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 8 (11.59%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.45%) Apache
4 1 (1.45%) DataSynapse
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) IIS
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Office 365
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) IaaS
3 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (82.61%) LAN
2 24 (34.78%) Firewall
3 13 (18.84%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (18.84%) Network Security
3 13 (18.84%) Wireless
4 12 (17.39%) DNS
4 12 (17.39%) VPN
5 11 (15.94%) DHCP
5 11 (15.94%) VoIP
6 10 (14.49%) BGP
7 9 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (11.59%) IP Telephony
9 7 (10.14%) EIGRP
9 7 (10.14%) OSPF
10 6 (8.70%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (7.25%) MPLS
11 5 (7.25%) SAN
11 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
12 4 (5.80%) IPsec
12 4 (5.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.45%) HBase
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
2 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Network Engineer
2 7 (10.14%) Infrastructure Manager
2 7 (10.14%) Support Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Architect
3 6 (8.70%) Network Specialist
4 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (7.25%) Consultant
5 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Network Consultant
5 4 (5.80%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Designer
6 3 (4.35%) Field Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Field Support Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (4.35%) IT Manager
6 3 (4.35%) IT Technician
6 3 (4.35%) Network Architect
6 3 (4.35%) Network Manager
6 3 (4.35%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.45%) HTML
1 1 (1.45%) Middleware
1 1 (1.45%) Rendezvous
1 1 (1.45%) XML
1 1 (1.45%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) Driving Licence
3 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.35%) NHS
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (2.90%) Minimum Viable Product
5 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 25 (36.23%) Windows
2 13 (18.84%) Windows Server
3 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (10.14%) Linux
5 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.35%) Unix
6 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.35%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.90%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.90%) Windows Phone
7 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.45%) Solaris
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) ITIL
2 8 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (10.14%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (7.25%) Change Control
4 5 (7.25%) Incident Management
4 5 (7.25%) Load Balancing
4 5 (7.25%) Migration
4 5 (7.25%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.80%) Line Management
5 4 (5.80%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (4.35%) DevOps
6 3 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.35%) Project Management
6 3 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.90%) Security Architecture
7 2 (2.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.94%) SQL
2 3 (4.35%) C
3 1 (1.45%) Java
3 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.45%) Perl
3 1 (1.45%) Python
3 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (24.64%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (20.29%) CCNA
2 14 (20.29%) CCNP
3 6 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (7.25%) CCDA
4 5 (7.25%) CCIE
5 4 (5.80%) MCSE
5 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.90%) CCA
6 2 (2.90%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.45%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (36.23%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.80%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.35%) vSphere
5 2 (2.90%) Docker
5 2 (2.90%) vCloud
5 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.90%) VMware GSX
5 2 (2.90%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.45%) KVM
6 1 (1.45%) NFS
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.45%) SRDF
6 1 (1.45%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (4.35%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (2.90%) Puppet
2 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.45%) OpenView
3 1 (1.45%) SCCM
3 1 (1.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 39 (56.52%) Cisco
2 21 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 13 (18.84%) Citrix
3 13 (18.84%) F5
3 13 (18.84%) VMware
4 11 (15.94%) CheckPoint
5 7 (10.14%) Infoblox
6 5 (7.25%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.80%) HP
8 3 (4.35%) Brocade
8 3 (4.35%) EMC
8 3 (4.35%) Juniper
8 3 (4.35%) Novell
8 3 (4.35%) Red Box
9 2 (2.90%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.45%) Extreme Networks
10 1 (1.45%) Mitel
10 1 (1.45%) NetApp
10 1 (1.45%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.45%) Sourcefire
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