Period
to 18 September 2018

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 18 September 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)
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 88 121
Rank change year-on-year -43 +33 -42
Contract jobs citing WAN 71 99 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.41% 2.38% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.09% 15.66% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 70 60
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +15.38% +18.18%
10th Percentile £213 £202 £163
90th Percentile £671 £473 £526
England median daily rate £400 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 3
Yorkshire median hourly rate £24.50 £14.20 £13.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.54% +3.80% +1.33%
10th Percentile £15.50 £13.62 £13.14
90th Percentile £34.30 £25.90 £13.70
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +14.29%

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 640 632 766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.74% 15.20% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 350 481
Yorkshire median daily rate £417 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £239 £197 £250
90th Percentile £575 £528 £550
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 33 41
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.72% +1.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £12.70 £10.15 £10.20
90th Percentile £31.95 £33.83 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.01% -27.28% +25.00%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

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 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Yorkshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Yorkshire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 September 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
West Yorkshire -48 31 £425 +13.33% 25
South Yorkshire +6 20 £375 -13.79% 3
North Yorkshire -2 18 £400 +18.52% 4
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 58 (81.69%) LAN
2 45 (63.38%) Cisco
3 35 (49.30%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (40.85%) CCNP
5 25 (35.21%) MPLS
5 25 (35.21%) F5
6 23 (32.39%) CCNA
7 20 (28.17%) DNS
7 20 (28.17%) TCP/IP
7 20 (28.17%) CheckPoint
8 19 (26.76%) Firewall
8 19 (26.76%) ITIL
9 18 (25.35%) VPN
9 18 (25.35%) High Availability
10 16 (22.54%) OSPF
11 15 (21.13%) Finance
11 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
12 14 (19.72%) Load Balancing
13 13 (18.31%) Network Design
13 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
13 13 (18.31%) Windows
13 13 (18.31%) Wireless
13 13 (18.31%) BGP
14 12 (16.90%) Translating Business Requirements
14 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
14 12 (16.90%) Windows Server
14 12 (16.90%) Collaborative Working
15 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared
15 11 (15.49%) Juniper
16 10 (14.08%) Active Directory

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 8 (11.27%) Skype for Business
2 5 (7.04%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) Documentum
4 1 (1.41%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.41%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.23%) Office 365
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 58 (81.69%) LAN
2 25 (35.21%) MPLS
3 20 (28.17%) DNS
3 20 (28.17%) TCP/IP
4 19 (26.76%) Firewall
5 18 (25.35%) VPN
6 16 (22.54%) OSPF
7 13 (18.31%) BGP
7 13 (18.31%) Wireless
8 10 (14.08%) VoIP
9 9 (12.68%) Network Security
10 8 (11.27%) DHCP
11 7 (9.86%) Skype
12 6 (8.45%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (8.45%) IPsec
12 6 (8.45%) SSL
13 5 (7.04%) SAN
14 4 (5.63%) FTP
14 4 (5.63%) HTTPS
15 3 (4.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (1.41%) Power BI
General
1 15 (21.13%) Finance
2 9 (12.68%) Telecoms
3 5 (7.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (43.66%) Network Engineer
2 15 (21.13%) Analyst
3 10 (14.08%) Architect
3 10 (14.08%) Network Analyst
4 7 (9.86%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Network Architect
5 6 (8.45%) Security Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Enterprise Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.63%) Senior Network Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Project Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.23%) Tandem
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Digital Signage
4 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.41%) iSeries
4 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.41%) NHS
4 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (18.31%) Windows
2 12 (16.90%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.63%) Linux
4 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
5 1 (1.41%) Solaris
5 1 (1.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.76%) ITIL
2 18 (25.35%) High Availability
3 14 (19.72%) Load Balancing
4 13 (18.31%) Network Design
5 12 (16.90%) Collaborative Working
5 12 (16.90%) Translating Business Requirements
6 9 (12.68%) Mentoring
7 8 (11.27%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (9.86%) Technical Analysis
9 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (8.45%) Project Management
9 6 (8.45%) Service Management
10 5 (7.04%) E-Commerce
10 5 (7.04%) Network Virtualisation
11 4 (5.63%) Change Management
11 4 (5.63%) Service Design
12 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
12 3 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
12 3 (4.23%) Migration
12 3 (4.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.82%) SQL
2 1 (1.41%) Java
2 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (49.30%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (40.85%) CCNP
3 23 (32.39%) CCNA
4 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
5 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared
6 6 (8.45%) Degree
7 5 (7.04%) CCDE
7 5 (7.04%) CCIP
7 5 (7.04%) CCSP
7 5 (7.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (5.63%) CCIE
9 3 (4.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (2.82%) CCDP
10 2 (2.82%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.41%) CCSA
11 1 (1.41%) CCSE
11 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.82%) PMO
2 2 (2.82%) QA
3 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (14.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.82%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.82%) Xen
4 1 (1.41%) KVM
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.41%) NFS
4 1 (1.41%) SRDF
4 1 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.82%) SCCM
2 2 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.41%) SCSM
3 1 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.41%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (63.38%) Cisco
2 25 (35.21%) F5
3 20 (28.17%) CheckPoint
4 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
5 11 (15.49%) Juniper
6 7 (9.86%) VMware
7 6 (8.45%) Barracuda Networks
7 6 (8.45%) SolarWinds
8 5 (7.04%) Citrix
8 5 (7.04%) NetApp
9 4 (5.63%) Palo Alto
10 3 (4.23%) Aruba
10 3 (4.23%) Avaya
10 3 (4.23%) Civica
10 3 (4.23%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.23%) Meraki
11 2 (2.82%) EMC
11 2 (2.82%) Infoblox
11 2 (2.82%) Oracle
11 2 (2.82%) ServiceNow