Period
to 18 September 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 134 90
Rank change year-on-year +50 -44 +32
Contract jobs citing WAN 90 71 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.23% 1.41% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.67% 11.09% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 44 70
Yorkshire median daily rate £355 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.94% +10.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £193 £213 £202
90th Percentile £483 £671 £473
England median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 8
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £24.50 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.69% +72.54% +3.80%
10th Percentile £14.40 £15.50 £13.62
90th Percentile £17.41 £34.30 £25.90
England median hourly rate £17.53 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -18.49% +22.86% -12.50%

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 482 640 632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 11.92% 12.74% 15.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 419 350
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £417 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.07% +4.25% -
10th Percentile £192 £239 £197
90th Percentile £575 £575 £528
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 45 33
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +19.72% +1.43%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.70 £10.15
90th Percentile £42.50 £31.95 £33.83
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.18
% change year-on-year +25.60% +10.01% -27.28%

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 2019.

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
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 2019. 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 +52 51 £388 -8.82% 19
South Yorkshire -13 21 £260 -30.67% 12
North Yorkshire -2 9 £360 -10.13% 10
East Yorkshire - 4 £215 - 3
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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 61 (67.78%) LAN
2 42 (46.67%) Cisco
3 37 (41.11%) Firewall
4 29 (32.22%) Windows
5 25 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (26.67%) Active Directory
7 22 (24.44%) Microsoft
8 18 (20.00%) Data Centre
8 18 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 17 (18.89%) Azure
9 17 (18.89%) Office 365
10 16 (17.78%) CCNP
10 16 (17.78%) CCNA
10 16 (17.78%) Windows 10
11 15 (16.67%) ITIL
12 13 (14.44%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (13.33%) F5
13 12 (13.33%) Network Security
14 11 (12.22%) QA
14 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Office
14 11 (12.22%) VoIP
14 11 (12.22%) VPN
14 11 (12.22%) DNS
14 11 (12.22%) Firmware
14 11 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
15 10 (11.11%) CheckPoint
15 10 (11.11%) Internet
15 10 (11.11%) Windows 7
15 10 (11.11%) Smart Meter

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 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.22%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.89%) Azure
1 17 (18.89%) Office 365
2 8 (8.89%) AWS
3 3 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 61 (67.78%) LAN
2 37 (41.11%) Firewall
3 13 (14.44%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (13.33%) Network Security
5 11 (12.22%) DNS
5 11 (12.22%) VoIP
5 11 (12.22%) VPN
6 10 (11.11%) Internet
7 9 (10.00%) MPLS
7 9 (10.00%) Wireless
8 8 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (7.78%) TCP/IP
10 6 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (6.67%) DHCP
10 6 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (6.67%) VLAN
10 6 (6.67%) WLAN
11 5 (5.56%) BGP
11 5 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (5.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (5.56%) Local Government
1 5 (5.56%) Retail
2 2 (2.22%) Finance
3 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.11%) Marketing
3 1 (1.11%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (31.11%) Network Engineer
2 19 (21.11%) Analyst
3 9 (10.00%) Architect
3 9 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (8.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (8.89%) Test Analyst
5 7 (7.78%) Network Architect
6 6 (6.67%) Business Analyst
7 5 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Network Specialist
8 4 (4.44%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) WAN Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (3.33%) IT Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) LAN Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Network Manager
9 3 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.11%) LAMP
1 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (11.11%) Smart Meter
4 5 (5.56%) Clustering
4 5 (5.56%) Driving Licence
4 5 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.44%) Private Cloud
5 4 (4.44%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (3.33%) Replication
7 1 (1.11%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (1.11%) CESG
7 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.11%) iPad
7 1 (1.11%) iPhone
7 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (32.22%) Windows
2 18 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 16 (17.78%) Windows 10
4 10 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 9 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (8.89%) Linux
7 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.33%) Unix
9 3 (3.33%) Windows 2000
9 3 (3.33%) Windows NT
10 2 (2.22%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.22%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.22%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.11%) CentOS
11 1 (1.11%) Debian
11 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.67%) ITIL
2 10 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (10.00%) Scenario Testing
4 8 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (8.89%) Load Balancing
5 7 (7.78%) Incident Management
5 7 (7.78%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (6.67%) Patch Management
6 6 (6.67%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.56%) Change Management
7 5 (5.56%) Migration
7 5 (5.56%) Network Architecture
7 5 (5.56%) Network Design
7 5 (5.56%) Service Management
7 5 (5.56%) Test Scripting
8 4 (4.44%) Information Security
8 4 (4.44%) ITSM
9 3 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.33%) Project Management
9 3 (3.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.44%) SQL
2 1 (1.11%) C
2 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (17.78%) CCNA
2 16 (17.78%) CCNP
3 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.44%) CCDA
4 4 (4.44%) CCIE
5 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.22%) Degree
7 1 (1.11%) CCDP
7 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.11%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.11%) MCSA
7 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.22%) QA
2 7 (7.78%) SLA
3 1 (1.11%) COBIT
3 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.11%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.22%) Firmware
3 7 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.44%) XenApp
5 3 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.33%) vSphere
6 2 (2.22%) iptables
7 1 (1.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.33%) SCCM
2 3 (3.33%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (3.33%) WSUS
3 2 (2.22%) HAProxy
3 2 (2.22%) Nagios
4 1 (1.11%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.11%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.11%) SCOM
4 1 (1.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 42 (46.67%) Cisco
2 22 (24.44%) Microsoft
3 12 (13.33%) F5
4 10 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 9 (10.00%) VMware
6 8 (8.89%) Palo Alto
7 6 (6.67%) HP
7 6 (6.67%) Juniper
8 5 (5.56%) Citrix
8 5 (5.56%) Riverbed
9 4 (4.44%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.44%) Veeam
10 3 (3.33%) Dell
10 3 (3.33%) Fortinet
10 3 (3.33%) Meraki
11 2 (2.22%) Adobe
11 2 (2.22%) Aerohive Networks
11 2 (2.22%) Asigra
11 2 (2.22%) ConnectWise
11 2 (2.22%) Sophos