Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 121 125
Rank change year-on-year +8 +4 -20
Contract jobs citing WAN 86 66 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.78% 1.49% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.29% 11.09% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 38 44
Yorkshire median daily rate £369 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.22% +18.46% +8.33%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £163
90th Percentile £525 £489 £443
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 10
Yorkshire median hourly rate £11.16 £14.70 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.08% +7.30% -2.14%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.54 £11.72
90th Percentile £19.25 £28.90 £19.83
England median hourly rate £23.33 £17.38 £21.25
% change year-on-year +34.24% -18.24% +8.97%

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 647 595 727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 13.40% 13.46% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 373 430
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £281 £170 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £551
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 40 40
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.30 £14.65 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.44% -12.54% +28.85%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.99 £11.81
90th Percentile £21.88 £39.48 £35.88
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

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 19 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 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 +14 54 £425 +21.43% 41
South Yorkshire -5 19 £340 +13.33% 7
North Yorkshire -6 7 £413 +3.13% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 72 (83.72%) LAN
2 56 (65.12%) Cisco
3 46 (53.49%) Firewall
4 31 (36.05%) OSPF
5 30 (34.88%) BGP
5 30 (34.88%) CheckPoint
6 29 (33.72%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (32.56%) MPLS
8 27 (31.40%) CCNP
9 25 (29.07%) VPN
10 24 (27.91%) DNS
11 22 (25.58%) Active Directory
11 22 (25.58%) VoIP
12 21 (24.42%) Windows
12 21 (24.42%) Microsoft
12 21 (24.42%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (22.09%) Microsoft Azure
14 18 (20.93%) Amazon AWS
14 18 (20.93%) F5
14 18 (20.93%) ITIL
15 17 (19.77%) Finance
16 16 (18.60%) Load Balancing
17 14 (16.28%) Windows Server
18 13 (15.12%) Wi-Fi
18 13 (15.12%) CCIE
19 12 (13.95%) Cisco IOS
19 12 (13.95%) NX-OS
20 11 (12.79%) High Availability
20 11 (12.79%) WLAN
21 10 (11.63%) 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 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
1 3 (3.49%) WebSphere
1 3 (3.49%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.16%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (20.93%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (9.30%) IaaS
3 8 (9.30%) PaaS
4 7 (8.14%) SaaS
5 5 (5.81%) Office 365
6 3 (3.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 72 (83.72%) LAN
2 46 (53.49%) Firewall
3 31 (36.05%) OSPF
4 30 (34.88%) BGP
5 28 (32.56%) MPLS
6 25 (29.07%) VPN
7 24 (27.91%) DNS
8 22 (25.58%) VoIP
9 21 (24.42%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (15.12%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (13.95%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (13.95%) NX-OS
12 11 (12.79%) WLAN
13 9 (10.47%) Network Security
14 8 (9.30%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (9.30%) EIGRP
14 8 (9.30%) TCP/IP
14 8 (9.30%) VLAN
14 8 (9.30%) VPLS
15 7 (8.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.49%) Hadoop
1 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (19.77%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Local Government
3 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (48.84%) Network Engineer
2 14 (16.28%) Analyst
3 13 (15.12%) Senior Network Engineer
4 7 (8.14%) Architect
4 7 (8.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (8.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (8.14%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.98%) 1st Line Support
5 6 (6.98%) Network Analyst
5 6 (6.98%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (6.98%) Security Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.65%) Network Architect
7 4 (4.65%) WAN Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Cisco Design Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.49%) Junior Project Manager
8 3 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.49%) HTML
1 3 (3.49%) Middleware
1 3 (3.49%) XML
1 3 (3.49%) XSLT
2 1 (1.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.98%) NHS
3 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.65%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.49%) Clustering
5 2 (2.33%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.16%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.42%) Windows
2 14 (16.28%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.81%) Linux
5 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.65%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.49%) Solaris
6 3 (3.49%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.49%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.33%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.16%) Android
8 1 (1.16%) VMS
8 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.93%) ITIL
2 16 (18.60%) Load Balancing
3 11 (12.79%) High Availability
4 10 (11.63%) Collaborative Working
5 9 (10.47%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (10.47%) Network Architecture
5 9 (10.47%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (10.47%) Service Delivery
5 9 (10.47%) Translating Business Requirements
6 8 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (9.30%) Change Management
6 8 (9.30%) Computer Science
6 8 (9.30%) Network Design
7 7 (8.14%) Business Continuity
7 7 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (8.14%) Project Management
8 6 (6.98%) Mentoring
9 5 (5.81%) Service Management
9 5 (5.81%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.81%) SQL
2 3 (3.49%) Java
2 3 (3.49%) JavaScript
2 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.16%) Perl
3 1 (1.16%) Python
3 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (33.72%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (31.40%) CCNP
3 13 (15.12%) CCIE
4 9 (10.47%) CCNA
4 9 (10.47%) Degree
5 8 (9.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
6 6 (6.98%) Security Cleared
7 4 (4.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (3.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (2.33%) CCDP
9 2 (2.33%) DBS Check
9 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.16%) CCSA
10 1 (1.16%) CCSE
10 1 (1.16%) MCDST
10 1 (1.16%) MCP
10 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (25.58%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.14%) Firmware
2 7 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.65%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (4.65%) Xen
4 3 (3.49%) NFS
4 3 (3.49%) SRDF
4 3 (3.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (9.30%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (4.65%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (2.33%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.33%) SCCM
4 1 (1.16%) Puppet
4 1 (1.16%) SCSM
4 1 (1.16%) Terraform
4 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (65.12%) Cisco
2 30 (34.88%) CheckPoint
3 21 (24.42%) Microsoft
4 18 (20.93%) F5
5 8 (9.30%) VMware
6 6 (6.98%) Fortinet
7 5 (5.81%) Citrix
8 4 (4.65%) CA
9 3 (3.49%) EMC
9 3 (3.49%) Google
9 3 (3.49%) HP
9 3 (3.49%) Juniper
9 3 (3.49%) MuleSoft
9 3 (3.49%) NetApp
9 3 (3.49%) Oracle
9 3 (3.49%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.33%) Barracuda Networks
10 2 (2.33%) Meraki
10 2 (2.33%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.16%) Trend Micro