Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 93 127
Rank change year-on-year -38 +34 -37
Contract jobs citing WAN 70 104 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.41% 2.37% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.95% 15.62% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 67 50
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +11.94% +16.52%
10th Percentile £183 £175 £163
90th Percentile £495 £473 £526
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 6
Yorkshire median hourly rate £32.50 £16.00 £13.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.13% +16.87% +9.52%
10th Percentile £17.05 £13.80 £12.88
90th Percentile £35.95 £36.79 £19.63
England median hourly rate £23.33 £17.38 £21.50
% change year-on-year +34.24% -19.19% +30.30%

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 639 666 814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.91% 15.18% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 397 483
Yorkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £251 £177 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £425 £404 £400
% change year-on-year +5.20% +1.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 41 43
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.75 £14.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.92% +1.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.00 £11.05
90th Percentile £26.05 £35.00 £46.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.85 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.10% -16.22% +10.61%

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 16 November 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 16 November 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 16 November 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 -38 33 £344 -8.33% 34
South Yorkshire +1 21 £340 -20.00% 11
North Yorkshire -3 15 £415 +17.66%
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 (82.86%) LAN
2 47 (67.14%) Cisco
3 29 (41.43%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (40.00%) Firewall
5 23 (32.86%) CCNP
5 23 (32.86%) DNS
6 22 (31.43%) CheckPoint
6 22 (31.43%) ITIL
7 21 (30.00%) OSPF
7 21 (30.00%) F5
8 19 (27.14%) MPLS
8 19 (27.14%) Finance
8 19 (27.14%) VPN
9 17 (24.29%) TCP/IP
9 17 (24.29%) BGP
10 16 (22.86%) CCNA
11 14 (20.00%) Load Balancing
12 13 (18.57%) High Availability
12 13 (18.57%) VoIP
12 13 (18.57%) Wireless
12 13 (18.57%) Collaborative Working
13 12 (17.14%) Translating Business Requirements
13 12 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (15.71%) VMware
14 11 (15.71%) Windows
15 10 (14.29%) Active Directory
15 10 (14.29%) Network Security
16 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (12.86%) Retail

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 6 (8.57%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.71%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.71%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.71%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.86%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) Documentum
4 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.14%) IaaS
3 5 (7.14%) PaaS
4 4 (5.71%) SaaS
5 3 (4.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (2.86%) Office 365
7 1 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 58 (82.86%) LAN
2 28 (40.00%) Firewall
3 23 (32.86%) DNS
4 21 (30.00%) OSPF
5 19 (27.14%) MPLS
5 19 (27.14%) VPN
6 17 (24.29%) BGP
6 17 (24.29%) TCP/IP
7 13 (18.57%) VoIP
7 13 (18.57%) Wireless
8 12 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (14.29%) Network Security
10 8 (11.43%) DHCP
11 7 (10.00%) WLAN
12 6 (8.57%) Cisco Wireless
12 6 (8.57%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (8.57%) Internet
12 6 (8.57%) SAN
12 6 (8.57%) Skype
12 6 (8.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (27.14%) Finance
2 9 (12.86%) Retail
3 8 (11.43%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.86%) Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (51.43%) Network Engineer
2 19 (27.14%) Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Network Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) Architect
4 6 (8.57%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Senior Network Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) WAN Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Cisco Design Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) LAN Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) LAN/WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) Middleware
2 3 (4.29%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.29%) HTML
2 3 (4.29%) XML
2 3 (4.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.29%) Clustering
3 3 (4.29%) Tandem
4 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) NHS
5 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.43%) iSeries
5 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.71%) Windows
2 7 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (7.14%) Linux
4 4 (5.71%) Solaris
5 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.43%) VMS
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.43%) ITIL
2 14 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 13 (18.57%) Collaborative Working
3 13 (18.57%) High Availability
4 12 (17.14%) Translating Business Requirements
5 8 (11.43%) Mentoring
6 7 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (10.00%) Service Management
6 7 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
7 6 (8.57%) Change Management
7 6 (8.57%) Network Design
7 6 (8.57%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (7.14%) Network Architecture
8 5 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.71%) Migration
9 4 (5.71%) Server Virtualisation
10 3 (4.29%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.00%) SQL
2 4 (5.71%) Java
3 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.29%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (41.43%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (32.86%) CCNP
3 16 (22.86%) CCNA
4 7 (10.00%) Degree
4 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.57%) CCIE
5 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
6 5 (7.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (4.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.86%) CCDP
8 2 (2.86%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.43%) CCIP
9 1 (1.43%) CCSA
9 1 (1.43%) CCSE
9 1 (1.43%) CCSP
9 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) PMO
1 2 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 10 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.57%) Xen
4 5 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (5.71%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.71%) NFS
5 4 (5.71%) SRDF
5 4 (5.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.43%) KVM
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (5.71%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.86%) SCSM
2 2 (2.86%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.43%) SCCM
3 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (67.14%) Cisco
2 22 (31.43%) CheckPoint
3 21 (30.00%) F5
4 11 (15.71%) VMware
5 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
6 6 (8.57%) Fortinet
6 6 (8.57%) Juniper
7 5 (7.14%) Citrix
7 5 (7.14%) EMC
7 5 (7.14%) Meraki
7 5 (7.14%) NetApp
7 5 (7.14%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.71%) Aruba
8 4 (5.71%) Barracuda Networks
8 4 (5.71%) Oracle
8 4 (5.71%) Palo Alto
9 3 (4.29%) Avaya
9 3 (4.29%) Google
9 3 (4.29%) HP
9 3 (4.29%) MuleSoft