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 23 June 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.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 93 75
Rank change year-on-year +21 -18  
Contract jobs citing WAN 49 53 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.43% 1.88% 2.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.39% 13.05% 18.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 28 47
Median daily rate £363 £338 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.40% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £160 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £525 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £22.00 - £81.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +18.18% -4.34%  

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 299 406 409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 14.82% 14.39% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 256 252
Median daily rate £375 £420 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 21
Median hourly rate £22.00 £15.41 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.76% -55.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £11.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £41.50 £150.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 23 June 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 +27 36 £350 - 12
South Yorkshire +4 8 £450 -10.00% 1
North Yorkshire +3 6 £375 +50.00% 3
East Yorkshire -3 1 £375 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 59 (72.84%) LAN
2 34 (41.98%) Windows
3 30 (37.04%) ITIL
4 27 (33.33%) Cisco
4 27 (33.33%) Firewall
5 21 (25.93%) Microsoft
6 20 (24.69%) Active Directory
7 19 (23.46%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (22.22%) Finance
9 17 (20.99%) Wireless
10 15 (18.52%) CCNP
10 15 (18.52%) DNS
10 15 (18.52%) Migration
11 14 (17.28%) DHCP
11 14 (17.28%) HTML
12 13 (16.05%) VMware
12 13 (16.05%) F5
13 12 (14.81%) Windows Phone
13 12 (14.81%) Data Centre
13 12 (14.81%) Windows Server
13 12 (14.81%) SQL
13 12 (14.81%) Unix
13 12 (14.81%) VoIP
13 12 (14.81%) CCNA
14 11 (13.58%) VPN
15 10 (12.35%) VLAN
15 10 (12.35%) Java
15 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
15 10 (12.35%) SAN
15 10 (12.35%) CheckPoint

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 9 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.41%) IIS
3 2 (2.47%) Apache
3 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.47%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.23%) CMS
4 1 (1.23%) DataSynapse
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (9.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (6.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.23%) IaaS
2 1 (1.23%) PaaS
2 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (72.84%) LAN
2 27 (33.33%) Firewall
3 17 (20.99%) Wireless
4 15 (18.52%) DNS
5 14 (17.28%) DHCP
6 12 (14.81%) VoIP
7 11 (13.58%) VPN
8 10 (12.35%) MPLS
8 10 (12.35%) SAN
8 10 (12.35%) VLAN
9 9 (11.11%) IP Telephony
9 9 (11.11%) Network Security
9 9 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (9.88%) 3G
10 8 (9.88%) GPRS
10 8 (9.88%) GSM
10 8 (9.88%) LTE
10 8 (9.88%) SGSN
11 7 (8.64%) BGP
11 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.17%) MS Access
2 5 (6.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.23%) HBase
3 1 (1.23%) MySQL
3 1 (1.23%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (6.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (22.22%) Finance
2 9 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 8 (9.88%) Electronics
3 8 (9.88%) Manufacturing
3 8 (9.88%) Marketing
4 4 (4.94%) Banking
4 4 (4.94%) Retail
5 2 (2.47%) Law
5 2 (2.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (16.05%) Network Engineer
2 11 (13.58%) Infrastructure Manager
3 10 (12.35%) 3rd Line Support
4 9 (11.11%) Analyst
5 8 (9.88%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 8 (9.88%) Project Manager
5 8 (9.88%) Technical Support
6 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 6 (7.41%) Network Specialist
7 5 (6.17%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Designer
7 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Architect
8 4 (4.94%) Consultant
8 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.94%) Network Consultant
8 4 (4.94%) Project Leader
9 3 (3.70%) Network Manager
9 3 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.28%) HTML
2 6 (7.41%) XML
3 5 (6.17%) .NET
3 5 (6.17%) .NET Framework
3 5 (6.17%) jQuery
4 1 (1.23%) Java EE
4 1 (1.23%) Middleware
4 1 (1.23%) Rendezvous
4 1 (1.23%) Web Services
4 1 (1.23%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.17%) Minimum Viable Product
4 3 (3.70%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.47%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.47%) Clustering
5 2 (2.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (2.47%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.47%) FMCG
5 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Licensing
6 1 (1.23%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 34 (41.98%) Windows
2 12 (14.81%) Unix
2 12 (14.81%) Windows Phone
2 12 (14.81%) Windows Server
3 8 (9.88%) Android
3 8 (9.88%) Apple iOS
3 8 (9.88%) Mac OS X
4 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.41%) Linux
6 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.47%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.23%) Solaris
8 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.04%) ITIL
2 15 (18.52%) Migration
3 9 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (9.88%) Digital Marketing
4 8 (9.88%) Programme Management
4 8 (9.88%) Project Management
5 7 (8.64%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.41%) Load Balancing
7 5 (6.17%) Change Management
7 5 (6.17%) Data Protection
7 5 (6.17%) Information Governance
7 5 (6.17%) Process Improvement
7 5 (6.17%) Service Design
7 5 (6.17%) Waterfall
7 5 (6.17%) Web Development
8 4 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.94%) Line Management
8 4 (4.94%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.81%) SQL
2 10 (12.35%) Java
3 9 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 8 (9.88%) PHP
4 8 (9.88%) VB
5 6 (7.41%) C
5 6 (7.41%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.17%) C#
6 5 (6.17%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 19 (23.46%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (18.52%) CCNP
3 12 (14.81%) CCNA
4 4 (4.94%) Degree
4 4 (4.94%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.70%) MCSE
5 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.23%) CCDA
7 1 (1.23%) CCIE
7 1 (1.23%) CISA
7 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.23%) MCDST
7 1 (1.23%) MCP
7 1 (1.23%) MCSA
7 1 (1.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 20 (24.69%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.17%) Hyper-V
3 5 (6.17%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.23%) KVM
4 1 (1.23%) NFS
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.23%) SRDF
4 1 (1.23%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (9.88%) AirWatch
2 5 (6.17%) SCOM
3 3 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (3.70%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (3.70%) FortiGate
3 3 (3.70%) WSUS
4 2 (2.47%) SCCM
5 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.23%) SmoothWall
5 1 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 27 (33.33%) Cisco
2 21 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 13 (16.05%) F5
3 13 (16.05%) VMware
4 10 (12.35%) CheckPoint
5 8 (9.88%) Infoblox
5 8 (9.88%) MobileIron
5 8 (9.88%) SAP
6 7 (8.64%) Citrix
7 6 (7.41%) HP
8 5 (6.17%) EMC
9 4 (4.94%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.70%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (3.70%) Brocade
10 3 (3.70%) BT
10 3 (3.70%) Juniper
10 3 (3.70%) Red Box
11 2 (2.47%) Dell
11 2 (2.47%) EqualLogic
11 2 (2.47%) NetApp
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £14 - £14.40 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Expenses
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £440.00 per day + up to £90 travel expenses
Posted: 20 hours ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 6 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 days ago