Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 120 83
Rank change year-on-year +32 -37 +31
Contract jobs citing WAN 100 87 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 2.25% 1.61% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.04% 10.69% 16.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 49 99
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £345 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +15.97% -0.83%
10th Percentile £171 £163 £165
90th Percentile £471 £528 £475
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 16
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.75 £13.69 £13.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.74% -1.71% +18.03%
10th Percentile £13.57 £12.88 £11.00
90th Percentile £35.90 £19.63 £91.88
England median hourly rate £17.38 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -19.19% +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 665 814 896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 14.96% 15.08% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 486 553
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £169 £239 £205
90th Percentile £550 £551 £525
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.58 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +7.69% -15.76%
10th Percentile £11.22 £11.03 £9.63
90th Percentile £33.20 £47.13 £44.00
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

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 21 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +26 60 £375 -1.06% 10
North Yorkshire +22 24 £353 +93.15% 2
South Yorkshire +10 13 £410 -18.00% 2
East Yorkshire -9 1 £375 -6.83% 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 85 (85.00%) LAN
2 39 (39.00%) Windows
3 32 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 24 (24.00%) Active Directory
5 22 (22.00%) Cisco
5 22 (22.00%) Information Security
6 21 (21.00%) Firewall
6 21 (21.00%) Linux
7 20 (20.00%) VPN
8 19 (19.00%) Data Centre
9 18 (18.00%) Unix
10 17 (17.00%) ITIL
10 17 (17.00%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (17.00%) Migration
11 16 (16.00%) Wireless
11 16 (16.00%) MS Exchange
12 15 (15.00%) VMware
12 15 (15.00%) Marketing
12 15 (15.00%) Security Cleared
13 14 (14.00%) SC Cleared
13 14 (14.00%) Programme Management
13 14 (14.00%) Manufacturing
13 14 (14.00%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (14.00%) PRINCE2
14 13 (13.00%) Python
14 13 (13.00%) ETL
14 13 (13.00%) CCNP
14 13 (13.00%) SAN
14 13 (13.00%) Shell Script
14 13 (13.00%) Finance

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 16 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (13.00%) Apache Spark
3 8 (8.00%) OpenStack
4 6 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.00%) CMS
5 3 (3.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (7.00%) Microsoft Project
2 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.00%) GitHub
2 5 (5.00%) Office 365
3 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 85 (85.00%) LAN
2 21 (21.00%) Firewall
3 20 (20.00%) VPN
4 16 (16.00%) Wireless
5 13 (13.00%) SAN
6 8 (8.00%) 3G
6 8 (8.00%) GPRS
6 8 (8.00%) GSM
6 8 (8.00%) LTE
6 8 (8.00%) SGSN
7 7 (7.00%) DNS
8 6 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (6.00%) MPLS
8 6 (6.00%) TCP/IP
9 5 (5.00%) DHCP
10 4 (4.00%) iSCSI
10 4 (4.00%) WLAN
11 3 (3.00%) BIG-IP
11 3 (3.00%) IP Telephony
11 3 (3.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.00%) Apache Hive
1 13 (13.00%) Big Data
1 13 (13.00%) Hadoop
1 13 (13.00%) HBase
1 13 (13.00%) Impala
1 13 (13.00%) Sqoop
2 10 (10.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 15 (15.00%) Marketing
2 14 (14.00%) Manufacturing
3 13 (13.00%) Finance
4 12 (12.00%) Electronics
4 12 (12.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (6.00%) Law
6 3 (3.00%) Legal
7 1 (1.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (16.00%) Analyst
2 14 (14.00%) Network Engineer
3 13 (13.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 13 (13.00%) Project Manager
3 13 (13.00%) Technical Support
4 12 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (12.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 10 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (9.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 8 (8.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 8 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 7 (7.00%) Service Desk Support
9 6 (6.00%) Business Analyst
10 5 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 5 (5.00%) 2nd Line Technical Support
10 5 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
10 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (4.00%) Data Business Analyst
11 4 (4.00%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.00%) Kafka
1 13 (13.00%) Spark Streaming
2 12 (12.00%) Sensu
3 8 (8.00%) HTML
4 1 (1.00%) .NET
4 1 (1.00%) LAMP
4 1 (1.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.00%) Clustering
5 2 (2.00%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.00%) FMCG
5 2 (2.00%) NHS
6 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 39 (39.00%) Windows
2 21 (21.00%) Linux
3 18 (18.00%) Unix
4 13 (13.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (9.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (8.00%) Android
6 8 (8.00%) Apple iOS
6 8 (8.00%) Mac OS X
6 8 (8.00%) Windows Phone
6 8 (8.00%) Windows XP
7 7 (7.00%) Windows 2000
7 7 (7.00%) Windows Vista
8 6 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.00%) Debian
10 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.00%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.00%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.00%) Information Security
2 17 (17.00%) ITIL
2 17 (17.00%) Migration
3 14 (14.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (14.00%) PRINCE2
3 14 (14.00%) Programme Management
4 13 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (13.00%) Analytics
4 13 (13.00%) Big Data Analytics
4 13 (13.00%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (13.00%) Data Analytics
4 13 (13.00%) DevOps
4 13 (13.00%) ETL
4 13 (13.00%) MapReduce
5 12 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (12.00%) Configuration Management
5 12 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
6 11 (11.00%) Service Delivery
7 9 (9.00%) Open Source
8 7 (7.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.00%) Python
1 13 (13.00%) Shell Script
2 9 (9.00%) SQL
3 8 (8.00%) Java
3 8 (8.00%) PHP
3 8 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (8.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (17.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (14.00%) SC Cleared
4 13 (13.00%) CCNP
5 12 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (10.00%) CCNA
6 10 (10.00%) MCP
7 7 (7.00%) HNC
8 6 (6.00%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (6.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 5 (5.00%) MCSE
10 4 (4.00%) MCSA
11 3 (3.00%) DV Cleared
11 3 (3.00%) JNCIA
11 3 (3.00%) MCDST
12 1 (1.00%) CCDA
12 1 (1.00%) CCIE
12 1 (1.00%) Degree
12 1 (1.00%) PMP
12 1 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.00%) Apache Flume
2 13 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.00%) vSphere
4 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (12.00%) Prometheus
2 8 (8.00%) AirWatch
2 8 (8.00%) Ansible
3 4 (4.00%) SCCM
4 3 (3.00%) WSUS
5 2 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (2.00%) SCOM
6 1 (1.00%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.00%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 32 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (22.00%) Cisco
3 15 (15.00%) VMware
4 12 (12.00%) SAP
5 9 (9.00%) F5
6 8 (8.00%) MobileIron
7 5 (5.00%) Citrix
7 5 (5.00%) HP
8 4 (4.00%) Avaya
9 3 (3.00%) Aruba
9 3 (3.00%) Dell
9 3 (3.00%) Juniper
9 3 (3.00%) Motorola
9 3 (3.00%) Veeam
10 2 (2.00%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.00%) EqualLogic
10 2 (2.00%) NetApp
10 2 (2.00%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.00%) Oracle
11 1 (1.00%) Progress