Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 102 112
Rank change year-on-year -37 +10 -29
Contract jobs citing WAN 60 81 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.23% 1.95% 1.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.87% 13.13% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 64 66
Yorkshire median daily rate £331 £375 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.67% +18.58% +10.96%
10th Percentile £213 £264 £170
90th Percentile £669 £521 £541
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 8
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.25 £12.51 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.95% -34.18% +40.74%
10th Percentile £12.10 £10.88 £11.00
90th Percentile £27.80 £20.22 £22.21
England median hourly rate £18.23 £16.50 £21.34
% change year-on-year +10.45% -22.68% -5.16%

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 608 617 758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 12.47% 14.87% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 334 450
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +5.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £226 £259 £207
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 46
Yorkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +9.09% -31.25%
10th Percentile £13.68 £10.75 £10.20
90th Percentile £47.25 £32.36 £41.88
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 35 £394 +5.00% 16
South Yorkshire -6 14 £340 -32.00% 2
North Yorkshire +2 9 £225 -40.00%
Humberside - 1 £345 -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 46 (76.67%) LAN
2 29 (48.33%) Cisco
3 25 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 18 (30.00%) CCNP
6 15 (25.00%) CCNA
6 15 (25.00%) Windows
7 13 (21.67%) Active Directory
7 13 (21.67%) MPLS
8 12 (20.00%) Firewall
8 12 (20.00%) VPN
8 12 (20.00%) ITIL
8 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 11 (18.33%) F5
10 10 (16.67%) Project Management
10 10 (16.67%) VoIP
10 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
11 9 (15.00%) Data Centre
11 9 (15.00%) Citrix
11 9 (15.00%) Wireless
11 9 (15.00%) Finance
12 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
12 8 (13.33%) PRINCE2
12 8 (13.33%) SharePoint
12 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
12 8 (13.33%) Network Design
13 7 (11.67%) Network Security
13 7 (11.67%) SQL Server

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 8 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.67%) Documentum
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.67%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.33%) Office 365
3 3 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.67%) OpenDNS
5 1 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (76.67%) LAN
2 13 (21.67%) MPLS
3 12 (20.00%) Firewall
3 12 (20.00%) VPN
4 10 (16.67%) VoIP
5 9 (15.00%) Wireless
6 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
7 7 (11.67%) DNS
7 7 (11.67%) Network Security
8 5 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (8.33%) DHCP
8 5 (8.33%) SAN
9 4 (6.67%) Internet
9 4 (6.67%) Skype
9 4 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (5.00%) IP Telephony
10 3 (5.00%) IPsec
11 2 (3.33%) BGP
11 2 (3.33%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) MySQL
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (1.67%) Power BI
General
1 9 (15.00%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Retail
2 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Network Engineer
2 11 (18.33%) Project Manager
3 7 (11.67%) Architect
4 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.67%) Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Enterprise Architect
5 4 (6.67%) Network Architect
6 3 (5.00%) Active Directory Support
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Project Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Telephony Support
7 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (3.33%) LAN Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.33%) NHS
3 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.33%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.67%) Digital Signage
5 1 (1.67%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.00%) Windows
2 12 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.33%) Linux
5 5 (8.33%) Unix
5 5 (8.33%) Windows Vista
5 5 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.00%) Windows 2000
6 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.33%) AIX
7 2 (3.33%) Debian
7 2 (3.33%) HPUX
7 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.33%) Solaris
7 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.00%) ITIL
2 10 (16.67%) Project Management
3 8 (13.33%) Network Design
3 8 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 6 (10.00%) High Availability
4 6 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
6 4 (6.67%) Information Security
6 4 (6.67%) Migration
7 3 (5.00%) Budget Control
7 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.00%) Feasibility Study
7 3 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (5.00%) Performance Management
7 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (3.33%) DevOps
8 2 (3.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (5.00%) SQL
2 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.33%) Python
2 2 (3.33%) Ruby
3 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (30.00%) CCNP
3 15 (25.00%) CCNA
4 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 6 (10.00%) CCDE
7 5 (8.33%) CCIP
7 5 (8.33%) CCSP
8 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (5.00%) HNC
9 3 (5.00%) MCP
10 2 (3.33%) CCSA
10 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.67%) CCIE
11 1 (1.67%) CCSE
11 1 (1.67%) Check Point Certification
11 1 (1.67%) Degree
11 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) SLA
2 5 (8.33%) PMO
3 3 (5.00%) QA
4 2 (3.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.67%) GDPR
5 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.67%) JSP 440
5 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (21.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.67%) Xen
3 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.33%) Ansible
2 2 (3.33%) Cobbler
2 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.33%) Puppet
2 2 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.67%) Nessus
3 1 (1.67%) SCCM
3 1 (1.67%) SCSM
3 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (48.33%) Cisco
2 20 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 11 (18.33%) F5
4 9 (15.00%) Citrix
5 7 (11.67%) CheckPoint
5 7 (11.67%) Juniper
5 7 (11.67%) VMware
6 3 (5.00%) Barracuda Networks
6 3 (5.00%) Civica
6 3 (5.00%) NetApp
6 3 (5.00%) Oracle
6 3 (5.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.33%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.33%) Google
7 2 (3.33%) HP
7 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.67%) Capita
8 1 (1.67%) Infoblox
8 1 (1.67%) Mercator
8 1 (1.67%) Trend Micro