The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 44 41 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.44% 1.05% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 5.06% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 1
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£420 £380 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +52.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.00%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
112 79 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.10% 20.73% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 36 12
Average daily rate £348 £358 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.79% +37.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £224 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 10
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the North East region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in the North East

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the North East region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the North East region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

WAN
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the North East region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 12 £420 - 1
Durham -11 3 - -
Northumberland - 1 £348 -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 28 (96.55%) LAN
2 17 (58.62%) Cisco
3 16 (55.17%) Service Management
3 16 (55.17%) Firewall
4 15 (51.72%) Network Design
5 14 (48.28%) Network Monitoring
5 14 (48.28%) Windows
6 13 (44.83%) Incident Management
6 13 (44.83%) Cisco IOS
7 12 (41.38%) WhatsUp Gold
7 12 (41.38%) Network Management
7 12 (41.38%) Juniper
7 12 (41.38%) McAfee
7 12 (41.38%) Service Delivery
7 12 (41.38%) SSL
7 12 (41.38%) CheckPoint
8 11 (37.93%) ITIL
8 11 (37.93%) F5
8 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
8 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
9 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (34.48%) Network Security
9 10 (34.48%) Cryptography
9 10 (34.48%) Load Balancing
9 10 (34.48%) QA
9 10 (34.48%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (34.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 10 (34.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 10 (34.48%) vSphere
9 10 (34.48%) 3PAR

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.45%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (34.48%) MS Office
2 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 28 (96.55%) LAN
2 16 (55.17%) Firewall
3 13 (44.83%) Cisco IOS
4 12 (41.38%) SSL
5 10 (34.48%) SAN
5 10 (34.48%) Network Security
5 10 (34.48%) DNS
5 10 (34.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 10 (34.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 9 (31.03%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (27.59%) Junos
8 4 (13.79%) VPN
9 2 (6.90%) HTTPS
9 2 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (6.90%) SMS
9 2 (6.90%) HTTP
10 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
10 1 (3.45%) MPLS
10 1 (3.45%) DSL
10 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.90%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 13 (44.83%) Network Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Architect
3 4 (13.79%) Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Network Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) UNIX Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco Support
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (3.45%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Cryptography
2 2 (6.90%) HACMP
2 2 (6.90%) Open Source
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.90%) AIX
3 2 (6.90%) Solaris
3 2 (6.90%) UNIX
4 1 (3.45%) Android
4 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) Service Management
2 15 (51.72%) Network Design
3 14 (48.28%) Network Monitoring
4 13 (44.83%) Incident Management
5 12 (41.38%) Network Management
5 12 (41.38%) Service Delivery
6 11 (37.93%) ITIL
7 10 (34.48%) Load Balancing
8 6 (20.69%) Time Management
9 3 (10.34%) Six Sigma
9 3 (10.34%) Configuration Management
9 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (6.90%) Workflow
10 2 (6.90%) Supplier Management
10 2 (6.90%) Lean Six Sigma
10 2 (6.90%) Data Mapping
11 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
11 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
11 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
1 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
1 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) IBM AIX Certification
2 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) MCSA
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (34.48%) QA
2 9 (31.03%) JSP 440
3 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) vSphere
1 10 (34.48%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (31.03%) Hyper-V
3 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
4 2 (6.90%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) WhatsUp Gold
2 6 (20.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (6.90%) SCCM
4 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Cisco
2 12 (41.38%) Juniper
2 12 (41.38%) CheckPoint
2 12 (41.38%) McAfee
3 11 (37.93%) F5
4 10 (34.48%) 3PAR
4 10 (34.48%) EMC
5 9 (31.03%) TippingPoint
6 8 (27.59%) HP
7 2 (6.90%) IBM
7 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
8 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.45%) Crossbeam
8 1 (3.45%) Lotus