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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 47 33 35
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 21 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.13% 1.15% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.10% 13.79% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 5
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£418 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.75% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £180 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £240 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.50 £15.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% -2.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £15.50 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £15.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.59
% change year-on-year
- +2.09%
WAN
England

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
116 29 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.31% 8.33% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 13 38
Average daily rate £350 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £32.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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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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 20 £418 - 4
Durham -8 1 - - 2
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 32 (91.43%) LAN
2 18 (51.43%) Service Management
3 17 (48.57%) Firewall
4 16 (45.71%) Network Design
5 13 (37.14%) DNS
6 12 (34.29%) Cisco
6 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
7 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
7 11 (31.43%) SAN
8 10 (28.57%) MS Office
9 9 (25.71%) Windows
9 9 (25.71%) Configuration Management
9 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (25.71%) WhatsUp Gold
9 9 (25.71%) Network Management
9 9 (25.71%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (25.71%) Incident Management
10 8 (22.86%) Open Source
10 8 (22.86%) F5
10 8 (22.86%) Service Delivery
10 8 (22.86%) Red Hat
10 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
10 8 (22.86%) Middleware
10 8 (22.86%) AIX
10 8 (22.86%) Solaris
10 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
10 8 (22.86%) UNIX
10 8 (22.86%) HP
10 8 (22.86%) VPN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 4 (11.43%) Oracle Application Server
1 4 (11.43%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (28.57%) MS Office
2 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 32 (91.43%) LAN
2 17 (48.57%) Firewall
3 13 (37.14%) DNS
4 11 (31.43%) SAN
5 8 (22.86%) VPN
6 7 (20.00%) DHCP
6 7 (20.00%) Network Security
6 7 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (17.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (17.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (17.14%) SSL
8 5 (14.29%) Junos
9 3 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (5.71%) MPLS
10 2 (5.71%) DSL
10 2 (5.71%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
10 2 (5.71%) SMS
11 1 (2.86%) Wireless
11 1 (2.86%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Architect
2 9 (25.71%) Network Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) UNIX Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.86%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Middleware
2 4 (11.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Open Source
2 6 (17.14%) Cryptography
3 5 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 5 (14.29%) Fat Client
4 3 (8.57%) HACMP
5 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.86%) Clustering
6 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (25.71%) Windows
1 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
1 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (22.86%) AIX
2 8 (22.86%) Solaris
2 8 (22.86%) UNIX
3 5 (14.29%) Linux
3 5 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
4 4 (11.43%) HPUX
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000
5 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Service Management
2 16 (45.71%) Network Design
3 9 (25.71%) Configuration Management
3 9 (25.71%) Network Management
3 9 (25.71%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (25.71%) Incident Management
4 8 (22.86%) Service Delivery
5 6 (17.14%) ITIL
6 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Change Data Capture
8 3 (8.57%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (8.57%) Time Management
9 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
10 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (2.86%) Six Sigma
10 1 (2.86%) Budget Control
10 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) C
2 5 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (2.86%) CCNP
4 1 (2.86%) CCNA
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) QA
2 5 (14.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (14.29%) vSphere
2 5 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 5 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (11.43%) KVM
3 4 (11.43%) RHEV
3 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (8.57%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (5.71%) WSUS
3 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Cisco
2 8 (22.86%) F5
2 8 (22.86%) Red Hat
2 8 (22.86%) CheckPoint
2 8 (22.86%) HP
2 8 (22.86%) Juniper
3 7 (20.00%) McAfee
3 7 (20.00%) VMware
4 5 (14.29%) EMC
4 5 (14.29%) Citrix
4 5 (14.29%) Oracle
4 5 (14.29%) 3PAR
4 5 (14.29%) TippingPoint
5 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.57%) IBM
6 3 (8.57%) Riverbed
6 3 (8.57%) Crossbeam
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