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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 83 71 57
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -14
Contract jobs citing WAN 32 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.27% 0.92% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.82% 6.43% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 14
Median daily rate £414 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.33% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £360 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £388 £335
% change year-on-year
-2.58% +15.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.60 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -26.66%
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
363 140 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.73% 14.26% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 68 91
Median daily rate £340 £425 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +22.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 14
Median hourly rate £28.00 £16.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.60 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the North East region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Tyne and Wear -19 26 £420 +8.38% 2
Durham +5 3 - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, 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 North East region with a requirement for WAN.

1 50 (71.43%) LAN
2 35 (50.00%) Network Design
3 31 (44.29%) Security Cleared
4 29 (41.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 28 (40.00%) Private Cloud
6 27 (38.57%) Relational Database
6 27 (38.57%) Matrix Organization
7 25 (35.71%) SC Cleared
7 25 (35.71%) Office Automation
8 24 (34.29%) Solaris
8 24 (34.29%) Unix
9 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
10 21 (30.00%) ITIL
10 21 (30.00%) LDAP
11 20 (28.57%) Oracle
12 19 (27.14%) Windows
12 19 (27.14%) DNS
13 18 (25.71%) TCP/IP
13 18 (25.71%) Data Centre
14 17 (24.29%) Samba
14 17 (24.29%) VMware
14 17 (24.29%) Korn
14 17 (24.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (24.29%) Unit Testing
14 17 (24.29%) C-shell
14 17 (24.29%) Bash Shell
14 17 (24.29%) Perl
14 17 (24.29%) Linux
14 17 (24.29%) Apache
15 16 (22.86%) SAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 17 (24.29%) Apache
2 9 (12.86%) OpenStack
3 3 (4.29%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (17.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Yammer
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 50 (71.43%) LAN
2 21 (30.00%) LDAP
3 19 (27.14%) DNS
4 18 (25.71%) TCP/IP
5 16 (22.86%) iSCSI
5 16 (22.86%) SAN
6 12 (17.14%) VPN
7 5 (7.14%) Firewall
7 5 (7.14%) Kerberos
7 5 (7.14%) Wireless
8 3 (4.29%) BIG-IP
8 3 (4.29%) PBX
8 3 (4.29%) Skype
9 2 (2.86%) BGP
9 2 (2.86%) DHCP
9 2 (2.86%) IP Telephony
9 2 (2.86%) IPsec
9 2 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.43%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (38.57%) Relational Database
2 15 (21.43%) MySQL
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (18.57%) ClearCase
1 13 (18.57%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (4.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (45.71%) Architect
2 27 (38.57%) Solutions Architect
3 18 (25.71%) Infrastructure Architect
4 14 (20.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 12 (17.14%) Unix Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) HPUX Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) Network Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 3 (4.29%) Cisco Engineer
10 3 (4.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 2 (2.86%) AIX Engineer
11 2 (2.86%) Linux Specialist
11 2 (2.86%) Solaris Engineer
11 2 (2.86%) Unix Specialist
12 1 (1.43%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
12 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared DBA
12 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 1 (1.43%) Unix DBA
12 1 (1.43%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.43%) LAMP
2 5 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (40.00%) Private Cloud
2 18 (25.71%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.71%) CLARiiON
3 4 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.86%) Clustering
5 1 (1.43%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 24 (34.29%) Solaris
1 24 (34.29%) Unix
2 19 (27.14%) Windows
3 17 (24.29%) Linux
4 8 (11.43%) HPUX
5 4 (5.71%) AIX
6 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (50.00%) Network Design
2 29 (41.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 27 (38.57%) Matrix Organization
4 25 (35.71%) Office Automation
5 21 (30.00%) ITIL
6 17 (24.29%) Unit Testing
7 13 (18.57%) Configuration Management
8 9 (12.86%) Service Management
9 6 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (5.71%) Patch Management
10 4 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (4.29%) ITSM
11 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
12 2 (2.86%) Asset Management
12 2 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
13 1 (1.43%) Incident Management
13 1 (1.43%) ITIL V3
13 1 (1.43%) Migration
13 1 (1.43%) Root Cause Analysis
13 1 (1.43%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.29%) Bash Shell
1 17 (24.29%) C-shell
1 17 (24.29%) Korn
1 17 (24.29%) Perl
2 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (44.29%) Security Cleared
2 25 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 13 (18.57%) Degree
4 7 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (8.57%) CCNP
6 3 (4.29%) CCDP
6 3 (4.29%) CCIE
7 2 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (2.86%) CCIP
7 2 (2.86%) CCNA
7 2 (2.86%) CCSA
7 2 (2.86%) CCSE
7 2 (2.86%) HP ASE
7 2 (2.86%) HP MASE
7 2 (2.86%) JNCIA
7 2 (2.86%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.43%) CCNP Voice
8 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (24.29%) Samba
1 17 (24.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (2.86%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 20 (28.57%) Oracle
3 17 (24.29%) VMware
4 15 (21.43%) Red Hat
5 14 (20.00%) HP
6 8 (11.43%) Cisco
7 4 (5.71%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.71%) EMC
7 4 (5.71%) F5
7 4 (5.71%) Sun
8 3 (4.29%) Aruba
8 3 (4.29%) Juniper
8 3 (4.29%) Riverbed
9 2 (2.86%) Avaya
9 2 (2.86%) Citrix
9 2 (2.86%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.86%) Mitel
9 2 (2.86%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.86%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.43%) ServiceNow