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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 77 70 33
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -37
Contract jobs citing WAN 39 11 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.63% 1.17% 4.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.68% 7.91% 32.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 4 18
Median daily rate £340 £317 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.25% -9.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £277 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £345 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £24.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +81.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.63% -1.42%
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
508 139 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 34.23% 14.76% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 58 51
Median daily rate £291 £282 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.01% -14.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £232 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £440 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 3
Median hourly rate £28.00 £18.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £29.25 £30.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -23 38 £340 +7.25%
Northumberland - 1 - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 59 (73.75%) LAN
2 46 (57.50%) Security Cleared
3 41 (51.25%) Unix
4 37 (46.25%) SC Cleared
5 27 (33.75%) ITIL
5 27 (33.75%) Network Design
5 27 (33.75%) Matrix Organization
6 25 (31.25%) Solaris
6 25 (31.25%) Relational Database
6 25 (31.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 23 (28.75%) Office Automation
7 23 (28.75%) VPN
8 22 (27.50%) Linux
8 22 (27.50%) Private Cloud
9 21 (26.25%) Perl
9 21 (26.25%) DNS
9 21 (26.25%) C-shell
9 21 (26.25%) Bash Shell
9 21 (26.25%) Korn
9 21 (26.25%) Unit Testing
10 20 (25.00%) Samba
10 20 (25.00%) TCP/IP
10 20 (25.00%) Apache
11 19 (23.75%) SAN
11 19 (23.75%) Degree
11 19 (23.75%) iSCSI
12 18 (22.50%) Red Hat
12 18 (22.50%) Service Management
13 16 (20.00%) Firewall
13 16 (20.00%) Middleware

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 20 (25.00%) Apache
2 6 (7.50%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.25%) MS Office
1 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 59 (73.75%) LAN
2 23 (28.75%) VPN
3 21 (26.25%) DNS
4 20 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 19 (23.75%) iSCSI
5 19 (23.75%) SAN
6 16 (20.00%) Firewall
7 13 (16.25%) LDAP
8 5 (6.25%) Kerberos
9 2 (2.50%) Wireless
10 1 (1.25%) BGP
10 1 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.25%) DHCP
10 1 (1.25%) EIGRP
10 1 (1.25%) Internet
10 1 (1.25%) IPsec
10 1 (1.25%) Network Security
10 1 (1.25%) PBX
10 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.25%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (31.25%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) ClearCase
1 7 (8.75%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 28 (35.00%) Architect
1 28 (35.00%) Unix Engineer
2 26 (32.50%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.00%) Consultant
6 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.75%) AIX Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Solaris Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Unix Support
8 2 (2.50%) AIX Administrator
8 2 (2.50%) AIX Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) Linux Consultant
8 2 (2.50%) Unix Administrator
8 2 (2.50%) Unix Consultant
8 2 (2.50%) Unix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.00%) Middleware
2 7 (8.75%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.50%) Private Cloud
2 10 (12.50%) HACMP
3 6 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.00%) CLARiiON
5 2 (2.50%) NHS
6 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.25%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 41 (51.25%) Unix
2 25 (31.25%) Solaris
3 22 (27.50%) Linux
4 11 (13.75%) AIX
5 3 (3.75%) HPUX
6 1 (1.25%) Windows
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) ITIL
1 27 (33.75%) Matrix Organization
1 27 (33.75%) Network Design
2 25 (31.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 23 (28.75%) Office Automation
4 21 (26.25%) Unit Testing
5 18 (22.50%) Service Management
6 15 (18.75%) Configuration Management
7 13 (16.25%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (10.00%) High Availability
9 8 (10.00%) Open Source
10 7 (8.75%) ITIL V3
10 7 (8.75%) Lean Six Sigma
10 7 (8.75%) Six Sigma
10 7 (8.75%) Workflow
11 5 (6.25%) Validation
12 4 (5.00%) Patch Management
12 4 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
13 2 (2.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.25%) Bash Shell
1 21 (26.25%) C-shell
1 21 (26.25%) Korn
1 21 (26.25%) Perl
2 12 (15.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (57.50%) Security Cleared
2 37 (46.25%) SC Cleared
3 19 (23.75%) Degree
4 10 (12.50%) IBM AIX Certification
5 6 (7.50%) CCNP
5 6 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.50%) CCDP
6 2 (2.50%) CCIE
6 2 (2.50%) CCNA
7 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 20 (25.00%) Samba
2 10 (12.50%) GPFS
3 8 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (1.25%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (22.50%) Red Hat
2 12 (15.00%) IBM
3 11 (13.75%) Oracle
4 10 (12.50%) HP
5 8 (10.00%) VMware
6 6 (7.50%) Cisco
7 4 (5.00%) EMC
7 4 (5.00%) Sun
8 3 (3.75%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.50%) CA
9 2 (2.50%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.25%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.25%) Dell
10 1 (1.25%) Palo Alto