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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 65 40 50
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.20% 2.48% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.32% 14.85% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 3
Average daily rate £286 £420 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.02% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £302 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £451 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.85% +13.45%
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
118 101 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.85% 16.72% 21.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 64 44
Average daily rate £400 £365 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +1.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £262 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 20
Average hourly rate £16.75 - £31.10
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 - £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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
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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -22 11 £286 -32.02% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 23 (100.00%) LAN
2 13 (56.52%) VPN
3 12 (52.17%) Firewall
4 10 (43.48%) Service Management
4 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
5 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
5 8 (34.78%) Configuration Management
5 8 (34.78%) IBM
5 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 8 (34.78%) Unix
5 8 (34.78%) Windows
6 7 (30.43%) AIX
6 7 (30.43%) Solaris
6 7 (30.43%) ITIL
6 7 (30.43%) HACMP
6 7 (30.43%) Middleware
6 7 (30.43%) Cisco
6 7 (30.43%) IBM AIX Certification
6 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
6 7 (30.43%) Open Source
6 7 (30.43%) High Availability
6 7 (30.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (30.43%) GPFS
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL V3
7 6 (26.09%) MS Office
8 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
8 5 (21.74%) Six Sigma
8 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
8 5 (21.74%) Workflow
8 5 (21.74%) Lean Six Sigma

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Office
2 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (100.00%) LAN
2 13 (56.52%) VPN
3 12 (52.17%) Firewall
4 4 (17.39%) VoIP
4 4 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (13.04%) VLAN
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (8.70%) DHCP
6 2 (8.70%) DNS
6 2 (8.70%) MPLS
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security
6 2 (8.70%) SSL
6 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (4.35%) EIGRP
7 1 (4.35%) IPsec
7 1 (4.35%) OSPF
7 1 (4.35%) SAN
7 1 (4.35%) SNMP
7 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Unix Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) AIX Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Telecoms Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Mitel Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Business Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Designer
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.35%) IT Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Network Support
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) HACMP
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (8.70%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Unix
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 7 (30.43%) AIX
2 7 (30.43%) Solaris
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Service Management
2 8 (34.78%) Configuration Management
3 7 (30.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (30.43%) High Availability
3 7 (30.43%) ITIL
3 7 (30.43%) Open Source
4 6 (26.09%) ITIL V3
5 5 (21.74%) Lean Six Sigma
5 5 (21.74%) Six Sigma
5 5 (21.74%) Workflow
6 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.04%) Time Management
7 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.70%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Project Management
7 2 (8.70%) Use Case
8 1 (4.35%) BCP
8 1 (4.35%) Change Management
8 1 (4.35%) ERP
8 1 (4.35%) ETL
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 7 (30.43%) IBM AIX Certification
4 3 (13.04%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.35%) CCNA
5 1 (4.35%) CCNP
5 1 (4.35%) CCSP
5 1 (4.35%) CCVP
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) GPFS
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) IBM
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.04%) Juniper
3 3 (13.04%) Mitel
4 2 (8.70%) Apple
4 2 (8.70%) Aruba
4 2 (8.70%) Avaya
4 2 (8.70%) CA
4 2 (8.70%) Dell
5 1 (4.35%) arcserve
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.35%) Trend Micro
5 1 (4.35%) VMware