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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 54 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 41 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.54% 1.19% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.44% 9.89% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 5 9
Average daily rate £338 £400 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +41.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £343 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £451 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.25 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +38.46%
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
305 91 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 26.32% 12.07% 10.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 54 41
Average daily rate £290 £300 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +10.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 6
Average hourly rate £28.00 £18.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.99 £13.63 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.20 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 April 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 0 41 £338 -2.87% 7
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 40 (80.00%) LAN
2 30 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 26 (52.00%) SC Cleared
3 26 (52.00%) Unix
4 20 (40.00%) ITIL
4 20 (40.00%) VPN
5 19 (38.00%) Firewall
6 17 (34.00%) Service Management
7 16 (32.00%) IBM
8 15 (30.00%) Middleware
9 14 (28.00%) HACMP
9 14 (28.00%) Red Hat
9 14 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 14 (28.00%) IBM AIX Certification
9 14 (28.00%) AIX
9 14 (28.00%) Solaris
9 14 (28.00%) GPFS
10 13 (26.00%) High Availability
10 13 (26.00%) Open Source
10 13 (26.00%) Network Design
10 13 (26.00%) Configuration Management
11 11 (22.00%) Six Sigma
11 11 (22.00%) Workflow
11 11 (22.00%) Degree
11 11 (22.00%) Lean Six Sigma
11 11 (22.00%) ITIL V3
11 11 (22.00%) Relational Database
12 10 (20.00%) C-shell
12 10 (20.00%) Bash Shell
12 10 (20.00%) Korn

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 9 (18.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (80.00%) LAN
2 20 (40.00%) VPN
3 19 (38.00%) Firewall
4 9 (18.00%) DNS
4 9 (18.00%) iSCSI
4 9 (18.00%) SAN
4 9 (18.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.00%) VoIP
6 2 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (4.00%) VLAN
6 2 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.00%) Wireless
7 1 (2.00%) MPLS
7 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.00%) Star Schema
General
1 1 (2.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (42.00%) Unix Engineer
2 13 (26.00%) Architect
3 11 (22.00%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Consultant
4 6 (12.00%) Network Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) AIX Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) AIX Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Linux Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Unix Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Unix Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Unix Support
7 2 (4.00%) Unix Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (30.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) HACMP
2 8 (16.00%) Private Cloud
3 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.00%) NHS
4 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.00%) Informatics
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (52.00%) Unix
2 14 (28.00%) AIX
2 14 (28.00%) Solaris
3 10 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (4.00%) Windows
4 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) ITIL
2 17 (34.00%) Service Management
3 14 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (26.00%) Configuration Management
4 13 (26.00%) High Availability
4 13 (26.00%) Network Design
4 13 (26.00%) Open Source
5 11 (22.00%) ITIL V3
5 11 (22.00%) Lean Six Sigma
5 11 (22.00%) Six Sigma
5 11 (22.00%) Workflow
6 10 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Office Automation
8 6 (12.00%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (6.00%) Time Management
9 3 (6.00%) Validation
10 2 (4.00%) Data Protection
11 1 (2.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 1 (2.00%) Line Management
11 1 (2.00%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 10 (20.00%) C-shell
1 10 (20.00%) Korn
1 10 (20.00%) Perl
2 9 (18.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 26 (52.00%) SC Cleared
3 14 (28.00%) IBM AIX Certification
4 11 (22.00%) Degree
5 4 (8.00%) CCNP
5 4 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.00%) CCIE
6 2 (4.00%) CCNA
7 1 (2.00%) CCDP
7 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 14 (28.00%) GPFS
2 9 (18.00%) Samba
3 3 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) IBM
2 14 (28.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (10.00%) Cisco
4 3 (6.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.00%) Apple
5 2 (4.00%) Aruba
5 2 (4.00%) Avaya
5 2 (4.00%) CA
5 2 (4.00%) Juniper
5 2 (4.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.00%) ArcSight
6 1 (2.00%) Dell
6 1 (2.00%) HP
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle
6 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds