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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 54 37
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Contract jobs citing WAN 6 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.84% 1.54% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.74% 12.05% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 0
Average daily rate
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£343 £281 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.12% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +21.73%
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
89 83 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.43% 12.79% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 48 26
Average daily rate £300 £273 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £368 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 2
Average hourly rate £26.00 £14.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.45% -28.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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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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 -1 4 £339 +20.69%
Durham - - - - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 21 (95.45%) LAN
2 13 (59.09%) Cisco
2 13 (59.09%) Firewall
3 11 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (45.45%) Service Management
4 10 (45.45%) Windows
5 9 (40.91%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (36.36%) F5
6 8 (36.36%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (36.36%) MS Office
6 8 (36.36%) ITIL
6 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
6 8 (36.36%) Juniper
6 8 (36.36%) CheckPoint
6 8 (36.36%) McAfee
7 7 (31.82%) Service Delivery
7 7 (31.82%) Network Design
7 7 (31.82%) Incident Management
7 7 (31.82%) SAN
7 7 (31.82%) EMC
7 7 (31.82%) vSphere
7 7 (31.82%) 3PAR
7 7 (31.82%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (31.82%) TippingPoint
8 6 (27.27%) JSP 440
8 6 (27.27%) Network Security
8 6 (27.27%) Junos
8 6 (27.27%) Network Management
8 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.55%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 8 (36.36%) MS Office
1 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 21 (95.45%) LAN
2 13 (59.09%) Firewall
3 9 (40.91%) Cisco IOS
4 7 (31.82%) SAN
5 6 (27.27%) SSL
5 6 (27.27%) Network Security
5 6 (27.27%) Junos
6 4 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (18.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (18.18%) VPN
6 4 (18.18%) DNS
7 2 (9.09%) HTTPS
7 2 (9.09%) HTTP
7 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 1 (4.55%) SMS
8 1 (4.55%) VoIP
8 1 (4.55%) Wireless
8 1 (4.55%) IP Telephony
8 1 (4.55%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Network Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) AWS Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Cryptography
2 2 (9.09%) HACMP
2 2 (9.09%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.09%) AIX
3 2 (9.09%) Solaris
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (4.55%) Android
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Service Management
2 8 (36.36%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (31.82%) Incident Management
3 7 (31.82%) Network Design
3 7 (31.82%) Service Delivery
4 6 (27.27%) Network Management
5 4 (18.18%) Time Management
5 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
6 3 (13.64%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (13.64%) Six Sigma
7 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.09%) Supplier Management
7 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (9.09%) Workflow
7 2 (9.09%) Lean Six Sigma
7 2 (9.09%) Data Mapping
8 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (4.55%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
1 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
3 2 (9.09%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (4.55%) MCSA
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) JSP 440
2 5 (22.73%) QA
3 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) vSphere
1 7 (31.82%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
4 2 (9.09%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (59.09%) Cisco
2 8 (36.36%) Juniper
2 8 (36.36%) CheckPoint
2 8 (36.36%) McAfee
2 8 (36.36%) F5
3 7 (31.82%) 3PAR
3 7 (31.82%) TippingPoint
3 7 (31.82%) EMC
4 5 (22.73%) HP
5 4 (18.18%) Riverbed
5 4 (18.18%) Crossbeam
6 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 2 (9.09%) IBM
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.55%) BT
7 1 (4.55%) Lotus
7 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds