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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 54 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.19% 1.12% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.49% 11.43% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 3 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £200 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £180 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £240 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £15.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.84 £18.00 £18.15
% change year-on-year
+26.86% -0.82%
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
126 35 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.20% 9.83% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 14 31
Average daily rate £349 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £181 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £382 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 5 18
Average hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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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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 -29 16 £400 - 6
Durham -3 1 - -
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 35 (92.11%) LAN
2 21 (55.26%) Service Management
3 20 (52.63%) Firewall
3 20 (52.63%) Network Design
4 17 (44.74%) Cisco
5 16 (42.11%) DNS
6 14 (36.84%) SAN
6 14 (36.84%) Incident Management
6 14 (36.84%) WhatsUp Gold
6 14 (36.84%) Network Management
6 14 (36.84%) Network Monitoring
7 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (34.21%) CheckPoint
7 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (34.21%) Juniper
7 13 (34.21%) Windows
7 13 (34.21%) MS Office
8 12 (31.58%) McAfee
8 12 (31.58%) Service Delivery
8 12 (31.58%) F5
8 12 (31.58%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
9 11 (28.95%) Network Security
9 11 (28.95%) QA
9 11 (28.95%) SC Cleared
9 11 (28.95%) MS Excel
9 11 (28.95%) HP
10 10 (26.32%) SSL
10 10 (26.32%) ITIL
10 10 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 3 (7.89%) WebLogic
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (34.21%) MS Office
2 11 (28.95%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 35 (92.11%) LAN
2 20 (52.63%) Firewall
3 16 (42.11%) DNS
4 14 (36.84%) SAN
5 12 (31.58%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (28.95%) Network Security
7 10 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 10 (26.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 10 (26.32%) SSL
8 9 (23.68%) Junos
9 7 (18.42%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (15.79%) DHCP
10 6 (15.79%) VPN
11 3 (7.89%) SMS
12 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
12 2 (5.26%) MPLS
12 2 (5.26%) DSL
12 2 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (2.63%) Wireless
13 1 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
1 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Network Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) Architect
3 6 (15.79%) UNIX Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.26%) Network Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Network Support
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Middleware
2 3 (7.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Cryptography
2 6 (15.79%) Open Source
3 4 (10.53%) Fat Client
3 4 (10.53%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.26%) HACMP
4 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) Clustering
5 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2003
1 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
1 13 (34.21%) Windows
2 6 (15.79%) AIX
2 6 (15.79%) UNIX
2 6 (15.79%) Solaris
3 4 (10.53%) Linux
3 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.89%) HPUX
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000
5 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Service Management
2 20 (52.63%) Network Design
3 14 (36.84%) Incident Management
3 14 (36.84%) Network Management
3 14 (36.84%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (31.58%) Service Delivery
5 10 (26.32%) ITIL
6 9 (23.68%) Load Balancing
7 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
8 6 (15.79%) Time Management
9 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (10.53%) Performance Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Change Data Capture
10 3 (7.89%) Network Load Balancing
11 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
12 1 (2.63%) Six Sigma
12 1 (2.63%) Data Protection
12 1 (2.63%) Budget Control
12 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
12 1 (2.63%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) C
2 4 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 11 (28.95%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) CCNP
4 1 (2.63%) CCNA
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.95%) QA
2 9 (23.68%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (23.68%) Hyper-V
1 9 (23.68%) vSphere
1 9 (23.68%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.53%) VMware ESX
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (7.89%) KVM
4 3 (7.89%) RHEV
5 2 (5.26%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 14 (36.84%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (10.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Cisco
2 13 (34.21%) Juniper
2 13 (34.21%) CheckPoint
3 12 (31.58%) McAfee
3 12 (31.58%) F5
4 11 (28.95%) HP
5 9 (23.68%) EMC
5 9 (23.68%) 3PAR
5 9 (23.68%) TippingPoint
6 6 (15.79%) VMware
6 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
7 4 (10.53%) Citrix
7 4 (10.53%) Oracle
7 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
8 3 (7.89%) Crossbeam
8 3 (7.89%) Riverbed
9 2 (5.26%) IBM
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