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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 53 39 36
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 12 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.52% 2.75% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.81% 28.57% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 0
Average daily rate
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£347 £304 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.39% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £319
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +9.37%
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
111 56 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.05% 9.64% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 37 19
Average daily rate £288 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.68% -6.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £378 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 3
Average hourly rate £18.00 £10.50 £10.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% -1.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.10 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £13.70 £29.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -16 11 £347 +14.39% 1
Durham - 1 £475 - 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 19 (95.00%) LAN
2 14 (70.00%) Firewall
2 14 (70.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (60.00%) Cisco
4 11 (55.00%) Juniper
4 11 (55.00%) CheckPoint
5 10 (50.00%) TippingPoint
5 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
6 9 (45.00%) Network Security
6 9 (45.00%) MS Office
7 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
7 8 (40.00%) HP
7 8 (40.00%) F5
8 7 (35.00%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
8 7 (35.00%) Windows
8 7 (35.00%) McAfee
9 6 (30.00%) Service Management
9 6 (30.00%) Service Delivery
9 6 (30.00%) SAN
9 6 (30.00%) EMC
9 6 (30.00%) VPN
9 6 (30.00%) vSphere
9 6 (30.00%) 3PAR
9 6 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (30.00%) Junos
9 6 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
10 5 (25.00%) ITIL
10 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (25.00%) JSP 440

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Office
2 8 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 19 (95.00%) LAN
2 14 (70.00%) Firewall
3 9 (45.00%) Network Security
4 7 (35.00%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (30.00%) SAN
5 6 (30.00%) Junos
5 6 (30.00%) VPN
6 4 (20.00%) Internet
6 4 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (15.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (15.00%) DNS
7 3 (15.00%) SSL
8 2 (10.00%) VoIP
8 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
9 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (5.00%) Wireless
9 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
9 1 (5.00%) VLAN
General
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Network Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Services Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Implementation Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Network Implementation Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Unified Communications Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (25.00%) Cryptography
3 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.00%) EPoS
4 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Service Management
1 6 (30.00%) Service Delivery
1 6 (30.00%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 4 (20.00%) Network Management
4 3 (15.00%) Time Management
4 3 (15.00%) Network Design
4 3 (15.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Six Sigma
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) MCSA
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) JSP 440
2 4 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) vSphere
1 6 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 11 (55.00%) CheckPoint
2 11 (55.00%) Juniper
3 10 (50.00%) TippingPoint
4 8 (40.00%) F5
4 8 (40.00%) HP
5 7 (35.00%) McAfee
6 6 (30.00%) EMC
6 6 (30.00%) 3PAR
7 4 (20.00%) Crossbeam
7 4 (20.00%) Riverbed
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
9 1 (5.00%) BT
9 1 (5.00%) VMware
9 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
9 1 (5.00%) Apple