The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North East region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 34 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.59% 1.24% 2.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.00% 12.50% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 7
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£347 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.19% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £283 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £343 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.69% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.38 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -9.88%
Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
75 32 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.97% 9.91% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 13 50
Average daily rate £325 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £32.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.46% +96.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £10.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.80 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
WAN
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 0 18 £347 -0.72% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 27 (87.10%) LAN
2 17 (54.84%) Service Management
3 13 (41.94%) Firewall
4 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
4 11 (35.48%) VPN
4 11 (35.48%) UNIX
5 10 (32.26%) Solaris
5 10 (32.26%) Middleware
5 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
6 9 (29.03%) Open Source
6 9 (29.03%) Configuration Management
6 9 (29.03%) IBM
6 9 (29.03%) Red Hat
6 9 (29.03%) AIX
6 9 (29.03%) C
7 8 (25.81%) SQL
7 8 (25.81%) Windows
7 8 (25.81%) SAN
8 7 (22.58%) HP
8 7 (22.58%) ITIL
8 7 (22.58%) MS Office
8 7 (22.58%) DNS
8 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (22.58%) VMware
8 7 (22.58%) Network Design
9 6 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
9 6 (19.35%) Cisco
9 6 (19.35%) DHCP
10 5 (16.13%) HACMP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 (9.68%) WebLogic
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Office
2 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 27 (87.10%) LAN
2 13 (41.94%) Firewall
3 11 (35.48%) VPN
4 8 (25.81%) SAN
5 7 (22.58%) DNS
6 6 (19.35%) DHCP
6 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
7 4 (12.90%) Internet
8 3 (9.68%) APPN
8 3 (9.68%) SNA
8 3 (9.68%) FTP
8 3 (9.68%) HTTP
8 3 (9.68%) Network Security
8 3 (9.68%) Junos
9 2 (6.45%) 4G
9 2 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (6.45%) 3G
10 1 (3.23%) MPLS
10 1 (3.23%) DSL
10 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.68%) DB2
3 3 (9.68%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
1 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
1 3 (9.68%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) UNIX Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Architect
3 5 (16.13%) Network Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Project Manager
5 3 (9.68%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Support
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Telecoms Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Data Network Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Middleware
2 3 (9.68%) APPC
2 3 (9.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Open Source
2 5 (16.13%) HACMP
3 4 (12.90%) Thin Client
3 4 (12.90%) Fat Client
4 3 (9.68%) iSeries
4 3 (9.68%) AS400
5 2 (6.45%) PMI
5 2 (6.45%) Cryptography
5 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (3.23%) PKI
6 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (35.48%) UNIX
2 10 (32.26%) Solaris
3 9 (29.03%) AIX
4 8 (25.81%) Windows
5 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
6 4 (12.90%) Linux
6 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
7 3 (9.68%) HPUX
7 3 (9.68%) i5/OS
8 2 (6.45%) OS/400
8 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (54.84%) Service Management
2 9 (29.03%) Configuration Management
3 7 (22.58%) ITIL
3 7 (22.58%) Network Design
4 6 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
5 4 (12.90%) Project Management
5 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
5 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Network Management
5 4 (12.90%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (9.68%) Change Data Capture
6 3 (9.68%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (6.45%) Lean Six Sigma
7 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.45%) Six Sigma
7 2 (6.45%) Workflow
8 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) C
2 8 (25.81%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) COBOL
3 3 (9.68%) RPG
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) Security Cleared
2 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) IBM AIX Certification
4 3 (9.68%) IBM Certification
5 2 (6.45%) PMI Certification
6 1 (3.23%) CCNP
6 1 (3.23%) CCNA
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
1 3 (9.68%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.90%) VMware ESX
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.68%) vSphere
3 3 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (9.68%) PowerHA
3 3 (9.68%) KVM
3 3 (9.68%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (9.68%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) IBM
1 9 (29.03%) Red Hat
2 7 (22.58%) VMware
2 7 (22.58%) HP
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco
4 5 (16.13%) Oracle
5 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.90%) Citrix
6 3 (9.68%) Juniper
6 3 (9.68%) EMC
6 3 (9.68%) Crossbeam
6 3 (9.68%) TippingPoint
6 3 (9.68%) Riverbed
6 3 (9.68%) 3PAR
6 3 (9.68%) F5
6 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
6 3 (9.68%) NetIQ
7 2 (6.45%) McAfee
8 1 (3.23%) Splunk