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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
England / North East
Rank 53 64 43
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -21
Contract jobs citing WAN 32 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.60% 1.33% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.63% 10.08% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 7
Median daily rate £390 £286 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.60% -32.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £270 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £327 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.30 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-18.52% -9.09%

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
163 119 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 18.36% 13.19% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 63 64
Median daily rate £345 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £533 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the North East region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +13 32 £390 +36.60% 1
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for WAN.

1 56 (88.89%) LAN
2 47 (74.60%) Network Design
3 39 (61.90%) Security Cleared
4 34 (53.97%) SC Cleared
5 31 (49.21%) Microsoft
6 29 (46.03%) Data Centre
7 27 (42.86%) Windows
7 27 (42.86%) Private Cloud
7 27 (42.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 25 (39.68%) ITIL
8 25 (39.68%) HP
8 25 (39.68%) Cisco
8 25 (39.68%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (39.68%) Wireless
8 25 (39.68%) Relational Database
9 24 (38.10%) F5
9 24 (38.10%) CCNP
9 24 (38.10%) Matrix Organization
10 23 (36.51%) Firewall
10 23 (36.51%) Riverbed
11 22 (34.92%) JNCIA
11 22 (34.92%) CheckPoint
11 22 (34.92%) CCIE
12 21 (33.33%) Juniper
12 21 (33.33%) CCSA
12 21 (33.33%) Office Automation
13 20 (31.75%) FortiGate
13 20 (31.75%) Fortinet
13 20 (31.75%) ITSM
13 20 (31.75%) Service Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.35%) Apache
2 3 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.17%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (30.16%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Yammer
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 56 (88.89%) LAN
2 25 (39.68%) Wireless
3 23 (36.51%) Firewall
4 16 (25.40%) BIG-IP
5 5 (7.94%) DNS
5 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.35%) iSCSI
6 4 (6.35%) LDAP
6 4 (6.35%) SAN
7 3 (4.76%) Skype
7 3 (4.76%) VPN
8 2 (3.17%) PBX
9 1 (1.59%) BGP
9 1 (1.59%) DHCP
9 1 (1.59%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.59%) IPsec
9 1 (1.59%) MPLS
9 1 (1.59%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (39.68%) Relational Database
2 4 (6.35%) MySQL
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) ClearCase
1 2 (3.17%) StarTeam
General
1 10 (15.87%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (47.62%) Architect
2 23 (36.51%) Solutions Architect
3 22 (34.92%) Infrastructure Architect
3 22 (34.92%) Network Engineer
4 17 (26.98%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) HPUX Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Network Support
6 2 (3.17%) Network Support Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Support Engineer
7 1 (1.59%) Analyst
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 1 (1.59%) Help Desk Manager
7 1 (1.59%) IT Manager
7 1 (1.59%) Project Manager
7 1 (1.59%) Service Analyst
7 1 (1.59%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (1.59%) Service Manager
7 1 (1.59%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (46.03%) Data Centre
2 27 (42.86%) Private Cloud
3 10 (15.87%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.17%) Clustering
4 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (42.86%) Windows
2 5 (7.94%) Solaris
3 4 (6.35%) Linux
4 3 (4.76%) AIX
4 3 (4.76%) Unix
5 2 (3.17%) HPUX
6 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (74.60%) Network Design
2 27 (42.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 25 (39.68%) ITIL
4 24 (38.10%) Matrix Organization
5 21 (33.33%) Office Automation
6 20 (31.75%) ITSM
6 20 (31.75%) Service Management
7 4 (6.35%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (6.35%) Unit Testing
8 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
9 2 (3.17%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.17%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.17%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (1.59%) Incident Management
10 1 (1.59%) ITIL V3
10 1 (1.59%) Problem Management
10 1 (1.59%) Process Improvement
10 1 (1.59%) Release Management
10 1 (1.59%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.35%) Bash Shell
1 4 (6.35%) C-shell
1 4 (6.35%) Korn
1 4 (6.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 39 (61.90%) Security Cleared
2 34 (53.97%) SC Cleared
3 25 (39.68%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (38.10%) CCNP
5 22 (34.92%) CCIE
5 22 (34.92%) JNCIA
6 21 (33.33%) CCSA
7 19 (30.16%) CCDP
7 19 (30.16%) CCIP
7 19 (30.16%) CCSE
7 19 (30.16%) JNCIE
8 17 (26.98%) Degree
9 13 (20.63%) HP ASE
9 13 (20.63%) HP MASE
10 4 (6.35%) CCNA
11 2 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.35%) Samba
3 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (31.75%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 31 (49.21%) Microsoft
2 25 (39.68%) Cisco
2 25 (39.68%) HP
3 24 (38.10%) F5
4 23 (36.51%) Riverbed
5 22 (34.92%) CheckPoint
6 21 (33.33%) Juniper
7 20 (31.75%) Fortinet
8 16 (25.40%) Aruba
9 6 (9.52%) VMware
10 5 (7.94%) Oracle
11 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
12 2 (3.17%) Citrix
12 2 (3.17%) Mitel
13 1 (1.59%) Aerohive Networks
13 1 (1.59%) Avaya
13 1 (1.59%) Nortel
13 1 (1.59%) Palo Alto
13 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow
13 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds