The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 84 62 51
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -11
Contract jobs citing WAN 23 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.90% 0.97% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.21% 5.93% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 13
Median daily rate £419 £388 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.06% -7.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £400 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +16.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -21.42%
WAN
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
319 118 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 26.32% 16.30% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 59 69
Median daily rate £340 £400 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £540 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 18 7
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Tyne and Wear region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Tyne and Wear region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 22 £420 +8.38% 2
WAN
North East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for WAN.

1 45 (72.58%) LAN
2 35 (56.45%) Network Design
3 29 (46.77%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 28 (45.16%) Private Cloud
4 28 (45.16%) Security Cleared
5 27 (43.55%) Matrix Organization
5 27 (43.55%) Relational Database
6 25 (40.32%) Office Automation
7 24 (38.71%) Unix
8 22 (35.48%) Solaris
8 22 (35.48%) SC Cleared
9 19 (30.65%) Windows
9 19 (30.65%) LDAP
9 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
10 18 (29.03%) ITIL
10 18 (29.03%) Data Centre
11 17 (27.42%) Oracle
12 16 (25.81%) TCP/IP
12 16 (25.81%) DNS
13 15 (24.19%) Perl
13 15 (24.19%) Linux
13 15 (24.19%) Apache
13 15 (24.19%) Samba
13 15 (24.19%) C-shell
13 15 (24.19%) Bash Shell
13 15 (24.19%) Unit Testing
13 15 (24.19%) Korn
14 14 (22.58%) iSCSI
14 14 (22.58%) SAN
14 14 (22.58%) Red Hat

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 15 (24.19%) Apache
2 9 (14.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 45 (72.58%) LAN
2 19 (30.65%) LDAP
3 16 (25.81%) DNS
3 16 (25.81%) TCP/IP
4 14 (22.58%) iSCSI
4 14 (22.58%) SAN
5 9 (14.52%) VPN
6 5 (8.06%) Kerberos
7 4 (6.45%) Firewall
7 4 (6.45%) Wireless
8 3 (4.84%) BIG-IP
9 2 (3.23%) IPsec
9 2 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.61%) BGP
10 1 (1.61%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (1.61%) DHCP
10 1 (1.61%) EIGRP
10 1 (1.61%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.61%) MPLS
10 1 (1.61%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (43.55%) Relational Database
2 13 (20.97%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (20.97%) ClearCase
1 13 (20.97%) StarTeam
General
1 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (51.61%) Architect
2 27 (43.55%) Solutions Architect
3 18 (29.03%) Infrastructure Architect
4 14 (22.58%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 12 (19.35%) Unix Engineer
6 7 (11.29%) HPUX Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Network Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Unix Linux Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Linux Specialist
9 2 (3.23%) Solaris Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Unix Specialist
10 1 (1.61%) IP Telephony Engineer
10 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared DBA
10 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 1 (1.61%) Systems Support
10 1 (1.61%) Unix DBA
10 1 (1.61%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.97%) LAMP
2 5 (8.06%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (45.16%) Private Cloud
2 18 (29.03%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.45%) CLARiiON
3 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 24 (38.71%) Unix
2 22 (35.48%) Solaris
3 19 (30.65%) Windows
4 15 (24.19%) Linux
5 8 (12.90%) HPUX
6 2 (3.23%) AIX
7 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (56.45%) Network Design
2 29 (46.77%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 27 (43.55%) Matrix Organization
4 25 (40.32%) Office Automation
5 18 (29.03%) ITIL
6 15 (24.19%) Unit Testing
7 13 (20.97%) Configuration Management
8 9 (14.52%) Service Management
9 6 (9.68%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (6.45%) Patch Management
10 4 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (4.84%) ITSM
12 1 (1.61%) Change Management
12 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Architecture
12 1 (1.61%) Incident Management
12 1 (1.61%) Problem Management
12 1 (1.61%) Release Management
12 1 (1.61%) Root Cause Analysis
12 1 (1.61%) Service Delivery
12 1 (1.61%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) Bash Shell
1 15 (24.19%) C-shell
1 15 (24.19%) Korn
1 15 (24.19%) Perl
2 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (45.16%) Security Cleared
2 22 (35.48%) SC Cleared
3 13 (20.97%) Degree
4 5 (8.06%) CCNP
4 5 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.84%) CCIE
6 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.23%) CCDP
6 2 (3.23%) CCIP
6 2 (3.23%) CCSA
6 2 (3.23%) CCSE
6 2 (3.23%) HP ASE
6 2 (3.23%) HP MASE
6 2 (3.23%) JNCIA
6 2 (3.23%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.61%) CCNA
7 1 (1.61%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (24.19%) Samba
2 13 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (3.23%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 19 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 17 (27.42%) Oracle
3 14 (22.58%) HP
3 14 (22.58%) Red Hat
4 13 (20.97%) VMware
5 6 (9.68%) Cisco
6 4 (6.45%) CheckPoint
6 4 (6.45%) EMC
6 4 (6.45%) F5
6 4 (6.45%) Sun
7 3 (4.84%) Aruba
7 3 (4.84%) Juniper
7 3 (4.84%) Riverbed
8 2 (3.23%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.61%) Avaya
9 1 (1.61%) Genesys
9 1 (1.61%) IBM
9 1 (1.61%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.61%) SolarWinds