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 25 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 54 53 38
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing WAN 31 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.37% 2.01% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.96% 15.05% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 5
Median daily rate £395 £283 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.69% -32.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £235 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £319 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-22.35% -1.16%

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
135 93 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 19.01% 13.32% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 51 44
Median daily rate £338 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £533 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 31 £395 +39.69% 1
WAN
North East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 25 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for WAN.

1 53 (96.36%) LAN
2 48 (87.27%) Network Design
3 35 (63.64%) Security Cleared
4 31 (56.36%) SC Cleared
5 30 (54.55%) Data Centre
6 28 (50.91%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 28 (50.91%) Private Cloud
6 28 (50.91%) Windows
6 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
7 26 (47.27%) Relational Database
8 25 (45.45%) Matrix Organization
9 24 (43.64%) F5
9 24 (43.64%) Wireless
9 24 (43.64%) Cisco
9 24 (43.64%) CCNP
9 24 (43.64%) HP
9 24 (43.64%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (41.82%) Riverbed
11 22 (40.00%) JNCIA
11 22 (40.00%) Firewall
11 22 (40.00%) CheckPoint
11 22 (40.00%) CCIE
11 22 (40.00%) Office Automation
12 21 (38.18%) Juniper
12 21 (38.18%) CCSA
13 20 (36.36%) Fortinet
13 20 (36.36%) FortiGate
13 20 (36.36%) ITSM
13 20 (36.36%) Service Management
13 20 (36.36%) MS Excel

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:

Applications
1 20 (36.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 53 (96.36%) LAN
2 24 (43.64%) Wireless
3 22 (40.00%) Firewall
4 16 (29.09%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.82%) BGP
5 1 (1.82%) IPsec
5 1 (1.82%) MPLS
5 1 (1.82%) OSPF
5 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (47.27%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (56.36%) Architect
2 24 (43.64%) Solutions Architect
3 22 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 21 (38.18%) Network Engineer
5 17 (30.91%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Network Support
7 2 (3.64%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Support Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Juniper Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Network Architect
8 1 (1.82%) Network Specialist
8 1 (1.82%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Support Specialist
8 1 (1.82%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 30 (54.55%) Data Centre
2 28 (50.91%) Private Cloud
3 10 (18.18%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (50.91%) Windows
2 1 (1.82%) AIX
2 1 (1.82%) Solaris
2 1 (1.82%) Unix
2 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (87.27%) Network Design
2 28 (50.91%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 25 (45.45%) Matrix Organization
4 22 (40.00%) Office Automation
5 20 (36.36%) ITIL
5 20 (36.36%) ITSM
5 20 (36.36%) Service Management
6 6 (10.91%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (1.82%) Change Management
8 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (1.82%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.82%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.82%) Process Improvement
8 1 (1.82%) Release Management
8 1 (1.82%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.82%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 35 (63.64%) Security Cleared
2 31 (56.36%) SC Cleared
3 24 (43.64%) CCNP
3 24 (43.64%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (40.00%) CCIE
4 22 (40.00%) JNCIA
5 21 (38.18%) CCSA
6 19 (34.55%) CCDP
6 19 (34.55%) CCIP
6 19 (34.55%) CCSE
6 19 (34.55%) JNCIE
7 18 (32.73%) Degree
8 13 (23.64%) HP ASE
8 13 (23.64%) HP MASE
9 3 (5.45%) CCNA
10 2 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 20 (36.36%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 28 (50.91%) Microsoft
2 24 (43.64%) Cisco
2 24 (43.64%) F5
2 24 (43.64%) HP
3 23 (41.82%) Riverbed
4 22 (40.00%) CheckPoint
5 21 (38.18%) Juniper
6 20 (36.36%) Fortinet
7 16 (29.09%) Aruba
8 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow