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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 61 33 47
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +14
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.26% 2.54% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.68% 13.51% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Average daily rate £285 £420 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.14% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
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
93 74 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 13.01% 18.83% 18.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 48 32
Average daily rate £403 £413 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.42% +68.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £265 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £451 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £25.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 - £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 - £28.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Newcastle upon Tyne -30 7 £285 -32.14% 1
Sunderland +3 2 - -
WAN
North East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 18 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (50.00%) VPN
3 8 (44.44%) Service Management
3 8 (44.44%) Firewall
3 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 6 (33.33%) IBM
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) ITIL
4 6 (33.33%) Unix
5 5 (27.78%) Windows
5 5 (27.78%) AIX
5 5 (27.78%) Solaris
5 5 (27.78%) IBM AIX Certification
5 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
5 5 (27.78%) Cisco
5 5 (27.78%) HACMP
5 5 (27.78%) Middleware
5 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (27.78%) Open Source
5 5 (27.78%) ITIL V3
5 5 (27.78%) High Availability
5 5 (27.78%) GPFS
6 4 (22.22%) Office 365
6 4 (22.22%) Lean Six Sigma
6 4 (22.22%) Six Sigma
6 4 (22.22%) Workflow
6 4 (22.22%) VoIP
7 3 (16.67%) MS Excel

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 18 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (50.00%) VPN
3 8 (44.44%) Firewall
4 4 (22.22%) VoIP
5 3 (16.67%) VLAN
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (11.11%) MPLS
6 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (5.56%) DHCP
7 1 (5.56%) DNS
7 1 (5.56%) DWDM
7 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
7 1 (5.56%) Network Security
7 1 (5.56%) SAN
7 1 (5.56%) SNMP
7 1 (5.56%) SSL
7 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) Star Schema
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Consultant
1 5 (27.78%) Unix Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) AIX Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Installations Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Mitel Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Business Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Service Design Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Services Delivery Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) VoIP Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) HACMP
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Unix
2 5 (27.78%) AIX
2 5 (27.78%) Solaris
2 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Service Management
2 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 6 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (27.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (27.78%) High Availability
3 5 (27.78%) ITIL V3
3 5 (27.78%) Open Source
4 4 (22.22%) Lean Six Sigma
4 4 (22.22%) Six Sigma
4 4 (22.22%) Workflow
5 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 3 (16.67%) Time Management
6 2 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) Use Case
7 1 (5.56%) BCP
7 1 (5.56%) Change Management
7 1 (5.56%) Identity Management
7 1 (5.56%) Information Security Management
7 1 (5.56%) Security Management
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) IBM AIX Certification
4 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) GPFS
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) IBM
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco
2 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
3 3 (16.67%) Juniper
3 3 (16.67%) Mitel
4 2 (11.11%) Apple
4 2 (11.11%) Aruba
4 2 (11.11%) Avaya
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) F5
5 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.56%) VMware