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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 30 23 29
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.23% 1.46% 3.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.30% 18.75% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 7
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% +47.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £20.09
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +7.01%
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
47 16 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 11.03% 7.77% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 6 40
Average daily rate £350 £350 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £295 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +16.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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
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 29 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 15 £400 +14.28% 1
Gateshead +1 3 £175 -
Sunderland - - - - 1
WAN
North East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 31 (88.57%) LAN
2 22 (62.86%) Service Management
3 18 (51.43%) Firewall
4 13 (37.14%) Network Design
5 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
5 12 (34.29%) DNS
6 11 (31.43%) VPN
6 11 (31.43%) Cisco
6 11 (31.43%) UNIX
6 11 (31.43%) Middleware
6 11 (31.43%) Configuration Management
6 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
7 10 (28.57%) Open Source
7 10 (28.57%) SAN
7 10 (28.57%) Red Hat
7 10 (28.57%) AIX
7 10 (28.57%) Solaris
7 10 (28.57%) MS Office
8 9 (25.71%) Windows
9 8 (22.86%) Service Delivery
9 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
9 8 (22.86%) ITIL
9 8 (22.86%) WhatsUp Gold
9 8 (22.86%) Network Management
9 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (22.86%) Incident Management
9 8 (22.86%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (20.00%) QA
10 7 (20.00%) VMware

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (11.43%) WebLogic
1 4 (11.43%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (28.57%) MS Office
2 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 31 (88.57%) LAN
2 18 (51.43%) Firewall
3 12 (34.29%) DNS
4 11 (31.43%) VPN
5 10 (28.57%) SAN
6 7 (20.00%) DHCP
7 6 (17.14%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (17.14%) Network Security
8 5 (14.29%) SSL
8 5 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (11.43%) Junos
10 3 (8.57%) DSL
11 2 (5.71%) MPLS
11 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
12 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
12 1 (2.86%) SMS
12 1 (2.86%) Wireless
12 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) UNIX Engineer
2 9 (25.71%) Architect
3 8 (22.86%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Network Support
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (31.43%) Middleware
2 4 (11.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Open Source
2 5 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 5 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 5 (14.29%) HACMP
2 5 (14.29%) Cryptography
3 2 (5.71%) PMI
3 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) UNIX
2 10 (28.57%) AIX
2 10 (28.57%) Solaris
3 9 (25.71%) Windows
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (14.29%) Linux
6 4 (11.43%) HPUX
6 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000
7 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (62.86%) Service Management
2 13 (37.14%) Network Design
3 11 (31.43%) Configuration Management
4 8 (22.86%) ITIL
4 8 (22.86%) Service Delivery
4 8 (22.86%) Incident Management
4 8 (22.86%) Network Management
4 8 (22.86%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 4 (11.43%) Load Balancing
7 4 (11.43%) Change Data Capture
8 3 (8.57%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (8.57%) Time Management
9 2 (5.71%) Lean Six Sigma
9 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
9 2 (5.71%) Workflow
9 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.71%) Six Sigma
9 2 (5.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) C
2 5 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) IBM AIX Certification
4 2 (5.71%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.86%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) CCNP
5 1 (2.86%) CCNA
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.00%) QA
2 4 (11.43%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (14.29%) GPFS
3 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.43%) vSphere
3 4 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (11.43%) KVM
3 4 (11.43%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (5.71%) WSUS
3 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Cisco
2 10 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 7 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 7 (20.00%) HP
3 7 (20.00%) VMware
3 7 (20.00%) Juniper
3 7 (20.00%) F5
4 6 (17.14%) IBM
4 6 (17.14%) McAfee
5 5 (14.29%) Oracle
5 5 (14.29%) Citrix
6 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
6 4 (11.43%) EMC
6 4 (11.43%) 3PAR
6 4 (11.43%) TippingPoint
7 3 (8.57%) Riverbed
7 3 (8.57%) Crossbeam
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