The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 50 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.86% 0.48% 2.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.38% 2.44% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 2
Average daily rate £281 - £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 - £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 - £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
65 41 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 12.10% 19.71% 24.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 20 31
Average daily rate £273 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £10.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
WAN
North East

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 9 £281 - 3
WAN
North East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 8 (80.00%) LAN
1 8 (80.00%) Service Management
2 6 (60.00%) UNIX
2 6 (60.00%) VPN
3 5 (50.00%) Solaris
3 5 (50.00%) Middleware
4 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) AIX
4 4 (40.00%) IBM
4 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (40.00%) Open Source
5 3 (30.00%) IBM AIX Certification
5 3 (30.00%) HACMP
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL
5 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (20.00%) 3G
6 2 (20.00%) Workflow
6 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) Oracle
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) LAN
2 6 (60.00%) VPN
3 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) 3G
4 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) 4G
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) Internet
5 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (10.00%) IPsec
5 1 (10.00%) DSL
5 1 (10.00%) MPLS
5 1 (10.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Telecoms Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Open Source
2 3 (30.00%) HACMP
3 2 (20.00%) PMI
4 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) UNIX
2 5 (50.00%) Solaris
3 4 (40.00%) AIX
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) HPUX
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Service Management
2 4 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (20.00%) Workflow
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) Change Data Capture
5 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
5 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) IBM AIX Certification
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (10.00%) KVM
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) IBM
1 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Splunk
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft