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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 67 59 21
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -38
Contract jobs citing WAN 39 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.10% 1.66% 6.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.61% 10.26% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 4 19
Median daily rate £340 £317 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.25% -9.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £277 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £345 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £24.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +81.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -
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
453 117 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 35.95% 16.20% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 47 37
Median daily rate £295 £294 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -15.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £238 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 22 3
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.90 £36.00 £30.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -11 38 £340 +7.25% 1
Sunderland -3 1 - -
WAN
North East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 58 (72.50%) LAN
2 45 (56.25%) Security Cleared
3 41 (51.25%) Unix
4 36 (45.00%) SC Cleared
5 27 (33.75%) ITIL
5 27 (33.75%) Network Design
5 27 (33.75%) Matrix Organization
6 25 (31.25%) Solaris
6 25 (31.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 25 (31.25%) Relational Database
7 23 (28.75%) Office Automation
8 22 (27.50%) Private Cloud
8 22 (27.50%) Linux
8 22 (27.50%) VPN
9 21 (26.25%) DNS
9 21 (26.25%) Perl
9 21 (26.25%) Korn
9 21 (26.25%) C-shell
9 21 (26.25%) Bash Shell
9 21 (26.25%) Unit Testing
10 20 (25.00%) Samba
10 20 (25.00%) Apache
10 20 (25.00%) TCP/IP
11 19 (23.75%) SAN
11 19 (23.75%) Degree
11 19 (23.75%) iSCSI
12 18 (22.50%) Red Hat
12 18 (22.50%) Service Management
13 16 (20.00%) Firewall
13 16 (20.00%) Middleware

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 20 (25.00%) Apache
2 6 (7.50%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.25%) MS Office
1 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 58 (72.50%) LAN
2 22 (27.50%) VPN
3 21 (26.25%) DNS
4 20 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 19 (23.75%) iSCSI
5 19 (23.75%) SAN
6 16 (20.00%) Firewall
7 13 (16.25%) LDAP
8 5 (6.25%) Kerberos
9 2 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.50%) Wireless
10 1 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.25%) Cisco IPT
10 1 (1.25%) DHCP
10 1 (1.25%) EIGRP
10 1 (1.25%) Internet
10 1 (1.25%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.25%) IPsec
10 1 (1.25%) NAS
10 1 (1.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (31.25%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) ClearCase
1 7 (8.75%) StarTeam
Job Titles
1 28 (35.00%) Architect
1 28 (35.00%) Unix Engineer
2 26 (32.50%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (11.25%) Network Engineer
4 8 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.00%) Consultant
7 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.75%) AIX Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Solaris Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Unix Support
9 2 (2.50%) AIX Administrator
9 2 (2.50%) AIX Systems Administrator
9 2 (2.50%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (2.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 2 (2.50%) Linux Consultant
9 2 (2.50%) Unix Consultant
9 2 (2.50%) Unix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.00%) Middleware
2 7 (8.75%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.50%) Private Cloud
2 10 (12.50%) HACMP
3 6 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.00%) CLARiiON
5 2 (2.50%) NHS
6 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.25%) Informatics
6 1 (1.25%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 41 (51.25%) Unix
2 25 (31.25%) Solaris
3 22 (27.50%) Linux
4 11 (13.75%) AIX
5 3 (3.75%) HPUX
6 1 (1.25%) Windows
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (33.75%) ITIL
1 27 (33.75%) Matrix Organization
1 27 (33.75%) Network Design
2 25 (31.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 23 (28.75%) Office Automation
4 21 (26.25%) Unit Testing
5 18 (22.50%) Service Management
6 15 (18.75%) Configuration Management
7 13 (16.25%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (10.00%) High Availability
9 8 (10.00%) Open Source
10 7 (8.75%) ITIL V3
10 7 (8.75%) Lean Six Sigma
10 7 (8.75%) Six Sigma
10 7 (8.75%) Workflow
11 5 (6.25%) Validation
12 4 (5.00%) Patch Management
12 4 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
13 2 (2.50%) Cross-Browser Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.25%) Bash Shell
1 21 (26.25%) C-shell
1 21 (26.25%) Korn
1 21 (26.25%) Perl
2 12 (15.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 36 (45.00%) SC Cleared
3 19 (23.75%) Degree
4 10 (12.50%) IBM AIX Certification
5 6 (7.50%) CCNP
5 6 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.50%) CCIE
6 2 (2.50%) CCNA
7 1 (1.25%) CCDP
7 1 (1.25%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 20 (25.00%) Samba
2 10 (12.50%) GPFS
3 8 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (1.25%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (22.50%) Red Hat
2 12 (15.00%) IBM
3 11 (13.75%) Oracle
4 10 (12.50%) HP
5 8 (10.00%) VMware
6 6 (7.50%) Cisco
7 4 (5.00%) EMC
7 4 (5.00%) Sun
8 3 (3.75%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.50%) CA
9 2 (2.50%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.25%) ArcSight
10 1 (1.25%) Avaya
10 1 (1.25%) Dell
10 1 (1.25%) Genesys
10 1 (1.25%) Palo Alto
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