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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 37 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 20 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 4.05% 0.53% 3.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 29.41% 6.25% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 5
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£418 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 - £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.50 £15.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% -2.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £15.50 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £15.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.59
% change year-on-year
- +2.09%
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
68 16 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 13.77% 8.47% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 8 35
Average daily rate £400 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.50 £19.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 - 17 £409 - 4
Gateshead 0 2 - -
Sunderland - 1 £450 -
WAN
North East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 32 (94.12%) LAN
2 18 (52.94%) Service Management
3 17 (50.00%) Firewall
4 16 (47.06%) Network Design
5 13 (38.24%) DNS
6 12 (35.29%) Cisco
6 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
7 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
7 11 (32.35%) SAN
8 10 (29.41%) MS Office
9 9 (26.47%) Windows
9 9 (26.47%) Configuration Management
9 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (26.47%) WhatsUp Gold
9 9 (26.47%) Network Management
9 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (26.47%) Network Monitoring
9 9 (26.47%) Incident Management
10 8 (23.53%) F5
10 8 (23.53%) Open Source
10 8 (23.53%) Service Delivery
10 8 (23.53%) Red Hat
10 8 (23.53%) CheckPoint
10 8 (23.53%) Middleware
10 8 (23.53%) AIX
10 8 (23.53%) Solaris
10 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
10 8 (23.53%) UNIX
10 8 (23.53%) HP
10 8 (23.53%) VPN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (11.76%) Oracle Application Server
1 4 (11.76%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS Office
2 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 32 (94.12%) LAN
2 17 (50.00%) Firewall
3 13 (38.24%) DNS
4 11 (32.35%) SAN
5 8 (23.53%) VPN
6 7 (20.59%) DHCP
6 7 (20.59%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (20.59%) Network Security
7 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (17.65%) SSL
8 5 (14.71%) Junos
9 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (5.88%) MPLS
10 2 (5.88%) DSL
10 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
10 2 (5.88%) SMS
11 1 (2.94%) Cisco ISE
11 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (11.76%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Architect
2 9 (26.47%) Network Engineer
3 8 (23.53%) UNIX Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.82%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Network Support
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) Middleware
2 4 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Open Source
2 6 (17.65%) Cryptography
3 5 (14.71%) Thin Client
3 5 (14.71%) Fat Client
4 3 (8.82%) HACMP
5 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.94%) Clustering
6 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (26.47%) Windows
1 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2003
1 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (23.53%) AIX
2 8 (23.53%) Solaris
2 8 (23.53%) UNIX
3 5 (14.71%) Linux
3 5 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 4 (11.76%) HPUX
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000
5 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Service Management
2 16 (47.06%) Network Design
3 9 (26.47%) Configuration Management
3 9 (26.47%) Network Management
3 9 (26.47%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (26.47%) Incident Management
4 8 (23.53%) Service Delivery
5 6 (17.65%) ITIL
6 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (14.71%) Performance Testing
6 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
7 4 (11.76%) Change Data Capture
8 3 (8.82%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (8.82%) Time Management
9 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
10 1 (2.94%) Six Sigma
10 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
10 1 (2.94%) Budget Control
10 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) C
2 5 (14.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (2.94%) CCNP
4 1 (2.94%) CCNA
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (20.59%) QA
2 5 (14.71%) JSP 440
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
2 5 (14.71%) vSphere
2 5 (14.71%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (14.71%) VMware ESX
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (11.76%) KVM
3 4 (11.76%) RHEV
3 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
4 3 (8.82%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (5.88%) WSUS
3 1 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Cisco
2 8 (23.53%) F5
2 8 (23.53%) Red Hat
2 8 (23.53%) CheckPoint
2 8 (23.53%) HP
2 8 (23.53%) Juniper
3 7 (20.59%) McAfee
3 7 (20.59%) VMware
4 5 (14.71%) EMC
4 5 (14.71%) Citrix
4 5 (14.71%) Oracle
4 5 (14.71%) 3PAR
4 5 (14.71%) TippingPoint
5 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.82%) IBM
6 3 (8.82%) Riverbed
6 3 (8.82%) Crossbeam
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