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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 64 33 23
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.31% 4.08% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.19% 39.53% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 1
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£310 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.25 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.13% -14.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -12.08%
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
153 43 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 18.24% 10.31% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 27 8
Average daily rate £488 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 3
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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 4 September 2015. 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 -29 9 £310 -22.50% 3
Sunderland - 2 - -
WAN
North East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 22 (100.00%) LAN
2 17 (77.27%) Firewall
3 15 (68.18%) Security Cleared
4 12 (54.55%) HP
4 12 (54.55%) Juniper
5 11 (50.00%) Data Centre
6 10 (45.45%) F5
6 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
6 10 (45.45%) Cisco
7 9 (40.91%) CheckPoint
7 9 (40.91%) TippingPoint
7 9 (40.91%) Network Security
8 8 (36.36%) VPN
9 7 (31.82%) Ethernet
10 6 (27.27%) MS Office
10 6 (27.27%) Windows
10 6 (27.27%) VLAN
10 6 (27.27%) Network Design
10 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
10 6 (27.27%) Structured Cabling
11 5 (22.73%) HP Helion
11 5 (22.73%) Private Cloud
11 5 (22.73%) Fortinet
11 5 (22.73%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (22.73%) Junos
11 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
11 5 (22.73%) ITIL
11 5 (22.73%) SAN
11 5 (22.73%) CCNA
11 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (4.55%) IBM Notes
1 1 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
2 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 22 (100.00%) LAN
2 17 (77.27%) Firewall
3 9 (40.91%) Network Security
4 8 (36.36%) VPN
5 7 (31.82%) Ethernet
6 6 (27.27%) VLAN
6 6 (27.27%) Structured Cabling
7 5 (22.73%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (22.73%) Junos
7 5 (22.73%) SAN
7 5 (22.73%) DWDM
8 4 (18.18%) Internet
9 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (9.09%) Wireless
10 2 (9.09%) IPsec
10 2 (9.09%) IP Telephony
10 2 (9.09%) BGP
10 2 (9.09%) NetScreen
10 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
10 2 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (86.36%) Network Engineer
2 1 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
2 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (4.55%) Implementation Consultant
2 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
2 1 (4.55%) Deskside Support
2 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (4.55%) Network Implementation Consultant
2 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications Consultant
2 1 (4.55%) Network Consultant
2 1 (4.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (22.73%) Private Cloud
3 3 (13.64%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.55%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
1 6 (27.27%) Network Design
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (13.64%) Service Management
4 3 (13.64%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.09%) Network Management
5 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.09%) Time Management
6 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.55%) BCP
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (4.55%) Server Building
Qualifications
1 15 (68.18%) Security Cleared
2 10 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 5 (22.73%) CCNA
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (13.64%) CCNP
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) JSP 440
2 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
1 4 (18.18%) vSphere
1 4 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) HP
1 12 (54.55%) Juniper
2 10 (45.45%) Cisco
2 10 (45.45%) F5
3 9 (40.91%) CheckPoint
3 9 (40.91%) TippingPoint
4 5 (22.73%) Fortinet
4 5 (22.73%) McAfee
5 4 (18.18%) EMC
5 4 (18.18%) Crossbeam
5 4 (18.18%) Riverbed
5 4 (18.18%) 3PAR
6 2 (9.09%) Aruba
6 2 (9.09%) Blue Coat
6 2 (9.09%) Remedy
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) Lotus
7 1 (4.55%) Apple
7 1 (4.55%) VMware