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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 43 25 30
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 21 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.76% 0.60% 3.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.93% 6.67% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 2
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£409 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 - £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 - £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
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 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £15.50 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+9.92% -5.48%
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
81 15 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 14.49% 9.04% 24.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 6 33
Average daily rate £348 £300 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £378 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 15
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 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.50 £20.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne - 18 £400 - 1
Gateshead 0 2 - -
Sunderland - 1 £450 -
WAN
North East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 35 (94.59%) LAN
2 21 (56.76%) Service Management
3 20 (54.05%) Firewall
4 19 (51.35%) Network Design
5 16 (43.24%) DNS
6 15 (40.54%) Cisco
7 14 (37.84%) SAN
7 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
8 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
8 13 (35.14%) MS Office
9 12 (32.43%) Windows
9 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (32.43%) Incident Management
9 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (32.43%) WhatsUp Gold
9 12 (32.43%) Network Management
9 12 (32.43%) Network Monitoring
10 11 (29.73%) F5
10 11 (29.73%) CheckPoint
10 11 (29.73%) Service Delivery
10 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
10 11 (29.73%) Juniper
11 10 (27.03%) HP
11 10 (27.03%) McAfee
11 10 (27.03%) Network Security
11 10 (27.03%) QA
11 10 (27.03%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (24.32%) Cryptography
12 9 (24.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 9 (24.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (10.81%) WebLogic
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Office
2 11 (29.73%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 35 (94.59%) LAN
2 20 (54.05%) Firewall
3 16 (43.24%) DNS
4 14 (37.84%) SAN
5 10 (27.03%) Network Security
5 10 (27.03%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (24.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 9 (24.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 9 (24.32%) SSL
7 8 (21.62%) VPN
7 8 (21.62%) Junos
8 7 (18.92%) DHCP
9 6 (16.22%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (5.41%) DSL
10 2 (5.41%) MPLS
10 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
10 2 (5.41%) SMS
11 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (2.70%) Wireless
11 1 (2.70%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Network Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Architect
3 8 (21.62%) UNIX Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco Support
6 1 (2.70%) Network Architect
6 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Data Network Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.70%) Network Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.62%) Middleware
2 4 (10.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (24.32%) Cryptography
2 8 (21.62%) Open Source
3 5 (13.51%) Fat Client
3 5 (13.51%) Thin Client
4 3 (8.11%) HACMP
5 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.70%) Clustering
6 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Windows
1 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2003
1 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (21.62%) UNIX
2 8 (21.62%) AIX
2 8 (21.62%) Solaris
3 5 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (13.51%) Linux
4 4 (10.81%) HPUX
4 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000
5 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Service Management
2 19 (51.35%) Network Design
3 12 (32.43%) Incident Management
3 12 (32.43%) Network Management
3 12 (32.43%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (29.73%) Service Delivery
5 9 (24.32%) Configuration Management
5 9 (24.32%) ITIL
6 8 (21.62%) Load Balancing
7 6 (16.22%) Time Management
8 5 (13.51%) Performance Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (10.81%) Change Data Capture
10 3 (8.11%) Network Load Balancing
11 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
12 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
12 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
12 1 (2.70%) Lean Six Sigma
12 1 (2.70%) Budget Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) C
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) Security Cleared
2 13 (35.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) IBM AIX Certification
4 1 (2.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) CCNP
4 1 (2.70%) CCNA
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) QA
2 8 (21.62%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) VMware ESXi
1 8 (21.62%) vSphere
1 8 (21.62%) Hyper-V
2 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (13.51%) VMware ESX
4 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
4 4 (10.81%) KVM
4 4 (10.81%) RHEV
5 3 (8.11%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 12 (32.43%) WhatsUp Gold
2 4 (10.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (5.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Cisco
2 11 (29.73%) F5
2 11 (29.73%) CheckPoint
2 11 (29.73%) Juniper
3 10 (27.03%) HP
3 10 (27.03%) McAfee
4 8 (21.62%) EMC
4 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
4 8 (21.62%) 3PAR
4 8 (21.62%) TippingPoint
5 7 (18.92%) VMware
6 5 (13.51%) Oracle
6 5 (13.51%) Citrix
7 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
8 3 (8.11%) Crossbeam
8 3 (8.11%) Riverbed
8 3 (8.11%) IBM