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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 22 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 22 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 5.43% 1.48% 3.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 50.00% 17.65% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 1 8
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £350 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% -6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.94% -6.47%
Communications & Networking Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 17 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 10.86% 8.37% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 7 44
Average daily rate £347 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.59 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £15.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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
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 August 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 August 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
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Gateshead 0 3 £175 -
Sunderland - - - - 1
WAN
North East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (88.89%) LAN
2 22 (61.11%) Service Management
3 17 (47.22%) Firewall
4 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
5 12 (33.33%) Network Design
5 12 (33.33%) VPN
5 12 (33.33%) UNIX
5 12 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 11 (30.56%) Solaris
6 11 (30.56%) DNS
6 11 (30.56%) Cisco
6 11 (30.56%) Middleware
6 11 (30.56%) Configuration Management
7 10 (27.78%) Open Source
7 10 (27.78%) SAN
7 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
7 10 (27.78%) AIX
8 9 (25.00%) Windows
8 9 (25.00%) MS Office
9 8 (22.22%) ITIL
9 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (22.22%) VMware
10 7 (19.44%) Incident Management
10 7 (19.44%) WhatsUp Gold
10 7 (19.44%) Network Management
10 7 (19.44%) Service Delivery
10 7 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (19.44%) MS Excel

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Application Server
2 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (25.00%) MS Office
2 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 32 (88.89%) LAN
2 17 (47.22%) Firewall
3 12 (33.33%) VPN
4 11 (30.56%) DNS
5 10 (27.78%) SAN
6 7 (19.44%) DHCP
7 5 (13.89%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (13.89%) Network Security
8 4 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (11.11%) SSL
8 4 (11.11%) Junos
9 3 (8.33%) MPLS
9 3 (8.33%) DSL
9 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
10 2 (5.56%) 3G
10 2 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (5.56%) 4G
11 1 (2.78%) Wireless
11 1 (2.78%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
3 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) UNIX Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.56%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Network Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Network Support
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco Support
6 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (30.56%) Middleware
2 4 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.78%) Open Source
2 5 (13.89%) Fat Client
2 5 (13.89%) HACMP
2 5 (13.89%) Thin Client
3 4 (11.11%) Cryptography
4 2 (5.56%) PMI
4 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.78%) Clustering
5 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) UNIX
2 11 (30.56%) Solaris
3 10 (27.78%) AIX
4 9 (25.00%) Windows
5 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (13.89%) Linux
7 4 (11.11%) HPUX
7 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000
8 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) Service Management
2 12 (33.33%) Network Design
3 11 (30.56%) Configuration Management
4 8 (22.22%) ITIL
5 7 (19.44%) Incident Management
5 7 (19.44%) Network Management
5 7 (19.44%) Service Delivery
5 7 (19.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (19.44%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (13.89%) Performance Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Change Data Capture
8 3 (8.33%) Load Balancing
8 3 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (8.33%) Time Management
9 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.56%) Project Management
9 2 (5.56%) Six Sigma
9 2 (5.56%) Workflow
9 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
9 2 (5.56%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.67%) C
1 6 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) Security Cleared
2 12 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) IBM AIX Certification
4 2 (5.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.78%) CCNP
5 1 (2.78%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) QA
2 4 (11.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.89%) VMware ESX
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (13.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.89%) GPFS
3 4 (11.11%) KVM
3 4 (11.11%) RHEV
3 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.11%) vSphere
3 4 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (5.56%) WSUS
3 1 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Cisco
2 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
3 8 (22.22%) VMware
4 7 (19.44%) HP
5 6 (16.67%) IBM
5 6 (16.67%) Oracle
5 6 (16.67%) Juniper
5 6 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 6 (16.67%) F5
6 5 (13.89%) McAfee
6 5 (13.89%) Citrix
7 4 (11.11%) EMC
7 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 4 (11.11%) TippingPoint
7 4 (11.11%) 3PAR
8 3 (8.33%) Crossbeam
8 3 (8.33%) Riverbed
9 1 (2.78%) Splunk