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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 68 52 36
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs citing WAN 44 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 3.62% 1.78% 3.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.16% 11.46% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 4 15
Median daily rate £356 £347 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.37% +6.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £342 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £395 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £24.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.45% +37.14%
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
433 96 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 35.64% 15.51% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 53 35
Median daily rate £295 £288 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% +2.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £410 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 2
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £10.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.58% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.99 £13.25 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.94 £27.50 £10.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -12 44 £356 +2.37% 2
WAN
North East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 46 (79.31%) LAN
2 38 (65.52%) Security Cleared
3 30 (51.72%) SC Cleared
4 29 (50.00%) Unix
5 22 (37.93%) ITIL
5 22 (37.93%) VPN
6 20 (34.48%) Firewall
7 18 (31.03%) Service Management
7 18 (31.03%) Network Design
8 17 (29.31%) IBM
9 16 (27.59%) Middleware
9 16 (27.59%) Relational Database
10 15 (25.86%) GPFS
10 15 (25.86%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (25.86%) Degree
10 15 (25.86%) HACMP
10 15 (25.86%) Red Hat
10 15 (25.86%) IBM AIX Certification
10 15 (25.86%) AIX
10 15 (25.86%) Solaris
11 13 (22.41%) Configuration Management
11 13 (22.41%) Open Source
11 13 (22.41%) High Availability
11 13 (22.41%) Private Cloud
11 13 (22.41%) Office Automation
12 12 (20.69%) C-shell
12 12 (20.69%) Bash Shell
12 12 (20.69%) Unit Testing
12 12 (20.69%) Korn
12 12 (20.69%) Linux

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 11 (18.97%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (79.31%) LAN
2 22 (37.93%) VPN
3 20 (34.48%) Firewall
4 11 (18.97%) DNS
4 11 (18.97%) iSCSI
4 11 (18.97%) SAN
4 11 (18.97%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (3.45%) VLAN
5 2 (3.45%) VoIP
5 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.45%) Wireless
6 1 (1.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.59%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) Unix Engineer
2 18 (31.03%) Architect
3 16 (27.59%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (12.07%) Network Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Consultant
6 5 (8.62%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) AIX Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Administrator
9 2 (3.45%) AIX Administrator
9 2 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) Unix Administrator
9 2 (3.45%) Unix Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) Unix Support
9 2 (3.45%) Unix Support Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.86%) HACMP
2 13 (22.41%) Private Cloud
3 7 (12.07%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.45%) NHS
4 2 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.72%) Informatics
5 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (50.00%) Unix
2 15 (25.86%) AIX
2 15 (25.86%) Solaris
3 12 (20.69%) Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Windows
4 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) ITIL
2 18 (31.03%) Network Design
2 18 (31.03%) Service Management
3 15 (25.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (22.41%) Configuration Management
4 13 (22.41%) High Availability
4 13 (22.41%) Office Automation
4 13 (22.41%) Open Source
5 12 (20.69%) Unit Testing
6 11 (18.97%) ITIL V3
6 11 (18.97%) Lean Six Sigma
6 11 (18.97%) Six Sigma
6 11 (18.97%) Workflow
7 9 (15.52%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (6.90%) Validation
9 2 (3.45%) Cross-Browser Testing
9 2 (3.45%) Data Protection
9 2 (3.45%) Time Management
10 1 (1.72%) Line Management
10 1 (1.72%) Transition Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) Bash Shell
1 12 (20.69%) C-shell
1 12 (20.69%) Korn
1 12 (20.69%) Perl
2 11 (18.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (65.52%) Security Cleared
2 30 (51.72%) SC Cleared
3 15 (25.86%) Degree
3 15 (25.86%) IBM AIX Certification
4 5 (8.62%) CCNP
4 5 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.45%) CCIE
5 2 (3.45%) CCNA
6 1 (1.72%) CCDP
6 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 15 (25.86%) GPFS
2 11 (18.97%) Samba
3 3 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.72%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 17 (29.31%) IBM
2 15 (25.86%) Red Hat
3 6 (10.34%) Cisco
4 3 (5.17%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.45%) Apple
5 2 (3.45%) Aruba
5 2 (3.45%) Avaya
5 2 (3.45%) CA
5 2 (3.45%) HP
5 2 (3.45%) Juniper
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.72%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.72%) Dell
6 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
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