Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 61 76
Rank change year-on-year -15 +15 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 23 31 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 2.45% 3.62% 3.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.30% 14.29% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 65
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £364 £445 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.26% +27.14% +3.02%
10th Percentile £253 £345 £252
90th Percentile £638 £675 £443
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £364 £443 £350
% change year-on-year -17.80% +26.43% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - £17.75 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.71% -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £17.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -6.82% -23.98%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 187 217 713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 19.96% 25.32% 33.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 172 450
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £325 £350 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +21.21% -16.90%
10th Percentile £226 £208 £205
90th Percentile £475 £527 £425
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £325 £350 £290
% change year-on-year -7.14% +20.69% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 64
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £30.25 £27.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.04% -3.57% +19.15%
10th Percentile £11.58 £14.36 £15.00
90th Percentile £45.63 £42.90 £36.35
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £29.50 £21.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year +35.63% -22.32% +23.08%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Newcastle upon Tyne

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Newcastle upon Tyne

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Newcastle upon Tyne

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for WAN.

1 18 (78.26%) LAN
1 18 (78.26%) Firewall
2 17 (73.91%) Cisco
3 15 (65.22%) ITIL
4 13 (56.52%) HP
4 13 (56.52%) Network Security
5 12 (52.17%) Service Management
6 11 (47.83%) Juniper
6 11 (47.83%) CheckPoint
6 11 (47.83%) McAfee
6 11 (47.83%) F5
6 11 (47.83%) Decision-Making
7 10 (43.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 10 (43.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 10 (43.48%) Network Load Balancing
7 10 (43.48%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (39.13%) Cryptography
9 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Excel
10 7 (30.43%) MS Visio
10 7 (30.43%) Incident Management
10 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
10 7 (30.43%) Network Management
10 7 (30.43%) Proactive Management
10 7 (30.43%) Escalation Management
11 6 (26.09%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (26.09%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (26.09%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
11 6 (26.09%) Time Management

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (30.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) PaaS
1 4 (17.39%) SaaS
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (78.26%) Firewall
1 18 (78.26%) LAN
2 13 (56.52%) Network Security
3 10 (43.48%) Cisco IOS
3 10 (43.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 10 (43.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (21.74%) DNS
5 4 (17.39%) BGP
5 4 (17.39%) DHCP
5 4 (17.39%) IP Telephony
5 4 (17.39%) OSPF
5 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
5 4 (17.39%) Unified Communications
5 4 (17.39%) VPN
6 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (8.70%) Wireless
8 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
8 1 (4.35%) FTP
8 1 (4.35%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) DB2
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
General
1 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Network Engineer
2 7 (30.43%) Network Support
3 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Network Support Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Operations Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Architect
7 1 (4.35%) IT Manager
7 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) LAMP
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
1 6 (26.09%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) HPUX
3 2 (8.70%) Solaris
3 2 (8.70%) Unix
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) AIX
4 1 (4.35%) MVS
4 1 (4.35%) VME
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) ITIL
2 12 (52.17%) Service Management
3 11 (47.83%) Decision-Making
4 10 (43.48%) Network Load Balancing
5 9 (39.13%) Cryptography
6 7 (30.43%) Escalation Management
6 7 (30.43%) Incident Management
6 7 (30.43%) Network Management
6 7 (30.43%) Proactive Management
7 6 (26.09%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (26.09%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
7 6 (26.09%) Time Management
8 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (21.74%) Open Source
8 5 (21.74%) Problem Management
8 5 (21.74%) SFIA
9 4 (17.39%) Contract Management
9 4 (17.39%) IT Strategy
9 4 (17.39%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (4.35%) PHP
2 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (21.74%) CCNP
4 4 (17.39%) CCDP
4 4 (17.39%) CCIE
4 4 (17.39%) Chartered Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) CISM
4 4 (17.39%) CISSP
4 4 (17.39%) Degree
4 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.70%) CCNA
7 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) QA
2 4 (17.39%) JSP 440
3 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) Samba
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP SIM
1 1 (4.35%) Nagios
1 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (4.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (73.91%) Cisco
2 13 (56.52%) HP
3 11 (47.83%) CheckPoint
3 11 (47.83%) F5
3 11 (47.83%) Juniper
3 11 (47.83%) McAfee
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) Remedy
6 2 (8.70%) VMware
7 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
7 1 (4.35%) BMC
7 1 (4.35%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) Meraki
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle
7 1 (4.35%) Sun