The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 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)
England / North East
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 59 57
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2  
Contract jobs citing WAN 27 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 3.71% 1.83% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.30% 16.00% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 2
Median daily rate £405 £286 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.94% +2.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £247 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £390 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £16.99 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% -13.46%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 133 100 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 18.29% 11.47% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 54 42
Median daily rate £363 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Median hourly rate £38.75 £16.99 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.07% -36.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £16.99 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £17.29 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in the North East

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in the North East

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in the North East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in the North East

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in the North East

WAN
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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
Tyne and Wear -2 26 £401 +40.28% 7
WAN
England

WAN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 North East region with a requirement for WAN.

1 51 (92.73%) LAN
2 42 (76.36%) Network Design
3 34 (61.82%) Security Cleared
4 31 (56.36%) SC Cleared
5 25 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 25 (45.45%) Wireless
5 25 (45.45%) Private Cloud
5 25 (45.45%) Data Centre
6 24 (43.64%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 24 (43.64%) CCNP
6 24 (43.64%) Cisco
7 23 (41.82%) HP
7 23 (41.82%) Relational Database
7 23 (41.82%) F5
7 23 (41.82%) Riverbed
8 22 (40.00%) Matrix Organization
8 22 (40.00%) CCIE
8 22 (40.00%) ITIL
8 22 (40.00%) Windows
8 22 (40.00%) Firewall
8 22 (40.00%) JNCIA
9 21 (38.18%) CheckPoint
9 21 (38.18%) CCSA
10 20 (36.36%) Juniper
10 20 (36.36%) Fortinet
10 20 (36.36%) FortiGate
11 19 (34.55%) Office Automation
11 19 (34.55%) CCIP
11 19 (34.55%) CCDP

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (3.64%) Apache
1 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (29.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.64%) Yammer
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 51 (92.73%) LAN
2 25 (45.45%) Wireless
3 22 (40.00%) Firewall
4 16 (29.09%) BIG-IP
5 3 (5.45%) Skype
6 2 (3.64%) DNS
6 2 (3.64%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.64%) LDAP
6 2 (3.64%) PBX
6 2 (3.64%) SAN
6 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.64%) VPN
7 1 (1.82%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (41.82%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.64%) MySQL
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (47.27%) Architect
2 22 (40.00%) Network Engineer
3 21 (38.18%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (30.91%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (23.64%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Network Support
7 2 (3.64%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Support Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Help Desk Manager
8 1 (1.82%) IT Manager
8 1 (1.82%) IT Services Manager
8 1 (1.82%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Network Architect
8 1 (1.82%) Network Specialist
8 1 (1.82%) Project Manager
8 1 (1.82%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (45.45%) Data Centre
1 25 (45.45%) Private Cloud
2 10 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) Clustering
3 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (3.64%) AIX
2 2 (3.64%) Linux
2 2 (3.64%) Solaris
3 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (76.36%) Network Design
2 24 (43.64%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 22 (40.00%) ITIL
3 22 (40.00%) Matrix Organization
4 19 (34.55%) ITSM
4 19 (34.55%) Office Automation
4 19 (34.55%) Service Management
5 5 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (3.64%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.64%) Unit Testing
7 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.82%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
1 2 (3.64%) C-shell
1 2 (3.64%) Korn
1 2 (3.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 34 (61.82%) Security Cleared
2 31 (56.36%) SC Cleared
3 25 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (43.64%) CCNP
5 22 (40.00%) CCIE
5 22 (40.00%) JNCIA
6 21 (38.18%) CCSA
7 19 (34.55%) CCDP
7 19 (34.55%) CCIP
7 19 (34.55%) CCSE
7 19 (34.55%) JNCIE
8 18 (32.73%) Degree
9 13 (23.64%) HP ASE
9 13 (23.64%) HP MASE
10 4 (7.27%) CCNA
11 2 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.64%) Samba
Systems Management
1 20 (36.36%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 24 (43.64%) Cisco
3 23 (41.82%) F5
3 23 (41.82%) HP
3 23 (41.82%) Riverbed
4 21 (38.18%) CheckPoint
5 20 (36.36%) Fortinet
5 20 (36.36%) Juniper
6 16 (29.09%) Aruba
7 4 (7.27%) VMware
8 3 (5.45%) Oracle
9 2 (3.64%) Citrix
9 2 (3.64%) Mitel
10 1 (1.82%) Aerohive Networks
10 1 (1.82%) Avaya
10 1 (1.82%) Nortel
10 1 (1.82%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
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