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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 75 59
Rank change year-on-year +45 -16  
Contract jobs citing WAN 27 57 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.75% 3.52% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.77% 9.53% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 48 7
Median daily rate £448 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.85% +0.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £299 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £440 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.82% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.90% +2.38%  

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 124 598 126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 21.83% 36.89% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 805 291
Median daily rate £340 £310 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +7.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £432 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 115 27
Median hourly rate £17.00 £28.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.28% +73.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £18.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £36.50 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 28 June 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 +43 23 £448 +27.85%
Durham - 4 - -
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 53 (92.98%) LAN
2 39 (68.42%) Network Design
3 35 (61.40%) Security Cleared
4 33 (57.89%) ITIL
4 33 (57.89%) Service Management
5 32 (56.14%) Firewall
5 32 (56.14%) Cisco
6 27 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (47.37%) F5
7 26 (45.61%) CCNP
7 26 (45.61%) SC Cleared
8 25 (43.86%) Wireless
8 25 (43.86%) Juniper
8 25 (43.86%) CheckPoint
8 25 (43.86%) FortiGate
9 24 (42.11%) Riverbed
10 23 (40.35%) Fortinet
10 23 (40.35%) HP
11 22 (38.60%) CCDP
11 22 (38.60%) CCIE
11 22 (38.60%) JNCIA
12 21 (36.84%) JNCIE
12 21 (36.84%) CCSA
12 21 (36.84%) CCSE
12 21 (36.84%) ITSM
12 21 (36.84%) CCIP
13 20 (35.09%) Degree
14 17 (29.82%) BIG-IP
14 17 (29.82%) Data Centre
15 14 (24.56%) HP ASE

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 (3.51%) Apache
1 2 (3.51%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (3.51%) iPlanet
1 2 (3.51%) JBoss
1 2 (3.51%) MQSeries
1 2 (3.51%) OpenStack
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.51%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 53 (92.98%) LAN
2 32 (56.14%) Firewall
3 25 (43.86%) Wireless
4 17 (29.82%) BIG-IP
5 10 (17.54%) Wi-Fi
6 5 (8.77%) DNS
6 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
7 4 (7.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (5.26%) Cisco Wireless
8 3 (5.26%) Software-Defined Networking
8 3 (5.26%) VLAN
9 2 (3.51%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (3.51%) FCoE
9 2 (3.51%) iSCSI
9 2 (3.51%) NAS
9 2 (3.51%) Network Security
9 2 (3.51%) NX-OS
9 2 (3.51%) Unified Communications
9 2 (3.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.30%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
General
1 10 (17.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (45.61%) Network Engineer
2 24 (42.11%) Architect
3 16 (28.07%) Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (17.54%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.02%) Network Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Design Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) AIX Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Security Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Security Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) Network Specialist
9 1 (1.75%) NOC Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) Project Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.82%) Data Centre
2 13 (22.81%) Private Cloud
3 9 (15.79%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.51%) Clustering
5 2 (3.51%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.56%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Linux
3 2 (3.51%) AIX
3 2 (3.51%) HPUX
3 2 (3.51%) Solaris
3 2 (3.51%) SUSE
3 2 (3.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (68.42%) Network Design
2 33 (57.89%) ITIL
2 33 (57.89%) Service Management
3 21 (36.84%) ITSM
4 12 (21.05%) Network Architecture
5 11 (19.30%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 9 (15.79%) Matrix Organization
7 8 (14.04%) BCP
7 8 (14.04%) Office Automation
7 8 (14.04%) TOGAF
8 7 (12.28%) ITIL V3
9 5 (8.77%) High Availability
9 5 (8.77%) Network Management
10 4 (7.02%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (7.02%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (7.02%) Project Management
10 4 (7.02%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (5.26%) Load Balancing
11 3 (5.26%) Migration
11 3 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) Bash Shell
1 2 (3.51%) C-shell
1 2 (3.51%) Korn
1 2 (3.51%) Perl
1 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
1 2 (3.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (61.40%) Security Cleared
2 27 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (45.61%) CCNP
3 26 (45.61%) SC Cleared
4 22 (38.60%) CCDP
4 22 (38.60%) CCIE
4 22 (38.60%) JNCIA
5 21 (36.84%) CCIP
5 21 (36.84%) CCSA
5 21 (36.84%) CCSE
5 21 (36.84%) JNCIE
6 20 (35.09%) Degree
7 14 (24.56%) HP ASE
7 14 (24.56%) HP MASE
8 9 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (8.77%) DV Cleared
10 3 (5.26%) CCNA
11 2 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (1.75%) CCIE Security
12 1 (1.75%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.51%) KVM
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.51%) Samba
2 2 (3.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 25 (43.86%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.51%) OpenView
3 1 (1.75%) Netcool
Vendors
1 32 (56.14%) Cisco
2 27 (47.37%) F5
3 25 (43.86%) CheckPoint
3 25 (43.86%) Juniper
4 24 (42.11%) Riverbed
5 23 (40.35%) Fortinet
5 23 (40.35%) HP
6 12 (21.05%) Aruba
7 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
8 5 (8.77%) TippingPoint
9 4 (7.02%) VMware
10 2 (3.51%) Cognos
10 2 (3.51%) Opsware
10 2 (3.51%) Oracle
10 2 (3.51%) Palo Alto
10 2 (3.51%) PlateSpin
10 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.51%) Sun
10 2 (3.51%) Veritas
11 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds