Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 92 96
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4 -30
Contract jobs citing WAN 19 71 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.55% 2.65% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.28% 9.73% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 58 11
North East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £319 £268 £294
90th Percentile £450 £445 £413
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
North East median hourly rate £9.00 £18.00 £14.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +23.29% +10.19%
England median hourly rate £17.38 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -21.02% +25.71% -12.50%

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 the North East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 261 730 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.36% 27.24% 16.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 469 171
North East median daily rate £340 £320 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -17.42% +19.23%
10th Percentile £195 £205 £225
90th Percentile £538 £456 £653
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 75 51
North East median hourly rate £14.31 £28.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.89% +16.67% -20.00%
10th Percentile £9.10 £15.00 £11.75
90th Percentile £31.80 £36.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +17 18 £400 -1.84% 3
Durham +2 1 - - 1
WAN
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 14 (73.68%) Firewall
2 13 (68.42%) Windows
3 12 (63.16%) LAN
4 11 (57.89%) DNS
5 9 (47.37%) Cisco
5 9 (47.37%) High Availability
5 9 (47.37%) Data Centre
6 8 (42.11%) F5
6 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
6 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
6 8 (42.11%) ITIL
6 8 (42.11%) VMware
7 7 (36.84%) Clustering
7 7 (36.84%) Linux
7 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
7 7 (36.84%) Load Balancing
8 6 (31.58%) Korn
8 6 (31.58%) Oracle Application Server
8 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (31.58%) iSCSI
8 6 (31.58%) C-shell
8 6 (31.58%) Bash Shell
8 6 (31.58%) FCoE
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
8 6 (31.58%) Apache
8 6 (31.58%) Tomcat
8 6 (31.58%) Sun
8 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
8 6 (31.58%) JBoss
8 6 (31.58%) AIX

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 6 (31.58%) Apache
1 6 (31.58%) iPlanet
1 6 (31.58%) JBoss
1 6 (31.58%) Oracle Application Server
1 6 (31.58%) Tomcat
1 6 (31.58%) WebLogic
2 4 (21.05%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (21.05%) MQSeries
2 4 (21.05%) OpenStack
2 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 4 (21.05%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 14 (73.68%) Firewall
2 12 (63.16%) LAN
3 11 (57.89%) DNS
4 7 (36.84%) TCP/IP
5 6 (31.58%) FCoE
5 6 (31.58%) iSCSI
5 6 (31.58%) SAN
6 4 (21.05%) DHCP
6 4 (21.05%) LDAP
6 4 (21.05%) NAS
7 3 (15.79%) VLAN
8 2 (10.53%) BIG-IP
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco Wireless
8 2 (10.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (10.53%) VoIP
8 2 (10.53%) Wireless
9 1 (5.26%) BGP
9 1 (5.26%) OSPF
9 1 (5.26%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Network Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Unix Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Design Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Network Design Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Solaris Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) AIX Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) IT Support
3 2 (10.53%) Support Officer
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Build Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Data Centre
2 7 (36.84%) Clustering
3 2 (10.53%) Grid Computing
3 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Linux
3 6 (31.58%) AIX
3 6 (31.58%) HPUX
3 6 (31.58%) Solaris
3 6 (31.58%) SUSE
3 6 (31.58%) Unix
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) High Availability
2 8 (42.11%) ITIL
3 7 (36.84%) Load Balancing
4 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (21.05%) Requirements Management
5 4 (21.05%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) Network Design
7 2 (10.53%) Runbook
7 2 (10.53%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (5.26%) Information Security
8 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
8 1 (5.26%) ITSM
8 1 (5.26%) Server Building
8 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 1 (5.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Bash Shell
1 6 (31.58%) C-shell
1 6 (31.58%) Korn
1 6 (31.58%) Perl
2 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 2 (10.53%) VBA
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) SC Cleared
1 8 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) CCNP
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.26%) CCDP
3 1 (5.26%) CCIE
3 1 (5.26%) CCIE Security
3 1 (5.26%) CCIP
3 1 (5.26%) CCSA
3 1 (5.26%) CCSE
3 1 (5.26%) JNCIA
3 1 (5.26%) JNCIE
3 1 (5.26%) JNCIS
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
1 6 (31.58%) Samba
1 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
2 4 (21.05%) KVM
2 4 (21.05%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (21.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (15.79%) XenDesktop
4 2 (10.53%) Xen
4 2 (10.53%) XenServer
5 1 (5.26%) VMware NSX
5 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) OpenView
2 3 (15.79%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) F5
2 8 (42.11%) VMware
3 6 (31.58%) Citrix
3 6 (31.58%) Oracle
3 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
3 6 (31.58%) Sun
4 4 (21.05%) Cognos
4 4 (21.05%) Opsware
4 4 (21.05%) PlateSpin
4 4 (21.05%) Veritas
5 3 (15.79%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.53%) Aruba
6 2 (10.53%) Borland
6 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
6 2 (10.53%) Fortinet
6 2 (10.53%) Juniper
6 2 (10.53%) Riverbed
6 2 (10.53%) TippingPoint