Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 October 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)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 69 99
Rank change year-on-year +5 +30 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 24 20 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.71% 2.28% 2.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.18% 8.40% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 62
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +15.11%
10th Percentile £244 £269 £272
90th Percentile £468 £472 £445
North East median daily rate £350 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £13.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.33% -18.75%
North East median hourly rate - £11.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - -43.59% +37.32%

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 132 238 815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 14.88% 27.08% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 196 542
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £334 £338 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.11% +7.14% -16.00%
10th Percentile £185 £208 £205
90th Percentile £500 £523 £457
North East median daily rate £334 £328 £315
% change year-on-year +1.91% +3.97% -13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 67
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £28.50 £17.24 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.31% -38.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £10.90 £9.10 £15.00
90th Percentile £38.65 £31.80 £36.50
North East median hourly rate £15.20 £15.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year -3.49% -43.75% +73.27%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Tyne and Wear

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Tyne and Wear

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Tyne and Wear

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN 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 6 months to 15 October 2018. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 21 £350 -12.50% 7
Sunderland +3 3 - -
WAN
North East

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for WAN.

1 20 (83.33%) Firewall
2 19 (79.17%) LAN
3 15 (62.50%) Cisco
4 14 (58.33%) ITIL
4 14 (58.33%) Service Management
4 14 (58.33%) F5
5 13 (54.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 13 (54.17%) McAfee
6 11 (45.83%) CheckPoint
6 11 (45.83%) Juniper
6 11 (45.83%) HP
7 10 (41.67%) Network Load Balancing
7 10 (41.67%) Cisco IOS
7 10 (41.67%) Network Security
7 10 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 10 (41.67%) Decision-Making
8 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
8 9 (37.50%) Cryptography
9 8 (33.33%) Service Delivery
10 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Excel
10 7 (29.17%) MS Visio
10 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (29.17%) Incident Management
10 7 (29.17%) Network Management
10 7 (29.17%) Proactive Management
10 7 (29.17%) Escalation Management
10 7 (29.17%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
11 6 (25.00%) Time Management

WAN
Co-occurring 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 1 (4.17%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (29.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) PaaS
2 2 (8.33%) SaaS
3 1 (4.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (83.33%) Firewall
2 19 (79.17%) LAN
3 13 (54.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 10 (41.67%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (41.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 10 (41.67%) Network Security
5 5 (20.83%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (16.67%) OSPF
7 3 (12.50%) BIG-IP
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (12.50%) EIGRP
8 1 (4.17%) BGP
8 1 (4.17%) DHCP
8 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
8 1 (4.17%) FTP
8 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
8 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
8 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) DB2
1 1 (4.17%) MySQL
General
1 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (8.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Network Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Network Support
3 5 (20.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Network Support Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.33%) Operations Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Lead Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) 802.1X
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (4.17%) LAMP
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.83%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Handset
3 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (4.17%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Linux
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.17%) AIX
3 1 (4.17%) HPUX
3 1 (4.17%) MVS
3 1 (4.17%) Solaris
3 1 (4.17%) Unix
3 1 (4.17%) VME
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) ITIL
1 14 (58.33%) Service Management
2 10 (41.67%) Decision-Making
2 10 (41.67%) Network Load Balancing
3 9 (37.50%) Cryptography
4 8 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 7 (29.17%) Escalation Management
5 7 (29.17%) Incident Management
5 7 (29.17%) Network Management
5 7 (29.17%) Proactive Management
5 7 (29.17%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (25.00%) Time Management
7 3 (12.50%) ITSM
7 3 (12.50%) Open Source
7 3 (12.50%) Service Design
8 2 (8.33%) Coaching
8 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.33%) Scorecard
8 2 (8.33%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) CCNP
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) CCDP
5 1 (4.17%) CCIE
5 1 (4.17%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) CISM
5 1 (4.17%) CISSP
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
2 4 (16.67%) JSP 440
3 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (12.50%) FortiGate
1 3 (12.50%) TrustSec
2 1 (4.17%) HP SIM
2 1 (4.17%) Nagios
2 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) Cisco
2 14 (58.33%) F5
3 13 (54.17%) McAfee
4 11 (45.83%) CheckPoint
4 11 (45.83%) HP
4 11 (45.83%) Juniper
5 5 (20.83%) Remedy
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 3 (12.50%) Fortinet
7 3 (12.50%) Palo Alto
7 3 (12.50%) SolarWinds
8 2 (8.33%) Amdocs
8 2 (8.33%) BT
8 2 (8.33%) Citrix
8 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
9 1 (4.17%) BMC
9 1 (4.17%) EMC
9 1 (4.17%) Oracle
9 1 (4.17%) SAP
9 1 (4.17%) VMware