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 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 54 52 49
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3  
Contract jobs citing WAN 26 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 4.44% 2.29% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.30% 19.75% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 1
Median daily rate £401 £286 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.28% +84.19%  
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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 107 81 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 18.29% 11.60% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 42 37
Median daily rate £370 £280 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £219 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £414 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.99 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +135.43% -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 Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 26 £401 +40.28% 6
WAN
North East

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for WAN.

1 47 (97.92%) LAN
2 41 (85.42%) Network Design
3 31 (64.58%) Security Cleared
4 28 (58.33%) SC Cleared
5 25 (52.08%) Data Centre
6 24 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (50.00%) CCNP
6 24 (50.00%) Wireless
6 24 (50.00%) Private Cloud
7 23 (47.92%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 23 (47.92%) Riverbed
7 23 (47.92%) F5
7 23 (47.92%) HP
7 23 (47.92%) Cisco
8 22 (45.83%) Microsoft
8 22 (45.83%) CCIE
8 22 (45.83%) Windows
8 22 (45.83%) JNCIA
8 22 (45.83%) Relational Database
9 21 (43.75%) Matrix Organization
9 21 (43.75%) CheckPoint
9 21 (43.75%) Firewall
9 21 (43.75%) CCSA
10 20 (41.67%) Juniper
10 20 (41.67%) FortiGate
10 20 (41.67%) Fortinet
11 19 (39.58%) Service Management
11 19 (39.58%) Office Automation
11 19 (39.58%) ITIL
11 19 (39.58%) CCDP

WAN
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 16 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 47 (97.92%) LAN
2 24 (50.00%) Wireless
3 21 (43.75%) Firewall
4 16 (33.33%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (45.83%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (20.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (52.08%) Architect
2 21 (43.75%) Network Engineer
3 20 (41.67%) Solutions Architect
4 17 (35.42%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (27.08%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Network Support
7 2 (4.17%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Juniper Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Network Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Network Specialist
8 1 (2.08%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 25 (52.08%) Data Centre
2 24 (50.00%) Private Cloud
3 10 (20.83%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (45.83%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (85.42%) Network Design
2 23 (47.92%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 21 (43.75%) Matrix Organization
4 19 (39.58%) ITIL
4 19 (39.58%) ITSM
4 19 (39.58%) Office Automation
4 19 (39.58%) Service Management
5 4 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.08%) Process Improvement
Qualifications
1 31 (64.58%) Security Cleared
2 28 (58.33%) SC Cleared
3 24 (50.00%) CCNP
3 24 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (45.83%) CCIE
4 22 (45.83%) JNCIA
5 21 (43.75%) CCSA
6 19 (39.58%) CCDP
6 19 (39.58%) CCIP
6 19 (39.58%) CCSE
6 19 (39.58%) JNCIE
7 18 (37.50%) Degree
8 13 (27.08%) HP ASE
8 13 (27.08%) HP MASE
9 3 (6.25%) CCNA
10 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 20 (41.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Cisco
1 23 (47.92%) F5
1 23 (47.92%) HP
1 23 (47.92%) Riverbed
2 22 (45.83%) Microsoft
3 21 (43.75%) CheckPoint
4 20 (41.67%) Fortinet
4 20 (41.67%) Juniper
5 16 (33.33%) Aruba
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago