Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 2019 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 84 63
Rank change year-on-year +10 -21 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 20 15 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.94% 1.50% 4.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.74% 7.94% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 49
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £300 £625 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.00% +48.81% +30.23%
10th Percentile £169 £265 £310
90th Percentile £418 £638 £603
North East median daily rate £300 £613 £420
% change year-on-year -51.02% +45.83% +30.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% +5.94%
10th Percentile £18.75 £18.75 £17.00
90th Percentile £20.25 £20.25 £19.00
North East median hourly rate £9.75 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -50.03% +8.33% +5.94%

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 157 189 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 15.20% 18.96% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 152 157
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £440 £310 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.00% -16.35% +23.33%
10th Percentile £219 £226 £225
90th Percentile £544 £565 £528
North East median daily rate £415 £305 £353
% change year-on-year +36.29% -13.62% +13.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 28
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £35.00 £29.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.64% +1.72% +22.11%
10th Percentile £17.16 £10.23 £19.98
90th Percentile £45.40 £44.50 £55.08
North East median hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year - -32.76% +38.10%

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 24 April 2019.

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 24 April 2019. 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 +9 11 £300 -52.00% 3
Sunderland - 8 £295 -
Gateshead - 1 - - 1
WAN
North East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (50.00%) LAN
3 10 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 9 (45.00%) Office 365
4 9 (45.00%) Cisco
5 8 (40.00%) Palo Alto
6 7 (35.00%) F5
6 7 (35.00%) SolarWinds
7 6 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (30.00%) CCNP
7 6 (30.00%) CCNA
7 6 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (25.00%) FortiGate
8 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (25.00%) TrustSec
8 5 (25.00%) 802.1X
8 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (25.00%) DNS
8 5 (25.00%) DHCP
8 5 (25.00%) Windows
8 5 (25.00%) OSPF
8 5 (25.00%) EIGRP
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (25.00%) BIG-IP
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (25.00%) Fortinet

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 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 10 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (45.00%) Office 365
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) LAN
3 6 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (30.00%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (25.00%) BIG-IP
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
4 5 (25.00%) DHCP
4 5 (25.00%) DNS
4 5 (25.00%) EIGRP
4 5 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (25.00%) Network Security
4 5 (25.00%) OSPF
5 3 (15.00%) IP Telephony
5 3 (15.00%) Skype
5 3 (15.00%) VPN
6 2 (10.00%) MPLS
6 2 (10.00%) Wireless
7 1 (5.00%) SAN
7 1 (5.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Legal
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) IT Manager
3 3 (15.00%) IT Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Head of Infrastructure
5 1 (5.00%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (15.00%) Project Management
3 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Transformation
3 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 1 (5.00%) Facilities Management
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (30.00%) CCNA
2 6 (30.00%) CCNP
3 3 (15.00%) MCSA
3 3 (15.00%) MCSE
3 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (10.00%) PMP
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Prime
1 5 (25.00%) FortiGate
1 5 (25.00%) TrustSec
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) Palo Alto
3 7 (35.00%) F5
3 7 (35.00%) SolarWinds
4 5 (25.00%) Fortinet
5 3 (15.00%) Google
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) EMC
6 2 (10.00%) Meraki
6 2 (10.00%) Polycom
6 2 (10.00%) VMware
7 1 (5.00%) Aruba
7 1 (5.00%) Dell
7 1 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (5.00%) Juniper
7 1 (5.00%) Northgate