Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 42 77
Rank change year-on-year -46 +35 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 12 53 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.12% 5.39% 3.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.94% 27.18% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 45 53
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £625 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.81% +20.00% +3.11%
10th Percentile £285 £277 £270
90th Percentile £638 £633 £440
North East median daily rate £625 £421 £350
% change year-on-year +48.37% +20.36% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £19.50 £17.75 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.86% -2.71% -
10th Percentile £18.75 £16.68 £16.99
90th Percentile £20.25 £18.63 £20.25
North East median hourly rate £19.50 £17.75 £18.25
% change year-on-year +9.86% -2.71% -

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 202 195 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 18.84% 19.82% 28.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 137 353
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £325 £360 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +24.14% -1.69%
10th Percentile £254 £214 £208
90th Percentile £508 £528 £424
North East median daily rate £325 £345 £295
% change year-on-year -5.80% +16.95% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 37
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £31.00 £38.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +38.39% +86.67%
10th Percentile £14.52 £17.03 £15.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £43.00 £36.50
North East median hourly rate £15.70 £37.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -58.13% +33.93% +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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -46 12 £625 +48.37% 1
WAN
North East

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) DNS
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
4 4 (33.33%) SFIA
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (33.33%) Contract Management
4 4 (33.33%) IT Strategy
4 4 (33.33%) Decision-Making
4 4 (33.33%) Network Design
4 4 (33.33%) Degree
4 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 4 (33.33%) Network Security
4 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (33.33%) Chartered Engineer
4 4 (33.33%) Product Management
4 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (33.33%) CISM
4 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) IP Telephony

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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2000
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) PaaS
1 3 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) LAN
2 5 (41.67%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) BGP
3 4 (33.33%) DHCP
3 4 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 4 (33.33%) Network Security
3 4 (33.33%) OSPF
3 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 4 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 4 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (25.00%) X.500
5 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
3 1 (8.33%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Messaging Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Services Delivery Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Unix
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) HPUX
3 3 (25.00%) Solaris
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Contract Management
2 4 (33.33%) Data Management
2 4 (33.33%) Decision-Making
2 4 (33.33%) IT Strategy
2 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 4 (33.33%) Network Design
2 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 4 (33.33%) Product Management
2 4 (33.33%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Server Virtualisation
2 4 (33.33%) SFIA
3 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (25.00%) Open Source
3 3 (25.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (16.67%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Perl
1 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (8.33%) PHP
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (33.33%) CCDP
2 4 (33.33%) CCIE
2 4 (33.33%) CCNP
2 4 (33.33%) Chartered Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) CISM
2 4 (33.33%) CISSP
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
2 4 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Samba
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) Sun
5 2 (16.67%) VMware
6 1 (8.33%) Capita