Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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)
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 96 88
Rank change year-on-year +23 -8 -32
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 63 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.96% 2.65% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.89% 9.01% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 55 9
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £319 £296 £287
90th Percentile £450 £445 £403
North East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £9.00 £18.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% -7.69% +47.17%
North East median hourly rate £9.00 £18.00 £14.60
% change year-on-year -50.00% +23.29% +10.19%

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 228 699 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 24.84% 29.41% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 465 141
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £345 £320 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -24.71% +21.95%
10th Percentile £241 £206 £240
90th Percentile £538 £456 £653
North East median daily rate £339 £320 £391
% change year-on-year +5.86% -18.21% +20.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 71 37
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £15.80 £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.57% +12.00% +12.36%
10th Percentile £9.00 £15.00 £12.11
90th Percentile £32.05 £36.00 £40.45
North East median hourly rate £14.31 £28.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -48.89% +23.08% -24.17%

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 22 November 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 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 22 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +28 16 £400 - 2
Gateshead - 2 - -
WAN
North East

For the 6 months to 22 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for WAN.

1 14 (77.78%) Firewall
2 12 (66.67%) Windows
3 11 (61.11%) LAN
4 10 (55.56%) DNS
5 9 (50.00%) High Availability
5 9 (50.00%) Data Centre
6 8 (44.44%) F5
6 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
6 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
6 8 (44.44%) Cisco
6 8 (44.44%) ITIL
7 7 (38.89%) Linux
7 7 (38.89%) VMware
7 7 (38.89%) Clustering
7 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
8 6 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
8 6 (33.33%) Korn
8 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (33.33%) iSCSI
8 6 (33.33%) FCoE
8 6 (33.33%) C-shell
8 6 (33.33%) Bash Shell
8 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
8 6 (33.33%) SUSE
8 6 (33.33%) Samba
8 6 (33.33%) SAN
8 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
8 6 (33.33%) iPlanet
8 6 (33.33%) JBoss
8 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP

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 6 (33.33%) Apache
1 6 (33.33%) iPlanet
1 6 (33.33%) JBoss
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle Application Server
1 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 6 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 4 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (22.22%) MQSeries
2 4 (22.22%) OpenStack
2 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 4 (22.22%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 14 (77.78%) Firewall
2 11 (61.11%) LAN
3 10 (55.56%) DNS
4 6 (33.33%) FCoE
4 6 (33.33%) iSCSI
4 6 (33.33%) SAN
4 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (22.22%) LDAP
5 4 (22.22%) NAS
6 3 (16.67%) DHCP
6 3 (16.67%) VLAN
7 2 (11.11%) BIG-IP
7 2 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (11.11%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (11.11%) VoIP
7 2 (11.11%) Wireless
8 1 (5.56%) BGP
8 1 (5.56%) OSPF
8 1 (5.56%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Unix Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Solaris Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) AIX Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) IT Support
3 2 (11.11%) Support Officer
4 1 (5.56%) Build Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IT Operations Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Operations Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (38.89%) Clustering
3 2 (11.11%) Grid Computing
3 2 (11.11%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Linux
3 6 (33.33%) AIX
3 6 (33.33%) HPUX
3 6 (33.33%) Solaris
3 6 (33.33%) SUSE
3 6 (33.33%) Unix
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) High Availability
2 8 (44.44%) ITIL
3 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
4 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (22.22%) Requirements Management
5 4 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (16.67%) Network Design
7 2 (11.11%) Runbook
7 2 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (5.56%) Information Security
8 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
8 1 (5.56%) ITSM
8 1 (5.56%) Server Building
8 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 6 (33.33%) C-shell
1 6 (33.33%) Korn
1 6 (33.33%) Perl
2 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) VBA
4 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) CCNP
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.56%) CCDP
3 1 (5.56%) CCIE
3 1 (5.56%) CCIE Security
3 1 (5.56%) CCIP
3 1 (5.56%) CCSA
3 1 (5.56%) CCSE
3 1 (5.56%) JNCIA
3 1 (5.56%) JNCIE
3 1 (5.56%) JNCIS
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Samba
1 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
3 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 4 (22.22%) KVM
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (22.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 2 (11.11%) Xen
5 2 (11.11%) XenServer
6 1 (5.56%) VMware NSX
6 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) OpenView
2 3 (16.67%) FortiGate
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
1 8 (44.44%) F5
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) Oracle
3 6 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 6 (33.33%) Sun
4 5 (27.78%) Citrix
5 4 (22.22%) Cognos
5 4 (22.22%) Opsware
5 4 (22.22%) PlateSpin
5 4 (22.22%) Veritas
6 3 (16.67%) HP
7 2 (11.11%) Aruba
7 2 (11.11%) Borland
7 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 2 (11.11%) Fortinet
7 2 (11.11%) Juniper
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.11%) Riverbed
7 2 (11.11%) TippingPoint