Period
to 20 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 63 74
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 25 31 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.59% 3.40% 3.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.30% 13.72% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 65
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £365 £448 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.44% +27.86% +3.02%
10th Percentile £253 £333 £252
90th Percentile £638 £675 £443
North East median daily rate £365 £445 £350
% change year-on-year -17.98% +27.14% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £17.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.82% -23.98%
North East median hourly rate - £14.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -23.27% -2.69%

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 188 226 738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 19.48% 24.75% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 177 461
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £325 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +20.69% -10.77%
10th Percentile £223 £208 £205
90th Percentile £480 £528 £428
North East median daily rate £325 £330 £293
% change year-on-year -1.52% +12.72% -2.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 67
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £29.50 £21.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.63% -22.32% +30.23%
10th Percentile £12.27 £10.24 £15.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £42.70 £36.20
North East median hourly rate £15.35 £17.99 £28.00
% change year-on-year -14.67% -35.75% +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 20 August 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 August 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 -8 22 £365 -18.89% 5
Sunderland +4 3 - -
WAN
North East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 21 (84.00%) Firewall
2 20 (80.00%) Cisco
3 17 (68.00%) LAN
4 15 (60.00%) ITIL
5 14 (56.00%) F5
6 13 (52.00%) Network Security
6 13 (52.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 12 (48.00%) Service Management
7 12 (48.00%) HP
8 11 (44.00%) Juniper
8 11 (44.00%) CheckPoint
8 11 (44.00%) McAfee
8 11 (44.00%) Decision-Making
9 10 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 10 (40.00%) Network Load Balancing
9 10 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (36.00%) Cryptography
10 9 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (36.00%) Data Centre
11 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (32.00%) CCNP
12 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Excel
12 7 (28.00%) MS Visio
12 7 (28.00%) OSPF
12 7 (28.00%) Incident Management
12 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
12 7 (28.00%) Network Management
12 7 (28.00%) Escalation Management
12 7 (28.00%) Proactive Management
13 6 (24.00%) Self-Motivation

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 (4.00%) Apache
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (28.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) PaaS
1 4 (16.00%) SaaS
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.00%) Office 365
3 1 (4.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) Firewall
2 17 (68.00%) LAN
3 13 (52.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 13 (52.00%) Network Security
4 10 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
4 10 (40.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 7 (28.00%) OSPF
6 6 (24.00%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (16.00%) BGP
7 4 (16.00%) DHCP
7 4 (16.00%) DNS
7 4 (16.00%) IP Telephony
7 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (16.00%) Unified Communications
7 4 (16.00%) VPN
8 3 (12.00%) BIG-IP
8 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (12.00%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (12.00%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) DB2
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
General
1 5 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (16.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (28.00%) Network Support
3 5 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Network Support Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Operations Manager
7 1 (4.00%) IT Operations Manager
7 1 (4.00%) Lead Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Leader
7 1 (4.00%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (4.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.00%) LAMP
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (24.00%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (4.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Linux
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) HPUX
2 2 (8.00%) Solaris
2 2 (8.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) AIX
3 1 (4.00%) MVS
3 1 (4.00%) VME
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) ITIL
2 12 (48.00%) Service Management
3 11 (44.00%) Decision-Making
4 10 (40.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 9 (36.00%) Cryptography
6 7 (28.00%) Escalation Management
6 7 (28.00%) Incident Management
6 7 (28.00%) Network Management
6 7 (28.00%) Proactive Management
7 6 (24.00%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (24.00%) Service Delivery
7 6 (24.00%) Time Management
8 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (20.00%) Open Source
8 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
8 5 (20.00%) SFIA
9 4 (16.00%) Contract Management
9 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (16.00%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Perl
2 1 (4.00%) PHP
2 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (32.00%) CCNP
3 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (16.00%) CCDP
4 4 (16.00%) CCIE
4 4 (16.00%) Chartered Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) CISM
4 4 (16.00%) CISSP
4 4 (16.00%) Degree
4 4 (16.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (8.00%) CCNA
7 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
2 4 (16.00%) JSP 440
3 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (12.00%) FortiGate
1 3 (12.00%) TrustSec
2 1 (4.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (4.00%) Nagios
2 1 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (4.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) Cisco
2 14 (56.00%) F5
3 12 (48.00%) HP
4 11 (44.00%) CheckPoint
4 11 (44.00%) Juniper
4 11 (44.00%) McAfee
5 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.00%) Remedy
7 3 (12.00%) Fortinet
7 3 (12.00%) Palo Alto
7 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
8 1 (4.00%) BMC
8 1 (4.00%) EMC
8 1 (4.00%) Meraki
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle
8 1 (4.00%) Sun
8 1 (4.00%) VMware