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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 66 46
Rank change year-on-year +43 -20  
Contract jobs citing WAN 23 57 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 6.01% 4.00% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 9.95% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 40 6
Median daily rate £448 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.85% +1.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £284 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £440 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £17.75 £19.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.97% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.90% +2.38%  

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 92 573 104
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 24.02% 40.21% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 355 54
Median daily rate £353 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.50% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £218 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £423 £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 47 13
Median hourly rate £18.50 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.92% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £19.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £36.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 +43 22 £450 +28.57%
Sunderland - 1 £275 -
WAN
North East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 48 (92.31%) LAN
2 36 (69.23%) Network Design
3 33 (63.46%) Security Cleared
4 31 (59.62%) ITIL
4 31 (59.62%) Service Management
4 31 (59.62%) Firewall
5 29 (55.77%) Cisco
6 27 (51.92%) F5
7 26 (50.00%) CCNP
7 26 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (48.08%) Juniper
8 25 (48.08%) CheckPoint
8 25 (48.08%) SC Cleared
8 25 (48.08%) Wireless
8 25 (48.08%) FortiGate
9 24 (46.15%) Riverbed
10 23 (44.23%) Fortinet
10 23 (44.23%) HP
11 22 (42.31%) CCIE
11 22 (42.31%) CCDP
11 22 (42.31%) JNCIA
12 21 (40.38%) JNCIE
12 21 (40.38%) CCSE
12 21 (40.38%) CCSA
12 21 (40.38%) CCIP
12 21 (40.38%) ITSM
13 20 (38.46%) Degree
14 17 (32.69%) BIG-IP
14 17 (32.69%) Data Centre
15 14 (26.92%) HP ASE

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 2 (3.85%) Apache
1 2 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (3.85%) iPlanet
1 2 (3.85%) JBoss
1 2 (3.85%) MQSeries
1 2 (3.85%) OpenStack
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Communications & Networking
1 48 (92.31%) LAN
2 31 (59.62%) Firewall
3 25 (48.08%) Wireless
4 17 (32.69%) BIG-IP
5 10 (19.23%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (7.69%) DNS
6 4 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (5.77%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (5.77%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.77%) VLAN
8 2 (3.85%) BGP
8 2 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (3.85%) EIGRP
8 2 (3.85%) FCoE
8 2 (3.85%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.85%) NAS
8 2 (3.85%) Network Security
8 2 (3.85%) SAN
8 2 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
General
1 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (48.08%) Network Engineer
2 23 (44.23%) Architect
3 16 (30.77%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (17.31%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Network Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Design Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) AIX Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Security Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Network Security Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Senior Security Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Cisco Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) NOC Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Project Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.69%) Data Centre
2 12 (23.08%) Private Cloud
3 9 (17.31%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.85%) Clustering
5 2 (3.85%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) Linux
3 2 (3.85%) AIX
3 2 (3.85%) HPUX
3 2 (3.85%) Solaris
3 2 (3.85%) SUSE
3 2 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (69.23%) Network Design
2 31 (59.62%) ITIL
2 31 (59.62%) Service Management
3 21 (40.38%) ITSM
4 10 (19.23%) Network Architecture
4 10 (19.23%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 8 (15.38%) BCP
5 8 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
5 8 (15.38%) Office Automation
5 8 (15.38%) TOGAF
6 7 (13.46%) ITIL V3
7 5 (9.62%) High Availability
8 4 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (7.69%) Project Management
9 3 (5.77%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
9 3 (5.77%) Migration
9 3 (5.77%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (5.77%) Validation
10 2 (3.85%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
1 2 (3.85%) C-shell
1 2 (3.85%) Korn
1 2 (3.85%) Perl
1 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
1 2 (3.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (63.46%) Security Cleared
2 26 (50.00%) CCNP
2 26 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (48.08%) SC Cleared
4 22 (42.31%) CCDP
4 22 (42.31%) CCIE
4 22 (42.31%) JNCIA
5 21 (40.38%) CCIP
5 21 (40.38%) CCSA
5 21 (40.38%) CCSE
5 21 (40.38%) JNCIE
6 20 (38.46%) Degree
7 14 (26.92%) HP ASE
7 14 (26.92%) HP MASE
8 9 (17.31%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (7.69%) DV Cleared
10 2 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (3.85%) CCNA
11 1 (1.92%) CCIE Security
11 1 (1.92%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.85%) KVM
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.85%) Samba
2 2 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 25 (48.08%) FortiGate
2 2 (3.85%) OpenView
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.92%) Netcool
Vendors
1 29 (55.77%) Cisco
2 27 (51.92%) F5
3 25 (48.08%) CheckPoint
3 25 (48.08%) Juniper
4 24 (46.15%) Riverbed
5 23 (44.23%) Fortinet
5 23 (44.23%) HP
6 12 (23.08%) Aruba
7 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
8 5 (9.62%) TippingPoint
9 3 (5.77%) VMware
10 2 (3.85%) Cognos
10 2 (3.85%) Opsware
10 2 (3.85%) Oracle
10 2 (3.85%) Palo Alto
10 2 (3.85%) PlateSpin
10 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.85%) Sun
10 2 (3.85%) Veritas
11 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds