The first table below looks at the demand for Structured Cabling skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Structured Cabling over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Manchester region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Cabling
Rank 83 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Structured Cabling 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.14% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.37% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £200 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £125 £275
% change year-on-year
+180.00% -54.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +100.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
146 138 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.36% 14.05% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 56 103
Average daily rate £325 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -9.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
Structured Cabling
North West

Structured Cabling
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Structured Cabling across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Structured Cabling Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Structured Cabling
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Structured Cabling across the Manchester region.

Structured Cabling Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Structured Cabling
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Structured Cabling across the Manchester region.

Structured Cabling Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Structured Cabling
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Structured Cabling also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Structured Cabling.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) VoIP
3 3 (60.00%) WAN
3 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (60.00%) MPLS
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (40.00%) SLA
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Dell
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (20.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) Terminal Server
5 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (20.00%) 3G
5 1 (20.00%) MCSE
5 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (20.00%) GPRS
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) MCP
5 1 (20.00%) SMTP
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT

Structured Cabling
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing Structured Cabling also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Structured Cabling. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) VoIP
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (60.00%) MPLS
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (20.00%) GPRS
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) 3G
3 1 (20.00%) SMTP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Handset
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Data Security
1 1 (20.00%) Document Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL V2
1 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) BT
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds