The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West / Manchester
Rank 57 86 64
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -22
Contract jobs citing WAN 37 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.71% 1.02% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.21% 6.86% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 6 8
Median daily rate £406 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £459 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £390 £341
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.01 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.76% +0.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -11.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
215 277 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.76% 14.82% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 142 68
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 17
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -29.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 January 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
Salford - 9 £450 -
Stockport - 1 - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 Manchester region with a requirement for WAN.

1 89 (88.12%) LAN
2 63 (62.38%) Firewall
3 46 (45.54%) Windows
4 42 (41.58%) VoIP
5 37 (36.63%) TCP/IP
6 33 (32.67%) VPN
6 33 (32.67%) Linux
7 30 (29.70%) Unix
7 30 (29.70%) Cisco
8 28 (27.72%) Patch Management
9 27 (26.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 25 (24.75%) CISSP
10 25 (24.75%) Apple
10 25 (24.75%) Vulnerability Management
11 24 (23.76%) SANS
12 23 (22.77%) SSCP
12 23 (22.77%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (22.77%) Splunk
12 23 (22.77%) Network Monitoring
13 21 (20.79%) Data Centre
13 21 (20.79%) QRadar
14 20 (19.80%) ELK Stack
15 19 (18.81%) Active Directory
16 18 (17.82%) Migration
17 17 (16.83%) DNS
18 16 (15.84%) Microsoft
18 16 (15.84%) DHCP
19 15 (14.85%) ITIL
19 15 (14.85%) Network Security
19 15 (14.85%) Case Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 (5.94%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.95%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.97%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.98%) IIS
6 1 (0.99%) Apache
6 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.99%) Confluence
6 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.99%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.99%) Jetty
6 1 (0.99%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.99%) nginx
6 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.96%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.99%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 89 (88.12%) LAN
2 63 (62.38%) Firewall
3 42 (41.58%) VoIP
4 37 (36.63%) TCP/IP
5 33 (32.67%) VPN
6 17 (16.83%) DNS
7 16 (15.84%) DHCP
8 15 (14.85%) Network Security
9 12 (11.88%) Wireless
10 10 (9.90%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (8.91%) SAN
12 8 (7.92%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (7.92%) Unified Communications
12 8 (7.92%) VLAN
13 7 (6.93%) Ethernet
14 6 (5.94%) Cisco Nexus
15 5 (4.95%) SSL
16 4 (3.96%) BGP
16 4 (3.96%) EIGRP
16 4 (3.96%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.94%) Redis
2 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.99%) JIRA
1 1 (0.99%) Travis CI
1 1 (0.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (5.94%) Finance
1 6 (5.94%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.97%) Retail
3 2 (1.98%) Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Local Government
4 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (23.76%) Analyst
2 20 (19.80%) Network Engineer
3 10 (9.90%) Project Manager
4 9 (8.91%) Architect
4 9 (8.91%) Security Analyst
4 9 (8.91%) Technical Specialist
5 6 (5.94%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 6 (5.94%) Network Specialist
6 5 (4.95%) Administrator
6 5 (4.95%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (4.95%) Network Analyst
6 5 (4.95%) Support Analyst
6 5 (4.95%) Technical Support
7 4 (3.96%) Active Directory Administrator
7 4 (3.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Domain Architect
7 4 (3.96%) Network Manager
7 4 (3.96%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Security Engineer
7 4 (3.96%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.80%) ELK Stack
2 6 (5.94%) RESTful
2 6 (5.94%) Web Services
3 1 (0.99%) .NET
3 1 (0.99%) COM
3 1 (0.99%) CSS
3 1 (0.99%) J2EE
3 1 (0.99%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.79%) Data Centre
2 13 (12.87%) Cyber Attack
3 9 (8.91%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.97%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.97%) BYOD
5 3 (2.97%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.97%) PKI
5 3 (2.97%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.99%) Life Science
6 1 (0.99%) NHS
6 1 (0.99%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 46 (45.54%) Windows
2 33 (32.67%) Linux
3 30 (29.70%) Unix
4 11 (10.89%) Windows Server
5 7 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.97%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.98%) AIX
8 2 (1.98%) Solaris
9 1 (0.99%) CentOS
9 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (27.72%) Patch Management
2 27 (26.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 25 (24.75%) Vulnerability Management
4 23 (22.77%) Network Monitoring
5 18 (17.82%) Migration
6 15 (14.85%) Case Management
6 15 (14.85%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (14.85%) ITIL
7 13 (12.87%) Security Monitoring
8 12 (11.88%) Information Security
9 9 (8.91%) Analytics
9 9 (8.91%) Data Analytics
9 9 (8.91%) Security Operations
9 9 (8.91%) SIEM
9 9 (8.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (7.92%) Network Design
10 8 (7.92%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (6.93%) Open Source
12 6 (5.94%) Load Balancing
12 6 (5.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.94%) Python
2 5 (4.95%) SQL
3 2 (1.98%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.99%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (24.75%) CISSP
2 24 (23.76%) SANS
3 23 (22.77%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (22.77%) SSCP
4 14 (13.86%) SC Cleared
4 14 (13.86%) Security Cleared
5 13 (12.87%) CCNA
6 11 (10.89%) CCNP
7 9 (8.91%) CCDP
8 8 (7.92%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (6.93%) CCIE
10 6 (5.94%) CCDA
11 4 (3.96%) MCSE
11 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.99%) APMP
12 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.99%) MCP
12 1 (0.99%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.99%) PMP
12 1 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.98%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.98%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (18.81%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.93%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.96%) vSphere
5 2 (1.98%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.99%) Xen
6 1 (0.99%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (20.79%) QRadar
2 8 (7.92%) Nessus
2 8 (7.92%) Nexpose
2 8 (7.92%) Nmap
3 6 (5.94%) Kibana
3 6 (5.94%) logstash
4 4 (3.96%) RSA enVision
5 3 (2.97%) SCCM
5 3 (2.97%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.99%) Puppet
6 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (29.70%) Cisco
2 25 (24.75%) Apple
3 23 (22.77%) Splunk
4 16 (15.84%) Microsoft
5 14 (13.86%) VMware
6 12 (11.88%) IBM
6 12 (11.88%) LogRhythm
7 11 (10.89%) Intel Security
7 11 (10.89%) Juniper
8 9 (8.91%) ArcSight
8 9 (8.91%) CheckPoint
8 9 (8.91%) Intel
8 9 (8.91%) NetWitness
9 8 (7.92%) Citrix
9 8 (7.92%) Qualys
10 5 (4.95%) F5
11 4 (3.96%) HP
11 4 (3.96%) Palo Alto
12 3 (2.97%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.97%) ION Trading
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