The table below looks at the statistics for WAN 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 WAN over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 46 68 65
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 45 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.94% 1.30% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.33% 12.40% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 4 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 £206
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +93.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £365 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £407 £241
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.75% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £40.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £40.00 £20.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.77%
WAN
North West

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
211 129 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.77% 10.45% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 51 57
Average daily rate £300 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.27 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 3 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport +2 2 - - 3
Bolton - 1 £1,000 -
Wigan - 1 - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing WAN 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 WAN.

1 54 (56.84%) LAN
2 47 (49.47%) Cisco
3 43 (45.26%) Data Centre
4 41 (43.16%) Firewall
5 38 (40.00%) Citrix
6 37 (38.95%) Migration
7 35 (36.84%) ITIL
8 34 (35.79%) Windows
8 34 (35.79%) Microsoft
9 32 (33.68%) Active Directory
10 31 (32.63%) VMware
11 23 (24.21%) CheckPoint
12 22 (23.16%) Wireless
13 21 (22.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 21 (22.11%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (22.11%) Cisco ASA
14 20 (21.05%) QA
15 19 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (20.00%) EMC
15 19 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
15 19 (20.00%) Hyper-V
16 17 (17.89%) SAN
16 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (16.84%) BGP
17 16 (16.84%) EIGRP
17 16 (16.84%) XenApp
17 16 (16.84%) Capacity Planning
18 15 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
18 15 (15.79%) MPLS
18 15 (15.79%) Oracle

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing WAN 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 WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.42%) IBM Notes
2 7 (7.37%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.37%) IIS
3 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.05%) Lync
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.32%) MS Office
3 4 (4.21%) MS Project
3 4 (4.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (3.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.53%) Office 365
2 3 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.05%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 54 (56.84%) LAN
2 41 (43.16%) Firewall
3 22 (23.16%) Wireless
4 21 (22.11%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (17.89%) SAN
6 16 (16.84%) BGP
6 16 (16.84%) EIGRP
7 15 (15.79%) MPLS
8 14 (14.74%) SSL
9 13 (13.68%) Network Security
10 12 (12.63%) OSPF
11 11 (11.58%) VPN
11 11 (11.58%) DNS
12 9 (9.47%) DHCP
12 9 (9.47%) NAS
13 8 (8.42%) Internet
14 7 (7.37%) DMZ
14 7 (7.37%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (7.37%) iSCSI
14 7 (7.37%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.74%) Oracle Database
2 12 (12.63%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (8.42%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.26%) Local Government
3 3 (3.16%) Finance
4 2 (2.11%) Law
4 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (32.63%) Analyst
2 20 (21.05%) Technical Analyst
3 18 (18.95%) Architect
4 12 (12.63%) Security Analyst
5 10 (10.53%) Network Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) Citrix Analyst
7 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (7.37%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (6.32%) Coordinator
8 6 (6.32%) Technical Architect
8 6 (6.32%) Consultant
8 6 (6.32%) Project Coordinator
8 6 (6.32%) Network Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) Technical Security Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Network Consultant
9 5 (5.26%) Support Analyst
10 4 (4.21%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (4.21%) Administrator
10 4 (4.21%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) Web Services
2 1 (1.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 43 (45.26%) Data Centre
2 14 (14.74%) PKI
3 8 (8.42%) Replication
4 7 (7.37%) Clustering
4 7 (7.37%) EMC VNX
4 7 (7.37%) Celerra
5 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (5.26%) Life Science
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.05%) PDA
7 1 (1.05%) PMI
7 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.05%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 34 (35.79%) Windows
2 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (11.58%) Solaris
5 11 (11.58%) UNIX
6 10 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.21%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.05%) Android
9 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.05%) BlackBerry OS
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (38.95%) Migration
2 35 (36.84%) ITIL
3 16 (16.84%) Capacity Planning
4 14 (14.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 14 (14.74%) Kalman Filter
5 13 (13.68%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (13.68%) SIEM
6 10 (10.53%) Service Delivery
7 9 (9.47%) PRINCE2
8 8 (8.42%) Project Management
8 8 (8.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (8.42%) Security Patching
9 7 (7.37%) Business Continuity
9 7 (7.37%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.37%) Change Management
10 6 (6.32%) Network Design
10 6 (6.32%) Change Control
10 6 (6.32%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (4.21%) Data Protection
11 4 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.05%) SQL
1 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 13 (13.68%) CISMP
2 13 (13.68%) CISSP
3 12 (12.63%) CISM
4 10 (10.53%) CCENT
4 10 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (9.47%) MCSE
5 9 (9.47%) CCNA
6 8 (8.42%) CCIE
7 5 (5.26%) CCNP
8 4 (4.21%) CCA
8 4 (4.21%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (4.21%) MCP
8 4 (4.21%) CCEE
8 4 (4.21%) CCAA
9 3 (3.16%) MCITP
10 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (2.11%) MCSA
11 1 (1.05%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (21.05%) QA
3 2 (2.11%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (33.68%) Active Directory
2 21 (22.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 16 (16.84%) XenApp
5 8 (8.42%) MetaFrame
5 8 (8.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (7.37%) Terminal Services
6 7 (7.37%) VMware ESX
6 7 (7.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (7.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 6 (6.32%) Xen
8 5 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.05%) vSphere
9 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.05%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.05%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) SCCM
2 3 (3.16%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.11%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.05%) OpenView
Vendors
1 47 (49.47%) Cisco
2 38 (40.00%) Citrix
3 34 (35.79%) Microsoft
4 31 (32.63%) VMware
5 23 (24.21%) CheckPoint
6 19 (20.00%) EMC
7 15 (15.79%) Oracle
8 14 (14.74%) Clearswift
9 13 (13.68%) Kaspersky
10 12 (12.63%) SolarWinds
11 8 (8.42%) AppSense
11 8 (8.42%) SAP
11 8 (8.42%) Lotus
12 7 (7.37%) Nortel
13 6 (6.32%) HP
14 5 (5.26%) NetApp
15 4 (4.21%) Red Hat
16 3 (3.16%) Remedy
16 3 (3.16%) McAfee
16 3 (3.16%) Avaya
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