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 25 September 2016 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 49 58 48
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 61 48 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.40% 2.57% 2.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.71% 20.96% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 29 26
Median daily rate £425 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £240 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Median hourly rate £12.58 £14.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.14% -65.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.50%
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
281 229 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.68% 12.27% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 129 106
Median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 16
Median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -43.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.94 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 25 September 2016.

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 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 8 £498 -
Stockport -6 6 £425 - 6
Bolton - 1 £335 - 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, 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 79 (83.16%) LAN
2 55 (57.89%) Firewall
3 44 (46.32%) Cisco
4 30 (31.58%) Data Centre
5 27 (28.42%) VoIP
5 27 (28.42%) Windows
6 26 (27.37%) ITIL
7 23 (24.21%) TCP/IP
8 22 (23.16%) Active Directory
8 22 (23.16%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (20.00%) VPN
9 19 (20.00%) DNS
10 17 (17.89%) Microsoft
10 17 (17.89%) CCNP
10 17 (17.89%) Migration
11 16 (16.84%) CheckPoint
11 16 (16.84%) CISSP
11 16 (16.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 15 (15.79%) Network Security
12 15 (15.79%) DHCP
13 14 (14.74%) VMware
13 14 (14.74%) Citrix
13 14 (14.74%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (13.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 13 (13.68%) SAN
14 13 (13.68%) SSL
14 13 (13.68%) Wireless
14 13 (13.68%) Kalman Filter
14 13 (13.68%) SIEM
14 13 (13.68%) Windows Server

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 10 (10.53%) Skype for Business
2 9 (9.47%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.16%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.11%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.11%) IIS
6 1 (1.05%) Apache
6 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.05%) Jetty
6 1 (1.05%) Mongrel
6 1 (1.05%) nginx
6 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (8.42%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.05%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 79 (83.16%) LAN
2 55 (57.89%) Firewall
3 27 (28.42%) VoIP
4 23 (24.21%) TCP/IP
5 19 (20.00%) DNS
5 19 (20.00%) VPN
6 15 (15.79%) DHCP
6 15 (15.79%) Network Security
7 14 (14.74%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (13.68%) SAN
8 13 (13.68%) SSL
8 13 (13.68%) Wireless
9 12 (12.63%) VLAN
9 12 (12.63%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (10.53%) BGP
11 9 (9.47%) MPLS
11 9 (9.47%) OSPF
12 8 (8.42%) EIGRP
12 8 (8.42%) WLAN
13 7 (7.37%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) Redis
3 2 (2.11%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.05%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.21%) Finance
3 3 (3.16%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Legal
4 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) French Language
5 1 (1.05%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.05%) Publishing
5 1 (1.05%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (17.89%) Analyst
2 15 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 12 (12.63%) Architect
4 11 (11.58%) Network Security Manager
4 11 (11.58%) Security Manager
5 9 (9.47%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Project Manager
6 7 (7.37%) Security Analyst
6 7 (7.37%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Network Manager
8 5 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Desktop Support
8 5 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Network Architect
9 4 (4.21%) Azure Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) Domain Architect
9 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.42%) ELK Stack
2 4 (4.21%) RESTful
2 4 (4.21%) Web Services
3 2 (2.11%) .NET
3 2 (2.11%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.05%) CSS
4 1 (1.05%) J2EE
4 1 (1.05%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 30 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 10 (10.53%) PKI
3 8 (8.42%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (5.26%) Driving Licence
5 4 (4.21%) Cyber Attack
6 3 (3.16%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.16%) BYOD
6 3 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.11%) Life Science
7 2 (2.11%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.05%) iPad
8 1 (1.05%) iPhone
8 1 (1.05%) NHS
8 1 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 27 (28.42%) Windows
2 13 (13.68%) Windows Server
3 12 (12.63%) Linux
4 10 (10.53%) Unix
5 4 (4.21%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.11%) AIX
6 2 (2.11%) Solaris
6 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.05%) Android
7 1 (1.05%) CentOS
7 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (27.37%) ITIL
2 17 (17.89%) Migration
3 16 (16.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 13 (13.68%) Kalman Filter
4 13 (13.68%) SIEM
5 12 (12.63%) Application Rationalisation
6 10 (10.53%) Information Security
6 10 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 9 (9.47%) Patch Management
8 8 (8.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (8.42%) Vulnerability Management
9 7 (7.37%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (7.37%) ITIL V3
9 7 (7.37%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (7.37%) Project Management
9 7 (7.37%) Service Management
10 6 (6.32%) Load Balancing
10 6 (6.32%) Network Design
10 6 (6.32%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.37%) PowerShell
1 7 (7.37%) SQL
2 4 (4.21%) Python
3 1 (1.05%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (23.16%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (17.89%) CCNP
3 16 (16.84%) CISSP
4 10 (10.53%) SANS
5 9 (9.47%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (8.42%) SSCP
7 7 (7.37%) CCNA
8 6 (6.32%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (6.32%) CCIE
8 6 (6.32%) CISMP
8 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
8 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
9 5 (5.26%) CCENT
9 5 (5.26%) CESG Certified Professional
9 5 (5.26%) CISM
9 5 (5.26%) CLAS
10 4 (4.21%) MCSE
10 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (3.16%) CISA
12 2 (2.11%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.21%) QA
3 3 (3.16%) SLA
4 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (23.16%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.26%) XenApp
4 2 (2.11%) vSphere
5 1 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.05%) Xen
5 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (8.42%) QRadar
1 8 (8.42%) SmoothWall
2 4 (4.21%) Kibana
2 4 (4.21%) logstash
3 3 (3.16%) RSA enVision
3 3 (3.16%) SCCM
4 2 (2.11%) Cacti
5 1 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.05%) Puppet
5 1 (1.05%) SCOM
5 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (46.32%) Cisco
2 17 (17.89%) Microsoft
3 16 (16.84%) CheckPoint
4 14 (14.74%) Citrix
4 14 (14.74%) VMware
5 11 (11.58%) F5
6 10 (10.53%) Juniper
6 10 (10.53%) LogRhythm
7 9 (9.47%) Clearswift
7 9 (9.47%) Splunk
8 8 (8.42%) Apple
8 8 (8.42%) IBM
9 6 (6.32%) Kaspersky
10 5 (5.26%) Fortinet
10 5 (5.26%) LANDesk
11 4 (4.21%) Avaya
11 4 (4.21%) HP
11 4 (4.21%) Wyse
12 3 (3.16%) Oracle
12 3 (3.16%) Siemens
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £20000 - £26000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago