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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 92 40 72
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +32
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 62 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.72% 3.76% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.16% 26.38% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 31 7
Average daily rate £375 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £230 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £475 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £38.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +35.00%
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
252 235 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.88% 14.25% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 115 55
Average daily rate £389 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.18% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £208 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 11
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.07 £11.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 28 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 32 (94.12%) LAN
2 20 (58.82%) Cisco
3 14 (41.18%) Firewall
4 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (29.41%) ITIL
5 9 (26.47%) CCNP
5 9 (26.47%) Wireless
6 8 (23.53%) VoIP
6 8 (23.53%) VPN
6 8 (23.53%) Windows
6 8 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (20.59%) DNS
7 7 (20.59%) SAN
8 6 (17.65%) Citrix
8 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
8 6 (17.65%) SSL
8 6 (17.65%) Service Management
8 6 (17.65%) Network Security
9 5 (14.71%) Cisco PIX
9 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (14.71%) FWSM
9 5 (14.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (14.71%) 802.1X
9 5 (14.71%) Cisco Wireless
9 5 (14.71%) MPLS
9 5 (14.71%) IPsec
9 5 (14.71%) IBM
9 5 (14.71%) WLAN
9 5 (14.71%) DHCP
10 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.94%) Apache
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.94%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (94.12%) LAN
2 14 (41.18%) Firewall
3 9 (26.47%) Wireless
4 8 (23.53%) Intrusion Detection
4 8 (23.53%) VoIP
4 8 (23.53%) VPN
5 7 (20.59%) DNS
5 7 (20.59%) SAN
6 6 (17.65%) Network Security
6 6 (17.65%) SSL
6 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
7 5 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (14.71%) Cisco PIX
7 5 (14.71%) Cisco Wireless
7 5 (14.71%) DHCP
7 5 (14.71%) FWSM
7 5 (14.71%) IPsec
7 5 (14.71%) MPLS
7 5 (14.71%) WLAN
8 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
1 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Italian Language
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Network Support
4 3 (8.82%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Designer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Security Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Support Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Switch Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.94%) LAMP
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.88%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.94%) CCTV
3 1 (2.94%) CMDB
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.82%) Unix
3 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.88%) AIX
4 2 (5.88%) HPUX
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.94%) Android
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) ITIL
2 6 (17.65%) Service Management
3 5 (14.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 3 (8.82%) Coaching
5 3 (8.82%) Migration
5 3 (8.82%) Network Design
5 3 (8.82%) Project Management
5 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
5 3 (8.82%) SIEM
6 2 (5.88%) ITSM
6 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (5.88%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.88%) Security Operations
6 2 (5.88%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (2.94%) Database Security
7 1 (2.94%) Information Security
7 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.94%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.94%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) PHP
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (26.47%) CCNP
3 3 (8.82%) CCNA
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) MCITP
4 2 (5.88%) MCSE
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.94%) ACSA
5 1 (2.94%) ACSP
5 1 (2.94%) CCIE
5 1 (2.94%) CCIP
5 1 (2.94%) CEH
5 1 (2.94%) GIAC
5 1 (2.94%) IBM Certification
5 1 (2.94%) MCDST
5 1 (2.94%) MCP
5 1 (2.94%) MCSA
5 1 (2.94%) MCTS
5 1 (2.94%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.88%) Snort
3 2 (5.88%) XenApp
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (58.82%) Cisco
2 6 (17.65%) Citrix
3 5 (14.71%) IBM
4 4 (11.76%) F5
4 4 (11.76%) Juniper
4 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.82%) HP
5 3 (8.82%) NetApp
6 2 (5.88%) 3PAR
6 2 (5.88%) NETGEAR
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle
6 2 (5.88%) Polycom
6 2 (5.88%) Siemens
6 2 (5.88%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.88%) Sourcefire
7 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.94%) IronPort
7 1 (2.94%) WatchGuard
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