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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 88 71 61
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.99% 1.40% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.52% 10.99% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 12
Average daily rate £363 £319 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.72% +37.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £257 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £415 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £13.01 £13.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.07% -38.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.22 £13.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £13.00 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
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
276 182 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.23% 12.75% 14.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 90 77
Average daily rate £368 £318 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% +11.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.88 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +43.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.52 £10.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.20 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 47 (77.05%) LAN
2 33 (54.10%) Cisco
3 28 (45.90%) Firewall
4 18 (29.51%) ITIL
5 17 (27.87%) Windows
6 15 (24.59%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (21.31%) Migration
7 13 (21.31%) Network Security
8 12 (19.67%) Data Centre
9 11 (18.03%) IBM
9 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
9 11 (18.03%) SSL
9 11 (18.03%) CCNP
10 10 (16.39%) VPN
10 10 (16.39%) Wireless
10 10 (16.39%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (14.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 9 (14.75%) Red Hat
11 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
11 9 (14.75%) HP
11 9 (14.75%) Citrix
11 9 (14.75%) SAN
12 8 (13.11%) Avaya
12 8 (13.11%) CCNA
12 8 (13.11%) Service Management
12 8 (13.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 7 (11.48%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (11.48%) SolarWinds
13 7 (11.48%) Finance
13 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 4 (6.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.92%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (3.28%) IBM Domino
3 2 (3.28%) IBM Notes
3 2 (3.28%) IIS
4 1 (1.64%) Apache
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.92%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (77.05%) LAN
2 28 (45.90%) Firewall
3 13 (21.31%) Network Security
4 11 (18.03%) SSL
5 10 (16.39%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (16.39%) VPN
5 10 (16.39%) Wireless
6 9 (14.75%) SAN
6 9 (14.75%) TCP/IP
7 7 (11.48%) Intrusion Detection
7 7 (11.48%) WLAN
8 6 (9.84%) Cisco Wireless
8 6 (9.84%) DMZ
8 6 (9.84%) DNS
8 6 (9.84%) VoIP
9 5 (8.20%) Cisco PIX
9 5 (8.20%) FWSM
9 5 (8.20%) IPsec
10 4 (6.56%) Internet
10 4 (6.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.64%) MySQL
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.92%) Retail
2 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 17 (27.87%) Network Engineer
2 11 (18.03%) Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) Network Manager
4 5 (8.20%) Architect
4 5 (8.20%) Security Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Senior Network Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Designer
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Designer
5 4 (6.56%) IT Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Network Security Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Project Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Security Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Support Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Technical Designer
6 3 (4.92%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 3 (4.92%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.64%) LAMP
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.56%) PKI
3 3 (4.92%) CMDB
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.28%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.28%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.64%) CCTV
5 1 (1.64%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.87%) Windows
2 7 (11.48%) Linux
2 7 (11.48%) Unix
3 6 (9.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (9.84%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.20%) AIX
4 5 (8.20%) HPUX
4 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.92%) Android
6 3 (4.92%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.28%) Solaris
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) ITIL
2 13 (21.31%) Migration
3 9 (14.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 8 (13.11%) Service Management
5 7 (11.48%) Project Management
5 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.20%) Application Rationalisation
6 5 (8.20%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (8.20%) PRINCE2
7 4 (6.56%) People Management
7 4 (6.56%) SIEM
7 4 (6.56%) Threat Management
8 3 (4.92%) Coaching
8 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.92%) Data Analysis
8 3 (4.92%) Network Design
8 3 (4.92%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.92%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (3.28%) ITSM
9 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.64%) PHP
1 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (24.59%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (18.03%) CCNP
3 8 (13.11%) CCNA
4 4 (6.56%) MCITP
4 4 (6.56%) MCSE
4 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.92%) ACSA
5 3 (4.92%) ACSP
5 3 (4.92%) CCDP
5 3 (4.92%) CCIP
5 3 (4.92%) DBS Check
5 3 (4.92%) IBM Certification
5 3 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (4.92%) MCDST
5 3 (4.92%) MCSA
5 3 (4.92%) MCTS
5 3 (4.92%) RHCE
5 3 (4.92%) RHCSA
5 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.56%) SLA
3 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (9.84%) Active Directory
1 6 (9.84%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) Snort
3 2 (3.28%) XenApp
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.28%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.64%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (54.10%) Cisco
2 11 (18.03%) IBM
2 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.75%) Citrix
3 9 (14.75%) HP
3 9 (14.75%) Red Hat
4 8 (13.11%) Avaya
5 7 (11.48%) SolarWinds
6 5 (8.20%) CheckPoint
7 4 (6.56%) 3PAR
7 4 (6.56%) F5
7 4 (6.56%) NetApp
7 4 (6.56%) Oracle
7 4 (6.56%) VMware
8 3 (4.92%) Apple
8 3 (4.92%) EMC
9 2 (3.28%) Clearswift
9 2 (3.28%) Juniper
9 2 (3.28%) Lotus
9 2 (3.28%) Siemens