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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 52 63 69
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +6
Contract jobs citing WAN 38 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.79% 1.23% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.43% 9.87% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 4
Average daily rate
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£320 £275 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £151 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £305 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £10.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+280.95% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
- +1.62%
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
186 152 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.66% 12.51% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 78 44
Average daily rate £300 £305 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £433 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 31
Average hourly rate £32.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.60 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.50 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Bolton - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 37 (69.81%) LAN
2 23 (43.40%) Cisco
3 15 (28.30%) Windows
3 15 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
4 14 (26.42%) TCP/IP
4 14 (26.42%) Migration
5 13 (24.53%) Firewall
5 13 (24.53%) CCNA
6 12 (22.64%) ITIL
6 12 (22.64%) Wireless
7 11 (20.75%) SAN
8 10 (18.87%) Avaya
8 10 (18.87%) HP
8 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (18.87%) MCSE
8 10 (18.87%) Network Security
9 9 (16.98%) VMware
9 9 (16.98%) MS Exchange
9 9 (16.98%) CCNP
10 8 (15.09%) Active Directory
10 8 (15.09%) SQL
10 8 (15.09%) SCOM
11 7 (13.21%) Matrix Management
11 7 (13.21%) SCCM
11 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (13.21%) Hyper-V
11 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 7 (13.21%) DNS
11 7 (13.21%) CheckPoint

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 9 (16.98%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
2 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.43%) IIS
4 4 (7.55%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 37 (69.81%) LAN
2 14 (26.42%) TCP/IP
3 13 (24.53%) Firewall
4 12 (22.64%) Wireless
5 11 (20.75%) SAN
6 10 (18.87%) Network Security
7 7 (13.21%) DNS
7 7 (13.21%) IPsec
8 6 (11.32%) MPLS
8 6 (11.32%) BGP
9 5 (9.43%) DHCP
9 5 (9.43%) Internet
9 5 (9.43%) EIGRP
10 4 (7.55%) OSPF
10 4 (7.55%) VoIP
10 4 (7.55%) HSRP
10 4 (7.55%) VLAN
11 3 (5.66%) Multicast
11 3 (5.66%) Ethernet
11 3 (5.66%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.89%) DB2
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Local Government
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (22.64%) Analyst
2 10 (18.87%) Project Manager
3 7 (13.21%) Business Analyst
4 5 (9.43%) Network Manager
4 5 (9.43%) Network Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (7.55%) Project Leader
5 4 (7.55%) Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Network Security Manager
5 4 (7.55%) Security Manager
6 3 (5.66%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Network Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Project Leader
6 3 (5.66%) Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) Support Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Clustering
3 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) NHS
4 2 (3.77%) CCTV
4 2 (3.77%) Life Science
5 1 (1.89%) SCADA
5 1 (1.89%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.89%) Tandem
5 1 (1.89%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.30%) Windows
2 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.66%) Linux
6 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.77%) Android
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.89%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) Migration
2 12 (22.64%) ITIL
3 7 (13.21%) Matrix Management
3 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (11.32%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (9.43%) Project Governance
5 5 (9.43%) Network Management
6 4 (7.55%) Project Management
6 4 (7.55%) CRM
7 3 (5.66%) People Management
7 3 (5.66%) Service Management
8 2 (3.77%) ITSM
8 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (3.77%) Change Control
8 2 (3.77%) Business Analysis
9 1 (1.89%) Performance Testing
9 1 (1.89%) Test Scripting
9 1 (1.89%) Manual Testing
9 1 (1.89%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.09%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) Java
2 1 (1.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (24.53%) CCNA
3 10 (18.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (18.87%) MCSE
4 9 (16.98%) CCNP
5 6 (11.32%) MCSA
5 6 (11.32%) MCTS
5 6 (11.32%) MCITP
6 4 (7.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (5.66%) ACSP
7 3 (5.66%) ACSA
7 3 (5.66%) MCDST
7 3 (5.66%) MCP
7 3 (5.66%) CCIP
7 3 (5.66%) CCDP
7 3 (5.66%) IBM Certification
7 3 (5.66%) RHCE
8 2 (3.77%) CISSP
8 2 (3.77%) Degree
9 1 (1.89%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.89%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (15.09%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.21%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.66%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (5.66%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.89%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.89%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) SCOM
2 7 (13.21%) SCCM
3 4 (7.55%) Backup Exec
3 4 (7.55%) SCSM
4 3 (5.66%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (3.77%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.89%) WSUS
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.89%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (1.89%) OpenView
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 23 (43.40%) Cisco
2 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
3 10 (18.87%) Avaya
3 10 (18.87%) HP
4 9 (16.98%) VMware
5 7 (13.21%) CheckPoint
6 6 (11.32%) Citrix
6 6 (11.32%) EMC
7 4 (7.55%) Juniper
7 4 (7.55%) Nortel
7 4 (7.55%) Blue Coat
7 4 (7.55%) F5
7 4 (7.55%) 3PAR
7 4 (7.55%) SolarWinds
8 3 (5.66%) IBM
8 3 (5.66%) Apple
8 3 (5.66%) Nokia
8 3 (5.66%) Symantec
8 3 (5.66%) Sophos
9 2 (3.77%) Websense
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