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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 70 48 71
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +23
Contract jobs citing WAN 34 44 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.92% 2.92% 1.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.45% 21.36% 10.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 4
Median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £200 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £515 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -65.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.44% +28.57%
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
273 206 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.45% 13.67% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 110 55
Median daily rate £375 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Stockport -11 1 £450 - 2
Wigan - 1 - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 38 (80.85%) LAN
2 24 (51.06%) Firewall
3 23 (48.94%) Cisco
4 16 (34.04%) ITIL
5 15 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (29.79%) Data Centre
7 12 (25.53%) CheckPoint
8 11 (23.40%) CCNP
8 11 (23.40%) VoIP
8 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
9 10 (21.28%) SIEM
9 10 (21.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 9 (19.15%) Migration
10 9 (19.15%) PRINCE2
10 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
11 8 (17.02%) MPLS
11 8 (17.02%) Juniper
11 8 (17.02%) CISSP
11 8 (17.02%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (17.02%) Application Rationalisation
12 7 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (14.89%) Citrix
12 7 (14.89%) Windows
12 7 (14.89%) DNS
12 7 (14.89%) SSL
13 6 (12.77%) DHCP
13 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
13 6 (12.77%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (12.77%) OSPF
13 6 (12.77%) BGP

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 3 (6.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Office
2 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (80.85%) LAN
2 24 (51.06%) Firewall
3 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
3 11 (23.40%) VoIP
4 8 (17.02%) MPLS
5 7 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (14.89%) DNS
5 7 (14.89%) SSL
6 6 (12.77%) BGP
6 6 (12.77%) DHCP
6 6 (12.77%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (12.77%) Network Security
6 6 (12.77%) OSPF
7 5 (10.64%) EIGRP
7 5 (10.64%) VPN
7 5 (10.64%) Wireless
8 4 (8.51%) BIG-IP
8 4 (8.51%) Internet
8 4 (8.51%) NetScreen
8 4 (8.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (6.38%) Banking
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Italian Language
2 2 (4.26%) Legal
2 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) French Language
3 1 (2.13%) Publishing
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Analyst
2 10 (21.28%) Network Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Network Security Manager
3 7 (14.89%) Security Manager
4 5 (10.64%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Security Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support
5 4 (8.51%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Project Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Administrator
6 3 (6.38%) Architect
6 3 (6.38%) ICT Assistant
6 3 (6.38%) ICT Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Network Support
6 3 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.26%) Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (29.79%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.77%) PKI
3 4 (8.51%) Driving Licence
4 2 (4.26%) Life Science
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.13%) CMDB
5 1 (2.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.13%) iPad
5 1 (2.13%) iPhone
5 1 (2.13%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.38%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.26%) Android
5 1 (2.13%) Linux
5 1 (2.13%) Unix
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) ITIL
2 10 (21.28%) SIEM
3 9 (19.15%) Migration
3 9 (19.15%) PRINCE2
4 8 (17.02%) Application Rationalisation
4 8 (17.02%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (12.77%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (12.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (10.64%) Project Management
7 4 (8.51%) Information Security
7 4 (8.51%) ITIL V3
7 4 (8.51%) Release Management
7 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.51%) Threat Management
8 3 (6.38%) Coaching
8 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
8 3 (6.38%) Data Analysis
8 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.38%) Network Design
8 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (23.40%) CCNP
3 8 (17.02%) CISSP
4 6 (12.77%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (10.64%) CCNA
5 5 (10.64%) CISMP
6 4 (8.51%) CCENT
6 4 (8.51%) CCIE
6 4 (8.51%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (8.51%) CISM
6 4 (8.51%) CLAS
6 4 (8.51%) MCSE
6 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (6.38%) CISA
7 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.26%) GSEC
8 2 (4.26%) GSLC
8 2 (4.26%) GSNA
8 2 (4.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.51%) SLA
3 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 9 (19.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) Snort
2 2 (4.26%) XenApp
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Cisco
2 12 (25.53%) CheckPoint
3 8 (17.02%) Juniper
4 7 (14.89%) Citrix
5 6 (12.77%) Clearswift
5 6 (12.77%) F5
5 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.64%) Fortinet
6 5 (10.64%) Kaspersky
7 4 (8.51%) LANDesk
7 4 (8.51%) Wyse
8 3 (6.38%) Avaya
8 3 (6.38%) IBM
9 2 (4.26%) Infor
9 2 (4.26%) LogRhythm
9 2 (4.26%) Lotus
9 2 (4.26%) NETGEAR
9 2 (4.26%) Sourcefire
10 1 (2.13%) Meraki
10 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto