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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 61 64 68
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 22 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.69% 0.82% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.79% 6.76% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £260 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £296 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £10.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+280.95% -52.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.97%
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
172 148 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.19% 12.13% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 74 48
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 32
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -11.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.28 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.40 £33.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
Altrincham - 2 £255 - 2
Bolton - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 28 (75.68%) LAN
2 21 (56.76%) Cisco
3 13 (35.14%) TCP/IP
3 13 (35.14%) Windows
4 11 (29.73%) Wireless
5 10 (27.03%) Firewall
5 10 (27.03%) SAN
6 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
7 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
7 8 (21.62%) Juniper
7 8 (21.62%) VMware
8 7 (18.92%) IPsec
8 7 (18.92%) SCCM
8 7 (18.92%) SCOM
8 7 (18.92%) CCNA
8 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
8 7 (18.92%) HP
8 7 (18.92%) Avaya
8 7 (18.92%) ITIL
8 7 (18.92%) SQL
8 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
9 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (16.22%) MCSE
9 6 (16.22%) CCNP
9 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
9 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
9 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.22%) SharePoint
2 6 (16.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.81%) IIS
3 4 (10.81%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 28 (75.68%) LAN
2 13 (35.14%) TCP/IP
3 11 (29.73%) Wireless
4 10 (27.03%) Firewall
4 10 (27.03%) SAN
5 7 (18.92%) IPsec
6 6 (16.22%) Network Security
6 6 (16.22%) BGP
7 5 (13.51%) EIGRP
7 5 (13.51%) MPLS
7 5 (13.51%) DNS
8 4 (10.81%) OSPF
8 4 (10.81%) DHCP
9 3 (8.11%) Ethernet
9 3 (8.11%) VoIP
9 3 (8.11%) SNMP
9 3 (8.11%) HSRP
9 3 (8.11%) Multicast
10 2 (5.41%) VLAN
10 2 (5.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) DB2
General
1 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.51%) Retail
3 4 (10.81%) Banking
4 3 (8.11%) Finance
5 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (35.14%) Project Manager
2 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (10.81%) Architect
3 4 (10.81%) Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Support Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Network Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.41%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) NHS
2 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.70%) CCTV
3 1 (2.70%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Windows
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.11%) Linux
4 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
4 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) ITIL
2 5 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (13.51%) Network Management
3 4 (10.81%) Migration
3 4 (10.81%) CRM
4 3 (8.11%) Project Management
4 3 (8.11%) Service Management
5 2 (5.41%) ITSM
5 2 (5.41%) Change Control
5 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.70%) Business Transformation
6 1 (2.70%) Network Design
6 1 (2.70%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.70%) SOA
6 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) Java
2 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (18.92%) CCNA
3 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (16.22%) MCSE
3 6 (16.22%) CCNP
4 3 (8.11%) MCP
4 3 (8.11%) MCSA
4 3 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (8.11%) MCTS
4 3 (8.11%) MCITP
5 2 (5.41%) CISSP
6 1 (2.70%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.70%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.70%) Degree
6 1 (2.70%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (2.70%) CCSA
6 1 (2.70%) CCSE
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
1 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.11%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (8.11%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCCM
1 7 (18.92%) SCOM
2 4 (10.81%) SCSM
2 4 (10.81%) Backup Exec
3 3 (8.11%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (5.41%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.70%) WSUS
5 1 (2.70%) OpenView
5 1 (2.70%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Cisco
2 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) Juniper
2 8 (21.62%) VMware
3 7 (18.92%) HP
3 7 (18.92%) Avaya
4 6 (16.22%) Citrix
4 6 (16.22%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.81%) 3PAR
6 3 (8.11%) F5
6 3 (8.11%) Symantec
6 3 (8.11%) Sophos
6 3 (8.11%) Nortel
7 2 (5.41%) EMC
7 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.41%) Nokia
7 2 (5.41%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.70%) Kaspersky
8 1 (2.70%) Aruba
8 1 (2.70%) Endeca
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