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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 62 63 70
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs citing WAN 37 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.28% 1.52% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.17% 12.84% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 1
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£325 £380 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% +52.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £40.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.00% +280.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
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
193 148 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.88% 11.81% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 70 71
Average daily rate £305 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 9
Average hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.75% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.16 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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
Stockport - 2 - - 3
Bolton - 1 £1,000 -
Wigan - 1 - - 2
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 56 (56.57%) LAN
2 49 (49.49%) Cisco
3 46 (46.46%) Data Centre
4 45 (45.45%) Firewall
5 38 (38.38%) Migration
6 37 (37.37%) Citrix
7 35 (35.35%) Windows
8 33 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 32 (32.32%) Active Directory
9 32 (32.32%) ITIL
9 32 (32.32%) VMware
10 24 (24.24%) CheckPoint
11 23 (23.23%) Wireless
12 22 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 21 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
13 21 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
14 20 (20.20%) QA
15 19 (19.19%) ITIL Certification
15 19 (19.19%) EMC
16 17 (17.17%) SAN
16 17 (17.17%) EIGRP
16 17 (17.17%) Hyper-V
17 16 (16.16%) XenApp
17 16 (16.16%) Capacity Planning
17 16 (16.16%) BGP
17 16 (16.16%) MPLS
18 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (15.15%) Clearswift
18 15 (15.15%) Oracle

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 8 (8.08%) IBM Notes
2 7 (7.07%) IIS
3 5 (5.05%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.01%) Lync
5 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.06%) MS Office
3 4 (4.04%) MS Project
3 4 (4.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 3 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.10%) Office 365
2 2 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 56 (56.57%) LAN
2 45 (45.45%) Firewall
3 23 (23.23%) Wireless
4 21 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (17.17%) EIGRP
5 17 (17.17%) SAN
6 16 (16.16%) MPLS
6 16 (16.16%) BGP
7 15 (15.15%) SSL
8 14 (14.14%) DNS
8 14 (14.14%) Network Security
9 13 (13.13%) VPN
10 12 (12.12%) OSPF
11 11 (11.11%) DHCP
12 9 (9.09%) NAS
13 8 (8.08%) Internet
14 7 (7.07%) DMZ
14 7 (7.07%) TCP/IP
14 7 (7.07%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (7.07%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.14%) Oracle Database
2 11 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (6.06%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.05%) Finance
2 5 (5.05%) Local Government
3 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.02%) Law
4 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (32.32%) Analyst
2 21 (21.21%) Technical Analyst
3 17 (17.17%) Architect
4 13 (13.13%) Security Analyst
5 12 (12.12%) Network Engineer
6 8 (8.08%) Citrix Analyst
7 7 (7.07%) Solutions Architect
7 7 (7.07%) Coordinator
7 7 (7.07%) Project Coordinator
7 7 (7.07%) Network Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) Technical Architect
8 6 (6.06%) Consultant
8 6 (6.06%) Technical Security Analyst
8 6 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (5.05%) Network Support
9 5 (5.05%) Network Consultant
9 5 (5.05%) Desktop Support
10 4 (4.04%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (4.04%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.02%) Web Services
2 1 (1.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 46 (46.46%) Data Centre
2 15 (15.15%) PKI
3 8 (8.08%) Replication
3 8 (8.08%) Clustering
4 7 (7.07%) EMC VNX
4 7 (7.07%) Celerra
4 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.05%) Life Science
6 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.01%) PDA
6 1 (1.01%) PMI
6 1 (1.01%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.01%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 35 (35.35%) Windows
2 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (13.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 11 (11.11%) Solaris
5 11 (11.11%) UNIX
6 4 (4.04%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.02%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.01%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (1.01%) Linux
8 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.01%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.01%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.38%) Migration
2 32 (32.32%) ITIL
3 16 (16.16%) Capacity Planning
4 15 (15.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 15 (15.15%) Kalman Filter
5 13 (13.13%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (13.13%) SIEM
6 10 (10.10%) Service Delivery
7 9 (9.09%) Project Management
7 9 (9.09%) PRINCE2
8 8 (8.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (8.08%) Security Patching
9 7 (7.07%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (7.07%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.07%) Change Management
9 7 (7.07%) Business Continuity
10 6 (6.06%) Change Control
10 6 (6.06%) Network Design
11 4 (4.04%) Data Protection
11 4 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.01%) SQL
1 1 (1.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (21.21%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (19.19%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (14.14%) CISMP
4 13 (13.13%) CISSP
5 12 (12.12%) CISM
6 10 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (10.10%) CCENT
7 9 (9.09%) MCSE
7 9 (9.09%) CCNP
8 8 (8.08%) CCNA
8 8 (8.08%) CCIE
9 4 (4.04%) MCP
9 4 (4.04%) CCA
9 4 (4.04%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (4.04%) CCEE
9 4 (4.04%) CCAA
10 3 (3.03%) MCITP
11 2 (2.02%) MCSA
11 2 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (1.01%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (22.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (20.20%) QA
3 2 (2.02%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (32.32%) Active Directory
2 21 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (17.17%) Hyper-V
4 16 (16.16%) XenApp
5 8 (8.08%) MetaFrame
5 8 (8.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (7.07%) Terminal Services
6 7 (7.07%) VMware ESX
6 7 (7.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (7.07%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 6 (6.06%) Xen
8 3 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.01%) vSphere
9 1 (1.01%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.01%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.01%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (9.09%) SCCM
2 3 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.02%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.01%) OpenView
Vendors
1 49 (49.49%) Cisco
2 37 (37.37%) Citrix
3 33 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 32 (32.32%) VMware
5 24 (24.24%) CheckPoint
6 19 (19.19%) EMC
7 15 (15.15%) Oracle
7 15 (15.15%) Clearswift
8 13 (13.13%) Kaspersky
9 10 (10.10%) SolarWinds
10 8 (8.08%) AppSense
10 8 (8.08%) SAP
10 8 (8.08%) Lotus
11 7 (7.07%) Nortel
12 4 (4.04%) HP
12 4 (4.04%) Red Hat
13 3 (3.03%) Remedy
13 3 (3.03%) McAfee
13 3 (3.03%) Avaya
13 3 (3.03%) Juniper
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