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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
North West / Manchester
Rank 52 88 64
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -24
Contract jobs citing WAN 40 13 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.02% 0.72% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.32% 5.06% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 5 15
Median daily rate £425 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £230 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £490 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +25.00%

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
207 257 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.65% 14.19% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 140 101
Median daily rate £400 £389 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +19.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.97 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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
Salford - 14 £525 - 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 102 (91.07%) LAN
2 69 (61.61%) Firewall
3 57 (50.89%) Windows
4 54 (48.21%) TCP/IP
5 51 (45.54%) VoIP
6 49 (43.75%) Linux
7 48 (42.86%) Unix
8 46 (41.07%) VPN
9 43 (38.39%) Patch Management
10 41 (36.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 40 (35.71%) Network Monitoring
11 40 (35.71%) Apple
12 39 (34.82%) CISSP
12 39 (34.82%) Splunk
12 39 (34.82%) Vulnerability Management
12 39 (34.82%) SANS
13 38 (33.93%) SSCP
14 35 (31.25%) Elastic Stack
14 35 (31.25%) QRadar
15 31 (27.68%) Cisco
16 29 (25.89%) Cybersecurity
17 28 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
18 27 (24.11%) IBM
18 27 (24.11%) LogRhythm
19 23 (20.54%) Case Management
20 22 (19.64%) Information Security
20 22 (19.64%) SC Cleared
20 22 (19.64%) Security Cleared
21 20 (17.86%) DNS
22 19 (16.96%) Wireless

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 4 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.68%) Apache
2 3 (2.68%) IIS
2 3 (2.68%) Jetty
2 3 (2.68%) Mongrel
2 3 (2.68%) nginx
2 3 (2.68%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.89%) Confluence
4 1 (0.89%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.68%) Google App Engine
3 3 (2.68%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 102 (91.07%) LAN
2 69 (61.61%) Firewall
3 54 (48.21%) TCP/IP
4 51 (45.54%) VoIP
5 46 (41.07%) VPN
6 20 (17.86%) DNS
7 19 (16.96%) Wireless
8 15 (13.39%) DHCP
9 12 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (9.82%) Network Security
11 7 (6.25%) Ethernet
11 7 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (5.36%) BGP
12 6 (5.36%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (5.36%) EIGRP
12 6 (5.36%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 6 (5.36%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (5.36%) OSPF
12 6 (5.36%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (4.46%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.50%) Redis
2 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.68%) Travis CI
2 1 (0.89%) JIRA
2 1 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (8.04%) Finance
2 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.89%) Banking
3 1 (0.89%) Local Government
3 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (27.68%) Analyst
2 25 (22.32%) Network Engineer
3 13 (11.61%) Security Analyst
4 12 (10.71%) Technical Specialist
5 10 (8.93%) Architect
5 10 (8.93%) Project Manager
5 10 (8.93%) Security Specialist
6 9 (8.04%) Network Specialist
7 8 (7.14%) Network Analyst
8 7 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 6 (5.36%) Network Architect
10 5 (4.46%) Administrator
10 5 (4.46%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (4.46%) Senior Security Analyst
10 5 (4.46%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.46%) Technical Security Specialist
10 5 (4.46%) Technical Support
11 4 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (31.25%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (9.82%) RESTful
2 11 (9.82%) Web Services
3 3 (2.68%) .NET
3 3 (2.68%) J2EE
3 3 (2.68%) Servlets
4 1 (0.89%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.07%) Cyber Attack
2 14 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 14 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.79%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.89%) Life Science
7 1 (0.89%) NHS
7 1 (0.89%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 57 (50.89%) Windows
2 49 (43.75%) Linux
3 48 (42.86%) Unix
4 8 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 7 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.68%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (38.39%) Patch Management
2 41 (36.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 40 (35.71%) Network Monitoring
4 39 (34.82%) Vulnerability Management
5 29 (25.89%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (20.54%) Case Management
7 22 (19.64%) Information Security
8 18 (16.07%) Security Operations
9 16 (14.29%) Open Source
9 16 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
10 15 (13.39%) Migration
10 15 (13.39%) SIEM
11 11 (9.82%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (8.93%) ITIL
13 9 (8.04%) Analytics
13 9 (8.04%) Data Analytics
13 9 (8.04%) Load Balancing
13 9 (8.04%) Network Design
14 7 (6.25%) Process Improvement
14 7 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.93%) Python
2 3 (2.68%) Java
3 2 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (34.82%) CISSP
1 39 (34.82%) SANS
2 38 (33.93%) SSCP
3 28 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (19.64%) SC Cleared
4 22 (19.64%) Security Cleared
5 17 (15.18%) CCNA
6 13 (11.61%) CCNP
7 10 (8.93%) CCDP
8 8 (7.14%) CCIE
9 6 (5.36%) CCDA
9 6 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (3.57%) MCSE
10 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.89%) CCSP
11 1 (0.89%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.89%) MCITP
11 1 (0.89%) MCP
11 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.68%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (11.61%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.82%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.46%) vSphere
5 3 (2.68%) Xen
6 2 (1.79%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 35 (31.25%) QRadar
2 14 (12.50%) Kibana
3 13 (11.61%) logstash
4 8 (7.14%) Nessus
4 8 (7.14%) Nexpose
4 8 (7.14%) Nmap
5 7 (6.25%) RSA enVision
6 3 (2.68%) Puppet
7 2 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (35.71%) Apple
2 39 (34.82%) Splunk
3 31 (27.68%) Cisco
4 27 (24.11%) IBM
4 27 (24.11%) LogRhythm
5 16 (14.29%) Juniper
6 15 (13.39%) VMware
7 13 (11.61%) Microsoft
8 12 (10.71%) CheckPoint
9 11 (9.82%) Intel Security
10 9 (8.04%) ArcSight
10 9 (8.04%) F5
10 9 (8.04%) Intel
10 9 (8.04%) NetWitness
11 8 (7.14%) Palo Alto
11 8 (7.14%) Qualys
12 6 (5.36%) Snow
13 4 (3.57%) Citrix
13 4 (3.57%) Forcepoint
14 3 (2.68%) Google