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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 40 67 64
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 64 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.85% 1.30% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 27.23% 12.77% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 7 2
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£344 £413 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +69.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £290 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £488 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 £38.65 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.59% +157.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £37.56 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.73 £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £18.03 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+49.75% +12.68%
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
235 141 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.15% 10.22% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 53 56
Average daily rate £325 £325 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £189 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 23
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -10.11%

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 1 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 1 May 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 2 - - 2
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 52 (60.47%) LAN
2 48 (55.81%) Cisco
3 39 (45.35%) Firewall
4 35 (40.70%) Citrix
5 34 (39.53%) Windows
6 33 (38.37%) Active Directory
7 31 (36.05%) ITIL
7 31 (36.05%) Migration
8 29 (33.72%) Microsoft
9 28 (32.56%) VMware
10 25 (29.07%) CheckPoint
11 23 (26.74%) Cisco ASA
12 21 (24.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 20 (23.26%) QA
14 19 (22.09%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (20.93%) Wireless
15 18 (20.93%) BGP
15 18 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (19.77%) EIGRP
16 17 (19.77%) MPLS
16 17 (19.77%) Cisco Certification
17 16 (18.60%) XenApp
18 15 (17.44%) Hyper-V
18 15 (17.44%) EMC
18 15 (17.44%) SAN
19 14 (16.28%) OSPF
19 14 (16.28%) SSL
19 14 (16.28%) Clearswift

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 9 (10.47%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.14%) IIS
3 3 (3.49%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.65%) MS Office
3 2 (2.33%) MS Project
3 2 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.98%) Office 365
2 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.16%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 52 (60.47%) LAN
2 39 (45.35%) Firewall
3 23 (26.74%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (20.93%) Wireless
4 18 (20.93%) BGP
5 17 (19.77%) EIGRP
5 17 (19.77%) MPLS
6 15 (17.44%) SAN
7 14 (16.28%) OSPF
7 14 (16.28%) SSL
7 14 (16.28%) Network Security
8 11 (12.79%) VPN
9 10 (11.63%) DNS
9 10 (11.63%) VoIP
9 10 (11.63%) VPLS
10 9 (10.47%) NAS
10 9 (10.47%) TCP/IP
10 9 (10.47%) Internet
11 8 (9.30%) DMZ
11 8 (9.30%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.63%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (6.98%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.65%) Finance
4 3 (3.49%) Local Government
4 3 (3.49%) Law
5 2 (2.33%) Banking
6 1 (1.16%) Retail
6 1 (1.16%) Legal
6 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (33.72%) Analyst
2 21 (24.42%) Technical Analyst
3 14 (16.28%) Architect
4 12 (13.95%) Security Analyst
5 11 (12.79%) Network Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) Citrix Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) Technical Architect
8 6 (6.98%) Technical Security Analyst
9 5 (5.81%) Consultant
9 5 (5.81%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.81%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (4.65%) Administrator
10 4 (4.65%) Network Consultant
10 4 (4.65%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (4.65%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) Network Support
11 3 (3.49%) Desktop Support
11 3 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
12 2 (2.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.33%) Web Services
2 1 (1.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.28%) PKI
2 8 (9.30%) Replication
3 7 (8.14%) Celerra
3 7 (8.14%) Clustering
4 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.49%) Life Science
6 1 (1.16%) PDA
6 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.16%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 34 (39.53%) Windows
2 18 (20.93%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (13.95%) UNIX
4 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (12.79%) Solaris
6 8 (9.30%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.05%) ITIL
1 31 (36.05%) Migration
2 14 (16.28%) Kalman Filter
2 14 (16.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 13 (15.12%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (15.12%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (15.12%) SIEM
4 10 (11.63%) Service Delivery
5 8 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (8.14%) Change Control
6 7 (8.14%) Business Continuity
6 7 (8.14%) Configuration Management
7 6 (6.98%) Network Design
8 5 (5.81%) Change Management
8 5 (5.81%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (3.49%) Capacity Management
10 3 (3.49%) Network Management
10 3 (3.49%) Network Architecture
10 3 (3.49%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.33%) SQL
2 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (22.09%) ITIL Certification
2 17 (19.77%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (15.12%) CISMP
3 13 (15.12%) CISSP
4 12 (13.95%) CISM
5 9 (10.47%) CCENT
5 9 (10.47%) CCNA
6 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (9.30%) CCIE
7 7 (8.14%) MCSE
8 4 (4.65%) CCA
8 4 (4.65%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (4.65%) CCEE
8 4 (4.65%) CCAA
9 3 (3.49%) CCNP
9 3 (3.49%) MCP
10 2 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.16%) MCITP
11 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (24.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (23.26%) QA
3 2 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (38.37%) Active Directory
2 18 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (18.60%) XenApp
4 15 (17.44%) Hyper-V
5 8 (9.30%) MetaFrame
5 8 (9.30%) VMware ESX
5 8 (9.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (8.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 7 (8.14%) Terminal Services
7 6 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.33%) Xen
10 1 (1.16%) ProxySG
10 1 (1.16%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.98%) SCCM
2 3 (3.49%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.33%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 48 (55.81%) Cisco
2 35 (40.70%) Citrix
3 29 (33.72%) Microsoft
4 28 (32.56%) VMware
5 25 (29.07%) CheckPoint
6 15 (17.44%) EMC
7 14 (16.28%) Clearswift
8 13 (15.12%) Kaspersky
8 13 (15.12%) SolarWinds
8 13 (15.12%) Oracle
9 9 (10.47%) Nortel
10 8 (9.30%) AppSense
11 5 (5.81%) NetApp
12 4 (4.65%) Red Hat
12 4 (4.65%) Avaya
12 4 (4.65%) HP
13 3 (3.49%) Lotus
13 3 (3.49%) SAP
14 2 (2.33%) Dell
14 2 (2.33%) McAfee
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