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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 62 57 71
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +14
Contract jobs citing WAN 45 38 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.42% 2.34% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.85% 18.72% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 21 11
Median daily rate £425 £325 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £331
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Median hourly rate £12.58 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.14% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -
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
284 203 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.25% 12.52% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 101 66
Median daily rate £378 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.83% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 12
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £9.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £21.60 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -9 6 £425 - 2
Wigan -1 1 - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 50 (84.75%) LAN
2 33 (55.93%) Cisco
3 27 (45.76%) Firewall
4 22 (37.29%) Data Centre
5 21 (35.59%) ITIL
6 15 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (23.73%) Active Directory
8 12 (20.34%) CheckPoint
8 12 (20.34%) TCP/IP
9 11 (18.64%) Migration
9 11 (18.64%) DNS
9 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
9 11 (18.64%) CCNP
10 10 (16.95%) Citrix
10 10 (16.95%) VoIP
10 10 (16.95%) PRINCE2
10 10 (16.95%) Windows
10 10 (16.95%) SIEM
10 10 (16.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 9 (15.25%) MPLS
12 8 (13.56%) Project Management
12 8 (13.56%) Juniper
12 8 (13.56%) SAN
12 8 (13.56%) CISSP
12 8 (13.56%) SSL
12 8 (13.56%) DHCP
12 8 (13.56%) Kalman Filter
12 8 (13.56%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (13.56%) Application Rationalisation
13 7 (11.86%) F5

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 5 (8.47%) Skype for Business
2 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) MS Excel
1 5 (8.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (84.75%) LAN
2 27 (45.76%) Firewall
3 12 (20.34%) TCP/IP
4 11 (18.64%) DNS
5 10 (16.95%) VoIP
6 9 (15.25%) MPLS
7 8 (13.56%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (13.56%) DHCP
7 8 (13.56%) SAN
7 8 (13.56%) SSL
8 7 (11.86%) BGP
8 7 (11.86%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (11.86%) Network Security
8 7 (11.86%) VLAN
8 7 (11.86%) VPN
8 7 (11.86%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (10.17%) OSPF
9 6 (10.17%) Wireless
9 6 (10.17%) WLAN
10 5 (8.47%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (5.08%) Banking
1 3 (5.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Legal
2 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) French Language
3 1 (1.69%) Italian Language
3 1 (1.69%) Publishing
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 12 (20.34%) Analyst
2 9 (15.25%) Network Engineer
3 7 (11.86%) Architect
3 7 (11.86%) Network Security Manager
3 7 (11.86%) Security Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Project Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Desktop Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Desktop Support
5 5 (8.47%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Network Architect
5 5 (8.47%) Security Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Administrator
7 3 (5.08%) Network Consultant
7 3 (5.08%) Network Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Network Support
7 3 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 22 (37.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (11.86%) PKI
3 5 (8.47%) Driving Licence
4 3 (5.08%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (3.39%) Life Science
5 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.39%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.69%) iPad
6 1 (1.69%) iPhone
6 1 (1.69%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 10 (16.95%) Windows
2 6 (10.17%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.78%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.39%) Android
5 1 (1.69%) Linux
5 1 (1.69%) Unix
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) ITIL
2 11 (18.64%) Migration
3 10 (16.95%) PRINCE2
3 10 (16.95%) SIEM
4 8 (13.56%) Application Rationalisation
4 8 (13.56%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (13.56%) Project Management
5 7 (11.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (10.17%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (8.47%) Network Design
7 5 (8.47%) Release Management
8 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.78%) Data Analysis
8 4 (6.78%) ERP
8 4 (6.78%) Information Security
8 4 (6.78%) ITIL V3
8 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.78%) Threat Management
9 3 (5.08%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (18.64%) CCNP
3 8 (13.56%) CISSP
4 6 (10.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (10.17%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (8.47%) CCNA
5 5 (8.47%) CISMP
6 4 (6.78%) CCENT
6 4 (6.78%) CCIE
6 4 (6.78%) CESG Certified Professional
6 4 (6.78%) CISM
6 4 (6.78%) CLAS
6 4 (6.78%) MCSE
6 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.08%) CISA
8 2 (3.39%) DBS Check
8 2 (3.39%) MCITP
8 2 (3.39%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.08%) SLA
3 2 (3.39%) QA
System Software
1 14 (23.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) XenApp
3 2 (3.39%) Snort
3 2 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.69%) vSphere
4 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) SmoothWall
2 2 (3.39%) Cacti
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (1.69%) SCCM
3 1 (1.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (55.93%) Cisco
2 12 (20.34%) CheckPoint
3 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
4 10 (16.95%) Citrix
5 8 (13.56%) Juniper
6 7 (11.86%) F5
7 6 (10.17%) Clearswift
7 6 (10.17%) VMware
8 5 (8.47%) Fortinet
8 5 (8.47%) Kaspersky
8 5 (8.47%) LANDesk
8 5 (8.47%) Wyse
9 3 (5.08%) IBM
9 3 (5.08%) Siemens
10 2 (3.39%) Avaya
10 2 (3.39%) Lotus
10 2 (3.39%) Polycom
10 2 (3.39%) Riverbed
10 2 (3.39%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.39%) Sourcefire
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