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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 57 60 64
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 53 40 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.83% 2.24% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.66% 18.60% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 20 13
Median daily rate £383 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 2
Median hourly rate £12.58 £13.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -66.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -
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
284 215 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.14% 12.03% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 114 80
Median daily rate £375 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 19
Median hourly rate £20.73 £14.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.96% -42.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £21.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -10 6 £425 - 1
Wigan -2 1 - - 1
Bolton - 1 £335 - 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 61 (81.33%) LAN
2 42 (56.00%) Firewall
3 41 (54.67%) Cisco
4 32 (42.67%) Data Centre
5 27 (36.00%) ITIL
6 20 (26.67%) Active Directory
7 19 (25.33%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (24.00%) Windows
9 17 (22.67%) VoIP
10 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
11 15 (20.00%) CCNP
11 15 (20.00%) Citrix
11 15 (20.00%) CheckPoint
11 15 (20.00%) Migration
12 14 (18.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 13 (17.33%) Kalman Filter
13 13 (17.33%) SAN
13 13 (17.33%) TCP/IP
13 13 (17.33%) DNS
14 12 (16.00%) SSL
14 12 (16.00%) PRINCE2
14 12 (16.00%) VMware
14 12 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (16.00%) Application Rationalisation
14 12 (16.00%) Windows Server
15 11 (14.67%) VLAN
15 11 (14.67%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (13.33%) VPN
16 10 (13.33%) DHCP
16 10 (13.33%) MPLS

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 10 (13.33%) Skype for Business
2 8 (10.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.67%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.33%) IIS
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Infor M3
2 1 (1.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (81.33%) LAN
2 42 (56.00%) Firewall
3 17 (22.67%) VoIP
4 13 (17.33%) DNS
4 13 (17.33%) SAN
4 13 (17.33%) TCP/IP
5 12 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (16.00%) SSL
6 11 (14.67%) VLAN
6 11 (14.67%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (13.33%) DHCP
7 10 (13.33%) MPLS
7 10 (13.33%) Network Security
7 10 (13.33%) VPN
8 9 (12.00%) BGP
9 8 (10.67%) OSPF
10 7 (9.33%) EIGRP
10 7 (9.33%) WLAN
11 6 (8.00%) PBX
11 6 (8.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (5.33%) Banking
2 3 (4.00%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Retail
3 2 (2.67%) Legal
3 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) French Language
4 1 (1.33%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.33%) Publishing
4 1 (1.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (14.67%) Analyst
1 11 (14.67%) Network Engineer
1 11 (14.67%) Network Security Manager
1 11 (14.67%) Security Manager
2 8 (10.67%) Architect
2 8 (10.67%) Project Manager
3 7 (9.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Network Manager
4 6 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Desktop Support
5 5 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 5 (6.67%) Network Architect
6 4 (5.33%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.00%) Administrator
7 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Network Support
7 3 (4.00%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.33%) .NET
2 1 (1.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (42.67%) Data Centre
2 10 (13.33%) PKI
3 5 (6.67%) Driving Licence
4 3 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.00%) BYOD
4 3 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.67%) Life Science
6 1 (1.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.33%) iPad
6 1 (1.33%) iPhone
6 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.00%) Windows
2 12 (16.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.33%) Linux
3 4 (5.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.67%) AIX
4 2 (2.67%) Android
4 2 (2.67%) Solaris
4 2 (2.67%) Unix
5 1 (1.33%) CentOS
5 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.00%) ITIL
2 15 (20.00%) Migration
3 13 (17.33%) Kalman Filter
4 12 (16.00%) Application Rationalisation
4 12 (16.00%) PRINCE2
5 9 (12.00%) Project Management
6 8 (10.67%) SIEM
6 8 (10.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (9.33%) ITIL V3
7 7 (9.33%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (6.67%) Email Filtering
8 5 (6.67%) ERP
8 5 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.67%) Network Design
8 5 (6.67%) Release Management
8 5 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.67%) Threat Management
8 5 (6.67%) Web Filtering
9 4 (5.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (25.33%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (20.00%) CCNP
3 9 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (10.67%) CISSP
5 7 (9.33%) CCNA
6 6 (8.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (8.00%) CISMP
7 5 (6.67%) CCENT
7 5 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
7 5 (6.67%) CISM
7 5 (6.67%) CLAS
8 4 (5.33%) CCIE
8 4 (5.33%) MCSE
8 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (4.00%) CISA
10 2 (2.67%) CCDP
10 2 (2.67%) GSEC
10 2 (2.67%) GSLC
10 2 (2.67%) GSNA
10 2 (2.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.33%) QA
3 3 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (1.33%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.33%) vSphere
4 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (10.67%) SmoothWall
2 3 (4.00%) SCCM
3 2 (2.67%) Cacti
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.33%) SCOM
4 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (54.67%) Cisco
2 16 (21.33%) Microsoft
3 15 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 15 (20.00%) Citrix
4 12 (16.00%) VMware
5 9 (12.00%) Clearswift
5 9 (12.00%) F5
5 9 (12.00%) Juniper
6 6 (8.00%) Kaspersky
7 5 (6.67%) Fortinet
7 5 (6.67%) HP
7 5 (6.67%) LANDesk
7 5 (6.67%) Wyse
8 4 (5.33%) Avaya
9 3 (4.00%) 3PAR
9 3 (4.00%) Oracle
9 3 (4.00%) Siemens
10 2 (2.67%) Polycom
10 2 (2.67%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.67%) SolarWinds
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