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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 39 68 42
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -26
Contract jobs citing WAN 71 41 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.28% 2.06% 4.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.72% 15.53% 36.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 22 34
Median daily rate £450 £371 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £276 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £448 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £388 £335
% change year-on-year
-2.58% +15.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.01 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.76% +18.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.40 £16.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -26.66%
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
276 264 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 16.65% 13.29% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 145 91
Median daily rate £425 £368 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 13
Median hourly rate £14.75 £12.35 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.43% -25.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £16.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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
Salford - 19 £450 -
Stockport - 3 £513 - 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 108 (88.52%) LAN
2 74 (60.66%) Firewall
3 47 (38.52%) Windows
4 46 (37.70%) VoIP
5 42 (34.43%) TCP/IP
6 41 (33.61%) Cisco
7 35 (28.69%) VPN
8 34 (27.87%) Data Centre
9 30 (24.59%) Linux
10 29 (23.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 28 (22.95%) Unix
11 28 (22.95%) CISSP
11 28 (22.95%) Patch Management
12 27 (22.13%) Active Directory
13 26 (21.31%) SANS
14 25 (20.49%) Vulnerability Management
14 25 (20.49%) Apple
15 24 (19.67%) ITIL
16 23 (18.85%) Microsoft
16 23 (18.85%) SSCP
16 23 (18.85%) Network Monitoring
16 23 (18.85%) Splunk
17 22 (18.03%) Migration
17 22 (18.03%) DNS
18 21 (17.21%) Cisco Certification
18 21 (17.21%) QRadar
19 20 (16.39%) ELK Stack
20 19 (15.57%) DHCP
21 17 (13.93%) SAN
22 15 (12.30%) CCNP

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 (8.20%) Skype for Business
2 8 (6.56%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.46%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.64%) IIS
6 1 (0.82%) Apache
6 1 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.82%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.82%) Jetty
6 1 (0.82%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.82%) nginx
6 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.82%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.82%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.82%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 108 (88.52%) LAN
2 74 (60.66%) Firewall
3 46 (37.70%) VoIP
4 42 (34.43%) TCP/IP
5 35 (28.69%) VPN
6 22 (18.03%) DNS
7 19 (15.57%) DHCP
8 17 (13.93%) SAN
9 15 (12.30%) Network Security
10 14 (11.48%) Wireless
11 13 (10.66%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (9.84%) VLAN
13 11 (9.02%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (6.56%) Intrusion Detection
14 8 (6.56%) SSL
14 8 (6.56%) Unified Communications
15 7 (5.74%) BGP
15 7 (5.74%) Cisco Nexus
15 7 (5.74%) Ethernet
16 6 (4.92%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.92%) Redis
1 6 (4.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.82%) Travis CI
General
1 7 (5.74%) Finance
1 7 (5.74%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.46%) Banking
2 3 (2.46%) Retail
3 2 (1.64%) Legal
3 2 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 28 (22.95%) Analyst
2 16 (13.11%) Network Engineer
3 15 (12.30%) Architect
4 13 (10.66%) Project Manager
5 12 (9.84%) Security Analyst
6 10 (8.20%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (7.38%) Technical Specialist
8 8 (6.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (6.56%) Network Architect
8 8 (6.56%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 6 (4.92%) Desktop Support
9 6 (4.92%) Network Manager
10 5 (4.10%) Administrator
10 5 (4.10%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (4.10%) Network Security Manager
10 5 (4.10%) Security Manager
11 4 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.28%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.39%) ELK Stack
2 6 (4.92%) RESTful
2 6 (4.92%) Web Services
3 2 (1.64%) .NET
3 2 (1.64%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.82%) COM
4 1 (0.82%) CSS
4 1 (0.82%) J2EE
4 1 (0.82%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 34 (27.87%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.66%) Cyber Attack
3 10 (8.20%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (4.10%) Driving Licence
4 5 (4.10%) PKI
5 3 (2.46%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.46%) BYOD
5 3 (2.46%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.46%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.64%) Life Science
7 1 (0.82%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.82%) NHS
7 1 (0.82%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 47 (38.52%) Windows
2 30 (24.59%) Linux
3 28 (22.95%) Unix
4 14 (11.48%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.46%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.64%) AIX
8 2 (1.64%) Solaris
9 1 (0.82%) CentOS
9 1 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 28 (22.95%) Patch Management
3 25 (20.49%) Vulnerability Management
4 24 (19.67%) ITIL
5 23 (18.85%) Network Monitoring
6 22 (18.03%) Migration
7 15 (12.30%) Case Management
7 15 (12.30%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (12.30%) Information Security
8 12 (9.84%) PRINCE2
9 11 (9.02%) SIEM
10 10 (8.20%) Project Management
10 10 (8.20%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (7.38%) Analytics
11 9 (7.38%) Data Analytics
11 9 (7.38%) Security Operations
11 9 (7.38%) Service Management
12 8 (6.56%) Application Rationalisation
12 8 (6.56%) Kalman Filter
12 8 (6.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.74%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.92%) Python
3 5 (4.10%) SQL
4 1 (0.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (22.95%) CISSP
2 26 (21.31%) SANS
3 23 (18.85%) SSCP
4 21 (17.21%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (12.30%) CCNP
5 15 (12.30%) SC Cleared
5 15 (12.30%) Security Cleared
6 8 (6.56%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (5.74%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (4.92%) CCNA
9 5 (4.10%) CCDP
9 5 (4.10%) CCIE
10 4 (3.28%) CCDA
11 3 (2.46%) CISA
12 2 (1.64%) GSEC
12 2 (1.64%) GSNA
12 2 (1.64%) MCSE
12 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.64%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.64%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.46%) QA
3 2 (1.64%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.82%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (22.13%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.28%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.28%) XenApp
4 2 (1.64%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.82%) vSphere
5 1 (0.82%) Xen
5 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (17.21%) QRadar
2 8 (6.56%) Nessus
2 8 (6.56%) Nexpose
2 8 (6.56%) Nmap
3 6 (4.92%) Kibana
3 6 (4.92%) logstash
4 4 (3.28%) RSA enVision
4 4 (3.28%) SmoothWall
5 2 (1.64%) Cacti
5 2 (1.64%) SCCM
6 1 (0.82%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.82%) Puppet
6 1 (0.82%) SCOM
6 1 (0.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (33.61%) Cisco
2 25 (20.49%) Apple
3 23 (18.85%) Microsoft
3 23 (18.85%) Splunk
4 15 (12.30%) VMware
5 14 (11.48%) LogRhythm
6 13 (10.66%) Citrix
7 12 (9.84%) IBM
8 10 (8.20%) Intel Security
9 9 (7.38%) ArcSight
9 9 (7.38%) CheckPoint
9 9 (7.38%) Intel
9 9 (7.38%) NetWitness
10 8 (6.56%) Juniper
10 8 (6.56%) Qualys
11 7 (5.74%) F5
12 5 (4.10%) LANDesk
13 4 (3.28%) Avaya
13 4 (3.28%) Clearswift
13 4 (3.28%) HP