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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 60 62 48
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing WAN 25 21 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.79% 1.90% 2.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.34% 13.82% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 15
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£288 £240 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.79% -23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.82% -29.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+19.42% -5.00%
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
163 152 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.65% 13.77% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 73 86
Average daily rate £318 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.45% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £149 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £514 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 21
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £25.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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
Oldham -3 2 £369 +13.46%
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 2
Wigan - - - -
Bolton - - - - 1
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (64.20%) LAN
2 44 (54.32%) Cisco
3 30 (37.04%) Migration
4 29 (35.80%) Firewall
5 27 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 24 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (29.63%) MPLS
7 23 (28.40%) Windows
8 21 (25.93%) Nortel
8 21 (25.93%) Wireless
9 20 (24.69%) OSPF
10 17 (20.99%) CCNA
11 16 (19.75%) ITIL
11 16 (19.75%) BGP
11 16 (19.75%) EIGRP
12 15 (18.52%) VMware
12 15 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (17.28%) Active Directory
13 14 (17.28%) Avaya
14 13 (16.05%) CheckPoint
14 13 (16.05%) Internet
14 13 (16.05%) CCNP
14 13 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (16.05%) SolarWinds
15 11 (13.58%) VPLS
15 11 (13.58%) DMZ
15 11 (13.58%) SAN
16 10 (12.35%) HP
16 10 (12.35%) Citrix
16 10 (12.35%) VPN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.23%) IIS
4 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.23%) Lync
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.70%) MS Office
3 1 (1.23%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 52 (64.20%) LAN
2 29 (35.80%) Firewall
3 24 (29.63%) MPLS
4 21 (25.93%) Wireless
5 20 (24.69%) OSPF
6 16 (19.75%) BGP
6 16 (19.75%) EIGRP
7 15 (18.52%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (16.05%) Internet
9 11 (13.58%) VPLS
9 11 (13.58%) DMZ
9 11 (13.58%) SAN
10 10 (12.35%) VPN
11 9 (11.11%) NAS
11 9 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (9.88%) VLAN
12 8 (9.88%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (8.64%) VoIP
14 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
15 5 (6.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (8.64%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.17%) Finance
3 2 (2.47%) Banking
3 2 (2.47%) Law
4 1 (1.23%) Legal
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (24.69%) Analyst
2 13 (16.05%) Project Leader
3 12 (14.81%) Technical Project Leader
4 8 (9.88%) Network Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Consultant
5 7 (8.64%) Business Analyst
5 7 (8.64%) Network Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Telephony Engineer
7 5 (6.17%) Network Manager
7 5 (6.17%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Security Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Network Security Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Architect
9 3 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 2 (2.47%) Data Centre Architect
10 2 (2.47%) IT Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Life Science
2 5 (6.17%) Streaming Media
3 4 (4.94%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (4.94%) Replication
4 3 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.23%) IVR
6 1 (1.23%) Tandem
6 1 (1.23%) PKI
6 1 (1.23%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.40%) Windows
2 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.94%) UNIX
5 3 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.47%) Android
6 2 (2.47%) Windows NT
7 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.23%) Linux
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.04%) Migration
2 16 (19.75%) ITIL
3 7 (8.64%) Matrix Management
3 7 (8.64%) Change Control
3 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (7.41%) Project Governance
4 6 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (6.17%) Service Management
5 5 (6.17%) WFM
6 4 (4.94%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (3.70%) Project Management
7 3 (3.70%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.70%) People Management
8 2 (2.47%) Network Management
8 2 (2.47%) Business Analysis
8 2 (2.47%) Network Design
8 2 (2.47%) Change Management
8 2 (2.47%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (29.63%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (20.99%) CCNA
3 13 (16.05%) CCNP
4 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (7.41%) MCSE
6 3 (3.70%) MCSA
6 3 (3.70%) IBM Certification
6 3 (3.70%) RHCE
6 3 (3.70%) CCIP
6 3 (3.70%) CCDP
6 3 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.70%) ACSA
6 3 (3.70%) MCDST
6 3 (3.70%) MCTS
6 3 (3.70%) MCITP
6 3 (3.70%) RHCSA
6 3 (3.70%) ACSP
7 2 (2.47%) Degree
7 2 (2.47%) CCIE
7 2 (2.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.47%) SLA
3 1 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (17.28%) Active Directory
2 13 (16.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.64%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.17%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.47%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.23%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.23%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.23%) XenApp
6 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (9.88%) Cisco Prime
2 5 (6.17%) SCCM
3 2 (2.47%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.23%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (54.32%) Cisco
2 27 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 21 (25.93%) Nortel
4 15 (18.52%) VMware
5 14 (17.28%) Avaya
6 13 (16.05%) CheckPoint
6 13 (16.05%) SolarWinds
7 10 (12.35%) HP
7 10 (12.35%) Citrix
7 10 (12.35%) BT
8 5 (6.17%) Oracle
8 5 (6.17%) EMC
9 4 (4.94%) Juniper
10 3 (3.70%) IBM
10 3 (3.70%) NetApp
10 3 (3.70%) Veritas
10 3 (3.70%) Apple
10 3 (3.70%) Blue Coat
10 3 (3.70%) Meraki
10 3 (3.70%) Veeam
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Spring Technology
Rate: £260.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Rate: £260.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago