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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 44 64 50
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -14
Contract jobs citing WAN 51 19 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.63% 1.65% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 33.12% 10.56% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 18
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£360 £270 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £182 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.06% -25.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -
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
154 180 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.96% 15.58% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 79 111
Average daily rate £360 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 0 2 £369 +13.46% 1
Wigan - 2 - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 60 (67.42%) LAN
2 48 (53.93%) Cisco
3 32 (35.96%) Firewall
4 30 (33.71%) Migration
5 26 (29.21%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (28.09%) Windows
6 25 (28.09%) MPLS
7 24 (26.97%) Wireless
7 24 (26.97%) Microsoft
8 21 (23.60%) Nortel
8 21 (23.60%) OSPF
8 21 (23.60%) EIGRP
9 18 (20.22%) BGP
9 18 (20.22%) CheckPoint
10 17 (19.10%) CCNA
10 17 (19.10%) ITIL
11 16 (17.98%) CCNP
11 16 (17.98%) VMware
12 15 (16.85%) Active Directory
12 15 (16.85%) SAN
12 15 (16.85%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (15.73%) Avaya
13 14 (15.73%) Internet
14 13 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (13.48%) SolarWinds
15 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (13.48%) HP
15 12 (13.48%) VPN
16 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
16 11 (12.36%) Citrix

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 8 (8.99%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.12%) Lync
4 1 (1.12%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (5.62%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.37%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (67.42%) LAN
2 32 (35.96%) Firewall
3 25 (28.09%) MPLS
4 24 (26.97%) Wireless
5 21 (23.60%) OSPF
5 21 (23.60%) EIGRP
6 18 (20.22%) BGP
7 15 (16.85%) SAN
7 15 (16.85%) Cisco ASA
8 14 (15.73%) Internet
9 12 (13.48%) VPN
10 11 (12.36%) TCP/IP
10 11 (12.36%) DMZ
11 10 (11.24%) VoIP
11 10 (11.24%) VPLS
12 9 (10.11%) NAS
12 9 (10.11%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (8.99%) VLAN
13 8 (8.99%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (7.87%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (7.87%) Telecoms
1 7 (7.87%) Finance
2 2 (2.25%) Law
2 2 (2.25%) Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Local Government
3 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (21.35%) Analyst
2 13 (14.61%) Project Leader
3 12 (13.48%) Technical Project Leader
4 10 (11.24%) Consultant
5 9 (10.11%) Network Engineer
6 8 (8.99%) Project Manager
7 7 (7.87%) Business Analyst
7 7 (7.87%) Network Analyst
8 6 (6.74%) Telephony Engineer
9 5 (5.62%) Network Manager
9 5 (5.62%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (4.49%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (4.49%) Network Security Manager
10 4 (4.49%) Security Manager
11 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 3 (3.37%) Architect
11 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
11 3 (3.37%) Support Consultant
12 2 (2.25%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.74%) Life Science
2 5 (5.62%) Streaming Media
3 4 (4.49%) Replication
3 4 (4.49%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.37%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.25%) NHS
6 1 (1.12%) CCTV
6 1 (1.12%) PKI
6 1 (1.12%) Tandem
6 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.12%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 25 (28.09%) Windows
2 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (4.49%) UNIX
3 4 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.37%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.25%) Windows NT
5 2 (2.25%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.25%) Android
6 1 (1.12%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.12%) Linux
6 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (33.71%) Migration
2 17 (19.10%) ITIL
3 7 (7.87%) Matrix Management
3 7 (7.87%) Change Control
3 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 6 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.74%) Service Management
4 6 (6.74%) Project Governance
5 5 (5.62%) Load Balancing
5 5 (5.62%) WFM
6 3 (3.37%) Network Design
6 3 (3.37%) Project Management
6 3 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.37%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.37%) People Management
7 2 (2.25%) ITSM
7 2 (2.25%) Change Management
7 2 (2.25%) Information Security
7 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.25%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.62%) SQL
2 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (29.21%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (19.10%) CCNA
3 16 (17.98%) CCNP
4 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (11.24%) MCSE
6 6 (6.74%) MCSA
6 6 (6.74%) MCTS
6 6 (6.74%) MCITP
7 5 (5.62%) MCP
8 3 (3.37%) MCDST
8 3 (3.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (3.37%) ACSA
8 3 (3.37%) ACSP
8 3 (3.37%) CCIP
8 3 (3.37%) CCDP
8 3 (3.37%) IBM Certification
8 3 (3.37%) RHCE
8 3 (3.37%) RHCSA
9 2 (2.25%) CCIE
9 2 (2.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.25%) SLA
3 1 (1.12%) QA
3 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (16.85%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.74%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.37%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.12%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.12%) XenApp
6 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.12%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (8.99%) Cisco Prime
1 8 (8.99%) SCCM
2 4 (4.49%) SCOM
3 2 (2.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.25%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.12%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.12%) OpenView
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 48 (53.93%) Cisco
2 24 (26.97%) Microsoft
3 21 (23.60%) Nortel
4 18 (20.22%) CheckPoint
5 16 (17.98%) VMware
6 14 (15.73%) Avaya
7 12 (13.48%) SolarWinds
7 12 (13.48%) HP
8 11 (12.36%) Citrix
9 10 (11.24%) BT
10 7 (7.87%) Juniper
11 6 (6.74%) EMC
12 5 (5.62%) Blue Coat
12 5 (5.62%) F5
12 5 (5.62%) Oracle
13 4 (4.49%) Symantec
14 3 (3.37%) Fortinet
14 3 (3.37%) Meraki
14 3 (3.37%) Veeam
14 3 (3.37%) IBM
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