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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 37 71 68
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 57 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.75% 1.11% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.22% 13.08% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 5 1
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£325 £413 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +153.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £319
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £38.65 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.59% +157.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £37.56 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.73 £19.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +9.37%
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
226 107 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.87% 8.51% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 46 47
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £439 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 13
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.70 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.18%

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 27 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 May 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
Stockport 0 2 - - 1
Bolton - 1 £1,000 -
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 55 (63.22%) LAN
2 47 (54.02%) Cisco
3 41 (47.13%) Firewall
4 35 (40.23%) Data Centre
5 34 (39.08%) ITIL
5 34 (39.08%) Citrix
6 32 (36.78%) Windows
7 31 (35.63%) Active Directory
7 31 (35.63%) Migration
8 28 (32.18%) VMware
9 26 (29.89%) Microsoft
10 23 (26.44%) CheckPoint
11 21 (24.14%) Wireless
11 21 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 21 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (22.99%) QA
13 19 (21.84%) BGP
13 19 (21.84%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (19.54%) EIGRP
16 16 (18.39%) SAN
16 16 (18.39%) XenApp
17 15 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (17.24%) EMC
17 15 (17.24%) MPLS
18 14 (16.09%) OSPF
18 14 (16.09%) Clearswift
18 14 (16.09%) SSL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 8 (9.20%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.05%) IIS
3 3 (3.45%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.75%) MS Office
3 2 (2.30%) MS Project
3 2 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.90%) Office 365
2 3 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.15%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 55 (63.22%) LAN
2 41 (47.13%) Firewall
3 21 (24.14%) Wireless
3 21 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
4 19 (21.84%) BGP
5 17 (19.54%) EIGRP
6 16 (18.39%) SAN
7 15 (17.24%) MPLS
8 14 (16.09%) OSPF
8 14 (16.09%) Network Security
8 14 (16.09%) SSL
9 12 (13.79%) DNS
10 11 (12.64%) VPN
11 9 (10.34%) DHCP
11 9 (10.34%) NAS
12 8 (9.20%) VPLS
12 8 (9.20%) VoIP
12 8 (9.20%) TCP/IP
12 8 (9.20%) Internet
13 7 (8.05%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.49%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (6.90%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.75%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.75%) Finance
3 3 (3.45%) Law
3 3 (3.45%) Local Government
4 2 (2.30%) Banking
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (35.63%) Analyst
2 20 (22.99%) Technical Analyst
3 14 (16.09%) Architect
4 12 (13.79%) Security Analyst
5 11 (12.64%) Network Engineer
6 8 (9.20%) Citrix Analyst
7 7 (8.05%) Technical Architect
7 7 (8.05%) Consultant
8 6 (6.90%) Network Consultant
8 6 (6.90%) Technical Security Analyst
9 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (5.75%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.75%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (5.75%) Network Analyst
10 4 (4.60%) Administrator
10 4 (4.60%) Project Manager
10 4 (4.60%) Network Support
10 4 (4.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
11 3 (3.45%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) Web Services
2 1 (1.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (40.23%) Data Centre
2 14 (16.09%) PKI
3 8 (9.20%) Replication
4 7 (8.05%) Clustering
4 7 (8.05%) Celerra
5 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.45%) Life Science
7 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.15%) PDA
7 1 (1.15%) IVR
7 1 (1.15%) PMI
7 1 (1.15%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 32 (36.78%) Windows
2 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (12.64%) Solaris
5 11 (12.64%) UNIX
6 8 (9.20%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.45%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.15%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (39.08%) ITIL
2 31 (35.63%) Migration
3 14 (16.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 14 (16.09%) Kalman Filter
4 13 (14.94%) SIEM
4 13 (14.94%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (14.94%) Capacity Planning
5 10 (11.49%) Service Delivery
6 8 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (9.20%) Security Patching
7 7 (8.05%) Business Continuity
7 7 (8.05%) Configuration Management
8 6 (6.90%) Network Design
8 6 (6.90%) Change Control
8 6 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (5.75%) PRINCE2
10 4 (4.60%) Project Management
10 4 (4.60%) Change Management
11 3 (3.45%) Risk Management
11 3 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.30%) SQL
2 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (21.84%) ITIL Certification
2 18 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (14.94%) CISSP
3 13 (14.94%) CISMP
4 12 (13.79%) CISM
5 10 (11.49%) CCENT
6 9 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (9.20%) MCSE
7 8 (9.20%) CCIE
7 8 (9.20%) CCNA
8 6 (6.90%) CCNP
9 4 (4.60%) CCA
9 4 (4.60%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (4.60%) MCP
9 4 (4.60%) CCEE
9 4 (4.60%) CCAA
10 2 (2.30%) MCITP
10 2 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (2.30%) MCSA
11 1 (1.15%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (24.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (22.99%) QA
3 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (35.63%) Active Directory
2 18 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (18.39%) XenApp
4 14 (16.09%) Hyper-V
5 8 (9.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 8 (9.20%) MetaFrame
6 7 (8.05%) Terminal Services
6 7 (8.05%) VMware ESX
6 7 (8.05%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 6 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.30%) Xen
10 1 (1.15%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.15%) ProxySG
10 1 (1.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) SCCM
2 3 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.30%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (1.15%) OpenView
Vendors
1 47 (54.02%) Cisco
2 34 (39.08%) Citrix
3 28 (32.18%) VMware
4 26 (29.89%) Microsoft
5 23 (26.44%) CheckPoint
6 15 (17.24%) EMC
7 14 (16.09%) Clearswift
8 13 (14.94%) Kaspersky
9 12 (13.79%) SolarWinds
9 12 (13.79%) Oracle
10 8 (9.20%) AppSense
11 7 (8.05%) Nortel
12 5 (5.75%) NetApp
13 4 (4.60%) Red Hat
13 4 (4.60%) Avaya
13 4 (4.60%) HP
14 3 (3.45%) SAP
14 3 (3.45%) Lotus
15 2 (2.30%) Dell
15 2 (2.30%) McAfee