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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 59 56 58
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 30 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.94% 2.17% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.22% 17.57% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 5
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£389 £251 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.72% -20.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £21.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
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
211 148 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.67% 12.36% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 63 57
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.50 £25.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -51.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £10.55 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 - 1 £450 - 1
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Wigan - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Cheadle - - - - 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (60.44%) LAN
1 55 (60.44%) Cisco
2 37 (40.66%) Migration
3 36 (39.56%) Microsoft
4 35 (38.46%) Firewall
5 31 (34.07%) MPLS
6 29 (31.87%) Windows
7 28 (30.77%) Wireless
8 27 (29.67%) OSPF
8 27 (29.67%) Nortel
8 27 (29.67%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (26.37%) BGP
9 24 (26.37%) EIGRP
10 23 (25.27%) VMware
10 23 (25.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (25.27%) SolarWinds
11 21 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (23.08%) Internet
11 21 (23.08%) Citrix
11 21 (23.08%) Active Directory
12 19 (20.88%) CheckPoint
13 18 (19.78%) DMZ
13 18 (19.78%) CCNA
13 18 (19.78%) VPLS
14 17 (18.68%) Avaya
14 17 (18.68%) ITIL
15 16 (17.58%) SAN
15 16 (17.58%) Hyper-V
15 16 (17.58%) Fibre Channel
16 15 (16.48%) Oracle

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (8.79%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.69%) IIS
3 3 (3.30%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.10%) Lync
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.30%) MS Office
3 1 (1.10%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Office 365
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (60.44%) LAN
2 35 (38.46%) Firewall
3 31 (34.07%) MPLS
4 28 (30.77%) Wireless
5 27 (29.67%) OSPF
6 24 (26.37%) BGP
6 24 (26.37%) EIGRP
7 21 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
7 21 (23.08%) Internet
8 18 (19.78%) DMZ
8 18 (19.78%) VPLS
9 16 (17.58%) SAN
9 16 (17.58%) Fibre Channel
10 14 (15.38%) NAS
11 11 (12.09%) VPN
12 8 (8.79%) VoIP
12 8 (8.79%) VLAN
12 8 (8.79%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (7.69%) iSCSI
14 6 (6.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.99%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.49%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.30%) Local Government
3 3 (3.30%) Finance
3 3 (3.30%) Law
4 2 (2.20%) Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (18.68%) Analyst
2 14 (15.38%) Architect
3 13 (14.29%) Project Leader
4 12 (13.19%) Technical Project Leader
5 11 (12.09%) Network Engineer
6 8 (8.79%) Network Analyst
7 7 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 7 (7.69%) Consultant
8 6 (6.59%) Telephony Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (5.49%) Network Manager
10 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (4.40%) Security Manager
10 4 (4.40%) Network Security Manager
10 4 (4.40%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.30%) Business Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) Support Analyst
11 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.20%) Middleware
2 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Replication
2 8 (8.79%) Life Science
3 7 (7.69%) Celerra
3 7 (7.69%) Clustering
4 5 (5.49%) Streaming Media
5 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (3.30%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.10%) CCTV
8 1 (1.10%) IVR
8 1 (1.10%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 29 (31.87%) Windows
2 11 (12.09%) UNIX
3 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (7.69%) Solaris
3 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.30%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.20%) Android
5 2 (2.20%) Windows NT
6 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
6 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (40.66%) Migration
2 17 (18.68%) ITIL
3 13 (14.29%) Change Control
4 11 (12.09%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (8.79%) Configuration Management
6 7 (7.69%) Business Continuity
7 6 (6.59%) Project Governance
8 5 (5.49%) WFM
8 5 (5.49%) Load Balancing
8 5 (5.49%) Service Management
9 4 (4.40%) Network Design
9 4 (4.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (4.40%) People Management
10 3 (3.30%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.30%) Capacity Management
10 3 (3.30%) Matrix Management
10 3 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (3.30%) Project Management
10 3 (3.30%) PRINCE2
11 2 (2.20%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (29.67%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (19.78%) CCNA
3 14 (15.38%) CCNP
4 11 (12.09%) VCP4
5 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (4.40%) MCSE
6 4 (4.40%) CCIE
7 3 (3.30%) MCSA
7 3 (3.30%) CCIP
7 3 (3.30%) CCDP
7 3 (3.30%) MCDST
7 3 (3.30%) MCTS
7 3 (3.30%) MCITP
7 3 (3.30%) RHCE
7 3 (3.30%) IBM Certification
7 3 (3.30%) ACSA
7 3 (3.30%) ACSP
7 3 (3.30%) RHCSA
8 2 (2.20%) MCP
9 1 (1.10%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.20%) SLA
3 1 (1.10%) QA
3 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (25.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 16 (17.58%) Hyper-V
4 9 (9.89%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (8.79%) XenApp
5 8 (8.79%) VMware ESX
6 7 (7.69%) Terminal Services
6 7 (7.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 3 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.20%) Xen
9 1 (1.10%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (8.79%) SCCM
1 8 (8.79%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.30%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.10%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 55 (60.44%) Cisco
2 36 (39.56%) Microsoft
3 27 (29.67%) Nortel
4 23 (25.27%) VMware
4 23 (25.27%) SolarWinds
5 21 (23.08%) Citrix
6 19 (20.88%) CheckPoint
7 17 (18.68%) Avaya
8 15 (16.48%) Oracle
9 13 (14.29%) EMC
10 12 (13.19%) HP
11 9 (9.89%) BT
12 5 (5.49%) NetApp
13 3 (3.30%) Veritas
13 3 (3.30%) Lotus
13 3 (3.30%) Apple
13 3 (3.30%) SAP
13 3 (3.30%) IBM
13 3 (3.30%) Juniper
13 3 (3.30%) Veeam
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