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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 58 59 65
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Contract jobs citing WAN 44 27 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.34% 2.07% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.73% 14.67% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% +26.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £405 £292
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
- +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £40.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.25% +280.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -11.62%
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
223 184 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.88% 14.08% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 88 79
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £443 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 14
Average hourly rate £14.19 £30.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.70% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £40.00 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 6 - - 4
Wigan - 1 - - 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 60 (60.00%) LAN
2 49 (49.00%) Firewall
3 47 (47.00%) Cisco
4 46 (46.00%) Data Centre
5 37 (37.00%) ITIL
6 35 (35.00%) Migration
7 33 (33.00%) Windows
8 29 (29.00%) Active Directory
8 29 (29.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 28 (28.00%) Microsoft
9 28 (28.00%) Citrix
10 24 (24.00%) ITIL Certification
10 24 (24.00%) CheckPoint
10 24 (24.00%) VMware
11 23 (23.00%) Kalman Filter
12 22 (22.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 22 (22.00%) PKI
12 22 (22.00%) QA
12 22 (22.00%) SSL
13 21 (21.00%) Cisco ASA
14 20 (20.00%) Clearswift
15 18 (18.00%) CISMP
16 17 (17.00%) MS Excel
16 17 (17.00%) Cisco Certification
16 17 (17.00%) Kaspersky
16 17 (17.00%) Network Security
16 17 (17.00%) SIEM
17 16 (16.00%) Windows 7
18 15 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
18 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (7.00%) IBM Notes
2 3 (3.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.00%) IIS
4 1 (1.00%) Lync
4 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (17.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.00%) MS Office
3 4 (4.00%) MS Project
3 4 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.00%) SoftLayer
2 1 (1.00%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (60.00%) LAN
2 49 (49.00%) Firewall
3 22 (22.00%) SSL
4 21 (21.00%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (17.00%) Network Security
6 14 (14.00%) Wireless
6 14 (14.00%) DNS
7 12 (12.00%) VPN
8 11 (11.00%) DHCP
9 9 (9.00%) EIGRP
9 9 (9.00%) SAN
9 9 (9.00%) MPLS
10 8 (8.00%) BGP
11 7 (7.00%) TCP/IP
12 6 (6.00%) VoIP
13 5 (5.00%) OSPF
13 5 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (3.00%) SNMP
15 2 (2.00%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (6.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.00%) Law
3 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.00%) Local Government
4 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (36.00%) Analyst
2 24 (24.00%) Technical Analyst
3 18 (18.00%) Security Analyst
4 14 (14.00%) Network Engineer
5 9 (9.00%) Desktop Support
6 8 (8.00%) Coordinator
6 8 (8.00%) Project Coordinator
6 8 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 8 (8.00%) Citrix Analyst
7 7 (7.00%) Technical Security Analyst
7 7 (7.00%) Architect
8 6 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (6.00%) Network Analyst
8 6 (6.00%) Consultant
8 6 (6.00%) Network Support
9 5 (5.00%) Project Manager
9 5 (5.00%) Network Consultant
10 4 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (4.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.00%) Web Services
1 1 (1.00%) Middleware
1 1 (1.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (46.00%) Data Centre
2 22 (22.00%) PKI
3 8 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.00%) Life Science
5 2 (2.00%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.00%) Handset
6 1 (1.00%) Replication
6 1 (1.00%) Clustering
6 1 (1.00%) PDA
6 1 (1.00%) PMI
6 1 (1.00%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 33 (33.00%) Windows
2 16 (16.00%) Windows 7
3 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (14.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.00%) Solaris
6 4 (4.00%) UNIX
6 4 (4.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.00%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (1.00%) Linux
8 1 (1.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.00%) Android
8 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (37.00%) ITIL
2 35 (35.00%) Migration
3 23 (23.00%) Kalman Filter
4 22 (22.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 17 (17.00%) SIEM
6 15 (15.00%) Capacity Planning
6 15 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
7 11 (11.00%) Project Management
7 11 (11.00%) Service Delivery
8 10 (10.00%) PRINCE2
9 9 (9.00%) Security Patching
10 8 (8.00%) Change Management
11 7 (7.00%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (5.00%) Network Design
12 5 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (3.00%) ITSM
13 3 (3.00%) Risk Management
14 2 (2.00%) Incident Management
14 2 (2.00%) Data Centre Operations
14 2 (2.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.00%) SQL
2 1 (1.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (24.00%) ITIL Certification
2 18 (18.00%) CISMP
3 17 (17.00%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (15.00%) CISM
4 15 (15.00%) CISSP
5 10 (10.00%) CCENT
5 10 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (9.00%) MCSE
6 9 (9.00%) CCNP
7 6 (6.00%) CCIE
8 5 (5.00%) CCNA
9 4 (4.00%) CCA
9 4 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (4.00%) MCP
9 4 (4.00%) CCEE
9 4 (4.00%) CCAA
10 3 (3.00%) MCITP
11 2 (2.00%) MCSA
11 2 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (1.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (29.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (22.00%) QA
3 2 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (29.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.00%) XenApp
4 8 (8.00%) MetaFrame
4 8 (8.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 6 (6.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.00%) Xen
6 4 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.00%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.00%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.00%) vSphere
7 1 (1.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.00%) OpenView
2 1 (1.00%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 47 (47.00%) Cisco
2 28 (28.00%) Citrix
2 28 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 24 (24.00%) CheckPoint
3 24 (24.00%) VMware
4 20 (20.00%) Clearswift
5 17 (17.00%) Kaspersky
6 10 (10.00%) EMC
7 8 (8.00%) AppSense
8 7 (7.00%) Lotus
9 5 (5.00%) IBM
9 5 (5.00%) Oracle
9 5 (5.00%) SAP
10 4 (4.00%) Juniper
10 4 (4.00%) Red Hat
10 4 (4.00%) HP
11 3 (3.00%) Remedy
11 3 (3.00%) McAfee
11 3 (3.00%) F5
12 2 (2.00%) BT
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £14 - £15 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago