The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 64 60 69
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 22 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.55% 1.35% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.86% 9.85% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Average daily rate £413 £244 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% -39.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £179 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £309 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £38.65 £15.00 £29.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.63% -48.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.56 £14.75 £20.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.73 £19.75 £37.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
148 132 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.46% 13.68% 16.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 53 103
Average daily rate £325 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £383 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 27 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -14.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
WAN
North West

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Wigan - 1 - - 2
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
WAN
North West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 32 (76.19%) LAN
2 22 (52.38%) Windows
3 19 (45.24%) Cisco
4 14 (33.33%) Firewall
4 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (30.95%) SAN
6 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 12 (28.57%) MS Exchange
7 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
7 11 (26.19%) VMware
8 10 (23.81%) TCP/IP
9 9 (21.43%) MPLS
9 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (19.05%) Wireless
10 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (19.05%) CCNA
10 8 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (19.05%) Avaya
10 8 (19.05%) DNS
10 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
11 7 (16.67%) VoIP
11 7 (16.67%) DHCP
11 7 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (16.67%) IPsec
11 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
11 7 (16.67%) Banking
12 6 (14.29%) Citrix
12 6 (14.29%) Ethernet
12 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 9 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (9.52%) IIS
4 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 4 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (76.19%) LAN
2 14 (33.33%) Firewall
3 13 (30.95%) SAN
4 10 (23.81%) TCP/IP
5 9 (21.43%) MPLS
6 8 (19.05%) Wireless
6 8 (19.05%) DNS
7 7 (16.67%) VoIP
7 7 (16.67%) DHCP
7 7 (16.67%) IPsec
8 6 (14.29%) Ethernet
9 4 (9.52%) NAS
9 4 (9.52%) Network Security
10 3 (7.14%) HSRP
10 3 (7.14%) Multicast
10 3 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
10 3 (7.14%) SNMP
10 3 (7.14%) OSPF
10 3 (7.14%) BGP
10 3 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.38%) DB2
General
1 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 7 (16.67%) Banking
2 5 (11.90%) Retail
3 3 (7.14%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Law
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Project Manager
2 7 (16.67%) Architect
2 7 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) IT Support
5 3 (7.14%) Network Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) IT Services Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Manager
6 2 (4.76%) IT Programme Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Junior
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Junior Project Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) .NET
2 4 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Clustering
2 3 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.76%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (4.76%) PDA
3 2 (4.76%) PMI
3 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) CCTV
4 1 (2.38%) SCADA
4 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (52.38%) Windows
2 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.90%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
7 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
7 2 (4.76%) UNIX
7 2 (4.76%) Linux
7 2 (4.76%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (11.90%) CRM
3 4 (9.52%) Project Management
3 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 4 (9.52%) Network Management
4 3 (7.14%) ITIL
5 2 (4.76%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.38%) Business Transformation
6 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.38%) SOA
6 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.38%) Document Management
6 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.38%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.38%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) AppleScript
2 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) CCNA
1 8 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.52%) MCITP
2 4 (9.52%) MCTS
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.52%) MCSE
3 3 (7.14%) CCNP
3 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) Chartered Engineer
System Software
1 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.14%) Forefront TMG
4 3 (7.14%) MetaFrame
4 3 (7.14%) XenApp
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (4.76%) vSphere
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) SCSM
1 5 (11.90%) SCCM
1 5 (11.90%) SCOM
2 4 (9.52%) Backup Exec
3 3 (7.14%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Cisco
2 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) VMware
3 8 (19.05%) Avaya
4 6 (14.29%) Citrix
5 5 (11.90%) HP
5 5 (11.90%) Juniper
6 4 (9.52%) IBM
6 4 (9.52%) 3PAR
7 3 (7.14%) Oracle
7 3 (7.14%) Nortel
8 2 (4.76%) Apple
9 1 (2.38%) NetApp
9 1 (2.38%) BT
9 1 (2.38%) FatWire
9 1 (2.38%) Mitel
9 1 (2.38%) Endeca
9 1 (2.38%) Kaspersky
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