Period
to 20 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a WAN Engineer was £435 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wide Area Network (WAN) Engineer
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 131 153
Rank change year-on-year -22 +22 -
Contract jobs requiring a WAN Engineer 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.066% 0.075% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.079% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Manchester median daily rate £435 £160 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +171.88% -57.33% -
10th Percentile £400 £160 £363
90th Percentile £479 £160 £388
North West median daily rate £425 £160 £388
% change year-on-year +165.63% -58.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £13.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2,898 2,522 3,464
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 94.46% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,844 1,510 2,006
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 87 73
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -1.34% +13.27%
10th Percentile £11.55 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £43.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -7.11% -8.10% +13.07%

WAN Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings that featured WAN Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for WAN Engineer in Manchester

WAN Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN Engineer in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN Engineer in Manchester

WAN Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN Engineer in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN Engineer in Manchester

WAN Engineer Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, WAN Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region featuring WAN Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) SMTP
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (100.00%) Structured Cabling

WAN Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DHCP
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) Network Security
1 2 (100.00%) SMTP
1 2 (100.00%) Structured Cabling
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Asset Management
1 2 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (100.00%) Change Management
1 2 (100.00%) Problem Management
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco