Period
to 21 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the 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)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 83 81
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 -31
Contract jobs citing WAN 69 54 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.12% 1.88% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.51% 14.17% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 34 44
Manchester median daily rate £338 £375 £377
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -0.40% +15.85%
10th Percentile £105 £160 £284
90th Percentile £493 £500 £475
North West median daily rate £370 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +2.78% -4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 5
Manchester median hourly rate £28.00 £19.50 £12.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.59% +55.01% -13.24%
10th Percentile £15.95 £11.00 £10.70
90th Percentile £43.25 £92.10 £14.25
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £15.33 £13.00
% change year-on-year +82.71% +17.88% -10.34%

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 418 381 567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.85% 13.23% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 200 309
Manchester median daily rate £393 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.81% +2.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £181 £160 £213
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 23
Manchester median hourly rate £18.79 £14.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.86% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.08 £11.30
90th Percentile £43.88 £41.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +11.29% - -6.06%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Manchester

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Manchester

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Manchester

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Manchester

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WAN in Manchester

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +3 16 £250 -41.18% 3
Wigan -5 1 - -
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for WAN.

1 66 (95.65%) LAN
2 41 (59.42%) Cisco
3 33 (47.83%) Firewall
4 21 (30.43%) Windows
5 20 (28.99%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (26.09%) Telecoms
7 16 (23.19%) Wireless
7 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
8 15 (21.74%) ITIL
9 14 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (18.84%) Office 365
10 13 (18.84%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (18.84%) Active Directory
10 13 (18.84%) Citrix
10 13 (18.84%) DHCP
10 13 (18.84%) DNS
11 12 (17.39%) VoIP
11 12 (17.39%) Network Security
12 11 (15.94%) Time Management
12 11 (15.94%) VMware
12 11 (15.94%) MS Exchange
12 11 (15.94%) CCNP
12 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 11 (15.94%) SCCM
12 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (14.49%) Skype
13 10 (14.49%) Windows Server
13 10 (14.49%) CCNA
13 10 (14.49%) NHS

WAN
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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (15.94%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.90%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.84%) Office 365
2 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) PaaS
3 1 (1.45%) SaaS
3 1 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (95.65%) LAN
2 33 (47.83%) Firewall
3 16 (23.19%) Wireless
4 13 (18.84%) DHCP
4 13 (18.84%) DNS
5 12 (17.39%) Network Security
5 12 (17.39%) VoIP
6 10 (14.49%) Skype
6 10 (14.49%) VPN
7 9 (13.04%) SAN
7 9 (13.04%) TCP/IP
8 8 (11.59%) MPLS
8 8 (11.59%) TACACS
9 7 (10.14%) VLAN
9 7 (10.14%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (8.70%) Unified Communications
11 5 (7.25%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (7.25%) IP Telephony
11 5 (7.25%) PBX
12 4 (5.80%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) MySQL
2 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Law
2 1 (1.45%) Legal
2 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (40.58%) Network Engineer
2 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) LAN Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Network Specialist
3 7 (10.14%) WAN Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) SCCM Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Switch Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 2 (2.90%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Administrator
8 2 (2.90%) Field Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) SCCM Specialist
8 2 (2.90%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.45%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (14.49%) NHS
3 8 (11.59%) Data Centre
3 8 (11.59%) Handset
4 5 (7.25%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.25%) Smartphone
5 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.45%) EPoS
7 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.43%) Windows
2 10 (14.49%) Windows Server
2 10 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.35%) Linux
6 3 (4.35%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.74%) ITIL
2 13 (18.84%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (15.94%) Time Management
4 8 (11.59%) Migration
5 7 (10.14%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.70%) Project Management
6 6 (8.70%) Service Management
7 5 (7.25%) BCP
7 5 (7.25%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (7.25%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (7.25%) Information Assurance
7 5 (7.25%) Problem Management
7 5 (7.25%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (5.80%) Asset Management
8 4 (5.80%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.80%) ITSM
8 4 (5.80%) Load Balancing
8 4 (5.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.59%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (28.99%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (15.94%) CCNP
3 10 (14.49%) CCNA
4 9 (13.04%) Degree
5 5 (7.25%) CCIE
5 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (5.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (5.80%) ISEB
6 4 (5.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (5.80%) MBA
6 4 (5.80%) MCSE
7 3 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.45%) CCDP
9 1 (1.45%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (1.45%) CISM
9 1 (1.45%) CISSP
9 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (18.84%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.59%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.90%) Xen
4 2 (2.90%) XenApp
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) SCCM
2 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.90%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.90%) SCOM
4 1 (1.45%) Puppet
4 1 (1.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (59.42%) Cisco
2 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
3 13 (18.84%) Citrix
4 11 (15.94%) VMware
5 5 (7.25%) ForeScout
6 4 (5.80%) HP
7 3 (4.35%) F5
8 2 (2.90%) IronPort
8 2 (2.90%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (2.90%) Oracle
8 2 (2.90%) Polycom
8 2 (2.90%) Symantec
9 1 (1.45%) ESET
9 1 (1.45%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.45%) Fortinet