Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 82 56
Rank change year-on-year -3 -26 +24
Contract jobs citing WAN 78 59 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.44% 2.04% 3.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.18% 16.62% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 35 92
Manchester median daily rate £344 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -11.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £213 £178 £291
90th Percentile £511 £500 £568
North West median daily rate £363 £375 £425
% change year-on-year -3.33% -11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 3
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 £24.89 £12.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.51% +97.85% -6.81%
10th Percentile £23.15 £11.43 £11.32
90th Percentile £43.50 £41.00 £14.00
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £21.78 £19.63
% change year-on-year +33.15% +10.98% +35.34%

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 482 355 527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.08% 12.26% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 221 312
Manchester median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £176 £115 £213
90th Percentile £538 £563 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £385 £400
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 31 26
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% - +25.93%
10th Percentile £13.29 £11.75 £12.67
90th Percentile £47.20 £41.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £18.13 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.83% +3.57% +1.95%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -6 11 £250 -41.18% 2
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 73 (93.59%) LAN
2 57 (73.08%) Cisco
3 47 (60.26%) Firewall
4 32 (41.03%) Windows
5 31 (39.74%) TCP/IP
6 28 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (25.64%) Wireless
8 19 (24.36%) VMware
9 18 (23.08%) CCNP
9 18 (23.08%) VPN
10 17 (21.79%) DNS
10 17 (21.79%) DHCP
10 17 (21.79%) Office 365
11 16 (20.51%) CCNA
11 16 (20.51%) Telecoms
12 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
12 14 (17.95%) Active Directory
12 14 (17.95%) VoIP
13 13 (16.67%) TACACS
13 13 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (16.67%) Windows Server
13 13 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 12 (15.38%) Data Centre
15 11 (14.10%) Handset
15 11 (14.10%) Citrix
15 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
15 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
16 10 (12.82%) Network Security
16 10 (12.82%) Test Scripting

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 7 (8.97%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.79%) Office 365
2 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 73 (93.59%) LAN
2 47 (60.26%) Firewall
3 31 (39.74%) TCP/IP
4 20 (25.64%) Wireless
5 18 (23.08%) VPN
6 17 (21.79%) DHCP
6 17 (21.79%) DNS
7 14 (17.95%) VoIP
8 13 (16.67%) TACACS
8 13 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (12.82%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (12.82%) MPLS
9 10 (12.82%) Network Security
9 10 (12.82%) SAN
10 7 (8.97%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (8.97%) VLAN
11 6 (7.69%) BGP
11 6 (7.69%) OSPF
12 5 (6.41%) ISDN
12 5 (6.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
General
1 16 (20.51%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.56%) Publishing
3 1 (1.28%) Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Finance
3 1 (1.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (39.74%) Network Engineer
2 12 (15.38%) Analyst
3 10 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) Test Analyst
5 7 (8.97%) LAN Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Architect
6 6 (7.69%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) WAN Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Network Specialist
9 3 (3.85%) Security Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) SIEM Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Splunk Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Switch Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (2.56%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.69%) 802.1X
1 6 (7.69%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 11 (14.10%) Handset
3 10 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (12.82%) NHS
4 8 (10.26%) CCTV
5 6 (7.69%) Cyberattack
6 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
7 4 (5.13%) Public Cloud
8 3 (3.85%) Smartphone
9 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (2.56%) Replication
9 2 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 32 (41.03%) Windows
2 13 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.54%) Linux
4 6 (7.69%) Unix
5 5 (6.41%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.13%) Windows 10
6 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.28%) CentOS
8 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (12.82%) ITIL
2 10 (12.82%) Network Monitoring
2 10 (12.82%) Test Scripting
3 9 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
3 9 (11.54%) Load Balancing
3 9 (11.54%) Time Management
4 8 (10.26%) Patch Management
4 8 (10.26%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (8.97%) Network Design
6 6 (7.69%) Case Management
6 6 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (7.69%) Information Security
6 6 (7.69%) Migration
6 6 (7.69%) Open Source
6 6 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (7.69%) SIEM
6 6 (7.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (6.41%) Network Segmentation
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
1 4 (5.13%) SQL
2 1 (1.28%) C
2 1 (1.28%) Python
2 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (23.08%) CCNP
3 16 (20.51%) CCNA
4 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
5 8 (10.26%) SC Cleared
6 7 (8.97%) CCIE
7 5 (6.41%) Degree
7 5 (6.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (5.13%) CCDP
8 4 (5.13%) MCSE
8 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (3.85%) ISEB
10 2 (2.56%) CISSP
10 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.56%) HP APS
10 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
10 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (2.56%) SANS
10 2 (2.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (17.95%) Active Directory
2 13 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.56%) Xen
6 1 (1.28%) NFS
6 1 (1.28%) Samba
6 1 (1.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) SCCM
2 6 (7.69%) QRadar
3 4 (5.13%) Forum Sentry
4 2 (2.56%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.56%) OpenView
4 2 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 57 (73.08%) Cisco
2 19 (24.36%) VMware
3 14 (17.95%) Microsoft
4 11 (14.10%) Citrix
5 6 (7.69%) AlienVault
5 6 (7.69%) Apple
5 6 (7.69%) F5
5 6 (7.69%) HP
5 6 (7.69%) IBM
5 6 (7.69%) McAfee
5 6 (7.69%) Palo Alto
5 6 (7.69%) Splunk
6 5 (6.41%) CheckPoint
6 5 (6.41%) Juniper
7 4 (5.13%) BMC
7 4 (5.13%) Infoblox
7 4 (5.13%) Meraki
8 3 (3.85%) Fortinet
8 3 (3.85%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.56%) IronPort