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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 87 52
Rank change year-on-year +37 -35  
Contract jobs citing WAN 42 15 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.18% 0.84% 2.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.54% 6.07% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 9 25
Median daily rate £419 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.78% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £347 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +6.20% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -34.44% -13.46%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 195 247 242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.78% 13.81% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 134 121
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £528 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 12
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.30 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -16.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
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 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 16 £450 -
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for WAN.

1 83 (91.21%) LAN
2 57 (62.64%) Firewall
3 48 (52.75%) Windows
3 48 (52.75%) TCP/IP
4 43 (47.25%) VoIP
5 42 (46.15%) Linux
6 41 (45.05%) Unix
6 41 (45.05%) VPN
7 35 (38.46%) Patch Management
8 34 (37.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 33 (36.26%) Apple
10 32 (35.16%) CISSP
10 32 (35.16%) Vulnerability Management
10 32 (35.16%) SANS
11 31 (34.07%) Network Monitoring
11 31 (34.07%) Cisco
11 31 (34.07%) SSCP
12 30 (32.97%) Splunk
13 29 (31.87%) Cisco Certification
14 28 (30.77%) QRadar
14 28 (30.77%) Elastic Stack
15 23 (25.27%) Cybersecurity
16 20 (21.98%) LogRhythm
16 20 (21.98%) SC Cleared
16 20 (21.98%) Security Cleared
16 20 (21.98%) IBM
16 20 (21.98%) CCNA
16 20 (21.98%) Case Management
17 17 (18.68%) DNS
18 16 (17.58%) Information Security

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 2 (2.20%) Apache
1 2 (2.20%) IIS
1 2 (2.20%) Jetty
1 2 (2.20%) Mongrel
1 2 (2.20%) nginx
1 2 (2.20%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.10%) Confluence
2 1 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.10%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (4.40%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.20%) Google App Engine
4 2 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 83 (91.21%) LAN
2 57 (62.64%) Firewall
3 48 (52.75%) TCP/IP
4 43 (47.25%) VoIP
5 41 (45.05%) VPN
6 17 (18.68%) DNS
7 13 (14.29%) DHCP
8 11 (12.09%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (12.09%) Wireless
9 7 (7.69%) Network Security
10 6 (6.59%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (6.59%) MPLS
10 6 (6.59%) VLAN
11 5 (5.49%) BGP
11 5 (5.49%) EIGRP
11 5 (5.49%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (5.49%) OSPF
11 5 (5.49%) SSL
12 4 (4.40%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (4.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.09%) Redis
2 1 (1.10%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.20%) Travis CI
2 1 (1.10%) JIRA
2 1 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (6.59%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.10%) Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Local Government
3 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (28.57%) Analyst
2 19 (20.88%) Network Engineer
3 12 (13.19%) Technical Specialist
4 10 (10.99%) Security Analyst
4 10 (10.99%) Security Specialist
5 8 (8.79%) Network Analyst
5 8 (8.79%) Network Specialist
5 8 (8.79%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.59%) Architect
6 6 (6.59%) Network Architect
7 5 (5.49%) Administrator
7 5 (5.49%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Technical Security Specialist
8 4 (4.40%) Active Directory Administrator
8 4 (4.40%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 4 (4.40%) SOC Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (30.77%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (9.89%) Web Services
3 8 (8.79%) RESTful
4 2 (2.20%) .NET
4 2 (2.20%) J2EE
4 2 (2.20%) Servlets
5 1 (1.10%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.48%) Data Centre
2 14 (15.38%) Cyber Attack
3 10 (10.99%) Management Information System
4 7 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.20%) NHS
7 1 (1.10%) Life Science
7 1 (1.10%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.10%) RIA
7 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 48 (52.75%) Windows
2 42 (46.15%) Linux
3 41 (45.05%) Unix
4 6 (6.59%) Windows Server
4 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.30%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.46%) Patch Management
2 34 (37.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 32 (35.16%) Vulnerability Management
4 31 (34.07%) Network Monitoring
5 23 (25.27%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (21.98%) Case Management
7 16 (17.58%) Information Security
8 15 (16.48%) Security Operations
9 14 (15.38%) Security Monitoring
10 12 (13.19%) ITIL
10 12 (13.19%) Migration
10 12 (13.19%) Open Source
11 10 (10.99%) SIEM
12 9 (9.89%) Analytics
12 9 (9.89%) Data Analytics
13 8 (8.79%) Network Design
13 8 (8.79%) Root Cause Analysis
14 6 (6.59%) DevOps
14 6 (6.59%) Service Management
15 5 (5.49%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.69%) Python
2 2 (2.20%) Java
2 2 (2.20%) SQL
3 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (35.16%) CISSP
1 32 (35.16%) SANS
2 31 (34.07%) SSCP
3 29 (31.87%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (21.98%) CCNA
4 20 (21.98%) SC Cleared
4 20 (21.98%) Security Cleared
5 13 (14.29%) CCNP
6 9 (9.89%) CCDP
7 7 (7.69%) CCIE
8 6 (6.59%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (5.49%) CCDA
10 4 (4.40%) MCSE
10 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (3.30%) ISEB
11 3 (3.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
12 2 (2.20%) MCITP
13 1 (1.10%) VCAP
13 1 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (12.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.89%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.40%) vSphere
5 3 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.20%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.20%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (30.77%) QRadar
2 11 (12.09%) Kibana
3 10 (10.99%) logstash
4 8 (8.79%) Nessus
4 8 (8.79%) Nexpose
4 8 (8.79%) Nmap
5 4 (4.40%) RSA enVision
6 2 (2.20%) Puppet
6 2 (2.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (36.26%) Apple
2 31 (34.07%) Cisco
3 30 (32.97%) Splunk
4 20 (21.98%) IBM
4 20 (21.98%) LogRhythm
5 15 (16.48%) Juniper
6 14 (15.38%) VMware
7 12 (13.19%) Microsoft
8 11 (12.09%) CheckPoint
9 10 (10.99%) Intel Security
10 9 (9.89%) ArcSight
10 9 (9.89%) Intel
10 9 (9.89%) NetWitness
11 8 (8.79%) Palo Alto
11 8 (8.79%) Qualys
12 7 (7.69%) F5
13 6 (6.59%) Snow
14 4 (4.40%) Citrix
15 3 (3.30%) Aruba
15 3 (3.30%) NetApp
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