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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 68 47
Rank change year-on-year -1 -21  
Contract jobs citing WAN 20 33 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.44% 1.81% 3.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.26% 12.09% 21.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 27
Median daily rate £236 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.06% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £447 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Median hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% -7.40%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +18.18% -4.34%  

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 195 273 218
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.02% 15.01% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 145 113
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 17
Median hourly rate £15.50 £45.00 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.55% +126.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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
Wigan +1 3 - -
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 55 (90.16%) LAN
2 32 (52.46%) Firewall
3 31 (50.82%) VPN
4 30 (49.18%) Windows
5 28 (45.90%) TCP/IP
6 27 (44.26%) Cisco
7 24 (39.34%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (37.70%) VoIP
9 22 (36.07%) Linux
9 22 (36.07%) Unix
10 19 (31.15%) Network Monitoring
11 18 (29.51%) Splunk
11 18 (29.51%) IBM
12 17 (27.87%) CCNA
12 17 (27.87%) Apple
12 17 (27.87%) CISSP
12 17 (27.87%) SSCP
12 17 (27.87%) LogRhythm
12 17 (27.87%) Patch Management
12 17 (27.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 17 (27.87%) Elastic Stack
12 17 (27.87%) SANS
13 16 (26.23%) QRadar
13 16 (26.23%) Vulnerability Management
13 16 (26.23%) Cybersecurity
13 16 (26.23%) DNS
14 15 (24.59%) VMware
15 14 (22.95%) CCNP
15 14 (22.95%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (21.31%) CheckPoint

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 (3.28%) Apache
1 2 (3.28%) IIS
1 2 (3.28%) Jetty
1 2 (3.28%) Mongrel
1 2 (3.28%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.28%) nginx
1 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.64%) Confluence
2 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.28%) Google App Engine
2 2 (3.28%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.64%) Akamai
3 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (90.16%) LAN
2 32 (52.46%) Firewall
3 31 (50.82%) VPN
4 28 (45.90%) TCP/IP
5 23 (37.70%) VoIP
6 16 (26.23%) DNS
7 14 (22.95%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (19.67%) Wireless
9 10 (16.39%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (16.39%) DHCP
10 9 (14.75%) MPLS
11 8 (13.11%) SSL
12 7 (11.48%) VLAN
13 4 (6.56%) BGP
13 4 (6.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 4 (6.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 4 (6.56%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (6.56%) NetScreen
13 4 (6.56%) OSPF
13 4 (6.56%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) Redis
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.28%) Travis CI
2 1 (1.64%) JIRA
2 1 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (8.20%) Finance
1 5 (8.20%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Network Engineer
2 15 (24.59%) Analyst
3 6 (9.84%) Security Analyst
3 6 (9.84%) Security Specialist
4 5 (8.20%) Architect
4 5 (8.20%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Network Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Telecoms Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Desktop Support
5 4 (6.56%) Network Architect
5 4 (6.56%) Network Specialist
5 4 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (4.92%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.92%) PC Support
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Senior Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.87%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (11.48%) Web Services
3 6 (9.84%) RESTful
4 2 (3.28%) .NET
4 2 (3.28%) J2EE
4 2 (3.28%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Data Centre
1 10 (16.39%) Management Information System
2 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.84%) Cyber Attack
4 5 (8.20%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (6.56%) Smartphone
6 3 (4.92%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (3.28%) Life Science
7 2 (3.28%) NHS
8 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (1.64%) iPhone
8 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 30 (49.18%) Windows
2 22 (36.07%) Linux
2 22 (36.07%) Unix
3 6 (9.84%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.64%) NetWare
5 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Network Monitoring
2 17 (27.87%) Patch Management
2 17 (27.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 16 (26.23%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (26.23%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (18.03%) Information Security
4 11 (18.03%) Open Source
5 10 (16.39%) Case Management
5 10 (16.39%) Security Operations
6 9 (14.75%) ITIL
6 9 (14.75%) SIEM
7 6 (9.84%) DevOps
7 6 (9.84%) Service Management
8 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (8.20%) Network Design
9 4 (6.56%) High Availability
9 4 (6.56%) ITSM
9 4 (6.56%) Load Balancing
9 4 (6.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (6.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) Python
1 5 (8.20%) SQL
2 2 (3.28%) Java
2 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (39.34%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (27.87%) CCNA
2 17 (27.87%) CISSP
2 17 (27.87%) SANS
2 17 (27.87%) SSCP
3 14 (22.95%) CCNP
4 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
4 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.20%) CCIE
5 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (6.56%) CCDP
6 4 (6.56%) ISEB
6 4 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (6.56%) MCP
7 2 (3.28%) CCSP
7 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.28%) MCSE
8 1 (1.64%) Degree
8 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.64%) PMO
2 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
1 7 (11.48%) Hyper-V
2 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.56%) vSphere
4 2 (3.28%) Xen
5 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (26.23%) QRadar
2 10 (16.39%) Kibana
3 9 (14.75%) logstash
4 3 (4.92%) RSA enVision
5 2 (3.28%) Puppet
5 2 (3.28%) SCCM
6 1 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (44.26%) Cisco
2 18 (29.51%) IBM
2 18 (29.51%) Splunk
3 17 (27.87%) Apple
3 17 (27.87%) LogRhythm
4 15 (24.59%) VMware
5 13 (21.31%) CheckPoint
6 12 (19.67%) Microsoft
7 11 (18.03%) Juniper
8 10 (16.39%) F5
9 9 (14.75%) Palo Alto
10 7 (11.48%) Citrix
11 4 (6.56%) Aruba
12 2 (3.28%) Google
12 2 (3.28%) HP
12 2 (3.28%) Riverbed
13 1 (1.64%) Adobe
13 1 (1.64%) Avaya
13 1 (1.64%) Forcepoint
13 1 (1.64%) NetApp
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