Period
to 26 March 2019

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 26 March 2019 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
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 109 62
Rank change year-on-year +25 -47 +57
Contract jobs citing WAN 64 46 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.22% 1.60% 3.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.89% 13.14% 21.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 68
Manchester median daily rate £400 £229 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +74.67% -46.12% +19.30%
10th Percentile £229 £128 £243
90th Percentile £513 £456 £575
North West median daily rate £388 £328 £400
% change year-on-year +18.32% -18.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 1
Manchester median hourly rate £25.67 £21.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.80% +57.41% +3.77%
10th Percentile £22.58 £13.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £32.20 £31.50 £14.25
North West median hourly rate £25.67 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +19.40% +22.86% +7.66%

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 379 350 425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.12% 12.20% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 217 264
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £198 £146 £230
90th Percentile £550 £632 £559
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 45 11
Manchester median hourly rate £17.41 £18.04 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.49% +33.63% -5.26%
10th Percentile £13.42 £12.66 £10.88
90th Percentile £32.20 £32.10 £16.75
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.52% +3.13% -22.89%

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 26 March 2019.

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 26 March 2019.

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 26 March 2019. 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 -2 11 £425 +16.44% 2
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2019, 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 57 (89.06%) LAN
2 43 (67.19%) Firewall
3 41 (64.06%) TCP/IP
4 40 (62.50%) Windows
5 34 (53.13%) VPN
6 29 (45.31%) Linux
7 28 (43.75%) VoIP
7 28 (43.75%) Security Cleared
7 28 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
7 28 (43.75%) Network Monitoring
8 27 (42.19%) Patch Management
8 27 (42.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 27 (42.19%) Splunk
8 27 (42.19%) Vulnerability Management
9 26 (40.63%) Cyberattack
9 26 (40.63%) AlienVault
9 26 (40.63%) Case Management
9 26 (40.63%) Unix
9 26 (40.63%) Apple
10 25 (39.06%) Cisco
10 25 (39.06%) Elastic Stack
10 25 (39.06%) Open Source
10 25 (39.06%) SC Cleared
11 23 (35.94%) SIEM
12 19 (29.69%) QRadar
12 19 (29.69%) IBM
12 19 (29.69%) McAfee
13 16 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (25.00%) Information Security
14 15 (23.44%) Security Monitoring

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 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.50%) Office 365
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (89.06%) LAN
2 43 (67.19%) Firewall
3 41 (64.06%) TCP/IP
4 34 (53.13%) VPN
5 28 (43.75%) VoIP
6 13 (20.31%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (12.50%) MPLS
8 7 (10.94%) DHCP
8 7 (10.94%) DNS
8 7 (10.94%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (9.38%) Network Security
10 5 (7.81%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (7.81%) VLAN
10 5 (7.81%) Wireless
11 4 (6.25%) BGP
11 4 (6.25%) ISDN
11 4 (6.25%) SSL
12 3 (4.69%) OSPF
12 3 (4.69%) PBX
12 3 (4.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.69%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Publishing
4 1 (1.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 25 (39.06%) Analyst
2 16 (25.00%) Security Analyst
3 14 (21.88%) Network Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) SIEM Analyst
4 8 (12.50%) Splunk Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Architect
5 7 (10.94%) SOC Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (7.81%) Security Specialist
7 4 (6.25%) Network Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Technical Security Specialist
7 4 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (6.25%) Test Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (39.06%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (4.69%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 26 (40.63%) Cyberattack
2 13 (20.31%) Management Information System
3 8 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (9.38%) CCTV
5 5 (7.81%) Data Centre
6 4 (6.25%) Public Cloud
6 4 (6.25%) Smartphone
7 2 (3.13%) Handset
7 2 (3.13%) NHS
8 1 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.56%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 40 (62.50%) Windows
2 29 (45.31%) Linux
3 26 (40.63%) Unix
4 4 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.13%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.56%) CentOS
7 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.75%) Cybersecurity
1 28 (43.75%) Network Monitoring
2 27 (42.19%) Patch Management
2 27 (42.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 27 (42.19%) Vulnerability Management
3 26 (40.63%) Case Management
4 25 (39.06%) Open Source
5 23 (35.94%) SIEM
6 16 (25.00%) Information Security
7 15 (23.44%) Root Cause Analysis
7 15 (23.44%) Security Monitoring
8 13 (20.31%) Security Operations
9 8 (12.50%) Test Scripting
10 7 (10.94%) DevOps
10 7 (10.94%) ITIL
10 7 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (10.94%) Process Improvement
11 5 (7.81%) Load Balancing
11 5 (7.81%) Network Design
12 4 (6.25%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.56%) C
1 1 (1.56%) Python
1 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 25 (39.06%) SC Cleared
3 16 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (18.75%) CCNA
5 10 (15.63%) CCNP
6 6 (9.38%) CISSP
6 6 (9.38%) SSCP
7 5 (7.81%) SANS
8 4 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (4.69%) CCIE
9 3 (4.69%) CCSA
9 3 (4.69%) Degree
9 3 (4.69%) DV Cleared
10 2 (3.13%) CCDP
10 2 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (3.13%) ISEB
10 2 (3.13%) ISTQB
10 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.56%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (7.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.56%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.56%) Firmware
3 1 (1.56%) NFS
3 1 (1.56%) Samba
3 1 (1.56%) vCloud
3 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (29.69%) QRadar
2 2 (3.13%) Forum Sentry
2 2 (3.13%) SCCM
3 1 (1.56%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 27 (42.19%) Splunk
2 26 (40.63%) AlienVault
2 26 (40.63%) Apple
3 25 (39.06%) Cisco
4 19 (29.69%) IBM
4 19 (29.69%) McAfee
5 8 (12.50%) VMware
6 5 (7.81%) Citrix
6 5 (7.81%) F5
6 5 (7.81%) Palo Alto
7 4 (6.25%) CheckPoint
7 4 (6.25%) Juniper
7 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
8 3 (4.69%) Meraki
9 2 (3.13%) BMC
9 2 (3.13%) Fortinet
9 2 (3.13%) HP
9 2 (3.13%) Infoblox
9 2 (3.13%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.56%) Dell