Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 52 75
Rank change year-on-year -35 +23 -18
Contract jobs citing WAN 57 121 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.93% 3.37% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 20.61% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 91 49
Manchester median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% +1.45%
10th Percentile £163 £291 £245
90th Percentile £500 £570 £471
North West median daily rate £384 £425 £390
% change year-on-year -9.71% +8.97% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 8
Manchester median hourly rate £28.00 £12.58 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +122.58% -10.14% -38.24%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.70 £12.75
90th Percentile £53.78 £14.25 £18.53
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +93.10% - -59.44%

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 399 587 465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.51% 16.36% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 335 253
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £115 £210 £208
90th Percentile £538 £546 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £408 £375
% change year-on-year -1.84% +8.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 34
Manchester median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £13.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +15.05% -17.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.05 £10.65
90th Percentile £41.00 £40.00 £31.80
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% -10.53%

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 17 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Manchester over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 11 £425 -5.56%
Altrincham - 3 £275 -
Wigan +2 2 - -
Stockport -2 1 - - 1
Rochdale - 1 - - 3
Ashton-under-Lyne - 1 £263 -
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 42 (73.68%) LAN
2 28 (49.12%) Firewall
3 24 (42.11%) VPN
3 24 (42.11%) Windows
4 21 (36.84%) VoIP
4 21 (36.84%) Cisco
5 16 (28.07%) TCP/IP
6 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
6 14 (24.56%) VMware
6 14 (24.56%) Data Centre
7 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (22.81%) Unix
8 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
8 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
8 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
9 11 (19.30%) DNS
10 10 (17.54%) Linux
10 10 (17.54%) ITIL
10 10 (17.54%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (17.54%) Apple
10 10 (17.54%) Wireless
10 10 (17.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 10 (17.54%) Vulnerability Management
10 10 (17.54%) QRadar
10 10 (17.54%) Case Management
10 10 (17.54%) Patch Management
10 10 (17.54%) Cyber Attack
10 10 (17.54%) Splunk
10 10 (17.54%) Elastic Stack
11 9 (15.79%) SANS

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 8 (14.04%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Office 365
2 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (73.68%) LAN
2 28 (49.12%) Firewall
3 24 (42.11%) VPN
4 21 (36.84%) VoIP
5 16 (28.07%) TCP/IP
6 11 (19.30%) DNS
7 10 (17.54%) Wireless
8 9 (15.79%) MPLS
8 9 (15.79%) SAN
9 8 (14.04%) DHCP
10 6 (10.53%) ISDN
10 6 (10.53%) PBX
11 5 (8.77%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (7.02%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (7.02%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (7.02%) Internet
12 4 (7.02%) IP Telephony
12 4 (7.02%) VLAN
13 3 (5.26%) NAS
13 3 (5.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Redis
1 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.51%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Analyst
1 16 (28.07%) Network Engineer
2 8 (14.04%) Architect
3 6 (10.53%) Security Analyst
4 5 (8.77%) Network Architect
5 4 (7.02%) Cisco Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Network Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.26%) Firewall Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) IT Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) IT Support
6 3 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.26%) Splunk Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Active Directory Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Data Centre
2 10 (17.54%) Cyber Attack
3 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) NHS
3 5 (8.77%) Public Cloud
3 5 (8.77%) Smartphone
4 4 (7.02%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (5.26%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.51%) iPhone
7 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.75%) BYOD
7 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.75%) Replication
7 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (42.11%) Windows
2 13 (22.81%) Unix
3 12 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 10 (17.54%) Linux
5 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) Case Management
1 10 (17.54%) ITIL
1 10 (17.54%) Patch Management
1 10 (17.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 10 (17.54%) Vulnerability Management
2 9 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
3 8 (14.04%) Analytics
3 8 (14.04%) Data Analytics
3 8 (14.04%) Migration
3 8 (14.04%) Security Monitoring
4 7 (12.28%) Network Design
4 7 (12.28%) Security Operations
5 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.02%) Time Management
6 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.26%) Service Management
7 2 (3.51%) Computer Security
7 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.51%) Information Security
7 2 (3.51%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) SQL
2 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.54%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (15.79%) CISSP
3 9 (15.79%) SANS
3 9 (15.79%) SSCP
4 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (14.04%) SC Cleared
5 7 (12.28%) CCNP
6 6 (10.53%) CCNA
7 5 (8.77%) MCSE
8 3 (5.26%) MCP
8 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.51%) MCITP
10 1 (1.75%) CCIE
10 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.75%) Degree
10 1 (1.75%) ISEB
10 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.26%) VMware NSX
4 2 (3.51%) Docker
4 2 (3.51%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.75%) Xen
5 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) QRadar
2 8 (14.04%) Nessus
2 8 (14.04%) Nexpose
2 8 (14.04%) Nmap
3 5 (8.77%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (3.51%) Kibana
4 2 (3.51%) logstash
4 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.75%) SCCM
5 1 (1.75%) SCOM
5 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Cisco
2 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
2 14 (24.56%) VMware
3 10 (17.54%) Apple
3 10 (17.54%) Splunk
4 9 (15.79%) Juniper
5 8 (14.04%) ArcSight
5 8 (14.04%) Intel
5 8 (14.04%) McAfee
5 8 (14.04%) Qualys
6 7 (12.28%) CheckPoint
6 7 (12.28%) ServiceNow
6 7 (12.28%) Snow
7 6 (10.53%) AlienVault
7 6 (10.53%) Citrix
8 5 (8.77%) F5
9 4 (7.02%) IBM
10 3 (5.26%) Riverbed
11 2 (3.51%) Aruba
11 2 (3.51%) Veeam