Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 101 64
Rank change year-on-year +20 -37 +30
Contract jobs citing WAN 67 54 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.36% 1.67% 2.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 13.20% 18.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 34 50
Manchester median daily rate £400 £275 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -35.29% +12.43%
10th Percentile £163 £103 £160
90th Percentile £533 £484 £576
North West median daily rate £375 £365 £388
% change year-on-year +2.74% -5.81% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 7
Manchester median hourly rate £25.67 £28.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.32% +43.59% +56.00%
10th Percentile £22.58 £14.98 £11.00
90th Percentile £32.20 £33.13 £92.10
North West median hourly rate £24.09 £28.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -13.98% +77.78% +21.15%

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 335 409 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.80% 12.67% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 250 220
Manchester median daily rate £425 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.90% -2.44% -
10th Percentile £197 £180 £163
90th Percentile £588 £563 £546
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 49 39
Manchester median hourly rate £16.75 £18.62 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.04% +20.13% +3.33%
10th Percentile £12.55 £12.71 £11.00
90th Percentile £30.34 £45.50 £41.00
North West median hourly rate £17.10 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.60% +9.68% +3.33%

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 July 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 17 July 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 17 July 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 +6 9 £425 +16.44% 6
Stockport - 6 £225 - 5
Altrincham - 1 £313 -
Bolton - 1 - - 1
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 61 (91.04%) LAN
2 40 (59.70%) Firewall
3 39 (58.21%) Windows
4 34 (50.75%) VoIP
5 33 (49.25%) VPN
6 31 (46.27%) Cisco
7 30 (44.78%) TCP/IP
8 28 (41.79%) Network Monitoring
9 25 (37.31%) Patch Management
10 21 (31.34%) Splunk
10 21 (31.34%) Vulnerability Management
10 21 (31.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 21 (31.34%) SC Cleared
10 21 (31.34%) Security Cleared
10 21 (31.34%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (31.34%) Linux
11 20 (29.85%) Unix
11 20 (29.85%) Apple
11 20 (29.85%) Cybersecurity
11 20 (29.85%) Cyberattack
11 20 (29.85%) AlienVault
11 20 (29.85%) Case Management
12 19 (28.36%) Elastic Stack
12 19 (28.36%) Open Source
13 17 (25.37%) SIEM
14 15 (22.39%) Wi-Fi
15 14 (20.90%) Active Directory
15 14 (20.90%) CCNP
16 13 (19.40%) IBM
16 13 (19.40%) McAfee

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 3 (4.48%) IIS
1 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.99%) WordPress
3 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.43%) Office 365
2 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.48%) G Suite
5 1 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 61 (91.04%) LAN
2 40 (59.70%) Firewall
3 34 (50.75%) VoIP
4 33 (49.25%) VPN
5 30 (44.78%) TCP/IP
6 15 (22.39%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (16.42%) DHCP
7 11 (16.42%) DNS
7 11 (16.42%) MPLS
8 9 (13.43%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (13.43%) VLAN
9 6 (8.96%) PBX
9 6 (8.96%) Wireless
10 5 (7.46%) BGP
10 5 (7.46%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (7.46%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (7.46%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (7.46%) IP Telephony
10 5 (7.46%) Network Security
11 4 (5.97%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (17.91%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.99%) Legal
3 1 (1.49%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (25.37%) Analyst
2 14 (20.90%) Security Analyst
3 10 (14.93%) Architect
3 10 (14.93%) Network Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) Network Architect
5 7 (10.45%) Network Specialist
6 5 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (7.46%) Cisco Architect
6 5 (7.46%) Cisco Network Architect
6 5 (7.46%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) SIEM Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) SOC Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Splunk Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Security Specialist
7 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.48%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Technical Security Specialist
7 3 (4.48%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (4.48%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.36%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (5.97%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.85%) Cyberattack
2 10 (14.93%) Management Information System
3 8 (11.94%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.96%) Data Centre
5 5 (7.46%) Smartphone
6 4 (5.97%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.49%) Handset
8 1 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.49%) NHS
8 1 (1.49%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (58.21%) Windows
2 21 (31.34%) Linux
3 20 (29.85%) Unix
4 10 (14.93%) Windows Server
5 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.48%) Android
6 3 (4.48%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.79%) Network Monitoring
2 25 (37.31%) Patch Management
3 21 (31.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 21 (31.34%) Vulnerability Management
4 20 (29.85%) Case Management
4 20 (29.85%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (28.36%) Open Source
6 17 (25.37%) SIEM
7 12 (17.91%) Security Operations
8 11 (16.42%) DevOps
8 11 (16.42%) Information Security
9 10 (14.93%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (14.93%) Security Monitoring
10 9 (13.43%) Network Design
11 8 (11.94%) ITIL
11 8 (11.94%) Load Balancing
12 7 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
13 5 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (7.46%) Process Improvement
14 4 (5.97%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 21 (31.34%) Cisco Certification
1 21 (31.34%) SC Cleared
1 21 (31.34%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.90%) CCNP
3 8 (11.94%) CCNA
4 6 (8.96%) CCIE
5 4 (5.97%) CCIE Data Center
5 4 (5.97%) CISSP
5 4 (5.97%) SSCP
6 3 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (4.48%) Degree
6 3 (4.48%) ISEB
6 3 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.48%) SANS
7 1 (1.49%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.49%) CCDA
7 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (20.90%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.46%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.99%) Firmware
4 2 (2.99%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (19.40%) QRadar
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (4.48%) SCCM
2 3 (4.48%) Stealthwatch
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (2.99%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 31 (46.27%) Cisco
2 21 (31.34%) Splunk
3 20 (29.85%) AlienVault
3 20 (29.85%) Apple
4 13 (19.40%) IBM
4 13 (19.40%) McAfee
5 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
6 6 (8.96%) VMware
7 5 (7.46%) F5
7 5 (7.46%) Meraki
8 4 (5.97%) Juniper
8 4 (5.97%) Riverbed
9 3 (4.48%) Google
9 3 (4.48%) SonicWALL
9 3 (4.48%) Symantec
10 2 (2.99%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.99%) CA
10 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.99%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.99%) Palo Alto