Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 85 67
Rank change year-on-year +2 -18 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 78 57 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.50% 2.01% 2.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.60% 14.14% 18.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 70
Manchester median daily rate £325 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -11.76% +25.93%
10th Percentile £194 £163 £305
90th Percentile £505 £500 £549
North West median daily rate £350 £380 £425
% change year-on-year -7.89% -10.59% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 £20.64 £12.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.50% +64.07% -10.14%
10th Percentile £23.15 £11.00 £10.70
90th Percentile £43.25 £79.33 £14.25
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £21.78 £12.58
% change year-on-year +33.15% +73.13% -13.24%

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 470 403 561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.06% 14.22% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 233 320
Manchester median daily rate £384 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.06% -0.06% +14.36%
10th Percentile £184 £142 £205
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 30
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -1.59% +8.62%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.63 £41.00 £40.38
North West median hourly rate £18.62 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.38% - -5.44%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 12 £250 -41.18% 5
Wigan 0 1 - -
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 73 (93.59%) LAN
2 57 (73.08%) Cisco
3 40 (51.28%) Firewall
4 28 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (34.62%) Windows
6 22 (28.21%) TCP/IP
7 21 (26.92%) Wireless
8 18 (23.08%) Telecoms
9 16 (20.51%) CCNP
9 16 (20.51%) CCNA
10 15 (19.23%) DNS
10 15 (19.23%) DHCP
10 15 (19.23%) Office 365
11 14 (17.95%) VMware
12 13 (16.67%) Active Directory
12 13 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (15.38%) Data Centre
13 12 (15.38%) VPN
13 12 (15.38%) ITIL
13 12 (15.38%) Citrix
13 12 (15.38%) TACACS
14 11 (14.10%) SAN
14 11 (14.10%) MPLS
14 11 (14.10%) VoIP
14 11 (14.10%) Windows Server
14 11 (14.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 11 (14.10%) SCCM
14 11 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (12.82%) Test Scripting

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 10 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.23%) Office 365
2 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.28%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (93.59%) LAN
2 40 (51.28%) Firewall
3 22 (28.21%) TCP/IP
4 21 (26.92%) Wireless
5 15 (19.23%) DHCP
5 15 (19.23%) DNS
6 12 (15.38%) TACACS
6 12 (15.38%) VPN
7 11 (14.10%) MPLS
7 11 (14.10%) SAN
7 11 (14.10%) VoIP
8 9 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (11.54%) Network Security
8 9 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (10.26%) Skype
9 8 (10.26%) VLAN
10 6 (7.69%) ISDN
10 6 (7.69%) SSL
11 5 (6.41%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (6.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) MySQL
1 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
1 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
1 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.28%) Law
2 1 (1.28%) Legal
2 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (42.31%) Network Engineer
2 8 (10.26%) Analyst
2 8 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (10.26%) Test Analyst
3 6 (7.69%) Architect
3 6 (7.69%) LAN Engineer
3 6 (7.69%) Network Specialist
4 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (6.41%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 5 (6.41%) SCCM Engineer
4 5 (6.41%) WAN Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
6 3 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (3.85%) Switch Engineer
7 2 (2.56%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (2.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (2.56%) Network Architect
7 2 (2.56%) Senior Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.56%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (2.56%) Middleware
3 1 (1.28%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 10 (12.82%) Handset
3 10 (12.82%) NHS
4 8 (10.26%) CCTV
5 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.13%) Smartphone
6 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.56%) Replication
7 2 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (34.62%) Windows
2 11 (14.10%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.85%) Linux
4 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.38%) ITIL
2 11 (14.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (12.82%) Test Scripting
4 9 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (11.54%) Time Management
5 8 (10.26%) Migration
6 6 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 6 (7.69%) Project Management
6 6 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 5 (6.41%) BCP
7 5 (6.41%) Network Design
7 5 (6.41%) Service Management
8 4 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (5.13%) Defect Management
8 4 (5.13%) Informatics
8 4 (5.13%) ITSM
8 4 (5.13%) Network Architecture
8 4 (5.13%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (5.13%) Network Segmentation
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.97%) SQL
2 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (35.90%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (20.51%) CCNA
2 16 (20.51%) CCNP
3 7 (8.97%) Degree
4 6 (7.69%) CCIE
4 6 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (5.13%) ISEB
6 4 (5.13%) MCSE
7 3 (3.85%) MBA
7 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.56%) CCDP
8 2 (2.56%) HP APS
8 2 (2.56%) ISTQB
8 2 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.28%) MCP
9 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 13 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.97%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (14.10%) SCCM
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.56%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.56%) Forum Sentry
3 2 (2.56%) OpenView
3 2 (2.56%) SCOM
4 1 (1.28%) Puppet
4 1 (1.28%) Terraform
Vendors
1 57 (73.08%) Cisco
2 14 (17.95%) VMware
3 13 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 12 (15.38%) Citrix
5 6 (7.69%) HP
6 3 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.85%) F5
6 3 (3.85%) ForeScout
6 3 (3.85%) Juniper
7 2 (2.56%) BMC
7 2 (2.56%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.56%) Infoblox
7 2 (2.56%) IronPort
7 2 (2.56%) Meraki
7 2 (2.56%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (2.56%) Nokia
7 2 (2.56%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.56%) Polycom
7 2 (2.56%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.56%) Veeam