Period
to 28 May 2020

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 28 May 2020 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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 62 84 105
Rank change year-on-year +22 +21 -28
Contract jobs citing WAN 33 60 49
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Manchester 2.26% 2.23% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.19% 18.46% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 31 30
Median daily rate £400 £425 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +44.68% -23.20%
10th Percentile £170 £213 £103
90th Percentile £439 £500 £489
North West median daily rate £363 £375 £361
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.98% +3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 14
Median hourly rate £11.21 £25.67 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.32% +20.80% +93.18%
10th Percentile £8.76 £22.58 £15.95
90th Percentile £13.89 £32.20 £31.50
North West median hourly rate £50.50 £24.09 £21.70
% change year-on-year +109.67% +10.99% +40.00%

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 192 325 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.16% 12.10% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 196 256
Median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £168 £213 £178
90th Percentile £543 £575 £606
North West median daily rate £363 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -14.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 56
Median hourly rate £16.21 £16.88 £17.76
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.93% -4.98% +42.08%
10th Percentile £9.60 £13.92 £12.75
90th Percentile £20.75 £30.34 £35.63
Median hourly rate £50.50 £17.21 £16.96
% change year-on-year +193.52% +1.46% +9.40%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing WAN as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Manchester

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing WAN in Manchester.

Daily rate trend for WAN in Manchester

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing WAN in Manchester over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for WAN in Manchester

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing WAN in Manchester.

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 6 months to 28 May 2020. 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 0 2 - -
Bolton - 2 - -
Cheadle - 1 £115 -
Rochdale - 1 - -
WAN
North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 24 (72.73%) LAN
2 18 (54.55%) Cisco
3 16 (48.48%) Data Centre
4 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (33.33%) Firewall
6 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
6 10 (30.30%) Windows
6 10 (30.30%) Wireless
7 9 (27.27%) Windows Server
8 8 (24.24%) VPN
8 8 (24.24%) Service Management
8 8 (24.24%) MPLS
9 7 (21.21%) Hyper-V
9 7 (21.21%) Azure
10 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
10 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
10 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 5 (15.15%) SaaS
11 5 (15.15%) PaaS
11 5 (15.15%) Office 365
11 5 (15.15%) DNS
11 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
11 5 (15.15%) WLAN
11 5 (15.15%) DHCP
11 5 (15.15%) CCNP
11 5 (15.15%) CCNA
11 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared

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 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) IIS
3 2 (6.06%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) assyst
1 1 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Azure
2 5 (15.15%) Office 365
2 5 (15.15%) PaaS
2 5 (15.15%) SaaS
3 3 (9.09%) AWS
3 3 (9.09%) IaaS
4 2 (6.06%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 24 (72.73%) LAN
2 11 (33.33%) Firewall
3 10 (30.30%) Wireless
4 8 (24.24%) MPLS
4 8 (24.24%) VPN
5 5 (15.15%) DHCP
5 5 (15.15%) DNS
5 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
5 5 (15.15%) WLAN
6 4 (12.12%) Network Security
7 2 (6.06%) 4G
7 2 (6.06%) BGP
7 2 (6.06%) Ethernet
7 2 (6.06%) Internet
7 2 (6.06%) OSPF
7 2 (6.06%) SAN
7 2 (6.06%) VoIP
7 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.03%) FCAPS
8 1 (3.03%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) GitLab
1 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.06%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.12%) Public Sector
1 4 (12.12%) Retail
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Network Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Security Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Architect
4 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) IT Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) IT Security Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Delivery Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.06%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (48.48%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) CMDB
3 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.09%) Linux
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Service Management
2 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (15.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (12.12%) Capacity Management
4 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
4 4 (12.12%) ITIL
4 4 (12.12%) Operational Stability
4 4 (12.12%) Security Patching
4 4 (12.12%) SIEM
5 3 (9.09%) Change Management
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
5 3 (9.09%) Migration
5 3 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (9.09%) Network Management
5 3 (9.09%) Project Delivery
5 3 (9.09%) Risk Management
5 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.06%) Information Security
6 2 (6.06%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 3 (9.09%) Python
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) CCNA
3 5 (15.15%) CCNP
3 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.12%) CCIE
5 1 (3.03%) ACSA
5 1 (3.03%) ACSP
5 1 (3.03%) CCIE Routing and Switching
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) BS7799
1 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.06%) PMO
2 2 (6.06%) SLA
3 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.21%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCOM
2 2 (6.06%) Terraform
3 1 (3.03%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.03%) Icinga
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.03%) Observium
3 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (54.55%) Cisco
2 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) Meraki
4 3 (9.09%) Fortinet
5 2 (6.06%) Aruba
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix
5 2 (6.06%) Palo Alto
5 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.03%) BMC
6 1 (3.03%) Cramer
6 1 (3.03%) EMC
6 1 (3.03%) F5
6 1 (3.03%) Infoblox
6 1 (3.03%) Ivanti
6 1 (3.03%) Juniper
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.03%) Remedy
6 1 (3.03%) Sophos
6 1 (3.03%) VMware