The first table below looks at the demand for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bristol region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 39 37 53
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +16
Contract jobs citing LAN 29 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 3.95% 2.07% 1.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.21% 15.38% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 £33.25 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.36% +56.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
96 65 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.06% 13.49% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 26 48
Average daily rate £400 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £39.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +82.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £46.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
LAN
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LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Bristol region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Bristol region.

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAN.

1 42 (97.67%) WAN
2 36 (83.72%) Windows
3 22 (51.16%) Firewall
4 18 (41.86%) Red Hat
4 18 (41.86%) Linux
4 18 (41.86%) VMware
5 17 (39.53%) Samba
6 16 (37.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (34.88%) ITIL
8 12 (27.91%) Apache
8 12 (27.91%) VPN
8 12 (27.91%) Debian
8 12 (27.91%) Ruby
8 12 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (27.91%) Bash Shell
8 12 (27.91%) Puppet
8 12 (27.91%) DevOps
9 11 (25.58%) Jenkins
9 11 (25.58%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (25.58%) Hudson
9 11 (25.58%) ZABBIX
9 11 (25.58%) nginx
9 11 (25.58%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (25.58%) Network Security
9 11 (25.58%) Ubuntu
9 11 (25.58%) LAMP
9 11 (25.58%) Citrix
10 10 (23.26%) Java
10 10 (23.26%) Perl
10 10 (23.26%) PHP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing LAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (27.91%) Apache
2 11 (25.58%) nginx
3 9 (20.93%) Confluence
3 9 (20.93%) MediaWiki
4 5 (11.63%) Lync
5 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (97.67%) WAN
2 22 (51.16%) Firewall
3 12 (27.91%) VPN
4 11 (25.58%) Network Security
5 9 (20.93%) IPsec
5 9 (20.93%) IPv6
5 9 (20.93%) OSPF
5 9 (20.93%) BGP
5 9 (20.93%) EIGRP
5 9 (20.93%) LDAP
6 5 (11.63%) VoIP
7 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.33%) PBX
7 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) MySQL
1 9 (20.93%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (20.93%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Hudson
1 11 (25.58%) Jenkins
2 10 (23.26%) Git (software)
3 9 (20.93%) Subversion
3 9 (20.93%) JIRA
General
1 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Coordinator
2 7 (16.28%) Administrator
3 5 (11.63%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (9.30%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (9.30%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.65%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Project Coordinator
6 2 (4.65%) IT Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Technician
6 2 (4.65%) Systems Support
6 2 (4.65%) Support Specialist
7 1 (2.33%) Technical Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Wiki
2 3 (6.98%) Animation
3 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 36 (83.72%) Windows
2 18 (41.86%) Linux
3 12 (27.91%) Debian
4 11 (25.58%) Ubuntu
5 10 (23.26%) CentOS
5 10 (23.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
7 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (34.88%) ITIL
3 12 (27.91%) DevOps
4 11 (25.58%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (25.58%) Capacity Planning
5 9 (20.93%) Data Modelling
6 5 (11.63%) Data Security
7 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2
7 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.65%) Project Management
8 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
9 1 (2.33%) Migration
9 1 (2.33%) SOA
9 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
9 1 (2.33%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) Ruby
1 12 (27.91%) Bash Shell
2 10 (23.26%) Java
2 10 (23.26%) Perl
2 10 (23.26%) PHP
3 9 (20.93%) SQL
4 6 (13.95%) Python
4 6 (13.95%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) CCNA
1 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 17 (39.53%) Samba
2 12 (27.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (23.26%) Postfix
4 9 (20.93%) XenServer
5 6 (13.95%) NFS
5 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
6 1 (2.33%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (27.91%) Puppet
2 11 (25.58%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.33%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Red Hat
1 18 (41.86%) VMware
2 11 (25.58%) Citrix
3 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.30%) HP
5 3 (6.98%) NetApp
6 2 (4.65%) Acronis
7 1 (2.33%) Avaya
7 1 (2.33%) Dell
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco
7 1 (2.33%) IBM