The table below looks at the statistics 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 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 55 53 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Contract jobs citing LAN 16 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.86% 1.41% 3.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.41% 15.94% 31.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 12
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £199
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +38.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £136 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £411 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £353 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +12.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £19.75 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+14.88% +21.53%
LAN
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
111 69 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.92% 8.83% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 32 39
Average daily rate £375 £278 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +38.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £441 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £9.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -55.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 2015, 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 37 (84.09%) WAN
2 23 (52.27%) Citrix
2 23 (52.27%) Firewall
3 20 (45.45%) VMware
4 17 (38.64%) Windows
4 17 (38.64%) SC Cleared
4 17 (38.64%) Security Cleared
5 16 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (36.36%) CentOS
5 16 (36.36%) Ruby
5 16 (36.36%) Ubuntu
5 16 (36.36%) XenServer
5 16 (36.36%) Bash Shell
5 16 (36.36%) Puppet
5 16 (36.36%) Hudson
5 16 (36.36%) Jenkins
5 16 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (36.36%) DevOps
5 16 (36.36%) Salt
5 16 (36.36%) Linux
5 16 (36.36%) Apache
5 16 (36.36%) LDAP
5 16 (36.36%) Perl
5 16 (36.36%) PHP
5 16 (36.36%) Red Hat
5 16 (36.36%) LAMP
5 16 (36.36%) Samba
6 14 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (31.82%) CCNA
7 13 (29.55%) Cisco

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 16 (36.36%) Apache
2 5 (11.36%) nginx
2 5 (11.36%) Confluence
2 5 (11.36%) MediaWiki
3 3 (6.82%) SAS
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Office
2 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 37 (84.09%) WAN
2 23 (52.27%) Firewall
3 16 (36.36%) LDAP
4 7 (15.91%) VPN
5 6 (13.64%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (13.64%) Network Security
6 5 (11.36%) IPsec
6 5 (11.36%) IPv6
6 5 (11.36%) OSPF
6 5 (11.36%) BGP
6 5 (11.36%) EIGRP
7 2 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.27%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (2.27%) VoIP
8 1 (2.27%) DHCP
8 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.27%) Fast Ethernet
8 1 (2.27%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.36%) MySQL
1 5 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (11.36%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.82%) MS Access
3 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (36.36%) Hudson
1 16 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 5 (11.36%) Subversion
2 5 (11.36%) JIRA
2 5 (11.36%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Law
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (36.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (25.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 9 (20.45%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (13.64%) Network Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Architect
5 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.82%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Help Desk Support
7 2 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (36.36%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Wiki
2 3 (6.82%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.82%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) PDA
4 1 (2.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (38.64%) Windows
2 16 (36.36%) Linux
2 16 (36.36%) Ubuntu
2 16 (36.36%) CentOS
3 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (11.36%) Debian
5 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
1 16 (36.36%) DevOps
2 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.36%) Data Modelling
3 5 (11.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (11.36%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (11.36%) Build Automation
3 5 (11.36%) Database Theory
3 5 (11.36%) Relational Database Theory
4 3 (6.82%) ITIL
5 1 (2.27%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (36.36%) Perl
1 16 (36.36%) PHP
1 16 (36.36%) Ruby
1 16 (36.36%) Bash Shell
2 8 (18.18%) SQL
3 5 (11.36%) Java
4 3 (6.82%) VBA
5 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (38.64%) SC Cleared
1 17 (38.64%) Security Cleared
2 14 (31.82%) CCNA
2 14 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.55%) CCNP
4 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) Samba
1 16 (36.36%) XenServer
2 10 (22.73%) Active Directory
3 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (11.36%) Postfix
5 1 (2.27%) XenApp
5 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (36.36%) Puppet
1 16 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (36.36%) Salt
2 5 (11.36%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.27%) WSUS
3 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) Citrix
2 20 (45.45%) VMware
3 16 (36.36%) Red Hat
4 13 (29.55%) Cisco
5 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.82%) Teradata
7 1 (2.27%) SAP
7 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
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