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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 64 52 59
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing LAN 9 21 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.07% 2.41% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.38% 18.10% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 4
Average daily rate £273 £425 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.88% +88.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £268 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £347 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -0.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.26% +8.04%
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
122 116 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.44% 13.33% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 71 38
Average daily rate £350 £400 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £310 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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 11 (57.89%) WAN
2 8 (42.11%) VoIP
3 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
3 7 (36.84%) MPLS
4 6 (31.58%) Firewall
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) ITIL
6 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
6 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
6 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
6 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
6 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
7 3 (15.79%) Finance
7 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
7 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) Network Design
7 3 (15.79%) VPN
7 3 (15.79%) Linux
8 2 (10.53%) DNS
8 2 (10.53%) SLA
8 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
8 2 (10.53%) DHCP
8 2 (10.53%) HP
8 2 (10.53%) Avaya
8 2 (10.53%) Juniper
8 2 (10.53%) SAN
8 2 (10.53%) RSVP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) WAN
2 8 (42.11%) VoIP
3 7 (36.84%) MPLS
4 6 (31.58%) Firewall
5 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
6 3 (15.79%) VPN
7 2 (10.53%) DHCP
7 2 (10.53%) DNS
7 2 (10.53%) RSVP
7 2 (10.53%) SAN
8 1 (5.26%) 2G
8 1 (5.26%) 3G
8 1 (5.26%) 4G
8 1 (5.26%) BGP-4
8 1 (5.26%) DMZ
8 1 (5.26%) Internet
8 1 (5.26%) NAS
8 1 (5.26%) OSPF
8 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (5.26%) Wireless
General
1 4 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Architect
2 3 (15.79%) Designer
2 3 (15.79%) Implementation Manager
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Network Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Principal Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Telephony Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Collaboration Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Deployment Team Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Service Assurance Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.26%) WAN Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
2 2 (10.53%) Handset
2 2 (10.53%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
3 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Android
4 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
1 4 (21.05%) PRINCE2
2 3 (15.79%) Network Design
2 3 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (10.53%) Change Control
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (10.53%) Document Management
3 2 (10.53%) High Availability
3 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 2 (10.53%) Presales
3 2 (10.53%) Supplier Management
4 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.26%) ITSM
4 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Avaya
3 2 (10.53%) HP
3 2 (10.53%) Juniper
4 1 (5.26%) Altiris
4 1 (5.26%) Apple
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) LANDesk
4 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.26%) VMware