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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 57 45 42
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 13 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.41% 2.59% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.44% 22.68% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 4
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £165 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -69.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -13.58%
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
90 97 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.79% 11.40% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 64 32
Average daily rate £420 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.45% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £231 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
Average hourly rate £34.00 £22.50 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% -42.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £14.50 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £22.50 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 19 (76.00%) WAN
2 13 (52.00%) Windows
3 10 (40.00%) VoIP
4 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (28.00%) Cisco
5 7 (28.00%) Citrix
5 7 (28.00%) VMware
6 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (24.00%) Linux
6 6 (24.00%) ITIL
7 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 5 (20.00%) Firewall
8 4 (16.00%) Migration
8 4 (16.00%) SAN
8 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (16.00%) MS Office
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
8 4 (16.00%) CCNA
8 4 (16.00%) Network Design
9 3 (12.00%) Ruby
9 3 (12.00%) Ubuntu
9 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (12.00%) SCCM
9 3 (12.00%) Samba
9 3 (12.00%) Debian
9 3 (12.00%) NetBackup
9 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
9 3 (12.00%) Puppet

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (12.00%) Apache
1 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (12.00%) nginx
1 3 (12.00%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (76.00%) WAN
2 10 (40.00%) VoIP
3 5 (20.00%) Firewall
4 4 (16.00%) SAN
5 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (8.00%) PABX
6 2 (8.00%) OpenScape
6 2 (8.00%) VPN
6 2 (8.00%) Intranet
7 1 (4.00%) MPLS
7 1 (4.00%) RSVP
7 1 (4.00%) DNS
7 1 (4.00%) DHCP
7 1 (4.00%) VLAN
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Hudson
1 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Consultant
2 4 (16.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Network Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Design Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Network Design Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Design Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Voice Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Designer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Statistics
2 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (8.00%) Handset
3 1 (4.00%) Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 6 (24.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.00%) UNIX
4 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.00%) Debian
4 3 (12.00%) Ubuntu
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) CentOS
4 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (16.00%) Network Design
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (12.00%) DevOps
5 2 (8.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (8.00%) Service Management
5 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.00%) ITSM
6 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.00%) Change Management
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.00%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Perl
1 3 (12.00%) PHP
1 3 (12.00%) Python
1 3 (12.00%) Ruby
1 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.00%) CCNA
3 2 (8.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) MCP
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) MCSA
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.00%) MCITP
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Samba
2 3 (12.00%) Postfix
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
1 3 (12.00%) Puppet
1 3 (12.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (12.00%) Ansible
1 3 (12.00%) Salt
2 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Cisco
1 7 (28.00%) Citrix
1 7 (28.00%) VMware
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) HP
3 3 (12.00%) Symantec
4 2 (8.00%) BT
5 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint