The table below looks at the statistics for WAN 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 WAN 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
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 60 44 45
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.09% 2.70% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 23.71% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 19 5
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£325 £419 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.43% +21.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £168 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £309
% change year-on-year
- +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -11.62%
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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%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing WAN 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 WAN.

1 19 (79.17%) LAN
2 11 (45.83%) Windows
3 10 (41.67%) VoIP
3 10 (41.67%) Citrix
4 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 8 (33.33%) Cisco
6 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
7 6 (25.00%) Firewall
7 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (25.00%) ITIL
7 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (20.83%) Linux
8 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (16.67%) Migration
9 4 (16.67%) VMware
9 4 (16.67%) MS Office
9 4 (16.67%) CCNA
9 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
9 4 (16.67%) Network Design
9 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
10 3 (12.50%) CentOS
10 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (12.50%) Puppet
10 3 (12.50%) Hudson
10 3 (12.50%) Postfix
10 3 (12.50%) nginx
10 3 (12.50%) Ruby
10 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (12.50%) Ubuntu
10 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region citing WAN 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 WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) Apache
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (12.50%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (79.17%) LAN
2 10 (41.67%) VoIP
3 6 (25.00%) Firewall
4 3 (12.50%) DNS
4 3 (12.50%) SAN
4 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.33%) Intranet
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (8.33%) PABX
5 2 (8.33%) OpenScape
6 1 (4.17%) VLAN
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (4.17%) VPN
6 1 (4.17%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Hudson
1 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Consultant
1 5 (20.83%) Network Engineer
1 5 (20.83%) Project Manager
2 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Network Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Design Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Network Design Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Design Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Design Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Voice Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Pre Sales Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Firewall Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Handset
2 2 (8.33%) Statistics
2 2 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (45.83%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Linux
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) UNIX
4 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 3 (12.50%) Debian
4 3 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 3 (12.50%) CentOS
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Configuration Management
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Network Design
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (12.50%) Project Management
4 3 (12.50%) DevOps
5 2 (8.33%) Change Control
5 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) ITSM
5 2 (8.33%) Supplier Management
5 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.17%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (4.17%) Change Management
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Perl
1 3 (12.50%) PHP
1 3 (12.50%) Python
1 3 (12.50%) Ruby
1 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (8.33%) CCNP
4 1 (4.17%) MCP
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) MCSA
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.17%) MCITP
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) Samba
2 3 (12.50%) Postfix
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
1 3 (12.50%) Puppet
1 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (12.50%) Ansible
1 3 (12.50%) Salt
2 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Citrix
2 8 (33.33%) Cisco
3 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (16.67%) VMware
5 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.33%) BT
6 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.17%) Juniper
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp