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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 58 40 38
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.84% 3.15% 3.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.04% 26.51% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 10
Average daily rate
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£425 £250 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.00% -15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £114 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -73.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -
WAN
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
113 83 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.24% 11.87% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 40 54
Average daily rate £400 £278 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.14% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £164 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
Average hourly rate £13.25 £13.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -61.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.91 £13.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £20.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 34 (94.44%) LAN
2 23 (63.89%) Citrix
2 23 (63.89%) Firewall
3 21 (58.33%) VMware
4 16 (44.44%) Ruby
4 16 (44.44%) Ubuntu
4 16 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (44.44%) CentOS
4 16 (44.44%) XenServer
4 16 (44.44%) Puppet
4 16 (44.44%) Hudson
4 16 (44.44%) Bash Shell
4 16 (44.44%) Jenkins
4 16 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (44.44%) DevOps
4 16 (44.44%) Salt
4 16 (44.44%) LAMP
4 16 (44.44%) Samba
4 16 (44.44%) Red Hat
4 16 (44.44%) Perl
4 16 (44.44%) PHP
4 16 (44.44%) Windows
4 16 (44.44%) Linux
4 16 (44.44%) Apache
4 16 (44.44%) LDAP
5 14 (38.89%) CCNA
5 14 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
7 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 16 (44.44%) Apache
2 5 (13.89%) nginx
2 5 (13.89%) Confluence
2 5 (13.89%) MediaWiki
3 4 (11.11%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) MS Office
2 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 34 (94.44%) LAN
2 23 (63.89%) Firewall
3 16 (44.44%) LDAP
4 7 (19.44%) VPN
5 6 (16.67%) Network Security
6 5 (13.89%) IPsec
6 5 (13.89%) OSPF
6 5 (13.89%) BGP
6 5 (13.89%) EIGRP
6 5 (13.89%) IPv6
7 2 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.78%) VoIP
8 1 (2.78%) DHCP
8 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.78%) DNS
8 1 (2.78%) Fast Ethernet
8 1 (2.78%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (13.89%) MySQL
1 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.33%) MS Access
3 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (44.44%) Hudson
1 16 (44.44%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 5 (13.89%) Subversion
2 5 (13.89%) JIRA
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Database Developer
6 2 (5.56%) VBA Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.78%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (2.78%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Wiki
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Ubuntu
1 16 (44.44%) CentOS
1 16 (44.44%) Windows
1 16 (44.44%) Linux
2 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (13.89%) Debian
4 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
1 16 (44.44%) DevOps
2 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.89%) Data Modelling
3 5 (13.89%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (13.89%) Build Automation
3 5 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (13.89%) Database Theory
3 5 (13.89%) Relational Database Theory
4 2 (5.56%) ITIL
5 1 (2.78%) Project Management
5 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.78%) Change Management
5 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.78%) Data Management
5 1 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (44.44%) Ruby
1 16 (44.44%) Bash Shell
1 16 (44.44%) Perl
1 16 (44.44%) PHP
2 9 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (13.89%) Java
4 4 (11.11%) VBA
5 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) CCNA
1 14 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
2 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) CCNP
System Software
1 16 (44.44%) XenServer
1 16 (44.44%) Samba
2 8 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (13.89%) Postfix
5 2 (5.56%) XenApp
5 2 (5.56%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (44.44%) Puppet
1 16 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (44.44%) Salt
2 5 (13.89%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.78%) WSUS
3 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (63.89%) Citrix
2 21 (58.33%) VMware
3 16 (44.44%) Red Hat
4 7 (19.44%) Cisco
5 4 (11.11%) Teradata
6 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.78%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.78%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.78%) SAP
7 1 (2.78%) Business Objects