The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 52 56 40
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -16
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 14 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.12% 1.59% 3.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.95% 15.05% 34.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 9
Median daily rate £340 £338 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -20.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 15
Median hourly rate - £28.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +42.85%
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
139 93 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 16.37% 10.53% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 61 44
Median daily rate £360 £355 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% -13.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 19
Median hourly rate £10.50 £22.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.09% +30.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £22.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £28.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for WAN.

1 23 (95.83%) LAN
2 18 (75.00%) Cisco
3 14 (58.33%) Data Centre
4 13 (54.17%) Firewall
5 9 (37.50%) ITIL
6 8 (33.33%) Windows
6 8 (33.33%) VPN
6 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 8 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (25.00%) Project Management
7 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (25.00%) IaaS
7 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
8 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
8 5 (20.83%) Degree
8 5 (20.83%) Matrix Management
8 5 (20.83%) Billing
8 5 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (20.83%) Windows 8
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
8 5 (20.83%) XenApp
8 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
8 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
8 5 (20.83%) Skype for Business
8 5 (20.83%) Unified Communications

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.83%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) Mule
2 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) IaaS
2 3 (12.50%) Office 365
3 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (95.83%) LAN
2 13 (54.17%) Firewall
3 8 (33.33%) VPN
3 8 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (20.83%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (20.83%) DHCP
4 5 (20.83%) DNS
4 5 (20.83%) Skype
4 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
4 5 (20.83%) Unified Communications
5 4 (16.67%) ADSL
6 3 (12.50%) Ethernet
6 3 (12.50%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 3 (12.50%) MPLS
6 3 (12.50%) Wireless
7 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (8.33%) PABX
7 2 (8.33%) SAN
7 2 (8.33%) VoIP
8 1 (4.17%) WLAN
General
1 5 (20.83%) Billing
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Senior Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Network Technician
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Network Support
3 4 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Telecoms Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Telecoms Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Network Support Technician
5 2 (8.33%) Programme Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Programme Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Service Assurance Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Service Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 4 (16.67%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
2 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
2 5 (20.83%) Windows 8
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (12.50%) Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Android
4 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (25.00%) Project Management
3 5 (20.83%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (20.83%) Matrix Management
3 5 (20.83%) Six Sigma
4 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) Change Management
5 2 (8.33%) DevOps
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.33%) Service Design
5 2 (8.33%) Time Management
5 2 (8.33%) TOGAF
6 1 (4.17%) Change Control
6 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (4.17%) Network Design
6 1 (4.17%) Network Optimisation
6 1 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
1 5 (20.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (20.83%) Degree
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) MCSE
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (4.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) Hyper-V
2 5 (20.83%) VMware ESX
2 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (20.83%) XenApp
2 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) Ansible
2 2 (8.33%) Puppet
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Intune
3 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) Cisco
2 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.83%) Intel Security
3 5 (20.83%) NEC
3 5 (20.83%) Oracle
3 5 (20.83%) VMware
4 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 4 (16.67%) Dell
4 4 (16.67%) Palo Alto
4 4 (16.67%) Wyse
5 2 (8.33%) Google
6 1 (4.17%) Altiris
6 1 (4.17%) AppSense