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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 56 53 48
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.86% 1.81% 1.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.79% 18.48% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£438 £425 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +78.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.53% -19.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +21.73%
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
116 92 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.49% 9.80% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 47 42
Average daily rate £360 £375 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £198 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Average hourly rate £18.13 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.72 £18.50 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 30 (96.77%) LAN
2 21 (67.74%) Windows
3 19 (61.29%) Firewall
4 16 (51.61%) Citrix
5 14 (45.16%) Linux
5 14 (45.16%) Perl
5 14 (45.16%) PHP
5 14 (45.16%) Ruby
5 14 (45.16%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (45.16%) Bash Shell
5 14 (45.16%) Puppet
5 14 (45.16%) Hudson
5 14 (45.16%) Jenkins
5 14 (45.16%) DevOps
6 13 (41.94%) Salt
6 13 (41.94%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (38.71%) VMware
7 12 (38.71%) CCNA
7 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
7 12 (38.71%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (35.48%) XenServer
9 10 (32.26%) CentOS
9 10 (32.26%) Samba
9 10 (32.26%) Ubuntu
9 10 (32.26%) Apache
10 9 (29.03%) VPN
10 9 (29.03%) Debian
10 9 (29.03%) nginx
10 9 (29.03%) Postfix

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (32.26%) Apache
2 9 (29.03%) nginx
3 6 (19.35%) Confluence
3 6 (19.35%) MediaWiki
4 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (96.77%) LAN
2 19 (61.29%) Firewall
3 9 (29.03%) VPN
4 8 (25.81%) Network Security
5 7 (22.58%) EIGRP
5 7 (22.58%) LDAP
5 7 (22.58%) OSPF
6 6 (19.35%) BGP
6 6 (19.35%) IPv6
6 6 (19.35%) IPsec
7 5 (16.13%) VoIP
8 2 (6.45%) DHCP
8 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
8 2 (6.45%) DNS
8 2 (6.45%) OpenScape
8 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (6.45%) PABX
9 1 (3.23%) Cisco ISE
9 1 (3.23%) NX-OS
9 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) MySQL
1 6 (19.35%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (19.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (45.16%) Hudson
1 14 (45.16%) Jenkins
2 6 (19.35%) Subversion
2 6 (19.35%) JIRA
2 6 (19.35%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (35.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Architect
4 4 (12.90%) Network Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.68%) Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (6.45%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 2 (6.45%) Voice Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Wiki
2 3 (9.68%) Fat Client
2 3 (9.68%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.45%) Handset
3 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.23%) NHS
4 1 (3.23%) Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) PDA
4 1 (3.23%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 14 (45.16%) Linux
3 10 (32.26%) CentOS
3 10 (32.26%) Ubuntu
4 9 (29.03%) Debian
5 7 (22.58%) UNIX
5 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
8 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Continuous Integration
1 14 (45.16%) DevOps
2 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
3 6 (19.35%) Data Modelling
3 6 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (19.35%) Database Theory
3 6 (19.35%) Relational Database Theory
3 6 (19.35%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (19.35%) Build Automation
4 5 (16.13%) ITIL
5 2 (6.45%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.45%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Perl
1 14 (45.16%) PHP
1 14 (45.16%) Ruby
1 14 (45.16%) Bash Shell
2 8 (25.81%) Python
3 6 (19.35%) SQL
4 5 (16.13%) Java
5 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (38.71%) CCNA
1 12 (38.71%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.45%) CCNP
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (35.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (35.48%) XenServer
3 10 (32.26%) Samba
4 9 (29.03%) Postfix
5 6 (19.35%) iptables
6 1 (3.23%) XenApp
6 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (45.16%) Puppet
2 13 (41.94%) Opscode Chef
2 13 (41.94%) Salt
3 7 (22.58%) Ansible
4 6 (19.35%) ZABBIX
5 1 (3.23%) WSUS
5 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Citrix
2 12 (38.71%) VMware
3 7 (22.58%) Red Hat
4 6 (19.35%) Cisco
4 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.45%) BT
6 1 (3.23%) SAP
6 1 (3.23%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint