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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
South West / Bristol
Rank 50 62 56
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.28% 0.75% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.54% 4.69% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 9
Median daily rate £200 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £180 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £320 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £394 £340
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +15.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.30 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -3.61%

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
87 128 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.65% 16.10% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 83 65
Median daily rate £363 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £207 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £429 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 6
Median hourly rate £20.25 £27.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.36% +120.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.09 £18.50 £8.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.15 £30.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017, 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 24 (77.42%) LAN
2 17 (54.84%) Firewall
3 15 (48.39%) Windows
4 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
5 12 (38.71%) Data Centre
6 9 (29.03%) Cisco
6 9 (29.03%) VPN
6 9 (29.03%) DNS
7 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
7 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
8 7 (22.58%) Load Balancing
8 7 (22.58%) MS Office
9 6 (19.35%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (19.35%) DHCP
9 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
9 6 (19.35%) HP
9 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (19.35%) Office 365
10 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
10 5 (16.13%) SCCM
10 5 (16.13%) Smartphone
10 5 (16.13%) VLAN
10 5 (16.13%) Marketing
10 5 (16.13%) ITIL
11 4 (12.90%) Internet
11 4 (12.90%) ISA Server
11 4 (12.90%) Wireless
11 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
11 4 (12.90%) Linux
11 4 (12.90%) Dell

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 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (22.58%) MS Office
2 6 (19.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (19.35%) Office 365
2 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.68%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (77.42%) LAN
2 17 (54.84%) Firewall
3 9 (29.03%) DNS
3 9 (29.03%) VPN
4 6 (19.35%) DHCP
4 6 (19.35%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (16.13%) VLAN
6 4 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (12.90%) Internet
6 4 (12.90%) Wireless
7 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
7 3 (9.68%) VoIP
8 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (3.23%) NAS
9 1 (3.23%) Network Security
9 1 (3.23%) RS-232
9 1 (3.23%) RS-422
9 1 (3.23%) Skype
9 1 (3.23%) Spanning Tree
9 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (16.13%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Network Engineer
1 7 (22.58%) Support Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (16.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) Architect
3 5 (16.13%) IT Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) IT Support
3 5 (16.13%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (9.68%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
5 3 (9.68%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (9.68%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Cloud Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Help Desk Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (9.68%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Service Desk Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Data Centre
2 5 (16.13%) Smartphone
3 3 (9.68%) RSA SecurID
4 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.23%) Clustering
5 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.23%) NHS
5 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (48.39%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
4 4 (12.90%) Linux
5 3 (9.68%) Android
5 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.23%) AIX
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Load Balancing
2 5 (16.13%) ITIL
3 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.68%) Change Management
4 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (9.68%) DevOps
4 3 (9.68%) High Availability
4 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL V3
4 3 (9.68%) ITSM
4 3 (9.68%) SDLC
5 2 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.45%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.23%) Network Design
6 1 (3.23%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.45%) CCNP
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.23%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) CCVP
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 13 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) ISA Server
3 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.45%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.23%) AirWatch
3 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.23%) MOM
3 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Cisco
2 8 (25.81%) Microsoft
3 6 (19.35%) HP
4 4 (12.90%) Dell
4 4 (12.90%) Palo Alto
5 3 (9.68%) Apple
5 3 (9.68%) Juniper
5 3 (9.68%) Toshiba
5 3 (9.68%) VMware
6 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.23%) Aruba
7 1 (3.23%) Citrix
7 1 (3.23%) IBM
7 1 (3.23%) Veritas