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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 58 33 42
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 14 34 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.64% 4.07% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.28% 36.17% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 1
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£338 £425 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +19.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 £17.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.37%
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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
86 94 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 10.07% 11.26% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 47 23
Average daily rate £350 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £260 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 4
Average hourly rate £22.88 £17.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.71% -35.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £18.00 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

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 2 June 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 2 June 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 24 (80.00%) LAN
2 19 (63.33%) Windows
3 16 (53.33%) Citrix
4 14 (46.67%) Firewall
5 12 (40.00%) Linux
6 11 (36.67%) Perl
6 11 (36.67%) PHP
6 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
6 11 (36.67%) Ruby
6 11 (36.67%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (36.67%) Bash Shell
6 11 (36.67%) Puppet
6 11 (36.67%) Hudson
6 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
6 11 (36.67%) DevOps
7 10 (33.33%) Salt
7 10 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
8 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
9 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (26.67%) Python
9 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
9 8 (26.67%) CCNA
9 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (26.67%) XenServer
9 8 (26.67%) VMware
10 7 (23.33%) Samba
10 7 (23.33%) Debian
10 7 (23.33%) Ubuntu
10 7 (23.33%) nginx

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 7 (23.33%) nginx
1 7 (23.33%) Apache
2 4 (13.33%) MediaWiki
2 4 (13.33%) Confluence
3 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.67%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (80.00%) LAN
2 14 (46.67%) Firewall
3 6 (20.00%) VoIP
3 6 (20.00%) Network Security
4 5 (16.67%) VPN
4 5 (16.67%) OSPF
4 5 (16.67%) EIGRP
5 4 (13.33%) BGP
5 4 (13.33%) DNS
5 4 (13.33%) IPv6
5 4 (13.33%) LDAP
5 4 (13.33%) IPsec
6 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.67%) DHCP
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (6.67%) PABX
7 2 (6.67%) OpenScape
8 1 (3.33%) NX-OS
8 1 (3.33%) Wireless
8 1 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) MySQL
1 4 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Hudson
1 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.33%) JIRA
2 4 (13.33%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (33.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Architect
4 4 (13.33%) Project Manager
4 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Voice Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Project Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.33%) IT Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Network Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Delivery Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (3.33%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.33%) Wiki
3 3 (10.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (10.00%) Thin Client
4 2 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (6.67%) Statistics
4 2 (6.67%) Handset
5 1 (3.33%) Clustering
5 1 (3.33%) PDA
5 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Linux
3 7 (23.33%) Debian
3 7 (23.33%) Ubuntu
3 7 (23.33%) CentOS
3 7 (23.33%) UNIX
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Continuous Integration
1 11 (36.67%) DevOps
2 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (13.33%) Data Modelling
3 4 (13.33%) Build Automation
3 4 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (13.33%) Database Theory
3 4 (13.33%) Relational Database Theory
4 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.00%) ITIL
4 3 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.67%) Change Control
5 2 (6.67%) Capacity Management
5 2 (6.67%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.33%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) Perl
1 11 (36.67%) PHP
1 11 (36.67%) Ruby
1 11 (36.67%) Bash Shell
2 8 (26.67%) Python
3 4 (13.33%) SQL
4 3 (10.00%) Java
5 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (26.67%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) MCP
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (26.67%) XenServer
3 7 (23.33%) Samba
3 7 (23.33%) Postfix
4 4 (13.33%) iptables
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) Puppet
2 10 (33.33%) Salt
2 10 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (23.33%) Ansible
4 4 (13.33%) ZABBIX
5 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Citrix
2 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco
4 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.67%) BT
6 1 (3.33%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.33%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) Juniper
6 1 (3.33%) NetApp
Bristol, Avon
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