The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Bristol region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 33 40 55
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +15
Contract jobs citing WAN 36 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.55% 1.31% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.00% 10.94% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.02% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £333 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £450 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
100 64 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 12.64% 11.96% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 28 47
Average daily rate £400 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 19
Average hourly rate £17.50 £39.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +57.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £46.00 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
WAN
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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 43 (81.13%) LAN
2 38 (71.70%) Windows
3 22 (41.51%) Firewall
4 18 (33.96%) VMware
4 18 (33.96%) Linux
4 18 (33.96%) Red Hat
5 17 (32.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (32.08%) Samba
6 15 (28.30%) Citrix
6 15 (28.30%) ITIL
7 14 (26.42%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (24.53%) Network Security
9 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (22.64%) Puppet
9 12 (22.64%) Bash Shell
9 12 (22.64%) Debian
9 12 (22.64%) Ruby
9 12 (22.64%) Apache
9 12 (22.64%) VPN
9 12 (22.64%) DevOps
10 11 (20.75%) Jenkins
10 11 (20.75%) Ubuntu
10 11 (20.75%) LAMP
10 11 (20.75%) Hudson
10 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (20.75%) ZABBIX
10 11 (20.75%) nginx
11 10 (18.87%) Postfix
11 10 (18.87%) CentOS
11 10 (18.87%) Git (software)

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 12 (22.64%) Apache
2 11 (20.75%) nginx
3 9 (16.98%) Confluence
3 9 (16.98%) MediaWiki
4 8 (15.09%) Lync
5 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.77%) MS Office
3 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Office 365
1 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (81.13%) LAN
2 22 (41.51%) Firewall
3 13 (24.53%) Network Security
4 12 (22.64%) VPN
5 9 (16.98%) OSPF
5 9 (16.98%) BGP
5 9 (16.98%) EIGRP
5 9 (16.98%) LDAP
5 9 (16.98%) IPv6
5 9 (16.98%) IPsec
6 4 (7.55%) VoIP
7 3 (5.66%) Internet
8 1 (1.89%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.89%) NAS
8 1 (1.89%) PBX
8 1 (1.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) MySQL
1 9 (16.98%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (16.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Jenkins
1 11 (20.75%) Hudson
2 10 (18.87%) Git (software)
3 9 (16.98%) Subversion
3 9 (16.98%) JIRA
General
1 6 (11.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (16.98%) Coordinator
2 7 (13.21%) Administrator
3 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (9.43%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.55%) Technical Support
4 4 (7.55%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (7.55%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (3.77%) Systems Support
5 2 (3.77%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (3.77%) Support Specialist
5 2 (3.77%) Analyst
5 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Technician
5 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 2 (3.77%) IT Administrator
5 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (3.77%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (3.77%) Project Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.75%) LAMP
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Wiki
2 3 (5.66%) Animation
3 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.89%) Clustering
4 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 38 (71.70%) Windows
2 18 (33.96%) Linux
3 12 (22.64%) Debian
4 11 (20.75%) Ubuntu
5 10 (18.87%) CentOS
5 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (15.09%) Windows 7
7 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (32.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (28.30%) ITIL
3 14 (26.42%) Capacity Planning
4 12 (22.64%) DevOps
5 11 (20.75%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (16.98%) Data Modelling
7 6 (11.32%) PRINCE2
8 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
8 5 (9.43%) Data Security
8 5 (9.43%) Change Control
8 5 (9.43%) Project Management
9 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
10 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.66%) Change Management
11 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
11 2 (3.77%) Programme Management
11 2 (3.77%) Network Monitoring
12 1 (1.89%) Mobile Device Management
12 1 (1.89%) Test Scripting
12 1 (1.89%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) Bash Shell
1 12 (22.64%) Ruby
2 10 (18.87%) Java
2 10 (18.87%) Perl
2 10 (18.87%) PHP
3 9 (16.98%) SQL
4 6 (11.32%) Shell Script
4 6 (11.32%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (7.55%) CCNA
2 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 17 (32.08%) Samba
2 12 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (18.87%) Postfix
3 10 (18.87%) Active Directory
4 9 (16.98%) XenServer
5 6 (11.32%) NFS
6 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.89%) XenApp
7 1 (1.89%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 12 (22.64%) Puppet
2 11 (20.75%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.89%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (33.96%) VMware
1 18 (33.96%) Red Hat
2 15 (28.30%) Citrix
3 8 (15.09%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.55%) HP
5 3 (5.66%) NetApp
6 2 (3.77%) Acronis
7 1 (1.89%) Polycom
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco
7 1 (1.89%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Dell
7 1 (1.89%) Avaya
7 1 (1.89%) Juniper
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