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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 66 30 42
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +12
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 37 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.23% 4.69% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.92% 37.37% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £416 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.82% +17.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £167 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
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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
79 99 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 8.83% 12.55% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 62 28
Average daily rate £370 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 6
Average hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -55.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.16 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £22.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 23 (82.14%) LAN
2 16 (57.14%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Citrix
3 13 (46.43%) Firewall
4 10 (35.71%) Configuration Management
4 10 (35.71%) Linux
4 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 10 (35.71%) VMware
5 9 (32.14%) Ruby
5 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
5 9 (32.14%) Puppet
5 9 (32.14%) Hudson
5 9 (32.14%) Jenkins
5 9 (32.14%) Cisco
5 9 (32.14%) Perl
5 9 (32.14%) PHP
5 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (32.14%) DevOps
6 8 (28.57%) Salt
6 8 (28.57%) CCNA
6 8 (28.57%) VoIP
6 8 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (25.00%) Python
8 6 (21.43%) Apache
8 6 (21.43%) UNIX
8 6 (21.43%) CentOS
8 6 (21.43%) Postfix

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (21.43%) Apache
1 6 (21.43%) nginx
2 3 (10.71%) Confluence
2 3 (10.71%) MediaWiki
2 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (82.14%) LAN
2 13 (46.43%) Firewall
3 8 (28.57%) VoIP
4 4 (14.29%) VPN
4 4 (14.29%) OSPF
4 4 (14.29%) Network Security
4 4 (14.29%) EIGRP
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (10.71%) BGP
5 3 (10.71%) IPsec
5 3 (10.71%) DNS
5 3 (10.71%) IPv6
5 3 (10.71%) LDAP
5 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
6 2 (7.14%) SAN
6 2 (7.14%) Intranet
6 2 (7.14%) PABX
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (7.14%) OpenScape
7 1 (3.57%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MySQL
1 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Hudson
1 9 (32.14%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.71%) Subversion
2 3 (10.71%) JIRA
2 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) DevOps Engineer
1 9 (32.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Network Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Network Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Design Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Voice Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Network Design Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Network Design Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Pre Sales Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) ICT Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Project Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Wiki
3 2 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (7.14%) Handset
3 2 (7.14%) Statistics
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Linux
3 6 (21.43%) UNIX
3 6 (21.43%) Debian
3 6 (21.43%) Ubuntu
3 6 (21.43%) CentOS
4 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
6 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Configuration Management
2 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (32.14%) DevOps
3 5 (17.86%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.71%) Project Management
4 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
4 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.71%) Database Theory
4 3 (10.71%) Relational Database Theory
4 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (10.71%) Build Automation
5 2 (7.14%) Change Control
5 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 2 (7.14%) Network Design
5 2 (7.14%) Supplier Management
5 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) Perl
1 9 (32.14%) PHP
1 9 (32.14%) Ruby
1 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
2 7 (25.00%) Python
3 3 (10.71%) SQL
4 2 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (7.14%) CCNP
4 1 (3.57%) MCP
4 1 (3.57%) MCSE
4 1 (3.57%) MCSA
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (21.43%) Samba
3 6 (21.43%) Postfix
3 6 (21.43%) XenServer
4 3 (10.71%) iptables
5 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Puppet
2 8 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (28.57%) Salt
3 6 (21.43%) Ansible
4 3 (10.71%) SCCM
4 3 (10.71%) ZABBIX
5 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Citrix
2 10 (35.71%) VMware
3 9 (32.14%) Cisco
4 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.14%) BT
7 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.57%) Juniper
7 1 (3.57%) NetApp