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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 52 46 57
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs citing WAN 25 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.55% 2.12% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.37% 20.63% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £380 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £210 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £345 £316
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -73.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+13.88% +0.51%
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
117 63 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 11.94% 10.26% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 34 43
Average daily rate £388 £278 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.63% +4.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £20.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 47 (82.46%) LAN
2 32 (56.14%) Windows
3 30 (52.63%) Citrix
3 30 (52.63%) Firewall
4 27 (47.37%) Red Hat
4 27 (47.37%) Linux
4 27 (47.37%) Samba
5 26 (45.61%) VMware
6 24 (42.11%) CentOS
7 21 (36.84%) Puppet
7 21 (36.84%) Hudson
7 21 (36.84%) Bash Shell
7 21 (36.84%) Jenkins
7 21 (36.84%) LAMP
7 21 (36.84%) Ruby
7 21 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (36.84%) Apache
7 21 (36.84%) DevOps
8 20 (35.09%) LDAP
8 20 (35.09%) Perl
8 20 (35.09%) PHP
8 20 (35.09%) Ubuntu
8 20 (35.09%) XenServer
9 15 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (26.32%) Salt
9 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (26.32%) CCNA
9 15 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (22.81%) SQL
11 12 (21.05%) Network Security

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 21 (36.84%) Apache
2 10 (17.54%) nginx
3 9 (15.79%) Confluence
3 9 (15.79%) MediaWiki
4 4 (7.02%) SAS
5 3 (5.26%) Lync
6 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.77%) MS Office
3 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (82.46%) LAN
2 30 (52.63%) Firewall
3 20 (35.09%) LDAP
4 12 (21.05%) Network Security
5 9 (15.79%) IPsec
5 9 (15.79%) VPN
5 9 (15.79%) IPv6
5 9 (15.79%) OSPF
5 9 (15.79%) BGP
5 9 (15.79%) EIGRP
6 2 (3.51%) Internet
6 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) MySQL
1 9 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (15.79%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.26%) MS Access
3 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (36.84%) Hudson
1 21 (36.84%) Jenkins
2 9 (15.79%) Subversion
2 9 (15.79%) JIRA
2 9 (15.79%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (3.51%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Law
2 1 (1.75%) Banking
2 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (24.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.77%) Coordinator
4 5 (8.77%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.02%) Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.26%) Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) VBA Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Technician
7 2 (3.51%) Systems Support
7 2 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (36.84%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Wiki
2 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Animation
4 1 (1.75%) Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (56.14%) Windows
2 27 (47.37%) Linux
3 24 (42.11%) CentOS
4 20 (35.09%) Ubuntu
5 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (17.54%) Debian
6 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
1 21 (36.84%) DevOps
2 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (21.05%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (19.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (15.79%) Data Modelling
6 7 (12.28%) ITIL
7 5 (8.77%) PRINCE2
7 5 (8.77%) Project Management
7 5 (8.77%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.02%) Change Management
8 4 (7.02%) Build Automation
8 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
8 4 (7.02%) Change Control
9 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.51%) Programme Management
10 1 (1.75%) Mobile Device Management
10 1 (1.75%) Network Monitoring
10 1 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.75%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) Ruby
1 21 (36.84%) Bash Shell
2 20 (35.09%) Perl
2 20 (35.09%) PHP
3 13 (22.81%) SQL
4 9 (15.79%) Java
5 6 (10.53%) Python
5 6 (10.53%) Shell Script
6 4 (7.02%) VBA
7 1 (1.75%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) CCNA
1 15 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (19.30%) SC Cleared
2 11 (19.30%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 27 (47.37%) Samba
2 20 (35.09%) XenServer
3 12 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (19.30%) Active Directory
5 9 (15.79%) Postfix
6 6 (10.53%) NFS
7 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
8 2 (3.51%) XenApp
8 2 (3.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (36.84%) Puppet
2 15 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (26.32%) Salt
3 10 (17.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 30 (52.63%) Citrix
2 27 (47.37%) Red Hat
3 26 (45.61%) VMware
4 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.02%) Cisco
5 4 (7.02%) Teradata
6 1 (1.75%) Polycom
6 1 (1.75%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.75%) IBM
6 1 (1.75%) HP
6 1 (1.75%) Dell
6 1 (1.75%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.75%) Juniper
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