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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 70 54 59
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.47% 2.09% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.23% 15.79% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 4
Average daily rate £313 £385 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.83% +81.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £450 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.31%
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
124 114 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 14.52% 13.23% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 70 37
Average daily rate £350 £385 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £304 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 5 February 2016, 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 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) VoIP
3 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Network Design
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) Change Control
5 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 2 (20.00%) Handset
5 2 (20.00%) Clustering
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Avaya
5 2 (20.00%) SAN
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Driving Licence
5 2 (20.00%) Presales

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) VoIP
3 3 (30.00%) MPLS
4 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) ADSL
5 1 (10.00%) DMZ
5 1 (10.00%) NAS
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) WLAN
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Implementation Manager
1 2 (20.00%) Network Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Telephony Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Deployment Team Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Designer
2 1 (10.00%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Network Design Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Network Design Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) WAN Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
1 2 (20.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (20.00%) Handset
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
1 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (20.00%) Network Design
3 2 (20.00%) Presales
3 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (20.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) Avaya
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Altiris
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper
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