The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Gloucestershire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 23 36 68
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +32
Contract jobs citing WAN 22 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.64% 3.64% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.45% 17.65% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 6
Average daily rate £375 £538 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +128.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £485 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £575 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
98 68 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 25.13% 20.61% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 44 108
Average daily rate £425 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +34.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
WAN
South West

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Gloucestershire region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Gloucestershire region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -1 14 £475 +5.55% 1
Cheltenham - 3 £350 -
Dursley - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 33 (91.67%) LAN
2 32 (88.89%) Security Cleared
3 30 (83.33%) SC Cleared
4 18 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 15 (41.67%) Service Management
5 15 (41.67%) Cisco
6 14 (38.89%) Project Management
7 6 (16.67%) Firewall
8 5 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (13.89%) SAN
8 5 (13.89%) UNIX
8 5 (13.89%) HPUX
8 5 (13.89%) Solaris
8 5 (13.89%) Linux
9 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 4 (11.11%) Red Hat
9 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
9 4 (11.11%) Korn
9 4 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (11.11%) Bourne shell
10 3 (8.33%) CCNP
10 3 (8.33%) Windows
11 2 (5.56%) VPN
11 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
11 2 (5.56%) CCIE
11 2 (5.56%) CCSP
11 2 (5.56%) CCNA
11 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
11 2 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (5.56%) Cisco PIX

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 (2.78%) Lync
1 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (91.67%) LAN
2 6 (16.67%) Firewall
3 5 (13.89%) SAN
4 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.56%) VPN
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (5.56%) Network Security
6 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (2.78%) IPv4
6 1 (2.78%) DNS
6 1 (2.78%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
General
1 18 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Architect
2 11 (30.56%) Consultant
2 11 (30.56%) Network Engineer
2 11 (30.56%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (27.78%) Solutions Consultant
4 4 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (11.11%) Administrator
4 4 (11.11%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 4 (11.11%) UNIX Administrator
4 4 (11.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Network Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Pre Sales Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Sales Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) UNIX
1 5 (13.89%) HPUX
1 5 (13.89%) Solaris
1 5 (13.89%) Linux
2 4 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) Service Management
2 14 (38.89%) Project Management
3 1 (2.78%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (2.78%) Quality Management
3 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.78%) Supplier Management
3 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
3 1 (2.78%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
1 4 (11.11%) Korn
1 4 (11.11%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 32 (88.89%) Security Cleared
2 30 (83.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.33%) CCNP
5 2 (5.56%) CCIE
5 2 (5.56%) CCSP
5 2 (5.56%) CCNA
6 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Cisco
2 4 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.78%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) Polycom
4 1 (2.78%) Mercator
4 1 (2.78%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) Nortel
4 1 (2.78%) Apple
4 1 (2.78%) NetApp
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle
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