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 30 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 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 38 - 46
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.84% - 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.83% - 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£306 - £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £190.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.97%
Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
94 31 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 20.52% 12.81% 16.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 16 39
Average daily rate £375 £300 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -15.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £130 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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 30 July 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 30 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham - 3 £289 - 3
Gloucester - 3 £269 -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Filton - - - - 1
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 31 (96.88%) LAN
2 22 (68.75%) Security Cleared
3 21 (65.63%) SC Cleared
4 14 (43.75%) Telecoms
5 12 (37.50%) Service Management
5 12 (37.50%) Project Management
6 11 (34.38%) Firewall
6 11 (34.38%) TCP/IP
7 9 (28.13%) VPN
7 9 (28.13%) Cisco
7 9 (28.13%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (18.75%) Windows
8 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (12.50%) Juniper
9 4 (12.50%) SAN
9 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
9 4 (12.50%) Apple
9 4 (12.50%) IPv4
9 4 (12.50%) IPv6
9 4 (12.50%) UNIX
9 4 (12.50%) Citrix
9 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
9 4 (12.50%) MPLS
9 4 (12.50%) McAfee
9 4 (12.50%) HPUX
9 4 (12.50%) Solaris
9 4 (12.50%) Linux
9 4 (12.50%) Web Services

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (96.88%) LAN
2 11 (34.38%) Firewall
2 11 (34.38%) TCP/IP
3 9 (28.13%) VPN
4 4 (12.50%) SAN
4 4 (12.50%) IPv4
4 4 (12.50%) IPv6
4 4 (12.50%) MPLS
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (9.38%) VLAN
5 3 (9.38%) BIG-IP
5 3 (9.38%) EIGRP
5 3 (9.38%) SSL
5 3 (9.38%) BGP
6 2 (6.25%) DSL
6 2 (6.25%) ATM
6 2 (6.25%) ISDN
6 2 (6.25%) Wireless
6 2 (6.25%) Frame Relay
6 2 (6.25%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (43.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Architect
1 9 (28.13%) Consultant
1 9 (28.13%) Solutions Architect
2 8 (25.00%) Solutions Consultant
3 4 (12.50%) Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
3 4 (12.50%) Network Supervisor
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Team Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) iPad
2 2 (6.25%) Open Source
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
1 6 (18.75%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) UNIX
2 4 (12.50%) HPUX
2 4 (12.50%) Solaris
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Service Management
1 12 (37.50%) Project Management
2 9 (28.13%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
4 3 (9.38%) Change Management
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL
5 1 (3.13%) V-Model
5 1 (3.13%) Computer Security
5 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.13%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.13%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
1 4 (12.50%) Korn
1 4 (12.50%) Bourne shell
2 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 21 (65.63%) SC Cleared
3 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (9.38%) CCNP
4 3 (9.38%) CCNA
5 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) ProxySG
2 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Cisco
2 4 (12.50%) Juniper
2 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 4 (12.50%) Apple
2 4 (12.50%) Citrix
2 4 (12.50%) McAfee
3 3 (9.38%) F5
3 3 (9.38%) Blue Coat
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.13%) VMware
4 1 (3.13%) Mercator
4 1 (3.13%) HP
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