The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 1 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 41 35 38
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 13 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.71% 2.91% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.05% 22.81% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 3
Median daily rate £325 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £190.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +24.28%
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 Gloucestershire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
81 57 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 16.88% 12.78% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 44 47
Median daily rate £325 £415 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.68% +6.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £468 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Median hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £78.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% -74.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.65 £15.50 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.70 £190.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -2 4 £300 +20.00%
Cirencester - 2 £400 - 1
Gloucester - 2 £350 - 1
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Gloucestershire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 34 (97.14%) LAN
2 21 (60.00%) ITIL
2 21 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 19 (54.29%) SC Cleared
3 19 (54.29%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (51.43%) Cisco
5 16 (45.71%) CCNP
5 16 (45.71%) CCNA
6 15 (42.86%) Telecoms
7 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
8 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
9 9 (25.71%) VPN
9 9 (25.71%) ITIL V3
10 8 (22.86%) Windows
10 8 (22.86%) Citrix
10 8 (22.86%) TOGAF
11 7 (20.00%) Finance
11 7 (20.00%) Service Management
11 7 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (20.00%) VoIP
11 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
11 7 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
11 7 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (17.14%) SLA
12 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
12 6 (17.14%) Project Management
12 6 (17.14%) Nortel
12 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
12 6 (17.14%) Wireless
12 6 (17.14%) IP Telephony

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Project
3 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon S3
1 3 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 34 (97.14%) LAN
2 9 (25.71%) VPN
3 7 (20.00%) VoIP
4 6 (17.14%) IP Telephony
4 6 (17.14%) Wireless
5 5 (14.29%) Internet
5 5 (14.29%) Unified Communications
6 4 (11.43%) Firewall
6 4 (11.43%) SAN
6 4 (11.43%) WLAN
7 3 (8.57%) BGP
7 3 (8.57%) DHCP
7 3 (8.57%) EIGRP
7 3 (8.57%) HTTPS
7 3 (8.57%) MPLS
7 3 (8.57%) SSL
8 2 (5.71%) DNS
8 2 (5.71%) IPsec
8 2 (5.71%) TACACS
8 2 (5.71%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) LoadRunner
General
1 15 (42.86%) Telecoms
2 7 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (8.57%) Military
4 1 (2.86%) Electronics
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (20.00%) Architect
2 6 (17.14%) Analyst
2 6 (17.14%) Network Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support
4 4 (11.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Network Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Designer
5 3 (8.57%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.57%) Smartphone
5 2 (5.71%) CMDB
5 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.71%) PKI
6 1 (2.86%) BYOD
6 1 (2.86%) Clustering
6 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.86%) Handset
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.86%) HPUX
3 1 (2.86%) Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.86%) Solaris
3 1 (2.86%) Unix
3 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) ITIL
2 9 (25.71%) ITIL V3
3 8 (22.86%) TOGAF
4 7 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (20.00%) Service Management
5 6 (17.14%) PRINCE2
5 6 (17.14%) Project Management
5 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
6 5 (14.29%) Change Management
6 5 (14.29%) MODAF
7 4 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (11.43%) ITSM
7 4 (11.43%) Performance Optimisation
8 3 (8.57%) Contingency Planning
8 3 (8.57%) eTOM
8 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
8 3 (8.57%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (8.57%) Project Planning
8 3 (8.57%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) Bourne shell
2 1 (2.86%) Korn
2 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (54.29%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (54.29%) SC Cleared
3 16 (45.71%) CCNA
3 16 (45.71%) CCNP
4 7 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (8.57%) CCIE
6 2 (5.71%) CCDA
6 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.71%) MCP
7 1 (2.86%) MCSE
7 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) SLA
2 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 5 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.29%) XenApp
3 4 (11.43%) BitLocker
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (11.43%) UAG
3 4 (11.43%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.71%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) Netcool
2 2 (5.71%) SCOM
2 2 (5.71%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (2.86%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) Cisco
2 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.86%) Citrix
4 6 (17.14%) Nortel
5 4 (11.43%) AppSense
5 4 (11.43%) Canon
5 4 (11.43%) Genesys
5 4 (11.43%) Meraki
5 4 (11.43%) Polycom
5 4 (11.43%) Siemens
5 4 (11.43%) Sophos
6 2 (5.71%) Blue Coat
6 2 (5.71%) Dell
6 2 (5.71%) F5
6 2 (5.71%) Forcepoint
6 2 (5.71%) Juniper
6 2 (5.71%) TippingPoint
7 1 (2.86%) HP
7 1 (2.86%) Nokia
7 1 (2.86%) SAP