The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 47 22 35
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +13
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.31% 5.88% 3.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.37% 23.16% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 9
Average daily rate
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£538 £375 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £350 £490
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £490 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+35.00% +25.00%
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
54 95 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 11.34% 25.40% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 55 46
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £293 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Average hourly rate £43.50 £20.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.50% -52.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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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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 0 8 £625 +78.57%
Gloucester -10 1 - - 2
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 39 (95.12%) LAN
2 32 (78.05%) Security Cleared
3 28 (68.29%) DV Cleared
4 27 (65.85%) Firewall
5 16 (39.02%) Cisco
6 13 (31.71%) Windows
7 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
7 12 (29.27%) Citrix
8 11 (26.83%) VPN
8 11 (26.83%) OSPF
8 11 (26.83%) BGP
9 10 (24.39%) IPsec
10 9 (21.95%) Network Security
11 8 (19.51%) Management Information System
11 8 (19.51%) VMware
11 8 (19.51%) Information Security
11 8 (19.51%) SSL
11 8 (19.51%) Security Architecture
12 7 (17.07%) CISSP
12 7 (17.07%) Linux
12 7 (17.07%) ITIL
12 7 (17.07%) Security Management
12 7 (17.07%) CISM
12 7 (17.07%) NetApp
12 7 (17.07%) Data Protection
12 7 (17.07%) PCI DSS
12 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (17.07%) Load Balancing
12 7 (17.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (14.63%) TOGAF

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 6 (14.63%) CMS
2 5 (12.20%) Eucalyptus
2 5 (12.20%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.20%) OpenStack
3 3 (7.32%) IIS
4 2 (4.88%) Apache
4 2 (4.88%) nginx
4 2 (4.88%) Confluence
4 2 (4.88%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (95.12%) LAN
2 27 (65.85%) Firewall
3 11 (26.83%) VPN
3 11 (26.83%) OSPF
3 11 (26.83%) BGP
4 10 (24.39%) IPsec
5 9 (21.95%) Network Security
6 8 (19.51%) SSL
7 6 (14.63%) DNS
7 6 (14.63%) VoIP
8 5 (12.20%) Ethernet
9 3 (7.32%) IPv6
10 2 (4.88%) Internet
10 2 (4.88%) EIGRP
10 2 (4.88%) LDAP
11 1 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (2.44%) Multicast
11 1 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) MySQL
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (4.88%) LoadRunner
1 2 (4.88%) Subversion
1 2 (4.88%) JIRA
1 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.88%) Hudson
1 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (51.22%) Architect
2 11 (26.83%) Network Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Security Architect
3 7 (17.07%) Network Architect
4 6 (14.63%) Technical Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Help Desk Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.32%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (7.32%) Service Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (7.32%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Network Administrator
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Administrator
8 1 (2.44%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.44%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.20%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Management Information System
2 6 (14.63%) Private Cloud
3 5 (12.20%) Public Cloud
3 5 (12.20%) Replication
4 3 (7.32%) PDA
4 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.88%) Wiki
5 2 (4.88%) Clustering
6 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (31.71%) Windows
2 7 (17.07%) Linux
3 5 (12.20%) Windows XP
3 5 (12.20%) UNIX
4 4 (9.76%) Windows 7
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.88%) Debian
5 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
5 2 (4.88%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (4.88%) CentOS
6 1 (2.44%) AIX
6 1 (2.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) Information Security
1 8 (19.51%) Security Architecture
2 7 (17.07%) Data Protection
2 7 (17.07%) Security Management
2 7 (17.07%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Load Balancing
3 6 (14.63%) TOGAF
3 6 (14.63%) PRINCE2
3 6 (14.63%) Cyber Security
4 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
4 5 (12.20%) Service Management
4 5 (12.20%) Migration
4 5 (12.20%) Data Migration
5 3 (7.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.88%) DevOps
6 2 (4.88%) Build Automation
6 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.44%) Change Control
7 1 (2.44%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.44%) C
1 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (78.05%) Security Cleared
2 28 (68.29%) DV Cleared
3 7 (17.07%) CISSP
3 7 (17.07%) CISM
4 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 4 (9.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.88%) CCNA
6 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.44%) CCIE
6 1 (2.44%) CCNP
6 1 (2.44%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 7 (17.07%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.20%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.88%) Postfix
4 2 (4.88%) XenServer
4 2 (4.88%) iptables
4 2 (4.88%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (4.88%) SCCM
1 2 (4.88%) ZABBIX
1 2 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.88%) Puppet
1 2 (4.88%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 16 (39.02%) Cisco
2 12 (29.27%) Citrix
3 8 (19.51%) VMware
4 7 (17.07%) NetApp
5 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint