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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 40 33 30
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.30% 3.00% 2.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.41% 15.07% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 8
Average daily rate
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£575 £350 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.28% -36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £310 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £350 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +9.37%
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
49 73 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 11.26% 19.89% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 50 36
Average daily rate £435 £375 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -52.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -7 7 £625 +85.18%
Gloucester +8 1 - - 1
Berkeley - 1 £445 -
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 36 (92.31%) LAN
2 32 (82.05%) Security Cleared
3 29 (74.36%) Firewall
4 28 (71.79%) DV Cleared
5 16 (41.03%) Cisco
6 13 (33.33%) OSPF
6 13 (33.33%) BGP
7 12 (30.77%) IPsec
7 12 (30.77%) Citrix
8 11 (28.21%) VPN
9 10 (25.64%) SSL
10 9 (23.08%) Network Security
11 8 (20.51%) Information Security
11 8 (20.51%) Management Information System
11 8 (20.51%) Security Architecture
11 8 (20.51%) Windows
11 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
12 7 (17.95%) Security Management
12 7 (17.95%) CISM
12 7 (17.95%) ITIL
12 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
12 7 (17.95%) CISSP
12 7 (17.95%) Data Protection
12 7 (17.95%) PCI DSS
12 7 (17.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 6 (15.38%) TOGAF
13 6 (15.38%) CMS
13 6 (15.38%) VMware
13 6 (15.38%) VoIP
13 6 (15.38%) Cyber Security

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (15.38%) CMS
2 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.69%) IIS
2 3 (7.69%) OpenStack
2 3 (7.69%) Eucalyptus
3 2 (5.13%) Confluence
3 2 (5.13%) nginx
3 2 (5.13%) MediaWiki
3 2 (5.13%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (92.31%) LAN
2 29 (74.36%) Firewall
3 13 (33.33%) OSPF
3 13 (33.33%) BGP
4 12 (30.77%) IPsec
5 11 (28.21%) VPN
6 10 (25.64%) SSL
7 9 (23.08%) Network Security
8 6 (15.38%) VoIP
9 4 (10.26%) DNS
10 3 (7.69%) Ethernet
10 3 (7.69%) IPv6
11 2 (5.13%) Internet
11 2 (5.13%) EIGRP
11 2 (5.13%) LDAP
12 1 (2.56%) Multicast
12 1 (2.56%) DHCP
12 1 (2.56%) IPv4
12 1 (2.56%) FTP
12 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (5.13%) MySQL
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.13%) Hudson
1 2 (5.13%) JIRA
1 2 (5.13%) Subversion
1 2 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (5.13%) LoadRunner
1 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Architect
2 11 (28.21%) Network Engineer
3 9 (23.08%) Network Architect
4 7 (17.95%) Security Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Network Administrator
7 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Administrator
8 1 (2.56%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Desktop Support
8 1 (2.56%) Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Test Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Help Desk Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) 1st Line Support
8 1 (2.56%) Service Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.26%) Private Cloud
3 3 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 3 (7.69%) Replication
3 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.13%) Wiki
4 2 (5.13%) Clustering
5 1 (2.56%) User Experience
5 1 (2.56%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 5 (12.82%) Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 3 (7.69%) UNIX
4 2 (5.13%) CentOS
4 2 (5.13%) Debian
4 2 (5.13%) Ubuntu
4 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) AIX
5 1 (2.56%) Solaris
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Information Security
1 8 (20.51%) Security Architecture
2 7 (17.95%) Security Management
2 7 (17.95%) ITIL
2 7 (17.95%) PRINCE2
2 7 (17.95%) Data Protection
3 6 (15.38%) TOGAF
3 6 (15.38%) Cyber Security
4 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
4 5 (12.82%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.69%) Service Management
5 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.69%) Migration
5 3 (7.69%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.13%) Change Control
6 2 (5.13%) Build Automation
6 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.13%) DevOps
7 1 (2.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (82.05%) Security Cleared
2 28 (71.79%) DV Cleared
3 7 (17.95%) CISM
3 7 (17.95%) CISSP
4 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
5 4 (10.26%) Degree
6 2 (5.13%) CCNP
6 2 (5.13%) CCNA
7 1 (2.56%) CCIE
7 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.56%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) PCI DSS
1 7 (17.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.13%) Postfix
4 2 (5.13%) XenServer
4 2 (5.13%) Samba
4 2 (5.13%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (5.13%) ZABBIX
1 2 (5.13%) Puppet
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
1 2 (5.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (5.13%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Cisco
2 12 (30.77%) Citrix
3 6 (15.38%) VMware
4 5 (12.82%) NetApp
5 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint