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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 42 25 16
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -9
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 30 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.24% 6.00% 8.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.63% 40.54% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 14
Average daily rate £220 £413 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £305 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.69 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-20.66% +13.45%
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
64 74 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 14.35% 14.80% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 37
Average daily rate £325 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £43.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +118.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Gloucester +6 5 £125 - 1
Cheltenham -8 2 £383 -
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 27 (90.00%) LAN
2 18 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 13 (43.33%) ITIL
5 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (36.67%) PRINCE2
6 11 (36.67%) Cisco
7 9 (30.00%) NHS
7 9 (30.00%) Project Management
7 9 (30.00%) Windows
8 8 (26.67%) MS Office
8 8 (26.67%) SC Cleared
9 7 (23.33%) ITIL V3
9 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (23.33%) Data Centre
9 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
10 6 (20.00%) Service Management
10 6 (20.00%) DNS
11 5 (16.67%) Linux
11 5 (16.67%) Unix
11 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 5 (16.67%) VMware
11 5 (16.67%) DV Cleared
11 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
12 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
12 4 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (13.33%) Unified Communications
12 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
12 4 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Eucalyptus
2 3 (10.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (26.67%) MS Office
2 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.67%) MS Project
4 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (90.00%) LAN
2 6 (20.00%) DNS
3 4 (13.33%) Ethernet
3 4 (13.33%) Unified Communications
4 3 (10.00%) MPLS
4 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.00%) VoIP
4 3 (10.00%) VPN
5 2 (6.67%) BGP
5 2 (6.67%) EIGRP
5 2 (6.67%) Internet
5 2 (6.67%) IP Telephony
5 2 (6.67%) Wireless
6 1 (3.33%) Firewall
6 1 (3.33%) Gigabit Ethernet
6 1 (3.33%) OSPF
6 1 (3.33%) SAN
6 1 (3.33%) VRRP
6 1 (3.33%) WLAN
6 1 (3.33%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (23.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Project Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Designer
4 3 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Java EE
2 1 (3.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) NHS
2 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (23.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (10.00%) Private Cloud
4 3 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 3 (10.00%) Replication
5 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.33%) Driving Licence
6 1 (3.33%) PKI
6 1 (3.33%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Unix
3 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.67%) HPUX
4 2 (6.67%) Solaris
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) ITIL
2 11 (36.67%) PRINCE2
3 9 (30.00%) Project Management
4 7 (23.33%) ITIL V3
5 6 (20.00%) Service Management
6 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
6 4 (13.33%) TOGAF
7 3 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 3 (10.00%) eTOM
7 3 (10.00%) ITSM
7 3 (10.00%) Migration
8 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
8 2 (6.67%) Project Planning
9 1 (3.33%) Critical Path Analysis
9 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis
9 1 (3.33%) MODAF
9 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
9 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
9 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.33%) Bourne shell
2 1 (3.33%) C
2 1 (3.33%) Korn
2 1 (3.33%) Perl
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (10.00%) CCNA
5 3 (10.00%) CCNP
5 3 (10.00%) MCP
6 2 (6.67%) MCSE
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.33%) APMG
7 1 (3.33%) CCENT
7 1 (3.33%) CCIE
7 1 (3.33%) Degree
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
7 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.67%) SLA
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.67%) BitLocker
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.67%) UAG
4 2 (6.67%) XenApp
4 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.33%) Samba
5 1 (3.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (36.67%) Cisco
3 5 (16.67%) VMware
4 3 (10.00%) Citrix
4 3 (10.00%) LANDesk
4 3 (10.00%) NetApp
5 2 (6.67%) AppSense
5 2 (6.67%) Canon
5 2 (6.67%) Sophos
6 1 (3.33%) Apple
6 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.33%) Genesys
6 1 (3.33%) HP
6 1 (3.33%) Meraki
6 1 (3.33%) Mitel
6 1 (3.33%) Nokia
6 1 (3.33%) Nortel
6 1 (3.33%) Polycom
6 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.33%) Siemens