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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 30 22 44
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +22
Contract jobs citing WAN 26 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.32% 7.98% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.81% 31.33% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £413 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.22% +5.26%
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
67 83 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 13.70% 25.46% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 41 46
Average daily rate £450 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Average hourly rate £43.75 £24.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.29% -43.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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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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 +5 17 - - 3
Gloucester -16 2 - - 1
Cirencester - - - -
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 53 (94.64%) LAN
2 32 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 26 (46.43%) Windows
3 26 (46.43%) Firewall
4 25 (44.64%) Cisco
5 23 (41.07%) DV Cleared
6 16 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 14 (25.00%) VMware
8 13 (23.21%) Citrix
9 11 (19.64%) BGP
9 11 (19.64%) VoIP
9 11 (19.64%) ITIL
10 10 (17.86%) MS Excel
10 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
10 10 (17.86%) VPN
10 10 (17.86%) OSPF
11 9 (16.07%) DNS
11 9 (16.07%) IPsec
11 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
12 8 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
13 7 (12.50%) SSL
13 7 (12.50%) Linux
13 7 (12.50%) NetApp
13 7 (12.50%) Network Security
13 7 (12.50%) Load Balancing
14 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
14 6 (10.71%) Finance

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 5 (8.93%) IIS
1 5 (8.93%) SharePoint
1 5 (8.93%) Eucalyptus
1 5 (8.93%) OpenStack
2 4 (7.14%) CMS
3 2 (3.57%) nginx
3 2 (3.57%) Confluence
3 2 (3.57%) Apache
3 2 (3.57%) MediaWiki
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.93%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (94.64%) LAN
2 26 (46.43%) Firewall
3 11 (19.64%) VoIP
3 11 (19.64%) BGP
4 10 (17.86%) VPN
4 10 (17.86%) OSPF
5 9 (16.07%) IPsec
5 9 (16.07%) DNS
6 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 7 (12.50%) SSL
7 7 (12.50%) Network Security
8 5 (8.93%) Ethernet
9 4 (7.14%) DHCP
9 4 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (5.36%) Wireless
10 3 (5.36%) IPv6
10 3 (5.36%) MPLS
10 3 (5.36%) EIGRP
11 2 (3.57%) Internet
11 2 (3.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (3.57%) LoadRunner
1 2 (3.57%) Subversion
1 2 (3.57%) JIRA
1 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.57%) Hudson
1 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (10.71%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (33.93%) Architect
2 15 (26.79%) Network Engineer
3 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.71%) Network Architect
5 5 (8.93%) Security Architect
5 5 (8.93%) Technical Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Administrator
6 4 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (5.36%) Help Desk Support
7 3 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Team Leader
7 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.36%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.36%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Service Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) Java EE
2 1 (1.79%) HTML
2 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.93%) Replication
3 3 (5.36%) Clustering
3 3 (5.36%) PDA
3 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.57%) Wiki
5 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (46.43%) Windows
2 7 (12.50%) Linux
3 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (10.71%) Windows XP
3 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (8.93%) UNIX
5 4 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 4 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (3.57%) CentOS
6 2 (3.57%) Debian
6 2 (3.57%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.64%) ITIL
2 7 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 5 (8.93%) Service Management
3 5 (8.93%) Security Management
3 5 (8.93%) Migration
3 5 (8.93%) Information Security
3 5 (8.93%) Data Migration
3 5 (8.93%) Data Protection
3 5 (8.93%) Security Architecture
3 5 (8.93%) Cyber Security
4 4 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.36%) Project Management
5 3 (5.36%) Problem Management
5 3 (5.36%) TOGAF
6 2 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.57%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.79%) C
1 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 23 (41.07%) DV Cleared
3 9 (16.07%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.93%) CISM
5 5 (8.93%) CISSP
5 5 (8.93%) Degree
6 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (5.36%) CCNP
7 3 (5.36%) CCNA
7 3 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.79%) MCITP
8 1 (1.79%) MCSE
8 1 (1.79%) CCIE
8 1 (1.79%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (8.93%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 16 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.93%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.57%) Postfix
4 2 (3.57%) Samba
4 2 (3.57%) XenServer
5 1 (1.79%) vSphere
5 1 (1.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (3.57%) SCCM
1 2 (3.57%) ZABBIX
1 2 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.57%) Puppet
2 1 (1.79%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 25 (44.64%) Cisco
2 14 (25.00%) VMware
3 13 (23.21%) Citrix
4 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
5 7 (12.50%) NetApp
6 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.57%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.57%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.79%) F5
7 1 (1.79%) HP
7 1 (1.79%) Juniper
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
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