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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 26 30 35
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 26 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.44% 2.36% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.24% 14.63% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 0 5
Average daily rate
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£263 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 - £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £190.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1483.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.68
% change year-on-year
- +1.62%
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
103 41 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 21.55% 16.14% 17.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 16 35
Average daily rate £288 £285 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.87% -20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £130 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £545 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+196.29% -64.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 - 9 £263 -
Gloucester -5 7 £250 - 1
Filton - - - -
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (97.30%) LAN
2 22 (59.46%) Security Cleared
3 20 (54.05%) SC Cleared
4 17 (45.95%) TCP/IP
5 16 (43.24%) Cisco
5 16 (43.24%) ITIL
5 16 (43.24%) Firewall
6 15 (40.54%) Windows
7 14 (37.84%) VPN
7 14 (37.84%) Performance Monitoring
8 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (24.32%) Cisco PIX
9 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (24.32%) Juniper
9 9 (24.32%) MPLS
10 8 (21.62%) CCNP
10 8 (21.62%) Problem Management
11 7 (18.92%) BIG-IP
11 7 (18.92%) F5
11 7 (18.92%) Mentoring
11 7 (18.92%) SSL
11 7 (18.92%) BGP
11 7 (18.92%) EIGRP
12 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
12 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (16.22%) Blue Coat
12 6 (16.22%) ProxySG
12 6 (16.22%) VLAN
13 5 (13.51%) Microsoft

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2 (5.41%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) Eucalyptus
2 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (97.30%) LAN
2 17 (45.95%) TCP/IP
3 16 (43.24%) Firewall
4 14 (37.84%) VPN
5 9 (24.32%) Cisco PIX
5 9 (24.32%) MPLS
6 7 (18.92%) BIG-IP
6 7 (18.92%) SSL
6 7 (18.92%) BGP
6 7 (18.92%) EIGRP
7 6 (16.22%) VLAN
8 4 (10.81%) IPv4
8 4 (10.81%) IPv6
8 4 (10.81%) DNS
8 4 (10.81%) SAN
9 2 (5.41%) DSL
9 2 (5.41%) Wireless
9 2 (5.41%) Frame Relay
9 2 (5.41%) SONET
9 2 (5.41%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Network Team Leader
1 8 (21.62%) Team Leader
2 6 (16.22%) Administrator
2 6 (16.22%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (13.51%) Deployment Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Architect
4 4 (10.81%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (10.81%) UNIX Administrator
4 4 (10.81%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.81%) Network Supervisor
5 3 (8.11%) Network Operations Team Leader
5 3 (8.11%) Operations Team Leader
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Security Administrator
5 3 (8.11%) Server Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Web Services
2 1 (2.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) iPad
2 2 (5.41%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) Open Source
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (13.51%) UNIX
3 5 (13.51%) Linux
4 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.81%) HPUX
4 4 (10.81%) Solaris
4 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (43.24%) ITIL
2 14 (37.84%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (21.62%) Problem Management
4 7 (18.92%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (8.11%) Change Management
7 2 (5.41%) Project Management
7 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
7 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (5.41%) Software Deployment
8 1 (2.70%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (2.70%) V-Model
8 1 (2.70%) Computer Security
8 1 (2.70%) Data Migration
8 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (2.70%) Network Planning
8 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.70%) Validation
8 1 (2.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) Shell Script
1 4 (10.81%) Korn
1 4 (10.81%) Bourne shell
2 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (59.46%) Security Cleared
2 20 (54.05%) SC Cleared
3 9 (24.32%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (21.62%) CCNP
5 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (5.41%) CCNA
6 2 (5.41%) Degree
6 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.70%) MCITP
7 1 (2.70%) MCSE
7 1 (2.70%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
1 6 (16.22%) ProxySG
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) WSUS
1 4 (10.81%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Cisco
2 9 (24.32%) Juniper
3 7 (18.92%) F5
4 6 (16.22%) Blue Coat
5 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
6 4 (10.81%) McAfee
6 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
6 4 (10.81%) Apple
6 4 (10.81%) Citrix
7 3 (8.11%) HP
8 2 (5.41%) VMware
8 2 (5.41%) NetQoS
9 1 (2.70%) NetApp
9 1 (2.70%) Mercator
9 1 (2.70%) Remedy