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 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 43 18 39
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +21
Contract jobs citing WAN 14 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.97% 6.73% 3.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.14% 26.44% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 8
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£450 £406 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+23.80% +29.23%
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
58 87 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 12.29% 25.44% 20.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 46 49
Average daily rate £450 £390 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £269 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £43.75 £28.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.50% -32.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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
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 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 -8 7 - -
Gloucester -11 2 - - 1
Tewkesbury - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 27 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 45 (95.74%) LAN
2 31 (65.96%) Security Cleared
3 26 (55.32%) DV Cleared
4 25 (53.19%) Firewall
5 22 (46.81%) Cisco
6 18 (38.30%) Windows
7 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
7 14 (29.79%) VMware
8 13 (27.66%) Citrix
9 12 (25.53%) VoIP
10 11 (23.40%) OSPF
10 11 (23.40%) BGP
11 10 (21.28%) IPsec
12 9 (19.15%) Network Security
12 9 (19.15%) VPN
13 8 (17.02%) DNS
13 8 (17.02%) SSL
13 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (14.89%) Linux
14 7 (14.89%) NetApp
14 7 (14.89%) Load Balancing
14 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
15 6 (12.77%) Information Security
15 6 (12.77%) Security Management
15 6 (12.77%) CISM
15 6 (12.77%) CMS
15 6 (12.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 6 (12.77%) Data Protection
15 6 (12.77%) PCI DSS
15 6 (12.77%) CISSP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 6 (12.77%) CMS
2 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.64%) Eucalyptus
2 5 (10.64%) OpenStack
3 4 (8.51%) IIS
4 2 (4.26%) Apache
4 2 (4.26%) nginx
4 2 (4.26%) Confluence
4 2 (4.26%) MediaWiki
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.64%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (95.74%) LAN
2 25 (53.19%) Firewall
3 12 (25.53%) VoIP
4 11 (23.40%) OSPF
4 11 (23.40%) BGP
5 10 (21.28%) IPsec
6 9 (19.15%) Network Security
6 9 (19.15%) VPN
7 8 (17.02%) DNS
7 8 (17.02%) SSL
8 5 (10.64%) Ethernet
9 4 (8.51%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (6.38%) Wireless
10 3 (6.38%) DHCP
10 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
10 3 (6.38%) IPv6
11 2 (4.26%) Internet
11 2 (4.26%) LDAP
11 2 (4.26%) EIGRP
11 2 (4.26%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) MySQL
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (4.26%) LoadRunner
1 2 (4.26%) Subversion
1 2 (4.26%) JIRA
1 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.26%) Hudson
1 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Architect
2 17 (36.17%) Network Engineer
3 7 (14.89%) Network Architect
4 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (12.77%) Technical Architect
4 6 (12.77%) Security Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (6.38%) Service Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.38%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Administrator
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Network Administrator
7 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) Java EE
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.64%) Replication
3 3 (6.38%) PDA
3 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) Wiki
4 2 (4.26%) Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (38.30%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Linux
3 6 (12.77%) Windows XP
4 5 (10.64%) UNIX
5 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.38%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (4.26%) CentOS
7 2 (4.26%) Debian
7 2 (4.26%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.13%) AIX
8 1 (2.13%) Solaris
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) Load Balancing
2 6 (12.77%) Security Management
2 6 (12.77%) Information Security
2 6 (12.77%) Data Protection
2 6 (12.77%) Security Architecture
3 5 (10.64%) Cyber Security
3 5 (10.64%) Migration
3 5 (10.64%) ITIL
3 5 (10.64%) Service Management
3 5 (10.64%) Data Migration
4 4 (8.51%) TOGAF
4 4 (8.51%) PRINCE2
4 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
5 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.26%) Build Automation
6 2 (4.26%) DevOps
6 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.13%) Change Control
7 1 (2.13%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) C
1 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (65.96%) Security Cleared
2 26 (55.32%) DV Cleared
3 6 (12.77%) CISSP
3 6 (12.77%) CISM
4 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.51%) Degree
5 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.26%) CCNA
8 1 (2.13%) CCSA
8 1 (2.13%) CCIE
8 1 (2.13%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (12.77%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (29.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.26%) Postfix
4 2 (4.26%) Samba
4 2 (4.26%) XenServer
4 2 (4.26%) iptables
5 1 (2.13%) vSphere
5 1 (2.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (4.26%) SCCM
1 2 (4.26%) ZABBIX
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.26%) Puppet
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) Cisco
2 14 (29.79%) VMware
3 13 (27.66%) Citrix
4 7 (14.89%) NetApp
5 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.26%) 3PAR
6 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
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