The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
South West / Bristol
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 54 52
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Contract jobs citing LAN 13 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.60% 1.87% 2.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.67% 11.26% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 10
Median daily rate £313 £320 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.34% -28.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year - +0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year -29.41% -13.26%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 150 151 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 18.47% 16.61% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 112 61
Median daily rate £352 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £483 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.18% +51.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £18.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £30.00 £42.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Bristol

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Bristol

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Bristol over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Bristol

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for LAN.

1 25 (92.59%) WAN
2 15 (55.56%) Firewall
3 14 (51.85%) Windows
4 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
5 9 (33.33%) DNS
5 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
7 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
7 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
8 6 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (22.22%) SCCM
8 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
9 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
9 5 (18.52%) Office 365
9 5 (18.52%) VPN
9 5 (18.52%) ISA Server
9 5 (18.52%) Cisco
9 5 (18.52%) Linux
9 5 (18.52%) MS Office
10 4 (14.81%) DHCP
10 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
10 4 (14.81%) VMware
10 4 (14.81%) High Availability
10 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
10 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
10 4 (14.81%) Marketing
10 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
11 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) GlassFish
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
2 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (18.52%) Office 365
3 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (11.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (92.59%) WAN
2 15 (55.56%) Firewall
3 9 (33.33%) DNS
4 6 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (18.52%) VPN
6 4 (14.81%) DHCP
7 3 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (7.41%) Broadband
9 1 (3.70%) BGP
9 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (3.70%) Ethernet
9 1 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (3.70%) Gigabit Ethernet
9 1 (3.70%) Internet
9 1 (3.70%) Network Security
9 1 (3.70%) OSPF
9 1 (3.70%) SAN
9 1 (3.70%) Skype
9 1 (3.70%) VLAN
9 1 (3.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (14.81%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Architect
2 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Cloud Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Installation Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Network Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Office 365 Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Active Directory Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Firewall Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Network Security Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Server Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) LAMP
2 1 (3.70%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (7.41%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) CESG
4 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
3 5 (18.52%) Linux
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
5 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.70%) AIX
7 1 (3.70%) CentOS
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.70%) Unix
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
2 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.81%) High Availability
3 3 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) DevOps
3 3 (11.11%) SDLC
4 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.41%) Identity Management
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.70%) CAD
5 1 (3.70%) Email Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Information Security
5 1 (3.70%) Migration
5 1 (3.70%) Open Source
5 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Java
1 1 (3.70%) Perl
1 1 (3.70%) PHP
1 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCSE
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) ISA Server
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.70%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (11.11%) SCOrch
3 2 (7.41%) SCOM
4 1 (3.70%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) Cisco
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) Dell
4 3 (11.11%) HP
4 3 (11.11%) Palo Alto
5 2 (7.41%) IBM
5 2 (7.41%) Juniper
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) F5
6 1 (3.70%) Gemalto
6 1 (3.70%) Proofpoint
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat