Period
to 13 December 2018

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 6 months to 13 December 2018 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
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 68 75
Rank change year-on-year -35 +7 +11
Contract jobs citing LAN 35 48 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.61% 2.44% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.25% 15.64% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 21
Bristol median daily rate £380 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.60% -3.85% -
10th Percentile £270 £150 £215
90th Percentile £495 £338 £625
South West median daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year +12.00% -0.79% -6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Bristol median hourly rate £175.00 - £30.50
10th Percentile £162.50 - £16.44
90th Percentile £187.50 - £43.75
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year -4.11% -17.05% -48.24%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 311 307 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 14.29% 15.59% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 189 152
Bristol median daily rate £388 £338 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -0.37% -9.67%
10th Percentile £256 £163 £213
90th Percentile £506 £540 £549
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 20
Bristol median hourly rate £37.55 £28.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.11% +14.29% -9.26%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.30 £17.13
90th Percentile £159.75 £38.95 £45.38
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £27.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +55.56% -25.00% -8.28%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

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 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for LAN.

1 25 (71.43%) WAN
2 20 (57.14%) Cisco
2 20 (57.14%) Firewall
3 18 (51.43%) Windows
4 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
5 12 (34.29%) Linux
5 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
6 11 (31.43%) Red Hat
6 11 (31.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (25.71%) VMware
8 8 (22.86%) SAN
8 8 (22.86%) NFS
9 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 6 (17.14%) Shell Script
10 6 (17.14%) Python
10 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
10 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
10 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (17.14%) CentOS
10 6 (17.14%) Samba
10 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
10 6 (17.14%) Office 365
11 5 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (14.29%) Ethernet
11 5 (14.29%) ADSL
11 5 (14.29%) MPLS
11 5 (14.29%) OSPF
11 5 (14.29%) BGP

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 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (71.43%) WAN
2 20 (57.14%) Firewall
3 8 (22.86%) SAN
4 6 (17.14%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (14.29%) ADSL
5 5 (14.29%) BGP
5 5 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 5 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (14.29%) MPLS
5 5 (14.29%) OSPF
6 4 (11.43%) Cisco Firepower
6 4 (11.43%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (11.43%) NetScaler
6 4 (11.43%) Wireless
7 3 (8.57%) HSRP
7 3 (8.57%) NAS
7 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
7 3 (8.57%) VDSL
7 3 (8.57%) VLAN
7 3 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Administrator
2 5 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
2 5 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 5 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (11.43%) Active Directory Support
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco Support
3 4 (11.43%) Server Support
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server Support
4 3 (8.57%) Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) LAN Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Network Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) WAN Consultant
4 3 (8.57%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) COM
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
1 1 (2.86%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (8.57%) Animation
3 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.86%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Linux
2 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
3 11 (31.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (17.14%) CentOS
4 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.86%) Unix
5 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.43%) Customer Requirements
1 4 (11.43%) Load Balancing
2 3 (8.57%) Break/Fix
2 3 (8.57%) Project Management
3 2 (5.71%) Adaptive Security
3 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
3 2 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.71%) Visual Effects
4 1 (2.86%) Antivirus Management
4 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL
4 1 (2.86%) ITSM
4 1 (2.86%) Migration
4 1 (2.86%) Security Architecture
4 1 (2.86%) Service Management
4 1 (2.86%) Supplier Management
4 1 (2.86%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) Python
1 6 (17.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
1 6 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.57%) CCNA
2 3 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.57%) MOS
3 1 (2.86%) CCNP
3 1 (2.86%) CWNA
3 1 (2.86%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.86%) NFS
3 6 (17.14%) Samba
3 6 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (2.86%) SCCM
1 1 (2.86%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) Cisco
2 11 (31.43%) Red Hat
3 9 (25.71%) VMware
4 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (11.43%) CheckPoint
5 4 (11.43%) Citrix
5 4 (11.43%) Juniper
6 3 (8.57%) HP
7 2 (5.71%) Brocade
7 2 (5.71%) Forcepoint
7 2 (5.71%) McAfee
7 2 (5.71%) Meraki
7 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.71%) Sophos
8 1 (2.86%) BT
8 1 (2.86%) Siemens
8 1 (2.86%) WatchGuard