Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 60 68
Rank change year-on-year -38 +8 +15
Contract jobs citing LAN 28 55 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.35% 2.90% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.52% 17.24% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 40 33
Bristol median daily rate £300 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -3.85% -
10th Percentile £188 £151 £172
90th Percentile £425 £380 £625
South West median daily rate £324 £313 £313
% change year-on-year +3.71% - -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Bristol median hourly rate £175.00 - £42.50
10th Percentile £162.50 - £41.25
90th Percentile £187.50 - £43.75
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £39.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -55.70% +54.90% +15.91%

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 294 319 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 14.20% 16.81% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 208 178
Bristol median daily rate £375 £361 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +6.25% -9.33%
10th Percentile £208 £210 £200
90th Percentile £475 £538 £541
South West median daily rate £390 £369 £350
% change year-on-year +5.76% +5.36% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 9 19
Bristol median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.79% +14.29% +11.36%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.30 £11.05
90th Percentile £118.13 £38.95 £45.50
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +25.00% +0.74% -14.01%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 22 (78.57%) WAN
2 13 (46.43%) Cisco
3 12 (42.86%) Firewall
4 10 (35.71%) Windows
5 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
6 8 (28.57%) Ethernet
6 8 (28.57%) OSPF
7 7 (25.00%) MPLS
7 7 (25.00%) BGP
7 7 (25.00%) ADSL
7 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (25.00%) CCNA
8 6 (21.43%) VLAN
9 5 (17.86%) VDSL
9 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
9 5 (17.86%) Office 365
9 5 (17.86%) HP
9 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
9 5 (17.86%) NFS
9 5 (17.86%) Project Management
9 5 (17.86%) Wireless
10 4 (14.29%) Linux
10 4 (14.29%) HSRP
10 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
10 4 (14.29%) MOS
11 3 (10.71%) NAS
11 3 (10.71%) CentOS
11 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (10.71%) Windows Server

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 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (78.57%) WAN
2 12 (42.86%) Firewall
3 8 (28.57%) Ethernet
3 8 (28.57%) OSPF
4 7 (25.00%) ADSL
4 7 (25.00%) BGP
4 7 (25.00%) MPLS
5 6 (21.43%) VLAN
6 5 (17.86%) VDSL
6 5 (17.86%) Wireless
7 4 (14.29%) HSRP
7 4 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (10.71%) NAS
8 3 (10.71%) SAN
8 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
8 3 (10.71%) WLAN
9 2 (7.14%) iSCSI
9 2 (7.14%) PSTN
9 2 (7.14%) VPN
9 2 (7.14%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Consultant
2 4 (14.29%) LAN Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Network Consultant
2 4 (14.29%) WAN Consultant
2 4 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.14%) Network Support
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) COM
1 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (7.14%) Animation
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) Windows 7
3 4 (14.29%) Linux
4 3 (10.71%) CentOS
4 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.57%) Unix
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Project Management
2 3 (10.71%) Break/Fix
2 3 (10.71%) ITIL
3 2 (7.14%) Adaptive Security
3 2 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (7.14%) Network Management
3 2 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.14%) Visual Effects
4 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.57%) ITSM
4 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Python
1 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.57%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) CCNA
1 7 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (14.29%) MOS
3 1 (3.57%) APMP
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) CWNA
3 1 (3.57%) MCT
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) NFS
3 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.71%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (3.57%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco
2 5 (17.86%) HP
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
3 3 (10.71%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) Brocade
4 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 2 (7.14%) Forcepoint
4 2 (7.14%) Juniper
4 2 (7.14%) McAfee
4 2 (7.14%) Meraki
4 2 (7.14%) SolarWinds
4 2 (7.14%) Sophos
5 1 (3.57%) BT
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) F5
5 1 (3.57%) Infoblox
5 1 (3.57%) Siemens
5 1 (3.57%) WatchGuard