Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 68 87
Rank change year-on-year +2 +19 -19
Contract jobs citing LAN 51 35 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.58% 2.06% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.50% 14.34% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 27 18
Bristol median daily rate £313 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% - -23.53%
10th Percentile £151 £194 £120
90th Percentile £377 £625 £431
South West median daily rate £313 £325 £330
% change year-on-year -3.85% -1.52% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £42.50 -
South West median hourly rate £39.50 £27.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +42.34% -34.71% +87.31%

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 309 244 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 15.65% 14.33% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 168 116
Bristol median daily rate £345 £339 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% -9.67% -
10th Percentile £176 £200 £245
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +5.71% -3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 15
Bristol median hourly rate £28.00 £31.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.81% +17.59% +83.05%
10th Percentile £12.30 £17.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £38.95 £45.38 £83.00
South West median hourly rate £32.00 £33.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year -3.03% -16.72% +76.11%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 46 (90.20%) WAN
2 24 (47.06%) Windows
3 22 (43.14%) Active Directory
4 18 (35.29%) Cisco
4 18 (35.29%) Firewall
5 17 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (29.41%) Linux
6 15 (29.41%) Windows Server
7 14 (27.45%) PRINCE2
8 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
8 13 (25.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (19.61%) Broadband
9 10 (19.61%) CentOS
9 10 (19.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (17.65%) Windows 7
10 9 (17.65%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (17.65%) Python
10 9 (17.65%) NFS
10 9 (17.65%) Red Hat
10 9 (17.65%) Shell Script
10 9 (17.65%) Risk Management
10 9 (17.65%) Samba
11 8 (15.69%) VMware
11 8 (15.69%) Finance
11 8 (15.69%) Maya
11 8 (15.69%) Houdini
11 8 (15.69%) VPN
11 8 (15.69%) Photoshop
11 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
11 8 (15.69%) NUKE

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 5 (9.80%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.88%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Houdini
1 8 (15.69%) Maya
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (15.69%) NUKE
1 8 (15.69%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (11.76%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (90.20%) WAN
2 18 (35.29%) Firewall
3 17 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (19.61%) Broadband
5 8 (15.69%) VPN
6 7 (13.73%) DHCP
7 6 (11.76%) Wireless
8 5 (9.80%) MPLS
9 4 (7.84%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (7.84%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (7.84%) IP Telephony
10 3 (5.88%) DNS
10 3 (5.88%) Internet
10 3 (5.88%) Skype
10 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
11 2 (3.92%) BIG-IP
11 2 (3.92%) Cisco IPT
11 2 (3.92%) Extranet
11 2 (3.92%) Intranet
11 2 (3.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Project Manager
2 9 (17.65%) Administrator
2 9 (17.65%) Installation Manager
2 9 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (13.73%) Linux Administrator
3 7 (13.73%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 7 (13.73%) Support Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Network Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Active Directory Support
6 3 (5.88%) Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Network Operations Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (13.73%) Animation
3 5 (9.80%) Replication
4 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.92%) Clustering
5 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (47.06%) Windows
2 15 (29.41%) Linux
2 15 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 10 (19.61%) CentOS
3 10 (19.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.96%) Unix
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) PRINCE2
2 9 (17.65%) Risk Management
3 7 (13.73%) ITIL
3 7 (13.73%) Visual Effects
4 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.84%) DevOps
6 3 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (3.92%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.92%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.92%) Network Management
7 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.92%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (3.92%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.96%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.96%) Manual Testing
8 1 (1.96%) Network Architecture
8 1 (1.96%) Open Source
8 1 (1.96%) Scenario Testing
8 1 (1.96%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) Python
1 9 (17.65%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (7.84%) APMP
3 2 (3.92%) CCNA
3 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.96%) CCNP
4 1 (1.96%) CWNA
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (43.14%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.65%) NFS
2 9 (17.65%) Samba
3 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (9.80%) vSphere
5 3 (5.88%) ISA Server
6 2 (3.92%) Firmware
7 1 (1.96%) Docker
7 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (9.80%) Puppet
1 5 (9.80%) SCCM
2 4 (7.84%) AirWatch
2 4 (7.84%) WSUS
3 3 (5.88%) SCOM
4 2 (3.92%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.92%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.96%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.96%) Nessus
5 1 (1.96%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) Cisco
2 13 (25.49%) Microsoft
3 9 (17.65%) Red Hat
4 8 (15.69%) VMware
5 5 (9.80%) HP
5 5 (9.80%) IBM
5 5 (9.80%) Juniper
5 5 (9.80%) Oracle
6 3 (5.88%) Blue Coat
6 3 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.88%) Dell
6 3 (5.88%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.92%) BT
7 2 (3.92%) CA
7 2 (3.92%) CommVault
7 2 (3.92%) F5
7 2 (3.92%) Ipanema Technologies
7 2 (3.92%) IronPort
7 2 (3.92%) McAfee
7 2 (3.92%) Veritas