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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 42 65
Rank change year-on-year +1 +23  
Contract jobs citing LAN 30 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.58% 2.98% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.55% 18.25% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 8
Median daily rate £313 £350 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +66.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £600 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.80% +40.54%  

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 146 137 85
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 17.42% 16.31% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 104 55
Median daily rate £370 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £575 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 5
Median hourly rate £30.25 £12.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.00% -55.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.31 £9.30 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £39.00 £37.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 39 (90.70%) WAN
2 24 (55.81%) Wi-Fi
3 18 (41.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 18 (41.86%) PRINCE2
4 17 (39.53%) Cisco
4 17 (39.53%) Firewall
5 13 (30.23%) Windows
6 12 (27.91%) Broadband
6 12 (27.91%) Risk Management
7 9 (20.93%) Finance
7 9 (20.93%) VPN
7 9 (20.93%) Wireless
8 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
8 7 (16.28%) HP
8 7 (16.28%) DHCP
8 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (13.95%) SCCM
9 6 (13.95%) DNS
9 6 (13.95%) IBM
9 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
9 6 (13.95%) Linux
9 6 (13.95%) APMP
9 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
9 6 (13.95%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
10 5 (11.63%) SCOrch
10 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
10 5 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (11.63%) Office 365
10 5 (11.63%) Oracle

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 4 (9.30%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.33%) Apache
3 1 (2.33%) GlassFish
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
3 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Office 365
2 3 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (90.70%) WAN
2 24 (55.81%) Wi-Fi
3 17 (39.53%) Firewall
4 12 (27.91%) Broadband
5 9 (20.93%) VPN
5 9 (20.93%) Wireless
6 7 (16.28%) DHCP
7 6 (13.95%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (13.95%) DNS
8 4 (9.30%) MPLS
9 3 (6.98%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (6.98%) Internet
9 3 (6.98%) Unified Communications
10 2 (4.65%) BIG-IP
10 2 (4.65%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (4.65%) IP Telephony
10 2 (4.65%) Network Security
10 2 (4.65%) OSPF
10 2 (4.65%) VoIP
11 1 (2.33%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) MySQL
2 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.65%) Marketing
4 1 (2.33%) Electronics
4 1 (2.33%) German Language
4 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Project Manager
2 12 (27.91%) Installation Manager
3 5 (11.63%) Network Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 4 (9.30%) Operations Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Active Directory Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) Network Operations Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Wireless Product Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Data Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Support
7 1 (2.33%) IP Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) IT Support
7 1 (2.33%) Senior IP Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) LAMP
1 1 (2.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Data Centre
1 5 (11.63%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (9.30%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.23%) Windows
2 6 (13.95%) Linux
2 6 (13.95%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.65%) CentOS
3 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Unix
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (41.86%) PRINCE2
2 12 (27.91%) Risk Management
3 7 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.65%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.65%) DevOps
6 2 (4.65%) High Availability
6 2 (4.65%) Identity Management
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL
6 2 (4.65%) Network Management
6 2 (4.65%) Open Source
6 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.33%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.33%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.33%) Test Planning
7 1 (2.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.33%) Java
1 1 (2.33%) Perl
1 1 (2.33%) PHP
1 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (41.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (13.95%) APMP
3 1 (2.33%) CCNP
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) ISA Server
3 4 (9.30%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.98%) vSphere
5 1 (2.33%) Docker
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.33%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) SCCM
2 5 (11.63%) SCOrch
3 4 (9.30%) SCOM
4 3 (6.98%) Puppet
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (4.65%) WSUS
6 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (2.33%) Nessus
6 1 (2.33%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Cisco
2 7 (16.28%) HP
3 6 (13.95%) IBM
3 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.63%) Dell
4 5 (11.63%) Oracle
4 5 (11.63%) VMware
5 4 (9.30%) F5
5 4 (9.30%) Juniper
6 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.98%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.98%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.65%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.65%) CA
7 2 (4.65%) IronPort
8 1 (2.33%) Avaya
8 1 (2.33%) BT
8 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.33%) SAP
8 1 (2.33%) Sophos