Period
to 17 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 17 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.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 71 73
Rank change year-on-year -22 +2 +18
Contract jobs citing WAN 40 43 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.82% 2.21% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.86% 14.10% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 29 17
Bristol median daily rate £400 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -7.69% +18.18%
10th Percentile £313 £150 £189
90th Percentile £475 £338 £625
South West median daily rate £375 £313 £325
% change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% -3.70%
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 £25.50
% change year-on-year -4.11% -28.43% -40.00%

WAN 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 311 305 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 14.12% 15.64% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 185 140
Bristol median daily rate £380 £338 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.59% +0.37% -10.33%
10th Percentile £256 £163 £207
90th Percentile £506 £545 £539
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 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 £173.45 £38.95 £45.38
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £26.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +57.01% -28.67% -4.46%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Bristol

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Bristol

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Bristol over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Bristol

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WAN 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 WAN.

1 25 (62.50%) LAN
2 21 (52.50%) Office 365
3 17 (42.50%) Windows
4 16 (40.00%) Firewall
5 15 (37.50%) PRINCE2
5 15 (37.50%) Cisco
5 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 14 (35.00%) Project Management
7 13 (32.50%) Risk Management
7 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (30.00%) Migration
8 12 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (30.00%) PRINCE
8 12 (30.00%) Linux
8 12 (30.00%) Contract Negotiation
9 11 (27.50%) Windows Server
9 11 (27.50%) Red Hat
9 11 (27.50%) Project Planning
9 11 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 9 (22.50%) VMware
12 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
12 8 (20.00%) SAN
12 8 (20.00%) NFS
13 6 (15.00%) Python
13 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
13 6 (15.00%) Samba
13 6 (15.00%) Shell Script
13 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (15.00%) CentOS

WAN
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 (2.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (52.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) IaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (62.50%) LAN
2 16 (40.00%) Firewall
3 8 (20.00%) SAN
4 5 (12.50%) ADSL
4 5 (12.50%) BGP
4 5 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 5 (12.50%) MPLS
4 5 (12.50%) OSPF
5 3 (7.50%) HSRP
5 3 (7.50%) NAS
5 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.50%) VDSL
5 3 (7.50%) VLAN
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
6 2 (5.00%) Junos
6 2 (5.00%) Unified Communications
6 2 (5.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Project Manager
2 5 (12.50%) Administrator
2 5 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
2 5 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
2 5 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 5 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) Service Manager
2 5 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
2 5 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (10.00%) Active Directory Support
3 4 (10.00%) Cisco Support
3 4 (10.00%) IT Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Office 365 Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Office 365 Project Manager
3 4 (10.00%) Server Support
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server Support
4 3 (7.50%) LAN Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) WAN Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) WAN Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) WAN Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) COM
1 1 (2.50%) Web Services
1 1 (2.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (7.50%) Animation
2 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Linux
3 11 (27.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (27.50%) Windows Server
4 6 (15.00%) CentOS
4 6 (15.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 14 (35.00%) Project Management
3 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (32.50%) Risk Management
4 12 (30.00%) Contract Negotiation
4 12 (30.00%) Migration
4 12 (30.00%) PRINCE
4 12 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (27.50%) Project Planning
6 8 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (7.50%) Break/Fix
8 3 (7.50%) Decision-Making
9 2 (5.00%) Adaptive Security
9 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
9 2 (5.00%) ITIL
9 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (5.00%) Visual Effects
10 1 (2.50%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) Python
1 6 (15.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (7.50%) MOS
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) CCNA
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) MCT
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.00%) NFS
3 6 (15.00%) Samba
3 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Cisco
2 11 (27.50%) Red Hat
3 9 (22.50%) VMware
4 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.00%) Juniper
6 3 (7.50%) HP
7 2 (5.00%) Brocade
7 2 (5.00%) Forcepoint
7 2 (5.00%) McAfee
7 2 (5.00%) Meraki
7 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.00%) Sophos
8 1 (2.50%) BT
8 1 (2.50%) NEC
8 1 (2.50%) Siemens
8 1 (2.50%) WatchGuard