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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
South West / Bristol
Rank 50 62 55
Rank change year-on-year +12 -7  
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.11% 1.01% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.26% 6.16% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 10
Median daily rate £294 £386 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.94% -14.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £419 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £21.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year -29.94% -12.50%  

WAN 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 151 146 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 18.71% 16.40% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 106 61
Median daily rate £350 £361 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.11% +0.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £493 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £38.00 £27.50 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.18% +51.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £18.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £30.00 £42.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Bristol

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Bristol

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN 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 WAN.

1 25 (78.13%) LAN
2 18 (56.25%) Firewall
3 15 (46.88%) Windows
4 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
5 12 (37.50%) Data Centre
6 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 10 (31.25%) DNS
7 9 (28.13%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (28.13%) Office 365
8 8 (25.00%) VPN
8 8 (25.00%) Cisco
8 8 (25.00%) MS Office
9 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
9 7 (21.88%) Load Balancing
10 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
10 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
10 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (18.75%) HP
10 6 (18.75%) Dell
10 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
11 5 (15.63%) DHCP
11 5 (15.63%) Linux
11 5 (15.63%) ISA Server
11 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
11 5 (15.63%) SCCM
12 4 (12.50%) Marketing
12 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
12 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (12.50%) Android
12 4 (12.50%) High Availability

WAN
Top Related 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 (3.13%) Apache
1 1 (3.13%) GlassFish
1 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
1 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (25.00%) MS Office
2 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (28.13%) Office 365
2 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (9.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (78.13%) LAN
2 18 (56.25%) Firewall
3 10 (31.25%) DNS
4 9 (28.13%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (25.00%) VPN
6 5 (15.63%) DHCP
7 4 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (9.38%) Wireless
9 2 (6.25%) Broadband
9 2 (6.25%) Internet
9 2 (6.25%) VLAN
10 1 (3.13%) ADSL
10 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
10 1 (3.13%) Gigabit Ethernet
10 1 (3.13%) LDAP
10 1 (3.13%) Network Security
10 1 (3.13%) PABX
10 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
10 1 (3.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (15.63%) Architect
1 5 (15.63%) Network Engineer
1 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (12.50%) IT Engineer
2 4 (12.50%) IT Support
2 4 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
3 3 (9.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 3 (9.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Cloud Specialist
3 3 (9.38%) Help Desk Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Help Desk Support
3 3 (9.38%) Help Desk Support Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Engineer
3 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Support
3 3 (9.38%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) LAMP
2 1 (3.13%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (9.38%) RSA SecurID
2 3 (9.38%) Smartphone
3 2 (6.25%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
2 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 5 (15.63%) Linux
4 4 (12.50%) Android
4 4 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.13%) AIX
5 1 (3.13%) CentOS
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Unix
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Load Balancing
2 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.50%) Change Management
2 4 (12.50%) High Availability
2 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (9.38%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (9.38%) DevOps
3 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
3 3 (9.38%) ITSM
3 3 (9.38%) SDLC
3 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.25%) Identity Management
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.13%) Migration
5 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.13%) Open Source
5 1 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Java
1 1 (3.13%) Perl
1 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) MCSE
3 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) ISA Server
3 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.13%) Firmware
5 1 (3.13%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (6.25%) SCOM
3 2 (6.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.00%) Cisco
3 6 (18.75%) Dell
3 6 (18.75%) HP
4 4 (12.50%) Palo Alto
5 3 (9.38%) Apple
5 3 (9.38%) Juniper
5 3 (9.38%) Toshiba
5 3 (9.38%) VMware
6 2 (6.25%) IBM
7 1 (3.13%) F5
7 1 (3.13%) Gemalto
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle
7 1 (3.13%) Red Hat