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 28 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.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
South West / Bristol
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 49 62
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13  
Contract jobs citing WAN 29 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.42% 2.57% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.08% 15.60% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 10
Median daily rate £313 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £197 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £625 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.90% +2.38%  

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 152 141 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 17.95% 16.49% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 351 124
Median daily rate £370 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £231 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £613 £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 8
Median hourly rate £30.25 £12.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.00% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.71 £8.75 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £39.50 £32.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 39 (84.78%) LAN
2 26 (56.52%) Wi-Fi
3 19 (41.30%) Firewall
3 19 (41.30%) Cisco
4 18 (39.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 18 (39.13%) PRINCE2
5 15 (32.61%) Windows
6 12 (26.09%) Broadband
6 12 (26.09%) VPN
6 12 (26.09%) Wireless
6 12 (26.09%) Risk Management
7 11 (23.91%) HP
8 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
8 9 (19.57%) Active Directory
8 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (19.57%) Finance
8 9 (19.57%) Office 365
9 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
9 8 (17.39%) Dell
10 7 (15.22%) DNS
10 7 (15.22%) DHCP
10 7 (15.22%) Linux
10 7 (15.22%) ITIL
10 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (13.04%) IBM
11 6 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (13.04%) Incident Management
11 6 (13.04%) APMP
12 5 (10.87%) SCCM
12 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure

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 5 (10.87%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.17%) GlassFish
3 1 (2.17%) iPlanet
3 1 (2.17%) JBoss
3 1 (2.17%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.17%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) Office 365
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (84.78%) LAN
2 26 (56.52%) Wi-Fi
3 19 (41.30%) Firewall
4 12 (26.09%) Broadband
4 12 (26.09%) VPN
4 12 (26.09%) Wireless
5 7 (15.22%) DHCP
5 7 (15.22%) DNS
6 6 (13.04%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (6.52%) MPLS
7 3 (6.52%) Unified Communications
8 2 (4.35%) BIG-IP
8 2 (4.35%) Cisco IPT
8 2 (4.35%) Internet
8 2 (4.35%) IP Telephony
8 2 (4.35%) Network Security
8 2 (4.35%) SAN
8 2 (4.35%) VLAN
8 2 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Marketing
4 1 (2.17%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) German Language
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Project Manager
2 12 (26.09%) Installation Manager
3 7 (15.22%) Network Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 4 (8.70%) IT Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) IT Support
4 4 (8.70%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
5 3 (6.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (6.52%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Support
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) J2EE
1 1 (2.17%) LAMP
1 1 (2.17%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.87%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.70%) Public Cloud
4 3 (6.52%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (6.52%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.17%) Clustering
5 1 (2.17%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 15 (32.61%) Windows
2 7 (15.22%) Linux
3 4 (8.70%) Android
3 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.70%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.52%) Unix
5 2 (4.35%) CentOS
5 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.17%) AIX
6 1 (2.17%) HPUX
6 1 (2.17%) Solaris
6 1 (2.17%) SUSE
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) PRINCE2
2 12 (26.09%) Risk Management
3 7 (15.22%) ITIL
3 7 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (13.04%) Incident Management
5 4 (8.70%) Change Management
5 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.52%) Break/Fix
6 3 (6.52%) ITIL V3
6 3 (6.52%) ITSM
6 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.35%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.35%) DevOps
7 2 (4.35%) High Availability
7 2 (4.35%) Identity Management
7 2 (4.35%) Network Management
7 2 (4.35%) Open Source
7 2 (4.35%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) Perl
2 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.17%) C-shell
2 1 (2.17%) Java
2 1 (2.17%) Korn
2 1 (2.17%) PHP
2 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (13.04%) APMP
3 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) CCNP
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.17%) MCSE
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.87%) ISA Server
2 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (6.52%) vSphere
5 1 (2.17%) Docker
5 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.17%) KVM
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.17%) Samba
5 1 (2.17%) Shibboleth
5 1 (2.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) SCCM
2 4 (8.70%) SCOM
2 4 (8.70%) SCOrch
3 3 (6.52%) Puppet
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (4.35%) WSUS
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.17%) Nessus
5 1 (2.17%) Nexpose
5 1 (2.17%) OpenView
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) Cisco
2 11 (23.91%) HP
3 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
4 8 (17.39%) Dell
5 6 (13.04%) IBM
6 5 (10.87%) F5
6 5 (10.87%) Oracle
6 5 (10.87%) VMware
7 4 (8.70%) Palo Alto
8 3 (6.52%) Apple
8 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
8 3 (6.52%) Juniper
8 3 (6.52%) SolarWinds
8 3 (6.52%) Toshiba
9 2 (4.35%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.35%) CA
9 2 (4.35%) IronPort
9 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.17%) BT
10 1 (2.17%) PlateSpin
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