Period
to 19 November 2019

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 19 November 2019 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
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 89 67
Rank change year-on-year +7 -22 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 36 36 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.85% 1.72% 2.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.69% 12.33% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 39
Bristol median daily rate £520 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +28.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £166 £303 £151
90th Percentile £639 £425 £356
South West median daily rate £425 £363 £313
% change year-on-year +17.24% +16.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £175.00 -
South West median hourly rate - £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% -39.17%

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 263 292 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.54% 13.91% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 159 195
Bristol median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +4.09%
10th Percentile £240 £213 £170
90th Percentile £631 £475 £538
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £370
% change year-on-year +9.68% +4.73% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 9
Bristol median hourly rate £40.00 £37.55 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.52% +34.11% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.27 £16.90 £12.30
90th Percentile £49.00 £159.75 £38.95
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year - +34.92% -4.55%

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 19 November 2019.

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 19 November 2019, 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 24 (66.67%) LAN
2 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 15 (41.67%) Windows
4 13 (36.11%) Firewall
5 10 (27.78%) DV Cleared
5 10 (27.78%) TOGAF
6 9 (25.00%) DoDAF
6 9 (25.00%) MODAF
6 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 9 (25.00%) Security Architecture
6 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 9 (25.00%) Cisco
7 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 8 (22.22%) HP
7 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (22.22%) Information Assurance
7 8 (22.22%) SDLC
8 7 (19.44%) RMADS
8 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
8 7 (19.44%) VPN
8 7 (19.44%) SLA
8 7 (19.44%) Migration
9 6 (16.67%) Information Security
9 6 (16.67%) Finance
9 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (16.67%) Palo Alto
9 6 (16.67%) Windows Server
10 5 (13.89%) ITIL
10 5 (13.89%) Citrix
10 5 (13.89%) Internet

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 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Office 365
2 4 (11.11%) IaaS
3 3 (8.33%) AWS
3 3 (8.33%) Azure
3 3 (8.33%) Mimecast
3 3 (8.33%) PaaS
3 3 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (66.67%) LAN
2 13 (36.11%) Firewall
3 7 (19.44%) VPN
4 5 (13.89%) Internet
5 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (11.11%) Wireless
6 3 (8.33%) Skype
7 2 (5.56%) Network Security
7 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.56%) VLAN
7 2 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.78%) BGP
8 1 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
8 1 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (2.78%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (2.78%) MPLS
8 1 (2.78%) PSTN
8 1 (2.78%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (2.78%) WLAN
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Military
2 4 (11.11%) Public Sector
3 2 (5.56%) Local Government
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Architect
2 9 (25.00%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Security Architect
3 7 (19.44%) Information Architect
3 7 (19.44%) Information Security Architect
4 6 (16.67%) Information Assurance Architect
4 6 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 5 (13.89%) Network Engineer
6 4 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (11.11%) Active Directory Support
6 4 (11.11%) Exchange Support
6 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
7 3 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (8.33%) Active Directory Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.78%) Clustering
2 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Windows
2 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) TOGAF
2 9 (25.00%) DoDAF
2 9 (25.00%) MODAF
2 9 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 8 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.22%) Information Assurance
3 8 (22.22%) SDLC
4 7 (19.44%) Migration
5 6 (16.67%) Information Security
6 5 (13.89%) ITIL
7 4 (11.11%) Load Balancing
8 3 (8.33%) Network Design
9 2 (5.56%) Change Control
9 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
9 2 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (5.56%) Presales
10 1 (2.78%) Customer Requirements
10 1 (2.78%) Line Management
10 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.78%) DV Cleared
3 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) CCNA
4 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.56%) CCNP
6 1 (2.78%) BC Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.78%) Degree
6 1 (2.78%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (19.44%) RMADS
1 7 (19.44%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (5.56%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) SCCM
1 4 (11.11%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.56%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Cisco
2 8 (22.22%) HP
2 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (16.67%) Palo Alto
4 5 (13.89%) Citrix
5 3 (8.33%) Aruba
5 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 3 (8.33%) Mitel
5 3 (8.33%) MobileIron
5 3 (8.33%) Symantec
5 3 (8.33%) VMware
6 2 (5.56%) F5
6 2 (5.56%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.78%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (2.78%) Apple
7 1 (2.78%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.78%) Juniper
7 1 (2.78%) McAfee
7 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.78%) Sophos