Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 63 69
Rank change year-on-year -21 +6 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 30 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.63% 2.78% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.40% 15.34% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 38 29
Bristol median daily rate £300 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -10.71% -9.09%
10th Percentile £130 £256 £193
90th Percentile £425 £415 £625
South West median daily rate £350 £313 £363
% change year-on-year +12.00% -13.79% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate £175.00 - £42.50
10th Percentile £162.50 - £41.25
90th Percentile £187.50 - £43.75
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £14.64 £27.75
% change year-on-year +36.64% -47.25% -0.89%

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 242 313 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.17% 18.11% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 212 213
Bristol median daily rate £368 £370 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.68% +2.78% -2.70%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £226
90th Percentile £475 £538 £535
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.07% -0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 15
Bristol median hourly rate £43.50 £30.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.80% +31.52% -9.36%
10th Percentile £16.35 £11.24 £9.00
90th Percentile £159.75 £34.98 £44.65
South West median hourly rate £41.77 £40.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year +4.41% +15.11% +68.69%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 28 (93.33%) LAN
2 18 (60.00%) Firewall
3 13 (43.33%) Cisco
4 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
5 10 (33.33%) Windows
6 9 (30.00%) HP
7 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 8 (26.67%) ADSL
7 8 (26.67%) BGP
7 8 (26.67%) MPLS
7 8 (26.67%) OSPF
8 7 (23.33%) Ethernet
9 6 (20.00%) Project Management
9 6 (20.00%) VLAN
9 6 (20.00%) Office 365
10 5 (16.67%) VDSL
10 5 (16.67%) ITIL
10 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
10 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (13.33%) Juniper
11 4 (13.33%) SAN
11 4 (13.33%) MOS
11 4 (13.33%) Smartphone
11 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
11 4 (13.33%) NAS
11 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
11 4 (13.33%) HSRP
11 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
11 4 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
12 3 (10.00%) Kalman Filter

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 (3.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (93.33%) LAN
2 18 (60.00%) Firewall
3 8 (26.67%) ADSL
3 8 (26.67%) BGP
3 8 (26.67%) MPLS
3 8 (26.67%) OSPF
4 7 (23.33%) Ethernet
5 6 (20.00%) VLAN
6 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 5 (16.67%) VDSL
7 4 (13.33%) HSRP
7 4 (13.33%) NAS
7 4 (13.33%) SAN
8 3 (10.00%) Internet
8 3 (10.00%) Junos
8 3 (10.00%) VPN
9 2 (6.67%) DHCP
9 2 (6.67%) DNS
9 2 (6.67%) Intranet
9 2 (6.67%) VoIP
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Marketing
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (13.33%) Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) IT Support
3 4 (13.33%) LAN Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Network Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) WAN Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) WAN Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 3 (10.00%) Deskside Support
4 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (10.00%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Network Support
5 2 (6.67%) Support Officer
6 1 (3.33%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Smartphone
2 3 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Replication
4 1 (3.33%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
3 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.33%) Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Unix
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Project Management
2 5 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (10.00%) Break/Fix
4 3 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (10.00%) Network Management
4 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.67%) Adaptive Security
5 2 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 1 (3.33%) ITSM
6 1 (3.33%) Service Management
6 1 (3.33%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.33%) MOS
3 3 (10.00%) CCNA
4 2 (6.67%) CCNP
5 1 (3.33%) APMP
5 1 (3.33%) CCDA
5 1 (3.33%) CCDP
5 1 (3.33%) CCIE
5 1 (3.33%) MCT
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) PMO
2 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) NFS
4 1 (3.33%) Firmware
4 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Cisco
2 9 (30.00%) HP
3 8 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (13.33%) Juniper
5 3 (10.00%) Brocade
5 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (10.00%) VMware
6 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.67%) Forcepoint
6 2 (6.67%) McAfee
6 2 (6.67%) Meraki
6 2 (6.67%) Sophos
7 1 (3.33%) Aruba
7 1 (3.33%) Capita
7 1 (3.33%) Dell
7 1 (3.33%) F5
7 1 (3.33%) IBM
7 1 (3.33%) SAP
7 1 (3.33%) Siemens
7 1 (3.33%) Veritas