Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 56 66
Rank change year-on-year -34 +10 +17
Contract jobs citing WAN 34 53 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.63% 2.79% 2.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.53% 16.77% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 39 31
Bristol median daily rate £400 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -3.85% -
10th Percentile £263 £151 £165
90th Percentile £425 £380 £625
South West median daily rate £375 £313 £318
% change year-on-year +20.00% -1.73% -2.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
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 £17.50 - £27.75

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 295 316 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 14.16% 16.64% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 207 181
Bristol median daily rate £375 £360 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +5.88% -9.33%
10th Percentile £213 £210 £200
90th Percentile £475 £538 £538
South West median daily rate £390 £366 £350
% change year-on-year +6.48% +4.64% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 9 20
Bristol median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.79% +14.29% +11.36%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.30 £11.15
90th Percentile £118.13 £38.95 £45.38
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +3.03% -15.92%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 20 (58.82%) LAN
2 19 (55.88%) Office 365
3 15 (44.12%) PRINCE2
3 15 (44.12%) Project Management
4 13 (38.24%) Risk Management
4 13 (38.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (35.29%) Migration
5 12 (35.29%) Firewall
5 12 (35.29%) PRINCE
6 11 (32.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 11 (32.35%) Project Planning
7 10 (29.41%) Cisco
8 7 (20.59%) BGP
8 7 (20.59%) Service Delivery
8 7 (20.59%) MPLS
8 7 (20.59%) OSPF
8 7 (20.59%) Windows
8 7 (20.59%) ADSL
8 7 (20.59%) Ethernet
9 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
10 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
10 5 (14.71%) NFS
10 5 (14.71%) VDSL
10 5 (14.71%) VLAN
11 4 (11.76%) MOS
11 4 (11.76%) HSRP
11 4 (11.76%) Linux
11 4 (11.76%) CCNA
11 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification

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 (2.94%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 19 (55.88%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (58.82%) LAN
2 12 (35.29%) Firewall
3 7 (20.59%) ADSL
3 7 (20.59%) BGP
3 7 (20.59%) Ethernet
3 7 (20.59%) MPLS
3 7 (20.59%) OSPF
4 5 (14.71%) VDSL
4 5 (14.71%) VLAN
5 4 (11.76%) HSRP
6 3 (8.82%) NAS
6 3 (8.82%) SAN
7 2 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (5.88%) iSCSI
7 2 (5.88%) Junos
7 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.88%) VPN
7 2 (5.88%) VRRP
7 2 (5.88%) Wireless
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Project Manager
2 9 (26.47%) Network Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Delivery Manager
3 5 (14.71%) Service Manager
3 5 (14.71%) Services Delivery Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) IT Manager
4 4 (11.76%) LAN Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Network Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) Office 365 Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Office 365 Project Manager
4 4 (11.76%) WAN Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) WAN Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) WAN Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (8.82%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) COM
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (5.88%) Animation
2 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Linux
3 3 (8.82%) CentOS
3 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.94%) Unix
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) PRINCE2
1 15 (44.12%) Project Management
2 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Risk Management
2 13 (38.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (35.29%) Migration
3 12 (35.29%) PRINCE
4 11 (32.35%) Project Planning
5 7 (20.59%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.82%) Break/Fix
6 3 (8.82%) Decision-Making
6 3 (8.82%) ITIL
7 2 (5.88%) Adaptive Security
7 2 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.88%) Network Management
7 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.88%) Visual Effects
8 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.94%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) Python
1 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (11.76%) CCNA
2 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (11.76%) MOS
3 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.94%) APMP
4 1 (2.94%) MCT
4 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) NFS
3 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.82%) Samba
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Cisco
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) HP
3 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
3 3 (8.82%) VMware
4 2 (5.88%) Brocade
4 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.88%) Forcepoint
4 2 (5.88%) Juniper
4 2 (5.88%) McAfee
4 2 (5.88%) Meraki
4 2 (5.88%) SolarWinds
4 2 (5.88%) Sophos
5 1 (2.94%) BT
5 1 (2.94%) Siemens
5 1 (2.94%) WatchGuard