Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 76 93
Rank change year-on-year +4 +17 -23
Contract jobs citing WAN 49 33 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.48% 1.94% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.86% 13.69% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 24 13
Bristol median daily rate £313 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +8.33% -29.41%
10th Percentile £151 £180 £120
90th Percentile £343 £625 £400
South West median daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -3.85% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £42.50 -
South West median hourly rate £18.25 £30.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -39.17% -29.41% +87.31%

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 309 241 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 15.64% 14.19% 11.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 165 116
Bristol median daily rate £339 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.37% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £176 £200 £245
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
South West median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 15
Bristol median hourly rate £28.00 £31.75 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.81% +17.59% +83.05%
10th Percentile £12.30 £17.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £38.95 £45.38 £83.00
South West median hourly rate £32.00 £33.00 £39.63
% change year-on-year -3.03% -16.72% +76.11%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 46 (93.88%) LAN
2 25 (51.02%) Windows
3 23 (46.94%) Active Directory
4 18 (36.73%) Cisco
5 17 (34.69%) Firewall
6 16 (32.65%) Wi-Fi
7 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
7 15 (30.61%) Linux
7 15 (30.61%) PRINCE2
7 15 (30.61%) Windows Server
8 13 (26.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 10 (20.41%) Red Hat
9 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
9 10 (20.41%) Shell Script
9 10 (20.41%) Risk Management
9 10 (20.41%) Finance
9 10 (20.41%) Samba
10 9 (18.37%) Python
10 9 (18.37%) Broadband
10 9 (18.37%) NFS
10 9 (18.37%) Linux Command Line
10 9 (18.37%) CentOS
10 9 (18.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (18.37%) Windows 7
11 8 (16.33%) Houdini
11 8 (16.33%) NUKE
11 8 (16.33%) ITIL
11 8 (16.33%) Photoshop
11 8 (16.33%) VMware
11 8 (16.33%) Maya

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 (10.20%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.12%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.04%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.04%) iPlanet
3 1 (2.04%) JBoss
3 1 (2.04%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.04%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.04%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (16.33%) Houdini
2 8 (16.33%) Maya
2 8 (16.33%) NUKE
2 8 (16.33%) Photoshop
3 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.04%) Acrobat
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) Office 365
2 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (93.88%) LAN
2 17 (34.69%) Firewall
3 16 (32.65%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (18.37%) Broadband
5 7 (14.29%) VPN
6 6 (12.24%) DHCP
7 5 (10.20%) Wireless
8 4 (8.16%) DNS
8 4 (8.16%) IP Telephony
8 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
9 3 (6.12%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (6.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (6.12%) Internet
9 3 (6.12%) MPLS
9 3 (6.12%) NAS
9 3 (6.12%) SAN
9 3 (6.12%) Skype
10 2 (4.08%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (4.08%) Unified Communications
10 2 (4.08%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) MySQL
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) German Language
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Project Manager
2 10 (20.41%) Administrator
2 10 (20.41%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (18.37%) Installation Manager
4 7 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
4 7 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (12.24%) Support Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Active Directory Support
7 4 (8.16%) Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) Infrastructure Support
7 4 (8.16%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Network Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (14.29%) Animation
3 6 (12.24%) Replication
4 3 (6.12%) Clustering
4 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.04%) Grid Computing
6 1 (2.04%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.04%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 25 (51.02%) Windows
2 15 (30.61%) Linux
2 15 (30.61%) Windows Server
3 9 (18.37%) CentOS
3 9 (18.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (18.37%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.08%) Unix
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.04%) AIX
5 1 (2.04%) HPUX
5 1 (2.04%) Solaris
5 1 (2.04%) SUSE
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) PRINCE2
2 10 (20.41%) Risk Management
3 8 (16.33%) ITIL
4 7 (14.29%) Visual Effects
5 6 (12.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.16%) DevOps
7 2 (4.08%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.08%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.08%) Network Management
7 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.08%) Security Monitoring
7 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.08%) Software Deployment
7 2 (4.08%) Vulnerability Management
8 1 (2.04%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.04%) Data Management
8 1 (2.04%) Identity Management
8 1 (2.04%) Migration
8 1 (2.04%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) Shell Script
2 9 (18.37%) Python
3 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.04%) C-shell
4 1 (2.04%) Korn
4 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (8.16%) APMP
3 1 (2.04%) CCNA
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.04%) PMO
System Software
1 23 (46.94%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.41%) Samba
3 9 (18.37%) NFS
4 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (8.16%) vSphere
6 3 (6.12%) ISA Server
7 2 (4.08%) Firmware
7 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.04%) KVM
8 1 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (2.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) SCCM
2 4 (8.16%) AirWatch
2 4 (8.16%) Puppet
2 4 (8.16%) WSUS
3 3 (6.12%) NetBackup
3 3 (6.12%) SCOM
4 2 (4.08%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.08%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (4.08%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.04%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (36.73%) Cisco
2 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.41%) Red Hat
4 8 (16.33%) VMware
5 6 (12.24%) HP
6 5 (10.20%) IBM
6 5 (10.20%) Juniper
6 5 (10.20%) Oracle
7 3 (6.12%) Dell
7 3 (6.12%) F5
7 3 (6.12%) McAfee
7 3 (6.12%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.12%) Veritas
8 2 (4.08%) Blue Coat
8 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.08%) Forcepoint
8 2 (4.08%) Ipanema Technologies
8 2 (4.08%) IronPort
8 2 (4.08%) Symantec
8 2 (4.08%) Trend Micro