Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 75 69
Rank change year-on-year -19 -6 +17
Contract jobs citing WAN 23 28 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.24% 1.63% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.87% 12.39% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 20
Bristol median daily rate £425 £269 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.14% -6.52% -17.86%
10th Percentile £224 £130 £200
90th Percentile £629 £406 £424
South West median daily rate £350 £320 £283
% change year-on-year +9.38% +13.27% -22.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Bristol median hourly rate - - £17.30
South West median hourly rate £46.00 £20.00 £15.93
% change year-on-year +130.00% +25.53% -44.10%

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 233 226 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 12.53% 13.15% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 127 175
Bristol median daily rate £381 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.93% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £165 £178 £228
90th Percentile £588 £489 £538
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £363
% change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 7
Bristol median hourly rate £35.00 £40.53 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.63% +119.05% +19.35%
10th Percentile £14.80 £16.48 £11.92
90th Percentile £49.88 £47.50 £42.30
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +38.46% -18.75% +14.29%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 19 (82.61%) LAN
2 15 (65.22%) Cisco
3 13 (56.52%) Firewall
4 10 (43.48%) Windows
5 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
5 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
6 7 (30.43%) VMware
7 6 (26.09%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (26.09%) SAN
7 6 (26.09%) Office 365
7 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (21.74%) Unified Communications
8 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
8 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (21.74%) Linux
8 5 (21.74%) CCNP
9 4 (17.39%) Driving Licence
9 4 (17.39%) Network Management
9 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
9 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
10 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (13.04%) Decision-Making
10 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
10 3 (13.04%) CCNA
10 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
10 3 (13.04%) VoIP
11 2 (8.70%) Network Design

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:

Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Office 365
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (82.61%) LAN
2 13 (56.52%) Firewall
3 6 (26.09%) SAN
3 6 (26.09%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (21.74%) Unified Communications
5 3 (13.04%) VoIP
6 2 (8.70%) DNS
6 2 (8.70%) VPN
7 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.35%) DHCP
7 1 (4.35%) Wireless
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Active Directory Support
2 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco Support
3 3 (13.04%) Server Support
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Design Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server Support
4 2 (8.70%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Network Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Service Owner
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
1 1 (4.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 4 (17.39%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (21.74%) Linux
4 5 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Network Management
2 3 (13.04%) Decision-Making
3 2 (8.70%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (8.70%) Data Governance
3 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
3 2 (8.70%) Email Filtering
3 2 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Network Design
3 2 (8.70%) SIEM
4 1 (4.35%) Application Rationalisation
4 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.35%) CRM
4 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) CCNP
1 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) CCNA
4 2 (8.70%) CCIE
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
4 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) Juniper
6 1 (4.35%) Aruba
6 1 (4.35%) Dell
6 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.35%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) SAP
6 1 (4.35%) Ubiquiti
6 1 (4.35%) Veritas