Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 72 94
Rank change year-on-year -1 +22 -22
Contract jobs citing WAN 31 28 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.80% 1.74% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.48% 11.72% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 11
Bristol median daily rate £300 £306 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.04% -7.20% -22.35%
10th Percentile £130 £200 £150
90th Percentile £404 £605 £406
South West median daily rate £325 £300 £363
% change year-on-year +8.33% -17.24% +9.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Bristol median hourly rate - £17.30 -
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £15.93 £43.00
% change year-on-year +25.53% -62.95% +89.51%

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 230 239 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 13.36% 14.85% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 153 190
Bristol median daily rate £345 £352 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.99% +0.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £163 £215 £200
90th Percentile £494 £588 £451
South West median daily rate £395 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +8.22% +4.29% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 14
Bristol median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.17% -26.36% +96.43%
10th Percentile £15.75 £10.63 £11.13
90th Percentile £34.30 £44.35 £40.94
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -37.50% +6.67% +65.27%

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 April 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 19 April 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 (90.32%) LAN
2 17 (54.84%) Firewall
3 16 (51.61%) Cisco
3 16 (51.61%) Active Directory
4 14 (45.16%) Windows
5 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
6 8 (25.81%) HP
7 6 (19.35%) Juniper
7 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (19.35%) Network Security
7 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
7 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
8 5 (16.13%) SCCM
8 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
8 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
8 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (16.13%) Replication
8 5 (16.13%) Internet
9 4 (12.90%) MS Visio
9 4 (12.90%) CCNP
9 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
9 4 (12.90%) DNS
9 4 (12.90%) Smartphone
9 4 (12.90%) Office 365
9 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
9 4 (12.90%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
10 3 (9.68%) F5

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 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (12.90%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.45%) Houdini
3 2 (6.45%) Maya
3 2 (6.45%) NUKE
3 2 (6.45%) Photoshop
4 1 (3.23%) Acrobat
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Office 365
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (90.32%) LAN
2 17 (54.84%) Firewall
3 6 (19.35%) Network Security
4 5 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (16.13%) Internet
5 4 (12.90%) DNS
5 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
6 3 (9.68%) DHCP
6 3 (9.68%) Intranet
6 3 (9.68%) Skype
7 2 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (6.45%) Extranet
7 2 (6.45%) NAS
7 2 (6.45%) SAN
7 2 (6.45%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (6.45%) VLAN
7 2 (6.45%) VoIP
7 2 (6.45%) VPN
8 1 (3.23%) MPLS
8 1 (3.23%) OSPF
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Network Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Support Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Support
4 4 (12.90%) IT Support
5 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Active Directory Support
5 3 (9.68%) Deskside Support
5 3 (9.68%) Desktop Support
5 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Replication
2 4 (12.90%) Smartphone
3 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (6.45%) Clustering
4 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.45%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (3.23%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server
3 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
4 2 (6.45%) CentOS
4 2 (6.45%) Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL
2 3 (9.68%) Migration
2 3 (9.68%) Security Hardening
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
3 2 (6.45%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (6.45%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (6.45%) Security Monitoring
3 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.23%) Data Management
4 1 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.23%) Email Migration
4 1 (3.23%) Information Security
4 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.23%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.45%) Python
1 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.90%) CCNP
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CCDA
4 1 (3.23%) CCDP
4 1 (3.23%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) PMO
2 1 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (51.61%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Firmware
2 3 (9.68%) ISA Server
3 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) NFS
3 2 (6.45%) Samba
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) NetBackup
2 3 (9.68%) SCOM
3 2 (6.45%) AirWatch
3 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Cisco
2 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.81%) HP
4 6 (19.35%) Juniper
5 3 (9.68%) Dell
5 3 (9.68%) F5
5 3 (9.68%) IBM
5 3 (9.68%) McAfee
5 3 (9.68%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.45%) Brocade
6 2 (6.45%) Forcepoint
6 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.45%) Sophos
6 2 (6.45%) Symantec
6 2 (6.45%) Trend Micro
6 2 (6.45%) Veritas
6 2 (6.45%) VMware
6 2 (6.45%) Zscaler
7 1 (3.23%) Adobe
7 1 (3.23%) SAP