The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 22 June 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 / Gloucestershire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 42 39
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.23% 2.73% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.89% 16.25% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 7
Median daily rate £195 £357 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.37% +19.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +15.11% +2.38%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 45 80 50
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 13.80% 16.81% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 51 34
Median daily rate £324 £330 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.81% -22.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £29.13 £34.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.57% +72.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £26.90 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £34.90 £37.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Gloucestershire

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Gloucestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Gloucestershire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Gloucestershire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Gloucestershire

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -5 2 - -
Cheltenham +3 1 £195 -35.00%
WAN
South West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 25 (92.59%) LAN
2 17 (62.96%) Cisco
3 16 (59.26%) Firewall
4 12 (44.44%) ITIL
5 11 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
6 10 (37.04%) VPN
7 9 (33.33%) VMware
8 8 (29.63%) CCNP
8 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
9 7 (25.93%) CCNA
9 7 (25.93%) Juniper
10 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
10 6 (22.22%) Windows
10 6 (22.22%) Wireless
10 6 (22.22%) Finance
10 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
11 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
11 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
11 5 (18.52%) ITIL V3
11 5 (18.52%) CommVault
11 5 (18.52%) NetApp
11 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
12 4 (14.81%) Sophos
12 4 (14.81%) VoIP
12 4 (14.81%) WLAN
12 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
12 4 (14.81%) DNS
12 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (92.59%) LAN
2 16 (59.26%) Firewall
3 10 (37.04%) VPN
4 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 6 (22.22%) Wireless
5 4 (14.81%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (14.81%) DNS
5 4 (14.81%) VoIP
5 4 (14.81%) WLAN
6 3 (11.11%) Broadband
6 3 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (11.11%) DHCP
6 3 (11.11%) ISDN
6 3 (11.11%) Junos
6 3 (11.11%) Network Security
6 3 (11.11%) VLAN
7 2 (7.41%) Unified Communications
7 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.70%) DMVPN
8 1 (3.70%) HSRP
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (48.15%) Network Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Network Support
4 2 (7.41%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Network Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) ITIL V3
2 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
3 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 3 (11.11%) Demand Management
3 3 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Network Design
4 2 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (7.41%) Quality Management
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Network Management
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (40.74%) Cisco Certification
1 11 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) CCNP
2 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
3 7 (25.93%) CCNA
4 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) JNCIA
4 3 (11.11%) JNCIE
4 3 (11.11%) JNCIP
5 2 (7.41%) Degree
5 2 (7.41%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.70%) MCSA
6 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.70%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Cisco
2 9 (33.33%) VMware
3 7 (25.93%) Juniper
4 5 (18.52%) CommVault
4 5 (18.52%) NetApp
5 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.81%) Sophos
6 3 (11.11%) F5
7 2 (7.41%) Nortel
7 2 (7.41%) Siemens
7 2 (7.41%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.70%) Avaya
8 1 (3.70%) Computacenter
8 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.70%) HP
8 1 (3.70%) Remedy