Period
to 14 December 2019

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 6 months to 14 December 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 > Gloucestershire
6 months to
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 57 68 40
Rank change year-on-year +11 -28 +17
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 9 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.01% 1.16% 3.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.36% 7.76% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 5
Gloucestershire median daily rate £420 £401 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.67% +9.93% +29.20%
10th Percentile £150 £384 £223
90th Percentile £671 £420 £398
South West median daily rate £408 £375 £313
% change year-on-year +8.67% +20.00% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Gloucestershire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% -28.43%

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 171 116 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 21.43% 14.93% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 59 44
Gloucestershire median daily rate £450 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +38.46% +10.17%
10th Percentile £290 £199 £162
90th Percentile £573 £539 £449
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 9
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £45.00 £28.10 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.14% -9.35% +55.00%
10th Percentile £16.75 £10.92 £16.40
90th Percentile £55.00 £47.35 £35.50
South West median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +58.49% -27.89%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 14 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 14 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester +11 8 £150 -61.29% 2
Cheltenham -4 4 £463 +11.45% 2
WAN
South West

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for WAN.

1 14 (87.50%) LAN
2 11 (68.75%) Cisco
3 7 (43.75%) Firewall
3 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) Migration
5 5 (31.25%) Wireless
5 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) Azure
6 4 (25.00%) AWS
6 4 (25.00%) Network Security
6 4 (25.00%) ITIL
6 4 (25.00%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (18.75%) Juniper
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) VoIP
7 3 (18.75%) Python
7 3 (18.75%) C
7 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
7 3 (18.75%) Demand Management
7 3 (18.75%) Office 365
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server

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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (12.50%) JBoss
1 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 2 (12.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Azure
2 4 (25.00%) AWS
3 3 (18.75%) Office 365
4 2 (12.50%) Azure Stack
4 2 (12.50%) IaaS
4 2 (12.50%) IBM Cloud
4 2 (12.50%) OpenShift
4 2 (12.50%) PaaS
4 2 (12.50%) SoftLayer
5 1 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) LAN
2 7 (43.75%) Firewall
3 5 (31.25%) Wireless
4 4 (25.00%) Network Security
5 3 (18.75%) VoIP
6 2 (12.50%) BGP
6 2 (12.50%) Broadband
6 2 (12.50%) DNS
6 2 (12.50%) ISDN
6 2 (12.50%) OSPF
6 2 (12.50%) SAN
6 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 2 (12.50%) VPN
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (6.25%) OFDM
7 1 (6.25%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
General
1 3 (18.75%) Public Sector
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Architect
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Communications Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Support
4 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) J2EE
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.25%) Verilog
3 1 (6.25%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) CentOS
4 2 (12.50%) Solaris
4 2 (12.50%) Unix
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 3 (18.75%) Demand Management
3 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
4 2 (12.50%) Antivirus Management
4 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (12.50%) Data Deduplication
4 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 2 (12.50%) DevOps
4 2 (12.50%) Information Security
4 2 (12.50%) Network Design
4 2 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Business Development
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C
1 3 (18.75%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) DV Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (12.50%) CCNP
5 1 (6.25%) CCIE
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.25%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) Docker
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Ansible
1 2 (12.50%) Kubernetes
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
1 2 (12.50%) vRealize
2 1 (6.25%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Juniper
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 2 (12.50%) Apple
4 2 (12.50%) AVG
4 2 (12.50%) BT
4 2 (12.50%) Meraki
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) JD Edwards
5 1 (6.25%) Micro Focus
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
5 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds