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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 23 29 39
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10  
Contract jobs citing WAN 23 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 6.99% 4.31% 3.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.35% 29.69% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 2
Median daily rate £269 £315 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.60% -30.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.33 £21.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year -29.94% -12.50%  

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 57 64 57
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 17.33% 14.51% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 24
Median daily rate £269 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.23% -27.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Median hourly rate £43.50 £40.25 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.07% -8.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Gloucestershire

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 -1 10 £215 +65.38%
Cirencester +1 5 £305 -23.75%
Cheltenham +2 1 £165 -47.61% 1
WAN
South West

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 30 (96.77%) LAN
2 20 (64.52%) Cisco
3 15 (48.39%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
4 14 (45.16%) Firewall
5 11 (35.48%) CCNA
5 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
6 10 (32.26%) CCNP
6 10 (32.26%) ITIL
6 10 (32.26%) VMware
7 9 (29.03%) VPN
8 8 (25.81%) Windows
8 8 (25.81%) Juniper
8 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
10 6 (19.35%) Wireless
10 6 (19.35%) Problem Management
10 6 (19.35%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (19.35%) Customer Requirements
11 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (16.13%) ITIL V3
11 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
11 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
11 5 (16.13%) Finance
11 5 (16.13%) CommVault
11 5 (16.13%) NetApp
11 5 (16.13%) DNS
12 4 (12.90%) ISDN
12 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
12 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008

WAN
Top Related 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 1 (3.23%) IIS
1 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (9.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (96.77%) LAN
2 14 (45.16%) Firewall
3 9 (29.03%) VPN
4 7 (22.58%) TCP/IP
5 6 (19.35%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (19.35%) Wireless
6 5 (16.13%) DNS
7 4 (12.90%) ISDN
8 3 (9.68%) Broadband
8 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (9.68%) Junos
8 3 (9.68%) Network Security
8 3 (9.68%) VLAN
8 3 (9.68%) VoIP
8 3 (9.68%) WLAN
9 2 (6.45%) DHCP
10 1 (3.23%) ATM
10 1 (3.23%) MPLS
10 1 (3.23%) SONET
10 1 (3.23%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (16.13%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Network Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (9.68%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Installations Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Network Support
4 2 (6.45%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) IT Support
5 1 (3.23%) IT Technician
5 1 (3.23%) Junior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) LAN Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Network Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) 802.1X
1 1 (3.23%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.81%) Windows
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
2 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) Customer Requirements
2 6 (19.35%) Problem Management
3 5 (16.13%) ITIL V3
4 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.68%) Demand Management
4 3 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (9.68%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.45%) Network Design
5 2 (6.45%) Network Management
5 2 (6.45%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.45%) Time Management
6 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.23%) Open Source
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 11 (35.48%) CCNA
2 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
3 10 (32.26%) CCNP
4 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
5 3 (9.68%) JNCIA
5 3 (9.68%) JNCIE
5 3 (9.68%) JNCIP
6 2 (6.45%) JNCIS
7 1 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.23%) CCIE
7 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
7 1 (3.23%) Degree
7 1 (3.23%) MCSA
7 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.90%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.45%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.23%) UAG
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (3.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Cisco
2 10 (32.26%) VMware
3 8 (25.81%) Juniper
4 5 (16.13%) CommVault
4 5 (16.13%) NetApp
5 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.45%) F5
6 2 (6.45%) HP
6 2 (6.45%) Sophos
7 1 (3.23%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.23%) Computacenter
7 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.23%) Nortel
7 1 (3.23%) Remedy
7 1 (3.23%) Siemens
7 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds