The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 74 65 53
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -12
Contract jobs citing WAN 8 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.59% 1.05% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.78% 12.90% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Average daily rate
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£250 £405 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.27% +102.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £405 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £314
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +11.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
118 93 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.75% 8.11% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 43 38
Average daily rate £350 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £198 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £28.50 £10.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Edinburgh region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 20 (95.24%) LAN
2 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (57.14%) Firewall
3 11 (52.38%) VMware
4 9 (42.86%) HP
5 8 (38.10%) Migration
5 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
6 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
6 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 6 (28.57%) Internet
8 5 (23.81%) Replication
8 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (23.81%) Windows
9 4 (19.05%) ITIL
9 4 (19.05%) MCP
9 4 (19.05%) Cisco
9 4 (19.05%) VoIP
9 4 (19.05%) Symantec
9 4 (19.05%) MPLS
9 4 (19.05%) Nortel
9 4 (19.05%) Citrix
9 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (19.05%) Finance
9 4 (19.05%) SCCM
9 4 (19.05%) Network Security
9 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (19.05%) Backup Exec
9 4 (19.05%) VLAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 20 (95.24%) LAN
2 12 (57.14%) Firewall
3 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 6 (28.57%) Internet
5 4 (19.05%) VoIP
5 4 (19.05%) MPLS
5 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (19.05%) Network Security
5 4 (19.05%) VLAN
6 3 (14.29%) NAS
6 3 (14.29%) SAN
6 3 (14.29%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Consultant
4 4 (19.05%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (14.29%) Network Specialist
5 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Data Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Data Centre Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (9.52%) Network Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Service Manager
7 1 (4.76%) Data Consultant
7 1 (4.76%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Replication
2 4 (19.05%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Migration
2 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (19.05%) ITIL
4 2 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
1 4 (19.05%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (52.38%) VMware
3 9 (42.86%) HP
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco
4 4 (19.05%) Symantec
4 4 (19.05%) Nortel
4 4 (19.05%) Citrix
5 3 (14.29%) Veeam
5 3 (14.29%) Veritas