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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 73 71 66
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 21 15 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.37% 1.04% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 9.80% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 9
Average daily rate £363 £384 £136
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.53% +182.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £256 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £289
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +35.00%
WAN
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
147 153 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.58% 10.58% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 58 73
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £179 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016, 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 36 (90.00%) LAN
2 18 (45.00%) Cisco
3 17 (42.50%) Firewall
4 12 (30.00%) Data Centre
5 10 (25.00%) Finance
6 8 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 7 (17.50%) EIGRP
7 7 (17.50%) OSPF
7 7 (17.50%) BGP
7 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
7 7 (17.50%) Windows
8 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (15.00%) DNS
8 6 (15.00%) VoIP
8 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.00%) CCNP
8 6 (15.00%) CCNA
8 6 (15.00%) Service Management
8 6 (15.00%) VMware
8 6 (15.00%) Load Balancing
8 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
9 5 (12.50%) VLAN
9 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (12.50%) Wireless
9 5 (12.50%) VPN
9 5 (12.50%) Project Management

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (5.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) nginx
2 1 (2.50%) Node.js
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
2 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.00%) IaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (90.00%) LAN
2 17 (42.50%) Firewall
3 7 (17.50%) BGP
3 7 (17.50%) EIGRP
3 7 (17.50%) OSPF
3 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
4 6 (15.00%) DNS
4 6 (15.00%) VoIP
5 5 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (12.50%) VLAN
5 5 (12.50%) VPN
5 5 (12.50%) Wireless
6 4 (10.00%) DHCP
6 4 (10.00%) MPLS
7 3 (7.50%) ATM
7 3 (7.50%) Internet
7 3 (7.50%) PPP
7 3 (7.50%) SAN
7 3 (7.50%) WLAN
7 3 (7.50%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) MySQL
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) Architect
1 8 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Technical Security Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Data Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (10.00%) Network Consultant
6 3 (7.50%) Lead Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Server Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Middleware
2 2 (5.00%) REST
3 1 (2.50%) CakePHP
3 1 (2.50%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.50%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.50%) BYOD
4 1 (2.50%) CMDB
4 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.50%) Linux
5 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.50%) AIX
6 1 (2.50%) Unix
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) Load Balancing
1 6 (15.00%) Service Management
2 5 (12.50%) Project Management
2 5 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (10.00%) Network Architecture
3 4 (10.00%) Network Design
3 4 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.50%) ITIL
4 3 (7.50%) Presales
5 2 (5.00%) DevOps
5 2 (5.00%) Information Security
5 2 (5.00%) Kanban
5 2 (5.00%) Microservices
5 2 (5.00%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (2.50%) Low Latency
6 1 (2.50%) Network Management
6 1 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (15.00%) CCNA
2 6 (15.00%) CCNP
3 4 (10.00%) CCIE
4 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) HNC
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) Nagios
1 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Cisco
2 8 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.00%) VMware
4 3 (7.50%) EMC
4 3 (7.50%) IBM
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix
5 2 (5.00%) Google
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle
5 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.00%) Teradata
6 1 (2.50%) Avaya
6 1 (2.50%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.50%) Genesys
6 1 (2.50%) HP
6 1 (2.50%) Mitel
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.50%) Riverbed