The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 56 72 75
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 15 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.62% 1.40% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.36% 14.29% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 5
Median daily rate £375 £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £385 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £20.63
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -20.00%
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
132 147 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 14.25% 9.81% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 56 56
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Median hourly rate £52.00 £25.43 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.52% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Edinburgh region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 December 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 6 December 2016, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for WAN.

1 38 (92.68%) LAN
2 30 (73.17%) Cisco
3 18 (43.90%) Firewall
4 16 (39.02%) Data Centre
5 15 (36.59%) CheckPoint
6 12 (29.27%) VLAN
7 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (26.83%) Finance
7 11 (26.83%) VMware
7 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
7 11 (26.83%) Windows
8 10 (24.39%) OSPF
8 10 (24.39%) BGP
8 10 (24.39%) EIGRP
8 10 (24.39%) Wireless
8 10 (24.39%) Windows Server
9 9 (21.95%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (21.95%) CCNP
10 8 (19.51%) MPLS
10 8 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (19.51%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (19.51%) DevOps
11 7 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (17.07%) VPN
11 7 (17.07%) ITIL
12 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
12 6 (14.63%) Internet
12 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (12.20%) Banking
13 5 (12.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 (4.88%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 38 (92.68%) LAN
2 18 (43.90%) Firewall
3 12 (29.27%) VLAN
4 10 (24.39%) BGP
4 10 (24.39%) EIGRP
4 10 (24.39%) OSPF
4 10 (24.39%) Wireless
5 8 (19.51%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (19.51%) MPLS
6 7 (17.07%) VPN
6 7 (17.07%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (14.63%) Internet
8 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
9 3 (7.32%) ATM
9 3 (7.32%) ISDN
9 3 (7.32%) MRTG
9 3 (7.32%) PPP
9 3 (7.32%) VoIP
9 3 (7.32%) WAAS
9 3 (7.32%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 11 (26.83%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
2 5 (12.20%) Law
3 3 (7.32%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (17.07%) Consultant
2 6 (14.63%) Network Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (12.20%) Network Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Cloud Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Data Consultant
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Network Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco Support
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Network Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Network Support
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.44%) Java EE
1 1 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (39.02%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.32%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.88%) EMC VNX
3 2 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.44%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 11 (26.83%) Windows
2 10 (24.39%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.88%) Linux
4 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.44%) Solaris
5 1 (2.44%) Unix
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (19.51%) DevOps
2 8 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (17.07%) ITIL
4 5 (12.20%) Business Continuity
4 5 (12.20%) Change Management
4 5 (12.20%) High Availability
4 5 (12.20%) Supplier Management
5 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (9.76%) Kanban
5 4 (9.76%) Load Balancing
5 4 (9.76%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (7.32%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.32%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.32%) ITIL V3
6 3 (7.32%) Network Design
6 3 (7.32%) People Management
6 3 (7.32%) Project Management
6 3 (7.32%) Service Management
6 3 (7.32%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) CCNP
1 9 (21.95%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (9.76%) CCNA
4 3 (7.32%) CCIE
4 3 (7.32%) Degree
5 2 (4.88%) VCP6
6 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.20%) vSphere
4 3 (7.32%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.88%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.44%) KVM
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) SCCM
1 1 (2.44%) SCOM
1 1 (2.44%) Simpana
Vendors
1 30 (73.17%) Cisco
2 15 (36.59%) CheckPoint
3 11 (26.83%) VMware
4 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.76%) EMC
5 4 (9.76%) Fortinet
6 3 (7.32%) Citrix
6 3 (7.32%) Juniper
6 3 (7.32%) Mitel
7 2 (4.88%) Aruba
7 2 (4.88%) F5
7 2 (4.88%) HP
7 2 (4.88%) NetApp
7 2 (4.88%) Oracle
8 1 (2.44%) CommVault
8 1 (2.44%) Prolexic
8 1 (2.44%) Red Hat