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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 72 83 76
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -7
Contract jobs citing WAN 18 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.35% 0.48% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.76% 5.47% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 4
Median daily rate £350 - £140
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 - £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 - £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +24.28%
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
153 128 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.50% 8.81% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 41 89
Median daily rate £355 £318 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.81% -20.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £389 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +90.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 41 (97.62%) LAN
2 20 (47.62%) Firewall
3 19 (45.24%) Cisco
4 14 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 13 (30.95%) Finance
6 12 (28.57%) Windows
6 12 (28.57%) CheckPoint
7 11 (26.19%) BGP
7 11 (26.19%) EIGRP
8 10 (23.81%) Wireless
8 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
9 9 (21.43%) MPLS
9 9 (21.43%) OSPF
10 8 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (19.05%) CCNP
10 8 (19.05%) VLAN
11 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
11 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 7 (16.67%) VPN
11 7 (16.67%) Project Management
12 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
12 6 (14.29%) Banking
12 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (11.90%) Load Balancing
13 5 (11.90%) Vulnerability Management
13 5 (11.90%) Mobile Device Management
13 5 (11.90%) Network Design

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 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.38%) nginx
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.38%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
1 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (97.62%) LAN
2 20 (47.62%) Firewall
3 11 (26.19%) BGP
3 11 (26.19%) EIGRP
4 10 (23.81%) Wireless
5 9 (21.43%) MPLS
5 9 (21.43%) OSPF
6 8 (19.05%) VLAN
7 7 (16.67%) VPN
8 6 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
10 4 (9.52%) ATM
10 4 (9.52%) DMVPN
10 4 (9.52%) HSRP
10 4 (9.52%) ISDN
10 4 (9.52%) PPP
10 4 (9.52%) X.25
11 3 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (7.14%) Spanning Tree
11 3 (7.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.38%) MySQL
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 4 (9.52%) Law
4 2 (4.76%) Retail
5 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Analyst
1 8 (19.05%) Consultant
2 7 (16.67%) Network Consultant
2 7 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Architect
4 5 (11.90%) Data Consultant
4 5 (11.90%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Cisco Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Project Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Security Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Security Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Security Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.38%) CakePHP
1 1 (2.38%) Java EE
1 1 (2.38%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (2.38%) Middleware
1 1 (2.38%) Node.js
1 1 (2.38%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.38%) BYOD
3 1 (2.38%) CMDB
3 1 (2.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (9.52%) Linux
5 3 (7.14%) Unix
6 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.38%) AIX
7 1 (2.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) Project Management
1 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (11.90%) Load Balancing
2 5 (11.90%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (11.90%) Network Design
2 5 (11.90%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (9.52%) High Availability
3 4 (9.52%) ITIL
4 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.14%) Change Management
4 3 (7.14%) DevOps
4 3 (7.14%) Network Architecture
4 3 (7.14%) Network Management
4 3 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (7.14%) Service Management
4 3 (7.14%) Supplier Management
5 2 (4.76%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.76%) Kanban
5 2 (4.76%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.38%) Java
2 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) CCNP
1 8 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.90%) CCIE
2 5 (11.90%) CCNA
3 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (4.76%) vSphere
4 1 (2.38%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.38%) KVM
4 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Cisco
2 12 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.90%) Citrix
4 5 (11.90%) Fortinet
5 4 (9.52%) VMware
6 2 (4.76%) EMC
7 1 (2.38%) Aruba
7 1 (2.38%) F5
7 1 (2.38%) HP
7 1 (2.38%) IBM
7 1 (2.38%) Mitel
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle
7 1 (2.38%) Prolexic
7 1 (2.38%) Red Hat