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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 75 62 55
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.34% 0.81% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.21% 8.11% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
Average daily rate
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£139 £338 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.88% +170.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £223 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £400 £146
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £20.80
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -0.21%
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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
95 111 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.07% 9.95% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 33 42
Average daily rate £375 £400 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +63.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £200 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £32.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.80 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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
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 27 August 2014, 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 12 (70.59%) LAN
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (29.41%) Firewall
4 4 (23.53%) VMware
4 4 (23.53%) VoIP
4 4 (23.53%) VPN
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) Windows
5 3 (17.65%) UNIX
5 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 3 (17.65%) CCNP
5 3 (17.65%) CCNA
5 3 (17.65%) Internet
5 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
5 3 (17.65%) Citrix
5 3 (17.65%) Mitel
5 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
5 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
6 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
6 2 (11.76%) Network Security
6 2 (11.76%) Symantec
6 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (11.76%) Nortel
6 2 (11.76%) MCP
6 2 (11.76%) EDI
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle
7 1 (5.88%) ITIL

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
1 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) VoIP
3 4 (23.53%) VPN
4 3 (17.65%) Internet
4 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (11.76%) Network Security
6 1 (5.88%) PABX
6 1 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Network Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Field Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Communications Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Telephony Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) EDI
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) CCNP
2 3 (17.65%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) MCP
4 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
1 4 (23.53%) VMware
2 3 (17.65%) Mitel
2 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Symantec
3 2 (11.76%) Nortel
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco