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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 69 65 40
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -25
Contract jobs citing WAN 15 10 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.03% 0.83% 2.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.20% 9.90% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 14
Average daily rate
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£250 £300 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £280 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £320 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.67 £19.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+16.25% +5.40%
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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
123 101 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.48% 8.41% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 46 47
Average daily rate £315 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £170 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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 17 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (52.94%) Firewall
3 8 (47.06%) HP
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) Migration
4 7 (41.18%) VMware
5 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
6 5 (29.41%) SCCM
6 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco
7 4 (23.53%) MPLS
7 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) ITIL
7 4 (23.53%) Replication
7 4 (23.53%) VLAN
7 4 (23.53%) Network Security
7 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (17.65%) NAS
8 3 (17.65%) Veeam
8 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
8 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
8 3 (17.65%) SAN
8 3 (17.65%) Veritas
8 3 (17.65%) DMZ

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) LAN
2 9 (52.94%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (23.53%) VLAN
3 4 (23.53%) Network Security
3 4 (23.53%) MPLS
4 3 (17.65%) NAS
4 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 3 (17.65%) SAN
4 3 (17.65%) DMZ
4 3 (17.65%) Internet
5 2 (11.76%) VoIP
6 1 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Project Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Network Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Data Centre Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Network Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Data Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Replication
1 4 (23.53%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Migration
2 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) MCP
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
2 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) HP
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco
4 3 (17.65%) Veeam
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 3 (17.65%) Veritas
5 2 (11.76%) Symantec
5 2 (11.76%) Nortel