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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 68 60 40
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -20
Contract jobs citing WAN 9 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.69% 1.29% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.00% 12.30% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 12
Average daily rate
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£250 £300 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +71.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £223 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £378 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £18.15
% change year-on-year
+20.83% -0.82%
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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
100 122 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 7.71% 10.49% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 41 52
Average daily rate £313 £390 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.87% +56.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £200 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -24.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 October 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 October 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 (85.71%) LAN
2 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) VoIP
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) MPLS
4 4 (28.57%) Migration
4 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (28.57%) VLAN
4 4 (28.57%) Network Security
5 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
5 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
5 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (21.43%) DMZ
5 3 (21.43%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
5 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 3 (21.43%) CCNA
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (14.29%) Nortel
6 2 (14.29%) VPN
6 2 (14.29%) MCP
6 2 (14.29%) Windows
6 2 (14.29%) Symantec
6 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) LAN
2 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (28.57%) VLAN
3 4 (28.57%) Network Security
3 4 (28.57%) VoIP
3 4 (28.57%) MPLS
4 3 (21.43%) DMZ
4 3 (21.43%) Internet
4 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 2 (14.29%) VPN
6 1 (7.14%) SAN
6 1 (7.14%) WLAN
6 1 (7.14%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) Network Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Communications Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CCNA
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
1 5 (35.71%) HP
1 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) Symantec
3 2 (14.29%) Nortel
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Veritas
4 1 (7.14%) Veeam