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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 59 80 75
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 27 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.32% 0.71% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.12% 8.11% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 2
Median daily rate £358 £263 £139
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.19% +89.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £185 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £376 £158
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
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
149 148 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.82% 8.80% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 57 46
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £158 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £11.79 £25.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.84% +108.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+67.24% -4.33%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 (95.00%) LAN
2 27 (67.50%) Cisco
3 20 (50.00%) Firewall
4 18 (45.00%) Data Centre
5 15 (37.50%) CheckPoint
6 14 (35.00%) Wireless
6 14 (35.00%) BGP
6 14 (35.00%) EIGRP
6 14 (35.00%) Finance
7 13 (32.50%) MPLS
7 13 (32.50%) OSPF
8 11 (27.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (27.50%) VLAN
9 10 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (25.00%) CCNP
10 9 (22.50%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (17.50%) Internet
11 7 (17.50%) CCNA
11 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
11 7 (17.50%) VPN
11 7 (17.50%) Windows
11 7 (17.50%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (17.50%) High Availability
12 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
12 6 (15.00%) Law
12 6 (15.00%) VMware
12 6 (15.00%) Load Balancing
12 6 (15.00%) Fortinet
12 6 (15.00%) Network Design
12 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP

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 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (95.00%) LAN
2 20 (50.00%) Firewall
3 14 (35.00%) BGP
3 14 (35.00%) EIGRP
3 14 (35.00%) Wireless
4 13 (32.50%) MPLS
4 13 (32.50%) OSPF
5 11 (27.50%) VLAN
6 9 (22.50%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (17.50%) Internet
7 7 (17.50%) VPN
7 7 (17.50%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
9 5 (12.50%) ATM
9 5 (12.50%) DMVPN
9 5 (12.50%) HSRP
9 5 (12.50%) ISDN
9 5 (12.50%) PPP
9 5 (12.50%) X.25
10 4 (10.00%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (35.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Law
3 5 (12.50%) Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Retail
5 2 (5.00%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (22.50%) Consultant
3 8 (20.00%) Network Consultant
4 6 (15.00%) Data Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Cisco Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) Cisco Network Consultant
5 5 (12.50%) Network Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Project Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Architect
7 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (7.50%) Technical Manager
7 3 (7.50%) Technical Project Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Cisco Support
8 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Network Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Network Support
8 2 (5.00%) Rollout Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.50%) Java EE
1 1 (2.50%) Middleware
1 1 (2.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (45.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.50%) BYOD
2 1 (2.50%) CMDB
2 1 (2.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.50%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (5.00%) Unix
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (17.50%) High Availability
3 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (15.00%) Load Balancing
3 6 (15.00%) Network Design
4 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 5 (12.50%) Change Management
4 5 (12.50%) DevOps
4 5 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (12.50%) Supplier Management
5 4 (10.00%) ITIL
6 3 (7.50%) Network Architecture
6 3 (7.50%) Network Management
6 3 (7.50%) Project Management
6 3 (7.50%) Service Management
7 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity Management
7 2 (5.00%) Kanban
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Management
7 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) Java
1 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) CCNP
1 10 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.50%) CCNA
3 6 (15.00%) CCIE
4 2 (5.00%) VCP6
4 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) vSphere
4 1 (2.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
1 2 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (67.50%) Cisco
2 15 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 6 (15.00%) Fortinet
3 6 (15.00%) VMware
4 3 (7.50%) Citrix
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.00%) Mitel
6 1 (2.50%) Aruba
6 1 (2.50%) EMC
6 1 (2.50%) F5
6 1 (2.50%) HP
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle
6 1 (2.50%) Prolexic