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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 68 61 49
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing WAN 17 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.12% 1.48% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.97% 14.18% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 4
Average daily rate
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£360 £136 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+164.70% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £118 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £289 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £348 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +10.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +21.73%
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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
155 134 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.20% 10.44% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 67 37
Average daily rate £350 £312 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.17% +13.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £128 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £444 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +78.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015, 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 25 (92.59%) LAN
2 15 (55.56%) Windows
3 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 11 (40.74%) VMware
5 10 (37.04%) Firewall
6 8 (29.63%) Finance
6 8 (29.63%) Migration
6 8 (29.63%) Cisco
7 7 (25.93%) Citrix
7 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
7 7 (25.93%) SAN
8 6 (22.22%) ITIL
8 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
8 6 (22.22%) HP
8 6 (22.22%) SCCM
9 5 (18.52%) Replication
9 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
9 5 (18.52%) Internet
9 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
9 5 (18.52%) VoIP
10 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
10 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
10 4 (14.81%) DNS
10 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
10 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (11.11%) vSphere

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Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.41%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (92.59%) LAN
2 10 (37.04%) Firewall
3 7 (25.93%) SAN
4 5 (18.52%) Internet
4 5 (18.52%) VoIP
5 4 (14.81%) TCP/IP
5 4 (14.81%) DNS
6 3 (11.11%) DHCP
6 3 (11.11%) Network Security
6 3 (11.11%) NAS
7 2 (7.41%) Unified Communications
7 2 (7.41%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (7.41%) iSCSI
7 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (7.41%) WLAN
8 1 (3.70%) ADSL
8 1 (3.70%) MPLS
8 1 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Network Manager
3 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (11.11%) Network Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Data Network Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Data Centre Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Voice Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Telephony Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Data Centre Architect
5 2 (7.41%) Data Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Replication
2 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (11.11%) Linux
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Migration
2 6 (22.22%) ITIL
3 4 (14.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.41%) Project Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.70%) Time Management
5 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Demand Management
5 1 (3.70%) Transition Management
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) CCNP
1 2 (7.41%) CCNA
1 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.41%) MCP
1 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) HND
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) COBIT
2 1 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 3 (11.11%) Xen
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) VMware
3 8 (29.63%) Cisco
4 7 (25.93%) Citrix
5 6 (22.22%) HP
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle
7 2 (7.41%) Nortel
7 2 (7.41%) Juniper
7 2 (7.41%) Veritas
7 2 (7.41%) Veeam
7 2 (7.41%) Symantec
8 1 (3.70%) F5
8 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
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