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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 59 75 68
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -7
Contract jobs citing WAN 19 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.84% 1.00% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.50% 12.23% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 4
Median daily rate £400 £263 £206
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £217 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £377 £250
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 £15.63 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -22.50%
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
131 139 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 12.72% 8.14% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 60 40
Median daily rate £350 £375 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £209 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £464 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
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 £29.00 £21.01 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -8.05%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 34 (91.89%) LAN
2 26 (70.27%) Cisco
3 18 (48.65%) Firewall
4 17 (45.95%) Data Centre
5 15 (40.54%) CheckPoint
6 13 (35.14%) OSPF
6 13 (35.14%) BGP
6 13 (35.14%) EIGRP
7 12 (32.43%) Wireless
7 12 (32.43%) Finance
7 12 (32.43%) VLAN
8 11 (29.73%) MPLS
9 10 (27.03%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (27.03%) CCNP
9 10 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (24.32%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
12 7 (18.92%) Windows
12 7 (18.92%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
12 7 (18.92%) High Availability
13 6 (16.22%) Law
13 6 (16.22%) Internet
13 6 (16.22%) CCNA
13 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
13 6 (16.22%) VPN
13 6 (16.22%) Fortinet
13 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
13 6 (16.22%) VMware
13 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development

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 (8.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 34 (91.89%) LAN
2 18 (48.65%) Firewall
3 13 (35.14%) BGP
3 13 (35.14%) EIGRP
3 13 (35.14%) OSPF
4 12 (32.43%) VLAN
4 12 (32.43%) Wireless
5 11 (29.73%) MPLS
6 9 (24.32%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (18.92%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (16.22%) Internet
8 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
8 6 (16.22%) VPN
9 5 (13.51%) ATM
9 5 (13.51%) DMVPN
9 5 (13.51%) HSRP
9 5 (13.51%) ISDN
9 5 (13.51%) PPP
9 5 (13.51%) X.25
10 4 (10.81%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 6 (16.22%) Law
3 5 (13.51%) Banking
4 3 (8.11%) Retail
5 2 (5.41%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Consultant
2 8 (21.62%) Network Consultant
2 8 (21.62%) Network Engineer
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco Consultant
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco Network Consultant
3 5 (13.51%) Data Consultant
4 4 (10.81%) Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Network Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Project Manager
5 3 (8.11%) Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco Support
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.41%) Network Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Network Support
6 2 (5.41%) Rollout Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.70%) Java EE
1 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 17 (45.95%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.70%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.92%) Windows
1 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.41%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Solaris
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (18.92%) High Availability
3 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.22%) Load Balancing
4 5 (13.51%) Business Continuity
4 5 (13.51%) Change Management
4 5 (13.51%) DevOps
4 5 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (13.51%) ITIL
4 5 (13.51%) Network Design
4 5 (13.51%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (13.51%) Supplier Management
5 3 (8.11%) Network Architecture
5 3 (8.11%) Network Management
5 3 (8.11%) Service Management
6 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Management
6 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.41%) Software Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) Java
1 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) CCNP
1 10 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (16.22%) CCNA
3 5 (13.51%) CCIE
4 2 (5.41%) VCP6
4 2 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.41%) vSphere
4 1 (2.70%) KVM
4 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
1 2 (5.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (70.27%) Cisco
2 15 (40.54%) CheckPoint
3 6 (16.22%) Fortinet
3 6 (16.22%) VMware
4 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.11%) Citrix
6 2 (5.41%) Aruba
6 2 (5.41%) F5
6 2 (5.41%) HP
6 2 (5.41%) Mitel
7 1 (2.70%) EMC
7 1 (2.70%) Juniper
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle
7 1 (2.70%) Prolexic