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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 67 71 76
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing WAN 10 24 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.18% 1.63% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 16.22% 6.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 4
Median daily rate £183 £400 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-54.37% +77.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £275 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £400 £308
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £355
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% -9.09%

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
90 148 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.63% 10.05% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 57 46
Median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £52.00 - £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017, 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 26 (96.30%) LAN
2 18 (66.67%) Cisco
3 12 (44.44%) Windows
4 11 (40.74%) Firewall
5 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
6 8 (29.63%) VMware
6 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (29.63%) Data Centre
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
7 7 (25.93%) VLAN
8 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
8 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 5 (18.52%) ITIL
9 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
9 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
9 5 (18.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
9 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (18.52%) DevOps
10 4 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (14.81%) Degree
10 4 (14.81%) EIGRP
10 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
10 4 (14.81%) SQL
10 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
10 4 (14.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 3 (11.11%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 3 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (11.11%) Software Delivery
11 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse

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 5 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (96.30%) LAN
2 11 (40.74%) Firewall
3 7 (25.93%) VLAN
4 4 (14.81%) EIGRP
4 4 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (11.11%) BGP
5 3 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (11.11%) OSPF
5 3 (11.11%) VPN
5 3 (11.11%) Wireless
6 2 (7.41%) DHCP
6 2 (7.41%) DNS
6 2 (7.41%) Internet
6 2 (7.41%) IP Telephony
6 2 (7.41%) PABX
6 2 (7.41%) VXLAN
6 2 (7.41%) WLAN
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (3.70%) MPLS
7 1 (3.70%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 2 (7.41%) Banking
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Infrastructure Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) IT Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Cabling Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) IT Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (7.41%) LAN Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) PABX Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Telephony Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 2 (7.41%) EMC VNX
3 2 (7.41%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.41%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
2 5 (18.52%) DevOps
2 5 (18.52%) Incident Management
2 5 (18.52%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) Change Management
3 3 (11.11%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 3 (11.11%) People Management
3 3 (11.11%) Software Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 2 (7.41%) Case Management
4 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (7.41%) Kanban
4 2 (7.41%) Network Management
4 2 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (7.41%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (7.41%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.41%) CCNP
4 2 (7.41%) VCP6
5 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.70%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 3 (11.11%) vSphere
4 2 (7.41%) ProxySG
4 2 (7.41%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) SCOM
1 1 (3.70%) SCVMM
1 1 (3.70%) Simpana
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Cisco
2 8 (29.63%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.11%) EMC
4 3 (11.11%) Juniper
4 3 (11.11%) Mitel
5 2 (7.41%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.41%) HP
5 2 (7.41%) NetApp
6 1 (3.70%) Aruba
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix
6 1 (3.70%) CommVault
6 1 (3.70%) F5
6 1 (3.70%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat