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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 81 75 58
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -17
Contract jobs citing WAN 12 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.71% 0.34% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.16% 4.26% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Average daily rate
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£263 £139 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.18% -58.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £120 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £158 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £309
% change year-on-year
- +9.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -11.62%
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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
147 94 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.74% 7.99% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 46 32
Average daily rate £350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £158 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £650 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 26 (96.30%) LAN
2 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 15 (55.56%) Windows
3 10 (37.04%) Finance
4 8 (29.63%) Data Centre
5 7 (25.93%) Firewall
5 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
5 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
6 6 (22.22%) CCNP
6 6 (22.22%) CCNA
6 6 (22.22%) DNS
6 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
6 6 (22.22%) ITIL
6 6 (22.22%) Citrix
6 6 (22.22%) Migration
6 6 (22.22%) VMware
7 5 (18.52%) Banking
7 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
7 5 (18.52%) Project Management
7 5 (18.52%) SAN
7 5 (18.52%) HP
7 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
8 4 (14.81%) DHCP
8 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
8 4 (14.81%) Linux
8 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (14.81%) Network Security

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) Lync
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 26 (96.30%) LAN
2 7 (25.93%) Firewall
3 6 (22.22%) DNS
4 5 (18.52%) SAN
5 4 (14.81%) DHCP
5 4 (14.81%) Network Security
6 3 (11.11%) EIGRP
6 3 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (11.11%) VLAN
6 3 (11.11%) Unified Communications
6 3 (11.11%) VoIP
6 3 (11.11%) WLAN
6 3 (11.11%) MPLS
6 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 2 (7.41%) OSPF
7 2 (7.41%) BGP
7 2 (7.41%) Internet
7 2 (7.41%) ATM
7 2 (7.41%) ISDN
7 2 (7.41%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) 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 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Project Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 5 (18.52%) Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Support Analyst
4 4 (14.81%) Network Manager
4 4 (14.81%) Network Project Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Data Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Network Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Data Network Analyst
5 3 (11.11%) Telephony Project Manager
5 3 (11.11%) Data Centre Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Server Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Voice Project Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Manager
6 2 (7.41%) Network Support
6 2 (7.41%) Network Support Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Network Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (14.81%) Linux
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) Solaris
5 1 (3.70%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
1 6 (22.22%) Migration
2 5 (18.52%) Project Management
3 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (7.41%) Network Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.70%) Network Design
5 1 (3.70%) Business Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Network Management
5 1 (3.70%) Demand Management
5 1 (3.70%) Transition Management
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (22.22%) CCNP
2 6 (22.22%) CCNA
3 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.41%) CCIE
4 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) HND
5 1 (3.70%) MCTS
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.11%) vSphere
3 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 3 (11.11%) Xen
4 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.70%) Firmware
4 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco
2 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) Citrix
3 6 (22.22%) VMware
4 5 (18.52%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle
5 3 (11.11%) Juniper
6 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.70%) Symantec
7 1 (3.70%) Sun
7 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.70%) F5