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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 64 82 82
Rank change year-on-year
+18 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 26 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.05% 0.50% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.81% 6.02% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 3
Median daily rate £350 £263 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +87.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.70% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+24.63% -1.42%
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
146 133 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.51% 8.39% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 46 71
Median daily rate £350 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £415 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Median hourly rate £11.79 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.84% +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +7.62%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 43 (93.48%) LAN
2 25 (54.35%) Cisco
3 23 (50.00%) Firewall
4 18 (39.13%) Data Centre
5 16 (34.78%) Finance
6 15 (32.61%) CheckPoint
7 14 (30.43%) BGP
7 14 (30.43%) EIGRP
8 13 (28.26%) Wireless
9 12 (26.09%) MPLS
9 12 (26.09%) OSPF
10 11 (23.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (23.91%) VLAN
11 10 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (21.74%) CCNP
11 10 (21.74%) Windows
12 9 (19.57%) Windows Server
13 7 (15.22%) Internet
13 7 (15.22%) CCNA
13 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
13 7 (15.22%) VPN
13 7 (15.22%) Banking
13 7 (15.22%) Law
13 7 (15.22%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (15.22%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (15.22%) High Availability
14 6 (13.04%) Load Balancing
14 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (13.04%) Network Design
14 6 (13.04%) Fortinet

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 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.17%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.17%) MS Office
3 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (93.48%) LAN
2 23 (50.00%) Firewall
3 14 (30.43%) BGP
3 14 (30.43%) EIGRP
4 13 (28.26%) Wireless
5 12 (26.09%) MPLS
5 12 (26.09%) OSPF
6 11 (23.91%) VLAN
7 7 (15.22%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (15.22%) Internet
7 7 (15.22%) VPN
7 7 (15.22%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
9 5 (10.87%) ATM
9 5 (10.87%) DMVPN
9 5 (10.87%) HSRP
9 5 (10.87%) ISDN
9 5 (10.87%) PPP
9 5 (10.87%) Spanning Tree
9 5 (10.87%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
General
1 16 (34.78%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Banking
2 7 (15.22%) Law
3 3 (6.52%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Consultant
2 8 (17.39%) Network Consultant
3 7 (15.22%) Network Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Project Manager
4 6 (13.04%) Data Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco Consultant
5 5 (10.87%) Cisco Network Consultant
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Network Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Network Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Manager
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Project Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (4.35%) IT Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.17%) CakePHP
1 1 (2.17%) Java EE
1 1 (2.17%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (2.17%) Middleware
1 1 (2.17%) Node.js
1 1 (2.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (39.13%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.35%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) BYOD
3 1 (2.17%) CMDB
3 1 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.52%) Linux
5 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.35%) Unix
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (15.22%) High Availability
3 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (13.04%) Load Balancing
3 6 (13.04%) Network Design
3 6 (13.04%) Project Management
4 5 (10.87%) Business Continuity
4 5 (10.87%) Change Management
4 5 (10.87%) ITIL
4 5 (10.87%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (10.87%) Supplier Management
5 4 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (8.70%) Network Architecture
5 4 (8.70%) Service Management
5 4 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (6.52%) DevOps
6 3 (6.52%) Network Management
6 3 (6.52%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.35%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.17%) Java
2 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) CCNP
1 10 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (15.22%) CCNA
3 6 (13.04%) CCIE
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (4.35%) vSphere
4 1 (2.17%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.17%) KVM
4 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) SCCM
2 2 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (54.35%) Cisco
2 15 (32.61%) CheckPoint
3 6 (13.04%) Fortinet
3 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.87%) Citrix
5 4 (8.70%) VMware
6 2 (4.35%) EMC
7 1 (2.17%) Aruba
7 1 (2.17%) F5
7 1 (2.17%) HP
7 1 (2.17%) Mitel
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle
7 1 (2.17%) Prolexic
7 1 (2.17%) Red Hat