The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 57 50 76
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +26
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.29% 1.43% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.33% 12.66% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +257.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.37%
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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 Glasgow region.

Communications & Networking Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
60 79 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 7.03% 11.29% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 47 33
Average daily rate £330 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £159 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +27.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Glasgow region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Glasgow region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Glasgow region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 23 (71.88%) LAN
2 21 (65.63%) Firewall
3 15 (46.88%) Cisco
4 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
5 11 (34.38%) F5
6 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
6 10 (31.25%) VPN
7 9 (28.13%) Network Security
7 9 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
8 7 (21.88%) Security Architecture
9 6 (18.75%) CCNP
9 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (18.75%) Network Management
10 5 (15.63%) SIEM
10 5 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (15.63%) Varonis
10 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
10 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
11 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
11 4 (12.50%) CCIE
11 4 (12.50%) WLAN
11 4 (12.50%) MS Office
11 4 (12.50%) Network Design
11 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
12 3 (9.38%) Network Load Balancing
12 3 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
12 3 (9.38%) Network Architecture
12 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
12 3 (9.38%) Windows

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 1 (3.13%) Lync
1 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (71.88%) LAN
2 21 (65.63%) Firewall
3 10 (31.25%) VPN
4 9 (28.13%) Network Security
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (12.50%) WLAN
7 2 (6.25%) Internet
7 2 (6.25%) IP Telephony
7 2 (6.25%) DECT
7 2 (6.25%) PBX
7 2 (6.25%) VoIP
7 2 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (6.25%) Nortel Meridian
8 1 (3.13%) VLAN
8 1 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (3.13%) Junos
8 1 (3.13%) DHCP
8 1 (3.13%) DNS
8 1 (3.13%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Network Engineer
1 7 (21.88%) Architect
2 5 (15.63%) Network Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) Consultant
2 5 (15.63%) Security Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Designer
3 3 (9.38%) Designer
3 3 (9.38%) Analyst
4 2 (6.25%) Administrator
4 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.25%) Network Architect
4 2 (6.25%) Network Administrator
5 1 (3.13%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (3.13%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.13%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) Cryptography
2 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (3.13%) UNIX
2 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
1 7 (21.88%) Security Architecture
2 6 (18.75%) Network Management
3 5 (15.63%) SIEM
3 5 (15.63%) TOGAF
4 4 (12.50%) Network Design
4 4 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.38%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (9.38%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (9.38%) Network Architecture
6 2 (6.25%) Change Management
6 2 (6.25%) Migration
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL
7 1 (3.13%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.13%) Resource Management
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Testing
7 1 (3.13%) Time Management
7 1 (3.13%) Server Building
7 1 (3.13%) Project Governance
7 1 (3.13%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.13%) Java
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (40.63%) Security Cleared
2 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 6 (18.75%) CCNP
3 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (12.50%) CCIE
5 2 (6.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (28.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Server
2 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Cisco
2 11 (34.38%) F5
3 5 (15.63%) Varonis
3 5 (15.63%) CheckPoint
4 3 (9.38%) Juniper
5 2 (6.25%) Nortel
6 1 (3.13%) Crossbeam
6 1 (3.13%) Riverbed
6 1 (3.13%) Infoblox
6 1 (3.13%) TippingPoint
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) VMware
6 1 (3.13%) AppSense
6 1 (3.13%) Remedy
6 1 (3.13%) McAfee