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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 58 45 54
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.55% 2.65% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 20.51% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £295 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.64% +18.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £18.60 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+10.90% -2.11%
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 Glasgow region.

Communications & Networking Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
90 78 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 12.45% 12.94% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 30 39
Average daily rate £340 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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
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 18 December 2014, 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 8 (57.14%) LAN
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) CESG
4 3 (21.43%) Billing
4 3 (21.43%) GIAC
4 3 (21.43%) CEH
4 3 (21.43%) CISSP
4 3 (21.43%) SSCP
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) CCSP
5 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 2 (14.29%) MPLS
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 2 (14.29%) Cryptography
5 2 (14.29%) Information Management
5 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (14.29%) BT
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
5 2 (14.29%) Change Management
5 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) MPLS
3 2 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security
4 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
4 1 (7.14%) Wireless
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) Internet
4 1 (7.14%) WLAN
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Billing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Security Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) IT Security Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
1 3 (21.43%) IT Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Coordinator
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (7.14%) IT Security Architect
3 1 (7.14%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Project Planner
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) CESG
2 2 (14.29%) Cryptography
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) CMDB
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Information Management
2 2 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 2 (14.29%) Quality Management
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 2 (14.29%) SIEM
2 2 (14.29%) Project Governance
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
3 1 (7.14%) Demand Forecasting
3 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Security Management
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C-shell
1 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
1 1 (7.14%) Korn
1 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (21.43%) GIAC
3 3 (21.43%) CEH
3 3 (21.43%) CISSP
3 3 (21.43%) SSCP
3 3 (21.43%) CCSP
4 1 (7.14%) CCNP
4 1 (7.14%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Samba
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) BT
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper
3 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee
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