The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 87 78 88
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 42 47 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.44% 1.86% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.69% 13.70% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 18
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£341 £286 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.21% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £126 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £382 £377
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 £25.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+42.85% +9.37%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
331 343 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.36% 13.56% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 167 127
Average daily rate £325 £345 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% -4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £140 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 11
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -29.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.43 £16.00 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

WAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +2 15 £388 +176.78% 1
Glasgow -5 13 £450 +39.53% 6
Renfrewshire +3 7 £267 -5.35%
Aberdeen +2 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £275 - 1
Inverclyde - 1 £270 -
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WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 64 (76.19%) LAN
2 47 (55.95%) Cisco
3 44 (52.38%) Firewall
4 32 (38.10%) Windows
5 25 (29.76%) F5
6 23 (27.38%) Security Cleared
7 20 (23.81%) Network Security
8 19 (22.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (21.43%) Active Directory
10 17 (20.24%) MS Office
10 17 (20.24%) SC Cleared
10 17 (20.24%) Hyper-V
11 16 (19.05%) ITIL
11 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
11 16 (19.05%) SAN
11 16 (19.05%) CheckPoint
12 15 (17.86%) HP
12 15 (17.86%) VMware
13 14 (16.67%) Juniper
13 14 (16.67%) Network Management
14 13 (15.48%) Incident Management
14 13 (15.48%) Citrix
14 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (15.48%) VoIP
14 13 (15.48%) MS Excel
15 12 (14.29%) MS Exchange
15 12 (14.29%) VPN
15 12 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
15 12 (14.29%) Migration
15 12 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 12 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.90%) Lync
3 9 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (10.71%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (20.24%) MS Office
2 13 (15.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 64 (76.19%) LAN
2 44 (52.38%) Firewall
3 20 (23.81%) Network Security
4 16 (19.05%) SAN
5 13 (15.48%) VoIP
6 12 (14.29%) VPN
7 10 (11.90%) DNS
7 10 (11.90%) WLAN
7 10 (11.90%) Junos
7 10 (11.90%) Cisco IOS
8 9 (10.71%) Internet
9 7 (8.33%) Nortel Meridian
9 7 (8.33%) IP Telephony
9 7 (8.33%) PBX
9 7 (8.33%) DECT
10 6 (7.14%) TCP/IP
11 5 (5.95%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (5.95%) DHCP
12 4 (4.76%) Wireless
13 3 (3.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.38%) Banking
4 1 (1.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (13.10%) Analyst
3 10 (11.90%) Architect
3 10 (11.90%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.33%) Consultant
4 7 (8.33%) Administrator
4 7 (8.33%) Network Support
4 7 (8.33%) Network Administrator
5 5 (5.95%) Security Architect
5 5 (5.95%) Network Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) Network Consultant
6 4 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Network Architect
6 4 (4.76%) Data Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Data Centre Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Data Network Analyst
6 4 (4.76%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) CSS
1 3 (3.57%) HTML
2 1 (1.19%) Middleware
2 1 (1.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Cryptography
2 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.38%) Replication
2 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.19%) CCTV
3 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (38.10%) Windows
2 19 (22.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.57%) Linux
6 3 (3.57%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.19%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.05%) ITIL
2 14 (16.67%) Network Management
3 13 (15.48%) Incident Management
4 12 (14.29%) Migration
4 12 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
5 11 (13.10%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (13.10%) Service Management
6 8 (9.52%) Service Delivery
6 8 (9.52%) Time Management
7 7 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 7 (8.33%) Security Architecture
8 6 (7.14%) Network Design
9 5 (5.95%) Load Balancing
9 5 (5.95%) SIEM
9 5 (5.95%) TOGAF
9 5 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (4.76%) Network Architecture
11 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2
11 2 (2.38%) Configuration Management
11 2 (2.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.95%) SQL
3 3 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.19%) C
4 1 (1.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (27.38%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.24%) SC Cleared
3 12 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (11.90%) CCNP
5 8 (9.52%) CCNA
6 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (5.95%) MCP
8 4 (4.76%) CCIE
9 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.19%) Degree
10 1 (1.19%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.90%) QA
2 9 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (8.33%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 17 (20.24%) Hyper-V
3 11 (13.10%) vSphere
4 9 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (4.76%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.57%) Xen
8 1 (1.19%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) WhatsUp Gold
2 6 (7.14%) SCCM
3 2 (2.38%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 47 (55.95%) Cisco
2 25 (29.76%) F5
3 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 16 (19.05%) CheckPoint
4 15 (17.86%) HP
4 15 (17.86%) VMware
5 14 (16.67%) Juniper
6 13 (15.48%) Citrix
7 10 (11.90%) McAfee
7 10 (11.90%) Nortel
7 10 (11.90%) Riverbed
7 10 (11.90%) TippingPoint
7 10 (11.90%) Crossbeam
8 7 (8.33%) 3PAR
8 7 (8.33%) EMC
9 5 (5.95%) Varonis
9 5 (5.95%) Oracle
10 2 (2.38%) Symantec
11 1 (1.19%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.19%) Infoblox
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