The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 91 97 98
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 59 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.02% 1.03% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.54% 10.47% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 9 22
Median daily rate £375 £268 £287
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.92% -6.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £247 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £364 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.14% +24.28%
WAN
UK

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
560 296 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.21% 9.85% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 115 214
Median daily rate £330 £298 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.92% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 19
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.35 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 July 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -19 26 £386 +44.46%
Edinburgh +11 18 £350 - 4
Glasgow -5 5 £400 +53.84% 5
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Lanarkshire +3 1 £100 -64.28%
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £500 -
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UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 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 Scotland region with a requirement for WAN.

1 111 (79.29%) LAN
2 58 (41.43%) Security Cleared
3 50 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 46 (32.86%) TCP/IP
5 42 (30.00%) Firewall
6 41 (29.29%) Network Design
7 39 (27.86%) Cisco
8 38 (27.14%) Windows
9 35 (25.00%) ITIL
10 31 (22.14%) DNS
11 30 (21.43%) Unix
12 29 (20.71%) Linux
13 27 (19.29%) Relational Database
13 27 (19.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 26 (18.57%) Matrix Organization
15 24 (17.14%) SAN
16 23 (16.43%) BGP
16 23 (16.43%) Active Directory
17 22 (15.71%) OSPF
18 21 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
19 20 (14.29%) Finance
19 20 (14.29%) Apache
19 20 (14.29%) iSCSI
19 20 (14.29%) Office Automation
20 19 (13.57%) C-shell
20 19 (13.57%) Bash Shell
20 19 (13.57%) Unit Testing
20 19 (13.57%) Korn
20 19 (13.57%) Samba
20 19 (13.57%) Perl

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 20 (14.29%) Apache
2 13 (9.29%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.00%) Skype for Business
4 6 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.86%) Live Communications Server
6 4 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.43%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.43%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.71%) IIS
8 1 (0.71%) nginx
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (7.86%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.71%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.29%) MS Office
4 2 (1.43%) MS Project
5 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.14%) Office 365
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (79.29%) LAN
2 46 (32.86%) TCP/IP
3 42 (30.00%) Firewall
4 31 (22.14%) DNS
5 24 (17.14%) SAN
6 23 (16.43%) BGP
7 22 (15.71%) OSPF
8 20 (14.29%) iSCSI
9 19 (13.57%) MPLS
10 18 (12.86%) Wireless
11 17 (12.14%) Cisco IOS
12 15 (10.71%) EIGRP
13 13 (9.29%) VLAN
13 13 (9.29%) VPN
14 9 (6.43%) Network Security
15 8 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (5.00%) Multicast
17 6 (4.29%) DHCP
18 5 (3.57%) VoIP
18 5 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.29%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.29%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.86%) MySQL
4 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.71%) HBase
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (2.14%) ClearCase
1 3 (2.14%) StarTeam
General
1 20 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (4.29%) Banking
2 6 (4.29%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.57%) Legal
4 4 (2.86%) Law
5 3 (2.14%) Retail
6 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (26.43%) Architect
2 25 (17.86%) Solutions Architect
3 22 (15.71%) Network Engineer
4 19 (13.57%) Analyst
5 16 (11.43%) Unix Engineer
6 14 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (7.86%) Security Analyst
8 10 (7.14%) Consultant
9 8 (5.71%) Project Manager
9 8 (5.71%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 7 (5.00%) Network Consultant
10 7 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (4.29%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (4.29%) Senior Security Analyst
12 5 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
12 5 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 5 (3.57%) Data Consultant
12 5 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
13 4 (2.86%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.29%) Web Services
2 5 (3.57%) HTML
3 4 (2.86%) CSS
4 3 (2.14%) LAMP
4 3 (2.14%) Middleware
5 1 (0.71%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.71%) CakePHP
5 1 (0.71%) Java EE
5 1 (0.71%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.71%) Node.js
5 1 (0.71%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.71%) RESTful
5 1 (0.71%) XML
5 1 (0.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 8 (5.71%) CMDB
4 7 (5.00%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.86%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.86%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.86%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.43%) NHS
7 1 (0.71%) BYOD
7 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 38 (27.14%) Windows
2 30 (21.43%) Unix
3 29 (20.71%) Linux
4 18 (12.86%) Windows Server
5 12 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.86%) Solaris
6 11 (7.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.00%) CatOS
8 3 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.14%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.43%) AIX
9 2 (1.43%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.71%) HPUX
10 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (29.29%) Network Design
2 35 (25.00%) ITIL
3 27 (19.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 26 (18.57%) Matrix Organization
5 20 (14.29%) Office Automation
6 19 (13.57%) Unit Testing
7 16 (11.43%) Project Management
8 14 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (9.29%) Configuration Management
10 12 (8.57%) Migration
11 11 (7.86%) Load Balancing
12 9 (6.43%) Service Management
13 8 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (5.71%) Network Management
13 8 (5.71%) Problem Management
13 8 (5.71%) Release Management
13 8 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
14 7 (5.00%) Service Delivery
15 6 (4.29%) Incident Management
15 6 (4.29%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.57%) Bash Shell
1 19 (13.57%) C-shell
1 19 (13.57%) Korn
1 19 (13.57%) Perl
2 16 (11.43%) Shell Script
3 10 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.00%) Java
5 5 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.86%) C
7 3 (2.14%) SQL
8 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (41.43%) Security Cleared
2 50 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 21 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (13.57%) CCNP
5 14 (10.00%) CCNA
6 7 (5.00%) CCIE
7 5 (3.57%) CISSP
7 5 (3.57%) JNCIA
8 4 (2.86%) Degree
9 3 (2.14%) CCDP
10 2 (1.43%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.71%) MCITP
11 1 (0.71%) MCP
11 1 (0.71%) MCSA
11 1 (0.71%) MCTS
11 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (3.57%) QA
2 2 (1.43%) SLA
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (16.43%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.57%) Samba
3 14 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (9.29%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 5 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (2.14%) KVM
8 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.43%) vSphere
9 1 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.71%) NFS
9 1 (0.71%) RHEV
9 1 (0.71%) SRDF
9 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.71%) Xen
9 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (5.71%) SCCM
2 2 (1.43%) SCOM
3 1 (0.71%) Nessus
3 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (27.86%) Cisco
2 15 (10.71%) HP
3 14 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (10.00%) VMware
4 12 (8.57%) CheckPoint
5 11 (7.86%) Citrix
5 11 (7.86%) Oracle
6 6 (4.29%) CA
7 5 (3.57%) BT
7 5 (3.57%) Fortinet
7 5 (3.57%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.86%) Intel Security
8 4 (2.86%) Juniper
8 4 (2.86%) Siemens
9 3 (2.14%) EMC
10 2 (1.43%) IBM
11 1 (0.71%) Intel
11 1 (0.71%) NetApp
11 1 (0.71%) Sybase
11 1 (0.71%) TIBCO
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