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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 80 70 87
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Contract jobs citing WAN 41 42 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.53% 1.88% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.61% 16.80% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 18
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£420 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £330 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £409 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.81% +80.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -
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
353 250 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.17% 11.17% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 88 139
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £10.90 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £30.70 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Glasgow +3 14 £450 +28.57% 8
Edinburgh -8 8 £250 -38.27% 2
Renfrewshire -16 6 £450 +36.36%
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - - 1
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WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 62 (81.58%) LAN
2 32 (42.11%) Cisco
3 31 (40.79%) Firewall
4 21 (27.63%) Security Cleared
5 20 (26.32%) SC Cleared
6 19 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 19 (25.00%) Windows
7 18 (23.68%) VMware
8 17 (22.37%) ITIL
8 17 (22.37%) HP
9 15 (19.74%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (17.11%) SAN
10 13 (17.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (15.79%) VoIP
12 11 (14.47%) CCNA
12 11 (14.47%) PowerShell
12 11 (14.47%) Network Security
13 10 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (13.16%) Wireless
13 10 (13.16%) Internet
13 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
14 9 (11.84%) Citrix
14 9 (11.84%) TCP/IP
14 9 (11.84%) Migration
15 8 (10.53%) DNS
15 8 (10.53%) Active Directory
15 8 (10.53%) CheckPoint
15 8 (10.53%) MS Exchange
15 8 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
15 8 (10.53%) F5

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.26%) Lync
4 3 (3.95%) IIS
5 2 (2.63%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.32%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.26%) MS Office
3 2 (2.63%) MS Project
3 2 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 62 (81.58%) LAN
2 31 (40.79%) Firewall
3 13 (17.11%) SAN
4 12 (15.79%) VoIP
5 11 (14.47%) Network Security
6 10 (13.16%) Wireless
6 10 (13.16%) Internet
7 9 (11.84%) TCP/IP
8 8 (10.53%) DNS
9 7 (9.21%) VLAN
9 7 (9.21%) WLAN
9 7 (9.21%) MPLS
10 6 (7.89%) DHCP
10 6 (7.89%) VPN
11 4 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (5.26%) IPv4
11 4 (5.26%) IP Telephony
11 4 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (5.26%) Junos
12 3 (3.95%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (7.89%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.32%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (27.63%) Network Engineer
2 11 (14.47%) Architect
3 8 (10.53%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (9.21%) Consultant
5 6 (7.89%) Analyst
5 6 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Network Support
6 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Network Specialist
7 3 (3.95%) UNIX Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Network Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Coordinator
8 2 (2.63%) Administrator
8 2 (2.63%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) Middleware
2 3 (3.95%) XML
2 3 (3.95%) HTML
3 2 (2.63%) Web Services
4 1 (1.32%) CSS
4 1 (1.32%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.58%) Replication
2 4 (5.26%) Cryptography
2 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.95%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.95%) CCTV
3 3 (3.95%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.63%) CESG
4 2 (2.63%) Open Source
5 1 (1.32%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.32%) Economics
5 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.32%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.00%) Windows
2 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.58%) UNIX
3 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.95%) Linux
5 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.63%) AIX
5 2 (2.63%) HPUX
5 2 (2.63%) Solaris
5 2 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.37%) ITIL
2 13 (17.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (11.84%) Migration
4 6 (7.89%) Service Management
4 6 (7.89%) Network Management
5 5 (6.58%) Network Design
5 5 (6.58%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (3.95%) High Availability
7 3 (3.95%) Time Management
7 3 (3.95%) Performance Testing
7 3 (3.95%) Business Continuity
7 3 (3.95%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.63%) Change Management
8 2 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.63%) Project Planning
8 2 (2.63%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (2.63%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.47%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.95%) SQL
2 3 (3.95%) VBScript
3 1 (1.32%) C-shell
3 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.32%) Korn
3 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (27.63%) Security Cleared
2 20 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 15 (19.74%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (14.47%) CCNA
5 7 (9.21%) MCP
6 6 (7.89%) CCNP
7 3 (3.95%) MCTS
7 3 (3.95%) CCIE
7 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.63%) HNC
8 2 (2.63%) CCSP
9 1 (1.32%) CCSE
9 1 (1.32%) Degree
9 1 (1.32%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) JSP 440
1 4 (5.26%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.95%) SLA
3 2 (2.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (9.21%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.26%) vSphere
5 2 (2.63%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.63%) RHEV
5 2 (2.63%) KVM
6 1 (1.32%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.32%) Samba
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (9.21%) SCCM
2 4 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 4 (5.26%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (2.63%) SCOM
4 1 (1.32%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 32 (42.11%) Cisco
2 19 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (23.68%) VMware
4 17 (22.37%) HP
5 9 (11.84%) Citrix
6 8 (10.53%) CheckPoint
6 8 (10.53%) F5
7 6 (7.89%) Nortel
8 5 (6.58%) EMC
9 4 (5.26%) McAfee
9 4 (5.26%) Symantec
9 4 (5.26%) Juniper
9 4 (5.26%) TippingPoint
9 4 (5.26%) Crossbeam
9 4 (5.26%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.26%) Riverbed
10 3 (3.95%) Veeam
10 3 (3.95%) Veritas
11 2 (2.63%) Oracle
11 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
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