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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 70 83 93
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 52 53 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.39% 1.66% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.40% 16.88% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 24 15
Median daily rate £380 £268 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.05% +7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £146 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £376 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.63 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -22.50%
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
361 314 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.58% 9.81% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 132 167
Median daily rate £330 £310 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 11
Median hourly rate £14.25 £12.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 30 September 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
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 30 September 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
Edinburgh +22 22 £375 +42.85%
Glasgow +15 17 £275 +2.80% 6
Renfrewshire -26 5 £398 +32.50% 3
Highlands +1 3 - -
Fife -2 1 - -
Falkirk - 1 £250 -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 94 (83.19%) LAN
2 42 (37.17%) Cisco
3 41 (36.28%) Firewall
4 34 (30.09%) Security Cleared
5 33 (29.20%) TCP/IP
6 30 (26.55%) SC Cleared
7 28 (24.78%) Windows
8 27 (23.89%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (22.12%) Network Design
10 24 (21.24%) OSPF
10 24 (21.24%) Data Centre
11 23 (20.35%) CCNA
11 23 (20.35%) ITIL
12 22 (19.47%) Active Directory
12 22 (19.47%) DNS
12 22 (19.47%) EIGRP
13 21 (18.58%) Unix
14 20 (17.70%) CCNP
14 20 (17.70%) BGP
14 20 (17.70%) VLAN
15 19 (16.81%) Wireless
15 19 (16.81%) Relational Database
15 19 (16.81%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 19 (16.81%) Matrix Organization
16 18 (15.93%) Private Cloud
17 17 (15.04%) CheckPoint
17 17 (15.04%) SAN
17 17 (15.04%) VPN
18 16 (14.16%) Linux
18 16 (14.16%) Stakeholder Management

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 13 (11.50%) Apache
2 11 (9.73%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.42%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.77%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.88%) IIS
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.88%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.77%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 94 (83.19%) LAN
2 41 (36.28%) Firewall
3 33 (29.20%) TCP/IP
4 24 (21.24%) OSPF
5 22 (19.47%) DNS
5 22 (19.47%) EIGRP
6 20 (17.70%) BGP
6 20 (17.70%) VLAN
7 19 (16.81%) Wireless
8 17 (15.04%) SAN
8 17 (15.04%) VPN
9 14 (12.39%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (11.50%) iSCSI
11 12 (10.62%) MPLS
12 10 (8.85%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (8.85%) DHCP
12 10 (8.85%) Internet
12 10 (8.85%) Network Security
13 8 (7.08%) ISDN
13 8 (7.08%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.81%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.19%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.65%) MySQL
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.88%) HBase
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (2.65%) ClearCase
1 3 (2.65%) StarTeam
General
1 14 (12.39%) Finance
2 8 (7.08%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.19%) Law
4 6 (5.31%) Banking
5 3 (2.65%) Retail
6 2 (1.77%) Legal
6 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.77%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (23.01%) Architect
2 25 (22.12%) Network Engineer
3 18 (15.93%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (10.62%) Analyst
5 11 (9.73%) Consultant
6 10 (8.85%) Unix Engineer
7 9 (7.96%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (7.08%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (7.08%) Infrastructure Architect
8 8 (7.08%) Network Consultant
8 8 (7.08%) Security Engineer
9 7 (6.19%) Network Security Engineer
10 6 (5.31%) Project Manager
11 5 (4.42%) Cisco Consultant
11 5 (4.42%) Cisco Network Consultant
11 5 (4.42%) Data Consultant
11 5 (4.42%) Linux Engineer
12 4 (3.54%) Cisco Security Engineer
12 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.54%) Web Services
2 3 (2.65%) LAMP
3 2 (1.77%) Middleware
4 1 (0.88%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.88%) HTML
4 1 (0.88%) Java EE
4 1 (0.88%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.88%) RESTful
4 1 (0.88%) XML
4 1 (0.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.24%) Data Centre
2 18 (15.93%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.54%) Cryptography
4 3 (2.65%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.77%) CCTV
5 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.88%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.88%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 28 (24.78%) Windows
2 21 (18.58%) Unix
3 16 (14.16%) Linux
4 12 (10.62%) Windows Server
5 9 (7.96%) Solaris
6 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.65%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.77%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.88%) AIX
9 1 (0.88%) HPUX
9 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.12%) Network Design
2 23 (20.35%) ITIL
3 19 (16.81%) Matrix Organization
3 19 (16.81%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 16 (14.16%) Office Automation
4 16 (14.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (10.62%) Unit Testing
6 10 (8.85%) Load Balancing
6 10 (8.85%) Network Management
7 8 (7.08%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (7.08%) High Availability
7 8 (7.08%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (7.08%) Service Management
8 7 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.31%) Change Management
9 6 (5.31%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.31%) DevOps
9 6 (5.31%) Incident Management
9 6 (5.31%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.31%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.62%) Bash Shell
1 12 (10.62%) C-shell
1 12 (10.62%) Korn
1 12 (10.62%) Perl
2 9 (7.96%) Shell Script
3 5 (4.42%) Java
4 4 (3.54%) SQL
5 3 (2.65%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (30.09%) Security Cleared
2 30 (26.55%) SC Cleared
3 27 (23.89%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (20.35%) CCNA
5 20 (17.70%) CCNP
6 8 (7.08%) Degree
7 5 (4.42%) CCIE
7 5 (4.42%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.77%) CISSP
9 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.77%) VCP6
10 1 (0.88%) MCITP
10 1 (0.88%) MCP
10 1 (0.88%) MCSA
10 1 (0.88%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) QA
2 2 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.88%) COBIT
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (19.47%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.62%) Samba
3 11 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.31%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.65%) KVM
5 3 (2.65%) vSphere
5 3 (2.65%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.77%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.88%) NFS
7 1 (0.88%) RHEV
7 1 (0.88%) SRDF
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) SCCM
2 2 (1.77%) SCOM
3 1 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 42 (37.17%) Cisco
2 17 (15.04%) CheckPoint
3 15 (13.27%) VMware
4 13 (11.50%) Microsoft
5 9 (7.96%) HP
5 9 (7.96%) Oracle
6 8 (7.08%) Citrix
7 7 (6.19%) Fortinet
8 6 (5.31%) Intel Security
9 5 (4.42%) F5
9 5 (4.42%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.54%) Brocade
10 4 (3.54%) Mitel
10 4 (3.54%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.65%) EMC
12 2 (1.77%) Aruba
12 2 (1.77%) Juniper
12 2 (1.77%) NetApp
13 1 (0.88%) DataSynapse
13 1 (0.88%) Prolexic
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