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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK / Scotland
Rank 64 75 87
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +12
Contract jobs citing WAN 46 61 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.67% 2.37% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.74% 16.85% 11.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 25
Median daily rate £315 £380 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.10% -13.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £205 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £435 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Median hourly rate £55.50 £45.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.97% +54.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +25.00%

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
233 362 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.53% 14.05% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 178 167
Median daily rate £350 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 8
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +52.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.01 £40.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 +17 14 £325 -22.61%
Aberdeen 0 12 £390 -
Edinburgh +4 10 £183 -51.33% 4
Glasgow -5 8 £249 -32.47% 1
North Lanarkshire 0 1 £250 -9.09%
West Lothian - 1 £250 -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 92 (86.79%) LAN
2 57 (53.77%) Cisco
3 40 (37.74%) Firewall
4 36 (33.96%) Windows
4 36 (33.96%) ITIL
5 34 (32.08%) Network Design
6 30 (28.30%) Wireless
7 29 (27.36%) Microsoft
8 28 (26.42%) Data Centre
9 26 (24.53%) Configuration Management
10 25 (23.58%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (22.64%) Security Cleared
12 23 (21.70%) Active Directory
12 23 (21.70%) MS Excel
13 22 (20.75%) HP
14 21 (19.81%) OSPF
14 21 (19.81%) TCP/IP
14 21 (19.81%) Degree
15 20 (18.87%) BGP
15 20 (18.87%) Finance
16 19 (17.92%) CCNP
17 18 (16.98%) SC Cleared
18 17 (16.04%) Cisco IOS
19 16 (15.09%) Problem Management
19 16 (15.09%) MS Visio
19 16 (15.09%) Project Management
20 15 (14.15%) MPLS
20 15 (14.15%) MS Exchange
20 15 (14.15%) Juniper
20 15 (14.15%) CMDB

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 15 (14.15%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (7.55%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.72%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.94%) Apache
5 1 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 23 (21.70%) MS Excel
2 16 (15.09%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.77%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.49%) Office 365
2 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.83%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (86.79%) LAN
2 40 (37.74%) Firewall
3 30 (28.30%) Wireless
4 21 (19.81%) OSPF
4 21 (19.81%) TCP/IP
5 20 (18.87%) BGP
6 17 (16.04%) Cisco IOS
7 15 (14.15%) MPLS
7 15 (14.15%) VLAN
8 11 (10.38%) Multicast
8 11 (10.38%) VPN
9 9 (8.49%) BIG-IP
9 9 (8.49%) Network Security
9 9 (8.49%) VoIP
10 8 (7.55%) EIGRP
11 7 (6.60%) DNS
11 7 (6.60%) Skype
12 6 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (5.66%) DHCP
12 6 (5.66%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.21%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.60%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.94%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.94%) MySQL
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 20 (18.87%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.83%) Law
3 3 (2.83%) Military
4 2 (1.89%) Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (44.34%) Network Engineer
2 23 (21.70%) Architect
3 15 (14.15%) Infrastructure Architect
4 14 (13.21%) Solutions Architect
5 12 (11.32%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 10 (9.43%) Analyst
7 8 (7.55%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (7.55%) Network Support
7 8 (7.55%) Security Engineer
8 7 (6.60%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Build Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Support Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (4.72%) Technical Architect
11 4 (3.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 4 (3.77%) Service Analyst
11 4 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.94%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.94%) JSON
1 1 (0.94%) LAMP
1 1 (0.94%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (26.42%) Data Centre
2 15 (14.15%) CMDB
2 15 (14.15%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.72%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.77%) Replication
5 3 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.89%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.89%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.94%) CCTV
7 1 (0.94%) Clustering
7 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (33.96%) Windows
2 13 (12.26%) CatOS
3 12 (11.32%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.72%) Linux
5 3 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.83%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.89%) Unix
7 1 (0.94%) AIX
7 1 (0.94%) CentOS
7 1 (0.94%) Solaris
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (33.96%) ITIL
2 34 (32.08%) Network Design
3 26 (24.53%) Configuration Management
4 16 (15.09%) Problem Management
4 16 (15.09%) Project Management
5 15 (14.15%) QMS
5 15 (14.15%) Release Management
6 14 (13.21%) ITSM
6 14 (13.21%) Service Management
6 14 (13.21%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 13 (12.26%) Matrix Organization
8 12 (11.32%) Office Automation
9 10 (9.43%) Quality Management
10 9 (8.49%) Migration
11 7 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (5.66%) Asset Management
12 6 (5.66%) Supplier Management
13 5 (4.72%) Incident Management
14 4 (3.77%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.55%) C
2 4 (3.77%) SQL
3 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.94%) C-shell
3 1 (0.94%) Korn
3 1 (0.94%) Perl
3 1 (0.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (23.58%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (22.64%) Security Cleared
3 21 (19.81%) Degree
4 19 (17.92%) CCNP
5 18 (16.98%) SC Cleared
6 10 (9.43%) CCIE
6 10 (9.43%) CCNA
7 8 (7.55%) CCSA
7 8 (7.55%) JNCIA
8 6 (5.66%) CCDP
8 6 (5.66%) CCIP
8 6 (5.66%) CCSE
8 6 (5.66%) JNCIE
9 4 (3.77%) DV Cleared
9 4 (3.77%) HP ASE
9 4 (3.77%) HP MASE
9 4 (3.77%) MCSA
9 4 (3.77%) MCSE
9 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.89%) SLA
3 1 (0.94%) COBIT
3 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (21.70%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.72%) vSphere
4 3 (2.83%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (2.83%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.89%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.94%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.94%) Samba
6 1 (0.94%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (3.77%) SCCM
3 2 (1.89%) SnapMirror
3 2 (1.89%) WSUS
4 1 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.94%) SCOM
4 1 (0.94%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.94%) Simpana
4 1 (0.94%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.94%) WMI
Vendors
1 57 (53.77%) Cisco
2 29 (27.36%) Microsoft
3 22 (20.75%) HP
4 15 (14.15%) Juniper
5 13 (12.26%) Riverbed
6 12 (11.32%) CheckPoint
6 12 (11.32%) F5
6 12 (11.32%) VMware
7 10 (9.43%) Aruba
8 8 (7.55%) BT
8 8 (7.55%) Siemens
9 6 (5.66%) Fortinet
10 4 (3.77%) Mitel
10 4 (3.77%) NetApp
11 3 (2.83%) EMC
11 3 (2.83%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.83%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.89%) Blue Coat
12 2 (1.89%) Veeam
12 2 (1.89%) WatchGuard