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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 84 79 71
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 40 33 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.45% 1.32% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.54% 12.94% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 18
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£286 £350 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.15% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £221 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £400 £267
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £28.00 - £41.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 - £29.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 - £41.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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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
319 255 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.54% 10.22% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 107 121
Average daily rate £320 £361 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +31.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £191 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £424 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 34
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014. 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
Renfrewshire - 12 £290 -
Glasgow -12 10 £420 +20.00% 5
Edinburgh -8 9 £206 -36.53% 2
Fife +4 2 - -
Aberdeen -1 1 - - 1
Stirling - 1 - -
West Lothian - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 2
South Lanarkshire - - - -
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WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 65 (87.84%) LAN
2 30 (40.54%) Windows
3 24 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (32.43%) Firewall
4 22 (29.73%) SC Cleared
4 22 (29.73%) Security Cleared
5 21 (28.38%) ITIL
6 19 (25.68%) Cisco
7 16 (21.62%) HP
8 15 (20.27%) Active Directory
8 15 (20.27%) UNIX
8 15 (20.27%) VMware
9 13 (17.57%) CCNA
10 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
11 11 (14.86%) DNS
11 11 (14.86%) Finance
11 11 (14.86%) VLAN
12 10 (13.51%) Network Security
12 10 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (13.51%) CCSP
13 9 (12.16%) Windows XP
13 9 (12.16%) Linux
13 9 (12.16%) Oracle
13 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 8 (10.81%) PowerShell
14 8 (10.81%) CEH
14 8 (10.81%) MCP
14 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP
14 8 (10.81%) DHCP
14 8 (10.81%) CISSP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 6 (8.11%) IIS
1 6 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.41%) FileNet
2 4 (5.41%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.05%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.35%) Apache
5 1 (1.35%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (8.11%) MS Office
2 5 (6.76%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 65 (87.84%) LAN
2 24 (32.43%) Firewall
3 11 (14.86%) DNS
3 11 (14.86%) VLAN
4 10 (13.51%) Network Security
5 8 (10.81%) DHCP
5 8 (10.81%) TCP/IP
5 8 (10.81%) Internet
6 7 (9.46%) VPN
7 6 (8.11%) MPLS
7 6 (8.11%) VoIP
7 6 (8.11%) IPv4
7 6 (8.11%) SAN
8 5 (6.76%) Wireless
8 5 (6.76%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (4.05%) DMZ
10 3 (4.05%) WLAN
10 3 (4.05%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
General
1 11 (14.86%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Billing
4 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Publishing
5 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (24.32%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.16%) Wintel Engineer
3 8 (10.81%) Analyst
4 6 (8.11%) Support Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Network Support
5 5 (6.76%) Consultant
5 5 (6.76%) Architect
6 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.41%) IT Consultant
6 4 (5.41%) Security Consultant
6 4 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.41%) IT Security Consultant
7 3 (4.05%) Designer
7 3 (4.05%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) UNIX Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Network Specialist
7 3 (4.05%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.05%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) HTML
2 6 (8.11%) XML
3 3 (4.05%) Web Services
3 3 (4.05%) CSS
4 2 (2.70%) JSP
4 2 (2.70%) Middleware
5 1 (1.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Cryptography
2 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.05%) CESG
4 2 (2.70%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.70%) RMADS
4 2 (2.70%) Open Source
4 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.70%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.35%) Clustering
5 1 (1.35%) CMDB
5 1 (1.35%) Economics
5 1 (1.35%) Statistics
5 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (40.54%) Windows
2 15 (20.27%) UNIX
3 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (12.16%) Linux
3 9 (12.16%) Windows XP
4 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.70%) Windows NT
6 2 (2.70%) AIX
6 2 (2.70%) HPUX
6 2 (2.70%) Solaris
7 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (28.38%) ITIL
2 10 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (8.11%) Service Management
3 6 (8.11%) Migration
3 6 (8.11%) Risk Management
3 6 (8.11%) ITIL V3
3 6 (8.11%) High Availability
4 5 (6.76%) SIEM
4 5 (6.76%) Workflow
4 5 (6.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 4 (5.41%) Information Management
5 4 (5.41%) Performance Testing
6 3 (4.05%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (4.05%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (4.05%) Business Continuity
6 3 (4.05%) Six Sigma
6 3 (4.05%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.70%) Quality Management
7 2 (2.70%) Security Management
7 2 (2.70%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.11%) VBScript
3 3 (4.05%) SQL
4 2 (2.70%) Java
4 2 (2.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.35%) Korn
5 1 (1.35%) VB
5 1 (1.35%) Python
5 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.35%) Perl
5 1 (1.35%) C#
5 1 (1.35%) C-shell
5 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (29.73%) SC Cleared
2 22 (29.73%) Security Cleared
3 13 (17.57%) CCNA
4 10 (13.51%) CCSP
5 8 (10.81%) CISSP
5 8 (10.81%) MCP
5 8 (10.81%) CEH
6 7 (9.46%) SSCP
6 7 (9.46%) GIAC
7 6 (8.11%) CCNP
7 6 (8.11%) MCTS
7 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.70%) Degree
9 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.35%) CCSA
9 1 (1.35%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) SLA
2 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.70%) QA
3 1 (1.35%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (20.27%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.70%) Samba
3 2 (2.70%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.70%) KVM
3 2 (2.70%) RHEV
4 1 (1.35%) NFS
4 1 (1.35%) vSphere
4 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) SCOM
2 3 (4.05%) SCCM
3 2 (2.70%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.70%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 19 (25.68%) Cisco
2 16 (21.62%) HP
3 15 (20.27%) VMware
4 12 (16.22%) Microsoft
5 9 (12.16%) Oracle
6 7 (9.46%) Citrix
6 7 (9.46%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.41%) McAfee
7 4 (5.41%) Juniper
7 4 (5.41%) IBM
7 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.05%) F5
8 3 (4.05%) Riverbed
8 3 (4.05%) Crossbeam
8 3 (4.05%) TippingPoint
9 2 (2.70%) ProCurve
9 2 (2.70%) Symantec
9 2 (2.70%) EMC
9 2 (2.70%) Nortel
10 1 (1.35%) NetApp
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