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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 79 69 77
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs citing WAN 49 54 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.64% 2.03% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.96% 15.43% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 17
Average daily rate
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£343 £283 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.23% -10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £121 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £326 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+35.00% +25.00%
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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
351 350 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.78% 13.16% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 151 142
Average daily rate £330 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £129 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 12
Average hourly rate £38.75 £22.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.22% -26.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.10 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +6 19 £500 +63.93% 3
Edinburgh -6 15 £384 +182.16% 3
Renfrewshire 0 7 £267 -11.75%
Inverclyde - 2 £291 -
Aberdeen +1 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £275 - 5
Scottish Borders - 1 £105 -
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UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 73 (78.49%) LAN
2 49 (52.69%) Cisco
3 45 (48.39%) Firewall
4 29 (31.18%) Windows
5 25 (26.88%) Security Cleared
6 23 (24.73%) F5
7 20 (21.51%) Network Security
7 20 (21.51%) SC Cleared
8 18 (19.35%) ITIL
9 16 (17.20%) MS Office
9 16 (17.20%) VoIP
9 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
9 16 (17.20%) HP
9 16 (17.20%) SAN
9 16 (17.20%) CheckPoint
9 16 (17.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (15.05%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (15.05%) Active Directory
10 14 (15.05%) Juniper
10 14 (15.05%) VMware
11 13 (13.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (13.98%) Hyper-V
11 13 (13.98%) Network Management
11 13 (13.98%) Incident Management
12 12 (12.90%) Network Load Balancing
12 12 (12.90%) VPN
13 11 (11.83%) MS Excel
13 11 (11.83%) CCNA
13 11 (11.83%) Service Management
13 11 (11.83%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 (8.60%) MS Exchange
1 8 (8.60%) Lync
2 6 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 16 (17.20%) MS Office
2 11 (11.83%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.15%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 73 (78.49%) LAN
2 45 (48.39%) Firewall
3 20 (21.51%) Network Security
4 16 (17.20%) VoIP
4 16 (17.20%) SAN
5 12 (12.90%) VPN
6 10 (10.75%) WLAN
6 10 (10.75%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (10.75%) Junos
7 9 (9.68%) Internet
8 8 (8.60%) DNS
8 8 (8.60%) Wireless
9 7 (7.53%) IP Telephony
9 7 (7.53%) Nortel Meridian
9 7 (7.53%) PBX
9 7 (7.53%) DECT
10 6 (6.45%) TCP/IP
11 5 (5.38%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (5.38%) DHCP
12 3 (3.23%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 10 (10.75%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.15%) Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (25.81%) Network Engineer
2 15 (16.13%) Architect
3 11 (11.83%) Project Manager
4 10 (10.75%) Analyst
5 8 (8.60%) Consultant
6 7 (7.53%) Administrator
6 7 (7.53%) Network Support
6 7 (7.53%) Network Administrator
7 5 (5.38%) Security Architect
7 5 (5.38%) Network Manager
7 5 (5.38%) Network Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Network Consultant
8 4 (4.30%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.30%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Network Architect
8 4 (4.30%) Data Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (1.08%) HTML
2 1 (1.08%) CSS
2 1 (1.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.68%) Cryptography
2 4 (4.30%) Replication
3 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.15%) CESG
4 2 (2.15%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.15%) CCTV
4 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (31.18%) Windows
2 16 (17.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (13.98%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.38%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.23%) Linux
6 3 (3.23%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.15%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.35%) ITIL
2 13 (13.98%) Incident Management
2 13 (13.98%) Network Management
3 12 (12.90%) Network Load Balancing
4 11 (11.83%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (11.83%) Migration
4 11 (11.83%) Service Management
5 8 (8.60%) Service Delivery
5 8 (8.60%) Time Management
6 7 (7.53%) Security Architecture
6 7 (7.53%) Test Scripting
7 6 (6.45%) Network Design
8 5 (5.38%) TOGAF
8 5 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.38%) SIEM
9 3 (3.23%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.23%) Network Architecture
9 3 (3.23%) Change Management
9 3 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (2.15%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.38%) SQL
3 1 (1.08%) C
3 1 (1.08%) Java
3 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 25 (26.88%) Security Cleared
2 20 (21.51%) SC Cleared
3 14 (15.05%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (11.83%) CCNA
5 8 (8.60%) CCNP
6 3 (3.23%) CCIE
6 3 (3.23%) MCP
6 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.08%) Degree
8 1 (1.08%) HNC
8 1 (1.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.75%) QA
2 9 (9.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (7.53%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.15%) COBIT
4 2 (2.15%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (15.05%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.98%) Hyper-V
3 11 (11.83%) vSphere
4 10 (10.75%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (4.30%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.23%) Xen
8 1 (1.08%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (9.68%) WhatsUp Gold
2 8 (8.60%) SCCM
3 2 (2.15%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 49 (52.69%) Cisco
2 23 (24.73%) F5
3 16 (17.20%) Microsoft
3 16 (17.20%) HP
3 16 (17.20%) CheckPoint
4 14 (15.05%) VMware
4 14 (15.05%) Juniper
5 10 (10.75%) Crossbeam
5 10 (10.75%) TippingPoint
5 10 (10.75%) McAfee
5 10 (10.75%) Riverbed
5 10 (10.75%) Citrix
6 9 (9.68%) Nortel
7 7 (7.53%) EMC
7 7 (7.53%) 3PAR
8 5 (5.38%) Varonis
8 5 (5.38%) Oracle
9 2 (2.15%) Symantec
10 1 (1.08%) Remedy
10 1 (1.08%) BT
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