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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 96 95 93
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing WAN 31 33 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.04% 1.24% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.69% 8.55% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 23
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£275 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £140 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £445 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+2.98% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -2.77%
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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
290 386 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.71% 14.53% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 208 127
Average daily rate £300 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £201 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -44.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £16.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 0 10 £260 -38.09% 6
Edinburgh +6 7 £275 +96.42% 3
Renfrewshire +5 4 £343 +17.97%
West Lothian - 3 £288 -
Lanarkshire -5 1 £280 +143.47%
Fife -12 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - - 1
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WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 60 (73.17%) LAN
2 41 (50.00%) Cisco
3 39 (47.56%) Firewall
4 29 (35.37%) Windows
5 22 (26.83%) F5
6 21 (25.61%) Security Cleared
7 20 (24.39%) Data Centre
8 18 (21.95%) Active Directory
9 17 (20.73%) MS Office
10 16 (19.51%) Network Security
10 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
12 14 (17.07%) HP
12 14 (17.07%) ITIL
12 14 (17.07%) Migration
12 14 (17.07%) SC Cleared
13 13 (15.85%) Hyper-V
13 13 (15.85%) VMware
13 13 (15.85%) VPN
13 13 (15.85%) Juniper
13 13 (15.85%) CheckPoint
14 12 (14.63%) Citrix
14 12 (14.63%) VoIP
14 12 (14.63%) Incident Management
15 11 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (13.41%) SAN
16 10 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (12.20%) DNS
16 10 (12.20%) MS Excel
16 10 (12.20%) Network Load Balancing

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 9 (10.98%) SharePoint
1 9 (10.98%) MS Exchange
1 9 (10.98%) Lync
2 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (20.73%) MS Office
2 10 (12.20%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 60 (73.17%) LAN
2 39 (47.56%) Firewall
3 16 (19.51%) Network Security
4 13 (15.85%) VPN
5 12 (14.63%) VoIP
6 11 (13.41%) SAN
7 10 (12.20%) DNS
8 7 (8.54%) WLAN
9 6 (7.32%) PBX
9 6 (7.32%) DECT
9 6 (7.32%) Internet
9 6 (7.32%) MPLS
9 6 (7.32%) IP Telephony
9 6 (7.32%) Nortel Meridian
9 6 (7.32%) Junos
9 6 (7.32%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (6.10%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (6.10%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (6.10%) Wireless
10 5 (6.10%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 8 (9.76%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.88%) Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Billing
5 1 (1.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (21.95%) Network Engineer
2 14 (17.07%) Project Manager
3 13 (15.85%) Analyst
4 7 (8.54%) Architect
4 7 (8.54%) Consultant
5 6 (7.32%) Network Administrator
5 6 (7.32%) Network Support
5 6 (7.32%) Administrator
5 6 (7.32%) Network Analyst
6 5 (6.10%) Network Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.88%) Network Project Manager
7 4 (4.88%) Designer
7 4 (4.88%) Data Network Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Data Centre Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Network Manager
7 4 (4.88%) Data Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) HTML
1 3 (3.66%) CSS
2 1 (1.22%) Web Services
2 1 (1.22%) Middleware
2 1 (1.22%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.39%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.10%) Cryptography
3 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.44%) Replication
4 1 (1.22%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.22%) PKI
4 1 (1.22%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (35.37%) Windows
2 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (10.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (8.54%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.66%) Linux
6 3 (3.66%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.22%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.07%) ITIL
1 14 (17.07%) Migration
2 12 (14.63%) Incident Management
3 10 (12.20%) Network Management
3 10 (12.20%) Network Load Balancing
4 8 (9.76%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (9.76%) Service Management
5 7 (8.54%) Test Scripting
5 7 (8.54%) Time Management
5 7 (8.54%) Security Architecture
6 5 (6.10%) SIEM
6 5 (6.10%) Load Balancing
6 5 (6.10%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.10%) TOGAF
7 4 (4.88%) Network Design
7 4 (4.88%) Change Management
7 4 (4.88%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.88%) Project Management
8 3 (3.66%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.32%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.10%) SQL
3 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.22%) C
4 1 (1.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (25.61%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.20%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (10.98%) CCNP
5 8 (9.76%) CCNA
6 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.66%) MCP
8 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (2.44%) CCIE
8 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.22%) Degree
9 1 (1.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (7.32%) QA
3 3 (3.66%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (21.95%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.85%) Hyper-V
3 8 (9.76%) vSphere
4 7 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (6.10%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (6.10%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.66%) Xen
7 1 (1.22%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) SCCM
2 5 (6.10%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 41 (50.00%) Cisco
2 22 (26.83%) F5
3 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
4 14 (17.07%) HP
5 13 (15.85%) Juniper
5 13 (15.85%) CheckPoint
5 13 (15.85%) VMware
6 12 (14.63%) Citrix
7 9 (10.98%) Riverbed
8 7 (8.54%) Nortel
8 7 (8.54%) McAfee
9 6 (7.32%) Crossbeam
9 6 (7.32%) TippingPoint
10 5 (6.10%) Oracle
10 5 (6.10%) Varonis
11 3 (3.66%) 3PAR
11 3 (3.66%) EMC
12 2 (2.44%) Fortinet
12 2 (2.44%) Remedy
13 1 (1.22%) AppSense
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