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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 66 100 95
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 61 35 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.73% 1.07% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.74% 11.36% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 17 20
Median daily rate £365 £280 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.35% +4.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £130 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £376 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £27.25 - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -2.85%
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
309 308 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.81% 9.40% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 124 191
Median daily rate £350 £315 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 11
Median hourly rate £40.50 £12.35 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+227.93% -29.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £25.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 2016.

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 28 August 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 +18 27 £358 +36.19% 1
Glasgow +16 15 £275 -5.98% 3
Renfrewshire 0 15 £375 +25.00%
Highlands +2 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 111 (81.02%) LAN
2 58 (42.34%) Security Cleared
3 51 (37.23%) SC Cleared
4 46 (33.58%) Firewall
5 45 (32.85%) TCP/IP
6 44 (32.12%) Cisco
7 41 (29.93%) Network Design
8 32 (23.36%) ITIL
8 32 (23.36%) Relational Database
8 32 (23.36%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 31 (22.63%) Matrix Organization
10 28 (20.44%) Windows
10 28 (20.44%) Cisco Certification
10 28 (20.44%) DNS
11 27 (19.71%) Unix
12 25 (18.25%) Office Automation
13 24 (17.52%) SAN
13 24 (17.52%) BGP
13 24 (17.52%) Linux
14 23 (16.79%) OSPF
15 22 (16.06%) EIGRP
15 22 (16.06%) CCNA
16 21 (15.33%) CCNP
16 21 (15.33%) VPN
16 21 (15.33%) Wireless
17 20 (14.60%) Active Directory
17 20 (14.60%) Apache
17 20 (14.60%) iSCSI
17 20 (14.60%) Data Centre
18 19 (13.87%) C-shell

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 20 (14.60%) Apache
2 9 (6.57%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.92%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.46%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.73%) IIS
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.73%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.73%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.73%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.73%) MS Project
3 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.92%) Office 365
2 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.73%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (81.02%) LAN
2 46 (33.58%) Firewall
3 45 (32.85%) TCP/IP
4 28 (20.44%) DNS
5 24 (17.52%) BGP
5 24 (17.52%) SAN
6 23 (16.79%) OSPF
7 22 (16.06%) EIGRP
8 21 (15.33%) VPN
8 21 (15.33%) Wireless
9 20 (14.60%) iSCSI
10 18 (13.14%) MPLS
11 14 (10.22%) Cisco IOS
11 14 (10.22%) VLAN
12 11 (8.03%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (8.03%) Internet
13 9 (6.57%) ATM
13 9 (6.57%) DHCP
13 9 (6.57%) ISDN
14 8 (5.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (23.36%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.19%) MySQL
3 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.73%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.73%) HBase
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (2.19%) ClearCase
1 3 (2.19%) StarTeam
General
1 16 (11.68%) Finance
2 8 (5.84%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.11%) Law
4 6 (4.38%) Banking
5 3 (2.19%) Retail
6 2 (1.46%) Legal
6 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (29.20%) Architect
2 29 (21.17%) Solutions Architect
3 26 (18.98%) Network Engineer
4 16 (11.68%) Unix Engineer
5 15 (10.95%) Infrastructure Architect
6 12 (8.76%) Analyst
6 12 (8.76%) Consultant
7 8 (5.84%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 8 (5.84%) Network Consultant
8 7 (5.11%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.38%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (4.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (4.38%) Data Consultant
9 6 (4.38%) Security Engineer
10 5 (3.65%) Cisco Consultant
10 5 (3.65%) Cisco Network Consultant
10 5 (3.65%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.65%) Network Analyst
10 5 (3.65%) Network Security Engineer
11 3 (2.19%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.92%) Web Services
2 3 (2.19%) LAMP
2 3 (2.19%) Middleware
3 1 (0.73%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.73%) HTML
3 1 (0.73%) Java EE
3 1 (0.73%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.73%) RESTful
3 1 (0.73%) XML
3 1 (0.73%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.60%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.68%) Private Cloud
3 4 (2.92%) Cryptography
3 4 (2.92%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.46%) CCTV
4 2 (1.46%) CMDB
4 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.73%) BYOD
5 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.73%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.73%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.73%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.73%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.73%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.73%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.44%) Windows
2 27 (19.71%) Unix
3 24 (17.52%) Linux
4 10 (7.30%) Windows Server
5 9 (6.57%) Solaris
6 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.19%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.46%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.46%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.73%) AIX
9 1 (0.73%) CatOS
9 1 (0.73%) HPUX
9 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (29.93%) Network Design
2 32 (23.36%) ITIL
2 32 (23.36%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 31 (22.63%) Matrix Organization
4 25 (18.25%) Office Automation
5 19 (13.87%) Unit Testing
6 17 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (8.03%) Technical Architecture
8 10 (7.30%) Load Balancing
9 9 (6.57%) Migration
9 9 (6.57%) Network Management
9 9 (6.57%) Service Management
10 8 (5.84%) Configuration Management
10 8 (5.84%) High Availability
10 8 (5.84%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (5.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (5.11%) Service Delivery
12 6 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (4.38%) Change Management
12 6 (4.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.87%) Bash Shell
1 19 (13.87%) C-shell
1 19 (13.87%) Korn
1 19 (13.87%) Perl
2 16 (11.68%) Shell Script
3 5 (3.65%) Java
4 3 (2.19%) SQL
5 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.73%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 58 (42.34%) Security Cleared
2 51 (37.23%) SC Cleared
3 28 (20.44%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (16.06%) CCNA
5 21 (15.33%) CCNP
6 8 (5.84%) JNCIA
7 6 (4.38%) CCIE
7 6 (4.38%) Degree
8 3 (2.19%) CCDP
9 2 (1.46%) CISSP
9 2 (1.46%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.46%) VCP6
9 2 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.73%) MCITP
10 1 (0.73%) MCP
10 1 (0.73%) MCSA
10 1 (0.73%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.65%) QA
2 3 (2.19%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.46%) SLA
4 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (14.60%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.87%) Samba
3 13 (9.49%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (7.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (5.11%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.19%) KVM
6 3 (2.19%) vSphere
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.46%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.73%) NFS
8 1 (0.73%) RHEV
8 1 (0.73%) SRDF
8 1 (0.73%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.73%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (3.65%) SCCM
2 2 (1.46%) SCOM
Vendors
1 44 (32.12%) Cisco
2 18 (13.14%) CheckPoint
3 14 (10.22%) VMware
4 9 (6.57%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.57%) Oracle
5 8 (5.84%) HP
6 7 (5.11%) Citrix
6 7 (5.11%) Fortinet
7 6 (4.38%) CA
7 6 (4.38%) Intel Security
8 4 (2.92%) Brocade
8 4 (2.92%) F5
8 4 (2.92%) Juniper
8 4 (2.92%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.92%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.19%) Mitel
10 2 (1.46%) EMC
11 1 (0.73%) Intel
11 1 (0.73%) NetApp
11 1 (0.73%) Sybase