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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 62 60 88
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +28
Contract jobs citing WAN 58 75 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.97% 2.64% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.72% 17.69% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 38 18
Median daily rate £375 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £436 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £390 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.20% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -45.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -26.66%
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
369 424 337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.90% 14.91% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 210 159
Median daily rate £340 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £201 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 7
Median hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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
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 9 December 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
Glasgow +12 18 £263 -25.00% 2
Edinburgh +12 15 £375 +30.43% 1
Renfrewshire -12 11 £445 +7.22%
Aberdeen -2 7 £375 +6.38%
South Lanarkshire - 3 £308 - 1
Highlands +2 1 - -
Fife 0 1 £160 -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 105 (86.78%) LAN
2 54 (44.63%) Cisco
3 48 (39.67%) Firewall
4 36 (29.75%) Windows
5 34 (28.10%) Data Centre
6 29 (23.97%) ITIL
7 28 (23.14%) TCP/IP
8 27 (22.31%) Network Design
8 27 (22.31%) Security Cleared
9 26 (21.49%) Cisco Certification
10 25 (20.66%) Wireless
11 23 (19.01%) Active Directory
12 22 (18.18%) Microsoft
12 22 (18.18%) VLAN
13 21 (17.36%) SC Cleared
14 20 (16.53%) OSPF
14 20 (16.53%) VPN
15 19 (15.70%) BGP
15 19 (15.70%) Private Cloud
15 19 (15.70%) Relational Database
15 19 (15.70%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 19 (15.70%) Matrix Organization
16 18 (14.88%) EIGRP
16 18 (14.88%) CheckPoint
16 18 (14.88%) CCNP
16 18 (14.88%) CCNA
16 18 (14.88%) Degree
17 17 (14.05%) VMware
17 17 (14.05%) MS Excel
17 17 (14.05%) Office Automation

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 9 (7.44%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.79%) Apache
3 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.31%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 17 (14.05%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Office 365
2 2 (1.65%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (86.78%) LAN
2 48 (39.67%) Firewall
3 28 (23.14%) TCP/IP
4 25 (20.66%) Wireless
5 22 (18.18%) VLAN
6 20 (16.53%) OSPF
6 20 (16.53%) VPN
7 19 (15.70%) BGP
8 18 (14.88%) EIGRP
9 15 (12.40%) DNS
10 13 (10.74%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (9.92%) MPLS
11 12 (9.92%) SAN
12 10 (8.26%) Internet
12 10 (8.26%) Network Security
13 9 (7.44%) DHCP
14 8 (6.61%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (6.61%) VoIP
14 8 (6.61%) WLAN
15 7 (5.79%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.70%) Relational Database
2 8 (6.61%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.83%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) ClearCase
1 1 (0.83%) StarTeam
General
1 16 (13.22%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.79%) Law
4 5 (4.13%) Banking
5 2 (1.65%) Retail
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Military
6 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (29.75%) Network Engineer
2 26 (21.49%) Architect
3 18 (14.88%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (12.40%) Infrastructure Architect
5 14 (11.57%) Analyst
6 11 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (9.09%) Security Engineer
7 10 (8.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 8 (6.61%) Consultant
9 7 (5.79%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (5.79%) Network Support
10 6 (4.96%) Build Engineer
10 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (4.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (4.13%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 5 (4.13%) Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (4.13%) Network Consultant
11 5 (4.13%) Project Manager
11 5 (4.13%) Unix Engineer
12 4 (3.31%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.65%) Web Services
2 1 (0.83%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.83%) Java EE
2 1 (0.83%) JSON
2 1 (0.83%) LAMP
2 1 (0.83%) RESTful
2 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (28.10%) Data Centre
2 19 (15.70%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.31%) CMDB
4 3 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.48%) CCTV
5 2 (1.65%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.65%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.83%) Clustering
6 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.83%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 36 (29.75%) Windows
2 14 (11.57%) Windows Server
3 11 (9.09%) Linux
3 11 (9.09%) Unix
4 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.31%) Solaris
5 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.48%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.65%) CatOS
7 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.65%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.83%) CentOS
8 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.97%) ITIL
2 27 (22.31%) Network Design
3 19 (15.70%) Matrix Organization
3 19 (15.70%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 17 (14.05%) Office Automation
5 14 (11.57%) Configuration Management
6 11 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (8.26%) Service Management
8 9 (7.44%) Project Management
8 9 (7.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (7.44%) Supplier Management
9 8 (6.61%) DevOps
9 8 (6.61%) ITSM
9 8 (6.61%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (5.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (5.79%) Load Balancing
10 7 (5.79%) Problem Management
10 7 (5.79%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (5.79%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.96%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.79%) Bash Shell
1 7 (5.79%) C-shell
1 7 (5.79%) Korn
1 7 (5.79%) Perl
2 6 (4.96%) Shell Script
3 4 (3.31%) SQL
4 3 (2.48%) Java
5 2 (1.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (22.31%) Security Cleared
2 26 (21.49%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (17.36%) SC Cleared
4 18 (14.88%) CCNA
4 18 (14.88%) CCNP
4 18 (14.88%) Degree
5 6 (4.96%) CCIE
6 5 (4.13%) DV Cleared
6 5 (4.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.31%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.48%) CISSP
8 3 (2.48%) MCSA
8 3 (2.48%) MCSE
8 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.65%) CCSP
9 2 (1.65%) VCP6
10 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.83%) CCSA
10 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.65%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) COBIT
3 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (19.01%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.79%) Samba
3 7 (5.79%) vSphere
4 3 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (2.48%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.65%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.83%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.83%) KVM
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.31%) SCCM
2 2 (1.65%) SnapMirror
2 2 (1.65%) WSUS
3 1 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.83%) SCOM
3 1 (0.83%) Simpana
Vendors
1 54 (44.63%) Cisco
2 22 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 18 (14.88%) CheckPoint
4 17 (14.05%) VMware
5 9 (7.44%) HP
6 8 (6.61%) Juniper
7 7 (5.79%) F5
8 6 (4.96%) Citrix
8 6 (4.96%) SolarWinds
9 5 (4.13%) Fortinet
9 5 (4.13%) Mitel
9 5 (4.13%) Oracle
9 5 (4.13%) Riverbed
10 4 (3.31%) Aruba
10 4 (3.31%) Brocade
10 4 (3.31%) EMC
10 4 (3.31%) NetApp
11 3 (2.48%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.65%) Avaya
12 2 (1.65%) Intel Security
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