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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 85 66 76
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +10
Contract jobs citing WAN 40 51 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.49% 2.13% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.94% 18.02% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 19
Average daily rate
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£375 £329 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.98% +1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £200 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £29.50 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.47% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
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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
335 283 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.51% 11.81% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 96 157
Average daily rate £325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £150 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 13
Average hourly rate £29.50 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.47% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £14.85 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.17 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 March 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 March 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 +11 21 £500 +63.93% 7
Edinburgh -6 8 £250 +25.00% 3
Renfrewshire -9 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Falkirk - - - - 1
Stirling - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
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UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 63 (77.78%) LAN
2 38 (46.91%) Firewall
3 36 (44.44%) Cisco
4 24 (29.63%) Security Cleared
5 22 (27.16%) SC Cleared
6 18 (22.22%) Windows
6 18 (22.22%) ITIL
7 16 (19.75%) HP
8 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
8 15 (18.52%) Network Security
9 13 (16.05%) F5
9 13 (16.05%) VoIP
9 13 (16.05%) SAN
10 12 (14.81%) VMware
10 12 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (13.58%) Disaster Recovery
12 10 (12.35%) CheckPoint
12 10 (12.35%) VPN
13 9 (11.11%) Wireless
13 9 (11.11%) Migration
13 9 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (9.88%) PowerShell
14 8 (9.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 8 (9.88%) IP Telephony
14 8 (9.88%) CCNA
14 8 (9.88%) Active Directory
14 8 (9.88%) Internet
14 8 (9.88%) Nortel
15 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
15 7 (8.64%) DNS

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 6 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.70%) Lync
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.47%) IIS
5 1 (1.23%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) MS Office
1 5 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS Project
2 2 (2.47%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 63 (77.78%) LAN
2 38 (46.91%) Firewall
3 15 (18.52%) Network Security
4 13 (16.05%) VoIP
4 13 (16.05%) SAN
5 10 (12.35%) VPN
6 9 (11.11%) Wireless
7 8 (9.88%) IP Telephony
7 8 (9.88%) Internet
8 7 (8.64%) MPLS
8 7 (8.64%) DNS
8 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
9 6 (7.41%) Nortel Meridian
9 6 (7.41%) VLAN
9 6 (7.41%) PBX
9 6 (7.41%) DECT
9 6 (7.41%) WLAN
9 6 (7.41%) DHCP
10 4 (4.94%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (4.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (7.41%) Finance
2 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.23%) Billing
3 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (25.93%) Network Engineer
2 13 (16.05%) Architect
3 9 (11.11%) Consultant
4 6 (7.41%) Analyst
4 6 (7.41%) Administrator
4 6 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 6 (7.41%) Network Administrator
5 5 (6.17%) Network Support
5 5 (6.17%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Network Consultant
6 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.94%) Security Architect
6 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) UNIX Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Network Architect
7 3 (3.70%) Network Specialist
7 3 (3.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) Middleware
2 2 (2.47%) HTML
2 2 (2.47%) Web Services
2 2 (2.47%) XML
3 1 (1.23%) CSS
3 1 (1.23%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.41%) Replication
2 4 (4.94%) Cryptography
2 4 (4.94%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.70%) CCTV
3 3 (3.70%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.70%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.47%) CESG
4 2 (2.47%) Open Source
5 1 (1.23%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.22%) Windows
2 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (6.17%) UNIX
5 3 (3.70%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.70%) Linux
6 2 (2.47%) AIX
6 2 (2.47%) HPUX
6 2 (2.47%) Solaris
6 2 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.22%) ITIL
2 11 (13.58%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (11.11%) Migration
4 6 (7.41%) Incident Management
4 6 (7.41%) Service Management
4 6 (7.41%) Test Scripting
4 6 (7.41%) Security Architecture
4 6 (7.41%) Network Management
5 5 (6.17%) Network Design
6 4 (4.94%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (4.94%) Time Management
6 4 (4.94%) SIEM
6 4 (4.94%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.94%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (4.94%) TOGAF
7 3 (3.70%) Change Management
7 3 (3.70%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.70%) Business Continuity
7 3 (3.70%) Network Architecture
7 3 (3.70%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.88%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.70%) SQL
3 2 (2.47%) VBScript
4 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.23%) Korn
4 1 (1.23%) C-shell
4 1 (1.23%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.23%) C
4 1 (1.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 22 (27.16%) SC Cleared
3 12 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (9.88%) CCNA
5 5 (6.17%) CCNP
6 4 (4.94%) MCP
7 3 (3.70%) CCIE
8 2 (2.47%) HNC
8 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (2.47%) MCTS
9 1 (1.23%) Degree
9 1 (1.23%) CCSP
9 1 (1.23%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.94%) QA
2 4 (4.94%) JSP 440
3 3 (3.70%) SLA
4 2 (2.47%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (9.88%) Active Directory
3 7 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.94%) vSphere
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.47%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.47%) KVM
6 2 (2.47%) RHEV
7 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.23%) Samba
7 1 (1.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) SCCM
2 4 (4.94%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (2.47%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.23%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.23%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 36 (44.44%) Cisco
2 16 (19.75%) HP
3 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 13 (16.05%) F5
5 12 (14.81%) VMware
6 10 (12.35%) CheckPoint
7 8 (9.88%) Nortel
8 5 (6.17%) Citrix
9 4 (4.94%) Juniper
9 4 (4.94%) EMC
9 4 (4.94%) McAfee
9 4 (4.94%) Crossbeam
9 4 (4.94%) TippingPoint
9 4 (4.94%) Varonis
9 4 (4.94%) 3PAR
9 4 (4.94%) Riverbed
10 3 (3.70%) Veeam
10 3 (3.70%) Veritas
11 2 (2.47%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.47%) ProCurve
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