The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Scotland region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 97 90 91
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 36 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.31% 0.89% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.97% 10.48% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 6
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£297 £318 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +23.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £172 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £371 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
361 210 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.13% 8.52% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 101 115
Average daily rate £340 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £158 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 25
Average hourly rate £16.00 £28.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.85% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.20 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
WAN
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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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 14 £420 - 3
Edinburgh -15 5 £140 -61.90% 2
Stirling - 5 £381 - 1
Fife - 1 - - 1
Midlothian - - - -
Lothian - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
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WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 72 (80.00%) LAN
2 44 (48.89%) Windows
3 31 (34.44%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (32.22%) Firewall
5 24 (26.67%) SC Cleared
5 24 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 23 (25.56%) UNIX
7 21 (23.33%) Active Directory
7 21 (23.33%) VMware
8 19 (21.11%) ITIL
9 18 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 18 (20.00%) VPN
9 18 (20.00%) Cisco
9 18 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (14.44%) CCNP
11 12 (13.33%) CCNA
11 12 (13.33%) Finance
12 11 (12.22%) Risk Management
12 11 (12.22%) Linux
13 10 (11.11%) Oracle
14 9 (10.00%) HP
14 9 (10.00%) DNS
14 9 (10.00%) Network Security
15 8 (8.89%) CEH
15 8 (8.89%) Degree
15 8 (8.89%) DHCP
15 8 (8.89%) CCSP
15 8 (8.89%) CISSP
15 8 (8.89%) Service Management
15 8 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.44%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.44%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.44%) FileNet
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (2.22%) IIS
5 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (7.78%) MS Office
2 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.11%) SAP CCM
Communications & Networking
1 72 (80.00%) LAN
2 29 (32.22%) Firewall
3 18 (20.00%) VPN
4 9 (10.00%) DNS
4 9 (10.00%) Network Security
5 8 (8.89%) DHCP
6 6 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 6 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (6.67%) MPLS
7 5 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (5.56%) SAN
7 5 (5.56%) VoIP
8 4 (4.44%) Internet
8 4 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (4.44%) Wireless
9 3 (3.33%) VLAN
9 3 (3.33%) WAAS
9 3 (3.33%) Junos
9 3 (3.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 12 (13.33%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Banking
2 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.22%) Billing
4 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 14 (15.56%) Wintel Engineer
3 10 (11.11%) Project Manager
4 8 (8.89%) Architect
5 7 (7.78%) Analyst
6 6 (6.67%) Consultant
7 5 (5.56%) Network Support
8 4 (4.44%) IT Security Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) IT Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) Field Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Security Consultant
9 3 (3.33%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.33%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.33%) Designer
9 3 (3.33%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Security Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) UNIX Engineer
10 2 (2.22%) Communications Engineer
10 2 (2.22%) Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (2.22%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) CSS
1 4 (4.44%) Web Services
1 4 (4.44%) EDI
1 4 (4.44%) Middleware
2 3 (3.33%) HTML
3 2 (2.22%) JSP
3 2 (2.22%) XML
4 1 (1.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.78%) Cryptography
2 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.44%) Open Source
4 3 (3.33%) CESG
4 3 (3.33%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.33%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.22%) RMADS
5 2 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.11%) HACMP
6 1 (1.11%) CMDB
6 1 (1.11%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 44 (48.89%) Windows
2 23 (25.56%) UNIX
3 18 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 18 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (12.22%) Linux
5 6 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.67%) AIX
6 5 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.44%) Solaris
8 3 (3.33%) HPUX
9 2 (2.22%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.22%) Windows NT
9 2 (2.22%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.11%) ITIL
2 11 (12.22%) Risk Management
3 8 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (8.89%) Service Management
4 6 (6.67%) Workflow
4 6 (6.67%) ITIL V3
5 5 (5.56%) SIEM
5 5 (5.56%) Performance Testing
5 5 (5.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (5.56%) Lean Six Sigma
5 5 (5.56%) Migration
5 5 (5.56%) Six Sigma
5 5 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 4 (4.44%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.44%) Information Management
6 4 (4.44%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (3.33%) Change Data Capture
7 3 (3.33%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (3.33%) Time Management
7 3 (3.33%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.56%) SQL
2 2 (2.22%) VBScript
2 2 (2.22%) Java
2 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.11%) C#
3 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.11%) VB
3 1 (1.11%) Python
3 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 31 (34.44%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (26.67%) SC Cleared
2 24 (26.67%) Security Cleared
3 13 (14.44%) CCNP
4 12 (13.33%) CCNA
5 8 (8.89%) CCSP
5 8 (8.89%) CISSP
5 8 (8.89%) CEH
5 8 (8.89%) Degree
6 7 (7.78%) SSCP
6 7 (7.78%) GIAC
7 5 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.22%) MCP
9 2 (2.22%) MCTS
10 1 (1.11%) HND
10 1 (1.11%) MCSE
10 1 (1.11%) CCIE
10 1 (1.11%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.22%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.33%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.33%) vSphere
3 3 (3.33%) KVM
3 3 (3.33%) RHEV
4 2 (2.22%) XenApp
5 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.11%) Samba
5 1 (1.11%) GPFS
5 1 (1.11%) NFS
5 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) SCOM
2 3 (3.33%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (23.33%) VMware
2 18 (20.00%) Cisco
3 10 (11.11%) Oracle
4 9 (10.00%) HP
5 7 (7.78%) CheckPoint
5 7 (7.78%) IBM
5 7 (7.78%) Citrix
6 6 (6.67%) Juniper
6 6 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 6 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.56%) McAfee
7 5 (5.56%) Riverbed
7 5 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 5 (5.56%) Mitel
8 4 (4.44%) F5
9 3 (3.33%) TippingPoint
9 3 (3.33%) Crossbeam
10 2 (2.22%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.22%) EMC
11 1 (1.11%) Remedy
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