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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 71 80 81
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 56 40 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.11% 1.71% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.18% 13.42% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 11
Average daily rate £286 £303 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £161 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £378 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -39.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
326 298 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.30% 12.72% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 145 169
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 34
Average hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.00 £21.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £37.60 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -15 19 £136 -32.00% 2
Renfrewshire - 8 £324 -
Glasgow +15 7 £305 +103.33% 1
Aberdeen -3 5 £300 -17.80% 1
Fife 0 1 - -
Dundee - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Inverclyde - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
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WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 78 (82.98%) LAN
2 41 (43.62%) Cisco
3 36 (38.30%) Windows
4 35 (37.23%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (36.17%) Firewall
6 25 (26.60%) VPN
6 25 (26.60%) Security Cleared
7 24 (25.53%) SC Cleared
8 23 (24.47%) Active Directory
9 21 (22.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (19.15%) VMware
11 17 (18.09%) Windows XP
12 16 (17.02%) ITIL
13 14 (14.89%) DNS
13 14 (14.89%) Wireless
13 14 (14.89%) CheckPoint
13 14 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (12.77%) BGP
14 12 (12.77%) CCNP
14 12 (12.77%) HP
14 12 (12.77%) MS Office
15 11 (11.70%) VoIP
15 11 (11.70%) CCIE
15 11 (11.70%) TCP/IP
15 11 (11.70%) Degree
16 10 (10.64%) Cisco Nexus
16 10 (10.64%) CCNA
16 10 (10.64%) Juniper
16 10 (10.64%) UNIX
16 10 (10.64%) McAfee

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (2.13%) WebSphere
1 2 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (2.13%) WebLogic
1 2 (2.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.06%) Lync
2 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (12.77%) MS Office
2 5 (5.32%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.06%) SAP CCM
1 1 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 78 (82.98%) LAN
2 34 (36.17%) Firewall
3 25 (26.60%) VPN
4 14 (14.89%) DNS
4 14 (14.89%) Wireless
4 14 (14.89%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (12.77%) BGP
6 11 (11.70%) VoIP
6 11 (11.70%) TCP/IP
7 10 (10.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (9.57%) EIGRP
8 9 (9.57%) Network Security
9 8 (8.51%) IP Telephony
9 8 (8.51%) H.323
9 8 (8.51%) MGCP
10 7 (7.45%) DHCP
10 7 (7.45%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (6.38%) SAN
11 6 (6.38%) MPLS
12 5 (5.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (10.64%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.51%) Finance
3 2 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (43.62%) Network Engineer
2 13 (13.83%) Wintel Engineer
2 13 (13.83%) Senior Network Engineer
3 12 (12.77%) Analyst
4 9 (9.57%) Project Manager
5 5 (5.32%) Support Analyst
5 5 (5.32%) Network Analyst
6 4 (4.26%) Field Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Consultant
7 3 (3.19%) Architect
7 3 (3.19%) Desktop Support
7 3 (3.19%) Network Designer
7 3 (3.19%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (3.19%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 3 (3.19%) Cisco Analyst
7 3 (3.19%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (3.19%) Security Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Designer
8 2 (2.13%) Data Centre Project Manager
8 2 (2.13%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.32%) JSP
2 4 (4.26%) EDI
3 3 (3.19%) Middleware
4 2 (2.13%) CSS
4 2 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.32%) Cryptography
2 3 (3.19%) Open Source
3 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.13%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.06%) HACMP
4 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.06%) CESG
4 1 (1.06%) Statistics
4 1 (1.06%) CMDB
4 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (38.30%) Windows
2 21 (22.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (18.09%) Windows XP
4 10 (10.64%) UNIX
4 10 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.32%) AIX
5 5 (5.32%) Linux
6 4 (4.26%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.19%) Solaris
7 3 (3.19%) Windows Vista
7 3 (3.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.13%) HPUX
9 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.06%) CentOS
9 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.02%) ITIL
2 7 (7.45%) Risk Management
2 7 (7.45%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (6.38%) Network Design
3 6 (6.38%) PRINCE2
3 6 (6.38%) Service Management
4 5 (5.32%) Fault Management
4 5 (5.32%) Time Management
4 5 (5.32%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (4.26%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (4.26%) Migration
5 4 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.26%) CAD
6 3 (3.19%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.19%) Six Sigma
6 3 (3.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.19%) Lean Six Sigma
6 3 (3.19%) Network Management
6 3 (3.19%) Change Control
7 2 (2.13%) Change Data Capture
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.19%) SQL
2 2 (2.13%) C
3 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.06%) Python
3 1 (1.06%) VBScript
3 1 (1.06%) VB
3 1 (1.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 35 (37.23%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (26.60%) Security Cleared
3 24 (25.53%) SC Cleared
4 12 (12.77%) CCNP
5 11 (11.70%) CCIE
5 11 (11.70%) Degree
6 10 (10.64%) CCNA
7 5 (5.32%) MCSE
7 5 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (5.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (3.19%) MCP
8 3 (3.19%) MCDST
9 2 (2.13%) CCSP
9 2 (2.13%) CISSP
10 1 (1.06%) HND
10 1 (1.06%) IBM AIX Certification
10 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.06%) CCDP
10 1 (1.06%) CCIP
10 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.45%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.13%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (24.47%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.32%) vSphere
3 4 (4.26%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.13%) KVM
5 2 (2.13%) XenApp
5 2 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.06%) Samba
6 1 (1.06%) NFS
6 1 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (3.19%) SCCM
1 3 (3.19%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (2.13%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.06%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (43.62%) Cisco
2 18 (19.15%) VMware
3 14 (14.89%) CheckPoint
4 12 (12.77%) HP
5 10 (10.64%) Juniper
5 10 (10.64%) McAfee
6 7 (7.45%) Citrix
6 7 (7.45%) SolarWinds
6 7 (7.45%) Riverbed
7 6 (6.38%) Microsoft
8 5 (5.32%) Mitel
8 5 (5.32%) F5
9 4 (4.26%) TippingPoint
9 4 (4.26%) Crossbeam
9 4 (4.26%) Blue Coat
9 4 (4.26%) EMC
9 4 (4.26%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.19%) Remedy
10 3 (3.19%) IBM
10 3 (3.19%) 3PAR
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