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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 72 104 94
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -10
Contract jobs citing WAN 63 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.43% 1.16% 1.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.03% 11.90% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 16 22
Median daily rate £375 £278 £297
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% -6.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £155 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £368 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £331
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% -
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
393 311 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 15.14% 9.79% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 127 199
Median daily rate £334 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £450 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 18
Median hourly rate £41.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £33.67 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +14 25 £350 +33.33% 3
Renfrewshire -10 20 £398 +23.73%
Glasgow +6 11 £360 +41.17% 7
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Fife +7 1 - -
Lanarkshire +5 1 £100 -47.71%
Argyll and Bute - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £500 -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 114 (80.85%) LAN
2 58 (41.13%) Security Cleared
3 50 (35.46%) SC Cleared
4 48 (34.04%) TCP/IP
5 45 (31.91%) Network Design
6 44 (31.21%) Cisco
6 44 (31.21%) Firewall
7 38 (26.95%) ITIL
8 31 (21.99%) Windows
9 30 (21.28%) DNS
9 30 (21.28%) Relational Database
9 30 (21.28%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 29 (20.57%) Matrix Organization
11 28 (19.86%) Linux
12 26 (18.44%) BGP
12 26 (18.44%) Unix
13 25 (17.73%) OSPF
13 25 (17.73%) Cisco Certification
13 25 (17.73%) SAN
14 23 (16.31%) Finance
14 23 (16.31%) Office Automation
15 21 (14.89%) Wireless
15 21 (14.89%) MPLS
15 21 (14.89%) Active Directory
15 21 (14.89%) CCNP
16 20 (14.18%) Apache
16 20 (14.18%) iSCSI
17 19 (13.48%) Unit Testing
17 19 (13.48%) Korn
17 19 (13.48%) Samba

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 (14.18%) Apache
2 10 (7.09%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.55%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.55%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.42%) Live Communications Server
6 2 (1.42%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (1.42%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.71%) IIS
7 1 (0.71%) nginx
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.67%) MS Visio
3 5 (3.55%) MS Office
4 2 (1.42%) MS Project
5 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (80.85%) LAN
2 48 (34.04%) TCP/IP
3 44 (31.21%) Firewall
4 30 (21.28%) DNS
5 26 (18.44%) BGP
6 25 (17.73%) OSPF
6 25 (17.73%) SAN
7 21 (14.89%) MPLS
7 21 (14.89%) Wireless
8 20 (14.18%) iSCSI
9 18 (12.77%) Cisco IOS
9 18 (12.77%) EIGRP
10 16 (11.35%) VPN
11 12 (8.51%) VLAN
12 9 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (6.38%) Internet
12 9 (6.38%) Network Security
13 8 (5.67%) VoIP
13 8 (5.67%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (4.96%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (21.28%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.84%) MySQL
4 3 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.71%) HBase
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (2.13%) ClearCase
1 3 (2.13%) StarTeam
General
1 23 (16.31%) Finance
2 7 (4.96%) Banking
2 7 (4.96%) Law
2 7 (4.96%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.13%) Retail
4 2 (1.42%) Legal
4 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (27.66%) Architect
2 28 (19.86%) Solutions Architect
3 24 (17.02%) Network Engineer
4 16 (11.35%) Unix Engineer
5 13 (9.22%) Infrastructure Architect
6 12 (8.51%) Analyst
7 11 (7.80%) Consultant
8 9 (6.38%) Project Manager
9 8 (5.67%) Network Consultant
9 8 (5.67%) Senior Network Engineer
10 7 (4.96%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.26%) Cisco Engineer
11 6 (4.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (4.26%) Data Consultant
12 5 (3.55%) Cisco Consultant
12 5 (3.55%) Cisco Network Consultant
12 5 (3.55%) Infrastructure Manager
12 5 (3.55%) Linux Engineer
12 5 (3.55%) Security Analyst
13 4 (2.84%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.13%) HTML
1 3 (2.13%) LAMP
1 3 (2.13%) Middleware
1 3 (2.13%) Web Services
2 2 (1.42%) CSS
3 1 (0.71%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.71%) CakePHP
3 1 (0.71%) Java EE
3 1 (0.71%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.71%) Node.js
3 1 (0.71%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.71%) RESTful
3 1 (0.71%) XML
3 1 (0.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.77%) Data Centre
2 17 (12.06%) Private Cloud
3 8 (5.67%) CMDB
4 5 (3.55%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.84%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.42%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.42%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.71%) BYOD
7 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.71%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) NHS
7 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (21.99%) Windows
2 28 (19.86%) Linux
3 26 (18.44%) Unix
4 15 (10.64%) Windows Server
5 10 (7.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.67%) Solaris
8 7 (4.96%) CatOS
9 3 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.13%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.42%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.71%) AIX
11 1 (0.71%) HPUX
11 1 (0.71%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (31.91%) Network Design
2 38 (26.95%) ITIL
3 30 (21.28%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 29 (20.57%) Matrix Organization
5 23 (16.31%) Office Automation
6 19 (13.48%) Unit Testing
7 16 (11.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (10.64%) Project Management
9 13 (9.22%) Configuration Management
10 11 (7.80%) Load Balancing
11 10 (7.09%) Migration
11 10 (7.09%) Service Management
11 10 (7.09%) Technical Architecture
12 9 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (6.38%) Problem Management
13 8 (5.67%) High Availability
13 8 (5.67%) Network Management
13 8 (5.67%) Release Management
14 7 (4.96%) Service Delivery
15 6 (4.26%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.48%) Bash Shell
1 19 (13.48%) C-shell
1 19 (13.48%) Korn
1 19 (13.48%) Perl
2 16 (11.35%) Shell Script
3 7 (4.96%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.84%) C
4 4 (2.84%) Java
5 3 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.13%) SQL
6 1 (0.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (41.13%) Security Cleared
2 50 (35.46%) SC Cleared
3 25 (17.73%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (14.89%) CCNP
5 19 (13.48%) CCNA
6 7 (4.96%) CCIE
7 6 (4.26%) JNCIA
8 5 (3.55%) Degree
9 3 (2.13%) CCDP
10 2 (1.42%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.71%) CISSP
11 1 (0.71%) MCITP
11 1 (0.71%) MCP
11 1 (0.71%) MCSA
11 1 (0.71%) MCTS
11 1 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.55%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (3.55%) QA
2 2 (1.42%) SLA
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.48%) Samba
3 13 (9.22%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (5.67%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.13%) KVM
6 3 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.42%) vSphere
8 1 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.71%) NFS
8 1 (0.71%) RHEV
8 1 (0.71%) SRDF
8 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.71%) Xen
8 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (4.96%) SCCM
2 2 (1.42%) SCOM
3 1 (0.71%) Nessus
3 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (31.21%) Cisco
2 15 (10.64%) CheckPoint
3 14 (9.93%) HP
4 12 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 12 (8.51%) VMware
5 10 (7.09%) Citrix
6 8 (5.67%) Oracle
7 7 (4.96%) Fortinet
8 6 (4.26%) CA
9 5 (3.55%) BT
9 5 (3.55%) Intel Security
9 5 (3.55%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.84%) Juniper
10 4 (2.84%) Siemens
11 3 (2.13%) EMC
11 3 (2.13%) F5
12 2 (1.42%) Brocade
12 2 (1.42%) Mitel
12 2 (1.42%) SolarWinds
13 1 (0.71%) DataSynapse
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