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 January 2017 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
UK / Scotland
Rank 42 59 76
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +17
Contract jobs citing WAN 62 71 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.72% 2.79% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.95% 19.45% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 42 20
Median daily rate £315 £400 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% -6.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £253 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £439 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £390 £343
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Median hourly rate £55.50 £16.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+236.36% -45.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £22.69
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -11.85%

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
296 365 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 17.75% 14.32% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 179 155
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £439 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 11
Median hourly rate £46.00 £27.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+68.80% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.83 £15.55 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £43.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

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 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 January 2017. 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 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 +9 16 £249 -33.60% 2
Aberdeen +2 15 £383 +8.51%
Renfrewshire +12 14 £325 -22.61% 2
Edinburgh +9 10 £300 -14.28% 3
South Lanarkshire -1 3 £308 -12.14%
Fife -1 1 £160 -
West Lothian - 1 £250 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 1 £250 - 1
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 100 (87.72%) LAN
2 63 (55.26%) Cisco
3 44 (38.60%) Firewall
4 36 (31.58%) Windows
5 35 (30.70%) ITIL
5 35 (30.70%) Wireless
6 31 (27.19%) Network Design
7 29 (25.44%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (22.81%) Microsoft
8 26 (22.81%) Active Directory
8 26 (22.81%) Security Cleared
8 26 (22.81%) Data Centre
9 24 (21.05%) OSPF
10 23 (20.18%) BGP
10 23 (20.18%) TCP/IP
11 22 (19.30%) CCNP
11 22 (19.30%) Configuration Management
12 21 (18.42%) HP
12 21 (18.42%) Degree
13 20 (17.54%) Cisco IOS
13 20 (17.54%) SC Cleared
14 19 (16.67%) MS Excel
15 18 (15.79%) Finance
16 17 (14.91%) MPLS
16 17 (14.91%) CheckPoint
17 16 (14.04%) MS Exchange
17 16 (14.04%) VPN
17 16 (14.04%) VMware
18 15 (13.16%) Project Management
18 15 (13.16%) Problem Management

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 16 (14.04%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (7.02%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.39%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 14 (12.28%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.89%) Office 365
2 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (2.63%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (87.72%) LAN
2 44 (38.60%) Firewall
3 35 (30.70%) Wireless
4 24 (21.05%) OSPF
5 23 (20.18%) BGP
5 23 (20.18%) TCP/IP
6 20 (17.54%) Cisco IOS
7 17 (14.91%) MPLS
8 16 (14.04%) VPN
9 15 (13.16%) VLAN
10 11 (9.65%) EIGRP
10 11 (9.65%) Multicast
11 9 (7.89%) BIG-IP
11 9 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (7.89%) Network Security
11 9 (7.89%) VoIP
12 8 (7.02%) DHCP
13 7 (6.14%) DNS
13 7 (6.14%) Skype
14 6 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.40%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.88%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 18 (15.79%) Finance
2 8 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.51%) Law
4 1 (0.88%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Military
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (42.98%) Network Engineer
2 21 (18.42%) Architect
3 14 (12.28%) Infrastructure Architect
4 13 (11.40%) Analyst
5 12 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (8.77%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 9 (7.89%) Network Security Engineer
7 9 (7.89%) Network Support
7 9 (7.89%) Security Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) Build Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) Network Support Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) Support Engineer
11 5 (4.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (4.39%) Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (3.51%) Consultant
12 4 (3.51%) Service Analyst
12 4 (3.51%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.88%) JSON
1 1 (0.88%) Web Services
1 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (22.81%) Data Centre
2 13 (11.40%) CMDB
2 13 (11.40%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.39%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.63%) CCTV
4 3 (2.63%) Replication
5 2 (1.75%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.75%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.75%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.88%) Clustering
6 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.88%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 36 (31.58%) Windows
2 12 (10.53%) CatOS
2 12 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.51%) Linux
4 3 (2.63%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.75%) Unix
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.88%) CentOS
6 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.70%) ITIL
2 31 (27.19%) Network Design
3 22 (19.30%) Configuration Management
4 15 (13.16%) Problem Management
4 15 (13.16%) Project Management
5 14 (12.28%) ITSM
5 14 (12.28%) Service Management
6 13 (11.40%) Matrix Organization
6 13 (11.40%) QMS
6 13 (11.40%) Release Management
6 13 (11.40%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 12 (10.53%) Office Automation
8 10 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (7.89%) Migration
9 9 (7.89%) Quality Management
10 7 (6.14%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (6.14%) DevOps
10 7 (6.14%) Supplier Management
11 6 (5.26%) Asset Management
12 5 (4.39%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.02%) C
2 4 (3.51%) SQL
3 1 (0.88%) Java
3 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (25.44%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (22.81%) Security Cleared
3 22 (19.30%) CCNP
4 21 (18.42%) Degree
5 20 (17.54%) SC Cleared
6 13 (11.40%) CCNA
7 10 (8.77%) CCIE
7 10 (8.77%) JNCIA
8 8 (7.02%) CCSA
9 6 (5.26%) CCDP
9 6 (5.26%) CCIP
9 6 (5.26%) CCSE
9 6 (5.26%) JNCIE
10 5 (4.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (3.51%) DV Cleared
11 4 (3.51%) HP ASE
11 4 (3.51%) HP MASE
11 4 (3.51%) MCSA
11 4 (3.51%) MCSE
11 4 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.63%) SLA
3 1 (0.88%) COBIT
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (22.81%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.14%) vSphere
4 3 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (2.63%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.75%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (6.14%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.51%) SCCM
3 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.75%) SnapMirror
4 2 (1.75%) WSUS
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.88%) SCOM
5 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.88%) Simpana
5 1 (0.88%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (0.88%) WMI
Vendors
1 63 (55.26%) Cisco
2 26 (22.81%) Microsoft
3 21 (18.42%) HP
4 17 (14.91%) CheckPoint
5 16 (14.04%) VMware
6 14 (12.28%) Juniper
7 13 (11.40%) F5
7 13 (11.40%) Riverbed
8 10 (8.77%) Aruba
9 8 (7.02%) BT
9 8 (7.02%) Siemens
10 6 (5.26%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.39%) SolarWinds
12 4 (3.51%) Mitel
12 4 (3.51%) NetApp
13 3 (2.63%) Citrix
13 3 (2.63%) EMC
14 2 (1.75%) Avaya
14 2 (1.75%) Dell
14 2 (1.75%) Red Hat
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