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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 64 89 81
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -8
Contract jobs citing WAN 81 48 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.71% 1.58% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.52% 13.19% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 23 23
Median daily rate £356 £340 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.63% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £260 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.88 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-15.86% +44.44%
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
558 364 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.66% 12.00% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 169 157
Median daily rate £343 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.60% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £140 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £328
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +5.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 20 13
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +63.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+23.21% +40.00%

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 6 May 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
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 6 May 2016.

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 6 May 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
Renfrewshire -12 32 £390 +45.86% 1
Edinburgh -3 21 £363 -6.45%
Aberdeen +10 7 - -
Glasgow -2 7 £363 -27.50% 4
Inverclyde -11 2 £350 +20.17%
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
Stirling - 1 £500 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £100 -
Highlands - 1 - -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 124 (81.58%) LAN
2 65 (42.76%) Security Cleared
3 56 (36.84%) SC Cleared
4 55 (36.18%) Network Design
5 41 (26.97%) TCP/IP
6 39 (25.66%) Relational Database
7 38 (25.00%) Cisco
8 35 (23.03%) Firewall
8 35 (23.03%) Windows
9 32 (21.05%) ITIL
9 32 (21.05%) DNS
10 26 (17.11%) Office Automation
11 22 (14.47%) BGP
11 22 (14.47%) Active Directory
12 21 (13.82%) Unix
12 21 (13.82%) Linux
12 21 (13.82%) OSPF
13 20 (13.16%) Project Management
13 20 (13.16%) Wireless
13 20 (13.16%) Finance
13 20 (13.16%) VMware ESXi
14 19 (12.50%) Private Cloud
14 19 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (11.84%) MPLS
15 18 (11.84%) CCNP
15 18 (11.84%) Microsoft
16 17 (11.18%) Cisco IOS
16 17 (11.18%) Technical Architecture
17 16 (10.53%) Load Balancing
17 16 (10.53%) VMware

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 14 (9.21%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.55%) Apache
3 11 (7.24%) SharePoint
4 10 (6.58%) Skype for Business
5 9 (5.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.61%) Live Communications Server
6 7 (4.61%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.66%) IIS
8 1 (0.66%) nginx
8 1 (0.66%) Node.js
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.58%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.95%) MS Office
4 2 (1.32%) MS Project
5 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.97%) Office 365
2 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.32%) IaaS
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (81.58%) LAN
2 41 (26.97%) TCP/IP
3 35 (23.03%) Firewall
4 32 (21.05%) DNS
5 22 (14.47%) BGP
6 21 (13.82%) OSPF
7 20 (13.16%) Wireless
8 18 (11.84%) MPLS
9 17 (11.18%) Cisco IOS
10 16 (10.53%) SAN
11 13 (8.55%) iSCSI
12 12 (7.89%) EIGRP
13 11 (7.24%) VPN
14 10 (6.58%) VLAN
15 9 (5.92%) DHCP
16 8 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (5.26%) Multicast
16 8 (5.26%) Network Security
16 8 (5.26%) VoIP
17 6 (3.95%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (25.66%) Relational Database
2 4 (2.63%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.97%) MySQL
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.66%) HBase
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.32%) ClearCase
1 2 (1.32%) StarTeam
2 1 (0.66%) TestDirector
General
1 20 (13.16%) Finance
2 10 (6.58%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.63%) Banking
3 4 (2.63%) Legal
4 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.66%) Law
5 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (35.53%) Architect
2 38 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
3 26 (17.11%) Network Engineer
4 18 (11.84%) Analyst
4 18 (11.84%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (7.89%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 11 (7.24%) Project Manager
6 11 (7.24%) Security Analyst
6 11 (7.24%) Unix Engineer
7 10 (6.58%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
8 8 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 8 (5.26%) Consultant
8 8 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (5.26%) Virtualisation Architect
9 7 (4.61%) Senior Security Analyst
10 5 (3.29%) Data Consultant
10 5 (3.29%) Senior Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.29%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.29%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.26%) HTML
2 7 (4.61%) CSS
3 5 (3.29%) Middleware
3 5 (3.29%) Web Services
4 2 (1.32%) LAMP
4 2 (1.32%) REST
5 1 (0.66%) CakePHP
5 1 (0.66%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.66%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.66%) XML
5 1 (0.66%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.50%) Private Cloud
2 14 (9.21%) Data Centre
3 10 (6.58%) CMDB
4 8 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.61%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.63%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.63%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.63%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.32%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.32%) NHS
7 2 (1.32%) Replication
8 1 (0.66%) BYOD
8 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 35 (23.03%) Windows
2 21 (13.82%) Linux
2 21 (13.82%) Unix
3 16 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 13 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (8.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (5.92%) CatOS
6 8 (5.26%) Solaris
7 3 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.97%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.32%) AIX
8 2 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.66%) HPUX
9 1 (0.66%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (36.18%) Network Design
2 32 (21.05%) ITIL
3 26 (17.11%) Office Automation
4 20 (13.16%) Project Management
5 17 (11.18%) Technical Architecture
6 16 (10.53%) Load Balancing
7 15 (9.87%) Configuration Management
7 15 (9.87%) Migration
8 12 (7.89%) Unit Testing
9 11 (7.24%) Problem Management
9 11 (7.24%) Service Management
10 10 (6.58%) Release Management
10 10 (6.58%) Server Virtualisation
11 9 (5.92%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (5.26%) QMS
13 7 (4.61%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (4.61%) Incident Management
13 7 (4.61%) Service Delivery
14 6 (3.95%) Network Management
15 5 (3.29%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.89%) Bash Shell
1 12 (7.89%) C-shell
1 12 (7.89%) Korn
1 12 (7.89%) Perl
1 12 (7.89%) PowerShell
2 10 (6.58%) Shell Script
3 8 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.95%) C
5 5 (3.29%) Java
6 3 (1.97%) SQL
7 1 (0.66%) PHP
Qualifications
1 65 (42.76%) Security Cleared
2 56 (36.84%) SC Cleared
3 19 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (11.84%) CCNP
5 13 (8.55%) CCNA
6 7 (4.61%) CCIE
7 5 (3.29%) JNCIA
8 4 (2.63%) CISSP
9 3 (1.97%) CCDP
9 3 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.66%) Degree
11 1 (0.66%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.66%) MCITP
11 1 (0.66%) MCP
11 1 (0.66%) MCTS
11 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (3.29%) QA
2 3 (1.97%) SLA
3 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (14.47%) Active Directory
2 20 (13.16%) VMware ESXi
3 16 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (7.89%) Samba
5 9 (5.92%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.32%) KVM
6 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.32%) vSphere
6 2 (1.32%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (0.66%) NFS
7 1 (0.66%) RHEV
7 1 (0.66%) SRDF
7 1 (0.66%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.66%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (4.61%) SCCM
2 1 (0.66%) Nagios
2 1 (0.66%) Nessus
2 1 (0.66%) SCOM
2 1 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (25.00%) Cisco
2 18 (11.84%) Microsoft
3 16 (10.53%) VMware
4 15 (9.87%) HP
5 13 (8.55%) Citrix
6 10 (6.58%) Oracle
7 8 (5.26%) CA
8 7 (4.61%) BT
8 7 (4.61%) CheckPoint
9 6 (3.95%) Siemens
10 4 (2.63%) EMC
10 4 (2.63%) IBM
10 4 (2.63%) Intel Security
10 4 (2.63%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.97%) Juniper
12 2 (1.32%) Fortinet
12 2 (1.32%) Google
12 2 (1.32%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.32%) Teradata
13 1 (0.66%) Verint