The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 95 95 74
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Contract jobs citing WAN 40 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.20% 1.21% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.70% 9.42% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 23
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£280 £286 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% -15.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £148 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £442 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
- +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -8.43%
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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
315 361 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.46% 12.89% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 195 103
Average daily rate £310 £310 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 10
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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
Edinburgh -2 13 £275 +98.19% 3
Glasgow +11 12 £293 -30.35% 11
Renfrewshire +3 6 £300 +3.44%
West Lothian - 3 £300 -
Fife -6 2 £160 -
Lanarkshire -7 2 £191 +66.30%
North Lanarkshire - 1 £115 -
Highlands - 1 - -
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WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 66 (82.50%) LAN
2 39 (48.75%) Cisco
3 34 (42.50%) Firewall
4 29 (36.25%) Windows
5 21 (26.25%) HP
6 19 (23.75%) Data Centre
7 18 (22.50%) F5
8 17 (21.25%) Active Directory
8 17 (21.25%) MS Office
9 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 15 (18.75%) Juniper
10 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 15 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (17.50%) CCNP
11 14 (17.50%) Migration
11 14 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (16.25%) Network Management
12 13 (16.25%) VMware
12 13 (16.25%) ITIL
13 12 (15.00%) MS Excel
13 12 (15.00%) DNS
13 12 (15.00%) CheckPoint
13 12 (15.00%) VLAN
14 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
14 11 (13.75%) Hyper-V
14 11 (13.75%) Load Balancing
14 11 (13.75%) Citrix
14 11 (13.75%) Finance
15 10 (12.50%) Project Management
15 10 (12.50%) CCNA

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 9 (11.25%) SharePoint
1 9 (11.25%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.00%) Lync
3 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.25%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (21.25%) MS Office
2 12 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 66 (82.50%) LAN
2 34 (42.50%) Firewall
3 12 (15.00%) VLAN
3 12 (15.00%) DNS
4 10 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 10 (12.50%) Network Security
5 9 (11.25%) SAN
5 9 (11.25%) VoIP
5 9 (11.25%) Wireless
5 9 (11.25%) DWDM
6 8 (10.00%) MPLS
6 8 (10.00%) VPN
6 8 (10.00%) WLAN
7 6 (7.50%) TCP/IP
7 6 (7.50%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (7.50%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (7.50%) Junos
8 5 (6.25%) EIGRP
8 5 (6.25%) BGP
8 5 (6.25%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 11 (13.75%) Finance
2 7 (8.75%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Billing
4 1 (1.25%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.25%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 17 (21.25%) Project Manager
3 12 (15.00%) Analyst
4 5 (6.25%) Network Analyst
4 5 (6.25%) Network Support
5 4 (5.00%) Network Project Manager
5 4 (5.00%) Data Network Analyst
5 4 (5.00%) Data Centre Analyst
5 4 (5.00%) Network Manager
5 4 (5.00%) Data Analyst
5 4 (5.00%) Consultant
5 4 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 3 (3.75%) Support Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) Service Analyst
6 3 (3.75%) Network Consultant
6 3 (3.75%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (3.75%) Telephony Project Manager
7 2 (2.50%) Designer
7 2 (2.50%) Voice Project Manager
7 2 (2.50%) Cisco Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) HTML
1 3 (3.75%) CSS
2 1 (1.25%) Web Services
2 1 (1.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.75%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.25%) Private Cloud
2 5 (6.25%) Cryptography
3 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.25%) Clustering
4 1 (1.25%) PMI
4 1 (1.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (36.25%) Windows
2 14 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (8.75%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.25%) Linux
7 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.50%) UNIX
8 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) Migration
2 13 (16.25%) ITIL
2 13 (16.25%) Network Management
3 11 (13.75%) Load Balancing
4 10 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
4 10 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (12.50%) Project Management
4 10 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 9 (11.25%) Network Design
6 8 (10.00%) Service Management
7 7 (8.75%) PRINCE2
8 6 (7.50%) Time Management
9 5 (6.25%) Service Delivery
10 4 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (3.75%) Change Management
11 3 (3.75%) Network Architecture
12 2 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
13 1 (1.25%) Asset Management
13 1 (1.25%) TOGAF
13 1 (1.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.75%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.00%) SQL
3 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.25%) Java
4 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (17.50%) CCNP
4 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
5 10 (12.50%) CCNA
6 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (5.00%) CCIE
8 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (3.75%) MCP
9 2 (2.50%) Degree
9 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.25%) HND
10 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) QA
2 3 (3.75%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (21.25%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.75%) Hyper-V
3 8 (10.00%) vSphere
4 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (6.25%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.75%) Xen
6 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) SCCM
2 5 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 39 (48.75%) Cisco
2 21 (26.25%) HP
3 18 (22.50%) F5
4 15 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 15 (18.75%) Juniper
5 13 (16.25%) VMware
6 12 (15.00%) CheckPoint
7 11 (13.75%) Citrix
8 9 (11.25%) Riverbed
9 7 (8.75%) McAfee
9 7 (8.75%) Fortinet
10 6 (7.50%) Crossbeam
10 6 (7.50%) TippingPoint
11 5 (6.25%) Oracle
12 3 (3.75%) EMC
12 3 (3.75%) 3PAR
13 2 (2.50%) Nortel
14 1 (1.25%) Sun
14 1 (1.25%) Dell
14 1 (1.25%) Brocade
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