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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 95 74 87
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +13
Contract jobs citing WAN 32 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.17% 1.33% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.41% 14.41% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 9
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£286 £340 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.74% +161.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £180 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £442 £395 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.75 £20.80
% change year-on-year
-8.43% -0.21%
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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
340 229 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.41% 9.26% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 105 120
Average daily rate £316 £361 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.27% +34.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £158 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.66 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £32.20 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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
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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
Glasgow - 8 £420 - 3
Edinburgh -13 4 £139 -58.88% 1
Stirling - 4 £513 -
Fife +4 2 - - 1
Aberdeen -7 1 - - 3
Midlothian - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Lothian - - - -
South Lanarkshire - - - - 1
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WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 65 (82.28%) LAN
2 37 (46.84%) Windows
3 26 (32.91%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (31.65%) Firewall
5 22 (27.85%) VMware
5 22 (27.85%) SC Cleared
5 22 (27.85%) Security Cleared
6 19 (24.05%) UNIX
7 18 (22.78%) Active Directory
8 16 (20.25%) ITIL
9 14 (17.72%) Windows XP
9 14 (17.72%) Cisco
9 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (15.19%) VPN
10 12 (15.19%) CCNA
11 10 (12.66%) HP
11 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
11 10 (12.66%) Oracle
11 10 (12.66%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (11.39%) Finance
12 9 (11.39%) Linux
12 9 (11.39%) CCSP
12 9 (11.39%) CCNP
13 8 (10.13%) DNS
13 8 (10.13%) Citrix
13 8 (10.13%) CISSP
13 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
13 8 (10.13%) Risk Management
13 8 (10.13%) Service Management
13 8 (10.13%) Network Security

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 6 (7.59%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.06%) FileNet
2 4 (5.06%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.06%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.80%) IIS
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.27%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Office
2 5 (6.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 65 (82.28%) LAN
2 25 (31.65%) Firewall
3 12 (15.19%) VPN
4 8 (10.13%) DNS
4 8 (10.13%) Network Security
5 7 (8.86%) TCP/IP
6 6 (7.59%) DHCP
6 6 (7.59%) SAN
6 6 (7.59%) Internet
7 5 (6.33%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (5.06%) VLAN
8 4 (5.06%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (5.06%) MPLS
8 4 (5.06%) VoIP
8 4 (5.06%) IPv4
9 3 (3.80%) WLAN
9 3 (3.80%) WAAS
9 3 (3.80%) Junos
10 2 (2.53%) HSRP
10 2 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (11.39%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Banking
2 4 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.80%) Billing
4 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (25.32%) Network Engineer
2 11 (13.92%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (7.59%) Analyst
3 6 (7.59%) Project Manager
3 6 (7.59%) Network Support
4 5 (6.33%) Architect
4 5 (6.33%) Support Engineer
4 5 (6.33%) Consultant
5 4 (5.06%) Security Consultant
5 4 (5.06%) IT Consultant
5 4 (5.06%) IT Security Consultant
5 4 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.06%) Field Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Technical Architect
6 3 (3.80%) Support Analyst
6 3 (3.80%) Designer
6 3 (3.80%) Security Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) UNIX Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Communications Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) HTML
1 4 (5.06%) CSS
1 4 (5.06%) Web Services
1 4 (5.06%) Middleware
2 3 (3.80%) XML
3 2 (2.53%) EDI
4 1 (1.27%) JSP
4 1 (1.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.86%) Cryptography
2 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.06%) Open Source
4 3 (3.80%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.80%) CESG
4 3 (3.80%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.53%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.53%) RMADS
6 1 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.27%) CMDB
6 1 (1.27%) Statistics
6 1 (1.27%) Clustering
6 1 (1.27%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 37 (46.84%) Windows
2 19 (24.05%) UNIX
3 14 (17.72%) Windows XP
3 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (11.39%) Linux
5 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.06%) Solaris
6 4 (5.06%) AIX
7 3 (3.80%) HPUX
8 2 (2.53%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.53%) Windows NT
8 2 (2.53%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.25%) ITIL
2 10 (12.66%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (10.13%) Risk Management
3 8 (10.13%) Service Management
4 6 (7.59%) Workflow
4 6 (7.59%) ITIL V3
5 5 (6.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (6.33%) Lean Six Sigma
5 5 (6.33%) Performance Testing
5 5 (6.33%) Migration
5 5 (6.33%) Configuration Management
5 5 (6.33%) Six Sigma
5 5 (6.33%) SIEM
6 4 (5.06%) Information Management
7 3 (3.80%) High Availability
7 3 (3.80%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (3.80%) Change Data Capture
7 3 (3.80%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.53%) Project Governance
8 2 (2.53%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.06%) SQL
3 3 (3.80%) VBScript
4 2 (2.53%) Java
5 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.27%) C#
5 1 (1.27%) VB
5 1 (1.27%) Python
5 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (32.91%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (27.85%) SC Cleared
2 22 (27.85%) Security Cleared
3 12 (15.19%) CCNA
4 9 (11.39%) CCSP
4 9 (11.39%) CCNP
5 8 (10.13%) CISSP
5 8 (10.13%) CEH
6 7 (8.86%) SSCP
6 7 (8.86%) GIAC
7 5 (6.33%) MCP
7 5 (6.33%) Degree
8 3 (3.80%) MCTS
8 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.27%) IBM AIX Certification
10 1 (1.27%) CCSA
10 1 (1.27%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) SLA
1 3 (3.80%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (22.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.86%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.80%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.80%) KVM
3 3 (3.80%) RHEV
4 1 (1.27%) GPFS
4 1 (1.27%) NFS
4 1 (1.27%) Samba
4 1 (1.27%) vSphere
4 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (7.59%) SCOM
2 3 (3.80%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (3.80%) SCCM
3 2 (2.53%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (27.85%) VMware
2 14 (17.72%) Cisco
3 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.66%) HP
3 10 (12.66%) Oracle
4 8 (10.13%) Citrix
5 6 (7.59%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.33%) CheckPoint
6 5 (6.33%) IBM
7 4 (5.06%) Juniper
7 4 (5.06%) McAfee
7 4 (5.06%) Riverbed
8 3 (3.80%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.80%) F5
8 3 (3.80%) Mitel
8 3 (3.80%) Crossbeam
8 3 (3.80%) TippingPoint
9 2 (2.53%) Symantec
9 2 (2.53%) EMC
9 2 (2.53%) Nortel
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