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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 106 92 93
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Contract jobs citing WAN 34 38 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.07% 1.38% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.15% 10.33% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 19
Average daily rate
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£280 £289 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.09% -13.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £155 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £444 £371
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-1.42% -12.50%
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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
305 368 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.56% 13.33% 8.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 200 104
Average daily rate £310 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £187 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £472 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 9
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -17.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Glasgow 0 10 £260 -36.58% 8
Edinburgh -4 9 £275 +96.42% 4
Renfrewshire +7 7 £300 +3.44% 1
Lanarkshire -6 2 £191 +66.30%
West Lothian - 2 £300 - 2
Fife -8 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £115 -
Highlands - 1 - -
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WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (78.57%) LAN
2 39 (46.43%) Cisco
2 39 (46.43%) Firewall
3 31 (36.90%) Windows
4 23 (27.38%) F5
5 22 (26.19%) Data Centre
6 19 (22.62%) Security Cleared
6 19 (22.62%) Active Directory
7 18 (21.43%) MS Office
8 17 (20.24%) HP
9 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
10 15 (17.86%) Network Security
11 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (16.67%) Juniper
11 14 (16.67%) ITIL
12 13 (15.48%) CheckPoint
12 13 (15.48%) Migration
12 13 (15.48%) SC Cleared
13 12 (14.29%) Hyper-V
13 12 (14.29%) VMware
13 12 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 12 (14.29%) VoIP
14 11 (13.10%) Citrix
14 11 (13.10%) DNS
14 11 (13.10%) Incident Management
14 11 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (11.90%) Network Monitoring
15 10 (11.90%) Load Balancing
15 10 (11.90%) Network Load Balancing
15 10 (11.90%) Cisco Certification

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Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.52%) Lync
4 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 18 (21.43%) MS Office
2 12 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.14%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 66 (78.57%) LAN
2 39 (46.43%) Firewall
3 15 (17.86%) Network Security
4 12 (14.29%) VoIP
5 11 (13.10%) DNS
6 10 (11.90%) VPN
6 10 (11.90%) Ethernet
6 10 (11.90%) SAN
7 9 (10.71%) VLAN
7 9 (10.71%) DWDM
8 6 (7.14%) MPLS
8 6 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (7.14%) Wireless
8 6 (7.14%) Junos
8 6 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (5.95%) IP Telephony
9 5 (5.95%) Nortel Meridian
9 5 (5.95%) Internet
9 5 (5.95%) WLAN
9 5 (5.95%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 9 (10.71%) Finance
2 8 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.95%) Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Billing
5 1 (1.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 26 (30.95%) Network Engineer
2 15 (17.86%) Project Manager
3 13 (15.48%) Analyst
4 5 (5.95%) Administrator
4 5 (5.95%) Network Analyst
4 5 (5.95%) Network Administrator
4 5 (5.95%) Network Support
5 4 (4.76%) Network Manager
5 4 (4.76%) Data Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Architect
5 4 (4.76%) Consultant
5 4 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Service Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Network Project Manager
5 4 (4.76%) Data Network Analyst
5 4 (4.76%) Designer
5 4 (4.76%) Data Centre Analyst
6 3 (3.57%) Telephony Project Manager
6 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) HTML
1 3 (3.57%) CSS
2 1 (1.19%) Web Services
2 1 (1.19%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (26.19%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.95%) Private Cloud
2 5 (5.95%) Cryptography
3 3 (3.57%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) Replication
5 1 (1.19%) Clustering
5 1 (1.19%) PKI
5 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.90%) Windows
2 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (13.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.57%) Linux
6 3 (3.57%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.19%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.67%) ITIL
2 13 (15.48%) Migration
3 11 (13.10%) Incident Management
4 10 (11.90%) Load Balancing
4 10 (11.90%) Network Load Balancing
4 10 (11.90%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (10.71%) Network Management
6 8 (9.52%) Network Design
6 8 (9.52%) Service Management
7 7 (8.33%) Project Management
7 7 (8.33%) Time Management
8 5 (5.95%) Security Architecture
8 5 (5.95%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.95%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.95%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.76%) TOGAF
9 4 (4.76%) SIEM
10 3 (3.57%) Change Management
11 2 (2.38%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.76%) SQL
3 3 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.19%) C
4 1 (1.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (22.62%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.48%) SC Cleared
3 10 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (10.71%) CCNP
5 8 (9.52%) CCNA
6 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (3.57%) MCP
8 2 (2.38%) Degree
8 2 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.19%) HND
9 1 (1.19%) CCIE
9 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.19%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (7.14%) QA
2 3 (3.57%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (22.62%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 8 (9.52%) vSphere
4 5 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.95%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.57%) Xen
7 1 (1.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (9.52%) SCCM
2 5 (5.95%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (2.38%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 39 (46.43%) Cisco
2 23 (27.38%) F5
3 17 (20.24%) HP
4 16 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 14 (16.67%) Juniper
6 13 (15.48%) CheckPoint
7 12 (14.29%) VMware
8 11 (13.10%) Citrix
9 9 (10.71%) Riverbed
10 7 (8.33%) Fortinet
10 7 (8.33%) McAfee
11 6 (7.14%) Crossbeam
11 6 (7.14%) TippingPoint
11 6 (7.14%) Nortel
12 5 (5.95%) Oracle
13 4 (4.76%) Varonis
14 3 (3.57%) 3PAR
14 3 (3.57%) EMC
15 1 (1.19%) Dell
15 1 (1.19%) Infoblox
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