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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 61 81 75
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -6
Contract jobs citing WAN 72 42 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.83% 1.59% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.06% 12.17% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 14
Average daily rate £400 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.31%
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
359 345 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.09% 13.04% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 158 82
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 11
Average hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Renfrewshire +18 26 £420 -6.66%
Edinburgh -2 19 £375 +66.66% 5
Glasgow +8 15 £375 -16.66% 10
South Lanarkshire - 3 £350 -
Aberdeen - 2 £353 -
Fife - 2 £160 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £275 -
Highlands - 1 - -
WAN
UK

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 96 (83.48%) LAN
2 33 (28.70%) Cisco
3 31 (26.96%) Firewall
4 29 (25.22%) Windows
4 29 (25.22%) Network Design
4 29 (25.22%) Security Cleared
5 26 (22.61%) SC Cleared
6 25 (21.74%) Wireless
7 22 (19.13%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (19.13%) Relational Database
8 21 (18.26%) Finance
9 19 (16.52%) TCP/IP
9 19 (16.52%) Windows Server
10 17 (14.78%) DNS
11 16 (13.91%) Microsoft
11 16 (13.91%) Active Directory
11 16 (13.91%) ITIL
11 16 (13.91%) Private Cloud
12 15 (13.04%) CCNP
12 15 (13.04%) CCNA
12 15 (13.04%) VMware
13 14 (12.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (12.17%) Load Balancing
13 14 (12.17%) Project Management
13 14 (12.17%) Telecoms
13 14 (12.17%) Data Centre
14 13 (11.30%) Office Automation
14 13 (11.30%) OSPF
14 13 (11.30%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (10.43%) PowerShell

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 11 (9.57%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.96%) Lync
4 7 (6.09%) Live Communications Server
4 7 (6.09%) Office Communications Server
5 6 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.48%) MS Office
3 3 (2.61%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.87%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.61%) Office 365
2 2 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.74%) IaaS
2 2 (1.74%) SaaS
3 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.87%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 96 (83.48%) LAN
2 31 (26.96%) Firewall
3 25 (21.74%) Wireless
4 19 (16.52%) TCP/IP
5 17 (14.78%) DNS
6 13 (11.30%) OSPF
7 12 (10.43%) BGP
7 12 (10.43%) MPLS
7 12 (10.43%) WLAN
8 11 (9.57%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (8.70%) VLAN
10 9 (7.83%) EIGRP
11 8 (6.96%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (6.96%) VoIP
11 8 (6.96%) VPN
12 6 (5.22%) Cisco IPT
12 6 (5.22%) DHCP
12 6 (5.22%) IP Telephony
13 5 (4.35%) ISDN
14 4 (3.48%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.13%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) TestDirector
General
1 21 (18.26%) Finance
2 14 (12.17%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.22%) Banking
4 4 (3.48%) Legal
5 2 (1.74%) Advertising
5 2 (1.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.87%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.87%) Military
6 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (27.83%) Architect
2 23 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 22 (19.13%) Network Engineer
4 18 (15.65%) Project Manager
5 12 (10.43%) Analyst
6 9 (7.83%) Security Analyst
7 8 (6.96%) Infrastructure Architect
7 8 (6.96%) Network Support
7 8 (6.96%) Virtualisation Architect
8 6 (5.22%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Consultant
8 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 6 (5.22%) Network Manager
8 6 (5.22%) Network Project Manager
8 6 (5.22%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Senior Security Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Network Support Engineer
9 5 (4.35%) Wireless Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.09%) CSS
1 7 (6.09%) HTML
2 6 (5.22%) Web Services
3 2 (1.74%) Middleware
3 2 (1.74%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.91%) Private Cloud
2 14 (12.17%) Data Centre
3 10 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.61%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.61%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.61%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.74%) Animation
6 2 (1.74%) CMDB
6 2 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.74%) NHS
6 2 (1.74%) Replication
7 1 (0.87%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.87%) PMI
7 1 (0.87%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 29 (25.22%) Windows
2 19 (16.52%) Windows Server
3 14 (12.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (9.57%) Unix
4 11 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (7.83%) Linux
6 7 (6.09%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.48%) Solaris
8 2 (1.74%) AIX
8 2 (1.74%) CatOS
8 2 (1.74%) CentOS
8 2 (1.74%) Debian
8 2 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.74%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.87%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.87%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.22%) Network Design
2 16 (13.91%) ITIL
3 14 (12.17%) Load Balancing
3 14 (12.17%) Project Management
4 13 (11.30%) Office Automation
5 12 (10.43%) Migration
5 12 (10.43%) Technical Architecture
6 10 (8.70%) Service Management
6 10 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (6.96%) Configuration Management
7 8 (6.96%) Risk Management
8 7 (6.09%) Network Management
8 7 (6.09%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (6.09%) PRINCE2
9 6 (5.22%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.35%) Network Architecture
10 5 (4.35%) Programme Management
10 5 (4.35%) Risk Analysis
11 4 (3.48%) Incident Management
11 4 (3.48%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.43%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.09%) JavaScript
3 6 (5.22%) Java
4 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.74%) C
4 2 (1.74%) Perl
4 2 (1.74%) Python
4 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (25.22%) Security Cleared
2 26 (22.61%) SC Cleared
3 22 (19.13%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (13.04%) CCNA
4 15 (13.04%) CCNP
5 12 (10.43%) CCIE
6 5 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (3.48%) CISSP
7 4 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.74%) Degree
8 2 (1.74%) MCITP
8 2 (1.74%) MCP
8 2 (1.74%) MCSA
8 2 (1.74%) MCSE
8 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.87%) HNC
9 1 (0.87%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) QA
1 5 (4.35%) SLA
2 2 (1.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.87%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 16 (13.91%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.09%) Hyper-V
3 7 (6.09%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.74%) Firmware
4 2 (1.74%) NFS
4 2 (1.74%) Samba
5 1 (0.87%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.87%) vSphere
5 1 (0.87%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.74%) Puppet
1 2 (1.74%) SCCM
2 1 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.87%) Nagios
Vendors
1 33 (28.70%) Cisco
2 16 (13.91%) Microsoft
3 15 (13.04%) VMware
4 9 (7.83%) HP
5 8 (6.96%) Citrix
5 8 (6.96%) Oracle
6 4 (3.48%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.48%) IBM
7 3 (2.61%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.74%) BT
8 2 (1.74%) CA
8 2 (1.74%) EMC
8 2 (1.74%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.74%) Google
8 2 (1.74%) Juniper
8 2 (1.74%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.74%) Siemens
8 2 (1.74%) Teradata
9 1 (0.87%) Avaya
9 1 (0.87%) Genesys
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