Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 20 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 68 100
Rank change year-on-year -56 +32 +4
Contract jobs citing WAN 16 43 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.53% 1.91% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.64% 22.99% 16.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 19
Edinburgh median daily rate £325 £225 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -35.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £77 £148 £240
90th Percentile £473 £417 £476
Scotland median daily rate £275 £361 £375
% change year-on-year -23.88% -3.67% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.50 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £37.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year -64.00% -10.18% -

WAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 241 187 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.97% 8.30% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 89 119
Edinburgh median daily rate £401 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.43% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £130 £210 £263
90th Percentile £544 £490 £510
Scotland median daily rate £325 £360 £350
% change year-on-year -9.72% +2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £13.25 £26.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.47% +78.33% -62.50%
10th Percentile £9.68 £22.18 £14.50
90th Percentile £16.63 £30.73 £15.50
Scotland median hourly rate £15.38 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -52.69% -18.75% +25.98%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Edinburgh

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Edinburgh

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Edinburgh

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for WAN.

1 14 (87.50%) LAN
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) DNS
3 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (31.25%) Firewall
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) DHCP
4 5 (31.25%) Windows
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) Web Services
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL
5 4 (25.00%) vSphere
6 3 (18.75%) Office 365
6 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (18.75%) Unix
6 3 (18.75%) CCNP
6 3 (18.75%) SLA
6 3 (18.75%) VPN
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Internet
6 3 (18.75%) vCenter Server
7 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 2 (12.50%) Chat Support
7 2 (12.50%) OSPF
7 2 (12.50%) BGP
7 2 (12.50%) EIGRP

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) PaaS
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) LAN
2 6 (37.50%) DNS
3 5 (31.25%) DHCP
3 5 (31.25%) Firewall
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (18.75%) Internet
4 3 (18.75%) VPN
5 2 (12.50%) BGP
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (12.50%) EIGRP
5 2 (12.50%) OSPF
5 2 (12.50%) SNMP
5 2 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) VLAN
5 2 (12.50%) VXLAN
5 2 (12.50%) Wireless
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (6.25%) IPsec
6 1 (6.25%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) IT Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Officer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) LDAP
3 1 (6.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) EMC VNX
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Unix
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) NetWare
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Change Management
2 2 (12.50%) Chat Support
2 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Data Strategy
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps
3 1 (6.25%) High Availability
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security
3 1 (6.25%) Line Management
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Presales
3 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) PHP
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) CCNP
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CCDP
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) vSphere
4 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (6.25%) NFS
5 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) vCenter Server
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
1 7 (43.75%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Aruba
3 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Palo Alto
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) F5
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
4 1 (6.25%) Mitel
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) Remedy