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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 68 74
Rank change year-on-year +8 +6  
Contract jobs citing WAN 11 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.21% 1.65% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.67% 18.38% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 9
Median daily rate £150 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -62.50% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +6.20% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -34.44% -13.46%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 75 136 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 8.26% 8.95% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 59 51
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -62.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.07 £15.00 £35.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.24 £15.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Edinburgh

WAN
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing WAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for WAN.

1 25 (100.00%) LAN
2 15 (60.00%) Cisco
3 11 (44.00%) Windows
4 10 (40.00%) Firewall
5 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
5 9 (36.00%) Data Centre
6 7 (28.00%) Incident Management
6 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
6 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
7 6 (24.00%) VLAN
8 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (20.00%) VMware
8 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.00%) ITIL
9 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
9 4 (16.00%) Mitel
9 4 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (12.00%) Supplier Management
10 3 (12.00%) assyst
10 3 (12.00%) Degree
10 3 (12.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (12.00%) DevOps
10 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (12.00%) vSphere
10 3 (12.00%) PABX
10 3 (12.00%) EIGRP
10 3 (12.00%) Change Management

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 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (100.00%) LAN
2 10 (40.00%) Firewall
3 6 (24.00%) VLAN
4 4 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (12.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (12.00%) PABX
5 3 (12.00%) Wireless
6 2 (8.00%) BGP
6 2 (8.00%) DHCP
6 2 (8.00%) DNS
6 2 (8.00%) Internet
6 2 (8.00%) IP Telephony
6 2 (8.00%) OSPF
6 2 (8.00%) VPN
6 2 (8.00%) VXLAN
6 2 (8.00%) WLAN
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (4.00%) MRTG
7 1 (4.00%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (4.00%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 2 (8.00%) Banking
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) IT Manager
3 3 (12.00%) LAN Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Telephony Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) WAN Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Cabling Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) IT Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (8.00%) PABX Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) EMC VNX
2 2 (8.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.00%) Private Cloud
2 2 (8.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (4.00%) Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.00%) Linux
4 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (28.00%) Incident Management
2 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) Change Management
4 3 (12.00%) DevOps
4 3 (12.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (8.00%) Case Management
5 2 (8.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (8.00%) Kanban
5 2 (8.00%) Network Management
5 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (8.00%) People Management
5 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Security Management
5 2 (8.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) vSphere
4 2 (8.00%) ProxySG
4 2 (8.00%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCCM
1 1 (4.00%) SCOM
1 1 (4.00%) SCVMM
1 1 (4.00%) Simpana
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) Cisco
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (16.00%) Mitel
4 3 (12.00%) EMC
5 2 (8.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (8.00%) Juniper
5 2 (8.00%) NetApp
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix
6 1 (4.00%) CommVault
6 1 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago