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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 84 79
Rank change year-on-year +36 -5  
Contract jobs citing WAN 31 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.52% 1.26% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 31.96% 10.97% 6.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 1
Median daily rate £225 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.71% -17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +27.34% +2.38%  

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 97 155 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 7.90% 11.51% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 66 42
Median daily rate £310 £355 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.67% +14.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £295 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 27 June 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 34 (85.00%) LAN
2 27 (67.50%) Firewall
3 25 (62.50%) Cisco
4 18 (45.00%) Wireless
5 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
6 10 (25.00%) BGP
6 10 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
7 9 (22.50%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (20.00%) Internet
8 8 (20.00%) MPLS
9 7 (17.50%) CCNA
9 7 (17.50%) VPN
9 7 (17.50%) Windows
9 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
9 7 (17.50%) Incident Management
10 6 (15.00%) Network Design
10 6 (15.00%) F5
10 6 (15.00%) EIGRP
10 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
10 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
10 6 (15.00%) Finance
10 6 (15.00%) HP
10 6 (15.00%) OSPF
11 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
11 5 (12.50%) Unix
11 5 (12.50%) Network Security
12 4 (10.00%) Degree
12 4 (10.00%) SSH

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 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 34 (85.00%) LAN
2 27 (67.50%) Firewall
3 18 (45.00%) Wireless
4 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
5 10 (25.00%) BGP
6 8 (20.00%) Internet
6 8 (20.00%) MPLS
7 7 (17.50%) VPN
8 6 (15.00%) EIGRP
8 6 (15.00%) OSPF
9 5 (12.50%) Network Security
10 4 (10.00%) SNMP
10 4 (10.00%) SSH
11 3 (7.50%) 802.11
11 3 (7.50%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (7.50%) HSRP
11 3 (7.50%) IPsec
11 3 (7.50%) NetScaler
11 3 (7.50%) VLAN
11 3 (7.50%) Wireshark
General
1 6 (15.00%) Finance
1 6 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (75.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (27.50%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (27.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Switch Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) LAN Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Telephony Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Cabling Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Support
6 1 (2.50%) IT Administrator
6 1 (2.50%) IT Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.50%) IT Technical Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Network Support
6 1 (2.50%) PABX Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Service Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.50%) Internet of Things
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (5.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.50%) Windows
2 5 (12.50%) Unix
3 4 (10.00%) Linux
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
2 7 (17.50%) Incident Management
3 6 (15.00%) Network Design
4 4 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.00%) Case Management
5 2 (5.00%) Change Management
5 2 (5.00%) ITIL
5 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (5.00%) Kanban
5 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.50%) DevOps
6 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.50%) Project Governance
6 1 (2.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
1 3 (7.50%) C
1 3 (7.50%) Python
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.50%) CCNA
3 4 (10.00%) Degree
4 3 (7.50%) CCNP
5 2 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.50%) CCIE
6 1 (2.50%) CCSA
6 1 (2.50%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) ProxySG
2 2 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Cacti
1 3 (7.50%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.50%) SCOM
3 1 (2.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 25 (62.50%) Cisco
2 6 (15.00%) CheckPoint
2 6 (15.00%) F5
2 6 (15.00%) HP
3 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.00%) Mitel
4 3 (7.50%) Citrix
4 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.00%) Clearswift
5 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (5.00%) VMware
6 1 (2.50%) Adobe
6 1 (2.50%) Brocade
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
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