Period
to 16 January 2019

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 16 January 2019 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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 102 77
Rank change year-on-year -11 -25 +26
Contract jobs citing WAN 22 33 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.84% 1.15% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.17% 12.79% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 23
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £201 £213 £145
90th Percentile £565 £469 £523
Scotland median daily rate £325 £344 £363
% change year-on-year -5.45% -5.17% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £16.86 -
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £16.18 £29.50
% change year-on-year +17.43% -45.15% +78.79%

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 240 258 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.14% 8.96% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 137 136
Edinburgh median daily rate £438 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% - -
10th Percentile £204 £216 £200
90th Percentile £558 £580 £494
Scotland median daily rate £395 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +5.33% +10.29% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 7
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.25 £23.93 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.91% -53.98% +103.92%
10th Percentile £15.04 £17.71 £13.10
90th Percentile £29.05 £30.09 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year -12.50% +3.90% +13.24%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019, 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 18 (81.82%) LAN
2 16 (72.73%) Cisco
3 11 (50.00%) Firewall
4 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
5 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (27.27%) CCNP
6 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
6 5 (22.73%) Finance
7 4 (18.18%) Migration
7 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (18.18%) Wireless
7 4 (18.18%) OSPF
7 4 (18.18%) BGP
7 4 (18.18%) DNS
7 4 (18.18%) CCIE
7 4 (18.18%) Degree
7 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (13.64%) Mitel
8 3 (13.64%) Network Design
8 3 (13.64%) Brocade
8 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
8 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (13.64%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (13.64%) Unified Communications
8 3 (13.64%) Splunk
8 3 (13.64%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (13.64%) Meraki
8 3 (13.64%) Network Security

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 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) LAN
2 11 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (18.18%) BGP
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (18.18%) DNS
4 4 (18.18%) OSPF
4 4 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (18.18%) Wireless
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco ISE
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (13.64%) IPv6
5 3 (13.64%) NetScaler
5 3 (13.64%) Network Security
5 3 (13.64%) SAN
5 3 (13.64%) Unified Communications
5 3 (13.64%) VPN
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (9.09%) IPv4
6 2 (9.09%) Wireshark
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Network Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Network Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Data Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Security Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Security Architect
4 2 (9.09%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Data Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.55%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Mitel Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 3 (13.64%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (13.64%) PMI
3 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.55%) iPad
4 1 (4.55%) iPhone
4 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
1 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Migration
2 3 (13.64%) Collaborative Working
2 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
2 3 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Network Design
2 3 (13.64%) Network Segmentation
2 3 (13.64%) Network Virtualisation
2 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
2 3 (13.64%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 2 (9.09%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (9.09%) Runbook
3 2 (9.09%) Tech Ops
3 2 (9.09%) Threat Modelling
3 2 (9.09%) TOGAF
3 2 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (27.27%) CCNP
3 4 (18.18%) CCIE
3 4 (18.18%) Degree
4 3 (13.64%) CCNA
4 3 (13.64%) PMI Certification
5 2 (9.09%) CISSP
6 1 (4.55%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Cacti
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Cisco
2 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
3 3 (13.64%) Brocade
3 3 (13.64%) Citrix
3 3 (13.64%) Meraki
3 3 (13.64%) Mitel
3 3 (13.64%) Palo Alto
3 3 (13.64%) Splunk
4 2 (9.09%) CyberArk
4 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
4 2 (9.09%) Varonis
5 1 (4.55%) Adobe
5 1 (4.55%) Apple
5 1 (4.55%) HP