Period
to 24 August 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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 80 123 76
Rank change year-on-year +43 -47 +15
Contract jobs citing WAN 38 14 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.68% 0.48% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.45% 5.98% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 26
Edinburgh median daily rate £288 £256 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.20% -24.07% -3.57%
10th Percentile £167 £77 £205
90th Percentile £538 £396 £450
Scotland median daily rate £273 £265 £355
% change year-on-year +2.83% -25.35% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +29.63% -64.00% -7.41%

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 263 234 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 11.62% 7.94% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 134 95
Edinburgh median daily rate £450 £407 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.70% +16.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £143 £210
90th Percentile £594 £538 £481
Scotland median daily rate £425 £325 £370
% change year-on-year +30.77% -12.16% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Edinburgh median hourly rate £22.50 £23.25 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -13.08% +99.70%
10th Percentile £21.25 £11.73 £22.18
90th Percentile £23.75 £34.18 £30.73
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £15.75 £31.93
% change year-on-year +42.86% -50.67% -20.19%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 37 (97.37%) LAN
2 21 (55.26%) Cisco
3 18 (47.37%) Firewall
4 17 (44.74%) Wireless
5 13 (34.21%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (28.95%) TCP/IP
6 11 (28.95%) Data Centre
7 10 (26.32%) Public Sector
8 9 (23.68%) CCIE
8 9 (23.68%) CCNP
8 9 (23.68%) Windows
8 9 (23.68%) MPLS
9 8 (21.05%) CCNA
10 7 (18.42%) VPN
10 7 (18.42%) VMware
10 7 (18.42%) Mitel
11 6 (15.79%) Finance
11 6 (15.79%) BGP
11 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
11 6 (15.79%) Project Management
11 6 (15.79%) SNMP
11 6 (15.79%) Incident Management
12 5 (13.16%) EMC
12 5 (13.16%) SSH
12 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (13.16%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
12 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 5 (13.16%) Windows Server

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 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.63%) JBoss
2 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) AWS
2 2 (5.26%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (97.37%) LAN
2 18 (47.37%) Firewall
3 17 (44.74%) Wireless
4 11 (28.95%) TCP/IP
5 9 (23.68%) MPLS
6 7 (18.42%) VPN
7 6 (15.79%) BGP
7 6 (15.79%) SNMP
8 5 (13.16%) SSH
9 4 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (7.89%) Cisco Firepower
11 2 (5.26%) Internet
11 2 (5.26%) SAN
11 2 (5.26%) VoIP
12 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (2.63%) Cisco IPT
12 1 (2.63%) DNS
12 1 (2.63%) IP Telephony
12 1 (2.63%) NetScaler
12 1 (2.63%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Hudson
General
1 10 (26.32%) Public Sector
2 6 (15.79%) Finance
3 3 (7.89%) Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Platform Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Field Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Deskside Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) IT Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Network Analyst
5 2 (5.26%) Network Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Network Field Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior Platform Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Java EE
1 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.95%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.16%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 2 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 2 (5.26%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) CCTV
4 1 (2.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (23.68%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
3 4 (10.53%) Linux
4 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.89%) Unix
5 2 (5.26%) Android
5 2 (5.26%) Solaris
6 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
1 6 (15.79%) Incident Management
1 6 (15.79%) Project Management
2 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (7.89%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (7.89%) DevOps
3 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (7.89%) Kanban
3 3 (7.89%) Project Delivery
4 2 (5.26%) BCP
4 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.26%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (5.26%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.26%) Information Security
4 2 (5.26%) Migration
4 2 (5.26%) Test Automation
5 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.63%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
1 2 (5.26%) Perl
1 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (23.68%) CCIE
2 9 (23.68%) CCNP
3 8 (21.05%) CCNA
4 2 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.26%) VCAP
4 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Virtual Servers
1 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.26%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 2 (5.26%) Firmware
3 2 (5.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Avamar
2 2 (5.26%) PowerCLI
2 2 (5.26%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) SCOM
3 1 (2.63%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) Cisco
2 7 (18.42%) Mitel
2 7 (18.42%) VMware
3 5 (13.16%) EMC
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.26%) Apple
4 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (2.63%) CA
5 1 (2.63%) CyberArk
5 1 (2.63%) F5
5 1 (2.63%) Meraki
5 1 (2.63%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.63%) Splunk
5 1 (2.63%) Varonis