Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 85 102
Rank change year-on-year -25 +17 -5
Contract jobs citing WAN 23 22 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.80% 1.19% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.27% 13.41% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 16
Edinburgh median daily rate £300 £223 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.83% -40.67% +10.29%
10th Percentile £194 £140 £205
90th Percentile £473 £417 £463
Scotland median daily rate £295 £350 £400
% change year-on-year -15.71% -12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £32.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -52.31% -24.42% +45.76%

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 224 164 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.83% 8.88% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 79 106
Edinburgh median daily rate £388 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +5.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £146 £198 £263
90th Percentile £543 £503 £488
Scotland median daily rate £325 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £37.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.22% +148.33% -62.50%
10th Percentile £15.80 £16.21 £14.50
90th Percentile £17.41 £52.12 £15.50
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £28.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year -46.09% -25.32% +24.19%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 21 (91.30%) LAN
2 12 (52.17%) Cisco
3 8 (34.78%) Firewall
3 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (34.78%) ITIL
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
4 7 (30.43%) VMware
4 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (21.74%) VLAN
5 5 (21.74%) CCNP
5 5 (21.74%) CCNA
5 5 (21.74%) Internet
5 5 (21.74%) Windows
5 5 (21.74%) DHCP
5 5 (21.74%) DNS
6 4 (17.39%) VPN
6 4 (17.39%) MPLS
6 4 (17.39%) HP
6 4 (17.39%) Citrix
6 4 (17.39%) Degree
6 4 (17.39%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
7 3 (13.04%) Palo Alto
7 3 (13.04%) SCCM
7 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (13.04%) XenApp
7 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
7 3 (13.04%) Aruba

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 (8.70%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (91.30%) LAN
2 8 (34.78%) Firewall
3 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (21.74%) DHCP
4 5 (21.74%) DNS
4 5 (21.74%) Internet
4 5 (21.74%) VLAN
5 4 (17.39%) MPLS
5 4 (17.39%) VPN
6 3 (13.04%) IPsec
6 3 (13.04%) Wireless
7 2 (8.70%) BGP
7 2 (8.70%) OSPF
7 2 (8.70%) Skype
7 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications
7 2 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco Wireless
8 1 (4.35%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (4.35%) Telepresence
8 1 (4.35%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Network Engineer
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Network Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Network Support
4 2 (8.70%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) EMC VNX
2 2 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (8.70%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) PKI
3 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 3 (13.04%) Unix
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) Linux
3 2 (8.70%) NetWare
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Change Management
2 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
3 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
3 2 (8.70%) Line Management
3 2 (8.70%) Patch Management
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Chat Support
4 1 (4.35%) Cyber Resilience
4 1 (4.35%) Data Strategy
4 1 (4.35%) DevOps
4 1 (4.35%) Kanban
4 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Presales
4 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) CCNA
2 5 (21.74%) CCNP
3 4 (17.39%) Degree
4 2 (8.70%) CCENT
4 2 (8.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (4.35%) CCDP
5 1 (4.35%) HP ASE
5 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (13.04%) XenApp
4 2 (8.70%) DFS Replication
4 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (8.70%) vSphere
4 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (4.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) AppDNA
2 2 (8.70%) FortiGate
2 2 (8.70%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) Citrix
3 4 (17.39%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) Aruba
4 3 (13.04%) Palo Alto
4 3 (13.04%) SolarWinds
5 2 (8.70%) Google
5 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) Remedy
5 2 (8.70%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.35%) Brocade
6 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.35%) Mitel