Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 81 105
Rank change year-on-year -7 +24 +2
Contract jobs citing WAN 47 42 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.60% 1.99% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.85% 14.89% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 13
Edinburgh median daily rate £325 £365 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.96% +46.00% -
10th Percentile £206 £183 £213
90th Percentile £428 £520 £411
Scotland median daily rate £350 £380 £325
% change year-on-year -7.89% +16.92% +12.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +221.43% -15.15% -45.00%

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 279 282 277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.47% 13.36% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 150 106
Edinburgh median daily rate £365 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.01% -0.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £206 £214
90th Percentile £555 £500 £492
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year +6.62% +1.49% +3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £31.00 £52.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.38% +108.00% +108.33%
10th Percentile £30.50 £12.81 £12.35
90th Percentile £31.50 £52.10 £34.85
Scotland median hourly rate £28.13 £38.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year -26.95% +123.19% -42.50%

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 November 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 24 November 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 44 (93.62%) LAN
2 42 (89.36%) Cisco
3 39 (82.98%) Firewall
4 29 (61.70%) Wireless
5 24 (51.06%) BGP
5 24 (51.06%) TCP/IP
6 19 (40.43%) VPN
6 19 (40.43%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (38.30%) MPLS
8 13 (27.66%) Data Centre
9 12 (25.53%) Network Monitoring
9 12 (25.53%) CheckPoint
9 12 (25.53%) Project Management
9 12 (25.53%) Telecoms
9 12 (25.53%) SNMP
9 12 (25.53%) CCNA
10 11 (23.40%) OSPF
10 11 (23.40%) SSH
10 11 (23.40%) F5
11 10 (21.28%) Internet
12 9 (19.15%) EIGRP
12 9 (19.15%) CCNP
12 9 (19.15%) Citrix
13 8 (17.02%) DNS
13 8 (17.02%) Linux
14 7 (14.89%) Windows
14 7 (14.89%) HP
14 7 (14.89%) Finance
14 7 (14.89%) NetScaler
14 7 (14.89%) Degree

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 (6.38%) JBoss
1 3 (6.38%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 44 (93.62%) LAN
2 39 (82.98%) Firewall
3 29 (61.70%) Wireless
4 24 (51.06%) BGP
4 24 (51.06%) TCP/IP
5 19 (40.43%) VPN
6 18 (38.30%) MPLS
7 12 (25.53%) SNMP
8 11 (23.40%) OSPF
8 11 (23.40%) SSH
9 10 (21.28%) Internet
10 9 (19.15%) EIGRP
11 8 (17.02%) DNS
12 7 (14.89%) NetScaler
13 6 (12.77%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (12.77%) Network Security
14 5 (10.64%) DHCP
14 5 (10.64%) HSRP
14 5 (10.64%) IPsec
14 5 (10.64%) LDAP
General
1 12 (25.53%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.89%) Finance
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (85.11%) Network Engineer
2 14 (29.79%) Cisco Engineer
2 14 (29.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Platform Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Switch Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco Support
5 2 (4.26%) Network Support
5 2 (4.26%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) WAN Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Administrator
6 1 (2.13%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) E-Commerce Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) IT Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.13%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) WAN Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) 802.1X
2 3 (6.38%) Java EE
2 3 (6.38%) SOAP
2 3 (6.38%) XML
2 3 (6.38%) XSLT
3 2 (4.26%) LAMP
3 2 (4.26%) Web Services
4 1 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.51%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 3 (6.38%) PKI
4 3 (6.38%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.13%) EMC VNX
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.13%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Linux
2 7 (14.89%) Windows
3 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.64%) Unix
5 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Network Monitoring
1 12 (25.53%) Project Management
2 6 (12.77%) Network Design
3 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.51%) Change Management
4 4 (8.51%) Data Centre Operations
4 4 (8.51%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.38%) DevOps
5 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.38%) High Availability
6 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.26%) Change Control
6 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.26%) Information Security
6 2 (4.26%) ITIL
6 2 (4.26%) Kanban
6 2 (4.26%) Migration
6 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (4.26%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) Java
2 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.13%) C
2 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.13%) Python
2 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (40.43%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (25.53%) CCNA
3 9 (19.15%) CCNP
4 7 (14.89%) Degree
5 6 (12.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.13%) CCIE
7 1 (2.13%) CCSA
7 1 (2.13%) CCSE
7 1 (2.13%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.64%) VMware NSX
3 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.38%) vSphere
4 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.13%) Docker
5 1 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Cacti
2 3 (6.38%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.26%) SCCM
4 1 (2.13%) Ansible
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 42 (89.36%) Cisco
2 12 (25.53%) CheckPoint
3 11 (23.40%) F5
4 9 (19.15%) Citrix
5 7 (14.89%) HP
6 6 (12.77%) VMware
7 5 (10.64%) Fortinet
7 5 (10.64%) SolarWinds
8 3 (6.38%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.26%) Brocade
9 2 (4.26%) Clearswift
9 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
9 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.13%) Adobe
10 1 (2.13%) EMC
10 1 (2.13%) Mitel
10 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto