Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 88 84
Rank change year-on-year -32 -4 +23
Contract jobs citing WAN 19 47 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.65% 1.62% 2.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.36% 17.60% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 27
Edinburgh median daily rate £375 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -10.96% +46.00%
10th Percentile £118 £206 £197
90th Percentile £475 £428 £518
Scotland median daily rate £313 £325 £375
% change year-on-year -3.85% -13.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £44.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -57.30% +217.86% -15.15%

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 258 267 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.88% 9.18% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 140 148
Edinburgh median daily rate £438 £364 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.27% -3.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £210 £204
90th Percentile £565 £550 £491
Scotland median daily rate £375 £361 £340
% change year-on-year +3.81% +6.25% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.86 £31.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.84% -7.46% +34.00%
10th Percentile £12.62 £30.50 £12.53
90th Percentile £25.20 £31.50 £52.12
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £28.13 £30.00
% change year-on-year -37.78% -6.25% +76.47%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 16 (84.21%) LAN
2 14 (73.68%) Cisco
3 8 (42.11%) Firewall
3 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
4 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (36.84%) DNS
4 7 (36.84%) CCNP
5 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
5 5 (26.32%) OSPF
5 5 (26.32%) BGP
6 4 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 4 (21.05%) CCNA
6 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (21.05%) SAN
6 4 (21.05%) Windows
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (15.79%) vSphere
7 3 (15.79%) Unified Communications
7 3 (15.79%) Brocade
7 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (15.79%) Meraki
7 3 (15.79%) Palo Alto
7 3 (15.79%) Cisco Wireless

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) LAN
2 8 (42.11%) Firewall
3 7 (36.84%) DNS
4 5 (26.32%) BGP
4 5 (26.32%) OSPF
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (21.05%) SAN
5 4 (21.05%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (15.79%) DHCP
6 3 (15.79%) IPv6
6 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
6 3 (15.79%) Unified Communications
6 3 (15.79%) VoIP
6 3 (15.79%) Wireless
7 2 (10.53%) SNMP
7 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
7 2 (10.53%) VXLAN
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Network Consultant
3 2 (10.53%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Data Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Data Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Middleware
2 2 (10.53%) LDAP
2 2 (10.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (15.79%) PMI
3 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
4 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.26%) EMC VNX
4 1 (5.26%) iPad
4 1 (5.26%) iPhone
4 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Collaborative Working
2 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (15.79%) Network Virtualisation
2 3 (15.79%) PRINCE2
3 2 (10.53%) Change Management
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.53%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Runbook
3 2 (10.53%) Tech Ops
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.26%) High Availability
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security
4 1 (5.26%) Kanban
4 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.26%) Network Management
4 1 (5.26%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CCNP
1 7 (36.84%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCNA
2 4 (21.05%) Degree
3 3 (15.79%) PMI Certification
4 1 (5.26%) CCIE
4 1 (5.26%) CCIE Routing and Switching
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) vSphere
3 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.26%) BitLocker
4 1 (5.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Cacti
1 2 (10.53%) vCenter Server
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Cisco
2 5 (26.32%) CheckPoint
3 3 (15.79%) Brocade
3 3 (15.79%) Citrix
3 3 (15.79%) Meraki
3 3 (15.79%) Palo Alto
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
4 2 (10.53%) Mitel
4 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.26%) Adobe
5 1 (5.26%) Apple
5 1 (5.26%) F5
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat