Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 81 102
Rank change year-on-year -30 +21 0
Contract jobs citing WAN 28 25 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.94% 1.45% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.33% 11.57% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 15
Edinburgh median daily rate £300 £345 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% -1.43% +40.00%
10th Percentile £213 £139 £220
90th Percentile £473 £529 £425
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £380
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £45.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -64.29% +175.76% -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 271 216 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.09% 12.54% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 115 101
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £209 £198 £225
90th Percentile £588 £520 £488
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £363
% change year-on-year +10.29% -6.21% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £52.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.92% +103.92% -10.53%
10th Percentile £15.80 £14.28 £14.73
90th Percentile £17.41 £52.17 £37.55
Scotland median hourly rate £18.25 £21.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -13.10% -1.18% -29.17%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 28 (100.00%) LAN
2 20 (71.43%) Cisco
3 14 (50.00%) Firewall
4 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (32.14%) CCNA
5 9 (32.14%) VPN
6 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 8 (28.57%) ITIL
6 8 (28.57%) Wireless
6 8 (28.57%) MPLS
6 8 (28.57%) BGP
7 7 (25.00%) CCNP
7 7 (25.00%) VLAN
7 7 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
7 7 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (21.43%) DNS
8 6 (21.43%) HP
8 6 (21.43%) Project Management
8 6 (21.43%) VMware
9 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
9 5 (17.86%) Citrix
9 5 (17.86%) DHCP
9 5 (17.86%) Degree
10 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (14.29%) SolarWinds
10 4 (14.29%) SNMP
10 4 (14.29%) Windows
10 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
10 4 (14.29%) OSPF

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 (7.14%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.57%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 28 (100.00%) LAN
2 14 (50.00%) Firewall
3 9 (32.14%) VPN
4 8 (28.57%) BGP
4 8 (28.57%) MPLS
4 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 8 (28.57%) Wireless
5 7 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (25.00%) VLAN
6 6 (21.43%) DNS
7 5 (17.86%) DHCP
8 4 (14.29%) Internet
8 4 (14.29%) OSPF
8 4 (14.29%) SNMP
9 3 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (10.71%) Skype
9 3 (10.71%) SSH
9 3 (10.71%) VXLAN
10 2 (7.14%) EIGRP
10 2 (7.14%) Spanning Tree
General
1 3 (10.71%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (67.86%) Network Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 2 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Network Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Network Consultant
3 2 (7.14%) Network Support
3 2 (7.14%) Network Support Analyst
3 2 (7.14%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) LDAP
2 1 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.57%) Java EE
2 1 (3.57%) SOAP
2 1 (3.57%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) EMC VNX
3 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
3 2 (7.14%) Private Cloud
3 2 (7.14%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) NetWare
2 2 (7.14%) Unix
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Project Management
3 3 (10.71%) Change Management
3 3 (10.71%) ITIL V3
3 3 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) Application Packaging
4 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 2 (7.14%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.14%) Line Management
4 2 (7.14%) Network Design
4 2 (7.14%) Patch Management
4 2 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (32.14%) CCNA
3 7 (25.00%) CCNP
4 5 (17.86%) Degree
5 4 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (7.14%) CCENT
7 1 (3.57%) HP ASE
7 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.71%) VMware NSX
4 2 (7.14%) DFS Replication
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (7.14%) vSphere
4 2 (7.14%) XenApp
4 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.57%) Docker
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) AppDNA
1 2 (7.14%) FortiGate
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
1 2 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) Ansible
2 1 (3.57%) Nagios
2 1 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Cisco
2 6 (21.43%) HP
2 6 (21.43%) VMware
3 5 (17.86%) Citrix
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.29%) SolarWinds
5 3 (10.71%) Aruba
5 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
5 3 (10.71%) Palo Alto
6 2 (7.14%) Brocade
6 2 (7.14%) Google
6 2 (7.14%) IBM
6 2 (7.14%) Remedy
6 2 (7.14%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.57%) EMC
7 1 (3.57%) F5
7 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.57%) Mitel