Period
to 22 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 79 96
Rank change year-on-year -44 +17 +6
Contract jobs citing WAN 14 51 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.48% 1.90% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.76% 22.47% 13.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 28 20
Edinburgh median daily rate £288 £350 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.86% -2.10% +9.16%
10th Percentile £106 £207 £217
90th Percentile £414 £450 £481
Scotland median daily rate £263 £350 £375
% change year-on-year -25.00% -6.67% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -53.33% +158.62% -

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 243 227 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.27% 8.47% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 112 146
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £201 £210 £219
90th Percentile £556 £488 £480
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.50 £31.00 £11.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +162.93% -70.53%
10th Percentile £10.30 £30.50 £11.69
90th Percentile £32.50 £31.50 £11.90
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £31.85 £37.50
% change year-on-year -50.55% -15.07% +130.77%

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 September 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 September 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 14 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (50.00%) DNS
2 7 (50.00%) Cisco
3 6 (42.86%) Firewall
4 5 (35.71%) OSPF
4 5 (35.71%) BGP
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (28.57%) CCNP
5 4 (28.57%) CCNA
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications
6 3 (21.43%) Degree
6 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (21.43%) vSphere
6 3 (21.43%) Brocade
6 3 (21.43%) VoIP
6 3 (21.43%) DHCP
6 3 (21.43%) IPv6
7 2 (14.29%) IPv4
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (14.29%) SLA
7 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
7 2 (14.29%) Internet
7 2 (14.29%) LDAP

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 1 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (50.00%) DNS
3 6 (42.86%) Firewall
4 5 (35.71%) BGP
4 5 (35.71%) OSPF
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (21.43%) DHCP
6 3 (21.43%) IPv6
6 3 (21.43%) Unified Communications
6 3 (21.43%) VoIP
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
7 2 (14.29%) Internet
7 2 (14.29%) IPv4
7 2 (14.29%) SNMP
7 2 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 2 (14.29%) VLAN
7 2 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) VoIP Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architect
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Officer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) LDAP
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 2 (14.29%) Private Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.14%) EMC VNX
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) iPhone
2 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
1 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Change Management
2 1 (7.14%) Chat Support
2 1 (7.14%) DevOps
2 1 (7.14%) High Availability
2 1 (7.14%) Information Security
2 1 (7.14%) ITSM
2 1 (7.14%) Kanban
2 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
2 1 (7.14%) Network Design
2 1 (7.14%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CCNA
1 4 (28.57%) CCNP
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (21.43%) vSphere
3 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (7.14%) BitLocker
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) NFS
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
1 2 (14.29%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Brocade
4 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) Mitel
5 1 (7.14%) Adobe
5 1 (7.14%) Apple
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) F5
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat