Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 April 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 66 71
Rank change year-on-year -49 +5 +30
Contract jobs citing WAN 82 99 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.64% 2.75% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.87% 19.49% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 67 80
Scotland median daily rate £325 £325 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% -0.95%
10th Percentile £213 £142 £180
90th Percentile £474 £445 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 12
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £55.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.62% +33.73% +38.33%
10th Percentile £11.63 £45.30 £14.40
90th Percentile £17.34 £65.70 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £17.38 £17.25 £21.34
% change year-on-year +0.72% -19.17% -3.00%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 591 508 860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.85% 14.10% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 280 425
Scotland median daily rate £345 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.83% -0.68% +7.35%
10th Percentile £200 £172 £213
90th Percentile £500 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £415 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 35
Scotland median hourly rate £15.50 £22.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.87% -39.33% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.32 £14.17
90th Percentile £26.60 £57.50 £46.90
UK median hourly rate £19.40 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.84% -12.00% +16.06%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Scotland

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Scotland

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for WAN in Scotland

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Scotland

WAN
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -17 26 £300 +36.36% 3
Aberdeen +4 21 £400 +2.56% 1
Renfrewshire -22 13 £260 -34.18%
Glasgow -38 13 £375 +21.95% 12
South Lanarkshire -5 3 £420 +36.59% 1
Highlands - 2 - -
West Lothian +4 1 £100 -60.00% 1
Fife +2 1 - -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 Scotland region with a requirement for WAN.

1 70 (85.37%) LAN
2 30 (36.59%) Cisco
3 27 (32.93%) ITIL
3 27 (32.93%) Active Directory
4 26 (31.71%) Windows
5 24 (29.27%) VMware
6 22 (26.83%) DNS
7 20 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (24.39%) Degree
8 19 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (23.17%) Windows 7
9 18 (21.95%) Skype for Business
10 17 (20.73%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (20.73%) Firewall
10 17 (20.73%) Microsoft
10 17 (20.73%) MS Exchange
10 17 (20.73%) Windows Server
11 16 (19.51%) Project Management
11 16 (19.51%) Telecoms
12 15 (18.29%) CCNP
12 15 (18.29%) CCNA
13 14 (17.07%) Internet
13 14 (17.07%) Wireless
13 14 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
14 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (15.85%) MPLS
14 13 (15.85%) Blackberry
14 13 (15.85%) HP
14 13 (15.85%) PMP

WAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 18 (21.95%) Skype for Business
2 17 (20.73%) MS Exchange
3 14 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.22%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (14.63%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (4.88%) Office 365
4 1 (1.22%) IaaS
4 1 (1.22%) PaaS
4 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (85.37%) LAN
2 22 (26.83%) DNS
3 17 (20.73%) Firewall
4 14 (17.07%) Internet
4 14 (17.07%) Wireless
5 13 (15.85%) MPLS
6 12 (14.63%) IP Telephony
7 10 (12.20%) VPN
8 9 (10.98%) DHCP
8 9 (10.98%) VLAN
9 8 (9.76%) BGP
9 8 (9.76%) VoIP
10 7 (8.54%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (7.32%) TCP/IP
12 4 (4.88%) IPsec
12 4 (4.88%) OSPF
12 4 (4.88%) Skype
12 4 (4.88%) SNMP
12 4 (4.88%) Unified Communications
13 3 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
General
1 16 (19.51%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.98%) Finance
3 2 (2.44%) Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (23.17%) Network Engineer
2 18 (21.95%) Project Manager
3 14 (17.07%) Messaging Engineer
4 10 (12.20%) Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Network Specialist
6 6 (7.32%) Senior Manager
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Project Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Architect
8 4 (4.88%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Desktop Support
8 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (4.88%) IT Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) IT Manager
8 4 (4.88%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (4.88%) IT Support
9 3 (3.66%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 3 (3.66%) IT Security Project Manager
9 3 (3.66%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) Blackberry
2 11 (13.41%) Enterprise Storage
3 10 (12.20%) Data Centre
4 8 (9.76%) Management Information System
5 5 (6.10%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.44%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.44%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (2.44%) IBM XIV
6 2 (2.44%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.44%) Replication
6 2 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.22%) PKI
7 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.22%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 26 (31.71%) Windows
2 19 (23.17%) Windows 7
2 19 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (20.73%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.66%) Linux
6 2 (2.44%) AIX
6 2 (2.44%) NetWare
6 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.44%) Solaris
6 2 (2.44%) SUSE
6 2 (2.44%) Unix
6 2 (2.44%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (32.93%) ITIL
2 16 (19.51%) Project Management
3 13 (15.85%) PRINCE2
4 11 (13.41%) Workflow
5 10 (12.20%) Change Management
6 6 (7.32%) ITIL V3
7 5 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.10%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.88%) Migration
9 3 (3.66%) Change Control
9 3 (3.66%) Cryptography
9 3 (3.66%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (3.66%) Data Loss Prevention
9 3 (3.66%) Kanban
9 3 (3.66%) Network Virtualisation
9 3 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (3.66%) Proactive Monitoring
9 3 (3.66%) Programme Management
9 3 (3.66%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (24.39%) Cisco Certification
1 20 (24.39%) Degree
2 15 (18.29%) CCNA
2 15 (18.29%) CCNP
3 14 (17.07%) Security Cleared
4 13 (15.85%) PMP
5 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
6 8 (9.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (8.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (6.10%) HND
9 3 (3.66%) DV Cleared
9 3 (3.66%) MCSA
9 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (2.44%) CCDP
10 2 (2.44%) CCENT
11 1 (1.22%) CCIE
11 1 (1.22%) CCIP
11 1 (1.22%) MCSE
11 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
11 1 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (4.88%) SLA
2 3 (3.66%) QA
3 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.22%) PMBOK
4 1 (1.22%) PMO
System Software
1 27 (32.93%) Active Directory
2 17 (20.73%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.10%) vSphere
5 4 (4.88%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.66%) XenApp
7 2 (2.44%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.44%) Firmware
7 2 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) SCCM
2 2 (2.44%) AppDNA
2 2 (2.44%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.44%) SCOM
3 1 (1.22%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (36.59%) Cisco
2 24 (29.27%) VMware
3 17 (20.73%) Microsoft
4 13 (15.85%) HP
5 6 (7.32%) Citrix
5 6 (7.32%) IBM
5 6 (7.32%) Palo Alto
6 5 (6.10%) SolarWinds
7 3 (3.66%) Aruba
7 3 (3.66%) Brocade
7 3 (3.66%) F5
7 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.44%) Google
8 2 (2.44%) Juniper
8 2 (2.44%) Remedy
8 2 (2.44%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.22%) Mitel
9 1 (1.22%) Nokia
9 1 (1.22%) Openreach
9 1 (1.22%) Tandberg