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 3 months to 23 June 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 95 104
Rank change year-on-year +50 +9  
Contract jobs citing WAN 75 60 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.46% 2.04% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.99% 10.64% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 13
Median daily rate £372 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.93% +36.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £268 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £446 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 4 0
Median hourly rate £35.50 £20.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.17% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +18.18% -4.34%  

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 242 564 317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.16% 19.20% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 285 134
Median daily rate £368 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.51% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 18
Median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £33.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +18.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Scotland over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +29 28 £225 -35.71% 3
Aberdeen +12 23 £424 - 2
Glasgow +14 12 £368 -8.00% 2
Renfrewshire +30 6 £415 +10.66%
Falkirk - 3 £320 - 1
West Lothian - 2 £300 -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for WAN.

1 100 (90.91%) LAN
2 73 (66.36%) Cisco
2 73 (66.36%) Firewall
3 48 (43.64%) Wireless
4 47 (42.73%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (32.73%) HP
6 35 (31.82%) Network Design
7 34 (30.91%) CCNP
8 33 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 33 (30.00%) F5
9 31 (28.18%) ITIL
9 31 (28.18%) CheckPoint
10 29 (26.36%) Juniper
11 25 (22.73%) Windows
11 25 (22.73%) Riverbed
12 23 (20.91%) BIG-IP
12 23 (20.91%) FortiGate
13 22 (20.00%) Aruba
13 22 (20.00%) CCDP
14 21 (19.09%) CCIP
14 21 (19.09%) CCIE
14 21 (19.09%) Telecoms
14 21 (19.09%) Fortinet
14 21 (19.09%) Degree
15 20 (18.18%) CCSE
15 20 (18.18%) CCSA
16 19 (17.27%) Service Management
16 19 (17.27%) ITSM
16 19 (17.27%) BGP
16 19 (17.27%) JNCIA

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 9 (8.18%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.64%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.91%) Apache
Applications
1 8 (7.27%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (3.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 100 (90.91%) LAN
2 73 (66.36%) Firewall
3 48 (43.64%) Wireless
4 33 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 23 (20.91%) BIG-IP
6 19 (17.27%) BGP
7 18 (16.36%) VPN
8 15 (13.64%) OSPF
9 14 (12.73%) MPLS
10 11 (10.00%) Internet
11 9 (8.18%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (7.27%) EIGRP
12 8 (7.27%) Network Security
12 8 (7.27%) VLAN
13 7 (6.36%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (5.45%) PABX
14 6 (5.45%) VoIP
15 4 (3.64%) Multicast
15 4 (3.64%) Skype
15 4 (3.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.64%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.91%) MySQL
General
1 21 (19.09%) Telecoms
2 14 (12.73%) Finance
3 4 (3.64%) Legal
4 2 (1.82%) Banking
4 2 (1.82%) Law
4 2 (1.82%) Military
Job Titles
1 65 (59.09%) Network Engineer
2 14 (12.73%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (10.91%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 11 (10.00%) Architect
5 9 (8.18%) Firewall Engineer
6 8 (7.27%) Security Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) Consultant
7 7 (6.36%) LAN Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) LAN/WAN Engineer
7 7 (6.36%) WAN Engineer
8 6 (5.45%) Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Security Analyst
10 4 (3.64%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.64%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.64%) Senior Network Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Senior Security Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.64%) Switch Engineer
10 4 (3.64%) Technical Architect
11 3 (2.73%) Office 365 Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.55%) Web Services
2 2 (1.82%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.82%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.36%) Computer Science
2 12 (10.91%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.27%) CMDB
4 7 (6.36%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (4.55%) Driving Licence
5 5 (4.55%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.64%) Replication
7 3 (2.73%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.91%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.91%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.91%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.73%) Windows
2 13 (11.82%) Linux
3 11 (10.00%) Unix
4 6 (5.45%) CatOS
4 6 (5.45%) Solaris
5 5 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.91%) AIX
6 1 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.91%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.91%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (31.82%) Network Design
2 31 (28.18%) ITIL
3 19 (17.27%) ITSM
3 19 (17.27%) Service Management
4 15 (13.64%) Configuration Management
5 11 (10.00%) Project Management
6 10 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (9.09%) QMS
7 9 (8.18%) Information Security
7 9 (8.18%) Problem Management
8 8 (7.27%) Release Management
9 7 (6.36%) Fault Management
9 7 (6.36%) Incident Management
9 7 (6.36%) Vulnerability Management
10 6 (5.45%) Migration
11 5 (4.55%) Quality Management
12 4 (3.64%) Change Management
12 4 (3.64%) Multi-Factor Authentication
12 4 (3.64%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 3 (2.73%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.27%) C
2 5 (4.55%) Java
3 4 (3.64%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.73%) Python
5 1 (0.91%) C-shell
5 1 (0.91%) Korn
5 1 (0.91%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (42.73%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (30.91%) CCNP
3 22 (20.00%) CCDP
4 21 (19.09%) CCIE
4 21 (19.09%) CCIP
4 21 (19.09%) Degree
5 20 (18.18%) CCSA
5 20 (18.18%) CCSE
6 19 (17.27%) JNCIA
6 19 (17.27%) JNCIE
6 19 (17.27%) Security Cleared
7 18 (16.36%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (15.45%) HP ASE
8 17 (15.45%) HP MASE
9 13 (11.82%) SC Cleared
10 11 (10.00%) CCNA
11 10 (9.09%) CISSP
12 5 (4.55%) CCSP
13 2 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.91%) (ISC)2 CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.73%) COBIT
2 3 (2.73%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.82%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.82%) Squid
3 2 (1.82%) vSphere
4 1 (0.91%) Samba
4 1 (0.91%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.91%) UAG
Systems Management
1 23 (20.91%) FortiGate
2 8 (7.27%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (3.64%) SCCM
4 2 (1.82%) Cacti
5 1 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.91%) SCOM
5 1 (0.91%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 73 (66.36%) Cisco
2 36 (32.73%) HP
3 33 (30.00%) F5
4 31 (28.18%) CheckPoint
5 29 (26.36%) Juniper
6 25 (22.73%) Riverbed
7 22 (20.00%) Aruba
8 21 (19.09%) Fortinet
9 13 (11.82%) Microsoft
10 11 (10.00%) McAfee
11 7 (6.36%) Intel
12 6 (5.45%) Oracle
13 5 (4.55%) BT
13 5 (4.55%) Siemens
13 5 (4.55%) SolarWinds
13 5 (4.55%) VMware
14 4 (3.64%) Mitel
15 2 (1.82%) Avaya
15 2 (1.82%) Blue Coat
15 2 (1.82%) Citrix
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