Period
to 19 February 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 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 68 82
Rank change year-on-year -52 +14 +20
Contract jobs citing WAN 66 106 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.35% 2.89% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.04% 16.64% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 72 64
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £177 £156 £186
90th Percentile £474 £472 £439
UK median daily rate £383 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -4.38% +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 3
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £45.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.29% +175.76% -45.00%
10th Percentile £15.40 £13.38 £14.55
90th Percentile £17.38 £65.50 £37.85
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -10.81% -7.50% -0.62%

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 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 548 637 725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.23% 17.37% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 372 339
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -6.21% +7.41%
10th Percentile £150 £198 £189
90th Percentile £538 £458 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 20
Scotland median hourly rate £18.25 £21.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.10% -1.18% -29.17%
10th Percentile £11.96 £11.32 £12.35
90th Percentile £35.94 £57.50 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.55% -4.44% +12.50%

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 February 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 February 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 -30 28 £300 -13.04% 8
Aberdeen +6 21 £400 +4.58%
Glasgow -20 10 £344 +38.05% 5
Highlands -3 2 - - 1
West Lothian +3 1 £225 -10.00% 1
South Lanarkshire -7 1 £365 +18.70%
WAN
UK

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 Scotland region with a requirement for WAN.

1 62 (93.94%) LAN
2 31 (46.97%) Cisco
3 25 (37.88%) ITIL
4 22 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (27.27%) Degree
6 16 (24.24%) Firewall
6 16 (24.24%) CCNP
6 16 (24.24%) CCNA
7 15 (22.73%) Wireless
7 15 (22.73%) Telecoms
8 14 (21.21%) Project Management
9 13 (19.70%) Active Directory
9 13 (19.70%) PRINCE2
9 13 (19.70%) Windows
10 12 (18.18%) IP Telephony
10 12 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
11 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 11 (16.67%) PMP
12 10 (15.15%) VPN
12 10 (15.15%) VMware
13 9 (13.64%) HP
13 9 (13.64%) BGP
13 9 (13.64%) MPLS
13 9 (13.64%) VLAN
14 8 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (12.12%) Data Centre
14 8 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Certification

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 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
1 4 (6.06%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.52%) JBoss
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.03%) Office 365
3 1 (1.52%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 62 (93.94%) LAN
2 16 (24.24%) Firewall
3 15 (22.73%) Wireless
4 12 (18.18%) IP Telephony
5 10 (15.15%) VPN
6 9 (13.64%) BGP
6 9 (13.64%) MPLS
6 9 (13.64%) VLAN
7 8 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (12.12%) DNS
7 8 (12.12%) Internet
7 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
7 8 (12.12%) VoIP
8 7 (10.61%) DHCP
9 5 (7.58%) OSPF
9 5 (7.58%) Skype
10 4 (6.06%) SAN
10 4 (6.06%) SNMP
11 3 (4.55%) IPsec
11 3 (4.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
General
1 15 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 8 (12.12%) Finance
3 3 (4.55%) Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 15 (22.73%) Project Manager
3 8 (12.12%) Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Network Specialist
5 6 (9.09%) Senior Manager
5 6 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Project Manager
7 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (4.55%) Network Manager
9 2 (3.03%) Architect
9 2 (3.03%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) IT Support Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Network Support
9 2 (3.03%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) LDAP
2 1 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.52%) Java EE
2 1 (1.52%) SOAP
2 1 (1.52%) XML
2 1 (1.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 8 (12.12%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.55%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.03%) IBM XIV
4 2 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.03%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) Replication
4 2 (3.03%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) PKI
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.70%) Windows
2 7 (10.61%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.06%) Linux
3 4 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (4.55%) Windows 8
4 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.03%) AIX
5 2 (3.03%) NetWare
5 2 (3.03%) Solaris
5 2 (3.03%) SUSE
5 2 (3.03%) Unix
5 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (37.88%) ITIL
2 14 (21.21%) Project Management
3 13 (19.70%) PRINCE2
4 5 (7.58%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.06%) ITIL V3
5 4 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.06%) Supplier Management
6 3 (4.55%) Change Control
6 3 (4.55%) Change Management
6 3 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.03%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.03%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.03%) Data Centre Operations
7 2 (3.03%) DevOps
7 2 (3.03%) Line Management
7 2 (3.03%) Network Design
7 2 (3.03%) Patch Management
7 2 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
1 2 (3.03%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (27.27%) Degree
3 16 (24.24%) CCNA
3 16 (24.24%) CCNP
4 11 (16.67%) PMP
5 8 (12.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 6 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (4.55%) HND
8 2 (3.03%) CCENT
8 2 (3.03%) MCSA
8 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.52%) CCDP
9 1 (1.52%) CCIE
9 1 (1.52%) CCIP
9 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.52%) HP ASE
9 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (19.70%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.06%) XenDesktop
4 3 (4.55%) VMware NSX
4 3 (4.55%) vSphere
5 2 (3.03%) DFS Replication
5 2 (3.03%) Firmware
5 2 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.03%) XenApp
6 1 (1.52%) Docker
6 1 (1.52%) Squid
6 1 (1.52%) UAG
6 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) SCCM
2 3 (4.55%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.03%) AppDNA
3 2 (3.03%) SCOM
4 1 (1.52%) Ansible
4 1 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.52%) Nagios
4 1 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 31 (46.97%) Cisco
2 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.15%) VMware
4 9 (13.64%) HP
5 7 (10.61%) Citrix
5 7 (10.61%) SolarWinds
6 4 (6.06%) Brocade
6 4 (6.06%) CheckPoint
6 4 (6.06%) IBM
6 4 (6.06%) Palo Alto
7 3 (4.55%) Aruba
8 2 (3.03%) F5
8 2 (3.03%) Google
8 2 (3.03%) Remedy
8 2 (3.03%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.52%) Avaya
9 1 (1.52%) EMC
9 1 (1.52%) McAfee
9 1 (1.52%) Nokia
9 1 (1.52%) Red Hat