Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 73 105
Rank change year-on-year -14 +32 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 102 121 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.02% 2.80% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.89% 16.71% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 84 48
Scotland median daily rate £350 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +16.92% +12.07%
10th Percentile £175 £190 £160
90th Percentile £453 £480 £424
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 3
Scotland median hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +221.43% -15.15% -45.00%
10th Percentile £33.75 £13.33 £14.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £32.88 £37.85
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.90% +20.00% -12.50%

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 604 724 705
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.99% 16.78% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 434 311
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% +1.49% +3.08%
10th Percentile £150 £208 £169
90th Percentile £539 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 25 32
Scotland median hourly rate £28.13 £38.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.95% +123.19% -42.50%
10th Percentile £11.47 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.63 £51.20 £40.23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -7 47 £325 -10.96% 1
Aberdeen +11 35 £388 +3.33% 1
Glasgow -34 7 £300 +9.09% 2
West Lothian - 5 £213 -
Falkirk +2 3 £313 +25.00%
Inverclyde - 2 £325 -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 98 (96.08%) LAN
2 78 (76.47%) Cisco
3 65 (63.73%) Firewall
4 46 (45.10%) Wireless
5 43 (42.16%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (30.39%) Telecoms
7 29 (28.43%) VPN
8 28 (27.45%) TCP/IP
9 27 (26.47%) ITIL
10 26 (25.49%) CCNP
11 25 (24.51%) BGP
12 24 (23.53%) Degree
13 23 (22.55%) CheckPoint
14 20 (19.61%) Project Management
15 19 (18.63%) MPLS
15 19 (18.63%) CCNA
15 19 (18.63%) F5
16 17 (16.67%) Windows
17 16 (15.69%) HP
17 16 (15.69%) Juniper
18 15 (14.71%) Active Directory
19 14 (13.73%) FortiGate
20 13 (12.75%) Data Centre
20 13 (12.75%) Internet
20 13 (12.75%) PRINCE2
20 13 (12.75%) SNMP
21 12 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
21 12 (11.76%) SSH
21 12 (11.76%) Network Design
22 11 (10.78%) BIG-IP

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 3 (2.94%) JBoss
1 3 (2.94%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.96%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.96%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.80%) Cloud Computing
1 10 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.96%) SaaS
3 1 (0.98%) Office 365
3 1 (0.98%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 98 (96.08%) LAN
2 65 (63.73%) Firewall
3 46 (45.10%) Wireless
4 29 (28.43%) VPN
5 28 (27.45%) TCP/IP
6 25 (24.51%) BGP
7 19 (18.63%) MPLS
8 13 (12.75%) Internet
8 13 (12.75%) SNMP
9 12 (11.76%) SSH
10 11 (10.78%) BIG-IP
10 11 (10.78%) Network Security
10 11 (10.78%) OSPF
11 9 (8.82%) EIGRP
11 9 (8.82%) IP Telephony
11 9 (8.82%) VoIP
12 8 (7.84%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (7.84%) DNS
13 7 (6.86%) NetScaler
14 6 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
General
1 31 (30.39%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.78%) Finance
3 3 (2.94%) Banking
4 2 (1.96%) Back Office
5 1 (0.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (52.94%) Network Engineer
2 17 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 16 (15.69%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 12 (11.76%) Project Manager
5 10 (9.80%) Security Engineer
6 8 (7.84%) Network Specialist
7 6 (5.88%) Senior Security Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Firewall Engineer
8 5 (4.90%) Senior Manager
8 5 (4.90%) Senior Project Manager
9 4 (3.92%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.92%) Switch Engineer
10 3 (2.94%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (2.94%) Analyst
10 3 (2.94%) Architect
10 3 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.94%) Network Manager
10 3 (2.94%) Network Support
10 3 (2.94%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.94%) Java EE
2 3 (2.94%) SOAP
2 3 (2.94%) XML
2 3 (2.94%) XSLT
3 2 (1.96%) LAMP
3 2 (1.96%) Web Services
4 1 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.80%) Enterprise Storage
3 9 (8.82%) Computer Science
4 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 3 (2.94%) CMDB
5 3 (2.94%) PKI
5 3 (2.94%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.96%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.96%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.98%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.98%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.67%) Windows
2 11 (10.78%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.84%) Linux
4 5 (4.90%) Unix
5 4 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (3.92%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.96%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (26.47%) ITIL
2 20 (19.61%) Project Management
3 13 (12.75%) PRINCE2
4 12 (11.76%) Network Design
4 12 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (8.82%) Fault Management
6 7 (6.86%) Change Management
7 6 (5.88%) ITSM
7 6 (5.88%) Service Management
7 6 (5.88%) Time Management
8 5 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.90%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.90%) Information Security
9 4 (3.92%) Data Centre Operations
9 4 (3.92%) Load Balancing
9 4 (3.92%) Matrix Organization
9 4 (3.92%) Migration
9 4 (3.92%) TOGAF
10 3 (2.94%) Cybersecurity
10 3 (2.94%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.94%) Java
2 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
2 1 (0.98%) C
2 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.98%) Python
2 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (42.16%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (25.49%) CCNP
3 24 (23.53%) Degree
4 19 (18.63%) CCNA
5 10 (9.80%) Computer Science Degree
6 9 (8.82%) CISSP
6 9 (8.82%) PMP
7 8 (7.84%) CCIE
8 7 (6.86%) CCSA
8 7 (6.86%) CCSE
8 7 (6.86%) CCSP
9 6 (5.88%) CCDP
9 6 (5.88%) CCIP
9 6 (5.88%) HP ASE
9 6 (5.88%) HP MASE
9 6 (5.88%) JNCIA
9 6 (5.88%) JNCIE
9 6 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (2.94%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.96%) GDPR
2 2 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.96%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (4.90%) VMware NSX
3 4 (3.92%) Squid
4 3 (2.94%) UAG
4 3 (2.94%) vSphere
5 2 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.98%) Docker
6 1 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (13.73%) FortiGate
2 9 (8.82%) SCCM
3 4 (3.92%) Cacti
4 3 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.96%) WSUS
6 1 (0.98%) Ansible
6 1 (0.98%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.98%) Nagios
Vendors
1 78 (76.47%) Cisco
2 23 (22.55%) CheckPoint
3 19 (18.63%) F5
4 16 (15.69%) HP
4 16 (15.69%) Juniper
5 11 (10.78%) Fortinet
5 11 (10.78%) SolarWinds
6 9 (8.82%) Citrix
7 8 (7.84%) VMware
8 7 (6.86%) Aruba
8 7 (6.86%) Riverbed
9 5 (4.90%) Avaya
9 5 (4.90%) Microsoft
10 3 (2.94%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.94%) McAfee
11 2 (1.96%) Brocade
11 2 (1.96%) Clearswift
11 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.98%) Adobe
12 1 (0.98%) EMC