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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 56 84
Rank change year-on-year -14 +28  
Contract jobs citing WAN 37 77 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.11% 2.97% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.32% 20.26% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 44 29
Median daily rate £315 £356 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.57% -16.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +6.20% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Median hourly rate £45.50 £45.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +54.23%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £22.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -34.44% -13.46%  

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 202 380 356
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.50% 14.65% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 201 172
Median daily rate £360 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £30.40 £29.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +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 28 March 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
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 28 March 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
Renfrewshire +10 12 £325 -19.35%
Edinburgh +8 11 £150 -62.50% 5
Glasgow +1 8 £270 -28.60% 3
Aberdeen -1 6 £450 - 1
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 89 (87.25%) LAN
2 57 (55.88%) Cisco
3 40 (39.22%) Firewall
4 36 (35.29%) ITIL
5 34 (33.33%) Network Design
6 33 (32.35%) Windows
7 29 (28.43%) Wireless
8 28 (27.45%) Configuration Management
9 25 (24.51%) Microsoft
9 25 (24.51%) Security Cleared
9 25 (24.51%) Data Centre
10 23 (22.55%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (21.57%) TCP/IP
11 22 (21.57%) Finance
12 21 (20.59%) MS Excel
12 21 (20.59%) HP
13 20 (19.61%) Active Directory
14 19 (18.63%) SC Cleared
14 19 (18.63%) Degree
15 18 (17.65%) OSPF
16 17 (16.67%) BGP
16 17 (16.67%) CCNP
17 16 (15.69%) MS Visio
17 16 (15.69%) Project Management
17 16 (15.69%) Problem Management
17 16 (15.69%) Cisco IOS
18 15 (14.71%) CMDB
18 15 (14.71%) QMS
18 15 (14.71%) Release Management
18 15 (14.71%) ITSM

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 13 (12.75%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (7.84%) Skype for Business
3 4 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (3.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.98%) Apache
4 1 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 21 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 16 (15.69%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.82%) Office 365
2 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.94%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (87.25%) LAN
2 40 (39.22%) Firewall
3 29 (28.43%) Wireless
4 22 (21.57%) TCP/IP
5 18 (17.65%) OSPF
6 17 (16.67%) BGP
7 16 (15.69%) Cisco IOS
8 15 (14.71%) MPLS
9 11 (10.78%) Multicast
9 11 (10.78%) VLAN
10 10 (9.80%) BIG-IP
11 9 (8.82%) VPN
12 8 (7.84%) VoIP
13 7 (6.86%) PABX
13 7 (6.86%) Skype
14 6 (5.88%) Network Security
15 5 (4.90%) DNS
15 5 (4.90%) EIGRP
16 4 (3.92%) NetScreen
16 4 (3.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.75%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.98%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.98%) MySQL
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 22 (21.57%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Law
2 5 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.94%) Military
4 2 (1.96%) Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (47.06%) Network Engineer
2 22 (21.57%) Architect
3 14 (13.73%) Infrastructure Architect
4 13 (12.75%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (10.78%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 8 (7.84%) Analyst
6 8 (7.84%) Network Support
7 7 (6.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Build Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Security Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) LAN Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) LAN/WAN Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Technical Architect
9 5 (4.90%) WAN Engineer
10 4 (3.92%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.98%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.98%) JSON
1 1 (0.98%) LAMP
1 1 (0.98%) Web Services
1 1 (0.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (24.51%) Data Centre
2 15 (14.71%) CMDB
3 14 (13.73%) Private Cloud
4 6 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.92%) Replication
6 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.96%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.96%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.98%) CCTV
8 1 (0.98%) Clustering
8 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.98%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.98%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (32.35%) Windows
2 13 (12.75%) CatOS
3 11 (10.78%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.90%) Linux
5 3 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.96%) Solaris
6 2 (1.96%) Unix
7 1 (0.98%) AIX
7 1 (0.98%) CentOS
7 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (35.29%) ITIL
2 34 (33.33%) Network Design
3 28 (27.45%) Configuration Management
4 16 (15.69%) Problem Management
4 16 (15.69%) Project Management
5 15 (14.71%) ITSM
5 15 (14.71%) QMS
5 15 (14.71%) Release Management
5 15 (14.71%) Service Management
6 13 (12.75%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 12 (11.76%) Matrix Organization
8 11 (10.78%) Office Automation
9 10 (9.80%) Quality Management
10 8 (7.84%) Migration
11 7 (6.86%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (6.86%) Incident Management
12 6 (5.88%) Asset Management
12 6 (5.88%) Supplier Management
13 5 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (4.90%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.84%) C
2 3 (2.94%) SQL
3 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.98%) C-shell
3 1 (0.98%) Java
3 1 (0.98%) Korn
3 1 (0.98%) Perl
3 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (24.51%) Security Cleared
2 23 (22.55%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (18.63%) Degree
3 19 (18.63%) SC Cleared
4 17 (16.67%) CCNP
5 11 (10.78%) CCIE
6 9 (8.82%) CCSA
6 9 (8.82%) JNCIA
7 8 (7.84%) CCNA
8 7 (6.86%) CCDP
8 7 (6.86%) CCIP
8 7 (6.86%) CCSE
8 7 (6.86%) JNCIE
9 5 (4.90%) HP ASE
9 5 (4.90%) HP MASE
10 4 (3.92%) CISSP
10 4 (3.92%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.92%) MCSA
10 4 (3.92%) MCSE
10 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.86%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (19.61%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.90%) vSphere
4 3 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.96%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.96%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.98%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.98%) Samba
6 1 (0.98%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (7.84%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (3.92%) SCCM
3 2 (1.96%) SnapMirror
3 2 (1.96%) WSUS
4 1 (0.98%) SCOM
4 1 (0.98%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.98%) Simpana
4 1 (0.98%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.98%) WMI
Vendors
1 57 (55.88%) Cisco
2 25 (24.51%) Microsoft
3 21 (20.59%) HP
4 15 (14.71%) Juniper
5 14 (13.73%) F5
5 14 (13.73%) Riverbed
6 13 (12.75%) CheckPoint
7 10 (9.80%) Aruba
7 10 (9.80%) VMware
8 8 (7.84%) BT
8 8 (7.84%) Siemens
9 7 (6.86%) Fortinet
10 4 (3.92%) Mitel
10 4 (3.92%) NetApp
11 3 (2.94%) EMC
11 3 (2.94%) Oracle
11 3 (2.94%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.96%) Avaya
12 2 (1.96%) Blue Coat
12 2 (1.96%) Dell
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