Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 67 83
Rank change year-on-year -80 +16 +40
Contract jobs citing WAN 64 112 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.15% 2.69% 2.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.05% 23.58% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 61 79
Scotland median daily rate £280 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -6.67% +11.44%
10th Percentile £164 £200 £180
90th Percentile £434 £445 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 10
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £37.50 £41.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% -10.18% -
10th Percentile £11.85 £26.25 £18.53
90th Percentile £17.85 £49.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £21.34
% change year-on-year -7.89% -10.97% -5.16%

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 637 475 922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.41% 11.40% 16.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 252 478
Scotland median daily rate £325 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £200 £164 £223
90th Percentile £510 £462 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 48
Scotland median hourly rate £15.38 £33.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.41% -17.50% +25.98%
10th Percentile £10.95 £15.02 £14.21
90th Percentile £32.48 £47.85 £44.95
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.66 £25.00
% change year-on-year +1.73% -21.36% +19.05%

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 17 July 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 17 July 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
Glasgow -24 18 £320 -10.86% 4
Edinburgh -47 17 £350 +55.56% 1
Renfrewshire -30 16 £260 -35.80% 2
South Lanarkshire - 3 £420 -
Fife - 3 £175 -
Aberdeen -9 2 £400 +8.47%
West Lothian +1 1 £100 -51.52%
Highlands - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 50 (78.13%) LAN
2 28 (43.75%) Cisco
3 25 (39.06%) Active Directory
4 24 (37.50%) VMware
4 24 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 23 (35.94%) Firewall
5 23 (35.94%) DNS
5 23 (35.94%) Windows
6 18 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (26.56%) Windows Server
8 16 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 16 (25.00%) ITIL
8 16 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 15 (23.44%) HP
9 15 (23.44%) Internet
9 15 (23.44%) Skype for Business
9 15 (23.44%) Windows 7
9 15 (23.44%) Exchange Server 2010
10 14 (21.88%) Blackberry
11 13 (20.31%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (18.75%) Change Management
12 12 (18.75%) Workflow
13 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
13 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
13 10 (15.63%) CCNP
13 10 (15.63%) F5
13 10 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (14.06%) VLAN
14 9 (14.06%) vSphere

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 16 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 15 (23.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (23.44%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.56%) Apache
3 1 (1.56%) IIS
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (6.25%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Office 365
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.56%) IaaS
3 1 (1.56%) PaaS
3 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (78.13%) LAN
2 23 (35.94%) DNS
2 23 (35.94%) Firewall
3 15 (23.44%) Internet
4 9 (14.06%) DHCP
4 9 (14.06%) MPLS
4 9 (14.06%) VLAN
5 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 8 (12.50%) VPN
6 6 (9.38%) BGP
6 6 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (9.38%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (9.38%) EIGRP
6 6 (9.38%) OSPF
7 5 (7.81%) ADSL
7 5 (7.81%) DSL
7 5 (7.81%) Ethernet
8 4 (6.25%) ATM
8 4 (6.25%) RIP
8 4 (6.25%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.56%) MySQL
General
1 10 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Legal
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (35.94%) Network Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) Messaging Engineer
3 8 (12.50%) Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Network Support
4 6 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) IT Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Consultant
6 4 (6.25%) Network Consultant
7 3 (4.69%) Administrator
7 3 (4.69%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) IT Manager
7 3 (4.69%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (4.69%) IT Security Manager
7 3 (4.69%) IT Security Project Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Security Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Security Project Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) Web Services
2 2 (3.13%) LDAP
3 1 (1.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.88%) Blackberry
2 9 (14.06%) Data Centre
3 8 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (3.13%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.56%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.56%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.56%) NHS
6 1 (1.56%) PKI
6 1 (1.56%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.94%) Windows
2 18 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (26.56%) Windows Server
4 15 (23.44%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.81%) Linux
6 3 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.69%) Unix
6 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.56%) NetWare
7 1 (1.56%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) ITIL
2 12 (18.75%) Change Management
2 12 (18.75%) Workflow
3 9 (14.06%) Migration
4 6 (9.38%) Cryptography
4 6 (9.38%) ITIL V3
5 5 (7.81%) Network Virtualisation
6 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.25%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (6.25%) Proactive Management
7 3 (4.69%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.69%) Data Loss Prevention
7 3 (4.69%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.69%) Kanban
7 3 (4.69%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (4.69%) Network Management
7 3 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.69%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.69%) Project Management
7 3 (4.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) Bash Shell
1 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.56%) PHP
2 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 16 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 13 (20.31%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (15.63%) CCNP
5 9 (14.06%) CCNA
6 5 (7.81%) Degree
6 5 (7.81%) DV Cleared
7 4 (6.25%) BC Cleared
7 4 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (4.69%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (4.69%) HND
8 3 (4.69%) PMP
9 1 (1.56%) CCDP
9 1 (1.56%) CCSP
9 1 (1.56%) CISSP
9 1 (1.56%) MCSA
9 1 (1.56%) MCSE
9 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) QA
1 5 (7.81%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) PMO
3 1 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.56%) GDPR
3 1 (1.56%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.56%) PMBOK
System Software
1 25 (39.06%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (14.06%) vSphere
5 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.56%) NFS
6 1 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.56%) XenApp
6 1 (1.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (43.75%) Cisco
2 24 (37.50%) VMware
3 15 (23.44%) HP
4 10 (15.63%) F5
4 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
5 9 (14.06%) Juniper
5 9 (14.06%) Palo Alto
6 8 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 7 (10.94%) McAfee
8 6 (9.38%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.69%) Aruba
9 3 (4.69%) IBM
10 2 (3.13%) Citrix
10 2 (3.13%) Remedy
11 1 (1.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 1 (1.56%) BT
11 1 (1.56%) Ericsson
11 1 (1.56%) Mitel
11 1 (1.56%) NetApp
11 1 (1.56%) Nortel