Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 78 91
Rank change year-on-year -71 +13 +26
Contract jobs citing WAN 55 114 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.00% 2.42% 2.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.45% 21.15% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 62 72
Scotland median daily rate £303 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.57% -7.89% +38.18%
10th Percentile £163 £201 £187
90th Percentile £397 £425 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +13.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 7
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £37.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.33% +158.62% -
10th Percentile £12.30 £26.25 £13.40
90th Percentile £22.35 £49.88 £29.20
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -13.04% +15.00% +14.29%

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 582 539 912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.57% 11.45% 17.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 272 505
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £187 £140 £213
90th Percentile £519 £524 £448
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 42 51
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £31.93 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.67% -14.87% +130.77%
10th Percentile £10.75 £18.60 £13.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £46.50 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%

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 18 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Scotland over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

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 18 September 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 -18 21 £329 -6.07% 9
Edinburgh -40 15 £263 -25.00% 11
Renfrewshire -28 6 £255 -38.55%
Fife - 3 £175 - 2
South Lanarkshire - 2 £230 - 1
Scottish Borders - 2 £375 -
West Lothian +1 1 - - 2
Falkirk -3 1 - -
Aberdeen -10 1 - -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 47 (85.45%) LAN
2 32 (58.18%) Cisco
3 27 (49.09%) Firewall
4 19 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (32.73%) Security Cleared
6 16 (29.09%) CCNA
6 16 (29.09%) ITIL
7 15 (27.27%) CCNP
7 15 (27.27%) Internet
8 14 (25.45%) CheckPoint
8 14 (25.45%) Juniper
9 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
9 13 (23.64%) BGP
9 13 (23.64%) Telecoms
10 12 (21.82%) Migration
10 12 (21.82%) MPLS
10 12 (21.82%) OSPF
10 12 (21.82%) SC Cleared
11 11 (20.00%) McAfee
12 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
12 10 (18.18%) VPN
12 10 (18.18%) Windows
12 10 (18.18%) F5
13 9 (16.36%) EIGRP
14 8 (14.55%) DSL
14 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
14 8 (14.55%) DNS
14 8 (14.55%) Ethernet
14 8 (14.55%) ADSL
14 8 (14.55%) BPSS Clearance

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 1 (1.82%) Apache
1 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (1.82%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (9.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (85.45%) LAN
2 27 (49.09%) Firewall
3 15 (27.27%) Internet
4 13 (23.64%) BGP
4 13 (23.64%) TCP/IP
5 12 (21.82%) MPLS
5 12 (21.82%) OSPF
6 10 (18.18%) VPN
7 9 (16.36%) EIGRP
8 8 (14.55%) ADSL
8 8 (14.55%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (14.55%) DNS
8 8 (14.55%) DSL
8 8 (14.55%) Ethernet
9 7 (12.73%) ATM
9 7 (12.73%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (12.73%) RIP
9 7 (12.73%) xDSL
10 6 (10.91%) VLAN
11 5 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.82%) MySQL
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) JIRA
General
1 13 (23.64%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.82%) Banking
2 1 (1.82%) Games
2 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (50.91%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.36%) Support Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Network Support
4 6 (10.91%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) IT Support
6 4 (7.27%) Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) IT Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.45%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (5.45%) IT Security Manager
7 3 (5.45%) IT Security Project Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Security Manager
7 3 (5.45%) Security Project Manager
8 2 (3.64%) Platform Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) LDAP
1 2 (3.64%) Web Services
2 1 (1.82%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.45%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (5.45%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (3.64%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.64%) iPhone
3 2 (3.64%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.82%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.82%) iPad
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.18%) Windows
2 5 (9.09%) Windows 10
2 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.27%) Linux
3 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.27%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.45%) Android
4 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.64%) Unix
5 2 (3.64%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) ITIL
2 12 (21.82%) Migration
3 6 (10.91%) Incident Management
3 6 (10.91%) Network Management
3 6 (10.91%) Proactive Management
4 5 (9.09%) Change Management
4 5 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
4 5 (9.09%) Service Management
5 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.27%) Cryptography
5 4 (7.27%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (7.27%) Decision-Making
6 3 (5.45%) Data Loss Prevention
6 3 (5.45%) Escalation Management
6 3 (5.45%) Kanban
6 3 (5.45%) Network Design
6 3 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (5.45%) Time Management
6 3 (5.45%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
1 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.82%) C
2 1 (1.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (32.73%) Security Cleared
3 16 (29.09%) CCNA
4 15 (27.27%) CCNP
5 12 (21.82%) SC Cleared
6 8 (14.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (12.73%) BC Cleared
8 5 (9.09%) Degree
9 4 (7.27%) DV Cleared
10 2 (3.64%) CCIP
10 2 (3.64%) PMP
11 1 (1.82%) CCA
11 1 (1.82%) CCIE
11 1 (1.82%) CCSP
11 1 (1.82%) CISSP
11 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
11 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) QA
2 4 (7.27%) SLA
3 2 (3.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (3.64%) JSP 440
3 2 (3.64%) PMO
4 1 (1.82%) GDPR
4 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.82%) PMBOK
System Software
1 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.73%) vSphere
3 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.82%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.82%) NFS
5 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) SCCM
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (3.64%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.82%) DameWare
Vendors
1 32 (58.18%) Cisco
2 14 (25.45%) CheckPoint
2 14 (25.45%) Juniper
3 11 (20.00%) McAfee
4 10 (18.18%) F5
5 7 (12.73%) HP
6 6 (10.91%) Palo Alto
6 6 (10.91%) VMware
7 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
7 5 (9.09%) Red Hat
8 4 (7.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 4 (7.27%) Nortel
9 3 (5.45%) Brocade
9 3 (5.45%) Mitel
10 2 (3.64%) Ciena
10 2 (3.64%) Ericsson
10 2 (3.64%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.64%) Huawei
10 2 (3.64%) IBM
10 2 (3.64%) Remedy