Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 102 76
Rank change year-on-year -43 -26 +16
Contract jobs citing WAN 56 88 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.07% 1.76% 2.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.57% 15.15% 16.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 53 83
Scotland median daily rate £316 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% -6.67% +5.26%
10th Percentile £141 £175 £188
90th Percentile £446 £475 £480
UK median daily rate £398 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.00% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 3
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £44.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.30% +217.86% -15.15%
10th Percentile £13.80 £33.41 £13.30
90th Percentile £25.20 £49.13 £14.50
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £17.38 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.13% -13.13% +12.68%

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 530 581 703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.14% 11.65% 16.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 311 418
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £144 £150 £206
90th Percentile £525 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 23
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +16.28% +26.47%
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.32 £13.50
90th Percentile £36.05 £46.00 £51.60
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.73 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.81% -16.78% +7.48%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -28 18 £344 -1.79% 5
Glasgow -15 13 £313 +30.21% 6
Renfrewshire - 10 £313 -
South Lanarkshire - 6 £325 -
West Lothian +3 1 - -
Falkirk -1 1 - -
Aberdeen -9 1 £450 +12.50%
Highlands - 1 £185 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £425 -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £350 -
WAN
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 44 (78.57%) LAN
2 28 (50.00%) Cisco
3 22 (39.29%) Firewall
4 21 (37.50%) ITIL
5 18 (32.14%) Security Cleared
6 17 (30.36%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (28.57%) CheckPoint
7 16 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 15 (26.79%) CCNP
9 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
10 12 (21.43%) Juniper
10 12 (21.43%) CCNA
10 12 (21.43%) DNS
11 11 (19.64%) Windows
11 11 (19.64%) Active Directory
11 11 (19.64%) Telecoms
12 10 (17.86%) Migration
12 10 (17.86%) Internet
13 9 (16.07%) BGP
13 9 (16.07%) HP
13 9 (16.07%) SAN
13 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (14.29%) Office 365
14 8 (14.29%) F5
14 8 (14.29%) Data Centre
14 8 (14.29%) McAfee
14 8 (14.29%) OSPF
15 7 (12.50%) MPLS
15 7 (12.50%) Wireless
15 7 (12.50%) 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 5 (8.93%) Apache
2 3 (5.36%) IIS
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (5.36%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (78.57%) LAN
2 22 (39.29%) Firewall
3 16 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 12 (21.43%) DNS
5 10 (17.86%) Internet
6 9 (16.07%) BGP
6 9 (16.07%) SAN
7 8 (14.29%) OSPF
8 7 (12.50%) MPLS
8 7 (12.50%) Wireless
9 6 (10.71%) ADSL
9 6 (10.71%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (10.71%) DSL
9 6 (10.71%) Ethernet
9 6 (10.71%) VPN
10 5 (8.93%) ATM
10 5 (8.93%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (8.93%) EIGRP
10 5 (8.93%) iSCSI
10 5 (8.93%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 11 (19.64%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.93%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Games
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 6 (10.71%) Support Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) IT Support
4 4 (7.14%) Analyst
4 4 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Consultant
4 4 (7.14%) Network Support
4 4 (7.14%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Build Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Network Build Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) IT Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) Web Services
2 3 (5.36%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.93%) Smartphone
3 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.36%) iPhone
3 3 (5.36%) PMI
3 3 (5.36%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.79%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.64%) Windows
2 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (10.71%) Android
4 6 (10.71%) Linux
4 6 (10.71%) Unix
4 6 (10.71%) Windows 10
5 4 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.79%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.79%) Solaris
6 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (37.50%) ITIL
2 10 (17.86%) Migration
3 7 (12.50%) Decision-Making
3 7 (12.50%) Server Management
4 6 (10.71%) Network Management
4 6 (10.71%) Service Management
5 5 (8.93%) Asset Management
5 5 (8.93%) Change Management
5 5 (8.93%) Collaborative Working
5 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.93%) Incident Management
5 5 (8.93%) Network Load Balancing
5 5 (8.93%) Proactive Management
5 5 (8.93%) Unit Testing
6 4 (7.14%) ITSM
6 4 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (7.14%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 4 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (7.14%) Network Virtualisation
6 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.93%) Bash Shell
1 5 (8.93%) C-shell
1 5 (8.93%) Korn
1 5 (8.93%) Perl
1 5 (8.93%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (32.14%) Security Cleared
2 17 (30.36%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (26.79%) CCNP
4 13 (23.21%) SC Cleared
5 12 (21.43%) CCNA
6 7 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (8.93%) BC Cleared
7 5 (8.93%) Degree
8 3 (5.36%) DV Cleared
8 3 (5.36%) PMI Certification
9 2 (3.57%) CCIE
9 2 (3.57%) CCIP
10 1 (1.79%) CCA
10 1 (1.79%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
1 3 (5.36%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (19.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.50%) vSphere
3 5 (8.93%) Samba
4 2 (3.57%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.57%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.79%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.57%) Cacti
3 2 (3.57%) DameWare
Vendors
1 28 (50.00%) Cisco
2 16 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 12 (21.43%) Juniper
4 9 (16.07%) HP
5 8 (14.29%) F5
5 8 (14.29%) McAfee
6 7 (12.50%) Palo Alto
7 5 (8.93%) Centrify
7 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
8 4 (7.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 4 (7.14%) Nortel
8 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
9 3 (5.36%) Brocade
9 3 (5.36%) Citrix
9 3 (5.36%) Meraki
10 2 (3.57%) Acronis
10 2 (3.57%) Ciena
10 2 (3.57%) Ericsson
10 2 (3.57%) Huawei
10 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds