The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Wireless skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Wireless over the 3 months to 29 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.

Wireless
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 117 117
Rank change year-on-year +31 0  
Contract jobs citing Wireless 20 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.14% 0.66% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.90% 4.50% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 0
Median daily rate £325 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £290
% change year-on-year -3.57% +20.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 £48.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +62.71%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £40.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year -31.55% +17.64%  

Wireless 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 202 378 348
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.48% 14.58% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 200 166
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 £128
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 12 12 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 £13.72 £16.00 £29.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Wireless as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Wireless in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Wireless in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Wireless in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Wireless in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireless in Scotland

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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 Wireless within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 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 - 8 £324 -
Edinburgh +20 5 £539 +65.76% 2
Aberdeen 0 4 £450 -
North Lanarkshire +2 1 £200 -40.74%
Glasgow +1 1 £290 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Wireless 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 Wireless.

1 44 (88.00%) Cisco
2 31 (62.00%) LAN
3 29 (58.00%) WAN
4 23 (46.00%) Network Design
5 21 (42.00%) HP
5 21 (42.00%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (42.00%) ITIL
6 20 (40.00%) Firewall
7 19 (38.00%) CCNP
8 15 (30.00%) OSPF
9 14 (28.00%) BGP
9 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
10 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
10 13 (26.00%) Cisco IOS
10 13 (26.00%) TCP/IP
10 13 (26.00%) Multicast
11 12 (24.00%) Riverbed
11 12 (24.00%) F5
11 12 (24.00%) MS Visio
11 12 (24.00%) CCIE
11 12 (24.00%) MPLS
11 12 (24.00%) Degree
11 12 (24.00%) Problem Management
11 12 (24.00%) QMS
12 11 (22.00%) Release Management
12 11 (22.00%) CMDB
12 11 (22.00%) Configuration Management
12 11 (22.00%) CheckPoint
12 11 (22.00%) Project Management
12 11 (22.00%) Finance

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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:

Applications
1 12 (24.00%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (62.00%) LAN
2 29 (58.00%) WAN
3 20 (40.00%) Firewall
4 15 (30.00%) OSPF
5 14 (28.00%) BGP
6 13 (26.00%) Cisco IOS
6 13 (26.00%) Multicast
6 13 (26.00%) TCP/IP
7 12 (24.00%) MPLS
8 10 (20.00%) BIG-IP
9 8 (16.00%) VPN
10 5 (10.00%) Network Security
10 5 (10.00%) VoIP
11 4 (8.00%) Cisco Wireless
11 4 (8.00%) VLAN
12 3 (6.00%) Cisco ISE
12 3 (6.00%) EIGRP
12 3 (6.00%) Internet
12 3 (6.00%) NetScaler
13 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Network Support
4 5 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Team Leader
5 4 (8.00%) Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Network Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Security Advisor
6 3 (6.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Network Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Network Security Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Network Team Leader
6 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Security Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) CMDB
2 8 (16.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.00%) CESG
3 3 (6.00%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.00%) Handset
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) CatOS
2 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.00%) Network Design
2 21 (42.00%) ITIL
3 12 (24.00%) Problem Management
3 12 (24.00%) QMS
4 11 (22.00%) Configuration Management
4 11 (22.00%) Project Management
4 11 (22.00%) Release Management
5 9 (18.00%) Quality Management
6 8 (16.00%) Service Management
7 7 (14.00%) ITSM
8 4 (8.00%) Mentoring
8 4 (8.00%) Protective Monitoring
9 3 (6.00%) Contract Management
9 3 (6.00%) Information Security
9 3 (6.00%) Line Management
9 3 (6.00%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (6.00%) Risk Management
9 3 (6.00%) Threat Modelling
10 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (4.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) C
2 1 (2.00%) C++
2 1 (2.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (2.00%) Embedded C++
2 1 (2.00%) Perl
2 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (42.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (38.00%) CCNP
3 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
4 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
5 12 (24.00%) CCIE
5 12 (24.00%) Degree
6 9 (18.00%) CCSA
6 9 (18.00%) JNCIA
7 8 (16.00%) CCNA
8 7 (14.00%) CCDP
8 7 (14.00%) CCIP
8 7 (14.00%) CCSE
8 7 (14.00%) JNCIE
9 5 (10.00%) HP ASE
9 5 (10.00%) HP MASE
10 2 (4.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (6.00%) ISO27005
3 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.00%) Firmware
2 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 44 (88.00%) Cisco
2 21 (42.00%) HP
3 12 (24.00%) F5
3 12 (24.00%) Riverbed
4 11 (22.00%) CheckPoint
5 10 (20.00%) Aruba
6 9 (18.00%) BT
6 9 (18.00%) Siemens
7 8 (16.00%) Juniper
8 7 (14.00%) Fortinet
9 3 (6.00%) SolarWinds
9 3 (6.00%) Tandberg
9 3 (6.00%) VMware
10 2 (4.00%) AlgoSec
10 2 (4.00%) Citrix
10 2 (4.00%) ScanSafe
10 2 (4.00%) Symantec
11 1 (2.00%) NetApp
11 1 (2.00%) Splunk
11 1 (2.00%) Verint