Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 134 169
Rank change year-on-year +2 +35 -2
Contract jobs citing Wireless 57 50 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.15% 1.15% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.55% 6.93% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 27 13
Scotland median daily rate £325 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% - +9.89%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £176
90th Percentile £400 £450 £416
UK median daily rate £350 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 2
Scotland median hourly rate £28.13 £11.79 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +138.55% -71.07% +35.83%
10th Percentile £24.70 £11.69 £37.38
90th Percentile £46.85 £11.90 £42.73
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £36.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% +22.50% +50.00%

Wireless 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 597 721 696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.07% 16.61% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 432 307
Scotland median daily rate £355 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.41% +3.03% +0.76%
10th Percentile £149 £210 £167
90th Percentile £538 £450 £459
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 32
Scotland median hourly rate £28.13 £30.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +73.91% -42.50%
10th Percentile £11.53 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.18 £47.90 £40.23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%

Wireless
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing Wireless as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Wireless in Scotland

Wireless
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

Wireless
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Wireless in Scotland

Wireless
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

Wireless
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Wireless in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Wireless in Scotland

Wireless
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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 0 34 £325 +1.96% 1
Aberdeen +4 12 £373 -
North Lanarkshire +1 4 - -
Glasgow -18 2 £180 -31.43%
Inverclyde - 2 £325 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £310 -
Wireless
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 50 (87.72%) Cisco
2 49 (85.96%) LAN
3 44 (77.19%) WAN
4 41 (71.93%) Firewall
5 27 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (38.60%) TCP/IP
7 21 (36.84%) BGP
8 19 (33.33%) VPN
8 19 (33.33%) HP
9 18 (31.58%) CCNA
9 18 (31.58%) MPLS
10 17 (29.82%) F5
11 16 (28.07%) Telecoms
12 14 (24.56%) Data Centre
13 13 (22.81%) Degree
13 13 (22.81%) CCNP
13 13 (22.81%) SNMP
14 12 (21.05%) CheckPoint
14 12 (21.05%) Project Management
14 12 (21.05%) SSH
14 12 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
15 11 (19.30%) Network Design
15 11 (19.30%) Juniper
15 11 (19.30%) ITIL
16 10 (17.54%) Windows
16 10 (17.54%) Internet
16 10 (17.54%) Computer Science
16 10 (17.54%) Computer Science Degree
17 9 (15.79%) Aruba
17 9 (15.79%) Network Security

Wireless
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 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Office 365
2 4 (7.02%) SaaS
3 2 (3.51%) IaaS
3 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (85.96%) LAN
2 44 (77.19%) WAN
3 41 (71.93%) Firewall
4 22 (38.60%) TCP/IP
5 21 (36.84%) BGP
6 19 (33.33%) VPN
7 18 (31.58%) MPLS
8 13 (22.81%) SNMP
9 12 (21.05%) SSH
10 10 (17.54%) Internet
11 9 (15.79%) Network Security
12 8 (14.04%) BIG-IP
12 8 (14.04%) OSPF
13 6 (10.53%) IPsec
14 5 (8.77%) 802.11
14 5 (8.77%) Cisco Wireless
14 5 (8.77%) EIGRP
14 5 (8.77%) HSRP
15 4 (7.02%) NetScaler
15 4 (7.02%) SAN
General
1 16 (28.07%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.28%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (73.68%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
3 5 (8.77%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Network Specialist
4 4 (7.02%) Network Support
4 4 (7.02%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.26%) Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Security Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Switch Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco Support
6 2 (3.51%) Information Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Information Security Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Risk Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.51%) LAMP
3 1 (1.75%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Data Centre
2 10 (17.54%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.75%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.54%) Windows
2 5 (8.77%) Unix
3 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.51%) Linux
4 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.05%) Network Monitoring
1 12 (21.05%) Project Management
2 11 (19.30%) ITIL
2 11 (19.30%) Network Design
3 7 (12.28%) ITSM
3 7 (12.28%) Service Management
4 5 (8.77%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (7.02%) Change Management
5 4 (7.02%) Data Centre Operations
5 4 (7.02%) Database Tuning
5 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.26%) Biometrics
6 3 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (5.26%) Data Security
6 3 (5.26%) Database Security
6 3 (5.26%) Information Security
6 3 (5.26%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (3.51%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.51%) ISMS
7 2 (3.51%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (31.58%) CCNA
3 13 (22.81%) CCNP
3 13 (22.81%) Degree
4 10 (17.54%) Computer Science Degree
5 8 (14.04%) CCIE
5 8 (14.04%) CCSA
5 8 (14.04%) CCSE
6 7 (12.28%) CCDP
6 7 (12.28%) CCIP
6 7 (12.28%) HP ASE
6 7 (12.28%) HP MASE
6 7 (12.28%) JNCIA
6 7 (12.28%) JNCIE
7 3 (5.26%) ACSA
7 3 (5.26%) MCSE
7 3 (5.26%) MCTS
7 3 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (5.26%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) SLA
2 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.51%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (3.51%) GDPR
3 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
1 5 (8.77%) Hyper-V
1 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.26%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) SCCM
2 8 (14.04%) FortiGate
3 4 (7.02%) Backup Exec
3 4 (7.02%) Cacti
3 4 (7.02%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.51%) WSUS
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.75%) Nagios
5 1 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (87.72%) Cisco
2 19 (33.33%) HP
3 17 (29.82%) F5
4 12 (21.05%) CheckPoint
5 11 (19.30%) Juniper
6 9 (15.79%) Aruba
6 9 (15.79%) Citrix
7 8 (14.04%) Riverbed
8 7 (12.28%) Fortinet
8 7 (12.28%) SolarWinds
9 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
9 6 (10.53%) VMware
10 4 (7.02%) Apple
10 4 (7.02%) Dell
10 4 (7.02%) Google
10 4 (7.02%) Sophos
10 4 (7.02%) Symantec
10 4 (7.02%) Veeam
10 4 (7.02%) Veritas
11 3 (5.26%) Meru Networks