The first table below looks at the demand for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Aberdeen region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 17 14 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Contract jobs citing WAN 5 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 4.27% 7.28% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 26.32% 34.88% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate £300 £365 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.80% +2.02%
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
19 43 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 16.24% 20.87% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 16
Average daily rate £300 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 £32.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
WAN
Scotland

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

WAN Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

WAN
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing WAN across the Aberdeen region.

WAN Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

WAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing WAN across the Aberdeen region.

WAN Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN.

1 14 (87.50%) LAN
2 12 (75.00%) Cisco
3 11 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (62.50%) VoIP
4 10 (62.50%) Wireless
5 8 (50.00%) H.323
5 8 (50.00%) BGP
5 8 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 8 (50.00%) MGCP
5 8 (50.00%) VPN
5 8 (50.00%) CCIE
5 8 (50.00%) IP Telephony
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (25.00%) Finance
6 4 (25.00%) Windows
7 3 (18.75%) DNS
7 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
7 3 (18.75%) Firewall
7 3 (18.75%) Riverbed
8 2 (12.50%) Change Control
8 2 (12.50%) Remedy
8 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 2 (12.50%) CISSP
8 2 (12.50%) Juniper
8 2 (12.50%) CCSP
8 2 (12.50%) ITIL
8 2 (12.50%) WLAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing WAN also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited WAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (6.25%) SAP CCM
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) LAN
2 10 (62.50%) VoIP
2 10 (62.50%) Wireless
3 8 (50.00%) H.323
3 8 (50.00%) BGP
3 8 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 8 (50.00%) MGCP
3 8 (50.00%) VPN
3 8 (50.00%) IP Telephony
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (18.75%) DNS
4 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 3 (18.75%) Firewall
5 2 (12.50%) WLAN
5 2 (12.50%) DHCP
General
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Network Engineer
2 8 (50.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Server Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Change Control
1 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Change Management
2 1 (6.25%) Project Management
2 1 (6.25%) Workflow
2 1 (6.25%) Network Design
2 1 (6.25%) Time Management
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
2 1 (6.25%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) VBScript
1 1 (6.25%) VB
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (50.00%) CCIE
3 2 (12.50%) CISSP
3 2 (12.50%) CCSP
4 1 (6.25%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) CCNA
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) Riverbed
3 2 (12.50%) Remedy
3 2 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) Sun
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) VMware
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago