The table below looks at the statistics for WAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited WAN over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 10 8 17
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 11.11% 4.88% 2.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 38.89% 20.00% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £375 £353 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +182.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £20.63
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -20.00%
WAN
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Aberdeen region.

Communications & Networking Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
18 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 28.57% 24.39% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
Median daily rate £318 £353 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.92% +13.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £270 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £341
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £40.25 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.39% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

WAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Aberdeen region citing WAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing WAN 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 Aberdeen region with a requirement for WAN.

1 7 (100.00%) LAN
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) VPN
4 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (57.14%) Juniper
4 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
4 4 (57.14%) ITIL
4 4 (57.14%) Wireless
4 4 (57.14%) MS Visio
4 4 (57.14%) Project Management
4 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 4 (57.14%) CMDB
4 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
4 4 (57.14%) Release Management
4 4 (57.14%) Network Security
4 4 (57.14%) QMS
5 3 (42.86%) Fault Management
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (42.86%) NetScreen
5 3 (42.86%) OSPF
6 2 (28.57%) BGP
6 2 (28.57%) MPLS
6 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 2 (28.57%) VoIP
6 2 (28.57%) WLAN
6 2 (28.57%) CCIE
6 2 (28.57%) CCSP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen 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 4 (57.14%) MS Visio
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) LAN
2 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
3 5 (71.43%) Firewall
3 5 (71.43%) VPN
4 4 (57.14%) Network Security
4 4 (57.14%) Wireless
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (42.86%) NetScreen
5 3 (42.86%) OSPF
6 2 (28.57%) BGP
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (28.57%) MPLS
6 2 (28.57%) Multicast
6 2 (28.57%) VLAN
6 2 (28.57%) VoIP
6 2 (28.57%) WLAN
7 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
7 1 (14.29%) IGMP
7 1 (14.29%) SSL
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Security Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Network Support
3 2 (28.57%) Project Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Implementation Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) QMS
1 4 (57.14%) Release Management
2 3 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (42.86%) Fault Management
3 2 (28.57%) Network Design
3 2 (28.57%) Network Management
3 2 (28.57%) Quality Management
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCIE
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) CCSP
2 2 (28.57%) CISSP
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Juniper
3 2 (28.57%) SolarWinds