The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank - 22 16
Contract jobs citing WAN 0 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen - 1.59% 6.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 4.88% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 10
Average daily rate
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- £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+24.28% -5.40%
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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
14 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 33.33% 32.54% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 21
Average daily rate £180 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £110 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £418 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £29.17 £38.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.23% +6.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 5 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Network Designer
1 1 (100.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless Architect
1 1 (100.00%) Designer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Network Design
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco