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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank 21 13 22
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing WAN 1 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 0.94% 8.07% 2.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.70% 47.37% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 15 0
Average daily rate
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- £360 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £20.09
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +7.01%
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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
27 38 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 25.47% 17.04% 18.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 8
Average daily rate £150 £361 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.39% +23.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £158 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £13.75 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -67.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) SCOM
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) Riverbed
3 1 (25.00%) Lync
3 1 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) WLAN
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
1 1 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
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