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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Rank - 10 16
Contract jobs citing WAN 0 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen - 11.22% 7.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 44.00% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 5
Average daily rate
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- £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -46.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -2.50%
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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
11 25 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 24.44% 25.51% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 21
Average daily rate £328 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £350 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £390 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £50.00 £21.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.09% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 26 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (33.33%) CCTV
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) VSAT
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Lync
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP

WAN
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) VSAT
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp