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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Scotland / Aberdeen
Rank 6 8 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing WAN 15 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 23.08% 5.88% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 60.00% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £383 £353 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.51% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £394 £340
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +15.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.50 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.06% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-7.50% -3.61%

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
25 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 38.46% 11.76% 19.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Median daily rate £375 £353 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £60 £353 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £353 £346
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 1
Median hourly rate £46.00 £43.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.97% -14.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

WAN Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing WAN across the Aberdeen region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

WAN Hourly Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

WAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 17 (100.00%) LAN
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 16 (94.12%) TCP/IP
3 13 (76.47%) Wireless
3 13 (76.47%) OSPF
3 13 (76.47%) Configuration Management
3 13 (76.47%) Project Management
3 13 (76.47%) ITIL
3 13 (76.47%) MS Visio
3 13 (76.47%) CMDB
3 13 (76.47%) Problem Management
3 13 (76.47%) Cisco IOS
3 13 (76.47%) Release Management
3 13 (76.47%) QMS
4 12 (70.59%) CatOS
4 12 (70.59%) BGP
4 12 (70.59%) MPLS
4 12 (70.59%) Finance
5 11 (64.71%) Multicast
5 11 (64.71%) Network Design
6 9 (52.94%) Quality Management
7 8 (47.06%) BT
7 8 (47.06%) Siemens
7 8 (47.06%) C
8 6 (35.29%) HP
9 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (29.41%) VPN
9 5 (29.41%) Firewall
10 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
10 4 (23.53%) Juniper

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 13 (76.47%) MS Visio
2 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) LAN
2 16 (94.12%) TCP/IP
3 13 (76.47%) Cisco IOS
3 13 (76.47%) OSPF
3 13 (76.47%) Wireless
4 12 (70.59%) BGP
4 12 (70.59%) MPLS
5 11 (64.71%) Multicast
6 5 (29.41%) Firewall
6 5 (29.41%) VPN
7 4 (23.53%) Network Security
8 3 (17.65%) NetScreen
9 2 (11.76%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (11.76%) VLAN
9 2 (11.76%) VoIP
9 2 (11.76%) WLAN
10 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (5.88%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (5.88%) HSRP
10 1 (5.88%) SSL
General
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (82.35%) Network Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Security Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Network Support
5 2 (11.76%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Project Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (76.47%) CMDB
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Configuration Management
1 13 (76.47%) ITIL
1 13 (76.47%) Problem Management
1 13 (76.47%) Project Management
1 13 (76.47%) QMS
1 13 (76.47%) Release Management
2 11 (64.71%) Network Design
3 9 (52.94%) Quality Management
4 3 (17.65%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (17.65%) Fault Management
5 2 (11.76%) Network Management
5 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) CCNP
2 3 (17.65%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) CCIE
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) CCSP
3 2 (11.76%) CISSP
4 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) BT
2 8 (47.06%) Siemens
3 6 (35.29%) HP
4 4 (23.53%) Juniper
5 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds