Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for WAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited WAN over the 6 months to 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Wide Area Network (WAN)
Scotland > Aberdeen
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 11 26
Rank change year-on-year +9 +15 +3
Contract jobs citing WAN 29 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 26.61% 12.16% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 58.00% 45.00% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Aberdeen median daily rate £369 - -
Scotland median daily rate £361 £375 £313
% change year-on-year -3.67% +20.00% +9.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 0
Aberdeen median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% - -
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £41.75 -
% change year-on-year -10.18% - -

WAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 50 20 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 45.87% 27.03% 24.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 20
Aberdeen median daily rate £355 £168 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +111.94% -27.17% +53.33%
10th Percentile £150 £112 £140
90th Percentile £455 £348 £353
Scotland median daily rate £360 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +2.86% +7.69% -1.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 8 3
Aberdeen median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +54.27% -
10th Percentile £25.65 £40.18 £27.05
90th Percentile £49.75 £50.00 £31.10
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -18.75% +37.13% +38.90%

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

Job postings citing WAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen.

Job vacancy trend for WAN in Aberdeen

WAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing WAN in Aberdeen.

Contractor daily rate trend for WAN in Aberdeen

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing WAN in Aberdeen.

Contractor hourly rate trend for WAN in Aberdeen

WAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Aberdeen

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing WAN in Aberdeen over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for WAN in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 29 (100.00%) LAN
1 29 (100.00%) Cisco
2 26 (89.66%) Juniper
3 25 (86.21%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (79.31%) Firewall
5 17 (58.62%) CCNP
5 17 (58.62%) ITIL
6 16 (55.17%) HP
6 16 (55.17%) F5
7 15 (51.72%) Riverbed
7 15 (51.72%) Aruba
7 15 (51.72%) CCDP
7 15 (51.72%) Wireless
7 15 (51.72%) BIG-IP
8 14 (48.28%) Telecoms
8 14 (48.28%) CCIP
9 13 (44.83%) Network Design
10 12 (41.38%) CCSE
10 12 (41.38%) JNCIA
10 12 (41.38%) JNCIE
10 12 (41.38%) Fortinet
10 12 (41.38%) ITSM
10 12 (41.38%) CCSA
10 12 (41.38%) CCIE
10 12 (41.38%) CheckPoint
10 12 (41.38%) Service Management
10 12 (41.38%) HP ASE
10 12 (41.38%) HP MASE
10 12 (41.38%) FortiGate
11 11 (37.93%) Computer Science Degree

WAN
Co-occurring 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 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 29 (100.00%) LAN
2 23 (79.31%) Firewall
3 15 (51.72%) BIG-IP
3 15 (51.72%) Wireless
4 11 (37.93%) VPN
5 4 (13.79%) TCP/IP
6 3 (10.34%) Network Security
7 2 (6.90%) BGP
7 2 (6.90%) MPLS
7 2 (6.90%) OSPF
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (3.45%) DWDM
8 1 (3.45%) IPv6
8 1 (3.45%) NetScreen
8 1 (3.45%) SAN
8 1 (3.45%) SDH
8 1 (3.45%) VoIP
8 1 (3.45%) VSAT
8 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.45%) xDSL
General
1 14 (48.28%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (65.52%) Network Engineer
2 11 (37.93%) Security Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Senior Security Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) LAN Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) LAN/WAN Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) WAN Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Juniper Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) TOGAF Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco Security Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Design Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Junior
7 1 (3.45%) Junior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Network Design Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Network Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Network Project Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Project Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.24%) CMDB
3 3 (10.34%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) ITIL
2 13 (44.83%) Network Design
3 12 (41.38%) ITSM
3 12 (41.38%) Service Management
4 10 (34.48%) Fault Management
5 6 (20.69%) QMS
6 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
6 5 (17.24%) Problem Management
6 5 (17.24%) Release Management
7 4 (13.79%) Change Management
7 4 (13.79%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (13.79%) Matrix Organization
7 4 (13.79%) Project Management
8 3 (10.34%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (10.34%) TOGAF
9 1 (3.45%) Migration
9 1 (3.45%) Network Management
9 1 (3.45%) Quality Management
9 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 25 (86.21%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (58.62%) CCNP
3 15 (51.72%) CCDP
4 14 (48.28%) CCIP
5 12 (41.38%) CCIE
5 12 (41.38%) CCSA
5 12 (41.38%) CCSE
5 12 (41.38%) HP ASE
5 12 (41.38%) HP MASE
5 12 (41.38%) JNCIA
5 12 (41.38%) JNCIE
6 11 (37.93%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (37.93%) Degree
7 8 (27.59%) CCSP
7 8 (27.59%) CISSP
8 2 (6.90%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
8 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
9 1 (3.45%) CCNA
Systems Management
1 12 (41.38%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) Cisco
2 26 (89.66%) Juniper
3 16 (55.17%) F5
3 16 (55.17%) HP
4 15 (51.72%) Aruba
4 15 (51.72%) Riverbed
5 12 (41.38%) CheckPoint
5 12 (41.38%) Fortinet