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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 5 17
Rank change year-on-year +1 +12  
Contract jobs citing WAN 4 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 11.76% 28.00% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.36% 87.50% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £473 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +8.96% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Median hourly rate £33.00 £45.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.47% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £21.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -27.85% -22.22%  

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 11 8 13
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 32.35% 32.00% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
Median daily rate £473 - £200
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 - £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 - £245
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £342
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Median hourly rate £33.00 £46.00 £29.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.26% +58.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

WAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Aberdeen citing WAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 19 (100.00%) LAN
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 17 (89.47%) TCP/IP
3 16 (84.21%) MS Visio
3 16 (84.21%) QMS
4 15 (78.95%) CMDB
4 15 (78.95%) Problem Management
4 15 (78.95%) Release Management
4 15 (78.95%) ITIL
4 15 (78.95%) Configuration Management
4 15 (78.95%) Project Management
5 14 (73.68%) MPLS
5 14 (73.68%) OSPF
5 14 (73.68%) BGP
5 14 (73.68%) Finance
6 13 (68.42%) Network Design
6 13 (68.42%) CatOS
6 13 (68.42%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (57.89%) Wireless
7 11 (57.89%) Multicast
8 10 (52.63%) Quality Management
9 8 (42.11%) Siemens
9 8 (42.11%) C
9 8 (42.11%) BT
10 7 (36.84%) HP
11 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (26.32%) Juniper
11 5 (26.32%) VPN
12 4 (21.05%) NetScreen
12 4 (21.05%) Firewall

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 16 (84.21%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 19 (100.00%) LAN
2 17 (89.47%) TCP/IP
3 14 (73.68%) BGP
3 14 (73.68%) MPLS
3 14 (73.68%) OSPF
4 13 (68.42%) Cisco IOS
5 11 (57.89%) Multicast
5 11 (57.89%) Wireless
6 5 (26.32%) VPN
7 4 (21.05%) Firewall
7 4 (21.05%) NetScreen
7 4 (21.05%) Network Security
8 1 (5.26%) DWDM
8 1 (5.26%) IPv6
8 1 (5.26%) SAN
8 1 (5.26%) SDH
8 1 (5.26%) VoIP
8 1 (5.26%) VSAT
8 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (5.26%) xDSL
General
1 14 (73.68%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Network Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Network Security Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Security Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Network Support
4 3 (15.79%) Project Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Network Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Network Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.26%) WAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 15 (78.95%) CMDB
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (84.21%) QMS
2 15 (78.95%) Configuration Management
2 15 (78.95%) ITIL
2 15 (78.95%) Problem Management
2 15 (78.95%) Project Management
2 15 (78.95%) Release Management
3 13 (68.42%) Network Design
4 10 (52.63%) Quality Management
5 4 (21.05%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (21.05%) Fault Management
6 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
7 1 (5.26%) Change Management
7 1 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.79%) CCSP
2 3 (15.79%) CISSP
3 2 (10.53%) CCNP
4 1 (5.26%) CCDP
4 1 (5.26%) CCNA
4 1 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Cisco
2 8 (42.11%) BT
2 8 (42.11%) Siemens
3 7 (36.84%) HP
4 5 (26.32%) Juniper