The table below looks at the statistics for LAN 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 LAN over the 3 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 19 24 5
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing LAN 3 12 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 2.86% 5.19% 17.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.64% 32.43% 65.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 15
Average daily rate
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£125 £361 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.32% +50.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £344 £324
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +6.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
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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
22 37 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 20.95% 16.02% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 21
Average daily rate £310 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £171 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 14
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £40.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LAN across the Aberdeen region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LAN across the Aberdeen region.

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

LAN
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing LAN 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 LAN.

1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
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%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
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

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region citing LAN 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 LAN. 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%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) VSAT
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
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