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 26 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 9 8 17
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs citing LAN 4 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 8.70% 12.37% 6.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 36.36% 48.00% 22.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 6
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£113 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-67.85% +6.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £353 £313
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +12.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 £21.00 £39.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.09% -46.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £19.75 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+14.88% +21.53%
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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 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 23.91% 25.77% 31.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 21
Average daily rate £328 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £350 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £390 £366
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 £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (42.86%) Network Design
1 3 (42.86%) F5
1 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Remedy
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
1 3 (42.86%) CMDB
1 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (42.86%) Release Management
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Clustering
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) CCTV
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (14.29%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (14.29%) VoIP
2 1 (14.29%) VSAT
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Support Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Support Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Support
2 3 (42.86%) Implementation Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Implementation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) CMDB
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
1 3 (42.86%) Network Design
1 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
1 3 (42.86%) Release Management
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Remedy
1 3 (42.86%) F5
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) EMC
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp