The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 56 56 78
Rank change year-on-year
0 +22
Contract jobs citing LAN 13 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.48% 1.39% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.00% 12.35% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
Average daily rate
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£380 £388 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +142.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £161 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £434 £232
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.37%
LAN
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Glasgow region.

Communications & Networking Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
65 81 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 7.42% 11.25% 7.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 47 33
Average daily rate £330 £375 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £159 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +27.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 23 (88.46%) WAN
2 14 (53.85%) Firewall
3 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 11 (42.31%) VPN
5 10 (38.46%) Cisco
6 9 (34.62%) Network Security
7 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
8 7 (26.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (26.92%) Security Architecture
8 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
9 6 (23.08%) Network Management
9 6 (23.08%) F5
9 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
9 6 (23.08%) CCNP
9 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (23.08%) Network Design
10 5 (19.23%) TOGAF
10 5 (19.23%) SIEM
10 5 (19.23%) Varonis
11 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
11 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
11 4 (15.38%) CCIE
11 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
11 4 (15.38%) WLAN
11 4 (15.38%) MS Office
12 3 (11.54%) Windows
12 3 (11.54%) Juniper
12 3 (11.54%) Network Load Balancing
12 3 (11.54%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (11.54%) Network Architecture

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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.

Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 23 (88.46%) WAN
2 14 (53.85%) Firewall
3 11 (42.31%) VPN
4 9 (34.62%) Network Security
5 4 (15.38%) WLAN
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (7.69%) Internet
8 1 (3.85%) DNS
8 1 (3.85%) DHCP
8 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
8 1 (3.85%) Intranet
8 1 (3.85%) SAN
8 1 (3.85%) Wireless
8 1 (3.85%) IPsec
8 1 (3.85%) Junos
8 1 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Security Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Security Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Designer
4 3 (11.54%) Designer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Design Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Network Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Security Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
1 1 (3.85%) Cryptography
1 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
1 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Security Architecture
1 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
2 6 (23.08%) Network Management
2 6 (23.08%) Network Design
3 5 (19.23%) TOGAF
3 5 (19.23%) SIEM
4 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 3 (11.54%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (11.54%) Network Architecture
5 3 (11.54%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
7 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Resource Management
7 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.85%) Service Management
7 1 (3.85%) Change Management
7 1 (3.85%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 6 (23.08%) CCNP
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (15.38%) CCIE
5 2 (7.69%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Cisco
2 6 (23.08%) F5
3 5 (19.23%) Varonis
4 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (11.54%) Juniper
6 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle
7 1 (3.85%) McAfee
7 1 (3.85%) Citrix
7 1 (3.85%) Crossbeam
7 1 (3.85%) AppSense
7 1 (3.85%) VMware
7 1 (3.85%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.85%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.85%) TippingPoint