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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 51 61 69
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +8
Contract jobs citing LAN 18 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 2.03% 0.72% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.50% 10.64% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Average daily rate
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£500 £120 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+316.66% -32.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £324 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.94% +3.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.28 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.48% +26.75%
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
80 47 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 9.02% 6.78% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 29 46
Average daily rate £375 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £68.00 £17.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+300.00% +17.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 22 (88.00%) WAN
2 13 (52.00%) Firewall
2 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (44.00%) VPN
4 9 (36.00%) Cisco
4 9 (36.00%) Network Security
5 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
6 7 (28.00%) Security Architecture
6 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
6 7 (28.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (24.00%) F5
8 5 (20.00%) Network Management
8 5 (20.00%) SIEM
8 5 (20.00%) Varonis
8 5 (20.00%) CCNP
8 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (20.00%) TOGAF
8 5 (20.00%) Network Design
9 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
9 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
9 4 (16.00%) MS Office
9 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
10 3 (12.00%) Network Monitoring
10 3 (12.00%) Windows
10 3 (12.00%) WLAN
10 3 (12.00%) CCIE
10 3 (12.00%) Juniper
10 3 (12.00%) Network Load Balancing
10 3 (12.00%) Cisco IOS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (16.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 22 (88.00%) WAN
2 13 (52.00%) Firewall
3 11 (44.00%) VPN
4 9 (36.00%) Network Security
5 3 (12.00%) WLAN
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (8.00%) Internet
7 1 (4.00%) VLAN
7 1 (4.00%) Junos
7 1 (4.00%) DNS
7 1 (4.00%) DHCP
7 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.00%) Intranet
7 1 (4.00%) SAN
7 1 (4.00%) Wireless
7 1 (4.00%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Architect
1 7 (28.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Security Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Designer
3 3 (12.00%) Designer
3 3 (12.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Network Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Design Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Network Design Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (4.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Security Architecture
1 7 (28.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (20.00%) Network Management
2 5 (20.00%) SIEM
2 5 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 5 (20.00%) Network Design
3 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (12.00%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (12.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.00%) Network Architecture
6 1 (4.00%) Time Management
6 1 (4.00%) Project Governance
6 1 (4.00%) Change Control
6 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (4.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Java
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (52.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.00%) CCNP
3 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (12.00%) CCIE
5 2 (8.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Cisco
2 6 (24.00%) F5
3 5 (20.00%) Varonis
4 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.00%) Juniper
6 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.00%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.00%) Infoblox
7 1 (4.00%) TippingPoint
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle
7 1 (4.00%) McAfee
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix
7 1 (4.00%) Crossbeam
7 1 (4.00%) AppSense
7 1 (4.00%) VMware