The table below looks at the statistics for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 100 96 78
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -18
Contract jobs citing Internet 25 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.85% 0.90% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.31% 7.77% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 22
Average daily rate
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£488 £190 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+156.57% -42.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £115 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £328 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 £71.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.72% +410.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.75 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+2.60% +10.52%
Internet
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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 Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
342 283 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.68% 11.57% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 104 137
Average daily rate £347 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £129 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% +47.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £16.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.17 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Internet
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Internet within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -10 14 £475 +162.43% 2
Glasgow +3 8 £500 +52.67% 4
Dundee - 2 £285 -
Aberdeen - - - - 1
Ayrshire - - - -
Internet
UK

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Internet 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 Internet.

1 12 (28.57%) SQL
2 11 (26.19%) Degree
3 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.43%) Intranet
4 8 (19.05%) Web Services
4 8 (19.05%) Finance
4 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (16.67%) TDD
5 7 (16.67%) Banking
5 7 (16.67%) Java
5 7 (16.67%) JUnit
6 6 (14.29%) J2EE
6 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 6 (14.29%) Ant
6 6 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 6 (14.29%) Windows
6 6 (14.29%) Linux
6 6 (14.29%) LAN
6 6 (14.29%) WAN
6 6 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 6 (14.29%) Web Development
6 6 (14.29%) Information Security
6 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
7 5 (11.90%) Cyber Security
7 5 (11.90%) Web Design
7 5 (11.90%) VMware
7 5 (11.90%) CISM
7 5 (11.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (11.90%) CISMP
7 5 (11.90%) CISSP

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing Internet 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 Internet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.14%) CMS
2 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.76%) Lync
3 2 (4.76%) LiveCycle
3 2 (4.76%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) LiveLink
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Office
3 2 (4.76%) Photoshop
3 2 (4.76%) InDesign
4 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) Intranet
2 6 (14.29%) LAN
2 6 (14.29%) WAN
3 4 (9.52%) VoIP
3 4 (9.52%) Firewall
4 3 (7.14%) Network Security
4 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.14%) DNS
5 2 (4.76%) SAN
5 2 (4.76%) DHCP
5 2 (4.76%) Extranet
6 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.38%) WLAN
6 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 6 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) JUnit
2 6 (14.29%) Ant
3 2 (4.76%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (2.38%) Subversion
4 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 7 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.38%) German Language
4 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 9 (21.43%) Developer
2 7 (16.67%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 5 (11.90%) Information Security Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Information Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Security Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Programme Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Architect
5 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.14%) Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Network Security Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Support
6 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Web Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Security Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Network Architect
7 1 (2.38%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) Web Services
2 6 (14.29%) J2EE
3 3 (7.14%) Middleware
4 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.38%) Spring
4 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.38%) REST
4 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.38%) CSS
4 1 (2.38%) HTML
4 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.38%) Social Media
4 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Windows
1 6 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.67%) TDD
3 6 (14.29%) Information Security
3 6 (14.29%) Web Development
4 5 (11.90%) Cyber Security
4 5 (11.90%) Web Design
5 3 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 3 (7.14%) Content Management
5 3 (7.14%) Project Management
5 3 (7.14%) Change Management
5 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.76%) Automated Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Migration
6 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.76%) Scrum
7 1 (2.38%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.38%) MVC
7 1 (2.38%) Document Management
7 1 (2.38%) OO
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) SQL
2 7 (16.67%) Java
3 6 (14.29%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Degree
2 5 (11.90%) CISSP
2 5 (11.90%) Sun Certification
2 5 (11.90%) CISM
2 5 (11.90%) CISMP
3 2 (4.76%) MCP
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
1 5 (11.90%) Sun
1 5 (11.90%) VMware
2 4 (9.52%) Citrix
3 2 (4.76%) Symantec
3 2 (4.76%) Cisco
3 2 (4.76%) Nortel
3 2 (4.76%) Adobe
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (2.38%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Dell
4 1 (2.38%) Sophos
4 1 (2.38%) Kofax
4 1 (2.38%) OpenText
4 1 (2.38%) NetApp
4 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.38%) AppSense
4 1 (2.38%) Infoblox