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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 102 98 73
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -25
Contract jobs citing Internet 18 14 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.68% 0.61% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.13% 5.41% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 17
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£425 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £112 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £12.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £15.18 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+23.51% +12.44%
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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
351 259 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.30% 11.35% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 91 139
Average daily rate £349 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £10.90 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £30.70 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 0 13 £415 +118.42% 4
Glasgow +1 5 £503 +38.62% 2
West Lothian - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Internet
UK

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 14 (36.84%) SQL
2 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (26.32%) Web Services
3 10 (26.32%) WAN
4 9 (23.68%) LAN
5 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 8 (21.05%) Web Development
6 7 (18.42%) Degree
6 7 (18.42%) TDD
6 7 (18.42%) VMware
6 7 (18.42%) Linux
6 7 (18.42%) JUnit
6 7 (18.42%) PL/SQL
6 7 (18.42%) Java
6 7 (18.42%) MS Exchange
6 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
7 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
7 6 (15.79%) Citrix
7 6 (15.79%) Ant
7 6 (15.79%) J2EE
7 6 (15.79%) Firewall
7 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
8 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
8 5 (13.16%) C#
8 5 (13.16%) .NET
8 5 (13.16%) Windows
8 5 (13.16%) Sun

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 7 (18.42%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.63%) CMS
5 1 (2.63%) LiveLink
5 1 (2.63%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) WAN
2 9 (23.68%) LAN
3 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 6 (15.79%) Firewall
4 4 (10.53%) VoIP
5 3 (7.89%) Network Security
5 3 (7.89%) Intranet
6 2 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (5.26%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.63%) Wireless
7 1 (2.63%) DHCP
7 1 (2.63%) VPN
7 1 (2.63%) DNS
7 1 (2.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) Relational Database
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) JUnit
2 6 (15.79%) Ant
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
1 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Developer
2 7 (18.42%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (13.16%) Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Programme Manager
6 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) CLAS Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Administrator
8 1 (2.63%) Network Architect
8 1 (2.63%) Web Administrator
8 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) Web Services
2 6 (15.79%) J2EE
3 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
3 5 (13.16%) .NET
4 4 (10.53%) CSS
4 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
5 3 (7.89%) HTML
5 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (5.26%) Middleware
7 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.63%) Spring
7 1 (2.63%) WCF
7 1 (2.63%) Ext JS
7 1 (2.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.79%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.26%) Fat Client
4 2 (5.26%) CESG
4 2 (5.26%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (2.63%) RIA
5 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.63%) NHS
5 1 (2.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (18.42%) Linux
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) Web Development
3 7 (18.42%) TDD
4 4 (10.53%) Scrum
4 4 (10.53%) MVC
5 3 (7.89%) Business Continuity
5 3 (7.89%) Web Design
5 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.89%) OO
6 2 (5.26%) Information Assurance
6 2 (5.26%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (5.26%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.26%) Information Security
6 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.63%) Change Management
7 1 (2.63%) Migration
7 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.63%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.63%) Content Management
7 1 (2.63%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) PL/SQL
2 7 (18.42%) Java
3 5 (13.16%) C#
4 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Degree
2 5 (13.16%) Sun Certification
3 4 (10.53%) MCP
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) GPG13
1 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Server
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.63%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 7 (18.42%) VMware
3 6 (15.79%) Citrix
4 5 (13.16%) Sun
5 4 (10.53%) Nortel
5 4 (10.53%) Symantec
6 3 (7.89%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) Kofax
7 1 (2.63%) Open Text
7 1 (2.63%) AppSense
7 1 (2.63%) Dell
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp
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