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 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet
Rank 119 102 92
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs citing Internet 17 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.52% 1.06% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.61% 8.41% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 9
Average daily rate
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£389 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £191 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £560 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £68.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -25.00%
Internet
UK

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
303 345 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.24% 12.60% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 187 103
Average daily rate £313 £320 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £163 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 9
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -26 9 £390 -13.33% 8
Glasgow +6 6 £325 +36.84% 4
Internet
UK

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (32.50%) Finance
2 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (27.50%) Degree
3 11 (27.50%) SQL
4 10 (25.00%) Web Services
5 9 (22.50%) Windows
5 9 (22.50%) Linux
5 9 (22.50%) Java
5 9 (22.50%) Ant
6 8 (20.00%) MS Office
6 8 (20.00%) Intranet
6 8 (20.00%) Project Management
6 8 (20.00%) Banking
7 7 (17.50%) TDD
7 7 (17.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (17.50%) J2EE
7 7 (17.50%) JUnit
7 7 (17.50%) PL/SQL
7 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
8 6 (15.00%) CSS
8 6 (15.00%) HTML
8 6 (15.00%) CISSP
8 6 (15.00%) Information Security
8 6 (15.00%) CISM
8 6 (15.00%) CISMP
8 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
8 6 (15.00%) Cyber Security
8 6 (15.00%) Relational Database
8 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (12.50%) Android

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.50%) IIS
2 3 (7.50%) Lync
3 2 (5.00%) LiveCycle
3 2 (5.00%) CMS
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.50%) JBoss
4 1 (2.50%) JRun
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Office
2 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
3 4 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (5.00%) Photoshop
4 2 (5.00%) InDesign
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) Intranet
2 4 (10.00%) WLAN
2 4 (10.00%) WAN
2 4 (10.00%) DHCP
2 4 (10.00%) LAN
2 4 (10.00%) DNS
3 3 (7.50%) VoIP
3 3 (7.50%) SAN
3 3 (7.50%) iSCSI
3 3 (7.50%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (5.00%) SSL
4 2 (5.00%) Extranet
4 2 (5.00%) Firewall
5 1 (2.50%) Wireless
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.50%) FTP
5 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) MSDE
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Ant
2 7 (17.50%) JUnit
3 3 (7.50%) JIRA
4 2 (5.00%) Gradle
4 2 (5.00%) Maven
4 2 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (2.50%) TestDirector
5 1 (2.50%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 13 (32.50%) Finance
2 8 (20.00%) Banking
3 5 (12.50%) Games
3 5 (12.50%) Multimedia
4 2 (5.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.50%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (25.00%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Information Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Information Security Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Security Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Technical Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Data Network Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Data Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Network Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Data Centre Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Network Support Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Programme Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Server Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Middleware Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Network Support
7 2 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) Web Services
2 7 (17.50%) J2EE
3 6 (15.00%) HTML
3 6 (15.00%) CSS
4 5 (12.50%) HTML5
4 5 (12.50%) XML
4 5 (12.50%) Flash
5 3 (7.50%) Middleware
6 2 (5.00%) .NET
7 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.50%) COM+
7 1 (2.50%) ISAPI
7 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.50%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Computer Science
1 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.50%) New Media
2 3 (7.50%) PMI
3 2 (5.00%) Economics
3 2 (5.00%) Online Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Physics
3 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.50%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Windows
1 9 (22.50%) Linux
2 5 (12.50%) Android
2 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.00%) Project Management
3 7 (17.50%) TDD
4 6 (15.00%) Information Security
4 6 (15.00%) Cyber Security
5 5 (12.50%) ITIL
6 4 (10.00%) Critical Success Factor
6 4 (10.00%) Web Development
6 4 (10.00%) ITSM
6 4 (10.00%) Content Management
7 3 (7.50%) Change Management
7 3 (7.50%) Migration
7 3 (7.50%) Game Development
7 3 (7.50%) SDLC
8 2 (5.00%) Dependency Management
8 2 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (5.00%) DevOps
8 2 (5.00%) Change Control
8 2 (5.00%) Build Automation
8 2 (5.00%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 9 (22.50%) Java
3 7 (17.50%) PL/SQL
4 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 5 (12.50%) ActionScript
5 2 (5.00%) Python
5 2 (5.00%) Perl
5 2 (5.00%) C
5 2 (5.00%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) Degree
2 6 (15.00%) CISSP
2 6 (15.00%) CISM
2 6 (15.00%) CISMP
3 3 (7.50%) CAPM
3 3 (7.50%) Sun Certification
3 3 (7.50%) PMI Certification
3 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.50%) HND
4 1 (2.50%) CCNP
4 1 (2.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) BS7799
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
2 3 (7.50%) vSphere
3 2 (5.00%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (5.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) Cisco
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle
3 3 (7.50%) Sun
3 3 (7.50%) HP
3 3 (7.50%) VMware
4 2 (5.00%) Blue Coat
4 2 (5.00%) Adobe
5 1 (2.50%) CA
5 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint