The table below looks at the statistics for LAN 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 LAN over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 98 97 91
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing LAN 36 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.14% 1.31% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.69% 9.92% 9.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 14
Average daily rate
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£285 £290 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £192 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £444 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £299
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -7.89%
LAN
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
308 363 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.72% 13.24% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 196 109
Average daily rate £310 £340 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £191 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £474 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 9
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £21.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -17.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

LAN
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 LAN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 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 +9 14 £283 +76.56% 3
Renfrewshire +3 6 £300 +3.44% 1
Glasgow -7 5 £255 -37.80% 4
West Lothian - 4 £295 - 3
Lanarkshire -6 2 £191 +66.30%
Fife - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £115 -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 67 (78.82%) WAN
2 37 (43.53%) Cisco
3 31 (36.47%) Firewall
4 30 (35.29%) Windows
5 23 (27.06%) Active Directory
6 18 (21.18%) Data Centre
7 17 (20.00%) MS Office
8 16 (18.82%) HP
8 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
8 16 (18.82%) F5
9 15 (17.65%) Finance
9 15 (17.65%) SAN
9 15 (17.65%) ITIL
10 14 (16.47%) Juniper
10 14 (16.47%) Migration
11 13 (15.29%) Network Security
11 13 (15.29%) Microsoft
11 13 (15.29%) SQL
12 12 (14.12%) MS Excel
12 12 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (14.12%) CheckPoint
12 12 (14.12%) Network Design
13 11 (12.94%) VLAN
13 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
13 11 (12.94%) CCNP
14 10 (11.76%) Oracle
14 10 (11.76%) Network Load Balancing
14 10 (11.76%) Incident Management
14 10 (11.76%) Network Management
14 10 (11.76%) Network Monitoring

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.06%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.53%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (20.00%) MS Office
2 12 (14.12%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) HP Helion
2 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 67 (78.82%) WAN
2 31 (36.47%) Firewall
3 15 (17.65%) SAN
4 13 (15.29%) Network Security
5 11 (12.94%) VLAN
6 9 (10.59%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (10.59%) VPN
7 7 (8.24%) DNS
7 7 (8.24%) WLAN
7 7 (8.24%) Ethernet
7 7 (8.24%) Wireless
8 6 (7.06%) Junos
8 6 (7.06%) DWDM
9 5 (5.88%) MPLS
9 5 (5.88%) DHCP
9 5 (5.88%) TCP/IP
9 5 (5.88%) Internet
10 4 (4.71%) VoIP
11 3 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (3.53%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 15 (17.65%) Finance
2 9 (10.59%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.18%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.18%) Billing
4 1 (1.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 34 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 17 (20.00%) Analyst
3 14 (16.47%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.24%) Network Analyst
5 6 (7.06%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Administrator
6 5 (5.88%) Network Support
6 5 (5.88%) LAN Administrator
6 5 (5.88%) Designer
7 4 (4.71%) Data Network Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Data Centre Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Network Project Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Design Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Network Manager
7 4 (4.71%) Network Support Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.71%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.18%) Web Services
2 1 (1.18%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.18%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.88%) Private Cloud
2 5 (5.88%) Cryptography
3 3 (3.53%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) Replication
5 1 (1.18%) Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) PKI
5 1 (1.18%) iPhone
5 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 30 (35.29%) Windows
2 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (9.41%) Windows 7
4 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.88%) Linux
5 5 (5.88%) UNIX
6 4 (4.71%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.18%) NetWare
7 1 (1.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.65%) ITIL
2 14 (16.47%) Migration
3 12 (14.12%) Network Design
4 10 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 10 (11.76%) Network Load Balancing
4 10 (11.76%) Network Management
4 10 (11.76%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (9.41%) Service Management
6 7 (8.24%) Project Management
6 7 (8.24%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.06%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.88%) Time Management
9 3 (3.53%) Security Architecture
9 3 (3.53%) TOGAF
9 3 (3.53%) Test Scripting
9 3 (3.53%) ITIL V3
9 3 (3.53%) SIEM
9 3 (3.53%) Change Management
10 2 (2.35%) Configuration Management
10 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.29%) SQL
2 7 (8.24%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.88%) VBA
4 2 (2.35%) C
5 1 (1.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (18.82%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.12%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (12.94%) CCNP
3 11 (12.94%) SC Cleared
4 9 (10.59%) CCNA
5 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.35%) CCIE
6 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.18%) HND
7 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.18%) MCTS
7 1 (1.18%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) JSP 440
2 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (27.06%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.41%) Hyper-V
2 8 (9.41%) vSphere
3 5 (5.88%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.53%) Xen
6 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (9.41%) SCCM
2 5 (5.88%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (5.88%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 37 (43.53%) Cisco
2 16 (18.82%) HP
2 16 (18.82%) F5
3 14 (16.47%) Juniper
4 13 (15.29%) Microsoft
5 12 (14.12%) CheckPoint
6 10 (11.76%) Oracle
7 9 (10.59%) VMware
7 9 (10.59%) Riverbed
8 7 (8.24%) McAfee
8 7 (8.24%) Fortinet
8 7 (8.24%) Citrix
9 6 (7.06%) Crossbeam
9 6 (7.06%) TippingPoint
10 3 (3.53%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.53%) Varonis
10 3 (3.53%) EMC
11 1 (1.18%) Nortel
11 1 (1.18%) Dell
11 1 (1.18%) LANDesk
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