The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Scotland region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 73 77 71
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing LAN 55 43 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.02% 1.82% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.03% 14.14% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 12
Average daily rate £223 £200 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.50% -42.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £122 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £376 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £320
% change year-on-year
+10.16% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £21.75 £14.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.35% -39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £14.00 £22.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £14.00 £28.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+46.87% -23.80%
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
323 304 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.86% 12.89% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 153 169
Average daily rate £325 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £191 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 34
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -49.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.00 £21.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
LAN
UK

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -16 20 £138 -31.00% 2
Renfrewshire - 11 £325 -
Glasgow +11 6 £120 -25.00%
Aberdeen +1 4 - - 3
Dundee - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
Fife - - - -
Inverclyde - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Dumfries and Galloway - - - -
Scottish Borders - - - -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 80 (81.63%) WAN
2 49 (50.00%) Cisco
3 39 (39.80%) Windows
4 32 (32.65%) Firewall
4 32 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (30.61%) Security Cleared
6 28 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 23 (23.47%) VPN
7 23 (23.47%) Windows XP
8 22 (22.45%) Active Directory
9 21 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (18.37%) MS Office
10 18 (18.37%) Wireless
11 17 (17.35%) ITIL
11 17 (17.35%) VMware
12 16 (16.33%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (16.33%) DNS
12 16 (16.33%) VoIP
12 16 (16.33%) CheckPoint
13 13 (13.27%) HP
13 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
14 12 (12.24%) TCP/IP
14 12 (12.24%) Juniper
15 11 (11.22%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (11.22%) McAfee
15 11 (11.22%) BGP
15 11 (11.22%) CCIE
15 11 (11.22%) Cisco Nexus
16 10 (10.20%) IP Telephony
16 10 (10.20%) CCNA

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 3 (3.06%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.04%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.02%) IIS
3 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.02%) Lync
3 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (18.37%) MS Office
2 8 (8.16%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.02%) SAP CCM
1 1 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (81.63%) WAN
2 32 (32.65%) Firewall
3 23 (23.47%) VPN
4 18 (18.37%) Wireless
5 16 (16.33%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (16.33%) DNS
5 16 (16.33%) VoIP
6 12 (12.24%) TCP/IP
7 11 (11.22%) BGP
7 11 (11.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 10 (10.20%) IP Telephony
8 10 (10.20%) DHCP
9 9 (9.18%) SAN
9 9 (9.18%) EIGRP
9 9 (9.18%) Network Security
10 8 (8.16%) MGCP
10 8 (8.16%) H.323
11 7 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (5.10%) SMTP
12 5 (5.10%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.06%) DB2
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (8.16%) Finance
2 7 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.06%) Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
4 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (36.73%) Network Engineer
2 16 (16.33%) Analyst
3 13 (13.27%) Senior Network Engineer
4 12 (12.24%) Wintel Engineer
5 9 (9.18%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.10%) Network Analyst
7 4 (4.08%) Desktop Support
7 4 (4.08%) Field Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Architect
8 3 (3.06%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.06%) Consultant
8 3 (3.06%) Network Designer
8 3 (3.06%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (3.06%) Security Engineer
8 3 (3.06%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (3.06%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.06%) Designer
8 3 (3.06%) Cisco Network Analyst
8 3 (3.06%) Cisco Analyst
9 2 (2.04%) Cisco Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.16%) JSP
2 3 (3.06%) Middleware
3 2 (2.04%) CSS
3 2 (2.04%) Web Services
3 2 (2.04%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.10%) Cryptography
2 4 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.06%) Open Source
3 3 (3.06%) HACMP
4 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.04%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.04%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.04%) LPAR
4 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.02%) CMDB
5 1 (1.02%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.02%) CCTV
5 1 (1.02%) Statistics
5 1 (1.02%) Replication
5 1 (1.02%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 39 (39.80%) Windows
2 23 (23.47%) Windows XP
3 21 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (11.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (8.16%) AIX
6 7 (7.14%) UNIX
7 6 (6.12%) Linux
7 6 (6.12%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.08%) Solaris
9 3 (3.06%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.04%) HPUX
11 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.02%) SUSE
11 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.02%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.35%) ITIL
2 8 (8.16%) Service Management
3 7 (7.14%) Network Design
4 6 (6.12%) Migration
5 5 (5.10%) Fault Management
5 5 (5.10%) Time Management
5 5 (5.10%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (5.10%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (4.08%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (4.08%) CAD
7 3 (3.06%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.06%) Six Sigma
7 3 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.06%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (3.06%) Network Management
8 2 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.04%) Change Control
8 2 (2.04%) Change Data Capture
8 2 (2.04%) Information Assurance
8 2 (2.04%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.08%) SQL
2 3 (3.06%) C
3 1 (1.02%) Python
3 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (32.65%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (30.61%) Security Cleared
3 28 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 11 (11.22%) CCIE
5 10 (10.20%) CCNA
6 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (8.16%) CCNP
8 7 (7.14%) Degree
9 5 (5.10%) MCSE
10 3 (3.06%) MCDST
10 3 (3.06%) MCP
11 2 (2.04%) CCSP
11 2 (2.04%) CCIP
11 2 (2.04%) CCDP
11 2 (2.04%) CISSP
12 1 (1.02%) HND
12 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (1.02%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (1.02%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.16%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.04%) QA
3 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (22.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.10%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.10%) vSphere
3 4 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.04%) KVM
5 2 (2.04%) XenApp
5 2 (2.04%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.02%) Samba
6 1 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.02%) NFS
6 1 (1.02%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (3.06%) SCCM
1 3 (3.06%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (2.04%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (2.04%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 49 (50.00%) Cisco
2 17 (17.35%) VMware
3 16 (16.33%) CheckPoint
4 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
4 13 (13.27%) HP
5 12 (12.24%) Juniper
6 11 (11.22%) McAfee
7 7 (7.14%) Riverbed
8 6 (6.12%) F5
8 6 (6.12%) Citrix
9 5 (5.10%) EMC
9 5 (5.10%) Oracle
9 5 (5.10%) Blue Coat
10 4 (4.08%) Crossbeam
10 4 (4.08%) TippingPoint
10 4 (4.08%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.06%) IBM
11 3 (3.06%) Fortinet
11 3 (3.06%) 3PAR
12 2 (2.04%) SolarWinds
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Eaglecliff
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Posted: 6 days ago