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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 78 76 79
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing LAN 52 55 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.69% 2.07% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.33% 16.98% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 19
Average daily rate
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£406 £223 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.17% +11.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £120 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £329 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
+6.91% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £21.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.88% +55.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +53.12%
LAN
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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
363 324 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.82% 12.20% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 137 153
Average daily rate £333 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £129 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 11
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.20 £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%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -2 23 £384 +178.07% 2
Glasgow +6 16 £500 +316.66% 4
West Lothian - 1 £275 - 2
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 72 (75.79%) WAN
2 44 (46.32%) Cisco
3 36 (37.89%) Windows
4 33 (34.74%) Firewall
5 23 (24.21%) Active Directory
5 23 (24.21%) Microsoft
6 21 (22.11%) Network Security
7 20 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 20 (21.05%) MS Office
7 20 (21.05%) ITIL
8 19 (20.00%) F5
9 18 (18.95%) MS Excel
10 17 (17.89%) HP
10 17 (17.89%) SAN
11 16 (16.84%) Cisco IOS
12 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
12 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (14.74%) CheckPoint
12 14 (14.74%) Migration
12 14 (14.74%) VMware
13 13 (13.68%) Finance
13 13 (13.68%) Network Design
13 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (12.63%) Juniper
14 12 (12.63%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (11.58%) McAfee
15 11 (11.58%) WLAN
15 11 (11.58%) VPN
15 11 (11.58%) Incident Management
15 11 (11.58%) Wireless

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (7.37%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.32%) Lync
3 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (21.05%) MS Office
2 18 (18.95%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 72 (75.79%) WAN
2 33 (34.74%) Firewall
3 21 (22.11%) Network Security
4 17 (17.89%) SAN
5 16 (16.84%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (11.58%) Wireless
6 11 (11.58%) WLAN
6 11 (11.58%) VPN
7 10 (10.53%) Junos
8 9 (9.47%) VoIP
8 9 (9.47%) Internet
9 7 (7.37%) TCP/IP
10 6 (6.32%) DNS
11 5 (5.26%) DHCP
12 3 (3.16%) iSCSI
12 3 (3.16%) VLAN
12 3 (3.16%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (3.16%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 3 (3.16%) NAS
13 2 (2.11%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (13.68%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Banking
3 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.05%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (32.63%) Network Engineer
2 14 (14.74%) Analyst
3 13 (13.68%) Architect
4 11 (11.58%) Project Manager
5 10 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 9 (9.47%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (8.42%) Network Support
8 6 (6.32%) Network Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) Consultant
8 6 (6.32%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Administrator
9 5 (5.26%) Network Manager
9 5 (5.26%) Security Architect
9 5 (5.26%) LAN Administrator
9 5 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) Designer
10 4 (4.21%) Data Network Analyst
10 4 (4.21%) Network Architect
10 4 (4.21%) Data Centre Analyst
10 4 (4.21%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.16%) Middleware
2 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.47%) Cryptography
2 5 (5.26%) Replication
3 3 (3.16%) CMDB
3 3 (3.16%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) CCTV
4 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (37.89%) Windows
2 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 9 (9.47%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.16%) Linux
8 2 (2.11%) UNIX
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.05%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.05%) ITIL
2 14 (14.74%) Migration
3 13 (13.68%) Network Design
4 11 (11.58%) Incident Management
4 11 (11.58%) Service Management
4 11 (11.58%) Network Management
5 10 (10.53%) Network Load Balancing
6 9 (9.47%) Service Delivery
6 9 (9.47%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (8.42%) Time Management
8 7 (7.37%) Security Architecture
8 7 (7.37%) Test Scripting
9 5 (5.26%) SIEM
9 5 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.26%) Project Management
9 5 (5.26%) TOGAF
10 4 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (4.21%) Problem Management
11 3 (3.16%) Release Management
11 3 (3.16%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.58%) PowerShell
2 10 (10.53%) SQL
3 5 (5.26%) VBA
4 2 (2.11%) C
5 1 (1.05%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.74%) SC Cleared
3 12 (12.63%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (9.47%) CCNA
5 6 (6.32%) CCNP
6 3 (3.16%) CCIE
6 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (2.11%) MCP
8 1 (1.05%) HNC
8 1 (1.05%) HND
8 1 (1.05%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.47%) QA
2 7 (7.37%) JSP 440
2 7 (7.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.16%) SLA
4 2 (2.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 23 (24.21%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.58%) Hyper-V
2 11 (11.58%) vSphere
2 11 (11.58%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.21%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.16%) Xen
5 1 (1.05%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.05%) UAG
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.05%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) SCCM
1 9 (9.47%) WhatsUp Gold
2 3 (3.16%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 44 (46.32%) Cisco
2 23 (24.21%) Microsoft
3 19 (20.00%) F5
4 17 (17.89%) HP
5 14 (14.74%) CheckPoint
5 14 (14.74%) VMware
6 12 (12.63%) Juniper
7 11 (11.58%) McAfee
8 10 (10.53%) Crossbeam
8 10 (10.53%) TippingPoint
8 10 (10.53%) Riverbed
9 9 (9.47%) Citrix
10 7 (7.37%) EMC
10 7 (7.37%) 3PAR
11 5 (5.26%) Varonis
11 5 (5.26%) Oracle
12 3 (3.16%) Symantec
12 3 (3.16%) Remedy
13 2 (2.11%) Nortel
13 2 (2.11%) Veritas
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