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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 85 78 56
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -22
Contract jobs citing LAN 40 39 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.44% 1.57% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.27% 14.94% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 27
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£285 £355 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.71% +102.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £150 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £244
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Average hourly rate £28.00 £40.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £40.00 £12.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £40.00 £42.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.29 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+6.99% -3.94%
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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
326 261 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.72% 10.49% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 109 120
Average daily rate £316 £361 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.27% +44.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £180 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 34
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
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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 -10 11 £163 -45.83% 2
Renfrewshire - 10 £297 -
Glasgow -10 7 £420 +44.82% 4
Fife +2 2 - -
Aberdeen -2 1 - - 1
West Lothian - 1 £255 - 1
Stirling - 1 - -
Aberdeenshire - - - -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 65 (85.53%) WAN
2 37 (48.68%) Windows
3 25 (32.89%) Firewall
4 24 (31.58%) Security Cleared
5 23 (30.26%) SC Cleared
5 23 (30.26%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (27.63%) ITIL
7 20 (26.32%) Cisco
8 18 (23.68%) Active Directory
9 17 (22.37%) HP
10 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
11 14 (18.42%) UNIX
11 14 (18.42%) Windows XP
12 13 (17.11%) MS Office
12 13 (17.11%) VMware
13 11 (14.47%) VLAN
14 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (13.16%) Network Security
14 10 (13.16%) Finance
14 10 (13.16%) Oracle
14 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
14 10 (13.16%) CCNA
14 10 (13.16%) CCSP
14 10 (13.16%) DNS
15 9 (11.84%) MCP
16 8 (10.53%) PowerShell
16 8 (10.53%) CEH
16 8 (10.53%) Linux
16 8 (10.53%) CCNP
16 8 (10.53%) DHCP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 6 (7.89%) IIS
1 6 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.26%) FileNet
2 4 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.32%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (17.11%) MS Office
2 10 (13.16%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 65 (85.53%) WAN
2 25 (32.89%) Firewall
3 11 (14.47%) VLAN
4 10 (13.16%) Network Security
4 10 (13.16%) DNS
5 8 (10.53%) DHCP
6 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
6 7 (9.21%) Internet
6 7 (9.21%) Wireless
7 6 (7.89%) VoIP
7 6 (7.89%) IPv4
8 5 (6.58%) SAN
8 5 (6.58%) MPLS
8 5 (6.58%) VPN
8 5 (6.58%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (3.95%) DMZ
10 3 (3.95%) WLAN
10 3 (3.95%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.32%) DB2
General
1 10 (13.16%) Finance
2 4 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Billing
4 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (21.05%) Network Engineer
2 10 (13.16%) Analyst
3 9 (11.84%) Wintel Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Architect
5 5 (6.58%) Consultant
5 5 (6.58%) Network Support
6 4 (5.26%) IT Security Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.26%) IT Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Security Consultant
6 4 (5.26%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Service Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.95%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Security Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) HTML
2 6 (7.89%) XML
3 4 (5.26%) JSP
4 3 (3.95%) Web Services
4 3 (3.95%) CSS
5 2 (2.63%) Middleware
6 1 (1.32%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Cryptography
2 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.95%) CESG
4 2 (2.63%) Open Source
4 2 (2.63%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.63%) RMADS
4 2 (2.63%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.63%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) Clustering
5 1 (1.32%) HACMP
5 1 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.32%) LPAR
5 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 37 (48.68%) Windows
2 14 (18.42%) Windows XP
2 14 (18.42%) UNIX
3 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (10.53%) Linux
5 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (7.89%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.95%) AIX
9 2 (2.63%) HPUX
9 2 (2.63%) Solaris
9 2 (2.63%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.63%) Windows NT
9 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) ITIL
2 8 (10.53%) Service Management
3 7 (9.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (7.89%) Migration
4 6 (7.89%) Risk Management
4 6 (7.89%) ITIL V3
4 6 (7.89%) High Availability
5 5 (6.58%) SIEM
5 5 (6.58%) Workflow
5 5 (6.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (5.26%) Information Management
6 4 (5.26%) Performance Testing
7 3 (3.95%) Lean Six Sigma
7 3 (3.95%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (3.95%) Six Sigma
7 3 (3.95%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.63%) ITSM
8 2 (2.63%) Security Management
8 2 (2.63%) Quality Management
8 2 (2.63%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.89%) VBScript
3 3 (3.95%) SQL
4 2 (2.63%) Java
5 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.32%) C
5 1 (1.32%) C#
5 1 (1.32%) VB
5 1 (1.32%) Python
5 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 23 (30.26%) SC Cleared
2 23 (30.26%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (13.16%) CCNA
3 10 (13.16%) CCSP
4 9 (11.84%) MCP
5 8 (10.53%) CCNP
5 8 (10.53%) CISSP
5 8 (10.53%) CEH
6 7 (9.21%) SSCP
6 7 (9.21%) GIAC
6 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (7.89%) MCTS
8 2 (2.63%) Degree
9 1 (1.32%) CCSA
9 1 (1.32%) CCSE
9 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.32%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) SLA
1 2 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.63%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (23.68%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.63%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (2.63%) KVM
4 2 (2.63%) RHEV
5 1 (1.32%) NFS
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.32%) Samba
5 1 (1.32%) vSphere
5 1 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) SCCM
1 5 (6.58%) SCOM
2 2 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (2.63%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (26.32%) Cisco
2 17 (22.37%) HP
3 15 (19.74%) Microsoft
4 13 (17.11%) VMware
5 10 (13.16%) Oracle
6 8 (10.53%) CheckPoint
7 7 (9.21%) Citrix
8 4 (5.26%) Juniper
8 4 (5.26%) IBM
8 4 (5.26%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.26%) McAfee
9 3 (3.95%) F5
9 3 (3.95%) Crossbeam
9 3 (3.95%) TippingPoint
9 3 (3.95%) ProCurve
9 3 (3.95%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.63%) Symantec
10 2 (2.63%) EMC
10 2 (2.63%) Nortel
11 1 (1.32%) NetApp
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