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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 93 97 101
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing LAN 32 32 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.06% 1.19% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.96% 8.16% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 12
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£278 £331 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.08% -4.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £182 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £445 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £17.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -9.21%
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
292 392 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.68% 14.63% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 218 127
Average daily rate £300 £351 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.55% +6.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £203 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -44.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £16.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +9 10 £283 +25.55% 1
Glasgow -3 9 £228 -45.83% 3
West Lothian - 4 £290 -
Renfrewshire +2 3 £359 +10.20%
Lanarkshire -5 1 £280 +143.47%
Fife - 1 - -
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UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 58 (71.60%) WAN
2 37 (45.68%) Cisco
3 31 (38.27%) Windows
4 26 (32.10%) Firewall
5 23 (28.40%) Active Directory
6 19 (23.46%) Security Cleared
7 18 (22.22%) ITIL
8 17 (20.99%) MS Office
9 16 (19.75%) SAN
9 16 (19.75%) Network Security
10 15 (18.52%) F5
10 15 (18.52%) SQL
10 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
11 14 (17.28%) Migration
12 13 (16.05%) VPN
13 12 (14.81%) MS Excel
13 12 (14.81%) Juniper
13 12 (14.81%) HP
13 12 (14.81%) Data Centre
13 12 (14.81%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (14.81%) SC Cleared
14 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (13.58%) Incident Management
14 11 (13.58%) Finance
15 10 (12.35%) VMware
15 10 (12.35%) Network Design
15 10 (12.35%) CheckPoint
15 10 (12.35%) Oracle
15 10 (12.35%) Windows 7
16 9 (11.11%) Riverbed

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.94%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.94%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (20.99%) MS Office
2 12 (14.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 58 (71.60%) WAN
2 26 (32.10%) Firewall
3 16 (19.75%) SAN
3 16 (19.75%) Network Security
4 13 (16.05%) VPN
5 12 (14.81%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (9.88%) WLAN
7 7 (8.64%) Wireless
8 6 (7.41%) Junos
8 6 (7.41%) DNS
8 6 (7.41%) Internet
9 5 (6.17%) MPLS
9 5 (6.17%) DHCP
10 4 (4.94%) VoIP
10 4 (4.94%) VLAN
11 3 (3.70%) Unified Communications
11 3 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (3.70%) iSCSI
11 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (13.58%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Banking
3 5 (6.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.23%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.23%) Billing
4 1 (1.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 25 (30.86%) Network Engineer
2 16 (19.75%) Analyst
3 12 (14.81%) Project Manager
4 8 (9.88%) Network Support
5 7 (8.64%) Architect
5 7 (8.64%) Support Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Network Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Administrator
7 5 (6.17%) Security Architect
7 5 (6.17%) LAN Administrator
7 5 (6.17%) Designer
8 4 (4.94%) Data Network Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Network Project Manager
8 4 (4.94%) Network Manager
8 4 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.94%) Design Engineer
8 4 (4.94%) Data Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Network Support Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Data Centre Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.23%) Web Services
1 1 (1.23%) Middleware
1 1 (1.23%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.17%) Cryptography
3 3 (3.70%) CMDB
4 2 (2.47%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.47%) Replication
5 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.23%) iPhone
5 1 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (38.27%) Windows
2 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (12.35%) Windows 7
4 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (7.41%) Windows XP
6 5 (6.17%) Linux
6 5 (6.17%) UNIX
7 1 (1.23%) NetWare
7 1 (1.23%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.22%) ITIL
2 14 (17.28%) Migration
3 11 (13.58%) Incident Management
4 10 (12.35%) Network Design
5 9 (11.11%) Network Load Balancing
5 9 (11.11%) Network Management
6 8 (9.88%) Service Management
7 7 (8.64%) Project Management
7 7 (8.64%) Security Architecture
7 7 (8.64%) Test Scripting
7 7 (8.64%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (7.41%) Service Delivery
9 5 (6.17%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.17%) TOGAF
9 5 (6.17%) Time Management
9 5 (6.17%) SIEM
10 3 (3.70%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.70%) Release Management
10 3 (3.70%) Network Architecture
10 3 (3.70%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.52%) SQL
2 6 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.17%) VBA
4 2 (2.47%) C
5 1 (1.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (23.46%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (9.88%) CCNP
5 7 (8.64%) CCNA
6 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.47%) CCIE
7 2 (2.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.23%) HND
8 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.17%) QA
3 3 (3.70%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (28.40%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 8 (9.88%) vSphere
4 5 (6.17%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.17%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (3.70%) Xen
7 1 (1.23%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) SCCM
2 5 (6.17%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (6.17%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.47%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 37 (45.68%) Cisco
2 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.52%) F5
3 12 (14.81%) HP
3 12 (14.81%) Juniper
4 10 (12.35%) CheckPoint
4 10 (12.35%) VMware
4 10 (12.35%) Oracle
5 9 (11.11%) Riverbed
6 8 (9.88%) Citrix
7 7 (8.64%) McAfee
8 6 (7.41%) Crossbeam
8 6 (7.41%) TippingPoint
9 5 (6.17%) Varonis
10 4 (4.94%) Remedy
11 3 (3.70%) 3PAR
11 3 (3.70%) EMC
12 1 (1.23%) Nortel
12 1 (1.23%) Dell
12 1 (1.23%) AppSense
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