The table below looks at the statistics for LAN skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 73 82 92
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +10
Contract jobs citing LAN 55 49 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.55% 1.54% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.24% 15.46% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 25 16
Median daily rate £350 £260 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% +2.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £148 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £376 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.97
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.72%
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
361 317 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 16.71% 9.94% 11.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 134 166
Median daily rate £330 £310 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 11
Median hourly rate £14.25 £12.35 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -52.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing LAN as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +20 21 £363 +31.81% 1
Glasgow +19 17 £275 +5.76% 6
Renfrewshire -23 8 £353 +17.50% 3
Highlands - 3 - -
Fife -2 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 £158 -
Falkirk - 1 £250 -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for LAN.

1 93 (88.57%) WAN
2 43 (40.95%) Cisco
3 41 (39.05%) Firewall
4 29 (27.62%) Data Centre
5 28 (26.67%) Network Design
5 28 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 26 (24.76%) SC Cleared
7 25 (23.81%) Windows
8 24 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (21.90%) Active Directory
10 21 (20.00%) CCNA
10 21 (20.00%) EIGRP
10 21 (20.00%) OSPF
11 20 (19.05%) TCP/IP
12 19 (18.10%) Wireless
12 19 (18.10%) VLAN
12 19 (18.10%) Private Cloud
12 19 (18.10%) Relational Database
12 19 (18.10%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 19 (18.10%) Matrix Organization
13 18 (17.14%) CCNP
14 17 (16.19%) BGP
14 17 (16.19%) CheckPoint
15 16 (15.24%) Finance
15 16 (15.24%) VPN
15 16 (15.24%) ITIL
15 16 (15.24%) Office Automation
16 15 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (13.33%) Microsoft
17 14 (13.33%) Cisco IOS

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (10.48%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.95%) Apache
4 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.95%) IIS
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.86%) MS Office
3 1 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) Office 365
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.95%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 93 (88.57%) WAN
2 41 (39.05%) Firewall
3 21 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 21 (20.00%) OSPF
4 20 (19.05%) TCP/IP
5 19 (18.10%) VLAN
5 19 (18.10%) Wireless
6 17 (16.19%) BGP
7 16 (15.24%) VPN
8 14 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
9 12 (11.43%) MPLS
10 11 (10.48%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (9.52%) DHCP
12 9 (8.57%) Internet
12 9 (8.57%) WLAN
13 8 (7.62%) ATM
13 8 (7.62%) DNS
13 8 (7.62%) ISDN
13 8 (7.62%) Network Security
13 8 (7.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.10%) Relational Database
2 7 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.81%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.95%) HBase
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (0.95%) Subversion
General
1 16 (15.24%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Banking
2 7 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.71%) Law
4 4 (3.81%) Retail
5 3 (2.86%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.90%) Legal
6 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (26.67%) Architect
2 25 (23.81%) Network Engineer
3 20 (19.05%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (11.43%) Analyst
5 9 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
5 9 (8.57%) Consultant
6 8 (7.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 8 (7.62%) Infrastructure Architect
6 8 (7.62%) Security Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Network Consultant
7 7 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Cisco Consultant
8 5 (4.76%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 5 (4.76%) Data Consultant
8 5 (4.76%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.81%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Help Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.81%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.86%) Middleware
1 3 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (0.95%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.95%) HTML
2 1 (0.95%) Java EE
2 1 (0.95%) Rendezvous
2 1 (0.95%) RESTful
2 1 (0.95%) XML
2 1 (0.95%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (27.62%) Data Centre
2 19 (18.10%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.81%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.90%) CCTV
4 2 (1.90%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.95%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.95%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.95%) Handset
5 1 (0.95%) iPad
5 1 (0.95%) iPhone
5 1 (0.95%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.95%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 25 (23.81%) Windows
2 13 (12.38%) Windows Server
3 8 (7.62%) Unix
4 5 (4.76%) Solaris
4 5 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.86%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (1.90%) Linux
7 2 (1.90%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.95%) AIX
8 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.95%) HPUX
8 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.67%) Network Design
2 19 (18.10%) Matrix Organization
2 19 (18.10%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 16 (15.24%) ITIL
3 16 (15.24%) Office Automation
4 15 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (9.52%) Network Management
6 9 (8.57%) Load Balancing
6 9 (8.57%) Project Management
6 9 (8.57%) Service Management
7 8 (7.62%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (7.62%) High Availability
7 8 (7.62%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.71%) Change Management
9 6 (5.71%) DevOps
9 6 (5.71%) Incident Management
9 6 (5.71%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.71%) Supplier Management
9 6 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.71%) SQL
2 4 (3.81%) Java
3 3 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 26 (24.76%) SC Cleared
3 24 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (20.00%) CCNA
5 18 (17.14%) CCNP
6 11 (10.48%) Degree
7 5 (4.76%) CCIE
8 3 (2.86%) BICSI Certification
8 3 (2.86%) BICSI RCDD
8 3 (2.86%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.86%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.90%) VCP6
10 1 (0.95%) CISSP
10 1 (0.95%) MCITP
10 1 (0.95%) MCP
10 1 (0.95%) MCTS
10 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) QA
2 3 (2.86%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.90%) SLA
4 1 (0.95%) COBIT
4 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (21.90%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.86%) KVM
4 3 (2.86%) vSphere
4 3 (2.86%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.90%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.90%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.95%) NFS
6 1 (0.95%) RHEV
6 1 (0.95%) SRDF
6 1 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.95%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (5.71%) SCCM
2 3 (2.86%) SCOM
3 1 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.95%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 43 (40.95%) Cisco
2 17 (16.19%) CheckPoint
3 14 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (12.38%) VMware
5 8 (7.62%) Citrix
6 7 (6.67%) Fortinet
7 6 (5.71%) Intel Security
7 6 (5.71%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.76%) Oracle
9 4 (3.81%) Brocade
9 4 (3.81%) F5
9 4 (3.81%) Mitel
10 3 (2.86%) EMC
10 3 (2.86%) HP
11 2 (1.90%) Juniper
11 2 (1.90%) NetApp
12 1 (0.95%) Apple
12 1 (0.95%) Avaya
12 1 (0.95%) IBM
12 1 (0.95%) Red Hat
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