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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
UK / Scotland
Rank 61 74 86
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +12
Contract jobs citing LAN 50 62 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.90% 2.41% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.46% 17.13% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 32 22
Median daily rate £324 £371 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £133 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £435 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £45.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +52.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -2.32%

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
233 362 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.53% 14.05% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 178 167
Median daily rate £350 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 8
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +52.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.01 £40.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 26 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 February 2017. 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 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
Aberdeen +1 14 £390 -
Renfrewshire +21 13 £325 -23.07%
Edinburgh -2 12 £220 -37.14% 4
Glasgow -2 9 - - 1
Fife -2 1 £290 +81.25%
West Lothian - 1 £250 -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 92 (77.97%) WAN
2 65 (55.08%) Cisco
3 40 (33.90%) ITIL
4 39 (33.05%) Network Design
5 37 (31.36%) Firewall
6 33 (27.97%) Windows
6 33 (27.97%) Data Centre
7 32 (27.12%) Wireless
8 29 (24.58%) Project Management
9 27 (22.88%) Configuration Management
9 27 (22.88%) Security Cleared
10 25 (21.19%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (20.34%) Degree
12 23 (19.49%) HP
13 22 (18.64%) MS Excel
13 22 (18.64%) Microsoft
14 21 (17.80%) Finance
15 20 (16.95%) OSPF
15 20 (16.95%) CCNP
15 20 (16.95%) TCP/IP
15 20 (16.95%) SC Cleared
16 19 (16.10%) BGP
17 18 (15.25%) Active Directory
17 18 (15.25%) MS Visio
18 17 (14.41%) Cisco IOS
18 17 (14.41%) QMS
19 16 (13.56%) Problem Management
19 16 (13.56%) Juniper
20 15 (12.71%) MPLS
20 15 (12.71%) Service Management

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 7 (5.93%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (18.64%) MS Excel
2 18 (15.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.39%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (77.97%) WAN
2 37 (31.36%) Firewall
3 32 (27.12%) Wireless
4 20 (16.95%) OSPF
4 20 (16.95%) TCP/IP
5 19 (16.10%) BGP
6 17 (14.41%) Cisco IOS
7 15 (12.71%) MPLS
7 15 (12.71%) VLAN
8 13 (11.02%) Multicast
9 11 (9.32%) VPN
10 9 (7.63%) BIG-IP
11 8 (6.78%) Network Security
12 7 (5.93%) EIGRP
12 7 (5.93%) VoIP
13 6 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (4.24%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (3.39%) Cisco Nexus
15 4 (3.39%) Intrusion Detection
15 4 (3.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.86%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.85%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 21 (17.80%) Finance
2 14 (11.86%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.39%) Banking
4 3 (2.54%) Military
5 2 (1.69%) Law
5 2 (1.69%) Retail
6 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (43.22%) Network Engineer
2 21 (17.80%) Architect
3 17 (14.41%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (12.71%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (10.17%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 9 (7.63%) Analyst
6 9 (7.63%) Cabling Engineer
6 9 (7.63%) Network Support
6 9 (7.63%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.78%) LAN Engineer
7 8 (6.78%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (6.78%) Security Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) Cisco Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Build Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Manager
11 4 (3.39%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 4 (3.39%) IT Manager
11 4 (3.39%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.85%) JSON
1 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (27.97%) Data Centre
2 15 (12.71%) CMDB
2 15 (12.71%) Private Cloud
3 10 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.24%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.54%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.69%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.69%) Handset
7 2 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.85%) CCTV
8 1 (0.85%) Clustering
8 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (27.97%) Windows
2 13 (11.02%) CatOS
3 10 (8.47%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.54%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.69%) Linux
6 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.85%) Unix
7 1 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (33.90%) ITIL
2 39 (33.05%) Network Design
3 29 (24.58%) Project Management
4 27 (22.88%) Configuration Management
5 17 (14.41%) QMS
6 16 (13.56%) Problem Management
7 15 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (12.71%) ITSM
7 15 (12.71%) Release Management
7 15 (12.71%) Service Management
8 14 (11.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 13 (11.02%) Matrix Organization
10 12 (10.17%) Office Automation
11 10 (8.47%) Quality Management
12 9 (7.63%) Business Transformation
12 9 (7.63%) DNA
13 8 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (5.93%) Asset Management
15 5 (4.24%) Incident Management
15 5 (4.24%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.47%) C
2 5 (4.24%) SQL
3 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (22.88%) Security Cleared
2 25 (21.19%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (20.34%) Degree
4 20 (16.95%) CCNP
4 20 (16.95%) SC Cleared
5 10 (8.47%) CCIE
6 9 (7.63%) CCNA
7 8 (6.78%) CCSA
7 8 (6.78%) DV Cleared
7 8 (6.78%) JNCIA
8 6 (5.08%) CCDP
8 6 (5.08%) CCIP
8 6 (5.08%) CCSE
8 6 (5.08%) JNCIE
9 4 (3.39%) HP ASE
9 4 (3.39%) HP MASE
9 4 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.54%) BICSI Certification
10 3 (2.54%) BICSI RCDD
10 3 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.54%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.69%) SLA
4 1 (0.85%) COBIT
4 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.54%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (2.54%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.54%) vSphere
4 2 (1.69%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (5.93%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.39%) SCCM
3 1 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.85%) SCOM
3 1 (0.85%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.85%) Simpana
3 1 (0.85%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.85%) WMI
Vendors
1 65 (55.08%) Cisco
2 23 (19.49%) HP
3 22 (18.64%) Microsoft
4 16 (13.56%) Juniper
5 11 (9.32%) Aruba
5 11 (9.32%) CheckPoint
5 11 (9.32%) F5
5 11 (9.32%) Riverbed
6 10 (8.47%) BT
6 10 (8.47%) Siemens
7 8 (6.78%) VMware
8 6 (5.08%) Fortinet
9 4 (3.39%) Mitel
10 3 (2.54%) EMC
10 3 (2.54%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.69%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.69%) Citrix
11 2 (1.69%) NetApp
12 1 (0.85%) CommVault
12 1 (0.85%) Intel Security