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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 83 75 73
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs citing LAN 41 41 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.49% 1.68% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.58% 14.80% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 23
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £255 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £369 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.86% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -23.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.16%
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
354 277 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.84% 11.35% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 110 134
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 15
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £36.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -19.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -8 14 £360 -11.11% 7
Renfrewshire -4 8 £420 +27.27%
Glasgow -13 3 £223 -21.23% 5
Aberdeen +2 2 £125 -64.28% 3
Fife +1 1 £85 -
Stirling - - - -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 68 (85.00%) WAN
2 32 (40.00%) Windows
3 31 (38.75%) Firewall
4 30 (37.50%) Cisco
5 24 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 23 (28.75%) HP
7 19 (23.75%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (23.75%) ITIL
7 19 (23.75%) SC Cleared
7 19 (23.75%) Security Cleared
8 18 (22.50%) VMware
9 14 (17.50%) MS Excel
9 14 (17.50%) SAN
9 14 (17.50%) Network Security
10 13 (16.25%) PowerShell
10 13 (16.25%) CheckPoint
10 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
10 13 (16.25%) MS Office
11 12 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (13.75%) Wireless
12 11 (13.75%) Service Management
12 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
12 11 (13.75%) VoIP
12 11 (13.75%) CCNA
13 10 (12.50%) Citrix
14 9 (11.25%) DNS
14 9 (11.25%) Internet
14 9 (11.25%) McAfee
14 9 (11.25%) UNIX
14 9 (11.25%) MCP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.00%) IIS
3 3 (3.75%) Lync
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.25%) FileNet
Applications
1 14 (17.50%) MS Excel
2 13 (16.25%) MS Office
3 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 68 (85.00%) WAN
2 31 (38.75%) Firewall
3 14 (17.50%) Network Security
3 14 (17.50%) SAN
4 11 (13.75%) VoIP
4 11 (13.75%) Wireless
5 9 (11.25%) DNS
5 9 (11.25%) Internet
6 8 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 8 (10.00%) VLAN
6 8 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (8.75%) Junos
7 7 (8.75%) DHCP
8 5 (6.25%) VPN
8 5 (6.25%) MPLS
8 5 (6.25%) IPv4
9 4 (5.00%) WLAN
9 4 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (3.75%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (3.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Billing
4 1 (1.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 11 (13.75%) Support Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (10.00%) Consultant
4 7 (8.75%) Architect
5 6 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Network Support
7 4 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) UNIX Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Network Specialist
8 3 (3.75%) IT Security Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (3.75%) IT Consultant
8 3 (3.75%) Security Consultant
9 2 (2.50%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) Middleware
2 4 (5.00%) HTML
2 4 (5.00%) XML
3 3 (3.75%) Web Services
4 2 (2.50%) CSS
5 1 (1.25%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Cryptography
2 4 (5.00%) Replication
2 4 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.75%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.75%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.75%) Open Source
4 2 (2.50%) CCTV
4 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.50%) Clustering
4 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.25%) CESG
5 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (40.00%) Windows
2 9 (11.25%) UNIX
3 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (7.50%) Windows 7
5 5 (6.25%) Linux
6 4 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.75%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.75%) AIX
7 3 (3.75%) HPUX
7 3 (3.75%) Solaris
8 1 (1.25%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.75%) ITIL
2 12 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (13.75%) Service Management
4 8 (10.00%) Migration
5 7 (8.75%) Network Load Balancing
6 6 (7.50%) Network Management
7 5 (6.25%) Time Management
8 4 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (5.00%) High Availability
8 4 (5.00%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.75%) Six Sigma
9 3 (3.75%) Network Design
9 3 (3.75%) Lean Six Sigma
9 3 (3.75%) Performance Testing
9 3 (3.75%) ITIL V3
9 3 (3.75%) Change Data Capture
10 2 (2.50%) SIEM
10 2 (2.50%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.25%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.00%) VBScript
3 3 (3.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (23.75%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (23.75%) SC Cleared
1 19 (23.75%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.75%) CCNA
3 9 (11.25%) MCP
4 7 (8.75%) CCNP
5 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (6.25%) CCSP
7 4 (5.00%) MCTS
8 3 (3.75%) SSCP
8 3 (3.75%) GIAC
8 3 (3.75%) CISSP
8 3 (3.75%) CEH
9 2 (2.50%) HNC
10 1 (1.25%) MCSA
10 1 (1.25%) CCIE
10 1 (1.25%) CCSA
10 1 (1.25%) CCSE
10 1 (1.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) QA
2 5 (6.25%) JSP 440
3 3 (3.75%) SLA
4 2 (2.50%) COBIT
5 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (16.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (8.75%) Hyper-V
5 5 (6.25%) vSphere
6 3 (3.75%) KVM
6 3 (3.75%) RHEV
6 3 (3.75%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.75%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.25%) Squid
7 1 (1.25%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) SCCM
2 5 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.00%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (3.75%) SCOM
5 2 (2.50%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 30 (37.50%) Cisco
2 24 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 23 (28.75%) HP
4 18 (22.50%) VMware
5 13 (16.25%) CheckPoint
6 10 (12.50%) Citrix
7 9 (11.25%) McAfee
8 8 (10.00%) Juniper
9 7 (8.75%) Riverbed
9 7 (8.75%) Crossbeam
9 7 (8.75%) TippingPoint
9 7 (8.75%) F5
10 6 (7.50%) EMC
11 5 (6.25%) Oracle
11 5 (6.25%) Symantec
11 5 (6.25%) 3PAR
12 4 (5.00%) Red Hat
12 4 (5.00%) Nortel
13 3 (3.75%) Veritas
13 3 (3.75%) ProCurve
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