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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 94 79 66
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -13
Contract jobs citing LAN 35 35 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.25% 1.43% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.09% 15.49% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 19
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£285 £360 £126
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% +185.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £193 £93
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £400 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Average hourly rate £28.00 - £41.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 - £13.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 - £55.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £20.25 £19.68
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +2.89%
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
347 226 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.42% 9.22% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 102 117
Average daily rate £313 £363 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +35.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £158 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.66 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.20 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow -7 7 £420 +366.66% 3
Edinburgh -16 7 £115 -58.18% 1
Stirling - 4 £513 -
Fife +3 2 - - 2
Aberdeen -5 1 - - 3
Midlothian - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Lothian - - - -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (86.67%) WAN
2 37 (49.33%) Windows
3 25 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 24 (32.00%) SC Cleared
5 22 (29.33%) Firewall
6 21 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (24.00%) Active Directory
8 17 (22.67%) ITIL
8 17 (22.67%) Windows XP
8 17 (22.67%) VMware
9 16 (21.33%) UNIX
10 14 (18.67%) Cisco
11 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (16.00%) Microsoft
12 12 (16.00%) Oracle
13 11 (14.67%) MS Office
13 11 (14.67%) HP
14 10 (13.33%) Finance
14 10 (13.33%) Service Management
15 9 (12.00%) CCSP
15 9 (12.00%) MS Excel
15 9 (12.00%) Linux
16 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
16 8 (10.67%) DNS
16 8 (10.67%) Citrix
16 8 (10.67%) CISSP
16 8 (10.67%) CCNA
16 8 (10.67%) CEH
17 7 (9.33%) Cryptography
17 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.33%) FileNet
2 4 (5.33%) WebLogic
2 4 (5.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle Application Server
3 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (1.33%) Lync
4 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (14.67%) MS Office
2 9 (12.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 65 (86.67%) WAN
2 22 (29.33%) Firewall
3 8 (10.67%) DNS
4 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (9.33%) VPN
5 6 (8.00%) DHCP
5 6 (8.00%) SAN
5 6 (8.00%) Network Security
6 5 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (6.67%) Internet
6 5 (6.67%) Wireless
7 4 (5.33%) VoIP
7 4 (5.33%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (5.33%) VLAN
8 3 (4.00%) Junos
8 3 (4.00%) WLAN
8 3 (4.00%) IPv4
9 2 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.33%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (1.33%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.67%) DB2
General
1 10 (13.33%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.67%) Billing
4 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 9 (12.00%) Analyst
4 5 (6.67%) Architect
4 5 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 5 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 5 (6.67%) Consultant
5 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (5.33%) Field Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Security Consultant
5 4 (5.33%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (5.33%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.33%) IT Consultant
5 4 (5.33%) IT Security Consultant
5 4 (5.33%) Network Support
6 3 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (4.00%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) UNIX Engineer
6 3 (4.00%) Designer
6 3 (4.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) Middleware
1 4 (5.33%) CSS
1 4 (5.33%) Web Services
1 4 (5.33%) HTML
2 3 (4.00%) XML
2 3 (4.00%) JSP
3 1 (1.33%) .NET
3 1 (1.33%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Cryptography
2 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.33%) Open Source
4 3 (4.00%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.00%) CESG
4 3 (4.00%) HACMP
4 3 (4.00%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.67%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.67%) RMADS
5 2 (2.67%) LPAR
6 1 (1.33%) Statistics
6 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 37 (49.33%) Windows
2 17 (22.67%) Windows XP
3 16 (21.33%) UNIX
4 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (12.00%) Linux
6 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.00%) AIX
8 5 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (5.33%) Solaris
9 4 (5.33%) Windows 7
10 3 (4.00%) HPUX
11 2 (2.67%) Windows NT
11 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (2.67%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.33%) CentOS
12 1 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) ITIL
2 10 (13.33%) Service Management
3 7 (9.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (8.00%) Risk Management
4 6 (8.00%) Workflow
4 6 (8.00%) ITIL V3
5 5 (6.67%) Performance Testing
5 5 (6.67%) Lean Six Sigma
5 5 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (6.67%) SIEM
5 5 (6.67%) Six Sigma
5 5 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.33%) Information Management
7 3 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (4.00%) High Availability
7 3 (4.00%) Change Data Capture
7 3 (4.00%) Migration
8 2 (2.67%) Information Security
8 2 (2.67%) Quality Management
8 2 (2.67%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.33%) SQL
3 3 (4.00%) VBScript
4 2 (2.67%) Java
5 1 (1.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.33%) C
5 1 (1.33%) C#
5 1 (1.33%) VB
5 1 (1.33%) Python
5 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 24 (32.00%) SC Cleared
3 21 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (12.00%) CCSP
5 8 (10.67%) CISSP
5 8 (10.67%) CCNA
5 8 (10.67%) CEH
6 7 (9.33%) CCNP
6 7 (9.33%) SSCP
6 7 (9.33%) GIAC
7 5 (6.67%) MCP
8 3 (4.00%) Degree
8 3 (4.00%) MCTS
8 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.33%) CCSE
9 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.33%) IBM AIX Certification
9 1 (1.33%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) SLA
1 2 (2.67%) QA
1 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (4.00%) KVM
4 3 (4.00%) RHEV
4 3 (4.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.67%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.33%) vSphere
6 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.33%) GPFS
6 1 (1.33%) NFS
6 1 (1.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) SCCM
1 4 (5.33%) SCOM
2 3 (4.00%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (2.67%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (22.67%) VMware
2 14 (18.67%) Cisco
3 12 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (16.00%) Oracle
4 11 (14.67%) HP
5 8 (10.67%) Citrix
6 6 (8.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (8.00%) Red Hat
7 5 (6.67%) IBM
8 4 (5.33%) McAfee
8 4 (5.33%) Juniper
9 3 (4.00%) Riverbed
9 3 (4.00%) F5
9 3 (4.00%) TippingPoint
9 3 (4.00%) Crossbeam
10 2 (2.67%) Symantec
10 2 (2.67%) EMC
10 2 (2.67%) Nortel
11 1 (1.33%) ProCurve
11 1 (1.33%) 3PAR
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