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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 77 102 99
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -3
Contract jobs citing LAN 61 34 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.43% 1.06% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.40% 10.76% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 21
Median daily rate £375 £290 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £135 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £375 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £300
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% +5.71%
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
372 316 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.83% 9.87% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 133 207
Median daily rate £330 £315 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -7.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 17
Median hourly rate £41.00 £13.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+209.43% -26.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £29.17 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +17 28 £350 +20.68% 1
Glasgow +16 15 £300 +17.64% 3
Renfrewshire -12 12 £440 +46.66% 1
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Fife +7 1 - -
Lanarkshire +6 1 £100 -47.71%
Stirling - 1 £500 -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 120 (88.89%) WAN
2 50 (37.04%) Cisco
3 47 (34.81%) Network Design
4 46 (34.07%) Security Cleared
4 46 (34.07%) Firewall
5 38 (28.15%) SC Cleared
6 33 (24.44%) TCP/IP
7 31 (22.96%) Relational Database
7 31 (22.96%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 30 (22.22%) Matrix Organization
9 28 (20.74%) Windows
10 27 (20.00%) BGP
11 26 (19.26%) OSPF
12 25 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
13 24 (17.78%) Active Directory
13 24 (17.78%) Wireless
13 24 (17.78%) Office Automation
14 23 (17.04%) Finance
14 23 (17.04%) MPLS
15 21 (15.56%) EIGRP
16 19 (14.07%) CheckPoint
16 19 (14.07%) CCNP
16 19 (14.07%) CCNA
16 19 (14.07%) VPN
16 19 (14.07%) Data Centre
16 19 (14.07%) Private Cloud
17 18 (13.33%) ITIL
17 18 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
18 15 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
18 15 (11.11%) Project 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 8 (5.93%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.22%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.74%) Apache
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.74%) IIS
4 1 (0.74%) nginx
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.44%) MS Office
4 2 (1.48%) MS Project
5 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.48%) SaaS
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.74%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 120 (88.89%) WAN
2 46 (34.07%) Firewall
3 33 (24.44%) TCP/IP
4 27 (20.00%) BGP
5 26 (19.26%) OSPF
6 24 (17.78%) Wireless
7 23 (17.04%) MPLS
8 21 (15.56%) EIGRP
9 19 (14.07%) VPN
10 18 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
11 13 (9.63%) VLAN
12 11 (8.15%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (6.67%) ATM
13 9 (6.67%) Internet
13 9 (6.67%) ISDN
13 9 (6.67%) SAN
13 9 (6.67%) VoIP
14 8 (5.93%) Network Security
15 7 (5.19%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (5.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (22.96%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.74%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.74%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.74%) HBase
4 1 (0.74%) Informix
4 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.74%) MySQL
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 23 (17.04%) Finance
2 8 (5.93%) Banking
3 7 (5.19%) Law
3 7 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.22%) Retail
5 2 (1.48%) Legal
5 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (29.63%) Architect
2 31 (22.96%) Network Engineer
3 28 (20.74%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (10.37%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (9.63%) Analyst
6 9 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 9 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 9 (6.67%) Consultant
6 9 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (5.93%) LAN Engineer
7 8 (5.93%) Network Consultant
7 8 (5.93%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.19%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 6 (4.44%) Administrator
9 6 (4.44%) Data Consultant
9 6 (4.44%) Security Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Cisco Consultant
10 5 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (3.70%) LAN Administrator
10 5 (3.70%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.96%) Middleware
2 3 (2.22%) Web Services
3 1 (0.74%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.74%) CakePHP
3 1 (0.74%) HTML
3 1 (0.74%) Java EE
3 1 (0.74%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.74%) Node.js
3 1 (0.74%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.74%) RESTful
3 1 (0.74%) XML
3 1 (0.74%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.07%) Data Centre
1 19 (14.07%) Private Cloud
2 8 (5.93%) CMDB
3 5 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.96%) Cryptography
5 3 (2.22%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.22%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.48%) CCTV
6 2 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.74%) BYOD
7 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) iPhone
7 1 (0.74%) NHS
7 1 (0.74%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (20.74%) Windows
2 14 (10.37%) Windows Server
3 8 (5.93%) Linux
4 7 (5.19%) CatOS
4 7 (5.19%) Unix
5 6 (4.44%) Solaris
5 6 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.96%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.48%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.48%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.74%) AIX
9 1 (0.74%) Android
9 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.74%) HPUX
9 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (34.81%) Network Design
2 31 (22.96%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 30 (22.22%) Matrix Organization
4 24 (17.78%) Office Automation
5 18 (13.33%) ITIL
6 15 (11.11%) Project Management
6 15 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (8.15%) Configuration Management
7 11 (8.15%) Service Management
8 10 (7.41%) Problem Management
8 10 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (6.67%) Load Balancing
9 9 (6.67%) Migration
10 8 (5.93%) High Availability
10 8 (5.93%) Network Management
10 8 (5.93%) Network Monitoring
10 8 (5.93%) Release Management
11 7 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (5.19%) QMS
11 7 (5.19%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.70%) C
1 5 (3.70%) SQL
2 4 (2.96%) Java
2 4 (2.96%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.74%) PHP
3 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (34.07%) Security Cleared
2 38 (28.15%) SC Cleared
3 25 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (14.07%) CCNA
4 19 (14.07%) CCNP
5 6 (4.44%) CCIE
5 6 (4.44%) JNCIA
6 4 (2.96%) Degree
7 3 (2.22%) CCDP
8 1 (0.74%) CISSP
8 1 (0.74%) HND
8 1 (0.74%) MCITP
8 1 (0.74%) MCP
8 1 (0.74%) MCTS
8 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.70%) QA
3 2 (1.48%) SLA
4 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (17.78%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.63%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.19%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (2.96%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.22%) KVM
6 3 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.48%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.74%) NFS
8 1 (0.74%) RHEV
8 1 (0.74%) SRDF
8 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.74%) vSphere
8 1 (0.74%) Xen
8 1 (0.74%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (5.93%) SCCM
2 3 (2.22%) SCOM
3 1 (0.74%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.74%) Nessus
3 1 (0.74%) WSUS
3 1 (0.74%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 50 (37.04%) Cisco
2 19 (14.07%) CheckPoint
3 12 (8.89%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.67%) Citrix
5 8 (5.93%) VMware
6 7 (5.19%) Fortinet
7 6 (4.44%) BT
7 6 (4.44%) CA
7 6 (4.44%) HP
7 6 (4.44%) Intel Security
7 6 (4.44%) Oracle
8 5 (3.70%) Siemens
9 4 (2.96%) Brocade
9 4 (2.96%) F5
9 4 (2.96%) Juniper
9 4 (2.96%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.22%) EMC
10 3 (2.22%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.48%) Mitel
12 1 (0.74%) Computacenter
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