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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 69 82 70
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Contract jobs citing LAN 62 41 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.43% 1.55% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.66% 11.75% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 23
Average daily rate £400 £400 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £113 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £352 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £29.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.26% +41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £22.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-20.66% +8.04%
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
351 349 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.74% 13.15% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 165 88
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £160 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £500 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £29.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.76% +40.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Edinburgh -1 23 £350 +75.00% 2
Renfrewshire +5 17 £415 -7.77%
Glasgow +12 12 £380 -24.00% 6
North Lanarkshire - 4 £338 -
South Lanarkshire - 3 £350 -
Fife - 1 £160 -
Highlands - 1 - -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 98 (87.50%) WAN
2 37 (33.04%) Cisco
3 28 (25.00%) Firewall
3 28 (25.00%) Network Design
4 26 (23.21%) Wireless
5 25 (22.32%) Security Cleared
6 22 (19.64%) Relational Database
6 22 (19.64%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (18.75%) Windows
7 21 (18.75%) SC Cleared
8 19 (16.96%) TCP/IP
9 17 (15.18%) Telecoms
10 16 (14.29%) CCNA
10 16 (14.29%) Private Cloud
11 15 (13.39%) CCNP
11 15 (13.39%) ITIL
12 14 (12.50%) Project Management
12 14 (12.50%) Finance
12 14 (12.50%) Data Centre
13 13 (11.61%) Office Automation
13 13 (11.61%) OSPF
13 13 (11.61%) WLAN
14 12 (10.71%) CCIE
14 12 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
15 11 (9.82%) Unix
15 11 (9.82%) BGP
15 11 (9.82%) Wi-Fi
15 11 (9.82%) Windows Server
16 10 (8.93%) Management Information System
16 10 (8.93%) Linux

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (2.68%) MS Exchange
1 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.79%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.89%) nginx
3 1 (0.89%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.46%) MS Office
3 4 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.79%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.68%) Office 365
2 2 (1.79%) SaaS
3 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.89%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 98 (87.50%) WAN
2 28 (25.00%) Firewall
3 26 (23.21%) Wireless
4 19 (16.96%) TCP/IP
5 13 (11.61%) OSPF
5 13 (11.61%) WLAN
6 11 (9.82%) BGP
6 11 (9.82%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (8.93%) VLAN
8 9 (8.04%) EIGRP
8 9 (8.04%) MPLS
9 8 (7.14%) IP Telephony
9 8 (7.14%) VoIP
9 8 (7.14%) VPN
10 7 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (6.25%) Cisco IPT
10 7 (6.25%) DNS
11 6 (5.36%) DHCP
12 4 (3.57%) IPsec
12 4 (3.57%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.64%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.89%) MySQL
General
1 17 (15.18%) Telecoms
2 14 (12.50%) Finance
3 7 (6.25%) Banking
4 4 (3.57%) Legal
5 2 (1.79%) Advertising
5 2 (1.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.89%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (25.89%) Architect
2 25 (22.32%) Network Engineer
3 21 (18.75%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (14.29%) Project Manager
5 13 (11.61%) Analyst
6 9 (8.04%) Network Support
6 9 (8.04%) Security Analyst
7 8 (7.14%) Virtualisation Architect
8 7 (6.25%) Switch Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Field Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
9 6 (5.36%) Senior Security Analyst
9 6 (5.36%) Support Engineer
10 5 (4.46%) Consultant
10 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 5 (4.46%) Network Manager
10 5 (4.46%) Network Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.36%) Web Services
2 1 (0.89%) CakePHP
2 1 (0.89%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Private Cloud
2 14 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 10 (8.93%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.68%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.68%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.68%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.79%) Animation
6 2 (1.79%) CMDB
6 2 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.79%) NHS
7 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.89%) PMI
7 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.89%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (18.75%) Windows
2 11 (9.82%) Unix
2 11 (9.82%) Windows Server
3 10 (8.93%) Linux
4 7 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.57%) Solaris
7 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.79%) AIX
8 2 (1.79%) CatOS
8 2 (1.79%) CentOS
8 2 (1.79%) Debian
8 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.79%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.00%) Network Design
2 15 (13.39%) ITIL
3 14 (12.50%) Project Management
4 13 (11.61%) Office Automation
5 12 (10.71%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 7 (6.25%) Network Management
7 7 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (6.25%) PRINCE2
7 7 (6.25%) Service Management
8 6 (5.36%) Migration
8 6 (5.36%) Programme Management
9 5 (4.46%) Network Architecture
10 4 (3.57%) Incident Management
10 4 (3.57%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.57%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.57%) Process Improvement
10 4 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.68%) Lean Six Sigma
11 3 (2.68%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.36%) Java
2 4 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.68%) C
4 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.79%) Perl
4 2 (1.79%) Python
4 2 (1.79%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.79%) SQL
5 1 (0.89%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (22.32%) Security Cleared
2 22 (19.64%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 16 (14.29%) CCNA
5 15 (13.39%) CCNP
6 12 (10.71%) CCIE
7 6 (5.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (4.46%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (3.57%) CISSP
10 2 (1.79%) Degree
10 2 (1.79%) MCITP
10 2 (1.79%) MCP
10 2 (1.79%) MCSA
10 2 (1.79%) MCSE
10 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.89%) BICSI Certification
11 1 (0.89%) BICSI RCDD
11 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.89%) HNC
11 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (4.46%) SLA
2 1 (0.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 8 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.79%) Firmware
4 2 (1.79%) NFS
4 2 (1.79%) Samba
5 1 (0.89%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.89%) vSphere
5 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.79%) Puppet
1 2 (1.79%) SCCM
2 1 (0.89%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (0.89%) Nagios
Vendors
1 37 (33.04%) Cisco
2 8 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 8 (7.14%) VMware
3 6 (5.36%) Juniper
3 6 (5.36%) Oracle
3 6 (5.36%) Siemens
4 5 (4.46%) HP
5 4 (3.57%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.68%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.79%) BT
7 2 (1.79%) CA
7 2 (1.79%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.79%) IBM
7 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.89%) Avaya
8 1 (0.89%) Citrix
8 1 (0.89%) Dell
8 1 (0.89%) Genesys
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