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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 51 65 86
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +21
Contract jobs citing LAN 73 70 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 3.69% 2.43% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.34% 16.67% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 37 20
Median daily rate £341 £380 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.19% +10.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £215 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £437 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £383 £330
% change year-on-year
-5.22% +15.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £13.75 £28.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.17% -4.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -10.00%
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
398 420 336
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.14% 14.57% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 205 156
Median daily rate £336 £344 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% -1.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 9
Median hourly rate £15.75 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +19 20 £338 +35.00% 1
Glasgow +20 19 £333 -5.00% 1
Renfrewshire -16 15 £440 +7.31%
Aberdeen -2 8 £266 -24.46%
South Lanarkshire - 4 £289 - 1
Highlands +6 2 - -
Fife -2 1 £160 -
Falkirk - 1 £250 -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 105 (84.00%) WAN
2 55 (44.00%) Cisco
3 45 (36.00%) Firewall
4 40 (32.00%) Data Centre
5 34 (27.20%) Windows
6 30 (24.00%) Network Design
7 29 (23.20%) ITIL
8 27 (21.60%) Cisco Certification
9 24 (19.20%) Wireless
9 24 (19.20%) Security Cleared
10 23 (18.40%) Microsoft
11 22 (17.60%) Active Directory
12 21 (16.80%) TCP/IP
12 21 (16.80%) Degree
13 20 (16.00%) VLAN
13 20 (16.00%) VPN
13 20 (16.00%) Private Cloud
14 19 (15.20%) Relational Database
14 19 (15.20%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 19 (15.20%) Matrix Organization
14 19 (15.20%) CCNP
14 19 (15.20%) Finance
15 18 (14.40%) Project Management
15 18 (14.40%) OSPF
15 18 (14.40%) CCNA
15 18 (14.40%) MS Excel
15 18 (14.40%) SC Cleared
16 17 (13.60%) BGP
16 17 (13.60%) Office Automation
17 16 (12.80%) EIGRP

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 6 (4.80%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.60%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (14.40%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.00%) Office 365
2 2 (1.60%) SaaS
3 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 105 (84.00%) WAN
2 45 (36.00%) Firewall
3 24 (19.20%) Wireless
4 21 (16.80%) TCP/IP
5 20 (16.00%) VLAN
5 20 (16.00%) VPN
6 18 (14.40%) OSPF
7 17 (13.60%) BGP
8 16 (12.80%) EIGRP
9 13 (10.40%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (8.80%) MPLS
10 11 (8.80%) VoIP
11 9 (7.20%) Internet
11 9 (7.20%) Network Security
11 9 (7.20%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (7.20%) WLAN
12 8 (6.40%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (5.60%) DHCP
14 6 (4.80%) ATM
14 6 (4.80%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.20%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.80%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.80%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.80%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (0.80%) Subversion
General
1 19 (15.20%) Finance
2 12 (9.60%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.60%) Law
4 6 (4.80%) Banking
5 4 (3.20%) Retail
6 3 (2.40%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.80%) Legal
7 1 (0.80%) Military
Job Titles
1 39 (31.20%) Network Engineer
2 29 (23.20%) Architect
3 21 (16.80%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (12.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (9.60%) Analyst
6 11 (8.80%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (8.80%) Security Engineer
7 10 (8.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 8 (6.40%) Project Manager
9 7 (5.60%) Cisco Engineer
10 6 (4.80%) Build Engineer
10 6 (4.80%) Consultant
10 6 (4.80%) LAN Engineer
10 6 (4.80%) Network Support
11 5 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
11 5 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
12 4 (3.20%) Network Consultant
12 4 (3.20%) Network Manager
12 4 (3.20%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.80%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.80%) Java EE
1 1 (0.80%) JSON
1 1 (0.80%) Middleware
1 1 (0.80%) RESTful
1 1 (0.80%) Web Services
1 1 (0.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (32.00%) Data Centre
2 20 (16.00%) Private Cloud
3 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.20%) CMDB
5 3 (2.40%) CCTV
5 3 (2.40%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.60%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.60%) Handset
6 2 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.80%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.80%) Clustering
7 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.80%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.80%) iPad
7 1 (0.80%) iPhone
7 1 (0.80%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 34 (27.20%) Windows
2 13 (10.40%) Windows Server
3 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.20%) Windows 7
6 3 (2.40%) Unix
7 2 (1.60%) CatOS
7 2 (1.60%) Linux
7 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.60%) Solaris
7 2 (1.60%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.80%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.80%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.00%) Network Design
2 29 (23.20%) ITIL
3 19 (15.20%) Matrix Organization
3 19 (15.20%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 18 (14.40%) Project Management
5 17 (13.60%) Office Automation
6 15 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (11.20%) Configuration Management
8 13 (10.40%) Service Management
9 9 (7.20%) ITSM
10 8 (6.40%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (6.40%) DevOps
10 8 (6.40%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (5.60%) Asset Management
11 7 (5.60%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (5.60%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (4.80%) Load Balancing
12 6 (4.80%) Network Management
12 6 (4.80%) Problem Management
13 5 (4.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.80%) SQL
2 2 (1.60%) Java
2 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (21.60%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (19.20%) Security Cleared
3 21 (16.80%) Degree
4 19 (15.20%) CCNP
5 18 (14.40%) CCNA
5 18 (14.40%) SC Cleared
6 8 (6.40%) DV Cleared
7 6 (4.80%) CCIE
8 5 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (3.20%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.40%) BICSI Certification
10 3 (2.40%) BICSI RCDD
10 3 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.60%) CCSP
11 2 (1.60%) CISSP
11 2 (1.60%) VCP6
12 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.80%) CCSA
12 1 (0.80%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.40%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.40%) JSP 440
1 3 (2.40%) SLA
2 1 (0.80%) COBIT
2 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (17.60%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.00%) vSphere
4 3 (2.40%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (2.40%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.60%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.60%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.80%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.80%) KVM
6 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (4.00%) SCCM
2 2 (1.60%) SCOM
3 1 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.80%) Simpana
Vendors
1 55 (44.00%) Cisco
2 23 (18.40%) Microsoft
3 16 (12.80%) CheckPoint
4 14 (11.20%) VMware
5 9 (7.20%) Juniper
6 6 (4.80%) Citrix
6 6 (4.80%) F5
6 6 (4.80%) HP
6 6 (4.80%) SolarWinds
7 5 (4.00%) Aruba
7 5 (4.00%) Fortinet
7 5 (4.00%) Mitel
8 4 (3.20%) Brocade
8 4 (3.20%) EMC
9 3 (2.40%) Oracle
9 3 (2.40%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.60%) Intel Security
10 2 (1.60%) NetApp
11 1 (0.80%) 3Com
11 1 (0.80%) Red Hat