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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 75 86 82
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs citing LAN 76 47 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.54% 1.57% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.57% 13.24% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 18 19
Median daily rate £376 £384 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.95% +174.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £241 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £326
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £23.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.35 - £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 - £24.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
- +28.20%
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
560 355 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.72% 11.83% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 166 154
Median daily rate £348 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.20% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £140 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 20 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

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 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

LAN Hourly Rate Histogram 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 May 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 -3 28 £325 -20.00% 1
Renfrewshire -22 20 £423 +58.02% 1
Aberdeen +12 8 - -
Glasgow 0 7 £363 -27.50% 6
Inverclyde -10 2 £350 -
West Lothian +6 1 - -
Scottish Borders +2 1 £251 +138.57%
Stirling - 1 £500 -
Highlands - 1 - -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 125 (85.62%) WAN
2 54 (36.99%) Network Design
2 54 (36.99%) Security Cleared
3 45 (30.82%) Cisco
4 44 (30.14%) SC Cleared
5 39 (26.71%) Relational Database
6 33 (22.60%) Firewall
7 31 (21.23%) TCP/IP
8 27 (18.49%) Windows
9 26 (17.81%) Office Automation
10 24 (16.44%) Wireless
11 21 (14.38%) Project Management
11 21 (14.38%) Private Cloud
12 20 (13.70%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (13.01%) OSPF
13 19 (13.01%) BGP
13 19 (13.01%) ITIL
14 18 (12.33%) Active Directory
14 18 (12.33%) Cisco Certification
15 17 (11.64%) Finance
15 17 (11.64%) Technical Architecture
16 15 (10.27%) Cisco IOS
16 15 (10.27%) MPLS
16 15 (10.27%) CCNP
17 14 (9.59%) MS Excel
17 14 (9.59%) Configuration Management
18 13 (8.90%) Data Centre
19 12 (8.22%) VMware
19 12 (8.22%) MS Visio
19 12 (8.22%) CCNA

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 7 (4.79%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.74%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.05%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.37%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.68%) Apache
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.68%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) nginx
5 1 (0.68%) Node.js
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.22%) MS Visio
3 7 (4.79%) MS Office
4 2 (1.37%) MS Project
5 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.05%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) OneDrive
2 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 125 (85.62%) WAN
2 33 (22.60%) Firewall
3 31 (21.23%) TCP/IP
4 24 (16.44%) Wireless
5 19 (13.01%) BGP
5 19 (13.01%) OSPF
6 15 (10.27%) Cisco IOS
6 15 (10.27%) MPLS
7 12 (8.22%) VPN
8 10 (6.85%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (6.85%) EIGRP
9 9 (6.16%) DHCP
9 9 (6.16%) VLAN
9 9 (6.16%) VoIP
10 8 (5.48%) DNS
10 8 (5.48%) Multicast
11 7 (4.79%) SAN
12 6 (4.11%) Network Security
13 5 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (3.42%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (26.71%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.42%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.68%) HBase
4 1 (0.68%) Informix
4 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.68%) MySQL
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 17 (11.64%) Finance
2 12 (8.22%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.42%) Banking
4 4 (2.74%) Legal
5 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.68%) Law
Job Titles
1 51 (34.93%) Architect
2 36 (24.66%) Solutions Architect
3 31 (21.23%) Network Engineer
4 18 (12.33%) Analyst
5 16 (10.96%) Infrastructure Architect
6 12 (8.22%) Project Manager
7 11 (7.53%) Security Analyst
7 11 (7.53%) Senior Network Engineer
8 10 (6.85%) Cisco Engineer
8 10 (6.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (6.85%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 9 (6.16%) LAN Engineer
10 8 (5.48%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (5.48%) Virtualisation Architect
11 7 (4.79%) Field Engineer
11 7 (4.79%) Senior Security Analyst
12 6 (4.11%) Support Engineer
13 5 (3.42%) Infrastructure Manager
13 5 (3.42%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 5 (3.42%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.42%) Web Services
2 3 (2.05%) Middleware
3 1 (0.68%) CakePHP
3 1 (0.68%) HTML
3 1 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.68%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.68%) XML
3 1 (0.68%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.38%) Private Cloud
2 13 (8.90%) Data Centre
3 10 (6.85%) CMDB
4 8 (5.48%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.11%) Driving Licence
6 5 (3.42%) Fat Client
6 5 (3.42%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.05%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.37%) NHS
9 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.68%) BYOD
9 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (18.49%) Windows
2 10 (6.85%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.16%) CatOS
3 9 (6.16%) Unix
4 8 (5.48%) Linux
5 7 (4.79%) Solaris
6 6 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.42%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.37%) AIX
9 2 (1.37%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.68%) Android
10 1 (0.68%) HPUX
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (36.99%) Network Design
2 26 (17.81%) Office Automation
3 21 (14.38%) Project Management
4 19 (13.01%) ITIL
5 17 (11.64%) Technical Architecture
6 14 (9.59%) Configuration Management
7 11 (7.53%) Problem Management
8 10 (6.85%) Release Management
8 10 (6.85%) Service Management
9 9 (6.16%) Migration
9 9 (6.16%) QMS
10 7 (4.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (4.11%) Incident Management
11 6 (4.11%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (4.11%) Service Delivery
12 5 (3.42%) Network Architecture
12 5 (3.42%) Network Management
12 5 (3.42%) PRINCE2
12 5 (3.42%) Process Improvement
12 5 (3.42%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.79%) C
2 5 (3.42%) Java
3 4 (2.74%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.74%) SQL
4 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 54 (36.99%) Security Cleared
2 44 (30.14%) SC Cleared
3 18 (12.33%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (10.27%) CCNP
5 12 (8.22%) CCNA
6 6 (4.11%) CCIE
7 4 (2.74%) CISSP
7 4 (2.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (2.05%) CCDP
8 3 (2.05%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.37%) Degree
9 2 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.68%) BICSI Certification
10 1 (0.68%) BICSI RCDD
10 1 (0.68%) HNC
10 1 (0.68%) MCITP
10 1 (0.68%) MCP
10 1 (0.68%) MCTS
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (2.74%) QA
3 3 (2.05%) SLA
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (13.70%) VMware ESXi
2 18 (12.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.05%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.37%) KVM
5 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.37%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.37%) vSphere
6 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.68%) NFS
6 1 (0.68%) RHEV
6 1 (0.68%) SRDF
6 1 (0.68%) Xen
6 1 (0.68%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (4.79%) SCCM
2 1 (0.68%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.68%) Nagios
2 1 (0.68%) Nessus
2 1 (0.68%) SCOM
2 1 (0.68%) WSUS
2 1 (0.68%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 45 (30.82%) Cisco
2 12 (8.22%) VMware
3 11 (7.53%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.85%) Siemens
5 9 (6.16%) CheckPoint
6 8 (5.48%) BT
6 8 (5.48%) CA
7 7 (4.79%) Citrix
7 7 (4.79%) HP
7 7 (4.79%) Juniper
7 7 (4.79%) Oracle
8 5 (3.42%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.05%) Intel Security
9 3 (2.05%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.37%) Avaya
10 2 (1.37%) EMC
10 2 (1.37%) IBM
11 1 (0.68%) Dell
11 1 (0.68%) Intel
11 1 (0.68%) Sun