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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 78 65 86
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +21
Contract jobs citing LAN 42 47 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.59% 2.06% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.97% 18.15% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 18
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£375 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £246 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £405 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.81% +80.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £20.06 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+13.11% +25.37%
LAN
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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
351 259 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.30% 11.35% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 91 139
Average daily rate £349 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £10.90 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £30.70 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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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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 -6 11 £333 +35.36% 2
Glasgow -3 7 £406 +16.07% 7
Renfrewshire -15 6 £450 +36.36%
Aberdeen -1 4 £113 -67.85% 1
Fife -3 1 £85 - 1
Stirling - - - -
North Lanarkshire - - - - 1
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 63 (79.75%) WAN
2 34 (43.04%) Cisco
3 29 (36.71%) Windows
4 28 (35.44%) Firewall
5 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
6 20 (25.32%) HP
7 19 (24.05%) VMware
8 17 (21.52%) ITIL
8 17 (21.52%) Security Cleared
9 16 (20.25%) SC Cleared
9 16 (20.25%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (17.72%) Active Directory
11 13 (16.46%) PowerShell
12 12 (15.19%) Network Security
12 12 (15.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (15.19%) CCNA
12 12 (15.19%) SAN
13 11 (13.92%) MS Office
13 11 (13.92%) MS Excel
13 11 (13.92%) VoIP
13 11 (13.92%) Wireless
14 10 (12.66%) SQL Server
14 10 (12.66%) Citrix
14 10 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (11.39%) SCCM
15 9 (11.39%) CheckPoint
15 9 (11.39%) Internet
15 9 (11.39%) MS Exchange
15 9 (11.39%) TCP/IP
15 9 (11.39%) MCP

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 9 (11.39%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.06%) IIS
3 4 (5.06%) Lync
4 2 (2.53%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.53%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (13.92%) MS Office
1 11 (13.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 63 (79.75%) WAN
2 28 (35.44%) Firewall
3 12 (15.19%) Network Security
3 12 (15.19%) SAN
4 11 (13.92%) VoIP
4 11 (13.92%) Wireless
5 9 (11.39%) Internet
5 9 (11.39%) TCP/IP
6 8 (10.13%) DNS
6 8 (10.13%) VLAN
7 7 (8.86%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (8.86%) VPN
7 7 (8.86%) WLAN
7 7 (8.86%) DHCP
8 5 (6.33%) MPLS
8 5 (6.33%) IPv4
9 4 (5.06%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (5.06%) Junos
10 3 (3.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (3.80%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (6.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.06%) Finance
Job Titles
1 24 (30.38%) Network Engineer
2 14 (17.72%) Support Engineer
3 9 (11.39%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (11.39%) Architect
4 7 (8.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Network Support
5 6 (7.59%) Analyst
5 6 (7.59%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) Network Support Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (3.80%) Network Implementation Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Implementation Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Network Specialist
8 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.80%) Network Architect
9 2 (2.53%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) Middleware
2 4 (5.06%) XML
2 4 (5.06%) HTML
3 2 (2.53%) Web Services
4 1 (1.27%) CSS
4 1 (1.27%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) Replication
2 4 (5.06%) Cryptography
2 4 (5.06%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.80%) CMDB
3 3 (3.80%) CCTV
3 3 (3.80%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.80%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.53%) Clustering
4 2 (2.53%) Open Source
4 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 29 (36.71%) Windows
2 8 (10.13%) Windows XP
2 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.59%) Windows 7
4 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.06%) UNIX
6 3 (3.80%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.53%) AIX
7 2 (2.53%) HPUX
7 2 (2.53%) Solaris
7 2 (2.53%) Linux
7 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.27%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.52%) ITIL
2 12 (15.19%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (11.39%) Migration
4 8 (10.13%) Network Design
5 6 (7.59%) Configuration Management
5 6 (7.59%) Service Management
5 6 (7.59%) Network Management
6 5 (6.33%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.06%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.06%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.06%) Network Load Balancing
7 4 (5.06%) High Availability
7 4 (5.06%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.80%) Time Management
8 3 (3.80%) Release Management
8 3 (3.80%) Performance Testing
8 3 (3.80%) Project Management
9 2 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.53%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.53%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.46%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.06%) VBScript
3 3 (3.80%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (21.52%) Security Cleared
2 16 (20.25%) SC Cleared
2 16 (20.25%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (15.19%) CCNA
4 9 (11.39%) MCP
5 6 (7.59%) CCNP
5 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (5.06%) MCTS
7 3 (3.80%) CCIE
8 2 (2.53%) CCSP
8 2 (2.53%) HNC
9 1 (1.27%) Degree
9 1 (1.27%) CCSE
9 1 (1.27%) CCSA
9 1 (1.27%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) QA
1 4 (5.06%) JSP 440
2 3 (3.80%) SLA
3 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.53%) COBIT
System Software
1 14 (17.72%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.13%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (8.86%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.06%) vSphere
6 2 (2.53%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.53%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (2.53%) RHEV
6 2 (2.53%) KVM
7 1 (1.27%) UAG
7 1 (1.27%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.27%) Squid
7 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (11.39%) SCCM
2 5 (6.33%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.06%) WhatsUp Gold
4 3 (3.80%) SCOM
5 1 (1.27%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 34 (43.04%) Cisco
2 25 (31.65%) Microsoft
3 20 (25.32%) HP
4 19 (24.05%) VMware
5 10 (12.66%) Citrix
6 9 (11.39%) CheckPoint
7 8 (10.13%) F5
8 5 (6.33%) McAfee
8 5 (6.33%) Symantec
8 5 (6.33%) EMC
9 4 (5.06%) Nortel
9 4 (5.06%) Juniper
9 4 (5.06%) Crossbeam
9 4 (5.06%) TippingPoint
9 4 (5.06%) Riverbed
9 4 (5.06%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.80%) Veeam
10 3 (3.80%) ProCurve
10 3 (3.80%) Remedy
10 3 (3.80%) Veritas
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