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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 80 67 78
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs citing LAN 42 50 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.55% 2.02% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.28% 18.12% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 20
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£388 £331 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +12.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £99 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £414 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £308
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +11.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £29.50 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.47% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.60 £21.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +35.48%
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
342 276 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.62% 11.17% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 93 155
Average daily rate £339 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £148 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 11
Average hourly rate £29.50 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.47% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.84 £21.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.85
% change year-on-year
+30.95% -8.09%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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
Glasgow +7 13 £500 +123.46% 8
Edinburgh -8 12 £200 -18.69% 5
Aberdeen -3 4 £113 -67.85%
Renfrewshire -10 4 £450 +36.77%
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Falkirk - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
LAN
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LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 64 (76.19%) WAN
2 33 (39.29%) Cisco
3 29 (34.52%) Windows
3 29 (34.52%) Firewall
4 23 (27.38%) Microsoft
5 19 (22.62%) Security Cleared
6 18 (21.43%) HP
7 17 (20.24%) ITIL
7 17 (20.24%) SC Cleared
8 16 (19.05%) Network Security
8 16 (19.05%) Active Directory
9 14 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (16.67%) VMware
10 13 (15.48%) MS Office
11 12 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 12 (14.29%) SAN
11 12 (14.29%) Wireless
12 11 (13.10%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (13.10%) VPN
12 11 (13.10%) PowerShell
12 11 (13.10%) F5
13 10 (11.90%) CCNA
13 10 (11.90%) Windows XP
13 10 (11.90%) Migration
14 9 (10.71%) VoIP
14 9 (10.71%) CheckPoint
14 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (10.71%) SCCM
15 8 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (9.52%) VMware ESXi

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 7 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.76%) Lync
4 3 (3.57%) IIS
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle Application Server
5 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (15.48%) MS Office
2 12 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 64 (76.19%) WAN
2 29 (34.52%) Firewall
3 16 (19.05%) Network Security
4 12 (14.29%) Wireless
4 12 (14.29%) SAN
5 11 (13.10%) VPN
6 9 (10.71%) VoIP
7 7 (8.33%) Internet
7 7 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 7 (8.33%) VLAN
7 7 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (7.14%) WLAN
8 6 (7.14%) DHCP
8 6 (7.14%) DNS
9 4 (4.76%) IPv4
9 4 (4.76%) MPLS
9 4 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (4.76%) Junos
10 3 (3.57%) PABX
10 3 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
1 6 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (1.19%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 13 (15.48%) Support Engineer
3 11 (13.10%) Architect
4 7 (8.33%) Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) Consultant
4 7 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.14%) Network Support
6 5 (5.95%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Security Architect
7 4 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (3.57%) Administrator
8 3 (3.57%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) Middleware
2 3 (3.57%) HTML
2 3 (3.57%) XML
3 2 (2.38%) Web Services
4 1 (1.19%) CSS
4 1 (1.19%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.95%) Replication
2 4 (4.76%) Cryptography
2 4 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.57%) CCTV
3 3 (3.57%) CMDB
3 3 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.57%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.38%) Clustering
4 2 (2.38%) Open Source
4 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (34.52%) Windows
2 10 (11.90%) Windows XP
3 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (4.76%) UNIX
7 3 (3.57%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.38%) AIX
8 2 (2.38%) HPUX
8 2 (2.38%) Solaris
8 2 (2.38%) Linux
9 1 (1.19%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.24%) ITIL
2 11 (13.10%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (11.90%) Migration
4 8 (9.52%) Network Design
5 6 (7.14%) Service Management
5 6 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 6 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 6 (7.14%) Security Architecture
5 6 (7.14%) Network Management
6 5 (5.95%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.95%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.76%) Network Load Balancing
7 4 (4.76%) SIEM
7 4 (4.76%) TOGAF
7 4 (4.76%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (3.57%) Release Management
8 3 (3.57%) Performance Testing
8 3 (3.57%) Time Management
8 3 (3.57%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.10%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.95%) SQL
3 3 (3.57%) VBScript
4 1 (1.19%) VBA
4 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (22.62%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.24%) SC Cleared
3 14 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (11.90%) CCNA
5 6 (7.14%) MCP
6 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (5.95%) CCNP
7 3 (3.57%) MCTS
7 3 (3.57%) CCIE
8 2 (2.38%) HNC
9 1 (1.19%) MCSA
9 1 (1.19%) CCSP
9 1 (1.19%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.76%) QA
2 4 (4.76%) JSP 440
2 4 (4.76%) SLA
3 2 (2.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 16 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.76%) vSphere
5 2 (2.38%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.38%) KVM
5 2 (2.38%) RHEV
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.19%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.19%) Squid
6 1 (1.19%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (10.71%) SCCM
2 4 (4.76%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (3.57%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.38%) SCOM
5 1 (1.19%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 33 (39.29%) Cisco
2 23 (27.38%) Microsoft
3 18 (21.43%) HP
4 14 (16.67%) VMware
5 11 (13.10%) F5
6 9 (10.71%) CheckPoint
7 7 (8.33%) Citrix
8 5 (5.95%) EMC
8 5 (5.95%) McAfee
9 4 (4.76%) Juniper
9 4 (4.76%) Varonis
9 4 (4.76%) Riverbed
9 4 (4.76%) Crossbeam
9 4 (4.76%) TippingPoint
9 4 (4.76%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.57%) ProCurve
10 3 (3.57%) Veeam
10 3 (3.57%) Symantec
10 3 (3.57%) Remedy
10 3 (3.57%) Veritas
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