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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 98 103 95
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing LAN 51 35 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.76% 1.16% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.07% 11.36% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 19
Median daily rate £398 £278 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.24% +13.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £215 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £425 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £23.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 - £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.90 - £24.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+40.54% +5.71%
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
562 308 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.41% 10.22% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 125 208
Median daily rate £330 £295 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.86% -15.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £158 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 20
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £12.35 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -5 19 £358 +15.32%
Renfrewshire -26 18 £435 +62.69%
Glasgow 0 5 £400 +75.82% 1
Aberdeen - 2 - -
West Lothian +9 1 - -
Lanarkshire +3 1 £100 -64.28%
Stirling - 1 £500 -
Highlands - 1 - -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 110 (85.94%) WAN
2 43 (33.59%) Security Cleared
3 42 (32.81%) Cisco
4 41 (32.03%) Network Design
5 40 (31.25%) Firewall
6 35 (27.34%) SC Cleared
7 32 (25.00%) Windows
8 27 (21.09%) TCP/IP
8 27 (21.09%) Relational Database
8 27 (21.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 26 (20.31%) Matrix Organization
10 23 (17.97%) Active Directory
11 20 (15.63%) BGP
11 20 (15.63%) Office Automation
12 19 (14.84%) OSPF
12 19 (14.84%) Finance
13 18 (14.06%) Wireless
14 17 (13.28%) MPLS
14 17 (13.28%) CCNP
14 17 (13.28%) Cisco Certification
15 16 (12.50%) Project Management
15 16 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
15 16 (12.50%) Private Cloud
16 15 (11.72%) ITIL
17 14 (10.94%) EIGRP
17 14 (10.94%) Windows Server
18 13 (10.16%) Data Centre
18 13 (10.16%) VMware ESXi
18 13 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
18 13 (10.16%) VPN

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 9 (7.03%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.34%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.78%) Apache
4 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.78%) IIS
4 1 (0.78%) nginx
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.78%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.03%) MS Visio
3 6 (4.69%) MS Office
4 2 (1.56%) MS Project
5 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.56%) SaaS
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.78%) Office 365
2 1 (0.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 110 (85.94%) WAN
2 40 (31.25%) Firewall
3 27 (21.09%) TCP/IP
4 20 (15.63%) BGP
5 19 (14.84%) OSPF
6 18 (14.06%) Wireless
7 17 (13.28%) MPLS
8 16 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
9 14 (10.94%) EIGRP
10 13 (10.16%) VPN
11 12 (9.38%) VLAN
12 9 (7.03%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (5.47%) Multicast
13 7 (5.47%) Network Security
13 7 (5.47%) SAN
14 6 (4.69%) DHCP
14 6 (4.69%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (4.69%) WLAN
15 5 (3.91%) DNS
15 5 (3.91%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (21.09%) Relational Database
2 7 (5.47%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.78%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.78%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.78%) HBase
4 1 (0.78%) Informix
4 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.78%) MySQL
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (0.78%) Subversion
General
1 19 (14.84%) Finance
2 7 (5.47%) Banking
3 6 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.91%) Legal
5 4 (3.13%) Law
6 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Retail
7 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (28.91%) Architect
2 26 (20.31%) Network Engineer
3 25 (19.53%) Solutions Architect
4 20 (15.63%) Analyst
5 14 (10.94%) Infrastructure Architect
6 12 (9.38%) Security Analyst
7 9 (7.03%) Project Manager
7 9 (7.03%) Senior Network Engineer
8 8 (6.25%) LAN Engineer
8 8 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (5.47%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) Consultant
9 7 (5.47%) Infrastructure Manager
9 7 (5.47%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.47%) Senior Security Analyst
10 6 (4.69%) Administrator
10 6 (4.69%) Field Engineer
10 6 (4.69%) Network Consultant
11 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.69%) Web Services
2 4 (3.13%) Middleware
3 1 (0.78%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.78%) CakePHP
3 1 (0.78%) HTML
3 1 (0.78%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.78%) Node.js
3 1 (0.78%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.78%) XML
3 1 (0.78%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.50%) Private Cloud
2 13 (10.16%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.25%) CMDB
4 7 (5.47%) Driving Licence
5 5 (3.91%) Fat Client
5 5 (3.91%) Thin Client
6 4 (3.13%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.56%) NHS
8 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.78%) BYOD
8 1 (0.78%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.78%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (25.00%) Windows
2 14 (10.94%) Windows Server
3 11 (8.59%) Unix
4 9 (7.03%) Linux
4 9 (7.03%) Solaris
5 7 (5.47%) CatOS
6 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.13%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.56%) AIX
10 1 (0.78%) Android
10 1 (0.78%) HPUX
10 1 (0.78%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (32.03%) Network Design
2 27 (21.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 26 (20.31%) Matrix Organization
4 20 (15.63%) Office Automation
5 16 (12.50%) Project Management
6 15 (11.72%) ITIL
7 13 (10.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (8.59%) Configuration Management
9 9 (7.03%) Migration
9 9 (7.03%) Service Management
10 8 (6.25%) Network Management
10 8 (6.25%) Problem Management
10 8 (6.25%) Release Management
10 8 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (5.47%) QMS
11 7 (5.47%) Service Delivery
12 6 (4.69%) Incident Management
13 5 (3.91%) Load Balancing
13 5 (3.91%) Network Architecture
13 5 (3.91%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.69%) Java
2 5 (3.91%) C
2 5 (3.91%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.91%) SQL
3 1 (0.78%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.78%) PHP
3 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (33.59%) Security Cleared
2 35 (27.34%) SC Cleared
3 17 (13.28%) CCNP
3 17 (13.28%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (7.81%) CCNA
5 6 (4.69%) CCIE
6 5 (3.91%) CISSP
7 3 (2.34%) CCDP
7 3 (2.34%) Degree
7 3 (2.34%) JNCIA
8 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.78%) MCITP
8 1 (0.78%) MCP
8 1 (0.78%) MCTS
8 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (3.91%) QA
3 2 (1.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (17.97%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.16%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (5.47%) Virtual Desktop
3 7 (5.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.91%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (3.13%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.56%) KVM
6 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.56%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.78%) NFS
7 1 (0.78%) RHEV
7 1 (0.78%) SRDF
7 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.78%) vSphere
7 1 (0.78%) Xen
7 1 (0.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (6.25%) SCCM
2 2 (1.56%) SCOM
3 1 (0.78%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.78%) Nessus
3 1 (0.78%) WSUS
3 1 (0.78%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 42 (32.81%) Cisco
2 11 (8.59%) CheckPoint
2 11 (8.59%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.03%) Oracle
4 7 (5.47%) Citrix
4 7 (5.47%) Juniper
4 7 (5.47%) VMware
5 6 (4.69%) BT
5 6 (4.69%) CA
5 6 (4.69%) HP
6 5 (3.91%) Siemens
7 4 (3.13%) Intel Security
8 3 (2.34%) EMC
8 3 (2.34%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.34%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.56%) IBM
9 2 (1.56%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.78%) Aruba
10 1 (0.78%) RedGate
10 1 (0.78%) Verint