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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 96 94 68
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -26
Contract jobs citing LAN 41 35 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.25% 1.25% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.58% 9.83% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 20
Average daily rate
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£290 £285 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -19.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £115 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £441 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.98 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+10.62% -11.70%
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
302 356 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.20% 12.75% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 190 102
Average daily rate £308 £310 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.80% -14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £477 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 10
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 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
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 3 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -3 17 £300 +160.86% 2
Glasgow +12 7 £255 -39.28% 10
Renfrewshire +4 6 £300 +1.01%
West Lothian - 4 £295 -
Fife -6 2 £160 -
Lanarkshire -7 2 £191 +66.30%
North Lanarkshire - 1 £115 - 2
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 66 (82.50%) WAN
2 41 (51.25%) Cisco
3 32 (40.00%) Firewall
4 29 (36.25%) Windows
5 19 (23.75%) HP
6 18 (22.50%) Active Directory
6 18 (22.50%) Data Centre
7 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 16 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (20.00%) MS Office
7 16 (20.00%) ITIL
8 15 (18.75%) CCNP
8 15 (18.75%) Juniper
9 14 (17.50%) SAN
10 13 (16.25%) Finance
10 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
10 13 (16.25%) Network Management
10 13 (16.25%) Network Design
10 13 (16.25%) VLAN
10 13 (16.25%) F5
11 12 (15.00%) MS Excel
12 11 (13.75%) CCNA
12 11 (13.75%) CheckPoint
12 11 (13.75%) Migration
12 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
13 10 (12.50%) Incident Management
13 10 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
13 10 (12.50%) Network Security
13 10 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
13 10 (12.50%) VMware

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.75%) Lync
4 1 (1.25%) Apache
Applications
1 16 (20.00%) MS Office
2 12 (15.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 66 (82.50%) WAN
2 32 (40.00%) Firewall
3 14 (17.50%) SAN
4 13 (16.25%) VLAN
5 10 (12.50%) Network Security
6 9 (11.25%) Cisco IOS
6 9 (11.25%) Wireless
6 9 (11.25%) VPN
6 9 (11.25%) WLAN
7 8 (10.00%) DNS
8 7 (8.75%) Ethernet
8 7 (8.75%) MPLS
9 6 (7.50%) DWDM
9 6 (7.50%) TCP/IP
9 6 (7.50%) Junos
10 5 (6.25%) DHCP
10 5 (6.25%) VoIP
10 5 (6.25%) EIGRP
11 4 (5.00%) OSPF
11 4 (5.00%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 13 (16.25%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.25%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.25%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 34 (42.50%) Network Engineer
2 14 (17.50%) Project Manager
2 14 (17.50%) Analyst
3 6 (7.50%) Network Analyst
4 5 (6.25%) Network Support
4 5 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.00%) Network Manager
5 4 (5.00%) Data Analyst
5 4 (5.00%) Network Project Manager
5 4 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 4 (5.00%) Data Network Analyst
5 4 (5.00%) Data Centre Analyst
6 3 (3.75%) Designer
6 3 (3.75%) Telephony Project Manager
6 3 (3.75%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) Service Desk Analyst
6 3 (3.75%) Design Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) Network Support Analyst
6 3 (3.75%) Support Engineer
6 3 (3.75%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.25%) Web Services
2 1 (1.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.25%) Private Cloud
2 5 (6.25%) Cryptography
3 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.25%) Clustering
4 1 (1.25%) PMI
4 1 (1.25%) PKI
4 1 (1.25%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 29 (36.25%) Windows
2 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (8.75%) Linux
5 6 (7.50%) UNIX
6 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.75%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.25%) NetWare
8 1 (1.25%) Solaris
8 1 (1.25%) Android
8 1 (1.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.00%) ITIL
2 13 (16.25%) Network Design
2 13 (16.25%) Network Management
3 11 (13.75%) Migration
4 10 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 10 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
4 10 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (10.00%) Project Management
5 8 (10.00%) Service Management
6 7 (8.75%) Load Balancing
7 5 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 4 (5.00%) Time Management
9 3 (3.75%) Network Architecture
9 3 (3.75%) ITIL V3
9 3 (3.75%) Change Management
9 3 (3.75%) PRINCE2
10 1 (1.25%) CRM
10 1 (1.25%) ERP
10 1 (1.25%) Configuration Management
10 1 (1.25%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.50%) VBA
4 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.75%) CCNP
3 11 (13.75%) CCNA
3 11 (13.75%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.00%) CCIE
4 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.25%) MCTS
6 1 (1.25%) Degree
6 1 (1.25%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) QA
2 3 (3.75%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.00%) vSphere
3 7 (8.75%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.75%) Xen
7 1 (1.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (8.75%) SCCM
2 5 (6.25%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 41 (51.25%) Cisco
2 19 (23.75%) HP
3 15 (18.75%) Juniper
4 13 (16.25%) Microsoft
4 13 (16.25%) F5
5 11 (13.75%) CheckPoint
6 10 (12.50%) VMware
6 10 (12.50%) Oracle
7 9 (11.25%) Riverbed
8 7 (8.75%) McAfee
8 7 (8.75%) Citrix
8 7 (8.75%) Fortinet
9 6 (7.50%) Crossbeam
9 6 (7.50%) TippingPoint
10 3 (3.75%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.75%) EMC
11 2 (2.50%) Symantec
12 1 (1.25%) Remedy
12 1 (1.25%) Veritas
12 1 (1.25%) LANDesk
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