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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
UK / Scotland
Rank 40 64 83
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +19
Contract jobs citing LAN 69 68 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 4.16% 2.57% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.08% 17.75% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 37 16
Median daily rate £325 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £250 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £437 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £378 £338
% change year-on-year
-7.28% +11.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Median hourly rate £55.00 £28.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.30% -4.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+2.38% -2.32%

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
299 383 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.04% 14.49% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 195 152
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £435 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 8 10
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% +28.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £15.90 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.00 £43.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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
Aberdeen +3 18 £383 +8.51%
Glasgow +13 17 £325 -13.33% 1
Edinburgh +12 15 £325 -7.14% 2
Renfrewshire +13 11 £325 -20.73% 3
South Lanarkshire 0 4 £289 -17.50%
Fife -1 2 £225 +40.62%
West Lothian - 1 £250 - 1
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 100 (79.37%) WAN
2 67 (53.17%) Cisco
3 39 (30.95%) Firewall
4 37 (29.37%) ITIL
5 35 (27.78%) Network Design
6 33 (26.19%) Windows
6 33 (26.19%) Wireless
6 33 (26.19%) Data Centre
7 28 (22.22%) Project Management
8 27 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (19.84%) TCP/IP
9 25 (19.84%) Security Cleared
10 23 (18.25%) Degree
10 23 (18.25%) Active Directory
10 23 (18.25%) OSPF
11 22 (17.46%) Configuration Management
11 22 (17.46%) BGP
12 20 (15.87%) CCNP
12 20 (15.87%) Microsoft
12 20 (15.87%) Cisco IOS
13 19 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (15.08%) Finance
14 18 (14.29%) Telecoms
14 18 (14.29%) MS Excel
14 18 (14.29%) SC Cleared
15 17 (13.49%) HP
15 17 (13.49%) MPLS
16 16 (12.70%) VPN
16 16 (12.70%) VLAN
17 15 (11.90%) MS Visio

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 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.59%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 15 (11.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.97%) Office 365
2 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (79.37%) WAN
2 39 (30.95%) Firewall
3 33 (26.19%) Wireless
4 25 (19.84%) TCP/IP
5 23 (18.25%) OSPF
6 22 (17.46%) BGP
7 20 (15.87%) Cisco IOS
8 17 (13.49%) MPLS
9 16 (12.70%) VLAN
9 16 (12.70%) VPN
10 12 (9.52%) Multicast
11 11 (8.73%) EIGRP
12 8 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
12 8 (6.35%) Network Security
12 8 (6.35%) VoIP
13 6 (4.76%) BIG-IP
13 6 (4.76%) DHCP
13 6 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (4.76%) WLAN
14 5 (3.97%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.32%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.79%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 19 (15.08%) Finance
2 18 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.59%) Banking
3 2 (1.59%) Law
3 2 (1.59%) Retail
4 1 (0.79%) Military
4 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 21 (16.67%) Architect
3 15 (11.90%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
5 13 (10.32%) Analyst
6 10 (7.94%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 10 (7.94%) Network Support
7 9 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
7 9 (7.14%) Security Engineer
7 9 (7.14%) Support Engineer
8 8 (6.35%) Cabling Engineer
8 8 (6.35%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (5.56%) LAN Engineer
9 7 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) Build Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) Project Manager
11 5 (3.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (3.97%) Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (3.97%) Senior Network Engineer
12 4 (3.17%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.79%) JSON
1 1 (0.79%) Web Services
1 1 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (26.19%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.32%) Private Cloud
3 12 (9.52%) CMDB
4 10 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.17%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.38%) CCTV
6 3 (2.38%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.59%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.59%) Handset
7 2 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.79%) Clustering
8 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.79%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 33 (26.19%) Windows
2 11 (8.73%) CatOS
3 10 (7.94%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.38%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.59%) Linux
6 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.59%) Unix
6 2 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (29.37%) ITIL
2 35 (27.78%) Network Design
3 28 (22.22%) Project Management
4 22 (17.46%) Configuration Management
5 19 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (11.11%) Problem Management
6 14 (11.11%) QMS
7 13 (10.32%) Matrix Organization
7 13 (10.32%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 12 (9.52%) ITSM
8 12 (9.52%) Office Automation
8 12 (9.52%) Release Management
8 12 (9.52%) Service Management
9 9 (7.14%) Business Transformation
9 9 (7.14%) DNA
10 8 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (6.35%) Quality Management
11 7 (5.56%) Asset Management
11 7 (5.56%) DevOps
12 5 (3.97%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.14%) C
2 5 (3.97%) SQL
3 1 (0.79%) Java
3 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (19.84%) Security Cleared
3 23 (18.25%) Degree
4 20 (15.87%) CCNP
5 18 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 14 (11.11%) CCNA
7 8 (6.35%) CCIE
7 8 (6.35%) DV Cleared
7 8 (6.35%) JNCIA
8 5 (3.97%) CCSA
8 5 (3.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.38%) BICSI Certification
10 3 (2.38%) BICSI RCDD
10 3 (2.38%) CCDP
10 3 (2.38%) CCIP
10 3 (2.38%) CCSE
10 3 (2.38%) JNCIE
10 3 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.59%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.38%) JSP 440
1 3 (2.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) COBIT
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (18.25%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.97%) vSphere
4 3 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (2.38%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.59%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.17%) FortiGate
1 4 (3.17%) SCCM
2 1 (0.79%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.79%) SCOM
2 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.79%) Simpana
2 1 (0.79%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (0.79%) WMI
Vendors
1 67 (53.17%) Cisco
2 20 (15.87%) Microsoft
3 17 (13.49%) HP
4 14 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 13 (10.32%) VMware
6 12 (9.52%) Juniper
7 9 (7.14%) BT
7 9 (7.14%) Siemens
8 8 (6.35%) Aruba
8 8 (6.35%) F5
9 7 (5.56%) Riverbed
10 5 (3.97%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.17%) Citrix
11 4 (3.17%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.17%) Mitel
12 3 (2.38%) EMC
13 2 (1.59%) Brocade
13 2 (1.59%) Intel Security
13 2 (1.59%) NetApp
13 2 (1.59%) Oracle
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