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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 70 101 100
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 55 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.40% 1.13% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.35% 11.90% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 19 20
Median daily rate £370 £290 £286
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.58% +1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £135 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £375 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +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
317 311 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.85% 9.53% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 127 194
Median daily rate £350 £313 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £171 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 10
Median hourly rate £40.50 £12.35 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+227.93% -29.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.35 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £25.00 £27.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +18 28 £350 +20.68%
Glasgow +17 15 £275 +7.84% 3
Renfrewshire -5 8 £409 +36.25%
Fife +4 1 - -
Highlands - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 113 (91.13%) WAN
2 49 (39.52%) Cisco
3 46 (37.10%) Security Cleared
4 44 (35.48%) Network Design
4 44 (35.48%) Firewall
5 39 (31.45%) SC Cleared
6 32 (25.81%) Relational Database
6 32 (25.81%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 31 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
8 29 (23.39%) TCP/IP
9 26 (20.97%) Cisco Certification
9 26 (20.97%) Windows
10 25 (20.16%) Office Automation
11 24 (19.35%) Active Directory
11 24 (19.35%) BGP
12 23 (18.55%) OSPF
13 22 (17.74%) EIGRP
13 22 (17.74%) Wireless
14 21 (16.94%) Data Centre
15 20 (16.13%) MPLS
15 20 (16.13%) CCNP
15 20 (16.13%) CCNA
15 20 (16.13%) VPN
16 19 (15.32%) CheckPoint
17 17 (13.71%) Finance
17 17 (13.71%) Private Cloud
18 16 (12.90%) Cisco IOS
19 15 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
19 15 (12.10%) ITIL
20 13 (10.48%) VLAN

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 (7.26%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.81%) Apache
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.81%) IIS
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.65%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.84%) MS Office
3 3 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.61%) Office 365
1 2 (1.61%) SaaS
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 113 (91.13%) WAN
2 44 (35.48%) Firewall
3 29 (23.39%) TCP/IP
4 24 (19.35%) BGP
5 23 (18.55%) OSPF
6 22 (17.74%) EIGRP
6 22 (17.74%) Wireless
7 20 (16.13%) MPLS
7 20 (16.13%) VPN
8 16 (12.90%) Cisco IOS
9 13 (10.48%) VLAN
10 12 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (8.06%) Internet
12 9 (7.26%) ATM
12 9 (7.26%) ISDN
13 8 (6.45%) DHCP
13 8 (6.45%) SAN
13 8 (6.45%) VoIP
13 8 (6.45%) WLAN
14 7 (5.65%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (25.81%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.81%) HBase
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (0.81%) Subversion
General
1 17 (13.71%) Finance
2 7 (5.65%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.84%) Law
4 5 (4.03%) Banking
5 3 (2.42%) Retail
6 2 (1.61%) Legal
6 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (32.26%) Architect
2 31 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 29 (23.39%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (12.10%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (9.68%) Analyst
6 9 (7.26%) Consultant
7 8 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (6.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (6.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.45%) Network Consultant
8 6 (4.84%) Data Consultant
8 6 (4.84%) LAN Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Project Manager
8 6 (4.84%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (4.03%) Administrator
9 5 (4.03%) Cisco Consultant
9 5 (4.03%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 5 (4.03%) Network Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.23%) Middleware
2 3 (2.42%) Web Services
3 1 (0.81%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.81%) HTML
3 1 (0.81%) Java EE
3 1 (0.81%) Rendezvous
3 1 (0.81%) RESTful
3 1 (0.81%) XML
3 1 (0.81%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.94%) Data Centre
2 17 (13.71%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.23%) CMDB
3 4 (3.23%) Cryptography
3 4 (3.23%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.61%) CCTV
4 2 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.81%) BYOD
5 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.81%) iPad
5 1 (0.81%) iPhone
5 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.81%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.97%) Windows
2 11 (8.87%) Windows Server
3 7 (5.65%) Unix
4 5 (4.03%) Solaris
4 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.23%) Windows XP
6 3 (2.42%) CatOS
6 3 (2.42%) Linux
6 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.61%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.61%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.81%) AIX
8 1 (0.81%) Android
8 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.81%) HPUX
8 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (35.48%) Network Design
2 32 (25.81%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 31 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
4 25 (20.16%) Office Automation
5 15 (12.10%) ITIL
5 15 (12.10%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (8.87%) Technical Architecture
7 10 (8.06%) Load Balancing
7 10 (8.06%) Service Management
8 9 (7.26%) Migration
8 9 (7.26%) Network Management
9 8 (6.45%) Configuration Management
9 8 (6.45%) High Availability
9 8 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (6.45%) Project Management
10 7 (5.65%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (5.65%) Service Delivery
11 6 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (4.84%) Change Control
11 6 (4.84%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.23%) Java
1 4 (3.23%) SQL
2 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.81%) C
3 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (37.10%) Security Cleared
2 39 (31.45%) SC Cleared
3 26 (20.97%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (16.13%) CCNA
4 20 (16.13%) CCNP
5 6 (4.84%) CCIE
5 6 (4.84%) JNCIA
6 5 (4.03%) Degree
7 3 (2.42%) CCDP
8 2 (1.61%) VCP6
8 2 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.81%) CISSP
9 1 (0.81%) HND
9 1 (0.81%) MCITP
9 1 (0.81%) MCP
9 1 (0.81%) MCTS
9 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.03%) QA
2 3 (2.42%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.42%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.48%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (4.03%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (2.42%) KVM
7 2 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.61%) vSphere
7 2 (1.61%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.81%) NFS
8 1 (0.81%) RHEV
8 1 (0.81%) SRDF
8 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.81%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (4.84%) SCCM
2 3 (2.42%) SCOM
3 1 (0.81%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 49 (39.52%) Cisco
2 19 (15.32%) CheckPoint
3 11 (8.87%) VMware
4 10 (8.06%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.65%) Citrix
5 7 (5.65%) Fortinet
6 6 (4.84%) CA
6 6 (4.84%) Intel Security
7 5 (4.03%) Oracle
7 5 (4.03%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.23%) Brocade
8 4 (3.23%) F5
8 4 (3.23%) Juniper
9 3 (2.42%) Mitel
10 2 (1.61%) BT
10 2 (1.61%) EMC
10 2 (1.61%) HP
11 1 (0.81%) Intel
11 1 (0.81%) NetApp
11 1 (0.81%) Siemens