The table below looks at the statistics for VLAN 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 VLAN over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 119 107 106
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing VLAN 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.075% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 2.00% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Average daily rate
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- - £384
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.28% +7.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -54.28%
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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
353 250 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.17% 11.17% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 88 139
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £10.90 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £30.70 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

VLAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

VLAN Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

VLAN
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VLAN across the Scotland region.

VLAN Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

VLAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VLAN across the Scotland region.

VLAN Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

VLAN
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 VLAN within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 January 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 - 2 - -
Glasgow - - - - 3
Stirling - - - -
Dundee - - - -
VLAN
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VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing VLAN 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 VLAN.

1 7 (53.85%) LAN
1 7 (53.85%) WAN
2 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) HP
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) Network Security
3 5 (38.46%) Migration
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 4 (30.77%) MPLS
4 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (23.08%) MCTS
5 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
5 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
5 3 (23.08%) High Availability
5 3 (23.08%) HTML
5 3 (23.08%) VBScript
5 3 (23.08%) IIS
5 3 (23.08%) MCP
5 3 (23.08%) DHCP
5 3 (23.08%) XML
5 3 (23.08%) DNS
5 3 (23.08%) DMZ
5 3 (23.08%) IPv4
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (15.38%) SAN
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
6 2 (15.38%) Thin Client

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing VLAN 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 VLAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) IIS
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) LAN
1 7 (53.85%) WAN
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) Network Security
3 4 (30.77%) MPLS
3 4 (30.77%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (23.08%) DHCP
4 3 (23.08%) DNS
4 3 (23.08%) DMZ
4 3 (23.08%) IPv4
5 2 (15.38%) SAN
5 2 (15.38%) VPN
6 1 (7.69%) Wireless
6 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
6 1 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (7.69%) PABX
6 1 (7.69%) PBX
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Network Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
1 3 (23.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
1 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
1 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) High Availability
4 2 (15.38%) Line Management
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
1 3 (23.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) MCTS
1 3 (23.08%) MCP
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) HP
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Mitel
4 1 (7.69%) Ruckus Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) Siemens