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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 118 101 107
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing VLAN 11 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.40% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.43% 3.20% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 2
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£150 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.70% +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +48.49%
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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
321 250 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.54% 10.29% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 102 116
Average daily rate £320 £361 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +44.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 32
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 2014. 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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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 -5 3 £250 -41.17%
Glasgow - - - - 1
North Lanarkshire - - - - 2
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VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
3 10 (43.48%) Cisco
3 10 (43.48%) Firewall
4 8 (34.78%) SAN
4 8 (34.78%) LAN
4 8 (34.78%) WAN
4 8 (34.78%) SCCM
4 8 (34.78%) Line Management
4 8 (34.78%) Mentoring
5 7 (30.43%) Data Management
5 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (30.43%) Fortinet
5 7 (30.43%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (30.43%) VMware
6 6 (26.09%) ITIL
7 5 (21.74%) HP
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
8 4 (17.39%) IPv4
8 4 (17.39%) DHCP
8 4 (17.39%) DNS
8 4 (17.39%) MCP
8 4 (17.39%) IIS
8 4 (17.39%) HTML
8 4 (17.39%) VBScript
8 4 (17.39%) XML
8 4 (17.39%) High Availability
8 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
8 4 (17.39%) MCTS

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 4 (17.39%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) Firewall
2 8 (34.78%) SAN
2 8 (34.78%) LAN
2 8 (34.78%) WAN
3 4 (17.39%) DHCP
3 4 (17.39%) DNS
3 4 (17.39%) IPv4
4 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (13.04%) Network Security
4 3 (13.04%) MPLS
5 2 (8.70%) DMZ
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Technical Support
2 4 (17.39%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Network Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Server Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Server Support
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) IT Security Officer
4 1 (4.35%) Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) HTML
1 4 (17.39%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Line Management
1 8 (34.78%) Mentoring
2 7 (30.43%) Data Management
3 6 (26.09%) ITIL
4 4 (17.39%) High Availability
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.35%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) VBScript
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) MCP
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (17.39%) MCTS
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (30.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco
2 7 (30.43%) VMware
2 7 (30.43%) Fortinet
3 5 (21.74%) HP
4 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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