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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 145 127 118
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -9
Contract jobs citing VLAN 4 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.13% 0.17% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.72% 1.41% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £500 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.17
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £25.36
% change year-on-year
-57.14% +38.01%
VLAN
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
558 355 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.66% 11.87% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 170 151
Average daily rate £345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £140 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £473 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +72.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £16.50 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -11 3 - -
Glasgow +3 1 - - 2
VLAN
UK

VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 9 (69.23%) LAN
1 9 (69.23%) WAN
1 9 (69.23%) TCP/IP
1 9 (69.23%) Firewall
2 8 (61.54%) Cisco
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (46.15%) Windows
4 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
5 5 (38.46%) CCNP
5 5 (38.46%) CCNA
6 4 (30.77%) OSPF
6 4 (30.77%) BGP
6 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
6 4 (30.77%) Solaris
6 4 (30.77%) Java
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle
6 4 (30.77%) Web Services
6 4 (30.77%) Unix
6 4 (30.77%) VPN
6 4 (30.77%) CISSP
6 4 (30.77%) Legal
6 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
6 4 (30.77%) Process Improvement
7 3 (23.08%) High Availability
7 3 (23.08%) Skype for Business
7 3 (23.08%) HSRP
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (23.08%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) ATM

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) Firewall
1 9 (69.23%) LAN
1 9 (69.23%) TCP/IP
1 9 (69.23%) WAN
2 4 (30.77%) BGP
2 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
2 4 (30.77%) OSPF
2 4 (30.77%) VPN
3 3 (23.08%) ATM
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (23.08%) HSRP
3 3 (23.08%) ISDN
3 3 (23.08%) PPP
3 3 (23.08%) X.25
4 2 (15.38%) IPsec
4 2 (15.38%) VXLAN
4 2 (15.38%) Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) DNS
5 1 (7.69%) MPLS
5 1 (7.69%) WLAN
General
1 4 (30.77%) Legal
2 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 2 (15.38%) Law
4 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Network Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Consultant
2 5 (38.46%) Network Consultant
3 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Security Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Consultant
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 3 (23.08%) Data Consultant
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Data Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Data Network Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Junior Security Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Network Support
5 2 (15.38%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Security Analyst
5 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Switch Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Private Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Solaris
2 4 (30.77%) Unix
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
1 4 (30.77%) Process Improvement
2 3 (23.08%) High Availability
2 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (15.38%) Re-Platforming
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) DevOps
4 1 (7.69%) Kanban
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (7.69%) Network Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (38.46%) CCNA
2 5 (38.46%) CCNP
3 4 (30.77%) CISSP
4 3 (23.08%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Nagios
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 3 (23.08%) CheckPoint
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) VMware