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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Virtual LAN (VLAN)
Rank 124 118 107
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing VLAN 10 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.36% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.22% 2.83% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £150 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -64.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £255 £320
% change year-on-year
+32.35% -20.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £27.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-30.90% -14.72%
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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
311 353 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.34% 12.63% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 190 103
Average daily rate £313 £320 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -11.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £163 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 9
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VLAN across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

VLAN Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 September 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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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
Renfrewshire +13 6 £300 +22.44%
Edinburgh - 4 £140 - 1
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VLAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 13 (72.22%) LAN
2 12 (66.67%) WAN
3 11 (61.11%) Firewall
4 10 (55.56%) Cisco
4 10 (55.56%) Data Centre
5 9 (50.00%) Network Design
6 8 (44.44%) Fortinet
6 8 (44.44%) Load Balancing
6 8 (44.44%) HP
6 8 (44.44%) F5
7 6 (33.33%) HP Helion
7 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (33.33%) DWDM
7 6 (33.33%) Ethernet
7 6 (33.33%) Finance
8 5 (27.78%) Private Cloud
9 4 (22.22%) CCIE
9 4 (22.22%) CCNP
9 4 (22.22%) CCNA
10 3 (16.67%) Windows
10 3 (16.67%) Wireless
10 3 (16.67%) Network Architecture
11 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 2 (11.11%) BIG-IP
11 2 (11.11%) Network Security
11 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
11 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
11 2 (11.11%) Migration
11 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management

VLAN
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) LAN
2 12 (66.67%) WAN
3 11 (61.11%) Firewall
4 6 (33.33%) DWDM
4 6 (33.33%) Ethernet
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (11.11%) BIG-IP
6 2 (11.11%) Network Security
6 2 (11.11%) OSPF
6 2 (11.11%) BGP
6 2 (11.11%) EIGRP
6 2 (11.11%) PPP
6 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 2 (11.11%) WLAN
6 2 (11.11%) ATM
6 2 (11.11%) ISDN
6 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (5.56%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Network Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Network Designer
3 2 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Designer
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Network Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Telephony Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) IT Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 5 (27.78%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Solaris
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Mac OS
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Network Design
2 8 (44.44%) Load Balancing
3 3 (16.67%) Network Architecture
4 2 (11.11%) Migration
4 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.56%) CRM
5 1 (5.56%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) CCIE
2 4 (22.22%) CCNP
2 4 (22.22%) CCNA
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Cisco
2 8 (44.44%) Fortinet
2 8 (44.44%) F5
2 8 (44.44%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) Mitel
4 1 (5.56%) Dell
4 1 (5.56%) Nortel
4 1 (5.56%) Siemens
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Sun
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle