The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for Internet skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Internet
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 104 116
Rank change year-on-year +17 +12  
Contract jobs citing Internet 30 47 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.37% 1.62% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.30% 8.36% 7.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 11
Median daily rate £320 £321 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.15% +12.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £263 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 14 0
Median hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £24.25 £16.16
% change year-on-year -28.86% +50.06%  

Internet is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 244 562 309
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.17% 19.41% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 283 125
Median daily rate £350 £330 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +12.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 17
Median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +128.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.85 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

Internet
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing Internet as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Internet in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Internet in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Internet in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Internet in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Internet in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Internet in Scotland

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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 Internet within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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 +23 19 £285 -19.71%
Glasgow +4 8 £450 +39.53% 1
Falkirk - 2 £356 -
West Dunbartonshire -2 1 - -
Internet
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Internet 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 Internet.

1 19 (46.34%) Finance
2 11 (26.83%) Citrix
2 11 (26.83%) LAN
2 11 (26.83%) WAN
2 11 (26.83%) Firewall
3 10 (24.39%) Unix
3 10 (24.39%) Cisco
4 9 (21.95%) Windows
4 9 (21.95%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (19.51%) XenApp
5 8 (19.51%) XenDesktop
5 8 (19.51%) Java
5 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
5 8 (19.51%) Wireless
6 7 (17.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (17.07%) Information Security
6 7 (17.07%) Network Design
6 7 (17.07%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (14.63%) NetScaler
7 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (14.63%) Network Security
7 6 (14.63%) Banking
7 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (14.63%) SSL
7 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (14.63%) IBM
7 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
7 6 (14.63%) HTTPS
7 6 (14.63%) Shell Script

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Co-occurring 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 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
1 4 (9.76%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (7.32%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (7.32%) IIS
2 3 (7.32%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (4.88%) Apache
3 2 (4.88%) Confluence
3 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) IBM Blueworks
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
1 1 (2.44%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) Firewall
1 11 (26.83%) LAN
1 11 (26.83%) WAN
2 8 (19.51%) Wireless
3 6 (14.63%) HTTPS
3 6 (14.63%) NetScaler
3 6 (14.63%) Network Security
3 6 (14.63%) SSL
4 4 (9.76%) BGP
4 4 (9.76%) DHCP
4 4 (9.76%) DNS
4 4 (9.76%) EIGRP
4 4 (9.76%) OSPF
5 3 (7.32%) 802.11
5 3 (7.32%) HTTP
5 3 (7.32%) IPsec
5 3 (7.32%) LDAP
5 3 (7.32%) MPLS
5 3 (7.32%) VPN
5 3 (7.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
3 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) JIRA
2 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.44%) Appium
3 1 (2.44%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.44%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.44%) Selenium
3 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (46.34%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Banking
3 4 (9.76%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Law
4 2 (4.88%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Analyst
2 8 (19.51%) Network Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Systems Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Switch Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) Desktop Support
5 3 (7.32%) IT Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.88%) Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (4.88%) Support Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) J2EE
2 3 (7.32%) 802.1X
2 3 (7.32%) HTML
3 1 (2.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.44%) CSS
3 1 (2.44%) HTML5
3 1 (2.44%) jQuery
3 1 (2.44%) JSP
3 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 1 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (2.44%) Web Services
3 1 (2.44%) WSDL
3 1 (2.44%) XML
3 1 (2.44%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) DataPower
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.44%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.44%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (24.39%) Unix
2 9 (21.95%) Windows
3 6 (14.63%) Linux
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.20%) Solaris
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server
5 3 (7.32%) AIX
5 3 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (17.07%) Information Security
2 7 (17.07%) Network Design
2 7 (17.07%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (12.20%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (9.76%) Analytics
5 4 (9.76%) Change Management
5 4 (9.76%) DevOps
5 4 (9.76%) ITIL
5 4 (9.76%) ITIL V3
5 4 (9.76%) Performance Management
6 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.32%) Asset Management
6 3 (7.32%) Data Analytics
6 3 (7.32%) IT Strategy
6 3 (7.32%) Migration
7 2 (4.88%) Defect Management
7 2 (4.88%) High Availability
7 2 (4.88%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) Java
2 6 (14.63%) Shell Script
3 4 (9.76%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.32%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.32%) SQL
5 1 (2.44%) C#
5 1 (2.44%) Dart
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.20%) CCNA
3 3 (7.32%) Degree
3 3 (7.32%) ISEB
4 2 (4.88%) CCNP
4 2 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.44%) FATCA
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Active Directory
1 8 (19.51%) XenApp
1 8 (19.51%) XenDesktop
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (7.32%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 3 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.44%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) Cacti
1 3 (7.32%) Tivoli
1 3 (7.32%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (4.88%) SCCM
3 1 (2.44%) Ansible
3 1 (2.44%) AppDNA
3 1 (2.44%) Business Desktop Deployment
3 1 (2.44%) CA Service Virtualization
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.44%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Citrix
2 10 (24.39%) Cisco
3 6 (14.63%) IBM
3 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.20%) HP
5 4 (9.76%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.32%) CA
6 3 (7.32%) F5
6 3 (7.32%) Oracle
6 3 (7.32%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.32%) VMware
7 1 (2.44%) Clearswift
7 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.44%) McAfee
7 1 (2.44%) Teradata