The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN 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.

Local Area Network (LAN)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 100 104
Rank change year-on-year +52 +4  
Contract jobs citing LAN 74 51 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 3.39% 1.76% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 30.33% 9.07% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 14
Median daily rate £359 £398 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +43.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £170 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £448 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 2 0
Median hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.81% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.75 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.80% +40.54%  

LAN 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%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Scotland

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Scotland

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Scotland

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Scotland

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for LAN in Scotland

LAN
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 LAN 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 26 £225 -37.06% 1
Aberdeen +13 24 £424 - 1
Glasgow +16 12 £359 -10.25% 2
Renfrewshire +41 6 £415 -4.59%
Falkirk - 3 £320 -
West Lothian 0 2 £300 -
LAN
UK

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

1 100 (91.74%) WAN
2 76 (69.72%) Cisco
3 70 (64.22%) Firewall
4 50 (45.87%) Wireless
5 47 (43.12%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (35.78%) HP
7 35 (32.11%) CCNP
7 35 (32.11%) Network Design
8 34 (31.19%) F5
9 32 (29.36%) TCP/IP
9 32 (29.36%) ITIL
9 32 (29.36%) CheckPoint
10 29 (26.61%) Juniper
11 25 (22.94%) Windows
11 25 (22.94%) Riverbed
12 23 (21.10%) BIG-IP
13 22 (20.18%) CCDP
13 22 (20.18%) Aruba
13 22 (20.18%) Degree
13 22 (20.18%) FortiGate
14 21 (19.27%) Security Cleared
14 21 (19.27%) BGP
14 21 (19.27%) CCIP
14 21 (19.27%) CCIE
14 21 (19.27%) Telecoms
15 20 (18.35%) CCSA
15 20 (18.35%) CCSE
15 20 (18.35%) Fortinet
16 19 (17.43%) Computer Science
16 19 (17.43%) JNCIA

LAN
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 5 (4.59%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.92%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (7.34%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 100 (91.74%) WAN
2 70 (64.22%) Firewall
3 50 (45.87%) Wireless
4 32 (29.36%) TCP/IP
5 23 (21.10%) BIG-IP
6 21 (19.27%) BGP
7 19 (17.43%) VPN
8 16 (14.68%) MPLS
8 16 (14.68%) OSPF
9 12 (11.01%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (10.09%) Internet
11 9 (8.26%) EIGRP
12 8 (7.34%) Network Security
12 8 (7.34%) VLAN
13 6 (5.50%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (4.59%) SNMP
14 5 (4.59%) SSH
15 4 (3.67%) Multicast
15 4 (3.67%) WLAN
16 3 (2.75%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.67%) Relational Database
General
1 21 (19.27%) Telecoms
2 15 (13.76%) Finance
3 4 (3.67%) Legal
4 2 (1.83%) Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Law
4 2 (1.83%) Military
Job Titles
1 66 (60.55%) Network Engineer
2 14 (12.84%) Cisco Engineer
3 12 (11.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (7.34%) LAN Engineer
4 8 (7.34%) Security Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) Analyst
5 7 (6.42%) Architect
5 7 (6.42%) Consultant
5 7 (6.42%) LAN/WAN Engineer
5 7 (6.42%) WAN Engineer
6 6 (5.50%) Firewall Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Security Analyst
7 5 (4.59%) Senior Network Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.59%) Switch Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Senior Security Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.59%) Web Services
2 3 (2.75%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.92%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.43%) Computer Science
2 12 (11.01%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.34%) CMDB
4 7 (6.42%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (4.59%) Driving Licence
5 5 (4.59%) Private Cloud
6 4 (3.67%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.92%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.92%) Handset
7 1 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.92%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.94%) Windows
2 10 (9.17%) Unix
3 9 (8.26%) Linux
4 6 (5.50%) CatOS
5 5 (4.59%) Solaris
6 4 (3.67%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.83%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.11%) Network Design
2 32 (29.36%) ITIL
3 19 (17.43%) ITSM
3 19 (17.43%) Service Management
4 15 (13.76%) Configuration Management
5 11 (10.09%) Network Monitoring
5 11 (10.09%) Project Management
6 10 (9.17%) QMS
7 9 (8.26%) Information Security
7 9 (8.26%) Problem Management
8 8 (7.34%) Release Management
9 7 (6.42%) Fault Management
9 7 (6.42%) Incident Management
9 7 (6.42%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (4.59%) Quality Management
11 4 (3.67%) Change Management
11 4 (3.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 3 (2.75%) Cybersecurity
12 3 (2.75%) Matrix Organization
12 3 (2.75%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.59%) C
1 5 (4.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 47 (43.12%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (32.11%) CCNP
3 22 (20.18%) CCDP
3 22 (20.18%) Degree
4 21 (19.27%) CCIE
4 21 (19.27%) CCIP
4 21 (19.27%) Security Cleared
5 20 (18.35%) CCSA
5 20 (18.35%) CCSE
6 19 (17.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (17.43%) JNCIA
6 19 (17.43%) JNCIE
7 17 (15.60%) HP ASE
7 17 (15.60%) HP MASE
8 14 (12.84%) SC Cleared
9 11 (10.09%) CCNA
10 10 (9.17%) CISSP
11 5 (4.59%) CCSP
12 2 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.92%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.75%) COBIT
2 3 (2.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.83%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.83%) ProxySG
3 2 (1.83%) Squid
3 2 (1.83%) vSphere
4 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.92%) UAG
Systems Management
1 22 (20.18%) FortiGate
2 8 (7.34%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (5.50%) SCCM
4 3 (2.75%) Cacti
5 2 (1.83%) SCOM
6 1 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.92%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 76 (69.72%) Cisco
2 39 (35.78%) HP
3 34 (31.19%) F5
4 32 (29.36%) CheckPoint
5 29 (26.61%) Juniper
6 25 (22.94%) Riverbed
7 22 (20.18%) Aruba
8 20 (18.35%) Fortinet
9 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
10 12 (11.01%) McAfee
11 7 (6.42%) Intel
12 6 (5.50%) SolarWinds
13 5 (4.59%) BT
13 5 (4.59%) Oracle
13 5 (4.59%) Siemens
13 5 (4.59%) VMware
14 4 (3.67%) Mitel
15 3 (2.75%) Citrix
15 3 (2.75%) ProCurve
16 2 (1.83%) Brocade
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