Period
to 22 February 2019

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 6 months to 22 February 2019 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
6 months to
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 118 111 68
Rank change year-on-year -7 -43 +12
Contract jobs citing LAN 68 77 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.47% 1.57% 3.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.57% 13.60% 18.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 87
Scotland median daily rate £306 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.93% +4.62% -13.33%
10th Percentile £131 £207 £153
90th Percentile £529 £473 £473
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 8
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £16.25 £50.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -67.82% +75.65%
10th Percentile £21.05 £14.75 £13.43
90th Percentile £113.55 £18.09 £65.30
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £17.38 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.42% -8.55% -5.00%

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 501 566 658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.84% 11.53% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 335 388
Scotland median daily rate £400 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% -6.21%
10th Percentile £138 £150 £195
90th Percentile £538 £538 £454
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 31
Scotland median hourly rate £17.25 £17.18 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.41% -18.19% -1.18%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.96 £11.32
90th Percentile £44.13 £35.94 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -4.10% -9.30% -4.44%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

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 6 months to 22 February 2019.

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 6 months to 22 February 2019.

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 6 months to 22 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +7 27 £350 +12.00% 8
Glasgow -7 18 £138 -54.94% 11
South Lanarkshire - 8 £330 -
Aberdeen -11 3 £175 -56.25%
Dundee - 2 £140 -
South Ayrshire - 2 £325 - 1
West Lothian +4 1 - -
Highlands -1 1 £185 -
Falkirk - 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £525 - 1
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for LAN.

1 45 (66.18%) WAN
2 28 (41.18%) Cisco
2 28 (41.18%) Windows
3 24 (35.29%) Active Directory
4 19 (27.94%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (26.47%) Wireless
6 17 (25.00%) Firewall
6 17 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 16 (23.53%) Windows 7
8 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
8 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
9 13 (19.12%) Blackberry
9 13 (19.12%) Finance
9 13 (19.12%) Windows 10
10 12 (17.65%) Internet
11 11 (16.18%) ITIL
12 10 (14.71%) CCNP
12 10 (14.71%) CheckPoint
12 10 (14.71%) Data Centre
12 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
13 9 (13.24%) vSphere
13 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (13.24%) CCNA
13 9 (13.24%) DNS
13 9 (13.24%) VPN
14 8 (11.76%) Ethernet
14 8 (11.76%) Citrix
14 8 (11.76%) Change Management
14 8 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared

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 3 (4.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (4.41%) IIS
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (7.35%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.29%) Office 365
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (66.18%) WAN
2 18 (26.47%) Wireless
3 17 (25.00%) Firewall
3 17 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 12 (17.65%) Internet
5 9 (13.24%) DNS
5 9 (13.24%) VPN
6 8 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (11.76%) Ethernet
7 6 (8.82%) BGP
7 6 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (8.82%) DHCP
7 6 (8.82%) IP Telephony
7 6 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (8.82%) WLAN
8 5 (7.35%) Network Security
8 5 (7.35%) OSPF
8 5 (7.35%) VSAN
9 4 (5.88%) Cisco IPT
9 4 (5.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (1.47%) Hudson
General
1 13 (19.12%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.94%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Games
4 1 (1.47%) Law
Job Titles
1 23 (33.82%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.71%) IT Support
3 7 (10.29%) Architect
3 7 (10.29%) Desktop Support
4 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 5 (7.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (7.35%) Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Network Architect
5 5 (7.35%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) IT Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Network Specialist
7 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.41%) Security Architect
7 3 (4.41%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) Blackberry
2 10 (14.71%) Data Centre
3 7 (10.29%) iPhone
4 5 (7.35%) iPad
5 4 (5.88%) Client/Server
5 4 (5.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.94%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.18%) Windows
2 16 (23.53%) Windows 7
3 13 (19.12%) Windows 10
4 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.35%) Apple iOS
6 4 (5.88%) Android
6 4 (5.88%) Windows Server
6 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.18%) ITIL
2 8 (11.76%) Change Management
3 7 (10.29%) Asset Management
3 7 (10.29%) Configuration Management
4 6 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (7.35%) Incident Management
5 5 (7.35%) Migration
5 5 (7.35%) Network Design
6 4 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.88%) Network Segmentation
6 4 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.88%) TOGAF
6 4 (5.88%) Validation
7 3 (4.41%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.41%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (4.41%) Server Management
7 3 (4.41%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (4.41%) Service Management
7 3 (4.41%) Time Management
7 3 (4.41%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.35%) Java
2 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (27.94%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (14.71%) CCNP
2 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 9 (13.24%) CCNA
4 8 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 7 (10.29%) CCIE
6 5 (7.35%) ACDT
6 5 (7.35%) ACHDS
6 5 (7.35%) ACTC
6 5 (7.35%) MCDST
6 5 (7.35%) MCP
6 5 (7.35%) MCSA
6 5 (7.35%) MCSE
6 5 (7.35%) MCSM
6 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (7.35%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (4.41%) CCDP
7 3 (4.41%) Degree
7 3 (4.41%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.94%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.94%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.24%) vSphere
3 7 (10.29%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (7.35%) Terminal Services
4 5 (7.35%) VMware NSX
5 3 (4.41%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) SCCM
2 3 (4.41%) Icinga
3 2 (2.94%) Cacti
3 2 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.94%) DameWare
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 28 (41.18%) Cisco
2 14 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 10 (14.71%) CheckPoint
4 8 (11.76%) Citrix
5 7 (10.29%) Juniper
5 7 (10.29%) ServiceNow
6 6 (8.82%) F5
6 6 (8.82%) Palo Alto
7 5 (7.35%) Apple
7 5 (7.35%) Charles River
7 5 (7.35%) HP
7 5 (7.35%) Mitel
7 5 (7.35%) Oracle
8 4 (5.88%) Splunk
9 3 (4.41%) Aruba
9 3 (4.41%) CyberArk
9 3 (4.41%) Meraki
9 3 (4.41%) ProCurve
9 3 (4.41%) Varonis
9 3 (4.41%) VMware