Period
to 20 November 2018

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 20 November 2018 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 88 71
Rank change year-on-year -44 -17 +43
Contract jobs citing LAN 73 110 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.38% 2.21% 2.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.30% 18.61% 16.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 63 89
Scotland median daily rate £300 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -10.96% +21.67%
10th Percentile £127 £175 £180
90th Percentile £465 £430 £488
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 4
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £44.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.82% +214.29% -51.30%
10th Percentile £15.20 £19.25 £13.33
90th Percentile £63.68 £50.00 £32.88
UK median hourly rate £23.33 £18.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +29.58% -15.29% +7.59%

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 549 591 712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.36% 11.88% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 316 428
Scotland median daily rate £375 £361 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +6.25% +3.03%
10th Percentile £158 £148 £210
90th Percentile £525 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 24
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £28.13 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.78% -6.25% +76.47%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.53 £13.50
90th Percentile £34.50 £47.18 £47.90
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -19.15% +14.63%

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018.

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 20 November 2018. 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 -24 30 £325 - 7
Glasgow -6 18 £278 +113.46% 4
South Lanarkshire - 6 £325 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £250 -
Aberdeen -9 4 £175 -53.33% 1
Fife - 2 £175 -
West Lothian +5 1 - -
Falkirk -1 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £185 - 1
Scottish Borders - 1 £425 -
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 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 48 (65.75%) WAN
2 37 (50.68%) Cisco
3 25 (34.25%) Active Directory
3 25 (34.25%) Windows
4 24 (32.88%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (30.14%) CheckPoint
5 22 (30.14%) Firewall
6 19 (26.03%) CCNP
7 18 (24.66%) ITIL
8 16 (21.92%) Microsoft Office
8 16 (21.92%) CCNA
8 16 (21.92%) TCP/IP
9 15 (20.55%) Windows 7
10 14 (19.18%) Security Cleared
10 14 (19.18%) Juniper
11 13 (17.81%) Internet
11 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
11 13 (17.81%) BGP
12 12 (16.44%) OSPF
12 12 (16.44%) Wireless
13 11 (15.07%) HP
14 10 (13.70%) Telecoms
14 10 (13.70%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (13.70%) F5
14 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (13.70%) Windows 10
15 9 (12.33%) Office 365
15 9 (12.33%) vSphere
15 9 (12.33%) SC Cleared
15 9 (12.33%) Finance

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 (4.11%) IIS
2 1 (1.37%) CMS
2 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 16 (21.92%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.48%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) IaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 48 (65.75%) WAN
2 22 (30.14%) Firewall
3 16 (21.92%) TCP/IP
4 13 (17.81%) BGP
4 13 (17.81%) Internet
5 12 (16.44%) OSPF
5 12 (16.44%) Wireless
6 10 (13.70%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (12.33%) DNS
7 9 (12.33%) VPN
8 8 (10.96%) Ethernet
9 7 (9.59%) EIGRP
9 7 (9.59%) WLAN
10 6 (8.22%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (8.22%) DSL
10 6 (8.22%) MPLS
10 6 (8.22%) Skype
11 5 (6.85%) DHCP
11 5 (6.85%) RIP
11 5 (6.85%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) JIRA
General
1 10 (13.70%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.74%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (39.73%) Network Engineer
2 10 (13.70%) Analyst
2 10 (13.70%) IT Support
3 8 (10.96%) Support Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.22%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) IT Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Network Support
7 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.48%) Network Specialist
7 4 (5.48%) Network Support Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Build Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Deployment Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) IT Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) Web Services
2 2 (2.74%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.96%) Blackberry
1 8 (10.96%) iPhone
2 6 (8.22%) iPad
3 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.85%) Smartphone
4 3 (4.11%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.74%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.74%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.74%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.74%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.37%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.37%) Handset
6 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (34.25%) Windows
2 15 (20.55%) Windows 7
3 10 (13.70%) Windows 10
3 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.22%) Android
6 5 (6.85%) Windows Server
7 3 (4.11%) Apple iOS
7 3 (4.11%) Linux
7 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.37%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) ITIL
2 8 (10.96%) Change Management
3 7 (9.59%) Migration
4 6 (8.22%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 6 (8.22%) Network Management
4 6 (8.22%) Service Management
5 5 (6.85%) Asset Management
5 5 (6.85%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.85%) Network Load Balancing
5 5 (6.85%) Proactive Management
5 5 (6.85%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.48%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.48%) Decision-Making
6 4 (5.48%) ITSM
6 4 (5.48%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (5.48%) Network Design
6 4 (5.48%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (5.48%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (4.11%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.11%) Java
2 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.37%) C
3 1 (1.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (32.88%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (26.03%) CCNP
3 16 (21.92%) CCNA
4 14 (19.18%) Security Cleared
5 9 (12.33%) SC Cleared
6 7 (9.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (6.85%) BC Cleared
8 4 (5.48%) CCIE
8 4 (5.48%) Degree
9 3 (4.11%) ACDT
9 3 (4.11%) ACHDS
9 3 (4.11%) ACTC
9 3 (4.11%) CCDP
9 3 (4.11%) DV Cleared
9 3 (4.11%) MCDST
9 3 (4.11%) MCP
9 3 (4.11%) MCSA
9 3 (4.11%) MCSE
9 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (4.11%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (2.74%) JSP 440
1 2 (2.74%) QA
1 2 (2.74%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (34.25%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.33%) vSphere
3 5 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.11%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.74%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.74%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.37%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.37%) NFS
6 1 (1.37%) XenApp
6 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (9.59%) SCCM
2 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (4.11%) Icinga
4 2 (2.74%) Cacti
4 2 (2.74%) DameWare
4 2 (2.74%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.37%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 37 (50.68%) Cisco
2 22 (30.14%) CheckPoint
3 14 (19.18%) Juniper
4 13 (17.81%) Microsoft
5 11 (15.07%) HP
6 10 (13.70%) F5
7 8 (10.96%) Citrix
7 8 (10.96%) McAfee
8 7 (9.59%) Palo Alto
9 6 (8.22%) ServiceNow
9 6 (8.22%) VMware
10 5 (6.85%) Charles River
11 4 (5.48%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 4 (5.48%) Apple
11 4 (5.48%) Nortel
11 4 (5.48%) Red Hat
12 3 (4.11%) Brocade
12 3 (4.11%) Fortinet
12 3 (4.11%) Mitel
12 3 (4.11%) Oracle