Period
to 27 May 2020

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 27 May 2020 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 84 101 140
Rank change year-on-year +17 +39 -67
Contract jobs citing LAN 53 77 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Scotland 1.98% 1.77% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.80% 15.98% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 50 41
Median daily rate £225 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.77% +18.18% -21.43%
10th Percentile £120 £135 £175
90th Percentile £563 £575 £438
UK median daily rate £363 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -6.45% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 6
Median hourly rate £39.50 - £15.75
10th Percentile £20.00 - £12.75
90th Percentile £43.75 - £17.34
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.28 £17.50
% change year-on-year +9.42% +4.44% -5.41%

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 414 482 596
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 15.50% 11.11% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 272 393
Median daily rate £425 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +30.77% -13.33%
10th Percentile £121 £163 £200
90th Percentile £538 £588 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £431 £425
% change year-on-year -1.33% +1.35% +3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 12 19
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.20 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.27% +30.32% -43.64%
10th Percentile £17.80 £12.25 £12.35
90th Percentile £44.65 £46.25 £23.80
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £19.49
% change year-on-year +46.34% +5.17% -7.52%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Scotland

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing LAN in Scotland.

Daily rate trend for LAN in Scotland

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing LAN in Scotland over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for LAN in Scotland

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing LAN in Scotland.

Hourly rate trend for LAN in Scotland

LAN
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing LAN in Scotland over the 6 months to 27 May 2020.

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 27 May 2020. 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
Aberdeen +13 18 £118 -70.63%
Glasgow +22 10 £274 +9.49%
Edinburgh -1 9 £300 -7.69% 1
Scottish Borders +1 4 £575 +9.52%
North Lanarkshire +4 3 £190 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £388 -
South Lanarkshire 0 1 - -
Highlands - 1 £120 -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £142 -
Perthshire - 1 £135 -
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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 35 (66.04%) WAN
2 31 (58.49%) Cisco
3 28 (52.83%) Firewall
4 22 (41.51%) Windows
5 17 (32.08%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (32.08%) Network Security
6 16 (30.19%) Active Directory
6 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
6 16 (30.19%) Telecoms
7 15 (28.30%) ITIL
7 15 (28.30%) TCP/IP
8 13 (24.53%) Linux
8 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
8 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
9 12 (22.64%) Change Management
10 11 (20.75%) CCNA
10 11 (20.75%) OSPF
10 11 (20.75%) BGP
11 10 (18.87%) Wireless
11 10 (18.87%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (18.87%) Network Design
12 9 (16.98%) Fortinet
12 9 (16.98%) Finance
12 9 (16.98%) Migration
12 9 (16.98%) DNS
12 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Office
13 8 (15.09%) MPLS
13 8 (15.09%) QA
13 8 (15.09%) Hyper-V
13 8 (15.09%) Windows Server

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 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) IIS
3 1 (1.89%) Apache
3 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (9.43%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.77%) FileZilla
3 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Office 365
2 3 (5.66%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.89%) AWS
3 1 (1.89%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (66.04%) WAN
2 28 (52.83%) Firewall
3 17 (32.08%) Network Security
4 15 (28.30%) TCP/IP
5 11 (20.75%) BGP
5 11 (20.75%) OSPF
6 10 (18.87%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (18.87%) Wireless
7 9 (16.98%) DNS
8 8 (15.09%) MPLS
9 7 (13.21%) Internet
9 7 (13.21%) VLAN
9 7 (13.21%) VPN
10 6 (11.32%) ADSL
11 5 (9.43%) Cisco Wireless
11 5 (9.43%) EIGRP
11 5 (9.43%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (7.55%) DHCP
12 4 (7.55%) IPsec
12 4 (7.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 16 (30.19%) Telecoms
2 9 (16.98%) Finance
3 5 (9.43%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 20 (37.74%) Network Engineer
2 11 (20.75%) Support Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) IT Support
4 5 (9.43%) Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Desktop Support
5 4 (7.55%) Network Architect
5 4 (7.55%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Network Support
5 4 (7.55%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Security Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.66%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (5.66%) IT Technician
6 3 (5.66%) Network Technical Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Project Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Support Technician
6 3 (5.66%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (13.21%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.43%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.66%) CMDB
4 3 (5.66%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) iPad
6 1 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.89%) PKI
6 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.89%) Replication
6 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (41.51%) Windows
2 13 (24.53%) Linux
3 8 (15.09%) Windows Server
4 6 (11.32%) Mac OS
4 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (9.43%) Unix
6 4 (7.55%) CatOS
6 4 (7.55%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.77%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) ITIL
2 12 (22.64%) Change Management
3 10 (18.87%) Network Design
4 9 (16.98%) Migration
5 7 (13.21%) Change Control
5 7 (13.21%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (13.21%) Problem Management
6 6 (11.32%) Office Automation
6 6 (11.32%) Project Management
7 5 (9.43%) Post-Production
8 4 (7.55%) Configuration Management
8 4 (7.55%) Critical Thinking
8 4 (7.55%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (7.55%) Proactive Management
8 4 (7.55%) QMS
8 4 (7.55%) Release Management
8 4 (7.55%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.66%) Communications Security
9 3 (5.66%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) Java
2 1 (1.89%) PHP
2 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (32.08%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (24.53%) SC Cleared
2 13 (24.53%) Security Cleared
3 11 (20.75%) CCNA
4 6 (11.32%) CCNP
5 3 (5.66%) BC Cleared
5 3 (5.66%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (5.66%) CCDP
5 3 (5.66%) CCIP
6 2 (3.77%) CCSA
6 2 (3.77%) Degree
7 1 (1.89%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (1.89%) CCSP
7 1 (1.89%) CCVP
7 1 (1.89%) CISSP
7 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) QA
System Software
1 16 (30.19%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.09%) Hyper-V
3 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.77%) vSphere
5 1 (1.89%) Docker
5 1 (1.89%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.89%) NFS
5 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.89%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.66%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.77%) Cacti
4 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 31 (58.49%) Cisco
2 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.98%) Fortinet
4 7 (13.21%) CheckPoint
4 7 (13.21%) Juniper
4 7 (13.21%) Palo Alto
5 6 (11.32%) SolarWinds
5 6 (11.32%) VMware
6 5 (9.43%) Oracle
7 4 (7.55%) Citrix
8 3 (5.66%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (5.66%) BT
8 3 (5.66%) Ivanti
8 3 (5.66%) McAfee
9 2 (3.77%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.77%) ArcSight
9 2 (3.77%) Aruba
9 2 (3.77%) HP
9 2 (3.77%) Meraki
10 1 (1.89%) Dell