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 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Local Area Network (LAN)
UK / Scotland
Rank 72 54 87
Rank change year-on-year -18 +33  
Contract jobs citing LAN 35 77 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.01% 2.97% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.59% 20.48% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 41 21
Median daily rate £323 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.13% -10.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +0.71% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +13.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £41.80 £31.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.20 £50.00 £47.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £21.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -29.53% -6.52%  

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 199 376 346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.46% 14.52% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 197 165
Median daily rate £360 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £30.40 £29.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 March 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
Renfrewshire +17 11 £325 -25.28%
Edinburgh -6 10 £183 -49.65% 6
Aberdeen -1 7 £450 - 1
Glasgow -5 5 £320 -15.78% 2
LAN
UK

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 89 (77.39%) WAN
2 68 (59.13%) Cisco
3 40 (34.78%) ITIL
4 38 (33.04%) Firewall
5 37 (32.17%) Network Design
6 32 (27.83%) Wireless
7 31 (26.96%) Windows
8 29 (25.22%) Security Cleared
9 28 (24.35%) Data Centre
10 27 (23.48%) Configuration Management
10 27 (23.48%) Project Management
11 26 (22.61%) HP
12 25 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
13 23 (20.00%) Finance
14 22 (19.13%) MS Excel
15 21 (18.26%) TCP/IP
15 21 (18.26%) SC Cleared
15 21 (18.26%) Degree
16 20 (17.39%) Cisco IOS
16 20 (17.39%) Microsoft
16 20 (17.39%) CCNP
17 19 (16.52%) OSPF
18 18 (15.65%) MS Visio
18 18 (15.65%) BGP
19 17 (14.78%) QMS
20 16 (13.91%) Problem Management
20 16 (13.91%) ITSM
20 16 (13.91%) Service Management
20 16 (13.91%) Juniper
21 15 (13.04%) Active Directory

LAN
Top Related 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 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.87%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (19.13%) MS Excel
2 18 (15.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.48%) Office 365
2 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (77.39%) WAN
2 38 (33.04%) Firewall
3 32 (27.83%) Wireless
4 21 (18.26%) TCP/IP
5 20 (17.39%) Cisco IOS
6 19 (16.52%) OSPF
7 18 (15.65%) BGP
8 15 (13.04%) MPLS
9 13 (11.30%) Multicast
9 13 (11.30%) VLAN
10 10 (8.70%) BIG-IP
11 9 (7.83%) VPN
12 7 (6.09%) Network Security
12 7 (6.09%) VoIP
13 6 (5.22%) EIGRP
13 6 (5.22%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (3.48%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (3.48%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (3.48%) NetScreen
14 4 (3.48%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.30%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.61%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.87%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 23 (20.00%) Finance
2 15 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.48%) Banking
3 4 (3.48%) Law
4 3 (2.61%) Military
5 2 (1.74%) Retail
6 1 (0.87%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (46.96%) Network Engineer
2 20 (17.39%) Architect
3 16 (13.91%) Solutions Architect
4 14 (12.17%) Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (9.57%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 9 (7.83%) Cabling Engineer
6 9 (7.83%) LAN Engineer
6 9 (7.83%) Network Support
7 8 (6.96%) Analyst
7 8 (6.96%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Network Support Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Security Engineer
8 7 (6.09%) Senior Network Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Build Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 4 (3.48%) LAN/WAN Engineer
11 4 (3.48%) Service Desk Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.87%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.87%) JSON
1 1 (0.87%) Web Services
1 1 (0.87%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (24.35%) Data Centre
2 15 (13.04%) CMDB
3 14 (12.17%) Private Cloud
4 10 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.22%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.61%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.74%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.74%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.87%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.87%) CCTV
9 1 (0.87%) Clustering
9 1 (0.87%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.87%) Handset
9 1 (0.87%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (26.96%) Windows
2 13 (11.30%) CatOS
3 9 (7.83%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.61%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.74%) Linux
6 2 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.74%) Unix
6 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.87%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (34.78%) ITIL
2 37 (32.17%) Network Design
3 27 (23.48%) Configuration Management
3 27 (23.48%) Project Management
4 17 (14.78%) QMS
5 16 (13.91%) ITSM
5 16 (13.91%) Problem Management
5 16 (13.91%) Service Management
6 15 (13.04%) Release Management
7 14 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (11.30%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 12 (10.43%) Matrix Organization
10 11 (9.57%) Office Automation
11 10 (8.70%) Quality Management
12 9 (7.83%) Business Transformation
12 9 (7.83%) DNA
13 8 (6.96%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (6.09%) Asset Management
15 5 (4.35%) Incident Management
16 4 (3.48%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.70%) C
2 3 (2.61%) SQL
3 1 (0.87%) Java
3 1 (0.87%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (25.22%) Security Cleared
2 25 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (18.26%) Degree
3 21 (18.26%) SC Cleared
4 20 (17.39%) CCNP
5 11 (9.57%) CCIE
6 9 (7.83%) CCSA
6 9 (7.83%) JNCIA
7 8 (6.96%) CCNA
8 7 (6.09%) CCDP
8 7 (6.09%) CCIP
8 7 (6.09%) CCSE
8 7 (6.09%) JNCIE
9 6 (5.22%) DV Cleared
10 5 (4.35%) HP ASE
10 5 (4.35%) HP MASE
11 4 (3.48%) CISSP
12 3 (2.61%) CCSP
12 3 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.87%) COBIT
3 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.87%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.61%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (2.61%) vSphere
4 2 (1.74%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.74%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.87%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.87%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (6.96%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.48%) SCCM
3 1 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.87%) SCOM
3 1 (0.87%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.87%) Simpana
3 1 (0.87%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (0.87%) WMI
Vendors
1 68 (59.13%) Cisco
2 26 (22.61%) HP
3 20 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 16 (13.91%) Juniper
5 14 (12.17%) F5
6 13 (11.30%) CheckPoint
7 12 (10.43%) Aruba
7 12 (10.43%) Riverbed
8 10 (8.70%) BT
8 10 (8.70%) Siemens
9 7 (6.09%) Fortinet
10 5 (4.35%) VMware
11 3 (2.61%) EMC
11 3 (2.61%) Mitel
11 3 (2.61%) ProCurve
12 2 (1.74%) Blue Coat
12 2 (1.74%) NetApp
12 2 (1.74%) Oracle
12 2 (1.74%) SolarWinds
13 1 (0.87%) SAP
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