Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 81 113
Rank change year-on-year -62 +32 +6
Contract jobs citing LAN 63 112 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.17% 2.38% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.25% 20.59% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 63 69
Scotland median daily rate £281 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.64% -4.11% +32.73%
10th Percentile £127 £184 £184
90th Percentile £424 £425 £445
UK median daily rate £375 £370 £400
% change year-on-year +1.35% -7.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 24 5
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £35.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.70% +153.57% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £23.05 £13.35
90th Percentile £22.35 £49.63 £30.35
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £19.78 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.37% -1.10% +11.11%

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 560 544 909
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.41% 11.54% 17.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 276 500
Scotland median daily rate £364 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £186 £143 £218
90th Percentile £521 £522 £446
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 43 50
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £31.85 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.55% -15.63% +128.79%
10th Percentile £10.75 £18.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £46.50 £42.10
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -22.45% +22.50%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -36 25 £313 -7.41% 9
Glasgow -12 16 £278 -14.62% 8
Renfrewshire -25 6 £255 -38.55%
Aberdeen -8 3 £110 -70.17% 1
Fife - 3 £175 - 2
South Lanarkshire - 2 £230 - 1
Scottish Borders - 2 £375 -
West Lothian +3 1 - - 2
Falkirk -3 1 - -
LAN
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 47 (74.60%) WAN
2 37 (58.73%) Cisco
3 25 (39.68%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (34.92%) Firewall
5 20 (31.75%) CCNP
6 19 (30.16%) CCNA
7 17 (26.98%) CheckPoint
7 17 (26.98%) ITIL
8 15 (23.81%) Windows
8 15 (23.81%) TCP/IP
8 15 (23.81%) Active Directory
8 15 (23.81%) BGP
8 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
9 14 (22.22%) OSPF
10 13 (20.63%) Juniper
11 12 (19.05%) Telecoms
12 11 (17.46%) Internet
12 11 (17.46%) HP
12 11 (17.46%) VPN
12 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
13 10 (15.87%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (15.87%) F5
13 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Office
13 10 (15.87%) McAfee
14 9 (14.29%) EIGRP
14 9 (14.29%) Migration
14 9 (14.29%) Windows 7
15 8 (12.70%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (12.70%) VMware
15 8 (12.70%) DSL

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 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.17%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.59%) Apache
2 1 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (6.35%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (74.60%) WAN
2 22 (34.92%) Firewall
3 15 (23.81%) BGP
3 15 (23.81%) TCP/IP
4 14 (22.22%) OSPF
5 11 (17.46%) Internet
5 11 (17.46%) VPN
6 10 (15.87%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (14.29%) EIGRP
8 8 (12.70%) DNS
8 8 (12.70%) DSL
8 8 (12.70%) Ethernet
9 7 (11.11%) ADSL
9 7 (11.11%) ATM
9 7 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (11.11%) MPLS
9 7 (11.11%) RIP
9 7 (11.11%) Wireless
9 7 (11.11%) xDSL
10 6 (9.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) MySQL
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) JIRA
General
1 12 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 10 (15.87%) Support Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) Network Support
4 6 (9.52%) Analyst
4 6 (9.52%) IT Support
4 6 (9.52%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support
5 4 (6.35%) Network Specialist
6 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) IT Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (3.17%) Network Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) LDAP
1 2 (3.17%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) iPhone
2 3 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (4.76%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.17%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.17%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.17%) iPad
3 2 (3.17%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.17%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.59%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.59%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.81%) Windows
2 9 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.94%) Windows 10
6 4 (6.35%) Android
6 4 (6.35%) Linux
6 4 (6.35%) Windows Server
7 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.17%) Unix
9 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.59%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.98%) ITIL
2 9 (14.29%) Migration
3 6 (9.52%) Change Management
3 6 (9.52%) Network Management
4 5 (7.94%) Incident Management
4 5 (7.94%) Network Load Balancing
4 5 (7.94%) Proactive Management
4 5 (7.94%) Service Management
5 4 (6.35%) Decision-Making
5 4 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 4 (6.35%) Network Design
6 3 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.76%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.76%) Cryptography
6 3 (4.76%) Escalation Management
6 3 (4.76%) ITSM
6 3 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
1 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.59%) C
2 1 (1.59%) Java
2 1 (1.59%) PHP
2 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (39.68%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (31.75%) CCNP
3 19 (30.16%) CCNA
4 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
5 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
6 8 (12.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (11.11%) BC Cleared
8 4 (6.35%) Degree
9 3 (4.76%) CCDP
9 3 (4.76%) CCIE
10 2 (3.17%) CCIP
10 2 (3.17%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.59%) ACDT
11 1 (1.59%) ACHDS
11 1 (1.59%) ACTC
11 1 (1.59%) CCA
11 1 (1.59%) CCSP
11 1 (1.59%) MCDST
11 1 (1.59%) MCSM
11 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.17%) JSP 440
2 2 (3.17%) QA
3 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.94%) vSphere
3 2 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.17%) XenApp
4 1 (1.59%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.59%) NFS
4 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) SCCM
2 3 (4.76%) Icinga
3 2 (3.17%) DameWare
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.17%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.59%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 37 (58.73%) Cisco
2 17 (26.98%) CheckPoint
3 13 (20.63%) Juniper
4 11 (17.46%) HP
5 10 (15.87%) F5
5 10 (15.87%) McAfee
6 8 (12.70%) VMware
7 7 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 4 (6.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 4 (6.35%) Citrix
8 4 (6.35%) Fortinet
8 4 (6.35%) Nortel
8 4 (6.35%) Palo Alto
9 3 (4.76%) Aruba
9 3 (4.76%) Brocade
9 3 (4.76%) Mitel
9 3 (4.76%) ProCurve
9 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.17%) Apple
10 2 (3.17%) Ericsson