The first table below looks at the demand for Internet skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Internet over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Edinburgh region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet
Rank 65 42 40
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -2
Contract jobs citing Internet 16 13 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.25% 1.73% 2.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 13.13% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 14
Average daily rate £181 £200 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.50% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £121 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £235 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.43
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -2.78%
Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
144 99 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 11.21% 13.15% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 35 78
Average daily rate £325 £288 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £194 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £439 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 10
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -49.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
Internet
Scotland

Internet
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Internet Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Internet
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Internet across the Edinburgh region.

Internet Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Internet
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Internet across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Internet Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Internet
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Internet across the Edinburgh region.

Internet Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Internet
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Internet also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Internet.

1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 9 (40.91%) Publishing
4 9 (40.91%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (27.27%) Banking
5 6 (27.27%) Finance
5 6 (27.27%) Citrix
6 4 (18.18%) Intranet
7 3 (13.64%) Firewall
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco
7 3 (13.64%) IBM
7 3 (13.64%) AIX
7 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (9.09%) Content Management
8 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (9.09%) Online Banking
8 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
8 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
8 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (9.09%) Linux
8 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 2 (9.09%) LAN
8 2 (9.09%) WAN
8 2 (9.09%) VPN
8 2 (9.09%) SLA
8 2 (9.09%) C#
8 2 (9.09%) HTML
8 2 (9.09%) SQL

Internet
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Internet also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Internet. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Process Server
2 1 (4.55%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Intranet
2 3 (13.64%) Firewall
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 2 (9.09%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) VPN
4 1 (4.55%) HTTP
4 1 (4.55%) VoIP
4 1 (4.55%) Network Security
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) DataStage
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) DB2
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.55%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) ClearQuest
1 1 (4.55%) ClearCase
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (40.91%) Publishing
2 6 (27.27%) Banking
2 6 (27.27%) Finance
3 2 (9.09%) Law
4 1 (4.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Applications Packager
2 4 (18.18%) Applications Support
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) J2EE
1 2 (9.09%) CSS
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Online Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.55%) Replication
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) N-Tier
2 1 (4.55%) Copywriting
2 1 (4.55%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.64%) AIX
5 2 (9.09%) Linux
5 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (9.09%) Content Management
3 1 (4.55%) Project Management
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Identity Management
3 1 (4.55%) Workflow
3 1 (4.55%) Change Management
3 1 (4.55%) SOA
3 1 (4.55%) OO
3 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Web Development
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) TDD
3 1 (4.55%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) C#
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.55%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Citrix
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco
3 3 (13.64%) IBM
4 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (9.09%) Juniper
4 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.55%) Telerik
5 1 (4.55%) F5