The table below looks at the statistics for LAN 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 LAN over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 61 60 44
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing LAN 11 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.89% 1.55% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.92% 13.85% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Average daily rate
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£163 £300 £129
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.83% +132.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £181 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £400 £170
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
79 130 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 6.38% 11.21% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 46 40
Average daily rate £250 £400 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +63.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -24.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £32.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

LAN
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

LAN Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

LAN
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

LAN Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

LAN
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LAN across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

LAN Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

LAN
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

LAN Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

LAN
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing LAN 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 LAN.

1 11 (78.57%) WAN
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 5 (35.71%) Firewall
4 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 4 (28.57%) VLAN
4 4 (28.57%) Network Security
4 4 (28.57%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) MPLS
4 4 (28.57%) VoIP
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
5 3 (21.43%) MS Office
5 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
5 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 3 (21.43%) DMZ
5 3 (21.43%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (21.43%) SCCM
5 3 (21.43%) SCOM
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
6 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
6 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 2 (14.29%) Symantec
6 2 (14.29%) Nortel

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing LAN 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 LAN. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 11 (78.57%) WAN
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (28.57%) VLAN
3 4 (28.57%) Network Security
3 4 (28.57%) MPLS
3 4 (28.57%) VoIP
4 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (21.43%) DMZ
4 3 (21.43%) Internet
5 1 (7.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Network Specialist
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCP
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
1 3 (21.43%) SCOM
2 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) HP
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) Symantec
5 2 (14.29%) Nortel
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) Apple