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 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 70 74 57
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Contract jobs citing LAN 17 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.22% 0.96% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.60% 7.89% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 0
Average daily rate
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£388 £136 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+185.97% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% +9.37%
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Scotland

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
125 152 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.97% 12.21% 10.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 86 27
Average daily rate £340 £385 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.68% +6.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £140 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £9.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +171.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015, 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 20 (64.52%) WAN
2 17 (54.84%) Windows
3 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
3 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
4 10 (32.26%) Cisco
4 10 (32.26%) VMware
5 9 (29.03%) Finance
5 9 (29.03%) Migration
5 9 (29.03%) Citrix
6 8 (25.81%) SQL
6 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
6 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
7 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
7 7 (22.58%) Firewall
7 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
8 6 (19.35%) MS Office
8 6 (19.35%) ITIL
8 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
8 6 (19.35%) Banking
9 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (16.13%) Internet
9 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
9 5 (16.13%) VoIP
9 5 (16.13%) VBA
9 5 (16.13%) SAN
10 4 (12.90%) DNS
10 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
10 4 (12.90%) Linux
10 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
10 4 (12.90%) Symantec

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 6 (19.35%) SharePoint
2 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.45%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (19.35%) MS Office
2 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (64.52%) WAN
2 7 (22.58%) Firewall
3 5 (16.13%) Internet
3 5 (16.13%) VoIP
3 5 (16.13%) SAN
4 4 (12.90%) DNS
4 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
5 3 (9.68%) Network Security
5 3 (9.68%) Unified Communications
5 3 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (9.68%) DHCP
6 2 (6.45%) WLAN
6 2 (6.45%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (6.45%) iSCSI
7 1 (3.23%) NAS
7 1 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (3.23%) MPLS
7 1 (3.23%) ADSL
7 1 (3.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (29.03%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Project Manager
2 8 (25.81%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (19.35%) Support Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Network Support
4 5 (16.13%) LAN Administrator
4 5 (16.13%) Network Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Network Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Administrator
4 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Network Support Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Network Project Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Data Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Network Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Data Centre Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Data Network Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Voice Project Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Telephony Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.90%) Linux
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.23%) Android
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.23%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Migration
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL
3 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.45%) Service Management
3 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.45%) Project Management
4 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.23%) Time Management
4 1 (3.23%) Business Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.23%) Demand Management
4 1 (3.23%) Network Architecture
4 1 (3.23%) Transition Management
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
1 8 (25.81%) PowerShell
2 5 (16.13%) VBA
3 2 (6.45%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) CCNP
1 3 (9.68%) CCNA
1 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.45%) MCP
2 2 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.68%) Xen
3 3 (9.68%) vSphere
3 3 (9.68%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
1 3 (9.68%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 10 (32.26%) Cisco
2 10 (32.26%) VMware
3 9 (29.03%) Citrix
4 4 (12.90%) Symantec
5 3 (9.68%) Oracle
5 3 (9.68%) HP
6 2 (6.45%) Juniper
6 2 (6.45%) Nortel
7 1 (3.23%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.23%) F5
7 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint