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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 77 73 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -19
Contract jobs citing LAN 16 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.95% 0.51% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.88% 6.38% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 5
Average daily rate
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£290 £115 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+152.17% -58.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £99 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £153 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £17.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -13.58%
LAN
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
147 94 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.74% 7.99% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 46 32
Average daily rate £350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £158 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £650 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 26 (74.29%) WAN
2 18 (51.43%) Windows
3 16 (45.71%) Cisco
4 14 (40.00%) Finance
5 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
6 9 (25.71%) Migration
7 8 (22.86%) Firewall
7 8 (22.86%) Banking
7 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
7 8 (22.86%) SQL
7 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
8 7 (20.00%) SAN
8 7 (20.00%) CCNP
8 7 (20.00%) CCNA
9 6 (17.14%) Citrix
9 6 (17.14%) ITIL
9 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
9 6 (17.14%) DNS
9 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
9 6 (17.14%) VMware
9 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
10 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (14.29%) Linux
10 5 (14.29%) Oracle
10 5 (14.29%) Project Management
10 5 (14.29%) HP
11 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (11.43%) VBA

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (17.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.71%) Lync
3 1 (2.86%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 26 (74.29%) WAN
2 8 (22.86%) Firewall
3 7 (20.00%) SAN
4 6 (17.14%) DNS
5 4 (11.43%) DHCP
5 4 (11.43%) Network Security
6 3 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (8.57%) MPLS
6 3 (8.57%) Unified Communications
6 3 (8.57%) VLAN
6 3 (8.57%) EIGRP
6 3 (8.57%) VoIP
6 3 (8.57%) WLAN
6 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.71%) VPN
7 2 (5.71%) PPP
7 2 (5.71%) Internet
7 2 (5.71%) ATM
7 2 (5.71%) ISDN
7 2 (5.71%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 14 (40.00%) Finance
2 8 (22.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Project Manager
2 10 (28.57%) Network Engineer
3 8 (22.86%) Analyst
4 6 (17.14%) Support Analyst
5 5 (14.29%) Network Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Network Support Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Administrator
6 4 (11.43%) Network Manager
6 4 (11.43%) Network Support
6 4 (11.43%) Network Project Manager
7 3 (8.57%) LAN Administrator
7 3 (8.57%) Data Network Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Telephony Project Manager
7 3 (8.57%) Data Centre Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Data Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Server Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Technical Manager
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Server Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) iPhone
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Windows
2 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (14.29%) Linux
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.71%) UNIX
6 1 (2.86%) Android
6 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.86%) NetWare
6 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Migration
2 6 (17.14%) ITIL
3 5 (14.29%) Project Management
4 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.71%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (5.71%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.71%) Service Management
5 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.86%) Network Design
6 1 (2.86%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.86%) Network Management
6 1 (2.86%) Demand Management
6 1 (2.86%) Transition Management
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) SQL
2 6 (17.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (11.43%) VBA
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (20.00%) CCNP
2 7 (20.00%) CCNA
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.71%) CCIE
4 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) HND
5 1 (2.86%) MCTS
5 1 (2.86%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.57%) vSphere
3 3 (8.57%) VMware ESX
3 3 (8.57%) Xen
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.86%) Firmware
4 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) Cisco
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.14%) Citrix
3 6 (17.14%) VMware
4 5 (14.29%) Oracle
4 5 (14.29%) HP
5 3 (8.57%) Juniper
6 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.71%) Symantec
7 1 (2.86%) Sun
7 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.86%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.86%) F5