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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Local Area Network (LAN)
Rank 74 83 61
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -22
Contract jobs citing LAN 14 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.87% 0.40% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.79% 4.13% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 3
Average daily rate
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£283 £160 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.56% -60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £299
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.71% -7.89%
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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
143 121 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 8.91% 9.58% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 69 32
Average daily rate £350 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £523 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £12.35 £11.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.39% -64.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 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 4 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 24 (70.59%) WAN
2 17 (50.00%) Windows
3 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
3 14 (41.18%) Finance
4 13 (38.24%) Cisco
5 10 (29.41%) Migration
6 9 (26.47%) Banking
6 9 (26.47%) SQL
7 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 7 (20.59%) SAN
8 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
8 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
9 6 (17.65%) Windows 7
9 6 (17.65%) Firewall
9 6 (17.65%) Citrix
9 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (17.65%) DNS
9 6 (17.65%) ITIL
9 6 (17.65%) SharePoint
10 5 (14.71%) VBA
10 5 (14.71%) Oracle
10 5 (14.71%) CCNP
10 5 (14.71%) CCNA
10 5 (14.71%) VMware
10 5 (14.71%) Project Management
10 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
11 4 (11.76%) Network Security
11 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification

LAN
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.88%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 24 (70.59%) WAN
2 7 (20.59%) SAN
3 6 (17.65%) DNS
3 6 (17.65%) Firewall
4 4 (11.76%) Network Security
4 4 (11.76%) DHCP
5 3 (8.82%) VoIP
5 3 (8.82%) MPLS
5 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (8.82%) Unified Communications
6 2 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (5.88%) iSCSI
6 2 (5.88%) EIGRP
6 2 (5.88%) VPLS
6 2 (5.88%) Internet
6 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.88%) WLAN
7 1 (2.94%) ADSL
7 1 (2.94%) ATM
7 1 (2.94%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 14 (41.18%) Finance
2 9 (26.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Project Manager
2 9 (26.47%) Network Engineer
3 8 (23.53%) Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Support Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Network Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) Administrator
5 5 (14.71%) Network Support
5 5 (14.71%) LAN Administrator
6 4 (11.76%) Network Project Manager
6 4 (11.76%) Network Manager
6 4 (11.76%) Network Support Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (8.82%) Data Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Data Network Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Telephony Project Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Data Centre Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Voice Project Manager
8 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Server Engineer
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Replication
3 1 (2.94%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) iPhone
3 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Windows 7
3 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.76%) Linux
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.88%) UNIX
7 1 (2.94%) Android
7 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.94%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Migration
2 6 (17.65%) ITIL
3 5 (14.71%) Project Management
4 2 (5.88%) Service Management
4 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.94%) Time Management
5 1 (2.94%) Network Architecture
5 1 (2.94%) Demand Management
5 1 (2.94%) Transition Management
5 1 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.94%) Network Design
5 1 (2.94%) Business Analysis
5 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
3 5 (14.71%) VBA
4 2 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (14.71%) CCNP
2 5 (14.71%) CCNA
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) MCTS
5 1 (2.94%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) HND
5 1 (2.94%) CCIE
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.82%) vSphere
3 3 (8.82%) VMware ESX
3 3 (8.82%) Xen
4 1 (2.94%) Firmware
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Cisco
2 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.65%) Citrix
4 5 (14.71%) VMware
4 5 (14.71%) Oracle
5 3 (8.82%) HP
5 3 (8.82%) Juniper
6 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.94%) Symantec
7 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.94%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.94%) F5
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
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