Period
to 18 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 6 months to 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 73 89
Rank change year-on-year -45 +16 +8
Contract jobs citing LAN 23 41 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.77% 1.83% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.79% 22.16% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 23
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £225 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -35.71% +4.01%
10th Percentile £107 £154 £109
90th Percentile £473 £417 £465
Scotland median daily rate £265 £350 £394
% change year-on-year -24.29% -11.11% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.50 - -
Scotland median hourly rate £16.00 £37.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -57.33% -16.67% -10.00%

LAN is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 235 185 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 7.83% 8.24% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 88 119
Edinburgh median daily rate £401 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £128 £210 £263
90th Percentile £544 £491 £510
Scotland median daily rate £325 £361 £350
% change year-on-year -10.03% +3.21% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £13.25 £22.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.11% +50.00% -62.50%
10th Percentile £9.68 £21.25 £14.50
90th Percentile £16.63 £23.75 £15.50
Scotland median hourly rate £15.38 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year -53.76% -16.88% +25.98%

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing LAN as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in Edinburgh

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in Edinburgh

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in Edinburgh

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 18 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for LAN.

1 15 (65.22%) WAN
2 9 (39.13%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
3 8 (34.78%) VMware
4 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 7 (30.43%) Windows
5 6 (26.09%) ITIL
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
6 5 (21.74%) DNS
6 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (21.74%) Change Management
7 4 (17.39%) Banking
7 4 (17.39%) vSphere
7 4 (17.39%) VPN
7 4 (17.39%) CCNP
7 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (17.39%) Linux
7 4 (17.39%) DHCP
7 4 (17.39%) Firewall
8 3 (13.04%) HP
8 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
8 3 (13.04%) Internet
8 3 (13.04%) OSPF
8 3 (13.04%) BGP
8 3 (13.04%) Unix
8 3 (13.04%) Web Services
8 3 (13.04%) SLA
8 3 (13.04%) Aruba
8 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Apache
1 1 (4.35%) CMS
1 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) IaaS
2 1 (4.35%) PaaS
2 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (65.22%) WAN
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (21.74%) DNS
3 4 (17.39%) DHCP
3 4 (17.39%) Firewall
3 4 (17.39%) VPN
4 3 (13.04%) BGP
4 3 (13.04%) Internet
4 3 (13.04%) OSPF
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security
5 2 (8.70%) SMS
5 2 (8.70%) SNMP
5 2 (8.70%) Spanning Tree
5 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications
5 2 (8.70%) VLAN
5 2 (8.70%) Wireless
5 2 (8.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
General
1 4 (17.39%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Network Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
4 2 (8.70%) Help Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (8.70%) IT Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Network Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Deskside Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Deskside Support
5 1 (4.35%) Deskside Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) LDAP
3 1 (4.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) Fat Client
2 2 (8.70%) iPad
2 2 (8.70%) iPhone
2 2 (8.70%) Private Cloud
2 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.35%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Unix
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) NetWare
5 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Change Management
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL V3
4 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
4 2 (8.70%) Chat Support
4 2 (8.70%) Kanban
4 2 (8.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (8.70%) Project Management
4 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.70%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security
5 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) PHP
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) CCNP
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) CCDP
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (17.39%) vSphere
4 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (8.70%) XenApp
5 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.35%) NFS
5 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) vCenter Server
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) VMware
3 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) Aruba
4 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.04%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) Palo Alto
4 3 (13.04%) ServiceNow
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) F5
5 2 (8.70%) Mitel
6 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.35%) Charles River
6 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp
6 1 (4.35%) Pega
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) Remedy
6 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com