Period
to 18 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 106 105 70
Rank change year-on-year -1 -35 +29
Contract jobs citing LAN 26 37 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.99% 1.28% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.92% 14.23% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 27
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £313 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -10.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £184 £213 £150
90th Percentile £480 £456 £518
Scotland median daily rate £263 £330 £325
% change year-on-year -20.45% +1.54% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - £16.86 -
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £16.18 £50.00
% change year-on-year +17.43% -67.64% +73.91%

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 238 260 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.10% 8.98% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 140 137
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33% -
10th Percentile £204 £211 £200
90th Percentile £558 £588 £500
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 7
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.25 £23.93 £52.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.91% -53.98% +103.92%
10th Percentile £15.04 £17.71 £13.10
90th Percentile £29.05 £30.09 £52.17
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% -4.76% +23.53%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019, 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 18 (69.23%) WAN
2 17 (65.38%) Cisco
3 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (42.31%) Firewall
5 9 (34.62%) CCNP
6 8 (30.77%) Finance
7 6 (23.08%) CCNA
7 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
7 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
8 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
8 5 (19.23%) OSPF
8 5 (19.23%) BGP
8 5 (19.23%) Blackberry
9 4 (15.38%) CCIE
9 4 (15.38%) HP
9 4 (15.38%) DNS
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (15.38%) ITIL
9 4 (15.38%) Windows
9 4 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (15.38%) Wireless
9 4 (15.38%) iPhone
9 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
9 4 (15.38%) iPad
10 3 (11.54%) Splunk
10 3 (11.54%) Unified Communications
10 3 (11.54%) Aruba
10 3 (11.54%) Network Security
10 3 (11.54%) ProCurve

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 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (69.23%) WAN
2 11 (42.31%) Firewall
3 5 (19.23%) BGP
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (19.23%) OSPF
4 4 (15.38%) DNS
4 4 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (15.38%) Wireless
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (11.54%) IPv6
5 3 (11.54%) NetScaler
5 3 (11.54%) Network Security
5 3 (11.54%) Unified Communications
5 3 (11.54%) VPN
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony
6 2 (7.69%) IPv4
6 2 (7.69%) VoIP
6 2 (7.69%) Wireshark
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Network Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Network Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) IT Support
3 3 (11.54%) Network Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Data Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Data Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.69%) IT Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Network Security Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Security Architect
4 2 (7.69%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Data Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Mitel Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 5 (19.23%) Blackberry
3 4 (15.38%) iPad
3 4 (15.38%) iPhone
4 3 (11.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) Windows
1 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
2 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
2 3 (11.54%) Network Design
2 3 (11.54%) Network Segmentation
3 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 2 (7.69%) Change Management
3 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (7.69%) Scrum
3 2 (7.69%) Threat Modelling
3 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
3 2 (7.69%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (7.69%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (3.85%) High Availability
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.85%) ITSM
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (34.62%) CCNP
3 6 (23.08%) CCNA
4 4 (15.38%) CCIE
5 3 (11.54%) CCDP
5 3 (11.54%) Degree
6 2 (7.69%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Icinga
2 2 (7.69%) Cacti
3 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Cisco
2 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
3 4 (15.38%) HP
4 3 (11.54%) Aruba
4 3 (11.54%) Brocade
4 3 (11.54%) Charles River
4 3 (11.54%) Citrix
4 3 (11.54%) Meraki
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) Mitel
4 3 (11.54%) Palo Alto
4 3 (11.54%) ProCurve
4 3 (11.54%) ServiceNow
4 3 (11.54%) Splunk
5 2 (7.69%) CyberArk
5 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
5 2 (7.69%) Varonis
6 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.85%) F5
6 1 (3.85%) Fortinet