Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 86 95
Rank change year-on-year -23 +9 +8
Contract jobs citing LAN 26 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.88% 1.79% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.70% 21.15% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 19
Edinburgh median daily rate £313 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.41% -3.57% +12.90%
10th Percentile £146 £207 £147
90th Percentile £441 £440 £468
Scotland median daily rate £300 £350 £370
% change year-on-year -14.29% -5.41% +34.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £35.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -50.70% +153.57% -

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 243 227 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 8.18% 8.48% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 111 147
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £203 £210 £210
90th Percentile £549 £488 £477
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £15.50 £31.00 £11.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +162.93% -70.53%
10th Percentile £10.30 £30.50 £11.69
90th Percentile £32.50 £31.50 £11.90
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £31.93 £37.50
% change year-on-year -50.67% -14.87% +130.77%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 (57.69%) WAN
2 12 (46.15%) Cisco
3 9 (34.62%) CCNP
3 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (26.92%) CCNA
4 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
4 7 (26.92%) DNS
4 7 (26.92%) OSPF
4 7 (26.92%) BGP
5 6 (23.08%) Firewall
5 6 (23.08%) VMware
5 6 (23.08%) Windows
5 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (15.38%) Unified Communications
7 4 (15.38%) Mitel
7 4 (15.38%) Linux
7 4 (15.38%) ITIL
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 4 (15.38%) HP
7 4 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
8 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
8 3 (11.54%) Change Management
8 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (11.54%) CCDP
8 3 (11.54%) IPv6
8 3 (11.54%) VPN
8 3 (11.54%) DHCP

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 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) CMS
1 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) WAN
2 7 (26.92%) BGP
2 7 (26.92%) DNS
2 7 (26.92%) OSPF
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (23.08%) Firewall
4 4 (15.38%) Unified Communications
4 4 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (11.54%) DHCP
5 3 (11.54%) IPv6
5 3 (11.54%) VoIP
5 3 (11.54%) VPN
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (7.69%) EIGRP
6 2 (7.69%) Internet
6 2 (7.69%) IPv4
6 2 (7.69%) SMS
6 2 (7.69%) SNMP
6 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 2 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
General
1 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Network Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
2 4 (15.38%) Network Specialist
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) LDAP
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 2 (7.69%) iPad
2 2 (7.69%) iPhone
2 2 (7.69%) Private Cloud
2 2 (7.69%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.85%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Linux
3 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.69%) Unix
5 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (11.54%) Change Management
2 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
2 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
3 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 2 (7.69%) Kanban
3 2 (7.69%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (7.69%) Project Management
3 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.69%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (3.85%) Chat Support
4 1 (3.85%) DevOps
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%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (3.85%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) CCNP
1 9 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (26.92%) CCNA
3 3 (11.54%) CCDP
3 3 (11.54%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) CCIE
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) vSphere
4 2 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (7.69%) XenApp
5 1 (3.85%) BitLocker
5 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) NFS
5 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Icinga
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.85%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Cisco
2 6 (23.08%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
3 4 (15.38%) HP
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) Mitel
4 3 (11.54%) Aruba
4 3 (11.54%) Brocade
4 3 (11.54%) F5
4 3 (11.54%) ProCurve
5 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix
5 2 (7.69%) Fortinet
5 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.85%) Adobe
6 1 (3.85%) Apple
6 1 (3.85%) Charles River
6 1 (3.85%) NetApp
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com