Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 119 86
Rank change year-on-year +40 -33 -2
Contract jobs citing LAN 32 23 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.58% 0.78% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.31% 9.31% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 30
Edinburgh median daily rate £338 £319 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -6.25% -6.85%
10th Percentile £150 £146 £209
90th Percentile £538 £449 £437
Scotland median daily rate £288 £305 £325
% change year-on-year -5.74% -6.15% -16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £33.50
% change year-on-year -4.11% -45.52% +139.29%

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 209 247 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 10.31% 8.35% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 123 123
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +25.00% -5.41%
10th Percentile £213 £203 £210
90th Percentile £563 £561 £500
Scotland median daily rate £425 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Edinburgh median hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.16% -50.00% +162.93%
10th Percentile £21.25 £10.30 £30.50
90th Percentile £23.75 £32.50 £31.50
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £15.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year +26.98% -48.36% -23.75%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 24 (75.00%) WAN
2 22 (68.75%) Cisco
3 16 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (40.63%) CCNP
5 12 (37.50%) Firewall
5 12 (37.50%) Public Sector
6 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
6 11 (34.38%) Wireless
6 11 (34.38%) Windows
7 10 (31.25%) CCIE
7 10 (31.25%) VMware
8 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
8 9 (28.13%) CCNA
8 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (25.00%) Kanban
9 8 (25.00%) EMC
9 8 (25.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 8 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (25.00%) Avamar
10 7 (21.88%) BGP
11 6 (18.75%) MPLS
11 6 (18.75%) Linux
11 6 (18.75%) AWS
11 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (18.75%) VMware NSX
12 5 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (15.63%) F5

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 (6.25%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) JBoss
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) AWS
2 2 (6.25%) Office 365
3 1 (3.13%) Azure
3 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (75.00%) WAN
2 12 (37.50%) Firewall
3 11 (34.38%) Wireless
4 9 (28.13%) TCP/IP
5 7 (21.88%) BGP
6 6 (18.75%) MPLS
7 5 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (15.63%) OSPF
7 5 (15.63%) SAN
8 3 (9.38%) DNS
9 2 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (6.25%) DHCP
9 2 (6.25%) Skype
9 2 (6.25%) SNMP
9 2 (6.25%) SSH
9 2 (6.25%) VoIP
9 2 (6.25%) VPN
10 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (3.13%) DMVPN
10 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Hudson
General
1 12 (37.50%) Public Sector
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Law
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 8 (25.00%) Platform Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Senior Platform Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Deskside Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) IT Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) IT Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Migration Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.13%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Java EE
1 1 (3.13%) LDAP
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
2 8 (25.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 4 (12.50%) Private Cloud
4 2 (6.25%) Driving Licence
4 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
4 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
5 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Linux
3 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (15.63%) Unix
4 4 (12.50%) Solaris
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.25%) Android
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) Kanban
3 6 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (12.50%) BCP
4 4 (12.50%) Dashboard Development
4 4 (12.50%) DevOps
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 4 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.38%) Data Protection
5 3 (9.38%) Project Delivery
6 2 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.25%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (6.25%) High Availability
6 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.25%) Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Bash Shell
1 4 (12.50%) Perl
1 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 4 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (40.63%) CCNP
3 10 (31.25%) CCIE
4 9 (28.13%) CCNA
5 5 (15.63%) VCAP
5 5 (15.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.13%) Degree
6 1 (3.13%) MCP
6 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.13%) NCSC
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (18.75%) VMware NSX
4 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (12.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (3.13%) Firmware
5 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) Avamar
2 4 (12.50%) PowerCLI
2 4 (12.50%) SCCM
3 2 (6.25%) SCOM
4 1 (3.13%) Ansible
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (3.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) Cisco
2 10 (31.25%) VMware
3 8 (25.00%) EMC
4 5 (15.63%) F5
4 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 4 (12.50%) Fortinet
6 3 (9.38%) Mitel
7 2 (6.25%) Apple
7 2 (6.25%) Citrix
8 1 (3.13%) CA
8 1 (3.13%) Equitrac
8 1 (3.13%) Juniper
8 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.13%) Sophos