Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 80 102
Rank change year-on-year -4 +22 -1
Contract jobs citing LAN 50 47 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.72% 2.18% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.25% 16.49% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 16
Edinburgh median daily rate £325 £350 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +23.89% +13.00%
10th Percentile £208 £153 £214
90th Percentile £420 £515 £413
Scotland median daily rate £325 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -13.33% +25.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £42.75 £14.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +205.36% -67.44% +43.33%

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 274 285 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 9.42% 13.22% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 150 105
Edinburgh median daily rate £364 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £206 £214
90th Percentile £544 £500 £492
Scotland median daily rate £358 £340 £330
% change year-on-year +5.15% +3.03% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Edinburgh median hourly rate £31.00 £33.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.46% +34.00% +38.89%
10th Percentile £30.50 £12.53 £12.35
90th Percentile £31.50 £52.12 £34.85
Scotland median hourly rate £27.50 £40.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -32.10% +131.43% -41.67%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for LAN.

1 44 (88.00%) WAN
2 41 (82.00%) Cisco
3 40 (80.00%) Firewall
4 33 (66.00%) Wireless
5 26 (52.00%) TCP/IP
6 25 (50.00%) BGP
7 20 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (40.00%) VPN
8 19 (38.00%) MPLS
9 16 (32.00%) Data Centre
10 13 (26.00%) SNMP
10 13 (26.00%) CCNA
11 12 (24.00%) CheckPoint
11 12 (24.00%) Internet
11 12 (24.00%) Project Management
11 12 (24.00%) SSH
11 12 (24.00%) Telecoms
11 12 (24.00%) Network Monitoring
12 11 (22.00%) F5
12 11 (22.00%) OSPF
13 10 (20.00%) CCNP
14 9 (18.00%) EIGRP
14 9 (18.00%) Citrix
14 9 (18.00%) DNS
14 9 (18.00%) Network Security
15 8 (16.00%) Finance
16 7 (14.00%) VMware
16 7 (14.00%) VLAN
16 7 (14.00%) Degree
16 7 (14.00%) Active Directory

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 3 (6.00%) JBoss
1 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) IaaS
1 2 (4.00%) PaaS
1 2 (4.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 44 (88.00%) WAN
2 40 (80.00%) Firewall
3 33 (66.00%) Wireless
4 26 (52.00%) TCP/IP
5 25 (50.00%) BGP
6 20 (40.00%) VPN
7 19 (38.00%) MPLS
8 13 (26.00%) SNMP
9 12 (24.00%) Internet
9 12 (24.00%) SSH
10 11 (22.00%) OSPF
11 9 (18.00%) DNS
11 9 (18.00%) EIGRP
11 9 (18.00%) Network Security
12 7 (14.00%) NetScaler
12 7 (14.00%) VLAN
13 6 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (12.00%) DHCP
14 5 (10.00%) IPsec
14 5 (10.00%) LDAP
General
1 12 (24.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (16.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (82.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (28.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 14 (28.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Platform Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Security Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Switch Engineer
3 3 (6.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco Support
4 2 (4.00%) Network Support
4 2 (4.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (4.00%) WAN Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco Consultant
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (2.00%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (6.00%) Java EE
2 3 (6.00%) SOAP
2 3 (6.00%) XML
2 3 (6.00%) XSLT
3 2 (4.00%) LAMP
3 2 (4.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 4 (8.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 3 (6.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.00%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.00%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) iPad
5 1 (2.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Linux
2 6 (12.00%) Windows
3 5 (10.00%) Unix
4 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) Network Monitoring
1 12 (24.00%) Project Management
2 6 (12.00%) Network Design
3 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.00%) Change Management
4 4 (8.00%) Data Centre Operations
4 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.00%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (6.00%) Data Security
5 3 (6.00%) Database Security
5 3 (6.00%) DevOps
5 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.00%) High Availability
5 3 (6.00%) Information Security
5 3 (6.00%) ITIL
5 3 (6.00%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (6.00%) Migration
6 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) Java
2 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (26.00%) CCNA
3 10 (20.00%) CCNP
4 7 (14.00%) Degree
5 6 (12.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.00%) CCIE
7 1 (2.00%) CCSA
7 1 (2.00%) CCSE
7 1 (2.00%) CISM
7 1 (2.00%) CISSP
7 1 (2.00%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.00%) VMware NSX
3 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.00%) vSphere
5 2 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Cacti
2 3 (6.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.00%) Ansible
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.00%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.00%) Nagios
3 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (82.00%) Cisco
2 12 (24.00%) CheckPoint
3 11 (22.00%) F5
4 9 (18.00%) Citrix
5 7 (14.00%) HP
5 7 (14.00%) VMware
6 5 (10.00%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.00%) Blue Coat
7 3 (6.00%) Fortinet
7 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.00%) Brocade
8 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.00%) Adobe
9 1 (2.00%) Charles River
9 1 (2.00%) EMC
9 1 (2.00%) McAfee
9 1 (2.00%) Mitel
9 1 (2.00%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow